Boston Cricket Club unveil plans to become the county’s ‘Premier’ side

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BOSTON Cricket Club have spelt out a vision that they hope can make them the top team in the county.

The Lincs ECB Premier season begins on Saturday, with the Mayflower men playing host to Louth at Rosebery Avenue.

However, success on the field this weekend is just one step in a five-year plan that the club hopes can make them the dominant force in the division.

Boston have already secured the services of former List A bowler Elliot Wilson, who is currently studying to become one of just a handful of Level Four coaches across the globe.

And captain Paul Timby says his new signing is a major factor in the side’s dreams.

“We have a five-year plan to become the county’s premier club - and that starts this season,” Timby told The Standard.

“Elliot is very much part of that. He has been running coaching sessions with the seniors and is soon to begin his work with an academy (young players being primed to eventually break into the First XI).

“He has also been coaching at Boston Grammar School, looking to get more people involved in cricket.

“Elliot is here as a player and a coach but also as someone involved with our business plan.”

Boston have a full First XI team to choose from ahead of Saturday’s curtain opener with Louth as Australian wicketkeeper Matt Ward lands in the country today (Wednesday).

After finishing last season in ninth place, Timby says the first task for the club now, and in their five-year goal, is to better that finish.

And the squad seem to have hit form at the right time, with teenage batsman Jonathan Cheer thumping 199 runs in two friendlies this weekend.