Sport

Gold rethink their strategy

PLAN B: Gympie Gold skipper Troy Ashton, pictured here at Albert Park, will have to change his tactics to suit the Nambour Showgrounds’ boundaries.
PLAN B: Gympie Gold skipper Troy Ashton, pictured here at Albert Park, will have to change his tactics to suit the Nambour Showgrounds’ boundaries. Craig Warhurst

 GYMPIE Gold captain Troy Ashton said there might be a change in the Gold's game plan today as they worked to accommodate the Nambour Showgrounds.

The skipper said today's game would see the Gold visiting to play on a field that was the "total opposite" of the Gold's home grounds at Albert Park.

Ashton said unlike the Albert Park grounds, where the Gold had played for the past two matches, boundaries at the Nambour showgrounds offered batsmen long straight hits but short side hits which meant their winning tactics employed against Caboolture and Tewantin-Noosa must change.

Ashton said Albert Park provided batsmen with the opportunity to hit long and was very short for a straight hit.

He said on the odd occasion games had to be played on a field which was starkly different to what they were used to.

However the Gold was keen as mustard never-theless.

He said the Gold was firing on all cylinders in the lead-up to today's one-day match and that there weren't many reasons why they could not further their undefeated streak.

He said while Nambour had not hit its straps yet, they had the benefit of experience.

"They have some good, steady old heads in their side," Ashton said. "If one or two of them gets going, we could be in trouble."

But while the Gold feature some young guns, it also boasts an equally experienced set of players.

Gympie Gold play their one-day match in the Sunshine Coast A-grade competition at the Nambour showgrounds today.

The team

Gympie vs Nambour

Gympie Gold:

Steven Brady

Danny Shepperson

Kayden Dickfos

Josh Brady

Jason Johnston

Cameron Quinn

Sethi Tuiwai

Troy Ashton

Brad Millard

Ashley Sippel

Ricky Dann

Gympie Times

Topics:  gympie gold



Fire crews work to contain blaze at Burrum

Emergency services arrive at a rollover near Hervey Bay.

Sixteen rural crews, an urban crew and QPWS were called to the blaze

State's new smoke-free laws kick in today

BUTT OUT: From September 1, 2016 the minimum penalty for breaches of the state's new smoke-free laws will be $243, up to a maximum of $2,438.

The new smoke-free laws from September 1 will be...

How high? Twin 20-storey high-rises plan for "over 50s"

A development application has been lodged with the Fraser Coast Regional Council to build two skyscrapers in Hervey Bay.

Developer says Bay needs to move with the times.

Local Partners

Love is in the air on The Bachelor, but not for Kiki

The Bachelor Australia contestant Kirralee 'Kiki' Morris.

BACHELORETTE bows out gracefully as show enters its final weeks.

A $65,000 bathroom? The Block's incredible budget blow-outs

The Block contestants Julia and Sasha spent a whopping $65,000 on their first renovated room.

TEAMS deliver most expensive en-suites in reno show's history.

Gympie Muster couch dumps down, but still a problem

TIPPING POINT: After an appalling year of couches being dumped at the end of the last Muster, festival organisers have taken litterbugs to task

EFFORTS to combat post-Muster couch dumping are proving effective

Cryptic crosswords: Top clues to solving them

Your guide to solving the cryptic crosswords in your local paper

Muster wristbands yield $21,000 in unclaimed refunds

Muster-goers collectively left about $21,000 worth of unused spending funds when they failed to claim back money on their bands after exiting the Muster.

Muster wristbands yield $21,000 windfall for organisers

How high? Twin 20-storey high-rises plan for "over 50s"

A development application has been lodged with the Fraser Coast Regional Council to build two skyscrapers in Hervey Bay.

Developer says Bay needs to move with the times.

City View Hotel: From a pub to a backpackers

NEW LIFE: Hamish Parker has purchsed the City View Hotel and wants to turn it into an accomodation venue.

Architect picks up a little piece of history for a steal

Bunnings starts demolition of historic foundry buildings

SAWTOOTH GONE: Demolition of Foundry sawtooth shed to make way for new Bunnings building.

Lane and footpath closures will take place

Australia's most expensive balcony and it hasn't been built

Viridian Noosa.

How Noosa millionares' squabble could affect body corporates

Receivers move in on Springfield's 'Tower of Power'

The 10-storey tower at Springfield is up for sale with interest high in the iconic structure.

Interest high in iconic 10-storey office building

Palm Lake Resort set to move in to Coast with 276 villas

Palm Lake Group has been given approval by Sunshine Coast Council to build a 276-villa over 50s resort and 120-bed aged care facility at the intersection of Caloundra Rd and Caloundra Mooloolaba Rd in Little Mountain.

New facility planned for Caloundra Rd