Ben Smith took career best figures for the Gold on Saturday, taking five wickets.
Ben Smith took career best figures for the Gold on Saturday, taking five wickets. Craig Warhurst

Gold looking the goods

BEN Smith took his first five-wicket haul for the Gympie off-road Gold XI on Saturday, putting his side in the box seat to hold on to third spot on the Craiglea Premier League ladder.

The Gold travelled down the Bruce to take on Glasshouse on Saturday.

The home side batted first and it wasn't long before Smith had his first wicket when he bowled Moffat for 19.

He then trapped Glasshouse's number three and number four lbw.

Pill was out for four and McMahon leg before wicket for one. Troy Ashton (1-17) was the next to strike, taking out Cork before Brad Millard chimed in with a three-wicket haul.

Millard took the wickets of Schultz, Duncan and Delforo.

Smith was brought back on to clean up the tail and took another two wickets to give him career-best figures of 5-43.

The great effort in the field had given the Gold just 126 runs to chase to take first-innings points and hold on to third spot.

Brady and Shepperson opened the batting for the Gold XI. Shepperson was the first to go, scoring just five, when he was caught by Forster off the bowling of Delforno.

Brady was next out caught Moffett off the bowling of Soanes for 19 before Cameron Quinn (14) and Troy Ashton (24) left the crease.

Ben Gear was not out eight at the end of play and the Gold had moved along to 4-80 just 48 runs behind the Glasshouse's first innings total.

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