Firsts end campaign away at rivals Louth

Tom Baxter.
Tom Baxter.

Boston Cricket Club Firsts will conclude their Lincs ECB Premier season at Louth on Saturday.

The Mayflower men are sat in ninth spot and cannot drop any lower.

They are relying on Woodhall Spa to lose to lowly Grimsby if they are to have any chance of jumping up the league table.

However, captain Tom Baxter has made it clear he has other priorities.

“If I was a betting man, I would say we would finish in ninth place,” skipper Baxter said.

“I cannot see Woodhall not beating Grimsby, and we would need to beat Louth - without them getting many points at all - if we are to jump over them.

“Like I said last week, where we finish now is irrelevant.

“I want us to put in a performance to end the season that we can be happy with.”

After winning promotion to the top flight 12 months ago, Boston will be happy to have given a good account of themselves in a number of games in the county’s top flight, and proven they are good enough to stay in this league for another year.

“We’ve had some really good games,” Baxter reflected.

“There have been a lot of close games and some could have gone either way.

“It has been a good challenge and we are playing at the best club level we can, and we will start planning for 2017 as soon as Saturday is over.”

Boston will be hoping to get a full game in on Saturday to end the season after two abandonments against Nettleham and Market Deeping in previous weeks.

On winning promotion back to the top flight, Boston made it clear that consolidating their place was the top priority.

But it has also been a campaign to remeber for the Mayflower men following a successful contest against the Lashings All Stars, who included Monty Panesar and Gordon Greenidge in their ranks on that day.