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Watch: Overton, Trescothick combine for incredible Somerset hat-trick

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Fast bowler Craig Overton became the second Somerset player in as many days to claim a hat-trick as Somerset claimed victory over Nottinghamshire at Taunton – and this one was extra special (sorry, Tom Abell).

After Abell’s hat-trick on day two, England international Overton followed suit in the second over of the third day in Somerset’s final Specsavers County Championship outing of 2018.

Ben Slater (49), Samit Patel (0) and Rikki Wessels (0) were the victims in Somerset’s 20th hat-trick in Championship history, and it proved a memorable moment as Somerset legend Marcus Trescothick grabbed all three catches at second slip in a remarkable passage of play.

Marcus Trescothick has penned fresh terms with his beloved Somerset

The former England international’s three grapples came the day after the 42-year-old announced he would be penning a new one-year deal at the county, with 2019 set to be his 27th campaign for the Taunton-based club. Incredible.

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