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Ison backs Upminster to bounce back

11:00 13 June 2014

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Upminster's Alan Ison in batting action against Brentwood (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Injury forces batsman to miss action

Upminster’s Alan Ison is backing his teammates to bounce back from their Essex League Premier Division defeat against Brentwood tomorrow (Saturday).

Ilford are the visitors to Upminster Park, as top flight matches revert to the timed format, and Ison – who misses the action due to injury – believes the squad will be suited to the longer matches.

He said: “It’s a game we’re definitely looking to win. We’ve got a lot of spinners so we should be strong in the all-day games if they bowl well.

“I’m not very good at watching, though. It annoys me when I’m not playing.”

Ison had double reason to be frustrated this week, having fallen one run short of a century against Brentwood before fracturing his big toe.

Upminster slumped to 46-4 after captain Oliver Peck had won the toss and chose to bat, but Ison joined Australian all-rounder Reece O’Connell to put on 128 for the fifth wicket.

O’Connell fell two runs short of a maiden half-century, but Ison hit five sixes and six fours to reach 99 from 94 balls before holing out to Max Osborne at long off.

He added: “It was good fun batting with Rocco, he played really well and we put on a few to get us back in the game.

“But me getting 99 was pointless in the end as we lost.

“We thought 272 was above par as the wicket was pretty slow and the spinners were turning it.

“We got Jon Walford early, which gave us confidence, but Tom Oakley batted really well after we put down a hard chance.”

That was not the most painful drop of the week for Upminster, though, as Ison subsequently suffered a DIY mishap.

“I was trying to help put up a glass shelf and dropped it on my big toe,” he added. “Hopefully I’ll only be out for a couple of weeks.”

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