DEFENDER: Gympie Gold's opening batsman Josh Brady defends his wicket.
DEFENDER: Gympie Gold's opening batsman Josh Brady defends his wicket. Connor Peckitt

GALLERY: Gold XI in action at Albert Park

CRICKET: The soaring temperature made for tough conditions on the pitch at Albert Park as the Gympie Gold took on Caboolture on Saturday.

Gympie finished their first innings on 60 and will need to fight back next Saturday for the two day match.

With a few eager junior players taking to the crease at home for the first time, the Gold will be up for the challenge.