Sport

Win cements Gold at top of first division

Gympie Gold batsman Danny Shepperson.
Gympie Gold batsman Danny Shepperson. Craig Warhurst

GYMPIE Gold is well and truly on a winning roll after a 2-125 to 10-122 whitewash over Glasshouse on Saturday.

Gympie was home early with two bonus points after catching Glasshouse's 122 in 24 overs.

Gympie extended its already considerable margin at the lead with a double-bonus point win over a hapless Glasshouse, which had no answer to the Gold bowling in a 122-run collapse.

Bowlers Kaden Dickfos, Justin Brady and Ashley Sippel took one wicket apiece but it was Brad Millard's 5-15 off 10 overs that Glasshouse could provide no answer to.

On paper, it may have looked as though Glasshouse was an easy win but Gold opening bats

man Dan Shepperson said their performance was good and it was Brad Millard's run out that was the turning point when he broke Glasshouse's power partnership.

"Glasshouse played quite well and Brad Millard bowled exceptionally well," Shepperson said.

Dan Shepperson did the bulk of the leg work in the Gold's quick chase, clocking up 66 runs not out.

Shepperson said he had to put in the hard yards at the beginning of his innings on a fair wicket but he picked up momentum as time went on.

"I had to work hard at the start," Shepperson said.

"The wicket was quite good to score runs on once you're settled in though."

Kaden Dickfos stepped in for a casual hit in fourth, taking a brief eight runs before the Gold had Glasshouse done and could call it a day early.

Shepperson said a couple of strong batting partnerships put on by Gympie also did severe damage to the Glasshouse team.

"We had a couple of good batting partnerships and that's really what would have hurt them," he said.

The round six win cements the Gold at the top of the Sunshine Coast First Division.

Shepperson said he had seen spirits within the Gold's ranks high before, but not quite this high.

"We've been close," he said, but not with this consistency.

He said while the Gold's line-up may differ slightly week to week, quality players were always putting their hand up to keep the side on its undefeated streak.

"Everyone's working for each other," Shepperson said.

Gympie Gold will play Maroochydore at Albert Park this weekend.

Scoreboard

Glasshouse Innings

L MOFFETT c Webber b Dickfos - 4

S FORSTER c Shepperson b Millard - 24

L PILL run out - 39

M FRASER lbw Millard - 4

J SCHULTZ b Millard - 5

H OWEN run out - 8

A DELFORNO b Millard - 0

S SWEENEY c Ashton b Sippel - 0

D BUTT c J. Brady b Millard - 0

A BAARTZ not out - 14

B SMITH lbw J. Brady - 4

Sundries - 20

Total - 122

Overs: 36.2

Bowling: Ashton 5-0-17-0, Dickfos 7-2-26-1, Brady J 9.2-2-45-1, Millard 10-4-14-5, Sippel 5-1-7-1.

Gympie Innings

S BRADY c Forster b Smith - 15

D SHEPPERSON not out - 66

J WEBBER c Sweeney b Schultz - 24

K DICKFOS not out - 8

Sundries - 12

Two wickets for - 125

Bowling: Sweeney 6-0-35-0, Butt 5-0-33-0, Smith 2-0-6-1, Schultz 6.2-0-25-1, Baartz 5-0-23-1. Overs: 24.2.

Results: Won by Gympie (2 bonus points).

Gympie Times

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