Gympie get second chance to secure grand final spot

Gympie bowler Chris Hughes got Gympie off to a good, but unsustainable, start.
Gympie bowler Chris Hughes got Gympie off to a good, but unsustainable, start. Craig Warhurst

DEFENDING premiers Gympie will have a second chance at making the Goodchild Shield grand final when they play South Burnett on December 16 after losing to Fraser Coast by 69 runs on Sunday.

While Fraser Coast managed to clock up 281 runs, Gympie team member Peter Kross said his away team couldn't match the performance.

"We didn't have the momentum like they did," Kross said.

Unfortunately for Gympie, their bowlers let Fraser Coast batsman Paul Sanders become possibly the first bats

man to score a ton for Fraser Coast in a Wide Bay Goodchild Shield match in about a decade, despite Chris Hughes making a 3-15 opening effort.

Sanders displayed his full arsenal of strokes, belting 15 boundaries in his knock-off 120, as he and Steve Collins (65) combined for a stunning 170-run partnership before Sanders was stopped by bowler Jackson Waugh.

While Kross said it was a pitch suited to batting, Fraser Coast took scalps quickly when Gympie began batting.

"Gympie lost wickets reguarly," Kross said.

Gympie's innings did get off to a flyer but it was the home team's two-pronged spin attack, Maloney (3-30) and Luke Beatty (2-40), which triggered a batting collapse and saw Gympie bowled out for 212.

The loss sets up a showdown against South Burnett on December 16. The winner advances to the February 3 grand final.

Gympie Times

Topics:  cricket, fraser coast, goodchild shield, gympie, south burnett



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