KNOX City opening bowler Matt Duguay hasn't been seen at training too much this season, but that didn't stop him notching some amazing figures against Templeton on Saturday.
The 23-year-old fast-medium bowler took two hat-tricks en route to taking 9-10 from 6.4 overs as his side bowled out Templeton for 36 runs in their RDCA E grade match at Schultz Reserve, Wantirna.
Duguay, who has played with the Tigers since he was 14, credited his success to bowling full, in-swinging deliveries to his hapless opponents.
"It was one of those days where everything worked," he said. "I'm good at bowling full at the stumps with inswing.
"It was amazing, hard to believe when it was all finished. I couldn't believe I took nine wickets, the most I'd taken previously was seven wickets."
Duguay's first hat-trick came after he got two wickets with the last two balls of an over, with the first ball of his next over he convinced the umpire to give a rare leg before wicket decision to earn the hat-trick.
"I was shocked because we don't usually get them in this competition where we don't have proper umpires," he said. "Our other opening bowler actually got a wicket in his over before my hat-trick. He got their captain out which was probably the most important wicket of the day.
"So I ended up bowling to the batsman who hadn't faced me. If I was bowling to their captain he probably would have blocked it."
Duguay also credited his girlfriend after the pair spoke on the phone pre game and she predicted he would take a few wickets.
He said his bowling exploits were still the talk of his teammates, especially on Facebook.
Duguay still hasn't committed to returning to training, even if the wet weather moves away.
"I haven't got to training yet because of a few things," he said. "A couple of times when it has rained in Thursday nights. "