Mo­men­tum builds for week­end’s games

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

THE CRUSH could again de­ter­mine Isis Cricket Club’s for­tunes in the sec­ond round of Bund­aberg Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion’s Di­vi­sion 3 Premier­ship.

Isis White was forced into an open­ing round for­feit to Brothers White due to player un­avail­abil­ity, and a sim­i­lar story could un­fold this week­end.

They will not know their depth un­til they train at the show­ground tonight, though ICC will be keen to con­tinue Isis Green’s mo­men­tum.

Isis Green en­joyed a thump­ing 71-run over CCWS, with opener Rhett Pope an early stand­out, ac­cord­ing to club pres­i­dent Charlie Thomp­son.

“The deck was pretty tricky to bat on but Rhett man­aged to stay out there for about 20 overs,” Thomp­son said.

That may not seem like much but when you con­sider Isis Green bat­ted 37 overs for their 157, Pope’s in­nings proved to be the con­stant that al­lowed the side to power on.

“It was a bit of a mine­field of a pitch but the top five man­aged to get about 20 each,” Thomp­son said.

Isis Green has a lot to do when it faces Norths this week­end at Ken­dal Flats.

Norths man­aged to score 6-216 from their 40 overs against Across the Waves, with Ju­lian Bond’s 90 and Zac McLel­lan’s un­beaten 67 lead­ing the way to their big win.

ATW were bowled out for 136 (29.2 overs), with Jeff Ir­win the chief de­stroyer (4-22 from eight).

Isis White is sched­uled to face Bur­nett Heads, pro­vided they have enough play­ers.

De­spite the early short­age, Thomp­son said the club was com­mit­ted to field­ing both sides this sea­son.

“We’re go­ing to have both,” Thomp­son said.

“We have the same blokes we had last year try­ing to go a bit fur­ther.

“One side won the comp but the oth­ers missed the fi­nals – we want to go one bet­ter.”

Norths sit atop the ta­ble on 10.66 points after one round, with Isis Green sec­ond on 10.07.

Isis Cricket Club trains ev­ery Thurs­day af­ter­noon at the show­grounds.

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