Brent Potbury scored 167 for Ipswich Logan second grade cricket over the weekend.
Brent Potbury scored 167 for Ipswich Logan second grade cricket over the weekend. Sarah Harvey

Wests' loss proves Hornets' gain

BRENT Potbury's goals were modest when he arrived for pre-season training with the Ipswich Logan Hornets.

"The goal was to go to Brisbane and try my best and get some experience under my belt," the 17-year-old said.

"I was going down just to have a go and see how far I could get."

Even now, after a 167 not out knock that would have most demanding a spot in the top grade, Potbury remains down-to-earth.

"It'd be nice to crack first grade," he said.

"But it would be good to stay in seconds a bit longer to get more experience."

Potbury's celebrations on reaching his ton and his 150 were understated and he was disappointed the Hornets (5-353) could not transfer his big innings into a win.

Souths held on to be 8-271 at stumps on Sunday.

"We were a little bit disappointed," Potbury said. "But if we didn't bat that long we mightn't have had enough runs."



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