Ipswich players star in Stormers' carnival win

IPSWICH players have played a major role in South East Queensland claiming the Denni Schafer Trophy in Bundaberg.

Troy Salton and Brian Drager took the under-15 SEQ Stormers Development team, featuring five Ipswich-based players, to Bundaberg on January 6 for the Queensland Country Junior Carnival.

SEQ finished undefeated with wins over Wide Bay, Bundaberg, Bundaberg Academy, Gold Coast and Darling Downs.

In the opening game against Wide Bay Joel Gillet hit 116 and Al Mival 54, putting on 157 together, after Jack Trace had taken 3-4 with the ball.

Trace claimed 3-24 in the next game, against Bundaberg Academy and Nick Verrenkamp hit 82.

Against Gold Coast it seemed as if Ipswich was heading for its first defeat before Trace made his mark.

Gold Coast was 0-92 chasing 215 when Trace dismissed the top three batsmen, before finishing with 5-26 as Ipswich got home.

His efforts throughout the tournament earned Trace the SEQ best bowler award for the carnival.

Verrenkamp was named SEQ player of the carnival.

Trace was also rewarded with a place in the Queensland Country under-15 merit team, which played a T20 match against a Bundaberg U16 side, in which he took three wickets.

Ipswich stars

  • Al Mival: 1 wicket, 93 runs
  • Jack Freeman: 7 wickets, 11 runs
  • Jack Trace: 13 wickets, 19 runs
  • Joel Gillett: 167 runs
  • Nick Verrenkamp: 1 wicket, 111 runs

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