Bell claims five-wicket haul as Seconds claim victory

Tim Bell.
Tim Bell.

Boston Cricket Club’s Second XI kept their promotion push on track with a 91-run victory at Heckington.

The result sees them remain in fourth spot in the South Lincs and Border League Division One.

The away side were put into bat on a tricky wicket, with former Heckington player Chris Morley joining Rob Grant.

Heckington opening bowler James Wilson picked up the wickets of Grant (two), Michael Musson (0) and Saihan Azim (two) within three overs

When Morley was dismissed for 10 Boston were on 18-4.

Damian Lawson joined Luke Gilding at the crease and the revival began.

Gilding walked for 19 but Lawson and Ben Troops put on a fantastic partnership of 76 in the most unenvious of situations.

When Lawson was dismissed for 59, the score was on 126-­6.

When the wickets of Ben Troops (32) and Tim Bell (0) fell in quick succession Boston looked a few short of a good score, this was until the calm head of Rowan Evans and the raw talent of Jack Tetther saw a combination of boundary hitting, excellent running and solid defensive work.

Evans ended 33 not out and Tetther 13 not as Boston posted 194-­8 off their 45 overs.

Michael Troops and Tim Bell began with the ball for Boston, with Bell making the breakthrough, having the dangerous Charlesworth caught by Morley for 29.

With the opening stand broken, wickets began to tumble.

Troops added a dismissal before Bell grabbed all the plaudits securing his fourth five-wicket haul of the season.

Ben Troops and Saihan Azim (two) then claimed victims before Gilding took the final wicket of the day to hand his side a 19-point victory as Heckington were all out for 103.

Boston Thirds were beaten by two wickets at Grantham Fourths in the SLBL Division Two.

Boston were dimissed for 158 before the hosts responded for 159-8.

Shaun Moore (33 not out), Sam Holland (29) and Wills Barker (22) batted well for Boston.

With the ball, Moore (three), Barker (two) and Steve Appleyard took wickets.