It’s a flipping nuisance! Baxter says toss woes are going against Boston Cricket Club

Tom Baxter.
Tom Baxter.

FIRST XI captain Tom Baxter has had a flipping headache all season.

So far this summer, the skipper has taken part in eight coin tosses... and won just one.

And he believes this is working against the Boston side, who are still looking to register league victory number one.

“Well, maybe I need someone to flip the coin for me. I have only won one out of eight tosses this year,” he said.

“In a game we needed to win, we didn’t.

“I didn’t win the toss, which didn’t help on Saturday.”

During the eight-wicket defeat at Sleaford, Baxter believes that being put in to bat worked against his side.

He added: “(Losing the toss) meant our batsmen were subject to some early movement from the Sleaford bowlers, but you will get that in any cricket match whatever the result of the toss.

“We are now sat at the bottom of the table and in deep trouble of relegation.”

“On Saturday, we were not at the races. The pitch did assist Sleaford’s seamers in the early part of the game, but credit must go those bowlers as they consistently hit their areas, giving no freebies out to our batsmen.

“The score of 116 was always going to majorly difficult to defend, and even more so when (Matt) Mountain came out and batted like that (scoring 81 not out). He took the game away from us and with a small target to defend that was all that the innings needed.”

On Saturday, the Firsts are in Lincs ECB Premier action at Bourne. In the South Lincs and Border League, the Seconds host Stamford in Division Two while the Friendly League XI host Horncastle.

A day later, the Sunday Firsts are home to Market Rasen in the Lincoln League Premier Division and the Seconds are at Scothern in Division One.