Isis club showing form ahead of finals
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.