The chances of winning the Powerball lottery is greater than one chance in 134 million.
The chance of Jono Nicholls taking three wickets in a game is significantly higher based on the fact that he has only previously taken one wicket in his whole cricketing life.
Well miracles do happen and Jono took three wickets in the Hornets win away to Boorowa on the weekend.
What was even more amazing was that it included the scalp of young Test aspiring batsman Phil Coggins.
Kai Steele after the game was asked if Jono was now going to become the Hornets front-line bowler, he replied that lotto winners rarely win two weeks in a row!
Hornets captain Kai Steele for a change won the toss and decided to bat first on a hot and windy day.
New opener Shane Abnett got on with the runs early being prepared to hit anything pitched up straight down the ground, Kai Steele played the traditional role of playing good defence and picking up the singles.
After an opening partnership of 64, Abnett was first to go when caught behind by Simon Pye off Stuart Gay for 29.
A promising start was then lost as Hornets wickets started to tumble, Ben Davis (2), Jeff Brown (1), James Woodhead (6) all went cheaply.
It was then left to Steele and the tail to get some respectability.
After drinks Jack Nicholls was next to go for 10, being caught by Chris McIntosh off Archie Gay. Koby Bradshaw (11) showed his intention with a four and then a big six over the mid-wicket fence before being stumped going for another one.
Jack Glover (2) never really tried out his new bat before hitting a leg side drive to Stuart Gay off Archie Gay. Steele during all this was starting to show frustration at being left stranded, he continued to hit the bad ball for 4.
He was finally out for 76 being bowled by youngster Archie Gay. This was Archie's fifth wicket for the match.
Paul Potts opened his account with a reverse sweep just over the head of point fieldsman to the roar of the crowd.
Beau Abnett was next out, bowled for 5. Jono Nicholls joined Potts for the tenth wicket with large sums of money riding on the outcome of the first ball he faced.
To the chant of duck, duck, duck Nicholls hit a rank full toss to the mid-wicket boundary and promptly raised his bat in salute to the crowd. Nicholls was finally out for 10, Potts not out 2 and Hornets all out for 162.
Boorowa's innings got off to a slow start with Chris Mcintosh and Simon Pye keen just to see Hornets openers Jeff Brown and James Woodhead off. However Brown was able to remove Pye (8) to a good skied catch taken by Ben Davis.
Great captaincy by Kai Steele where he was able to dry the runs up by employing deep cover and a deep mid-wicket which turned fours into only singles.
At the mid-point drinks break McIntosh and Archie Gay had Boorowa crawling to just 1 for 52, still needing another 111 to win.
This was ultimately the match winning move as after drinks Boorowa started to lose wickets going for runs. Jack Nicholls chimed in with the wickets of Gay (23), Chris Dwyer (1) - brilliantly caught one handed by Shane Abnett, and McIntosh (32). With the game virtually in the bag, captain Steele then looked to give the other non-bowlers a go, heaven forbid Jono Nicholls was given a go.
In a two over spell he had three wickets. First was Ben Klose (0) and then Phil Coggin. Coggin trudged slowly out to the crease with the weight of Boorowa on his shoulders, promptly had his middle stump knocked out, and then even slower trudged off. Nicholls then repeated the treatment to Stuart Gay.
With a little chit chat going on between some Hornet players and not out batsman Cameron Johnson, Jeff Brown returned to the attack and promptly knocked his stumps over and gave him a good old fashion Hornets send off.
Boorowa all out for 109. Jack Nicholls took 3 for 18, Jono Nicholls 3 for 12 and Jeff Brown 2 for 6.
Photo : Bowler Jack Nicholls and pie thrower Jono Nicholls who each took three wickets.