Steven Brady was 62 not out against Glasshouse on the weekend.
Steven Brady was 62 not out against Glasshouse on the weekend. Craig Warhurst

A top captain's knock

THE Gympie Off-road Gold XI's captain Steven Brady hit form at the right time on Saturday to give the Gold an exciting come-from-behind win.

At the start of play the Gold looked in the box seat to take a first innings lead, but Glasshouse had other ideas.

Gympie bowled Glasshouse out for 128 in the first innings two Saturdays ago.

In reply the Gold were sitting pretty at 4-80 when play resumed on Saturday.

Unfortunate the Gold failed dismally with the bat, the remaining six wickets falling for just 19 runs.

Their 99-run total wasn't enough to give them a first-innings lead. With a 29-run first-innings lead Glasshouse had gained control of the match and the Gold were in danger of losing fourth spot on the ladder.

The Gold bowling attack began destroying the Glasshouse batsmen.

After lunch the Gold's Troy Ashton set about cleaning up the rest of Glasshouse.

He continued his great season form ending with the figures of 6/27 off 15 overs.

Glasshouse was in tatters, bowled out for just 52. When Gympie captain Steven Brady and Danny Shepperson walked to the crease Glasshouse were left with just an 82-run lead.

On paper the job looked easy, but with 16 wickets already falling for just 71 runs on a lively wicket that day, the Gold were no certainties.

Brady and Shepperson started strongly, but when Shepperson was out for 10 and followed shortly after by Cameron Quinn for six the Gold were thankful Brady was back in form.

Four sixes from the blade of Brady ensured the Gold weren't going to wait around for the runs.

His unbeaten 62 signalled the end for Glasshouse and an unlikely win for Gympie.

As the Gold finished at 2/83 they took an outright win after losing the first innings and cling to fourth spot on the ladder.

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