Boston CC are enjoying the taste of success

BOSTON Cricket Club may have moved up to second in the Lincs ECB Premier Division, following Saturday’s victory over Louth, but captain Paul Timby says his side are keeping their feet firmly on the ground.

“There are only a few points separating us from teams down near the bottom, so we’re not taking anything for granted,” Timby said.

“We’re currently second, and that’s on merit, but we know a couple of defeats could make all the difference - so we’re just working hard and looking to do our best.”

On Saturday, the Mayflower men host Market Deeping, who recorded a narrow three-wicket victory over Boston at the start of the season.

However, after finding their feet, and picking up the Albion Cup in midweek, Timby thinks Deeping will be facing a different team to the one they beat earlier in the campaign.

“We’ve had a taste of success and we’re enjoying it now,” Timby continued.

“That helps momentum within a side.

“It makes us want to continue winning and breeds more confidence.

“We’re not the same team now as the one that lost to Deeping.”

Indeed, that is the case as Elliot Wilson looks to be out for the remainder of the campaign after a coaching accident left him with a fractured eye socket and cheekbone.

However, this will allow Boston the chance to promote Kieran Evans to the First XI.

The teenager has had a week to remember after also being called up to the Lincolnshire Under 15s A team, after beginning the season with the B side.

“We will miss Elliot for the season, but we are confident we still have enough quality in the team to continue to do well this season,” Timby added.

“If we can continue to beat the teams around us, like Deeping, then we will remain in a healthy position.”