Two reasons to party
Both Isis cricket teams in the winners’ circle for first time this season
IT WAS party time at Isis Cricket Club on Saturday after both sides notched wins on the same day for the first time this season.
Isis White carried a 0-4 record into their game with Country Wests, who were riding high with an imposing 3-1 record.
Luck was to be on Isis White’s side however, as they overcame poor fielding and several missed opportunities to claim a four wicket win.
Isis White’s Marty Ryan said fielding would be in the crosshairs at training this week.
“We are making things difficult for ourselves by dropping easy catches,” Ryan said.
“Norths are a quality side and won’t give us many chances.
“We need to make very chance count so we can start stringing some wins together to move up the ladder.”
Wests batted first on a “very green wicket”, and were on track for a terrible total had it not been for Jamie Solano’s 71.
He was eventually dismissed by Jamie Walsh (4-35), as Wests were bundled out for a competitive 143.
Walsh was again the key man in the chase, top-scoring with 33 as Isis White chased down the total with five overs to spare.
Isis Green cemented their spot in the top two with a crushing seven-wicket win over Burnett Heads.
Wickets were shared amongst the Isis attack, as Burnett Heads folded for 123.
Chris Fisher top-scored with 51 and Dan Dowling remained unbeaten on 28 as Isis reached the total in just 17 overs.
Isis Green captain Wayne Dowling said the effort in the field was great, but indicated it would need to improve ahead of the match against Across The Waves.
HAPPY CAPTAIN: Wayne Dowling was happy with how his side dismantled an understrength Burnett Heads last weekend.