The Silvers can't wait for their match against the Gympie Gold XI.
The Silvers can't wait for their match against the Gympie Gold XI. Craig Warhurst

Foxes and Tails ready for Gold

 A recent match at Widgee was good preparation for the Silvers over-40 cricket side for their Gympie Gold Offroad XI match.

Silver Tails won the toss and batted first against the Silver Foxes at Widgee.

They clocked up 168 for 35 overs, with top-scorers Glyn Brook (30), Tony Doyle (29), Lee Wason (24) and Sean Johnston (24 not out).

The Foxes keeper Eric Streat pulled off two impressive stumpings and a catch.

Captain Rod Peak took two catches, and one each went to Joe Laffey, Laurie O'Brien and Scott Parker.

After a country lunch, the Foxes took to the crease.

It was a shaky start with opening bowler Lee Wason taking 2-9 to have the Foxes in early trouble.

But great batting followed with Rod Cartwright retiring on 37.

Scott McIntosh retired on 36 and Rod Peak retired on 35, then a quickfire 23 from Clinton Snell and 20 from Joe Laffey took the Foxes to 5-182 to claim victory and bragging rights.

Glyn Brook took two catches and Mick Bolderow took one.

The game was good practice for the Silvers before their Gympie Gold challenge on September 1 at Jack Ison Oval.

Joining the Silvers will be former New Zealand international opening bowler Danny Morrison as well as Cairns-based Brad Petersen.

The game begins at 10am with a presentation at the Australian Hotel, Lady Mary Tce to follow.

Cricketing enthusiasts are invited. The next Silvers over-40s match is on 9.30am tomorrow at One Mile Gabba One.

New players are welcome.

Gympie Times


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