We’ll go down fighting! Tom Baxter leads Boston Cricket Club charge ahead of Grimsby clash

Tom Baxter.
Tom Baxter.

BOSTON Cricket Club’s top flight future may hang in the balance... but if the Mayflower men are going down then they’ll go down fighting.

That is the verdict dished out by captain Tom Baxter.

Boston Firsts lost by 22 runs against Bourne in their final home match of the Lincs ECB Premier campaign.

Defeat means they will finish in the bottom two.

But whether or not they are relegated depends on whether the champions of feeder leagues are accepted into the division or not.

However, with one match to go – Saturday’s clash at Grimsby Town – Baxter is determined to lift his side of the bottom of the table.

“If we are to get off bottom spot we will need to beat Grimsby and pick up 20 points and hope that Market Deeping fail to pick up anymore than three points,” he said.

“We will travel to Grimsby and give it our all.

“We have the ability to win games at this level and if this is to be our last game in the Premier League, we would love to go out with a win.”

Boston’s bottom-two finish was secured by former club captain Conrad Louth hitting 145 for Bourne.

But Baxter was gracious in defeat, adding: “Conrad batted brilliantly.

“I have seen him bat many times and that was one of the best innings I have seen.

“He batted from the first over to the end, and I can’t think of a chance he gave us.

“To get more than 260 and lose is something I didn’t think would happen to us.

“We were not good enough in the field and gifted them too many runs.”