Sport

Can’t catch competitive Coolum out

B-GRADE: YANDINA GREEN V COOLUM AT YANDINA

SKIPPER Jeffrey "Rude" Morris won the toss for Coolum and elected to bat first. On a hot muggy day Coolum ended up with a competitive total of 7/269 after the allotted 40 overs.

Openers Goz (14, including three fours) and Andy Paltridge (59, including 11 fours) started proceedings with a solid partnership of 43 runs, followed by another 70-run partnership between Andy Paltridge and Rod "Rocket" Chambers (28).

John "Junior" Hefferan top scored with a superb knock of 75, including four massive sixes and seven fours.

Yandina went on the run chase after the tea break and were bundled out for a dismal total of 117 runs.

Andy Paltridge led the bowling charge and captured a few vital wickets in his two-over "wideathon" display, snaring 3/20 including 12 wides.

The rest of the wickets were shared by Rod "Rocket" Chambers (2/18), with another sensational display of accurate and deadly seam bowling, jagging, The Eagle (2/29), Nick Denniston (2/13) and "Oohh Aahh" Craig Trahar (1/34).

There were some Classic Catches taken, including the catch of the century, with Rocket, running backwards and hanging out the left mitt to take an absolute blinder. He also took a caught and bowled chance.

Andy Morris also took a screamer inches off the ground. Coolum won the match plus one extra bonus point, remaining at the top of the table leading up to this month's one-day final. We are now back to the two-day format against Maroochydore at Kerry Emery Oval, Maroochydore on Saturday.

Until next week - keep tuned and stay focused

The Goz


Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Missing man's body found in bushland at Coolum

Adrian Korst, 39, was last seen at Coolum on Friday.

Police treating cause of death as non-suspicious

Man arrested over bomb scare to stay in custody

Drama unfolds on Weyba Downs Street as bomb squad is called in.

Magistrate says accused has "snowflake's chance" of getting bail

Is Clive Palmer really in his Sunshine Coast electorate?

Clive Palmer was seen during Anzac Day commemorations at Nambour in 2015.

If you can believe what you read on Twitter Clive could be in town

Latest deals and offers

Adem Crosby's legacy: 30,000 lives saved in 3 years

IF ONLY life was fair, Brent and Lu Crosby would have suffered through enough to ensure a lifetime free of challenges.

Missing man's body found in bushland at Coolum

Adrian Korst, 39, was last seen at Coolum on Friday.

Police treating cause of death as non-suspicious

Man arrested over bomb scare to stay in custody

Drama unfolds on Weyba Downs Street as bomb squad is called in.

Magistrate says accused has "snowflake's chance" of getting bail

Is Clive Palmer really in his Sunshine Coast electorate?

Clive Palmer was seen during Anzac Day commemorations at Nambour in 2015.

If you can believe what you read on Twitter Clive could be in town

Pt Arkwright resident wakes to screaming tyres, sirens

Paramedics were able to safely remove the driver from the vehicle.

Paramedics were able to safely remove the driver from the vehicle

In sickness and health: cancer groom granted wedding wish

WEDDING BELLS: Andy Rahman, who has terminal cancer, married Emma Taplin at Sunshine Castle after My Wedding Wish granted his bucket list wish to get married

Life is no fairytale for Andy Rahman but one wish came true

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances