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Hat trick

In cricket, bowlers who took three wickets during a game with consecutive deliveries would be given a hat or cap – traditionally a bowler hat. This is the origin of the term hat trick. The bowler could then collect money from the crowd in the hat.


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, was passionate about cricket. He was captain of Portsmouth cricket team and once bowled out cricket legend W G Grace!