Boston Cricket Club First XI captain Tom Baxter believed his side received a much-needed wake-up call during Saturday’s victory over Welby.
Kieran Evans (pictured) scored his maiden century, finishing on an unbeaten 103 as Boston earned an eight-wicket victory.
But it was with the ball that the captain believes his side learned the most.
“We have bowled Woodhall and Belton Park out cheaply, and to see Welby bat their overs has shown that it isn’t a case of rocking up and turning a team over,” Baxter said.
Boston now sit in fifth spot in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division - after winning their three opening matches of the year.
On Saturday, they travel to face basement side Moulton Harrox, who have lost all four of their matches to date.
However, Baxter has warned his team not to expect an easy ride.
He added: “Moulton may be bottom but they have cricketers that can win games at this level.
“If we are to be at the top end of this league come September, Saturday is another game that we need to be winning.”
Boston will welcome back Andy Hewitt to the fold on Saturday, while bowler Lewis Holmes will return to the Second XI following the availability of Haffi Mazhar.
Hewitt has played a bit-part role for Boston throughout the last three seasons.