Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Premier Gives Nambour Harsh Reality Check

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Premier Gives Nambour Harsh Reality Check

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CRICKET: Gympie has hit back after its first round embarrassment against Tewantin-Noosa, blasting 3/341 against Nambour then leaving the Cutters reeling at 2/17 at stumps.

At Glasshouse, the Rangers recovered from 6/140 against Caloundra to post 290, propped up by an unbeaten debut 81 from junior Tom Lunt.

And at Read Park, Caboolture gave Tewantin-Noosa a reminder that the season is a long, hard grind by dismissing the early leaders for 113 to be 1/61 at stumps. Nambour had demonstrated batting strength to declare at 374 against Caloundra, but skipper Steve Ledger chose to insert the Gold after winning the toss. When Sam Eiby had Dan Huth caught the Gold were 1/13, but that was the Cutters high point.

A gritty Dan Shepperson dug in with Lewis Waugh, building a total until Waugh went for 69 in the 56th over with 137 on the board. An incoming Trevor Brady relished the chance to highlight his own skills and belted 140 from 117 balls, including 23 off Sam Parsons' 14th over. …

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