On today’s Around the Grounds – Coolum and Gympie pay homage the 1868 Aboriginal tour of Great Britain, Nambour and Maleny come down to the wire in Div 3, Maroochydore have 2 pieces of silverware, and the Reds are over in Johanesberg.
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Coolum and Gympie have paid homage the 1868 Aboriginal tour of Great Britain in respect of the indigenous community.
The 1868 side was Australia’s first sporting side to tour internationally.
The match itself was an even affair with Coolum batting first.
The Sharks made 174 all out before Gympie got to 47 for the loss of 2 wickets at stumps.
In the other Division 1 games, Caloundra pit 339 runs past Tewantin Noosa for the loss of 7 wickets at Read Park, Nambour scored 202 for the loss of 9 wickets at Kev Hackney Oval against Maroochydore, and at Glasshouse, the home side easily chased down Caboolture’s 84 all out – getting to stumps at 178 for the loss of 2 wickets.
In division 3, Nambour will need to score 10 more runs if it’s to pick up first innings points against Maleny.
Bowing first, they dismissed Maleny for 104.
They are currently 95 for the loss of 9 wickets.
To Sunday, Maroochydore have claimed it’s second Div 1 premiership of the season defeating Caboolture by 49 runs.
The Swans were sent in to bat first.
Despite losing an early wicket, and losing a few quick wickets in the middle of the innings, they managed to build their innings around three key partnerships.
They got to 188 for the loss of 8 wickets off their fifty overs.
In response, Caboolture improved on it’s Saturday score, but it wasn’t enough.
They managed 139 runs all out, 50 runs short of their target.
To rugby union, the Queensland Reds are in Joberg ahead of Saturday nights clash with the Lions.