Hat-trick hero's devastating spell with the cherry

HOWZAT: Kade Horan claimed 5-32 in Saturday's 50 over rep match against Mackay.
HOWZAT: Kade Horan claimed 5-32 in Saturday's 50 over rep match against Mackay. Chris Ison ROK300116ccricket7

CRICKET: In the space of three balls, CQ Centurions under-21s skipper Kade Horan skittled Mackay's lower order to claim the Saturday spoils.

Only 30-odd short, Horan produced three stunning yorkers to clean sweep the tail and claim a hat-trick and a precious five-fa.

It is only the third five wicket haul of his career, but incredibly his second hat-trick.

"Over all I didn't think we played that well and I was worried about getting the win, at the time it was just a bonus,” Horan said.

"But that night I was thinking about it and I definitely went to bed feeling content.

"To get a win like that, it comes along pretty rarely.

"Their opening bat was still out there and looking dangerous, so it was nice to wrap up the tail. I hit the middle stump three times in a row.”

Horan's day started started ideally with the cherry and finished even better.

"I opened the bowling and actually got a wicket first ball. Caught behind. Then they picked up the scoring rate and I jagged another scalp,” he added.

"Our batters did well to post 269 and it was enough in the end.”

Horan, who played for the now folded Brothers, joined the Gracemere Bulls for this season and is enjoying the time at his adopted club.

"Really enjoying it here, they have been very supportive. I knew most of the guys from playing against them,” he said.

"They got the best of us a lot last year so I guess it is good to be part of them.

"Hopefully I can take this form into club cricket.”

Central Queensland cricket is back to normal this weekend, with the representative season continuing the following Saturday.

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