TIM Chamberlain realised a dream of all ten wickets in an innings and then celebrated by drinking a pint of Golden Duck Ale, writes Michael Knox.

The 34-year-old seamer claimed amazing figures of 10-13 in 7.3 overs for Warborough & Shillingford in their friendly match at home to the Captain Scott Invitation XI on Sunday.

Thanks to one of the best bowling analyses in the long history of the game, Warborough bowled the opposition out for 32 to earn an 85-run victory.

“It’s something I’ve dreamt of doing, but never thought I would achieve,” said Chamberlain, who played Premier League cricket for Henley ten years ago.

“We don’t cover our pitch at Warborough, so it was a helpful wicket on which to bowl after all the rain that fell on Saturday,” he added.

Amid all the mayhem, Chamberlain achieved a hat-trick which he did not realise at the time.

“I took a wicket with the last ball of one over and the first two of the next.

“But it was not until the batsmen had virtually left the ground following Dave Treacher’s catch that anybody realised it was a hat-trick.

It was only then that taking all ten wickets became a likelihood.

Chamberlain said: “I don’t know if Alan Tilley – the bowler at the other end – was under instructions, but most of his deliveries went wide of the stumps.

He eventually claimed his tenth victim by hitting the stumps for the eighth time, amid wild celebrations which ended with beer being drunk in the neighbouring Six Bells pub.

Chamberlain, who farms near Benson and plays hockey at Wallingford, said this achievement beat playing a Minor Counties Championship match for Berkshire against Oxfordshire at reading in 2006, when one of his victims was Banbury’s Craig Haupt.

“This is just unbelievable,” he said.