Polished cricket ball with engraved sterling silver shield mounted onto it. Inscription reads, "PRESENTED BY / V. C. A. / TO / H. IRONMONGER / HAT TRICK / VIC. v ENGLAND / 1925". Ironmonger achieved this feat by cleaning out the English tail-enders during the 1st Innings. It was a Pyrrhic victory, however, since the English had already achieved a 1st Innings score of 500 runs. England went on to comprehensively win the match by an Innings and 271 runs. Overall, Ironmonger's bowling figures for the match were a respectable 5/93 - the only highlight in Victoria's performance.
0 - Whole: H: 65 W: 65 D: 65mm (H: 2 9/16 W: 2 9/16 D: 2 9/16")
Bert Ironmonger; 07 Apr 1882; 31 May 1971
Victorian Cricket Association
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by T H Ironmonger & M P O'Toole.