Troy Ashton (left) and Kaden Dickfos (right) ready to pounce on Saturday.
Troy Ashton (left) and Kaden Dickfos (right) ready to pounce on Saturday. Geoff Potter

Outright win hope fizzles for Gympie

CRICKET: Despite defeating Tewantin-Noosa on Saturday, Gympie Gold skipper Troy Ashton said it didn't feel like a win.

After declaring 397-4 last weekend, the Gold were chasing an outright win, letting Tewantin-Noosa take to the crease in Saturday's second day of their two-day fixture.

Gympie bowlers came out firing and had the coastal team on the back foot from the get-go, all out for 105, setting themselves up for what looked like an easy outright win. Tewantin-Noosa batsmen had other ideas however, taking to the crease in their second innings determined to salvage what was left of the game.

Ashton said following their dominant bowling in the first innings, his boys were confident they could quickly dispose of the Tewantin-Noosa batsmen.

"We were all over them in the first innings so the boys were looking forward to another easy disposal," he said. "Although we started good with Josh Brady taking two ducks, their batsmen were stubborn and played it patiently."

Tewantin-Noosa ended the day 218-7, leaving the Gold without the extra points of an outright win.

"It was a very disappointing end to the day; it didn't feel like we had won," he said.

"We're still happy to come with the points and looking at some of the mistakes we made, it gives us something to work on in training."

A focus in training this week will be catching, with Gympie Gold fielders dropping seven balls on the day. The Gold will continue their one-day campaign against Nambour at Nambour this weekend.

Gympie Times


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