Boston Cricket Club First XI finish Lincs ECB season on a high against Grimsby Town

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BOSTON Firsts finished bottom of the Lincs ECB Premier, but they kept their their promise of finishing on a high.

On Saturday, they rounded off their campaign with a 47-run victory at Grimsby Town.

Boston decided to take a gamble after winning the toss and elected to bat, something they haven’t done all year.

With Jonny Cheer and Kieran Evans starting well, it wasn’t until the wicket of Cheer (19), that Boston looked in any danger.

Evans (20) and Matt Poole both fell quickly to leave Boston on 49-3.

A mini-revival from Saihan Azim and Luke Gilding saw Boston reach 87 before Gilding was bowled by Gary Tillison.

Baxter joined Azim at the crease and set about re-building the innings to allow Boston to reach 225, for maximum batting points.

The pair added 94 runs for the fifth wicket.

Baxter was run-out for 49 after Azim’s straight drive caught the bowlers hand and deflected onto the stumps.

Hood, Abhiraj Singh and Azim soon followed, leaving Boston on 193-8 and in danger of reaching 225.

Colin Cheer and Scott Elleray put the score onto 224 before Elleray was dismissed.

Cheer and Paul Deans led Boston to 241 before Deans was dismissed with the last ball of the innings.

A good partnership from Grimsby openers Richard Antcliffe and James Morgan saw Grimsby race along to 108 - so nobody would have expected them to be 136-6 in 10 overs time.

A fantastic second spell from Colin Cheer and some tight bowling from Baxter saw Cheer take four wickets and Baxter two.

Two further run-outs slowed the rate and saw Grimsby end on 194-8.

Cheer ended with figures of 4-58 and Baxter bowled his 17 overs for the cost of 53 runs.

Boston ended with 15 points from the contest, which wasn’t enough to send Market Deeping to the foot of the table.

TOM Baxter struck 130 not out to help Boston Seconds to a storming 182-run win over Moulton Harrox.

Playing on Sunday, the Seconds had the luxury of being able to field several first-teamers.

Backing up Baxter were Tom Poole (41) and Peter Moore (16) as the Mayflower men reached 211-7 off their 45 overs.

In response... well, Harrox had little response, reaching 30 before being bowled out in the 12th over.

Charlie Ward (4-16), Paul Kelly (3-11) and Scott Elleray (2-2) did the damage.

IT WAS a clean sweep for Boston CC’s teams this weekend as the Thirds earned a five-wicket success at home to Welby.

Welby reached 134-6 from their 45 overs, with Boston’s Haffi Mazhar (two), Charlie Ward, Peter Moore, Oliver Thurlby and Sam Major sharing the wickets out.

Boston reached their winning total in 38 overs.

Tom Poole (38), Charles Lenton (27), Peter Moore (25), Kevin Manning (12) and Dave Gilding (11) scoring the important runs.