Triple hat trick and Lawrence lose
By TONY WHITE
A HAT trick is the holy grail for every bowler.
Three wickets in a row is always a talking point and extremely rare in local cricket circles.
But what about when it comes to five wickets in a row?
In-form Lawrence bowler Scott Davis came up with an amazing five wickets from five successive balls in the match against Yamba on Saturday.
Davis finished with the great figures of 8-16 off 8.1 overs.
Davis, or 'Mavis' to his mates, has been in terrific form this season but history buffs were checking the records to see if his weekend's feat was unique in the Lower Clarence first grade competition.
Regardless it was some spell and a day Davis will long remember.
Despite Davis's heroics Yamba scored a first innings win over Lawrence when they scored 70 to Lawrence's 43.
For Yamba openers Dan Kirk and Braden Dinham set the platform for their team's total.
Kirk made 17 and junior representative player Dinham complining a top score of 32.
The remainder of Yamba's batsman fell to Davis's magical spell.
Terry Lewis was Lawrence's other wicket taker with 2-21 off eight overs.
Lawrence begain its innings disasterously losing four wickets with the ad- dition of just one run.
Dan Butt top scored in the middle order with 21 but the remainder of the team were skittled cheaply.
Evan Rice was Yamba's leading wicket taker with 4-6 off just three overs sending Davis (0), Martin Kelsall (1), Brian Wright (0) and Terry Lewis (0) back to the pavilion cheaply.
Top line bowler Mark Valette took 2-6 off eight overs including four maidens and Rob Becker snared 3-13 off six overs.
Phil Kelly finished with 1-17 from five overs.
Wickets tumbled like nine pins in the match with bowlers from both sides taking advantage of the favourable conditions.