PNG cricketer, Norman Vanua starred with the ball for Runaway Bay as he claimed his maiden hat-trick to steam-roll last year’s grand finalists Southport Labrador.
Day one of round 3 in the Cricket Gold Coast Premier Division saw
Vanua’s amazing hat-trick began with the removal of one of the opening batsman, caught at first slip followed by a rising delivery that brushed the gloves through to the keeper.
Vanua completed his hat-trick with a peach of a delivery that swung in and cut away to up root the middle stump.
Vanua’s hat-trick setup the day for Runaway Bay as they skittled Southport Labrador for 77 runs.
At stumps Runaway Bay were 4 down for 57 with Lega Siaka one of the four victims.
Vanua ended the day with impressive figures of 3 for 18 off his 11 overs.