Isis derby for grand final spot
Green will play White for final spot after defending champs go down
IT DID not work the way they wanted it to but the Isis Cricket Club will feature in this year’s Bundaberg Cricket Association Division 3 premiership decider.
The question now is – which side will it be?
The answer will be revealed at Salter Oval on Saturday when Isis Green and Isis White face off for a spot in the grand final.
Isis Green are the defending champions, after they secured a two-wicket win over Norths last season.
They have been near the top of the table for most of this season, and when they set ATW262 to win from their 50 overs last week, they must have thought they had a strong chance.
CaptainWayne Dowling led the way with an unbeaten 46, while Jack Rowan (40), Darren Green (44) and Zac Dann (35) made valuable contributions.
Their plans were ripped to shreds by a patient, high-quality innings from Matthew Ross.
Ross remained unbeaten on 71 as ATWreached the target with 20 balls to spare.
Nic Lindsay was the pick of the bowlers with 2-45 from 10, but most were carted for a run a ball.
Isis White eased their way past CCWS for the second consecutive week.
Rod Jensen top-scored with 49, closely followed by Graeme Bartlett’s 46, as Isis posted 254 from their 50 overs.
Marty Ryan was the chief destroyer as he nabbed 5-32 from 7.4 overs, while Jensen ended with 3-30.
The winner of Saturday’s clash will back up 24 hours later against ATW.
CRICKET ACTION: Isis White batsman Graeme Bartlett scores runs against CCWS at Salter Oval.