Two rea­sons to party

Both Isis cricket teams in the win­ners’ cir­cle for first time this sea­son

Isis Town and Country - - Sport - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

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.

PHOTO: PAUL DONALDSON

HAPPY CAP­TAIN: Wayne Dowling was happy with how his side dis­man­tled an un­der­strength Bur­nett Heads last week­end.

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