Isis struggle against heavyweights
BUNDABERG Cricket Association is back in the swing of things after the Christmas-New Year break.
Since the last Town & Country on December 18, Isis Cricket Club’s Green and White outfits have played two games each.
Success has been hard to come by for the Childers-based teams however, with the good guys winning only one of the four overall games.
That came last weekend when Isis White kicked off the year in style with victory over Norths.
All other games have ended in heartache for local teams with comprehensive losses.
In the last games of 2014 both Isis team batted first.
Isis White took on the table-topping CCWS and set a modest, but defendable total of 135.
Jack Rowan (31) and Roderick Jensen (23) were the top scorers.
Any hope of victory was destroyed by CCWS opener Michael Hurst, who blasted his way to 70.
He was eventually dismissed by Hayden Pope to make it 2–125 but by then the damage was done.
Isis Green were off to a poor start to be 3–19 but a strong 51 from Darren Green and Scott Rehbein’s 46 helped them post 161.
This time it would be Burnett Heads’ opener Sean Suokallio doing the damage, as he cracked 75 before he was dismissed by Charlie Thompson.
Last week saw Isis Green bowling first but ATW proved too strong with the bat. Jake Kleidon cruised to 48 before he was dismissed. Eric Peterson (52) Noel Stitt (32) finished the job he started by helping ATW to 200 as Rowan took 4–39.
Chris Fisher top-scored with 33 in Isis Green’s reply, in which they were all out for 149.