More of the same will suit skipper Baxter

Ricky Drury.
Ricky Drury.

Tom Baxter is calling on his Boston Cricket Club First XI to deliver more of the same as the Mayflower men bid to catch the leading two in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division.

Matthew Hood was the star man on Saturday, as his 81 runs helped Boston defeat a struggling but resilient Sleaford Seconds side by 34 runs.

The 17-point haul Baxter’s side picked up over the weekend leaves them in third, nine points behind league leaders Lindum and eight short of second-placed Grantham.

This Saturday, Boston entertain Stamford Town, who currently sit ninth in the table, a place above Sleaford.

And Baxter is expecting his charges not to leave anything to chance.

He said: “Yes, we should win but they have some very good cricketers.

“We will need to approach it with the right attitude and stick to our high standards.”

Boston will be without Rick Drury (pictured) for the rest of the season due to his footballing commitments with Boston Town.

However, the Mayflower men will welcome back Matt Poole after missing the victory at Sleaford this week.

Reflecting on that victory, Baxter added: “To only pick up four wickets is disappointing.

“However, when a team shows no intent of getting a victory it makes it more difficult to pick up wickets.

“We won the game though and secured 17 points which closed the gap at the top.”