Seconds’ fine roll continues

Tim Bell.
Tim Bell.

The roll continues for Boston CC Seconds - who made it five wins in a row following Saturday’s eight-wicket success at Grantham Thirds.

And once again they claimed victory in style, picking up 100 points out of a possible 100 during this superb streak in the SLBL Division One.

Captain Luke Gilding opted to give the hosts the chance to bat first, and his decision paid off as they were dismissed for 81.

Michael Troops and Tim Bell did some early damage, removing Grantham openers Chris Hall and Ian Mihill on single figures.

Troops bowled nine opening overs for the concession of just 11 runs, including six maidens from one end and Bell bowled his full allotment of 12 overs, picking up seven Grantham scalps.

Grantham were eight wickets down before the score reached 40, but the two tailenders made sure it was not all one-way traffic.

Gilding claimed the final two wickets, aided by a couple of stumpings from wicketkeeper Tom Poole.

After tea Boston openers Chris Morley and Tom Poole set about chasing the relatively low total.

Poole was dissmissed cheaply, trapped LBW.

Morley was joined by Michael Musson, which brought immediate success, Musson pushing the score along.

With victory just 12 runs away, Morley fell foul to an uncharacteristicly loose shot and wasbowled by young off spinner Mohammed Bhat.

This brought Gilding (nine not out) to the crease and he and Musson (40 not out) knocked off the remaining total with relative ease.

Rob Grant struck a century as Boston Thirds beat Burgh and District by 157 runs.

Grant hit exactly 100 before being dismissed, but his total helped the hosts post 220-7 in the SLBL Division Two.

Burgh was dismissed for 63, with Steve Appleyard taking four wickets for the loss of 15 runs.

Boston’s Sunday Firsts recorded 205-3 as they beat Cherry Willingham in the Lincoln Premier Division, the away side ending on 116-9.

Jonathan Cheer struck 98 for Boston and Ben Vella took three wickets.