Boston Cricket Club-s Twenty20 vision... to lift the Winkworth Cup

Boston's Ricky Drury takes aim during Saturday's victory. AL
Boston's Ricky Drury takes aim during Saturday's victory. AL

BOSTON Cricket Club have set their sights on lifting their first silverware of the season on Monday.

The Mayflower men will take part in the finals day of the Winkworth Cup, aiming to be crowned the county’s top Twenty20 side.

Competing at Sleaford’s London Road ground, Boston will take on Lindum in their semi-final (1.30pm).

The winning side will progress to the final, to be held later that day, against the victors in the other semi, which sees Bracebridge Heath face Grimsby Town.

“If we put in the sort of performance we know we’re capable of then we’ve got a good chance,” said captain Paul Timby.

“It’s our goal to win the event and to go on to represent Lincolnshire in the regional finals.

“We lost to Bracebridge in the final last year, so if we end up facing them again we will be looking for a bit of revenge.”

Boston booked their place in the final four by topping their qualifying group, which also featured Nettleham and Market Deeping.

But first, Boston have to travel to face Lincs ECB Premier basement side Nettleham on Saturday.

“Obviously they’re struggling, they’ve lost their top two players - Warren Nel and Andy Carter,” Timby added.

“We’ll go there looking to win, but refusing to take them for granted.”

Timby also called for his batsmen to start scoring more runs.

Despite being bowled out for 154 on Saturday, they still managed to record a 78-run victory over Lindum, thanks to an inspired bowling display from Elliot Wilson.