‘A strong and serious test!’ Boston Cricket Club set to face Stamford in top-of-table clash

Tom Baxter.
Tom Baxter.

Boston Cricket Club’s First XI have moved to the top of the table - but they will now face their biggest test of the season.

Tom Baxter’s side overtook Stamford Town to claim pole position in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday, following their five-wicket victory at the expense of Sleaford.

But now they host their second-placed rivals at the Mayflower this weekend.

“It should be a good game of cricket on Saturday. I expect Stamford to be strong and be a serious test for our side,” Baxter said.

Both sides have matching records to date, having both played 10 and won nine.

However, Boston have currently picked up three more points.

“I have never played a game of cricket and not wanted to win,” Baxter added.

“I am of the belief that by concentrating on winning every game we play, the league positions look after themselves.”

Boston will be without Ricky Drury for the remainder of their push for an instant return to the Lincs ECB Premier Division, as the goalkeeper will report for action with Boston Town.

Baxter continued: “It is disappointing that Rick has to go now, but we knew it would happen.

“His first sport is football and he plays cricket when he can.”

Boston will host Stamford on Saturday from 1.30pm.