Gold by name, nature
CRICKET: In a controversial day of cricket, the Gympie Gold once again lost by a small margin.
Up against Maroochydore in their second one-day fixture, the Gold pulled together a solid target of 232 after a shaky start to their innings.
Following a first-ball dismissal of Gympie batsman Steve Brady, the Gold's Louis Waugh and Ash Sippel formed a 60-run partnership before Sippel edged the ball into the hands of a Maroochydore fielder.
Although the umpire called not out, Sippel walked knowing it was the right thing to do.
Skipper Troy Ashton said it was great display of sportsmanship from the top-order batsman.
"He knew he could have stayed and got some extra runs but he did the right thing by the game and walked," Ashton said.
The Gold's innings came to an end in the final over reaching 232.
Maroochydore then took hold of the bat in what Troy Ashton labelled a disappointing innings.
"Their opening batsmen nicked the ball and was caught but once again the umpire called not out. He refused to walk and went on to hit another 20 runs," Ashton said.
"It's disappointing to see this happen after Ash Sippel walked."
Maroochydore went on to win the game after captain Craig Davies cracked 111 runs.
The Gold will now prepare to take on Hinterland away this weekend.
MAROOCHYDORE V GYMPIE
AT ALBERT PARK
S Brady c J Smith b Bazley
L Waugh lbw b Smith
A Sippell C Said b Goodall
J Johnston C Said b Smith
K Dickfos c&b Betts
A Batten c Munroe b See
D Shepperson lbw b Smith
T Ashton lbw b Bazley
R Dann stumped B Davies
T Hill b Davies
D Chandler nout out
MAROOCHYDORE FIRST INNINGS
A Gray c Slipper b Chandler
M Goodall b Chandler
D Hall c Ashton b Chandler
C Davies not out
L McCoy C Davies b Sippel
J Smith b c Batten b Johnson
B Said not out
T Munroe lbw b Dickfloss7