Century sees Azim back in contention

Saihan Azim.
Saihan Azim.
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Boston Cricket Club will be aiming to climb back up the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division table when they entertain winless Skegness Seconds on Saturday.

Last weekend’s two-wicket defeat to title favourites Grantham saw the Mayflower men slip from top spot to fourth in the standings.

However, just six points separate them from table-topping Grantham.

And with that in mind, skipper Tom Baxter is hoping for a maximum 20-point haul against the struggling Seasiders on Saturday.

“Players need to stand up and be counted,” said Baxter, issuing a rallying call.

“They have the shirt at the minute and it is their job to keep it.

“We need to get back to winning ways.

“It’s strange as we have come out of that result on Saturday with a bit of momentum because of our fantastic effort in the field.”

Indeed, Boston didn’t fare well with the bat.

The Mayflower men were dismissed for just 63 runs.

But with the ball it was a different story as they took eight wickets before their hosts finally achieved that total of 64.

Boston may be forced into a couple of changes for Saturday’s home fixture.

“Changes are always good,” Baxter continued.

“People in form can come in. One being Saihan Azim (pictured), who scored 102 for the Seconds.

“He will be back in the side this week.”