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."