Musson 50 aids victory for Seconds

Michael Musson.
Michael Musson.

Boston CC Seconds needed less than 20 overs to claim victory against Heckington in the South Lincs and Border League Division One.

Heckington began the day second in the standings, but were dismissed for 78 in the 23rd over.

Boston, in reply, reached a matchwinning 80-1 in the 19th over.

Tim Bell and Michael Troops began with the ball for Boston - making early inroads into Heckington’s batting line-up and leaving the visitors four men down inside the first eight overs.

“Belly and Micky have been on fire for us early doors this season and it makes it so easy for a captain to have two bowlers that have the class of these two,” said skipper Luke Gilding.

With Bell bowling well, many were scratching their heads when the captain took the ball away from him after just four of his overs.

However, the decison to introduce Paul Deans early proved the right one after he took a wicket with his very first ball and followed it up with a second in his first over.

With further wickets claimed by Deans and Troops, Heckington were on the ropes at 40-8.

Only a ninth-wicket stand between Tony Carter and Charles Garrett stopped the Mayflower men from bowling the opposition out for less than 50.

The breakthrough did not take too long, with Paul Deans taking his fourth wicket of the day.

Ben Troops was introduced into the attack and claimed the final wicket.

Former Heckington player Chris Morley and Tom Poole began with the bat.

Morley was trapped LBW for four, but an unbeaten 50 for Michael Musson, plus 20 not out from Poole, aided a swift victory, and 20 points.

Boston Thirds were beaten by eight wickets in their South Lincs and Border League Division Two match at home to Baston.

After being dismissed for 135, the hosts posted 136-2 within 30 overs.

Jack Tetther hit 40 runs for Boston.

With the ball, Steve Appleyard and Wills Barker both took wickets for the hosts.