GREEN WINS ISIS DERBY
Schleusener’s knock the lone stand as Green assert their dominance over stablemates
ISIS Green hold bragging rights over their White stablemates after a 51-run win on Saturday.
The first Isis Cricket Club derby of the Bundaberg Cricket Association Division 3 Premiership saw sparks fly from the bat and sledges fly further from the tongue as our local sides faced off.
Isis Green batted first on the Salter Oval 4 pitch, and while nobody cracked the 50 mark, there were still healthy contributions from Zac Dunn (37), Chris Fisher (27) and Scott Rehbein (26) as they reached 169.
Captain Wayne Dowling said it took a good team performance to lift the side to victory.
“Charlie Thompson picked up four wickets with the ball and all bowlers were mostly backed up by the fielders,” Dowling said.
“A special mention has to go to the two under-16s that filled in – Lleyton Ritchie, who took two wickets, and Billy Freeman, who faced 25 balls. The juniors also tried hard in the field.”
Isis White were strongly boosted by opener Norm Schleusener’s 48-run knock but the middle order collapsed around him.
White’s Marty Ryan, who took 1-9 from his six overs, said his side showed “massive improvement in the field”.
“Standout bowlers were Geoff Myatt and captain Roderick Jensen, each taking two wickets, and Geoff was the only other batsman to post double figures,” Ryan said.
“A mention must be made about the two under-16s that filled in for us this week. Hayden Pope and Matthew Small each took a wicket with the ball and fielded brilliantly.”
Despite earning the win, Dowling admitted something was missing.
“A win is a win but the feeling was not as good beating teammates as it normally is,” he said.
POWER BALL: Marty Ryan bowls for Isis White in Saturday’s Isis Cricket Club derby at Salter Oval.