Jonny Cheer has returned to Boston Cricket Club.
The talented batsman left to Mayflower three years ago following the club’s relegation from the top tier, knowing that remaining in the Lincs ECB Premier League would enhance his chances of representing the county.
After a successful 2015 campaign that saw the First and Second XI both achieve promotion, 2016 is going to be a much bigger and tougher challenge for the Boston club.
But Cheer has agreed to return to the club after three years plying his trade at Woodhall Spa and Sleaford.
“Jonny has scored a lot of Premier League runs over the past few years and I have no doubt that will continue in 2016,” said skipper Tom Baxter.
“He’s a great addition to our squad.”
Boston won all but one game in the South Lincs and Border League’s Premier Division last year as they raced to promotion.
But Baxter is adamant that his side must improve if they are to retain their place in the county’s top flight.
“We are under no illusions that this step up is going to be massive,” Baxter continued.
“A lot of sides have come up and gone straight back down because of the big gap.”
Boston are not the only newcomers as Nettleham also return to the Lincolnshire ECB Premier League.
Boston’s 2016 season starts on Sunday, January 17 when the club begin their indoor training sessions at Kirton Middlecott Sports Centre.
The sessions take place between 10am and 12noon.
“We had a great year last year but we need to hit the ground running on the 17th and make sure we are as ready as we can be come April,” Baxter added. “We may only have one or two new faces in the side come April but the squad from last year will all have a chance to prove they are capable of achieving success at the next level.
“There were some stand-out performances in the Second XI from Tom Poole, Michael Musson and Tim Bell, who will be very likely to be pushing for First XI spots come April.”
This year will also see Boston host the International Lashings XI on July 29.
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