IF BOSTON Cricket Club are to hold on to their place in the county’s top flight, they will have to do it the hard way.
Following Saturday’s defeat to Lindium, the Mayflower men remain rooted to the foot of the Lincs ECB Premier.
But with a 20-point gap between them and safety, there is still some light at the end of the tunnel.
However, captain Tom Baxter says things have to turnaround swiftly if safety is to be assured.
“We are still bottom of the league and with only four games left, we are going to have to do it the hard way,” Baxter explained.
“Boston are 20 points behind third-bottom Market Deeping and know that it is an uphill battle.
“With only the four left, it doesn’t look good.
“No game in this league is an easy one and we will be relying on other teams to help us out if we are to stay up.”
Despite the Lindum loss, Baxter says the cloud had some silver lining.
He added: “There were a few positives to take from the loss at Lindum.
“Pooley (Matt Poole) batted brilliantly and was left as the not-out batsman.
“Also, the bowlers have worked their socks off all year. To keep Lindum to 163-9 was a great effort and something you would have taken at the start of the game.”
With Saturday’s game away at Skegness, ex-Boston captain Paul Timby will face his former club for the first time since his mid-season switch to the title-chasers.
“Our lads won’t need any extra motivation on Saturday, but turning this bad run around at Skegness would be a great way to start off our good end to the season,” added Baxter.