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Ipswich Grammar mates share state milestone

Sam Fellows, Brent Potbury, Charlie Davies, Justin Dawes and Carlin Anderson were part of the state title-winning Met West cricket team.
Sam Fellows, Brent Potbury, Charlie Davies, Justin Dawes and Carlin Anderson were part of the state title-winning Met West cricket team. Sarah Harvey

FOUR Ipswich Grammar cricketers graduated last week with an honour not achieved by an IGS cricketer for more than a decade.

Sam Fellows, Charlie Davies, Brent Potbury and Carlin Anderson and year 11 student Justin Dawes all shared in the glory of a Queensland championship as part of the Met West Open team.

The boys won all three of their games against Peninsula, Wide Bay and Darling Downs at the Queensland titles in October to be crowned champions of the prestigious carnival.

As a bonus, Fellows was named in the Queensland squad to contest the upcoming national championships.

Fellows said it was a great way to leave his school sporting career behind.

"I've never been part of a winning state championship team before so that was a great feeling," Fellows said.

"Not only to win it but to do it with your mates from school really made it a dream come true.

"We enjoyed the moment and now we'll have that memory of school."

Fellows, who has already achieved Queensland honours at under age level, said the success came down to hard work and meeting realistic goals.

"At the start of the carnival we set ourselves goals of building good partnerships together and as a group we really achieved that," Fellows said.

"Met West has normally finished mid-table at this competition so it was great to get up there and get the name engraved on the trophy.

"Basically we just played good cricket. But it was good to have a lot of school mates in the team because it helps when you know the game of your team mates really well."

IGS cricket co-ordinator Aaron Moore said the boys should be proud to have achieved such an honour. He expected them to go on to bigger things after school.

"It's a hard tournament to win because it's over in three days," Moore said.

"It's not unusual to win all of your games and finish second on percentage.

"There are a lot of good cricketers in that group that hopefully can go on after school now and do good things.

"A couple are already playing first or second grade cricket in Brisbane.

"All four of the graduating kids love the game and I think they apply themselves and get the opportunity then there is a possibility one or more could make it to first-class cricket one day."

Topics:  ipswich grammar, ipswich junior sport




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