CQ mates rack up centuries against hapless Downs team

SCORING a century is a special achievement at any point in a cricketer's career, so for two Gladstone teenagers to achieve the mark in the same innings it was something quite special.

The Glen's Ricky Sawyer and Yaralla's Harry Fordyce have played a lot together and against each other throughout their time in the sport, and for the two to notch a century was a moment they will not forget, especially considering it was a representative match.

Playing for Central Queensland, the pair was in Brisbane playing against Darling Downs in a one-day match, with the dual centuries leading the way to an easy victory.

For Fordyce, the achievement went one step further: it was the first time he'd reached three figures, and his 142, amazingly came off just 84 balls. "It was my first century, it was pretty awesome," Fordyce said.

Living at boarding school in Rockhampton and playing predominantly in the local competition these days, Fordyce's family still lives in Gladstone and think of him as a local.

Smashing the Darling Downs attack all over the park, Fordyce had a memorable moment in the middle, being congratulated by Sawyer.

"He was out there when I got my century, but I was out when he got to his," Fordyce said.

Sawyer, having scored centuries in the past, was not left out of the special moments himself, his 104 coming from 116 balls - his first ton at the Central Queensland representative level.

"This is my fourth (century); that was my second at representative level and my first for CQ," Sawyer said.

"It was just before Christmas," he said, a great present for both of the players.

Now it's back to local fixtures for the rest of the 2013-14 season, and the pair must maintain their form for their clubs.

The next step for representative matches is playing for Gladstone and Rockhampton, where the two are likely to be facing off rather than helping each other score centuries.



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