Isham C.C. News
Zingari Skipper KP who has secured promotion in his final season in charge.
The 2015 Season drew to a close with the 1st XI missing out on promotion to the Premier League despite an emphatic win at home to Loddington. The visitors called the toss correctly and needing a maximum point haul to stand any chance of avoiding relegation they chose to bat first on a wicket that probably proved taking the season into the third week of September is asking too much. With an outfield and track heavy in dew scoring runs was never going to be easy. At 6 for 5 the game was all but over. A couple of late cameos eventually saw Loddington bowled out for 80. In his final game for the club, Australian Jake Wilson produced his best ever figures with as tight a display of bowling you will ever see. 15 Overs, 10 maidens, 8 Wickets for 11 Runs. In reply Isham didn't waste much time as they knocked the runs off inside 14 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. Court hitting a 6 off the final ball of the season to confirm the win and give the 1st XI their highest league finish since 2004. Congratulations to Skipper george Chudley and his squad for a great effort.
With the 2nd XI season already finished the previous week and 5th place secured in NCL Division 6, it was left down to the Zingari to chase some silverware on the season finale. They sat 2nd in NCL Div 14 and after already securing promotion, a winner takes all game against Barby faced them for the title spot. Barby elected to bat first and rightly so as they set about the Isham attack. They finished their alloted 45 overs on 216 for 5.
After tea Isham began positivley and opener D. Parmer reached his half century. Unfortunatley wickets were falling at the other end . A good Partnership with D. Kerr gave some hope but once Parmer fell for a well worked 63 and kerr for 36 the game was all but over. Isham closed on 156 all out and had to be content with second place in NCL Div 14.
2015 was a fantastic season for the club. The 1st XI led NCL Div 1 from the first weekend until two weeks before the end. One extra win would have seen the promoted and shows that we are heading in the right direction to gain promotion back to the Premier League. The 2nd XI finished a solid 5th and with better availability would have been challenging for promotion. After skippering the Zingari since they joined the NCL in 2011, kishor parmer finally achieved greatness by getting his side promoted. Kishor steps down after this season and has to be thanked for all the work he has done in bringing through the youth of Isham into league cricket.
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