Gold XI aims to keep momentum
MAROOCHYDORE must produce one of their best performances today to wrestle first innings points from the Gympie Offroad Gold XI cricket side.
The Gold enjoy a strong position in the two-day match, being played away, after making 217 from their opening innings last weekend.
In reply, Maroochydore resumes today on 1 for 25.
Gold batsman Steven Brady spearheaded Gympie’s attack in the encounter last weekend with an impressive 68 before dropping his wicket.
A number of double figures from the remaining batting line-up ensured the Gold’s score continued to climb, eventually exceeding the desirable 200-mark.
The conclusion of the match is a chance for Gold to improve on their last result against Maroochydore – a thrilling draw at Albert Park earlier in the season decided on the very last ball of play.
Maroochydore, however, occupied the top of the ladder during the early stages of the competition and will wield plenty of firepower to regain control.
Gold bowlers will be out to get on top of their coastal rivals early as momentum will play a role in determining the outcome of the game.
The Gold last week named their team of the decade, and a win today will be an ideal way to follow up the achievement.