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Bad luck cuts reliable Brady

DOWN AND OUT: Gympie Gold XI all-rounder Trevor Brady will likely be out for the remainder of the season after an accident with a chainsaw. He exits as the side goes to the one-day final.
DOWN AND OUT: Gympie Gold XI all-rounder Trevor Brady will likely be out for the remainder of the season after an accident with a chainsaw. He exits as the side goes to the one-day final. James Loose

AN ALTERCATION with a chainsaw has left Gympie Gold XI all-rounder and pillar of strength Trevor Brady on crutches while his side lines up for a final.

A season-ending work accident on Monday saw Brady slice his foot, through his work boot, with a chainsaw.

Brady was taken to hospital and admitted to surgery Tuesday.

Gold skipper Kaden Dickfos said the damage was so severe that his foot had to be pinned back together.

He said it was doubtful the all-rounder would return to the pitch this season.

Dickfos said Brady was usually only available every third week because of work commitments, but the week he was free to play gave a guaranteed boost to the team.

"He's pretty important when he is avaialble," Dickfos said.

It's believed Brady has returned home from hospital and is on crutches and in a foot brace.

Meanwhile, the Gold will wake this morning to news on the state of the wicket at Maroochydore after heavy rain yesterday threatened to wash out day two of their Sunshine Coast A-grade away match.

Dickfos said that if today's play went ahead the Gold would ensure their focus was set squarely on taking out today's final innings before then giving thought to the confrontation with the Caboolture Snakes during tomorrow's one-day final.

The A-grade unit was confident that the transition between matches would not effect their game.

Their main goal would be to bat out their 50 overs as hard and fast as usual. 

"We are definitely an attacking team and one-day games suit the way we play," Dickfos said.

Dickfos said the line-up for the grand final looked good despite the loss of Brady, with a mix of young and old complementing to the side's dynamics.

Top order batsmen Steven Brady and Lewis Waugh will get the show on the road and make a move towards a hefty set of early runs.

With the help of Joshua Brady in the middle to capitalise on the score, the plans are to notch up a competitive total of 230-plus runs.

Equally, bowlers Travis Chandler, Troy Ashton and Josh Brady will be relied on to strike hard and grab early wickets.

Dickfos said the Gold would be looking to take frequently dominant Snakes Rod Gibbs and Luke Schmelzkoph, whom Dickfos said the team relied on heavily.

Dickfos said the Gold wouldn't be fooling themselves, knowing Caboolture boasted a solid and experienced outfit and have featured in a one-day final for the past five years.

Tomorrow will be the first time the teams have faced off this year after a washed-out match earlier this season canned their chances of meeting. The last time the Gold played Caboolture in a grand final was two years ag. The Gold snatched the title at Caboolture's home grounds.

If tomorrow's final is washed out, it will be re-scheduled to February 8. Dickfos said the Gold hoped for strong support. Spots were available on their supporters' bus.

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Gold XI Grand Final

1. Lewis Waugh

2. Steven Brady

3. Joshua Brady

4. Kaden Dickfos

5. ravis Chandler

6. Troy Ashton

7. Danny Shepperson

8. Max Carlton

9. Ash Lawless

10. Shaun Savage

11. Zach Gagen

12.Brycen Mitchell

Gold two-day

1. Danny Shepperson

2. Steven Brady

3. Lewis Waugh

4. Joshua Brady

5. Max Carlton

6. Troy Ashton

7. Travis Chandler

8. Zach Gagen

9. Brycen Mitchell

10. Ash Lawless

11. Kaden Dickfos

12.

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