Isis club show­ing form ahead of fi­nals

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

GREAT innings de­pend on great tim­ing, and when it comes to Bund­aberg Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion’s Di­vi­sion 3 Premier­ship there are none quite match­ing Isis Cricket Club’s tim­ing.

Both Isis teams en­joyed com­fort­able wins last week­end to move to sec­ond and third on the lad­der.

While it is too early to call if they have per­fectly timed a run to the fi­nals they cer­tainly have picked up the pace in re­cent weeks.

Isis Green backed up their good win over the top-of-the-ta­ble CCW last week with a solid win over reign­ing NewsMail Cup premiers Norths.

Af­ter win­ning the toss and send­ing a full strength Norths in on a slightly damp wicket, the Isis bowlers re­stricted them to 6-159.

Isis Green cap­tain Wayne Dowl­ing de­scribed it as a “rea­son­able ef­fort” as the pitch dried out.

Dowl­ing said Guy Cole bowled ex­tremely tightly to con­cede only seven runs from his five overs, be­fore Jack Rowan took 3-41.

Rowan’s haul was made bet­ter given he started with two poor overs.

“The bowl­ing and field­ing was good, but (they) did drop off in patches,” Dowl­ing said.

“This will need to im­prove if we are to make the fi­nals.”

Isis Green never looked trou­bled chas­ing the runs.

Opener Simon Cut­ler made a chance­less 48 not out, and he was well sup­ported by Len­non Childs (38) and Chris Fisher (45 not out).

Not to be out­done, Isis White en­joyed a 66-run win over Bur­nett Heads.

Graeme Bartlett again led the side with bat and ball (54 and 1-27 from six overs), while Ge­off My­att’s un­beaten 43 helped boost the side’s to­tal to 6-219.

Both sides have their fates in their own hands to make the fi­nals, but the derby on Fe­bru­ary 21 will de­ter­mine who fin­ishes higher.

Isis Green will face the im­prov­ing Broth­ers Blue while White take on an­other fi­nals con­tender in Across The Waves.

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