Batting collapses spell loss for Isis
THEY might have fielded both teams but it was a weekend better left forgotten for Isis Cricket Club.
Both Green and White were skittled in their Bundaberg Cricket Association Third Division Premiership games at Kendall Flats last weekend.
Isis Green captain Wayne Dowling said his side got off to a promising start to dismiss a strong Norths outfit for 167, but it was all downhill from there.
“The only Isis batsman to show any resistance was Daniel Dowling with a well-compiled 20,” Dowling said.
The next best for Isis Green were Norths’ bowlers, whose 10 wides helped bump Green’s total up to 53.
It wasn’t all bad news for Green, with a few quality performances the side will no doubt be keen to build upon in coming weeks.
“Jack Rowan and Nic Lindsay both bowled well taking two wickets apiece,” Dowling said.
“Charlie Thompson came in late and took three wickets and Guy Cole showed promise with his first hit out of the season,” he said.
Isis White fared marginally better in their game against Burnett Heads when they overcame a dreadful start with the bat.
White fell to 4-12 in no time, before captain Roderick Jenson steadied the ship with a solid 43.
Mark Felgate, Dan Bainbridge and Geoff Myatt all chipped in to help boost the score to 90.
The total was much better than it could have been after the shaky start, but Marty Ryan said Burnett Heads did it with ease.
“With their opening batsmen in Twenty20 mode and a synthetic wicket offering nothing to the Isis White bowlers, Burnett chased down the required runs in nine overs,” Ryan said.
“A number of our regular players have been unavailable due to work commitments and a few will be available this weekend for selection.
“Some improvement in the batting will go a long way to winning this weekend.”
Debutant Myatt made it a debut to remember when he picked up the only wicket in a well-beaten Isis attack.
Isis Green will tackle Brothers Blue this weekend and Isis White will take on ATW.