Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

LEGACY IS FIRST CLASS; Gannon's Cannon Continues Tradition of Greats

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

LEGACY IS FIRST CLASS; Gannon's Cannon Continues Tradition of Greats

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Byline: JAY BUCHAN

CAMERON Gannon is continuing a legacy of Ipswich cricketing excellence.

The Ipswich product and Queensland Bulls fast bowler will be guest speaker at the Ipswich Treloar Shield and McCasker Trophy presentation on February 4 at the North Ipswich Bowls Club, where he hopes to pass on a little bit of what he has learned.

Gannon's rise has astounded even himself and he provides a great example for any up-and-coming cricketer to follow.

A classy first grade club bowler for Brisbane Wests last summer, Gannon took his chance when given a shot at higher honours this season.

C[pounds sterling]I was just happy to be training in the (Queensland Academy) squad really,C[yen] the secondary education and human movement student said.

C[pounds sterling]I wanted to play well in my first game of cricket and see where that took me.C[yen]

In his first game for the academy he took a hat trick and has subsequently played in three Sheffield Shield matches for the Bulls, including their last outing against NSW at Blacktown, where he took four wickets.

C[pounds sterling]It was an absolute shock,C[yen] he said of getting called into the Bulls team.

C[pounds sterling]But you know, you have to take it in your stride and just know you've done the work.C[yen]

It was playing junior club and representative cricket for Ipswich that he developed the skills and hunger that have fuelled his success. As a Brothers junior and Ipswich Grammar student it is not surprising he has used Shane Watson as a role model.

C[pounds sterling]Treloar Shield and McCasker Trophy played a massive part in my development as a cricketer,C[yen] Gannon said.

C[pounds sterling]Growing up playing in Ipswich I got to play against a lot of very good cricketers.C[yen]

Among them are fellow Brisbane first graders such as Adam O'Sullivan, Haydn Murray and Bryce Carseldine. …

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