Picking a hat-trick takes a lot of time, patience and luck in any form or level of cricket. Victorian third-grade cricketer Nick Gooden achieved it three times. In a match between Yallourn and Latrobe in Central Gippsland cricket competition, Gooden did the unthinkable. He snatched eight wickets in 10 balls to end with figures of 8 for 17. He picked a hat-trick in the first innings, following it by picking five in five. <p></p> <p></p>Six of his victims were bowled, while one was leg-before. This was his first match after a one-year injury layoff. Self-claimed 'right-arm medium plop' Gooden credited the groundsmen for giving him a green top to bowl on. <p></p> <p></p>Speaking to <em>Weekend Sunrise</em>, Gooden said: There's nothing special about it there's definitely no pace involved." <p></p> <p></p><strong>On his bowling plan</strong> <p></p> <p></p>"The general plan when we got out there was just to get off as quick as we could so we could get on the frothies. I said to the boys 'let's just roll through these guys and get off and have a beer'. I think we were having a beer at about three o'clock." <p></p> <p></p><strong>On his newfound fame <p></p> <p></p></strong>"My wife's told me to keep a bit of a lid on it."