FINAL FEVER: Troy Ashton will be hopng the rain stays away next week against Caboolture.
FINAL FEVER: Troy Ashton will be hopng the rain stays away next week against Caboolture. Craig Warhurst

Gympie Gold XI faces uncertain finals future

CRICKET: The Gympie Gold XI is still in the running for a home semi-final, despite only playing a handful of overs in a rain affected fixture against Maroochydore Red on Saturday.

The Gympie innings was stopped at 1-15 after inclement weather put a halt to the days proceedings, with the Gold now looking forward to their must win final round match against Caboolture this week.

Gympie will need to win convincingly against the snakes if they are any chance of having the home ground advantage in the finals, especially after ladder leaders Maroochydore Blue recorded a solid win over fellow high flyers Glasshouse.

Caboolture recorded an unsurprising outright win over Caloundra in an ominous sign for the Gold, but will be forced to play away from home when they make the trip to Albert Park on Saturday. "It is not ideal," Gympie bowler Troy Ashton said.

"You can not do anything about the weather, which is the way it goes, but it would be good to take some momentum into the semi-finals if we beat Caboolture."

Gympie only managed three overs of play against Maroochydore Red in their modified one-day game.