Wilson returns for the Firsts’ final title push

Elliot Wilson.
Elliot Wilson.

Wilson returns for the Firsts’ final title push

The Mayflower men head off to face rivals Skegness.

And with former A-List bowler Elliot Wilson back from an eye injury, Boston expect to have a full squad to choose from.

And with that in mind, captain Paul Timby wants one final push for glory.

“There are five tough games left - but we’re going to give it a go,” he told The Standard.

“If we win all five then who knows? Maybe the teams above us will slip up and drop points.

“All we can do is get the best results from our fixtures.”

And that includes Saturday’s match at Skegness, who sit in the division’s bottom three.

However, after suffering defeat at Lindum the previous week, Timby knows his side have to be on top of their game.

He added: “The worst thing we can do is look at the table and think this game will be easy.

“Skegnes have some very good players.

“We cannot take this lightly.”

Boston earned a 161-run victory against struggling Nettleham on Saturday.

Timby admitted his side would have been ‘disappointed’ not to have won, but saved praise for Josh Newton, who earned his first century of the season, scoring 105.

“Josh deserved it,” he added.

“He’s been working very hard on his game for the past few months and it’s good to see it come together like this.”

Defeat at Lindum saw Bourne claim second spot last week, and both sides picked up the maximum 20 points on Saturday.