In a remarkable display of skill and precision, 12-year-old junior player Oliver Whitehouse accomplished this feat during a match for his club, Bromsgrove Cricket Club, against Cookhill earlier this month.
In an astonishing over, Whitehouse took six wickets in six consecutive deliveries, an achievement known as a hat-trick. However, his exceptional performance did not stop there. Across two overs, he continued to dominate the opposition, taking a total of eight wickets without conceding a single run.
This remarkable display of talent by a young player like Whitehouse is a testament to his skill, focus, and ability to deliver under pressure. Such extraordinary achievements often leave a lasting impression in the cricketing world and mark the beginning of a promising career.
“I couldn’t believe the significance of what he had achieved,” Jayden Levitt, the first team captain of Bromsgrove Cricket Club told the BBC.
“It’s absolutely amazing to get a double hat-trick in one over is absolutely mind-blowing, it’s an amazing effort and I think he probably won’t realise the significance until he’s a lot older.”
Whitehouse, who described his feat as unbelievable, became something of a social media sensation with a Twitter post about his heroics garnering 45,000 views.
His sporting prowess should perhaps come as no surprise as his maternal grandmother is 1969 Wimbledon tennis champion Ann Jones.
(With Reuters inputs)