Boston Cricket Club captain Tom Baxter has told his First XI to go out and prove they’re good enough to play in the county’s top flight.
Boston were relegated from the Lincs ECB Premier last season.
And with dropping to the South Lincs and Border League Division One, top-scoring batsman Jonny Cheer and his brother, bowler Colin, have left for Woodhall and Bourne respectively, as they bid to remain in the county set-up.
Instead of licking his wounds, Baxter has laid down the gauntlett.
He said: “They will be missed, but it is a chance for others to show that they are good enough for the next level.”
Boston Cricket Club have extended their sponsorship deals with Acorn Taxis and Massala Zone this season.
The First XI start the campaign with three consecutive home games, beginning on April 27.
They will be expected to be in contention to bounce straight back but skipper Baxter is not getting carried away.
“We came down from the Premier League last year and will be aiming to finish as high as we can,” he added.
“This is a competitive league and Billingborough and Stamford have done very well over the past two years.
“I firmly believe I have a group of cricketers that should be able to get us to where we want to be by September, but that will only happen by winning games.”
On Saturday and Sunday, the club will be finalising their preparations with the annual GroundForce weekend.
All are welcome to attend (from 8.30am).