Sport

Gold rethink their strategy

PLAN B: Gympie Gold skipper Troy Ashton, pictured here at Albert Park, will have to change his tactics to suit the Nambour Showgrounds’ boundaries.
PLAN B: Gympie Gold skipper Troy Ashton, pictured here at Albert Park, will have to change his tactics to suit the Nambour Showgrounds’ boundaries. Craig Warhurst

 GYMPIE Gold captain Troy Ashton said there might be a change in the Gold's game plan today as they worked to accommodate the Nambour Showgrounds.

The skipper said today's game would see the Gold visiting to play on a field that was the "total opposite" of the Gold's home grounds at Albert Park.

Ashton said unlike the Albert Park grounds, where the Gold had played for the past two matches, boundaries at the Nambour showgrounds offered batsmen long straight hits but short side hits which meant their winning tactics employed against Caboolture and Tewantin-Noosa must change.

Ashton said Albert Park provided batsmen with the opportunity to hit long and was very short for a straight hit.

He said on the odd occasion games had to be played on a field which was starkly different to what they were used to.

However the Gold was keen as mustard never-theless.

He said the Gold was firing on all cylinders in the lead-up to today's one-day match and that there weren't many reasons why they could not further their undefeated streak.

He said while Nambour had not hit its straps yet, they had the benefit of experience.

"They have some good, steady old heads in their side," Ashton said. "If one or two of them gets going, we could be in trouble."

But while the Gold feature some young guns, it also boasts an equally experienced set of players.

Gympie Gold play their one-day match in the Sunshine Coast A-grade competition at the Nambour showgrounds today.

The team

Gympie vs Nambour

Gympie Gold:

Steven Brady

Danny Shepperson

Kayden Dickfos

Josh Brady

Jason Johnston

Cameron Quinn

Sethi Tuiwai

Troy Ashton

Brad Millard

Ashley Sippel

Ricky Dann

Gympie Times

Topics:  gympie gold



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

New plan could make Imbil a cultural hub

OLD HUB MADE NEW: The historic Imbil train station, which will form part of the Imbil Heritage Park precinct.

A new precinct plan for Imbil is in the works.

Affordable children's fashions at the push of a button

Ruby wears: Love Henry Elka Lace Neckline Top for $32.50 and Love Henry Elka Charlotte skirt for $32.50.

Goomeri's Sage and Rose is going national.

UPDATE: Elderly man hit by car in Centro car park

A man has been injured outside Gympie Central shopping centre.

Paramedics treating man in 80s after incident this afternoon

Local Partners

Farmers count the cost after hailstorm devastation

Rob Price and his wife are just two of many who are devastated by hailstorms last week.


PARTY TIME: Two huge nights of Christmas on Mary

IN THE MOOD: Jade Alexis dressed up for a Mary Christmas on December 14 and 21.

Mary St keeps up its new Christmas night shopping tradition

All your entertainment needs sorted for this weekend

ROCK ON: Travis Collins will be at the Royal Hotel to promote his new album on Friday night

Don't let the bad weather chase away a good time.

Event promises a very Mary Christmas

FESTIVE SPIRIT: Faye Jefferson, Craig Skennerton, Bev Evans and Karyn Palmer from Red Cross Opp Shop at last year's event.

Mary St gears up for Christmas bonanza

Brad Pitt bids to keep custody battle private

Brad Pitt will go to court to keep his custody battle private

Sia has split from her husband

Sia has split from her husband Erik Anders Lang.

Amy Schumer thanks Barbie trolls for hateful comments

Amy Schumer is in the lead role for the new Barbie movie

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing for destroyed sex life

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing her former manager

Azealia Banks' battery case against Russell Crowe dropped

Russell Crowe will not be charged with battery

Mel Gibson named Best Director at AACTA Awards

Mel Gibson poses in the media room after winning the AACTA Award for Best Direction for Hacksaw Ridge.

HIS wartime drama Hacksaw Ridge sweeps 6th annual awards in Sydney.

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Couple's desperate $550K price drop to sell Gladstone home

Brian Headley and Kirstene Staib are selling their Kin Kora mansion for $750,000.

TELL tale sign of Gladstone's property market.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!