Sport

Gold young guns lead the way

TEENAGER Zach Gagen scored his first half-century for the Gold to help Gympie take a much-needed win over Caloundra on Saturday.

In a brilliant performance the 18-year-old all-rounder performed with bat and ball.

An excited Gagen, playing his first season with the Gold's A grade cricket team, had previously notched scores in the 30s.

"It's always a great feeling to get a good score," Gagen said.

Gympie Gold remained on target for the semi-finals with its win in the two-day match at Albert Park.

Gagen was ably supported by hard-hitting batsman Josh Brady, who smashed an unbeaten 155. Skipper Kaden Dickfos also stood out taking four wickets from four balls to tear the heart out of the Caloundra batting line up.

Gympie had resumed the two-day match on 1 for 56, after Caloundra had been bundled out for 185 in its first innings last week.

Relishing the flat Albert Park wicket, Gagen and Josh Brady hit the ball to all parts of the ground before the Gold declared at 5 for 297.

Caloundra began its second innings needing 113 to make the home team bat again. The visitors just got there, notching only 122 runs with the Gold bowlers sharing in the spoils.

Steve Brady and Dickfos took less than an over to score the necessary runs to give Gympie an outright 10-wicket win.

Dickfos said it was great to see some of the team's "young fellas" stepping up and contributing so well.

He said if the Gold continued the momentum into next weekend's match with Maroochydore Red, and then with Caboolture, it stood a good chance of making the semi-finals.

SCCA

Division 1, Round 12

GYMPIE V CALOUNDRA ALBERT PARK

CALOUNDRA 1ST INNINGS 185

GYMPIE 1st INNINGS (resumed at 1-56)

Brady S. ct Eastgate b Lovell

29

Waugh L. ct Freebody b Carlisle

20

Gagen Z. ct Cockram b Carlisle

62

Dickfos K. lbw b Carlisle

0

Brady J. not out

155

Lawless A. b Cockram

21

Ashton T. not out

4

Sundries:

8

Total:

5-297 (dec)

FOW: 4, 64, 64, 228, 258.

Bowling: Carlisle 14-3-69-3, Freebody N. 6-0-40-0, Cockram 20-4-110-1,

Lovell 3-0-16-1, Winen 8-2-24-0, Elliott 6-1-34-0.

CALOUNDRA 2ND INNINGS

Pierpoint ct Savage b Ashton

19

Carlisle W. b J.Brady

14

Townsend A. b Dickfos

3

Shaw S. lbw b Dickfos

7

Eastgate l. ct J.Brady b Dickfos

11

Dodd N. lbw b Dickfos

2

Elliott D. lbw b Savage

25

Dubberley A. b Lawless

25

Winen J. ct Ashton b Savage

5

Cockram J. lbw b Ashton

1

Freebody N. not out

4

Sundries:

7

Total:

122

FOW: 26, 33, 45, 45, 47, 62, 107, 117, 122, 122.

Bowling: Dickfos 15-4-39-4, Ashton 9-3-22-2, Brady J. 9-3-20-1,

Lawless 5-0-26-1, Savage 6-1-9-2.

GYMPIE 2nd INNINGS

Brady S. not out

5

Dickfos K. not out

7

Sundries:

0

Total:

0-12

FOW:

Bowling: .5-0-12-0

GYMPIE WON OUTRIGHT

Gympie Times

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