"Roy" helps Dolphins trounce Wests
AUSTRALIAN cricketer Andrew “Roy” Symonds brought his world of experience to the XXXX Gold Cup at Allan Border Field in Brisbane last week, taking 6-22 from 15 overs for the Gold Coast Dolphins.
The Dolphins (278 and 1-21) beat Wests (201 and 96) by nine wickets to avoid a repeat of last year's grand final loss, when the Dolphins went down to Wests.
It was the second first-grade title for the Gold Coast club.
The Dolphins won the toss and sent Wests in to bat. With the help of favourable conditions and brilliant bowling by Man of the Match Scott Brant, they bowled out Wests for 201.
Brant's efforts put the Dolphins in a strong position early, a far cry from last year's final when the Dolphins required just 21 runs to win the game outright.
Chairman of selectors Tony Radanovic praised the team's efforts.