“He has a winning mentality!” Boston CC toast new signing Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts.
Paul Roberts.

Captain Tom Baxter was full of praise for new signing Paul Roberts after Boston CC began their season with an eight-wicket victory over South Lincs and Border League newcomers Long Sutton.

Roberts - who recently moved to the Mayflower from Sleaford - scored an undefeated 69 runs and bowled 11 tight overs, before being awarded the Westwood Lakes man of the match award.

“Robbo is a great addition,” Baxter said.

“He has played a lot of cricket at this level and higher and has that winning mentality.

“He will be a great asset on and off the field this year.”

The visitors finished on 154-7 and Boston reached 156-2 with 20 overs to spare.

Grantham and Bourne Seconds both picked up 20 points from their opening matches of the campaign and sit joint-top of the table, just ahead of Belton Park and Boston.

Baxter added: “I think Grantham are definitely the favourites and Bourne were a very good side last year. They will both be up there come September.”