Half century from Baxter helps Boston Seconds to victory

Paul Tetther in bat.

Paul Tetther in bat.

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A half century from Tony Baxter helped Boston Cricket Club’s Second XI to a four-wicket victory against Woodlands on Saturday.

The Mayflower men won the toss and elected to bowl on their home wicket in theis South Lincs and Border League Division One contest.

With the ball, the hosts dismissed Woodlands for 167 runs, although it took them until the final over to do so.

Saihan Azim led the way with the ball, claiming three wickets for the loss of 35 runs.

Michael Troops (2-19) and his son Ben (2-36) both claimed two victims.

Further wickets fell to Charlie Ward (1-21), Callum Moses (1-13) and Shaun Moore (1-29).

In bat Boston reached their winning total of 168-6 in the 40th over.

Baxter top scored with 57, while other good scores came from Peter Mitchell (39), Azim (34) and Michael Troops (10 not out).

Boston Thirds lost their South Lincs and Border League Division Two contest, being defeated by seven wickets at Claypole.

Boston finished their overs on 169-8, with good returns coming courtesy of Dave Gilding (34), Sean Barnett (23), Tom Appleyard (11 not out) and Steve Appleyard (11 not out).

However, the hosts reached 161 for the loss of just three wickets, one delivery shy of 20 overs being played.

Kevin Brooks (2-42) and Tom Appleyard (1-39) claimed the wickets.

Boston’s Sunday Seconds won their Lincoln and District League Division One match at home to Heighington by 77 runs.

Luke Gilding (104 not out), Matthew Hood (55) and Matthew Poole (52 not out) helped Boston to 259-7.

In response, the away side finished on 182-5.

Wickets fell to Nick Thurlby (two), Oliver Thurlby, Ben Troops and John Goodfellow.