“Winning the league is a long way away!” Boston CC captain Baxter refuses to get carried away

Tom Baxter.
Tom Baxter.

Despite seeing his side win their opening five matches of the season, Boston Cricket Club First XI captain Tom Baxter is refusing to get carried away.

Boston are determined to return to the Lincs ECB Premier at the first attempt.

However, Baxter is concentrating on the job at hand instead of dreaming of trophies.

He said: “It has been a great start to the season, but talk of winning the league is a long way away yet.

“If we are in this position come August and September then I may start to think about winning the league.”

Boston were relegated from the Lincolnshire ECB Premier League in 2012.

Joining Boston near the top of the table are Billingborough and Stamford, who have also won five games so far this year and finished second and third respectively last year.

“We are yet to play either of them and they will hopefully both be very good games,” Baxter continued.

“Billingborough are a proven outfit at this level and have consistently been there or thereabouts over the past six years.

“Stamford have worked their way through the leagues very quickly and proven that they are more than capable of making a championship charge in 2013.”

“As I continue to say, we still have a very young side.

“I sometimes forget how young we are. I’ve been playing senior cricket for nine years now and I’m only 23.”

“In this side, I am the third oldest and I am still learning my game.

“Although being young, I think we have a lot of valuable experience.”

Baxter also added praise to the whole side stating: “The lads have been brilliant so far. They are a great set of lads to lead.”