A Hat trick in Cricket is a rare thing. In test Cricket there were none between 1961 and 1976. After that one in ’76 there wouldn’t be another until 1988. There have been 41 Test Hat tricks ever and only 36 in there history of One Day Internationals. These six are some of the greatest England hat tricks from both formats of the game, that have been televised at least, which does at least limit how long ago we can go back to find these.
Stuart Broad – 2011
There was a time in Stuart Broad’s career when you weren’t sure if he would come back from being hit for Six Sixes in an over, but he did, and by did he. He developed a knack of collecting crucial test wickets and this one against India, all be it with a slice of luck was his first in test hat trick. If the Indians had agreed to the review system in this series they would have been fine, but they didn’t and they paid the price for their backwardsness.
Darren Gough – 1999
An Ashes Hat trick is a special thing, and this one from Darren Gough is an absolute beauty. It was ultimately in a loosing effort but there were stumps everywhere with this one an absolute ripper!
Andrew Flintoff – 2009
To my mind Andrew Flintoff is in the top 20 players ever to ‘don an England Shirt, explosive with the bat and deadly with the ball. Arguably the greatest all-rounder in England history. This particular effort sealed England’s One Day International series victory against the West Indies in 2009. Here’s the full over for good measure.
Dominic Cork -1995
This is the First Hattrick I remember as a boy, All rounder Dominic Cork, face clad in white sun block cleaned up West Indies skipper Richie Richardson, before a pair of LBWs to Junior Murray and Carl Hooper. Magic Stuff
James Anderson – 2003
This hat-trick at the Oval was in Anderson’s first year in the England side, where he was a young up and coming seamer. Less than 12 months previous he couldn’t get a game for his county but the Burnley express enjoyed a rapid rise to fame which culminated in this. Apologies for the poor quality, some people just can’t hold a camera up to a telly properly this day in age.
Matthew Hoggard – 2004
A Hat Trick in the West Indies doesn’t necessarily mean what it used to do in Test Cricket but Hoggard removed some of the great and the good of West Indian cricket with this effort. First disposing of Ramnaresh Sarwan, then sending the legend that is Shivnarine Chanderpaul back to the dressing room for a blob and Ryan Hinds bit the dust to complete the rout. The West Indies collapsed to 94 all out in this game.