Boston CC move up to fourth after victory at Grimsby Town

Boston 1st XI cricket team players.'Scott Elleray.
Boston 1st XI cricket team players.'Scott Elleray.

BOSTON Cricket Club moved up to fourth in the Lincs ECB Premier Division following a two-wicket victory at Grimsby Town.

In a low-scoring game - interrupted three times by the rain - the Mayflower men came good in the end, but owed much once again to their bowling prowess.

Hosts Grimsby, who sit third in the division, were restricted to 135-9 from their 50 overs thanks to another superb display with the ball.

Four Grimsby batsmen failed to get on the scoreboard as the Boston bowlers were again in inspired form.

Elliot Wilson claimed three wickets for the loss of just 32 runs from his 17 overs.

Colin Cheer claimed two victims while Scott Elleray and Tom Baxter each took a wicket, Andrew Hewitt chipping in with two run-outs.

In bat, Boston again seemed a little laboured as they needed 42 overs to reach the required score of 136.

Opener Jonathan Cheer again failed to replicate the high scores of his early season, being bowled by Carl Taylor for 10.

Matt Ward struck 20 before he was bowled by Gary Tillson.

Paul Timby and Scott Elleray both added scores of 26 as Boston edged closer to their target and Baxter helped himself to 12.

Smaller scores from Peter Moore (five), Wilson (three), Matt Poole (four), Colin Cheer (four not out) and Andrew Hewitt (three not out) saw Boston to victory.