Troy Ashton will be batting for a win on Saturday for the Gold XI.
Troy Ashton will be batting for a win on Saturday for the Gold XI. Jordon Warhurst

Gold ready to take first win

A FIVE-WICKET haul by Gold XI bowler Tom White has set his team up with a good shot of taking its first win of the season next weekend.

The Gold travelled to Nambour to take on Nambour but wet weather meant the wicket was a bit green and thankfully the Gold won the toss.

Captain Steven Brady said his team made use of the green wicket and bowled well, bundling Nambour out for a meagre 81.

In reply the Gold are 2-32 and need just 50 runs to take their first win of the season.

Brady wasn't counting his chickens before they hatched yesterday.

"We haven't won yet. We have another 50 runs to get, but we are well on our way to winning," Brady said.

He said the team still needed to concentrate and bat well to secure the points.

"It could be our first win of the season.

"We don't want to jinx ourselves; 50 runs is a long way to go."

"We are really confident.

"We just have to get the runs on the board and it would be good to get 100 past them and get a bit of practice in the middle.

"It will be good if it fines up and we get a good day batting."

Brady was impressed with his Gold bowlers on the day saying they played to the conditions well.

He particularly pleased with White who took his second five-wicket haul in as many weeks.

White is an in-swinging medium-pacer.

Brady said White gets a lot of in-swing if you get him bowling form the right end.

"He goes well and only gets hit for 15 to 20 runs.

"It is exactly what the team needs."

Brady and Danny Shepperson are out and Chris Darrach and Troy Ashton are still at the crease.

Brady said he got out of a leg-before dubious decision.

"I was out for 16. It was an inside edge on to the pad."

Gympie Times


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