Record breaking start for a strong Gympie Gold side
GYMPIE Offroad Gold XI devastated Maroochydore at the weekend with a record-breaking 8- 434 reminding the competition why they have been crowned Sunshine Coast Division 1 League minor premiers.
The Gold entered the two-day fixture against Maroochydore anticipating a tough match against a team sitting third on the ladder.
However, the Gold's batting talent prevailed, smashing the Division 1 League record of most runs in a single day.
The Gold won the toss and took hold of the bat.
Opening batsmen Steve Brady and Dan Shepperson looked to be in control in the early stages hitting 24 and 79 respectively.
Maroochy bowlers tried to contain the score but Kaden Dickfos and Ashley Sippel had other ideas, with Dickfos taking 93 and powerhouse Sippel hitting a century and smashing 115 runs.
Skipper Troy Ashton said the team executed the game plan perfectly and was well deserving of the record.
Ashton said the team would be more than ready for the semi-final game coming up in two weeks, with the Gold carrying confidence and composure into the finals.
Helping cap off the record batting performance was a win against cricket impostors, Gympie Devils in the Pink Stumps Twenty20 game at Albert Park Sunday.