SOMERSET cricketer Lewis Gregory enjoyed an outstanding Big Bash League debut on Sunday, taking three wickets in two overs as Brisbane Heat defeated Hobart Hurricanes.

Gregory was not able to play until this point, as he had to self-isolate upon his arrival in Australia having been part of the England camp in South Africa last month, but he certainly made his first appearance worth the wait.

Batting first, visitors Hurricanes had passed the 50-run mark when all-rounder Gregory entered the fray in the eighth over, and had Australian international D'Arcy Short caught off his third delivery.

Even better was to come in the 10th over, as Gregory accounted for fellow Englishman - and the world's number one T20 batsman - Dawid Malan and then Pete Handscomb off consecutive balls.

That left Hurricanes on 66-4, and their total of 148-7 overhauled by the Heat with four wickets to spare.

After reaching 76 without loss, the hosts were struggling on 102-6 (Gregory only contributing one run), but Jimmy Peirson and James Bazley saw them home.

Gregory now has 500 career wickets across all three formats, and will play Hurricanes again on Wednesday (8.15am start, UK time).