This makes the 42-year-old the only outfielder in over 100 years to be part of three consecutive dismissals in as many balls after GJ Thompson of Northamptonshire in 1914.
This makes the 42-year-old the only outfielder in over 100 years to be part of three consecutive dismissals in as many balls after GJ Thompson of Northamptonshire in 1914.

Former England opener Marcus Trescothick, who extended his contract with Somerset for one more year, registered a unique record in Somerset’s final 2018 County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Wednesday, claiming all three catches in  Craig Overton’s hat-trick.

This makes the 42-year-old the only the second outfielder in over 100 years to be part of three consecutive dismissals in as many balls after GJ Thompson of Northamptonshire in 1914.

Overton’s exploits comes after a day Somerset captain Tom Abell claimed a hatrick.

Nottinghamshire started the third day on 115 for three but within 10 minutes the hosts had been reduced to 119 for six as Somerset, the First Division runners-up behind champions Surrey, surge to an innings and 146-run win.

Left-hander Ben Slater fell for 49 when he edged the ninth ball of the day to Trescothick at second slip.

The next two balls produced near identical dismissals, with right-handers Samit Patel and Riki Wessels nicking into the safe hands of Trescothick, who at the age of 42 has signed a new contract that will extend his career with south-west county Somerset into a 27th year in 2019.

This was Overton’s second first class hat-trick, after he took one for MCC against the-then champion county Middlesex in Abu Dhabi last year.

(With AFP inputs)