Can Boston CC bounce back?

Ryan Croom.
Ryan Croom.

Tom Baxter believes 
Boston Cricket Club are still on course for promotion, despite seeing their unbeaten start to the season ended at Billingborough.

Saturday’s 51-run defeat saw the Mayflower men’s lead at the top of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division cut to 10 points following their first loss of the campaign.

However, captain Baxter is refusing to be downhearted.

“Every good side wants to get promoted, but as long as we are there or thereabouts come August, we will be happy,” he said.

“Not many sides in many sports at any level don’t lose all year. We were always going to have a bad day and that is all it is.”

“We must bounce back. We will work hard this week at training and approach Saturday in the same way that we have the last seven Saturdays.”

Boston will be looking to bounce back at basement side Moulton Harrox on Saturday.

It is hoped bowler Scott Elleray and last year’s leading run scorer Kieran Evans will both be set to return to the side.

“Yes, looking at the table, we should beat them,” Baxter said.

“Moulton have some good cricketers and on their day they will beat lots of sides in this league. They did very well last year and are starting to get to full strength now.

“No good sides like losing, but especially two on the bounce. There will be pressure on us to perform but there has been pressure on us for seven weeks and we have performed for six-and-a-half weeks.”