Plenty to Cheer as Jonathan’s 81 sets Boston Cricket Club on road to victory

Jonathan Cheer in action for Boston CC.
Jonathan Cheer in action for Boston CC.

BOSTON CC began their second season back in the county’s top flight with a 21-run victory over Louth Firsts.

Playing at the Mayflower, Boston won the toss and elected to bat.

And why wouldn’t you with Jonathan Cheer in top form?

The teenager - who was named as the county’s best young player for his endeavours last campaign - has spent his summer trying out for the Unicorns, the squad made up from the best players from all the country’s ECB Premier leagues.

Cheer just missed out on the cut, but he once again proved why he is seen as one of the best up-and-coming youngsters at this level, following on from last weekend’s 199 runs, frustrating the Louth bowlers with a score of 81.

From the 94 balls faced, Cheer struck 11 fours and two sixes before eventually being caught by Arran Brindle, off Nuwan Shiroman.

Youngster Matt Ward only arrived in the country on Wednesday, but the Australian joined Cheer in the opening pairing and instantly made an impact on these shores, hitting 40 runs before being caught by Stewart West off Michael Brown.

Alan Mountford added 31 runs while Josh Newton chipped in with 29 off just 27 balls, his innings ended as he was run out.

Elliot Wilson also did some damage with the bat as he chalked up a further 21 runs for the cause before Boston finished their 50 overs with a score of 231-50.

It was a lead that Louth could not reach as Boston’s bowlers did the business to ensure Louth could not match the hosts’ run rate.

Cheer’s brother Colin played his part in the Boston victory as he took four wickets for the loss of 70 runs from his 14 overs.

He also bowled two maiden overs.

Wilson added two further wickets, with captain Paul Timby and Scott Elleray also claiming a victim each.

Shiroman and Brindle top scored for Louth as both hit half centuries.

Shiroman reached 57 and Brindle was out for 50.

BOSTON Seconds followed up last week’s 13-run defeat against Deeping to record their second loss of the South Lincs and Border League Division One season.

Boston totalled 107 before opponents Grantham grabbed the match-winning 110 runs for the loss of just two wickets.

IN THE Lincoln and District League Premier Division, Boston earned a 77-run victory at home to Nettleham.

Matt Ward and Colin Cheer both hit 58 runs apiece to help Boston to 228 runs.

Nettleham were all out for 151.

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