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Cricket: Shepherds Bush captain Andrew Wilson pleased for Dexter Marsh after hat-trick in Middlesex County Premier Division against Highgate

PUBLISHED: 10:00 15 May 2018

A close-up view of a cricket scoreboard (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

A close-up view of a cricket scoreboard (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Despite impressive feat, weather saw game abandoned

Shepherds Bush skipper Andrew Wilson says Dexter Marsh’s hat-trick against Highgate in the Middlesex County Premier Division was just reward for an excellent spell of bowling.

Marsh dismissed William Bowley, Liam Knight and Syed Muazam Ali with consecutive deliveries that helped him finish with figures of 6-31.

That also helped reduce Highgate to 89-8 before the weather intervened and forced the match to be abandoned.

Bush will no doubt have been disappointed to see the fixture called off because of the weather, but Wilson was still happy to look back fondly on Marsh’s feat.

“With the weather around, we won the toss and elected to bowl and were immediately buoyed by Dexter taking a wicket with the first ball of the game for the second week in a row,” said Wilson.

“The opening duo of Dexter and Samuel followed that up with niggling accuracy, ensuring the Highgate batsmen were unable to settle.

“Patience and pressure were eventually rewarded by Dexter taking his second wicket.

“He had clearly found his rhythm and dismissed the next batsmen first ball, leaving him with the opportunity of a coveted hat-trick.

“The field was set close as always with the usually anti-climatic hat-trick ball. However, Dexter attacked the crease and the batsmen, trapping him in front of middle.

“As the inevitable rise of the umpire’s finger came, we mobbed Dexter as he recorded his first ever hat-trick and the first I have seen at the Bush.

“It was a phenomenal spell of bowling, Dexter continuing to relentlessly attack the stumps and claiming his reward.”

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