Boston CC are top of the table, but are they halfway there?

Tom Baxter.
Tom Baxter.

Boston Cricket Club Firsts host Lindum on Saturday - looking to improve their grip over the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division.

With Sleaford Seconds not in action at the weekend, the Mayflower men took full advantage to stretch their lead at the top of the table to 22 points.

With Boston turning their attentions to fourth-bottom Lindum this Saturday, captain Tom Baxter hopes the club’s familiar rivals won’t prove to be a banana skin.

“I have never played Lindum and it been a breeze,” Baxter said.

“And I expect no different this time around.

“They have a lot of young up-and-coming cricketers and last year they were competing at the top of the table.”

Boston could welcome back Elliott Pogson to the side.

He was unavailable at the weekend due to other commitments.

Saturday’s contest will see Boston reach the halfway stage of their campaign.

They will have played every side in the league and Baxter will be hoping for another victory to retain the gap between them and the chasing pack.

“We sat down at the start of the season and said that, come the halfway stage, we needed to be in the top three of the league, and that is going to happen. So now all our focus must be on performing to the best of our abilities,” he added.

“If we perform to the best of our ability and are beaten, then there is nothing you can do.

“You have to hold your hands up and say you were beaten by a better side.”

Baxter also commented on the Second XI, who are also chasing promotion.

With four 20-point victories, the Seconds have climbed the table, reaching the top four of the SLBL Division One.

“It’s a great effort from the side to bounce back after a disappointing start to the season,” Baxter added.

“They’ve taken 40 wickets in the past four weeks for 312 runs.

“When your bowlers are doing that, it makes life a lot easier for the batsmen.”

Boston Second XI travel to Grantham Thirds on Saturday as they look to make it 100 points from 100 in their recent unbeaten run.