Michael Neser of Glamorgan finished with 7/32, including a hat-trick, as the hosts seized a 139-run lead in the first innings against Yorkshire in the ongoing County Championship. Yorkshire were dismissed for 106, and Jonny Bairstow was not out on 20. After being omitted for the upcoming Ashes 2023 series, he consequently raised the eyebrows of the Australian selectors, resulting in a future selection conundrum.
Glamorgan scored 245 runs in their first innings, while Neser’s swing and velocity ruined Yorkshire’s first-innings effort. By the end of Day 2, the visitors had reached 57/2 and held a 196-run advantage.
In Yorkshire’s first innings since Bairstow’s leg injury in September 2022, he smashed a pair of breathtaking boundaries. Neser then began performing his duties by dismissing Dawid Malan for 25 points. In the same manner, he dismissed George Hill and Dom Bess.
Later, the Australian bowler eliminated Jordan Thompson for his first-ever seven-wicket haul. Ben Coad, the final competitor, was eliminated by a direct hit from Kiran Carlson.
It is a special occasion when the first first-class hat trick is scored: Neser Michael Naser reflected on his first hat trick in the first-class for Yorkshire. He stated that achieving his first first-class hat trick and second in his career was a momentous occasion. He then elaborated on how he was able to take wickets during the rain-soaked match.
“It’s a special occasion to score my second career hat trick (after one in the Big Bash) in first-class cricket. Neser told BBC Sport Wales, “The out-swinger wasn’t doing much, so I bowled one ‘innie’ and it went quite big; I decided to stick with it and it worked.”
“I was about to attempt to strike the stumps when the ball swung sufficiently. “We’re in a great position, and our batters did a fantastic job in the first innings on a difficult pitch,” he added.