Lo­cal derby of­fers best chance for White to win

Isis Town and Country - - Sport - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY matthew.mcin­er­ney@apn.com.au

THE gloves will be off at Sal­ter Oval 4 this Satur­day when Isis Cricket Club’s two teams col­lide for the first time this sea­son.

Isis Green and Isis White have had var­ied starts to their Bund­aberg Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion Di­vi­sion 3 Premier­ship cam­paign.

Green are one of five sides with two wins from their first three games, and sit sec­ond on the lad­der thanks to their abil­ity to bowl out op­po­si­tion bat­ting or­ders.

They have the best bowl­ing unit in the com­pe­ti­tion, hav­ing taken all 30 wick­ets on of­fer so far (CCWS are next best on 27).

Isis Green were at their dom­i­nant best again last week when they crushed Brothers Blue by 99 runs.

Marty Ryan, cap­tain Both sides have been pre­par­ing their best sledges...

Set­ting 8-142 from their 40 overs off the back of solid in­put across the or­der, Isis Green let the bowlers do what they do best, to rout Brothers.

Cap­tain Wayne Dowling said Nic Lind­say was the pick of the bowlers, but paid credit to Jack Rowan, Charlie Thomp­son and Guy Cole for their sup­port­ing roles with the ball.

“The bowlers bowled su­perbly and they were backed up by bril­liant field­ing,” Dowling said.

Isis White on the other hand have strug­gled in their open­ing games.

White started the sea­son with a first-round for­feit thanks to player un­avail­abil­ity, then crashed to con­sec­u­tive de­feats to Bur­nett Heads and ATW.

Last week’s ef­fort against ATW was bit­ter­sweet given they put on the best bat­ting per­for­mance of their sea­son so far.

Jamie Walsh went to town on the ATW-at­tack, cracking 14 bound­aries in a “swash­buck­ling” 72 from 57 balls to pro­pel Isis White to 176.

Cap­tain Marty Ryan said the side were con­fi­dent they could de­fend the to­tal, but poor field­ing let them down.

“We dropped a to­tal of seven catches,” Ryan said.

“Early wick­ets had our con­fi­dence high un­til (ATW bats­man) Fraser Adam­son (60*) came to the crease.”

Walsh capped a stel­lar game by tak­ing two wick­ets (2-36) and two catches, while Ryan and Rod Jensen took one wicket each.

There will be no bet­ter time for Isis White to earn their first win of the sea­son as they keenly chase brag­ging rights over their fel­low club­men.

“Both sides have been pre­par­ing their best sledges and look­ing for­ward to the contest,” Ryan said.


BROTHERS BLUE v ISIS GREEN: Isis Green’s bats­man Chris Fisher plays against Brothers Blue at Sal­ter Oval.

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