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Snakes look to strike back in one-day comp

KEY MAN: Caboolture batsman Glen Batticciotto has been piling on the runs this season.
KEY MAN: Caboolture batsman Glen Batticciotto has been piling on the runs this season. Warren Lynam

CRICKET: The final round of Sunshine Coast division one fixtures for the year brings new urgency for points as the clubs look at a one-day competition where half the matches have been washed out.

Maroochydore heads the one-day ladder courtesy of being able to play long enough to secure a DLS verdict over Caloundra last Sunday, breaking up a gridlock where five sides had equal points in the contest for January's one-day final. A fine day's play will give all the sides a chance to stake a claim again, with just two limited over matches remaining in the new year to qualify.

Caboolture is in the unusual position of being out of the top four on the ladder after its loss to Glasshouse, and a visiting Caloundra will probably feel an increase in intensity from a Snakes' side unaccustomed to losing. Captain Glen Batticciotto is streets ahead of Nambour's Steve Ledger, 405 to 240 at the top of the competition batting tallies, with the rest back around the bend, but he would appreciate the back-up and resilience that characterised the Snakes' decade of domination.

Gympie has had a chequered first half of the season with an unsettled line-up, and the second stanza begins with a visit from Nambour, who they will face next Tuesday night in the Events Centre T20 at Henzell Oval. The Gold fancy themselves in the one-day contests, and will look to get back in the top two for the final.

The weather has not helped Albert Park, which has caught every storm and shower of the season, so runs may depend on the sun.

Glasshouse has finished its appearances until January 6, leaving the Rangers to savour their win over Caboolture, while watching the other sides gain points, but they know their bye allotment is over, leaving Maroochydore and Tewantin-Noosa as the last of the round at Kev Hackney Oval.

The Swans had mixed expectations at season's start, having lost the majority of a grand final side and are settling down as a proper team in its own right. Captain Blaine Schloss has stepped into his role with maturity and the side has responded when pressed.

Tewantin-Noosa has slipped back to old habits at times but has the ability to dig deeper than previously.

ONE-DAY LADDER: Maroochydore 18, Glasshouse 15, Gympie 15, Caboolture 11, Caloundra 11, Tewantin/Noosa 11, Nambour 8.

ONE-DAY LADDER: Maroochydore 18, Glasshouse 15, Gympie 15, Caboolture 11, Caloundra 11, Tewantin/Noosa 11, Nambour 8.


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