Boston CC need ‘miracle’ to stay in the Lincs ECB Premier

Hoggard (right) with chairman Steve Elleray.
Hoggard (right) with chairman Steve Elleray.

IT WILL take ‘miracles’ for Boston Cricket Club to remain in the Lincs ECB Premier, says captain Tom Baxter.

The Mayflower men finished bottom of the county’s top flight this season.

Restructuring for next year was discussed at Wednesday’s Premier League meeting.

And it seems likely Boston will return to the South Lincs and Border League for the 2013 season.

“Although we have to wait until the AGM for full confirmation, I think we would need a couple of miracles to keep us in this league now.” said Baxter

Boston’s likely return is expected to coincide with Spalding’s promotion to the ECB Premier League.

“Spalding deserve their chance in the Prem,” said Baxter.

“Yes, we are disappointed to be going down, and I personally feel we are not the worst team in that league.

“But the table is there for all to see.

“We will set about re-building for 2013.”

Former England bowler Matthew Hoggard was a guest at the club’s sportsmans’ dinner last week, where he spoke about his career to the crowd at Boston West Golf Club.

Boston Cricket Club will continue their sponsorship deal with Acorn Taxi’s in 2013, but they are also looking for sponsorship to cover ground naming, net facilities and individual players.

Anyone interested can contact boston_cc@hotmail.co.uk

Boston’s Thirds earned a seven-wicket victory over Burgh in their South Lincs and Border League Division Three clash on saturday.

Haffi Mazhar and Paul Deans took two wickets each as Burgh were out on 123.

Charles Lenton (48), Paul Tetther (36 not out) and Dave Gilding (29) guided Boston to 124-3.

Boston Sunday Seconds lost their Lincoln and District League Division One match against Morton.

Morton were bowled out for 124.

However, the Mayflower men could not match their opponents’ total, being dismissed for 96.

Boston’s Sunday Firsts’ clash at Lundum in the Premier Division was abandoned.