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No, a hat trick is a wicket with each of three consecutive balls by the bowler1. They can be split across overs, or even across innings in a two innings match, but it has to be three consecutive balls. For avoidance of doubt, there is no definition within the Laws of Cricket (or even any playing conditions in common use that I'm aware of) for exactly what a ...


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No - the batsman can only be out if he hits the ball with the bat, or a hand holding the bat, whilst in the commission of a stroke. If he is not holding the bat, and the ball strikes the bat, it's not out. See section 8 of the relevant law - http://www.lords.org/mcc/laws-of-cricket/laws/law-6-the-bat/ Depending on the circumstances, it could be obstructing ...


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There are a significant number of athletes who have professional careers longer than 24 years. Going for the longest by sport: Basketball: Robert Parish, 21 years American Football: George Blanda, 26 years Baseball: Cap Anson and Nolan Ryan, 27 years Ice hockey: Gordie Howe, 33 years, including 1972 when Howe didn't play. If Howe's one shift for the ...



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