Gympie one up for 2009/2010 season
A FIVE wicket haul by Gold paceman Brad Millard set up a win for the Gympie cricket side at the weekend, their first for the 2009/10 season.
What’s more, the sides dominant performance over Tewantin- Noosa has seen the team gain two crucial bonus competition points.
Gympie Gold Off-road 11 captain Tim McIntosh said the win was just what the doctor ordered for the struggling team.
“Everyone was really happy to get the first win of the season,” McIntosh said.
But what he said was even better for the team was earning two extra bonus points for getting the winning runs in under 25 overs.
In fact, the Gold were that dominant that the game was over before lunch, leaving the team the rest of the day to celebrate.
McIntosh credited the win on the Gold’s improvement in the field.
“It was a pretty good wicket, but the boys bowled and fielded really well,” he said.
“The last couple of games our fielding has really picked up and it has helped us apply pressure on the opposing teams.”
The captain said the tight bowling started with Troy Ashton who had the figures of one for four after five overs.
Then Millard and Ben Smith upset the Tewantin Noosa batsman with some tight bowling.
McIntosh said the disciplined bowling and good fielding frustrated the batsman and they started playing silly shots.
Millard ended up with the excellent figures of five for 14 and the Gold kept the Tewantin-Noosa bats to only 91 runs in total.
The Gold got to the middle and started chasing the win and the bonus points.
McIntosh top scored with 39 while Ashley Sippel was not out on 22.
The Gold made the target and won the game in the 17th over bringing to end their win-less season.