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South Burnett's best junior cricket talents lead charge

QUEENSLAND CRICKET CHAMPIONS: The Wide Bay under 16 cricket team celebrate after winning the State Junior Championships in Brisbane. The squad featured South Burnett juniors Sam Dennien, Simon Fairbairn, Lane Ferling and Stuart Robinson.
QUEENSLAND CRICKET CHAMPIONS: The Wide Bay under 16 cricket team celebrate after winning the State Junior Championships in Brisbane. The squad featured South Burnett juniors Sam Dennien, Simon Fairbairn, Lane Ferling and Stuart Robinson. Contributed

FOUR of the South Burnett's best junior cricket talents helped Wide Bay win the recent Queensland Junior Cricket Championships.

Kingaroy's Simon Fairbairn and Lane Ferling and Murgon's Sam Dennien and Stuart Robinson were part of the under-16 Wide Bay squad who emerged victorious at last week's state championships in Brisbane.

And Wide Bay was crowned the best U16s cricket region in the state after victory against Sunshine Coast in the last match of the championships.

The efforts of the four South Burnett players played a role in helping Wide Bay win the championships.

Simon Fairbairn took 2/21 from five overs during Wide Bay's win against Far North in the second match of the championships.

Stuart Robinson took 2/30 from 11 overs during his first game of the championships against South-East Queensland and top-scored with 40 during Wide Bay's must-win game against North Queensland.

Lane Ferling and Robinson both took wickets in Wide Bay's win against North Queensland while Sam Dennien top-scored with 26 in the Twenty20 victory against Metro South West.

Kingaroy's Lloyd Fairbairn attended the championships and said the overall win came down to the last game.

"Coming into the last day Wide Bay was sitting fourth on the table so they had to defeat Sunshine Coast and wait on other results," Fairbairn said.

"They had a convincing win and Gold Coast lost against Brisbane North which meant Wide Bay won the championships.

Fairbairn said the earlier win against North Queensland had been key to winning the championships.

"The key match was against North Queensland when Wide Bay were chasing 207 and were in trouble at 8/130," he said.

"Matthew Cornelius and Simon Fairbairn put on 73 and Wide Bay reached the total at the death which was edge-of-the-seat stuff."

South Burnett

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