A couple of days ago we re-lived Darren Gough's hat-trick in the Sydney test of 1999. It was a momentous event for a number of reasons, not least that there have only been eight hat-tricks in Ashes history and only two since the 1903-04 series.
|FR Spofforth||VPFA Royle, FA Mackinnon, T.Emmett||Aus||Melbourne||1878-79|
|W Bates||PS McDonnell, G Giffen, GJ Bonnor||Eng||Melbourne||1882-83|
|J Briggs||WF Giffen, ST Callaway, JM Blackham||Eng||Sydney||1891-92|
|JT Hearne||C Hill, SE Gregory, MA Noble||Eng||Leeds||1899|
|H Trumble||AO Jones, JR Gunn, SF Barnes||Aus||Melbourne||1901-02|
|H Trumble||BJT Bosanquet, PF Warner, AFA Lilley||Aus||Melbourne||1903-04|
|SK Warne||PAJ DeFreitas, D Gough, DE Malcolm||Aus||Melbourne||1994-95|
|D Gough||IA Healy, SCG MacGill, CR Miller||Eng||Sydney||1998-99|
The great Australian spinner Hugh Trumble is the only man with two hat-tricks, both at his home ground of Melbourne, where five of the eight hat-tricks took place.
Of course, being English and having been present when Gough achieved his feat, we took great pleasure in re-living it and including a video of the event on the post. To re-dress the balance, here is the video of Shane Warne's hat-trick at Melbourne in the 1994-95 series. Don't expect us to watch it though...