Boston Cricket Club fear washout could see their title aspirations slip

Tom Baxter
Tom Baxter

Boston Cricket Club’s First XI have been left frustrated after yet another blank weekend of action.

The Mayflower men’s South Lincs and Border League Premier Division clash at Skegness Seconds - who are yet to win a match so far this campaign - was rained off on Saturday.

Add that to the cancelled clash against struggling Welby - another fixture where Boston had hoped to pick up the maximum 20 points - and the Maytflower men feel they are losing valuable ground on the leading pack.

“It’s frustrating. That is our third rained off match of the season,” said skipper Tom Baxter.

“We have picked up 24 points from a possible 60. When other teams are playing and picking up 20 points it makes it difficult.

“Lindum Seconds picked up 20 on Saturday against Welby. They’re now top.

“Come the end of the season, that might be the difference between places in the league.”

Boston’s long-term aim is to return to the ECB Lincs Premier League.

However, Baxter added: “It is a target, not a must. We take one game at a time.

“At the minute there are three sides that are much better placed to win this league than us.

“Gratham have a very strong side that is due to be improved soon, and Lindum and Bourne have a First XI that may be able to improve their Second XI squads.”

All three of Boston’s Saturday sides missed out on a game this weekend, as the Seconds and Thirds had their respective contests against Grantham and Timberlands cancelled.