Gold breaks drought with premiership win

Gympie batsman Kaden Dickfos looks for runs in the match against Caloundra at the weekend.
Gympie batsman Kaden Dickfos looks for runs in the match against Caloundra at the weekend. Warren Lynam

A BARNSTORMING 93 by Gympie Gold batsman Kaden Dickfos has secured his team a win against Glasshouse, and the team's first ever minor premiership.

The Gympie Gold Off-road XI continued to show their dominance this summer in the Sunshine Coast Cricket Association's Division 1 match at Albert Park on Saturday.

The Gold smashed Glasshouse by 96 runs securing the minor premiership and ending their 15-year minor premiership drought.

Because of wet conditions the previous weekend, the scheduled two-day match at Albert Park was turned into a one-day game.

The Gold seized this opportunity and went all out, hitting 206 for the loss of eight wickets and then bowled Glasshouse out for 114 in just 34 overs.

"It was a comfortable game even though we were sent out on a lively wicket, the conditions were tough but we adjusted and came out on top," skipper Troy Ashton said.

After opening batsmen Steve Brady was bowled for three followed by Shepperson, then Johnston, the team were in trouble sitting on 4-41.

Luckily Kaden Dickfos was on fire demoralising the Glasshouse bowlers smashing 93 runs, while skipper Ashton secured 8 and Ashley Sippel slotted 28.

Glasshouse knew they had to put up a strong front in order to reach the target of 206.

The Gold's bowlers had no mercy on the Glasshouse Ranger's batsmen, decimating them on a lively wicket.

Gympie medium-pacer Brad Millard established his authority taking four wickets on the day, while Dickfos displayed his great all-rounder abilities taking three wickets and man of the match honours.

Skipper Ashton scored a taste of it as well when he eliminated Steve Forester for a duck.

"With no injuries and the immense confidence from this weekend's game they are looking forward to the fixtures ahead and have their eyes set on the finals," Ashton said.

With the minor premiership already won, the Gold is preparing for this weekend's fixture against Maroochydore.

Ashton said the game would be a tough one with Maroochydore looking to secure third place on the ladder.

Gympie Times


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