Century stand delivers strong win for Isis club
A century stand between Isis captain Roderick Jensen and Adrian Goddard helped end Past Highs three-game unbeaten streak.
Isis won the toss in the Bundaberg Cricket division 2 encounter at Salter Oval 2 and batted first.
The team was 2-48 early with Wayne Dowling scoring 25 before new signing Goddard batted superbly to make 81 runs.
Roderick made a decent knock with w well-made half-centuery.
“We weren’t in trouble but we needed to consolidate the middle order,” Roderick said. “We have had tendency in past years to lose wickets in clumps.”
A quick-fire 25 from Paul Faass and some other minor contributions late in the innings saw a total of 9/228 posted.
“With wickets in hand we did quite well to post 9-248,” Roderick said
“We thought anywhere between 220 and 240 was a good total.”
Past Highs’ run chase was a mixed bag at 3/66 with opener Richie Sharman scoring 50 of those runs himself before being dismissed.
Danger no 4 batsman David Bonser proved difficult to get out and with the help of Jarrod Burnett (21) and Mitchell Blake (30*) put on a further 100 to the total and consolidated the innings.
Then Marty Ryan bowled a gem of a delivery trapping Bonser in front LBW for 56.
At 6/160 and with 10 overs remaining, the game was in the balance until Isis’ Mark Felgate snared three crucial wickets to have Past Highs 8/206 with three overs remaining.
“Mark bowled really tight and took wickets along the way,”
At this point the match took an interesting turn when, with two batsmen remaining, the Past Highs players approached the Isis team and began shaking their hands.
“We were in a huddle saying how we need to restrict Past highs to singles,” Jensen said.
“Then they came over and started shakings hands and said it’s over our last two batsmen had to go to work.”
It was an interesting end to a thoroughly enjoyable game.
“We were happy to take the win but it was a nail-biter anyway,” Jensen said.
Peter Van Rooyan and Kallum Morgan lift Chris Rooyan in the lineout, which the Crushers won, in the Spring Cup at The Waves in Bundaberg.
ON THE FIELD: Isis cricket team in a game earlier in the year.