Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Gold Upset Snakes as Lighthouses Keep Hopes Alive

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Gold Upset Snakes as Lighthouses Keep Hopes Alive

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Cricket: Gympie Gold have shown their competition the talent that claimed the premiership two seasons ago, with a dominant victory of 2/147 over 142, against competition frontrunners Caboolture at the tail end of the season.

On a second day of round 12, where matches were converted to one-day contests after losing play the previous week, Gympie faced the risk of being pushed out of the top four by a victorious and rising Caloundra.

The dreaded road trip to the home of the Caboolture Snakes proved little peril for the Gold as the home side batted first, Bryson Mitchell bowling Matt Schubert first ball.

Dan Book and Ryan Baker worked their way to 39 before Anthony Reid removed both within eight runs, and then the lanky figure of Troy Ashton made the morning his own.

In his 20th season of Coast division one, the same as the Gold where he started retiring six years ago, Troy removed Snakes' ace Glen Batticciotto, then proceeded to dispatch the middle order. …

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