Bat us out of hell! Tom Baxter says big hitting can help Boston Cricket Club beat the drop

Tom Baxter.
Tom Baxter.

TOM Baxter belives Boston Cricket Club’s First XI need to swiftly improve their batting, if they are to avoid relegation.

The Maylflower men suffered an eight-wicket drubbing at title-chasing Skegness on Saturday, after being bowled out for just 68 runs.

“We haven’t batted well enough again,” said the captain.

“The batting is something that has let us down all year and is something we need to put right if we are to fight off relegation and stay in this league.”

However, if Boston are to avoid the drop, they have to get the better of rivals Sleaford on Saturday... including professional Garry Park.

“Sleaford have a very talented young side and always give us a good game,” added Baxter.

“Sleaford have recently signed Derbyshire all-rounder Garry Park.

“I imagine he will be there on Saturday.

“Luckily for Sleaford, they are in a position to bring in a professional cricketer mid-season to improve their side.

“However, we are not in that position.”

Survival is still the Mayflower men’s top priority.

But that will mean results turning around, straight away.

Baxter continued: “If we are to have any chance of staying in this league then we are going to have to win two of our last three games.

“Which two we win is irrelevant, but it would be nice to go to Grimsby on the last day being out of the bottom two.

“One thing is for sure, we will give it our all until that last ball.”

Baxter continued by adding that the club is still very much together, despite its league position.

“The team spirit is not in question,” he said.

“On Saturday, we had been bowled out for 68, but we went out in the field and were full of energy.

“It would have been easy to write it off, but that’s not what we are about.

“Until that last ball at Grimsby on September 15, we will be putting our all in.”