Cen­tury stand de­liv­ers strong win for Isis club

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

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.

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