Dy­na­mite Dann and Childs lead Isis to Div3 ti­tle

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Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

ISIS Cricket Club will need a big­ger tro­phy cabi­net af­ter storm­ing to an­other premier­ship on Sun­day.

Isis Green clinched the Bund­aberg Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion Di­vi­sion 3 crown af­ter de­feat­ing mi­nor premiers AT Win the grand fi­nal on Sun­day.

That victory came just 24 hours af­ter Green had ac­counted for club-mates Isis White to seal a place in the de­cider.

White won the toss and elected to bat on Satur­day but it was a de­ci­sion Green made them re­gret al­most im­me­di­ately.

Guy Cole (4-31) ripped through the top or­der to have White reel­ing at 5-25.

Mark Fel­gate (22) and an un­beaten 22 from Ken Barker en­sured White bat­ted out their 50 overs but still they man­aged only a paltry 116.

Green cap­tain Wayne Dowl­ing said Simon Cut­ler’s en­thu­si­asm in the field had been cru­cial in re­strict­ing White.

“He was fan­tas­tic out there,” Dowl­ing said.

“Our bowl­ing and field­ing was pretty sharp.

“Guy was eas­ily the stand­out bowler. He bowled Rod Jensen first ball and he’d been the lead­ing run-scorer.”

Green’s run chase got off to a shaky start, re­duced to 3-25 early but they re­cov­ered to reel in the tar­get with 17 overs to spare.

Isis Green’s hopes of re­peat­ing the victory in the grand fi­nal looked for­lorn when ATW opener Aaron Shield (67) and Noel Stitt (50) took con­trol.

The duo steered ATW to an im­pos­ing 4-205 with 10 overs re­main­ing.

With wickets in hand the mi­nor premiers looked on tar­get to post a mas­sive score but then the Isis bowlers found their range.

“We were sloppy to start but ev­ery­one was stiff and sore from play­ing the pre­vi­ous day,” Dowl­ing said.

“They looked like they would get at least 300.”

Jack Rowan (4-54) and Nick Lind­say (3-30) how­ever stepped up as ATW spec­tac­u­larly col­lapsed to be all out for 227.

Green made easy work of the run chase, Zac Dann (60) ig­nor­ing a back in­jury to lay a solid plat­form and Len­non Childs rack­ing up an un­beaten 94 to be named player of the fi­nal.

“Zac was fan­tas­tic de­spite be­ing in­jured,” Dowl­ing said.

“Len­non and Chris (Fisher, 41 not out) com­bined well to get us home. Len­non smashed a six to win it for us.”

Dowl­ing ad­mit­ted to nerves on Satur­day but said he was con­fi­dent come Sun­day morn­ing.

“Once we re­stricted them to 227 I thought we had them,” he said.

“We were ex­tremely happy.

“Most of us al­ready planned to take Mon­day off work. The last of us fin­ished about 3.30am.

“I think the most pleas­ing as­pect was how the teams pulled to­gether.”

Isis Cricket Club will hold their pre­sen­ta­tion night on April 11.

PHOTO: BEN TURN­BULL BUN160315CRC3

WHAT A KNOCK: Isis opener Zac Dann over­come a back in­jury to help lead Isis Green to victory

over ATW in Sun­day’s Di­vi­sion

3 grand fi­nal.

PHOTO: LEIGH RITCHIE

WIN­NERS ARE GRINNERS: Isis Green play­ers are all smiles hav­ing claimed the Bund­aberg Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion Di­vi­sion 3 premier­ship.

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