OPENER Shaun Gilvear's return to the Capricorn Coast Sharks batting line-up helped set up the club's first win of the A-grade cricket season.
Gilvear led the Sharks' run chase, top scoring for the home side with 63 in the five-run win over Gladstone Brothers on Sunday afternoon at the Yeppoon Showgrounds.
Chasing 213, Gilvear (63) and Bevan Thring (50) led the way, while middle-order batsman Greg Tootle (46) laid the platform for the side's first win after three matches this season.
With the ball, it was Daniel Stubbs who did the damage for the Sharks, finishing with figures of 3-32 from his 10 overs.
Meanwhile, Brothers captain Richie Pershouse is looking for answers, but isn't finding them anywhere. The puzzled Brothers batsman said his side performed well with the ball in hand in Sunday's Capricornia Club Challenge opening round fixture against Yaralla, but couldn't back it up with the bat.
Restricting Yaralla to 245, Brothers struggled, finishing their innings in the 44th over, 91 runs short of their target.
"I'm getting frustrated, I think we all are," said Pershouse, who was hoping for a recall to the Central Queensland team for Saturday's round two match against Mackay. "We're bowling well, we're fielding well, (but) we're just not batting well enough.
"I've given blokes a chance, but they're not taking any responsibility for their batting."
Pershouse top scored for Brothers with 30 before he was bowled around his legs by Yaralla leg-spinner Ron Davies.
"We bowled really well to keep them to 245," he said.
Leading into the match, Pershouse called on former A-grader Liam Mulry who batted well in second grade earlier in the season. But Mulry had to withdraw after injuring himself at training on Thursday.
Tim Reid (3-59) was the pick of Brothers' bowlers.