Sadiq Khan hat-trick helps Sunderland University Cricket Club to first outdoor win in six years against Hull University
Sunderland University 159 all out (38 overs): James Hannon 46, Robbie Newman 27; Chris Wentworth 2-27
Hull University 73 all out (25.3 overs): Sadiq Khan 5-0, Anthony Hannon 2-10, Rhys Slater 2-2-18.
Sadiq Khan took 5 wickets in 9 balls without going for a run to spin Sunderland to victory against Hull yesterday afternoon.
It was a cold morning in Seaham with the visitors choosing to field first, openers Kieron Gilmour and Robbie Newman got off to a steady, free-scoring start.
Wickets then began to tumble with Sunderland seemingly struggling at 90/6 when Hamza Tahir fell run out first ball of his innings.
James and Anthony Hannon rebuilt the innings then some clean hitting from the former, led Sunderland to a competitive 159 all out.
Sunderland came out for the second half full of confidence, knowing early wickets would be crucial.
This is exactly what they got too, with a testing opening spell from Henry Sennett and Anthony Hannon, reducing the visitors to 31/3.
Hull never really recovered after their start, and some good bowling from captain Rhys Slater and fielding from Sunderland then left Hull 57/5 when the ball was thrown to leg spinner Sadiq Khan.
Khan then took a hattrick in his first over, meaning the game was all but over for Hull.
He then finished the game himself the over later, leaving Hull 73 all out and a Sunderland win by 86 runs.
Sunderland University CC’s next game is at home to Northumbria on the 18th May at Seaham Harbour CC.