Gold shoot down Allstars in clash
GYMPIE Gold took no prisoners in re-claiming the DJ Roly Shield from the Gympie Allstars at Albert Park on Saturday night.
Gold opening batsman Steve Brady was in good form after a day's play against Nambour in the Sunshine Coast Premier League and got the ball rolling quickly, making 47, while Ashley Sippel racked up 40 and Cameron Quinn contributed with 35.
It was Celia Knight who greeted Brady, bowling the first ball of the match, which also hosted a fundraising raffle to assist her and partner and Gold player Josh Brady in fundraising for an automated wheelchair for their two-and-a-half year-old son.
Gold captain Troy Ashton said his men were able bowl the Allstars out "comfortably" as they chased a target of 6-178 set by the Gympie rep team in the Twenty20 match.
The Allstars made 7-132 at the end of the innings, thanks to Guy Preston (41 not out), who batted well with Scott Hughes (17), Peter Kross (15) and Shaun Ringuet (17 not out), but their efforts still left them 46 runs short.
The serious damage was done by a sharp Kaden Dickfos who took 2 from 2 early in the line up to eliminate the hopes of Mick Walsh (4) and Neil McFarlane (0).
A combination of night-time play and Dickfos's bowling made batting a mission for the Allstars.
Ashton said Dickfos had produced consistent quality bowling since returning from the Christmas break.
Ashton said while the annual match had a social aspect, the team went about their business to win. "We wanted to win and that's what we did."
GYMPIE GOLD VS GYMPIE ALLSTARS
Gympie Gold innings
S Brady b N McFarlane - 47
D Shepperson wlb C Hughes - 17
J Johnson b T Kross - 9
K Dickfos c S Hughes b T Kross - 5
J Brady c C Hughes b T Chandler - 7
A Sippel c M Walsh b K Leupold - 40
C Quinn not out - 35
S Tuiwai not out - 6
FOW: 1-31; 2-57; 3-74; 4-92; 5-99; 6-171.
Bowling: C Hughes 1-20; P Kross 0-34; T Chandler 1-30; T Kross 2-36; N McFarlane 1-32; K Leupold 1-18.
Gympie Allstars innings
J Heck b J Brady - 14
M Walsh c R Dann b K Dickfos - 4
N McKean stumped R Dann b A Sippel - 4
N McFarlane b K Dickfos - 0
S Hughes c C Quinn b S Tuiwai - 17
G Preston not out - 41
P Kross b A Sippel - 15
K Leupold c T Ashton b J Brady - 1
S Ringuet not out - 17
FOW: 1-21; 2-21; 4-30; 5-50; 6-75; 7-95.
Bowling: T Ashton 0-9; K Dickfos 2-2; J Brady 2-20; A Sippel 2-32; S Tuiwai 1-37; T Hillcoat 0-17.