Second spot can be reclaimed - Baxter

Tom Baxter.
Tom Baxter.

Boston Cricket Club captain Tom Baxter has challenged his young side to go out and prove their worth.

After back-to-back defeats, the Mayflower men have slipped to third in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division.

They are looking to bounce back on Saturday as they host second-placed Bourne Seconds in their final home game of the season.

And with Paul Deans and Tim Bell both unavailable, Baxter (pictured) believes hopefuls have the chance force their way into his plans.

“(Deans) will be a massive loss,” said Baxter. “Deano has been brilliant all year.

“He never lets you down. He is the leading wicket-taker in the league and that isn’t a fluke.

“He just doesn’t bowl bad balls.

“On a positive, it does give us chance to have a look at someone else on Saturday.

“There are plenty of young lads in the second team that we should have a look at in preparation for next year.”

Bourne currently sit three points ahead of Boston, which makes victory vital in the captain’s eyes.

Baxter added: “We must put in a performance on Saturday or else we can say goodbye to second place as well. Whether we have a title to play for or not, everyone should be out there wanting to win.

“Every game is the same for me, title or no title.

“We have three games left and it is a chance for everyone to go out on a high.”