Boston CC’s Elliot Wilson tears Lindum apart

Tim Bell in bat for Boston. AL
Tim Bell in bat for Boston. AL

“WE JUST took them apart.” That was Boston CC captain Paul Timby’s assessment as his bowlers - led by Elliot Wilson - dismissed Lindum for just 76 in the Lincs ECB Premier on Saturday.

The former List A player claimed six wickets for the loss of just 26 runs off less than 13 overs at the Mayflower on Saturday as Boston blitzed their guests.

Pierce Morley (eight), William Wright (0), Matthew Rutherford (13), Geoff Middleton (five), Richard Bishop (20) and Jake Benson (0) all fell fould of Wilson’s bowling, with the help of catches from Ricky Drury and Matt Ward.

Tom Baxter rounded off a good day by taking the two final wickets, conceding just six runs in the process, while Colin Cheer chipped in with a run-out as Lindum’s hopes of victory were wiped out a ball shy of 26 overs.

Lindum may have thought they were in with a chance of getting a result at the Mayflower, having dismissed Boston for 154, after the hosts opted to bat first.

However, the Boston bowlers offered them little rtespite, with only Bishop and Rutherford reaching double figures.

Boston’s batting continues to make life a little hard right now, but there were some performances to help the Mayflower men draw some inspiration.

Baxter was bowled by Matthew Bursa just three runs shy of his maiden Premier League half-century, leading Timby to declare: “I’ve got no doubt he’ll reach that very soon.”

Jonathan Cheer added 43 to the scoreline while Timby bnotched up 24 runs.

But once again, the majority failed to reach double figures, with Wilson, Peter Moore and Colin Cheer going for ducks.

Rutherford was Lindum’s star bowler, claiming four wickets, whiel Bursa (three), Stuart Turner (two) and Jake Benson all played their part.

However, the day belonged to Boston’s bowlers.