Xavier Crone took two wickets in two balls in a memorable opening day to his first-class career.
The former Strathfieldsaye fast bowler was on a hat-trick after he dismissed New South Wales' duo Jason Sangha and Jack Edwards with consecutive balls on the first day of play at the SCG on Saturday.
Crone was wicketless in his first spell for Victoria in the opening session, but he struck two big blows after lunch.
Fittingly, it was another former BDCA player - James Seymour - who played a hand in Crone's first wicket.
Sangha tried to play a pull shot to a well directed short-ball from Crone, but Seymour moved quickly to his left at forward square-leg and took a sharp catch.
An elated Crone embraced Seymour as he celebrated his first wicket for Victoria at Shield level.
Next ball, Crone produced a delivery that every fast bowler dreams of.
His first ball to Edwards was a perfect leg-cutter that pitched on middle and off stump, straightened past the New South Welshman's bat and clipped the off stump.
Crone raised his right arm in delight and was mobbed by his Victorian team-mates.
Former Australian Test wicket-keeper Peter Nevill saw off Crone's hat-trick ball.
"I was pretty nervous,'' Crone said.
"One of the great things here in Victoria is we have guys like Jimmy Pattinson out there running around with us. He certainly helped calm me down at certain stages and gave me the confidence to go out there and do what I know I can do.
"The first wicket was pretty lucky and then the second one came out alright.
"On the hat-trick ball I was pretty nervous and I didn't know what was going on.
"I think I missed my run-up in about eight different steps. It would have been nice to get it (the hat-trick), but still just rapt to be out here."
NSW was bowled out for 233, with Crone finishing with the figures of 2-32 off 10 overs.
Seymour fell for a golden duck when he was bowled on the first ball of the Victoria innings.
Steady rain in Sydney on Sunday meant the entire second day was washed out. Victoria will resume at 3-68 on Monday morning.
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