Complacency can’t kick in

Ryan Croom.
Ryan Croom.

Tom Baxter is urging his Boston Cricket Club First XI not to take their foot off the gas.

The Mayflower men travel to face mid-table Spalding Seconds, who are newly-promoted to the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division, on Saturday.

But Baxter doesn’t want any complacency to kick in.

“We need to concentrate on playing the best cricket we can,” the skipper said.

“If we ease off, then you leave your self open for a defeat.”

Boston will assess the injury of Ryan Croom (pictured) ahead of Saturday’s game while Elliott Pogson will be unavailable.

“Poggy came in Saturday and was great in the field,” Baxter continued.

“He gives it his all and is a great lad to have in the side.”

Unbeaten Boston are four games into the season and sitting top of the table with everyone else having lost at least one game.

But Baxter doesn’t mind who occupies top spot unless it’s his side after the final round of matches.

“There is no value in being top after four games,” he said. “There are 18 games to go and that is a lot of points to play for.

“We have played some very good cricket over the past four weeks and all focus will be making it five good performances.”