Boston CC set to make enforced changes

Paul Deans.

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Boston Cricket Club’s First XI have their eyes on regaining top spot in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division.

But skipper Tom Baxter is calling on squad members to make the step up ahead of this weekend’s contest at Long Sutton.

Boston’s five-wicket, 20-point success against Stamford Town at the weekend saw them move up to second, where they are now eight points behind leaders Grantham.

But as the Mayflower men look to continue their good form and get some momentum built up, they will travel without big-hitting batsman Saihan Azim and Matthew Poole.

Both will be unavailable due to work commitments.

However, it is hoped that influential bowler Paul Deans (pictured) may be able to return to action.

“We will have a couple missing but it gives two others a chance to perform and make a claim for a place in the First XI,” Baxter said.

“Long Sutton sit in mid-table and are a side that may cause a few shocks this season.

“It is another game that we will need to be well prepared for.

“They have some very good cricketers.”

Boston may also be able to welcome back Haffi Mazhar after his unavailability due to exams, which could work nicely as Andy Hewitt is soon to be unavailable due to his footballing commitments with Boston United.