Timby delighted after fantastic points haul

Boston 1st XI cricket team players.'Paul Timby - captain.
Boston 1st XI cricket team players.'Paul Timby - captain.

BOSTON skipper Paul Timby was delighted with his team’s haul of 19 points after their win over Skegness on Saturday.

Paul told the Standard: “It was a good game between two evenly matched sides and to end up with a victory and 19 points was fantastic.

“Our bowlers started very well and patience was the key.

“We kept plugging away with some disciplined bowling and it was just a matter of trying to pick up the wickets we needed either through a bad shot or good bowling.

“Butler batted well for them and his wicket was the turning point. They only needed 18 runs to win off three overs and he was still at the crease. His was the key wicket.

“After that we had the bowling to finish off the Skegness tail.”

Paul added: “It’s a very tight league so to win like we did was an excellent achievement.

“Realistically, there are are a number of clubs who can finish in the top five and it’s definitely our aim to be one of those sides.

“We have two tough away games coming up at Grimsby, who I see as Bracebridge’s main challengers, and then Bourne who are always difficult to beat.”

Paul is also pleased with his team’s Albion Cup progress which saw them book a semi-final place against Bracebridge after Boston beat Lindum in convincing fashion last week.

“It’s the first time we’ve entered the competition so I’m really happy to have made it to the semis.

“It doesn’t get any tougher than Bracebridge but we will be going all out to make the final.”

The Boston captain is also relieved to see star batsman Jonathan Cheer back in the runs.

The opener has been struggling of late but returned to form with a bang, hitting a superb 166 for the Sunday 1sts against luckless Lindum.

“Let’s hope it’s a turning point for Jonathan and he can start scoring heavily again on Saturdays,” concluded Paul.