Momentum builds for weekend’s games
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.