Haffi days! Boston CC Firsts want to follow Mazhar’s lead as points mean prizes

Haffi Mazhar.
Haffi Mazhar.

Boston Cricket Club are hoping Haffi Mazhar’s weekend display sets the standard for the rest of the campaign.

The opening bowler (pictured) returned to the crease to take four late wickets on Saturday - helping the First XI claim maximum points in their seven-wicket success at Belton Park.

His haul helped Boston maintain their four-point lead over Billingborough at the top of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division.

Captain Tom Baxter is already fully aware how important each point will be if his side are to return to the Lincs ECB Premier at the first attempt.

He said: “We are top at the moment and there are still 180 points to play for until the end of the season - that is a lot of points.

“It is in Boston’s hands whether we win the league, but we could win every game we play and still not win the league.

“The weather and bonus points will play a massive role in the rest of the season.”

On Saturday, Boston travel to second-bottom Welby.

Baxter added: “We will not be under-estimating them.

“They got 180 against us at our place and we fortunately knocked them off two down.

“We will again have to make a few changes, and that is something that seems to be happening every week.”

Peter Moore seems to have played his last game for the club, as he moves away for a new job, and Matty Hood will be unavailable.