Howzat for starters? Tom Baxter wants Boston Cricket Club to build upon maiden Lincs ECB Premier victory

Tom Baxter.
Tom Baxter.

TOM Baxter has called for his Boston Cricket Club’s First XI to build upon their first win of the season.

At the 11th time of asking, the Mayflower men broke their Lincs ECB duck on Saturday, defeating Grimsby Town by eight wickets.

Delighted Baxter is refusing to get ahead of himself, but the captain now has a base on which he hopes the club can build.

He said: “After weeks of being on the wrong end of results, we have finally come out on top.

“We are not getting carried away as we all know that we will need a few more wins to stay in this league next year.

“Anybody can beat anybody on their day, so why can’t we string a few wins together and start climbing this table?”

Jonny Cheer (96 not out) and Dan Hegarty (83) hit the majority of the Boston runs, while Colin Cheer claimed five wickets and Baxter added three more.

However, Baxter believes the whole side played their part.

He added: “All 11 of the team deserve the credit.

“Jonny and Dan got the bulk of the runs and Colin and myself shared the wickets, but throughout the day all 11 worked hard at everything they did.”

Baxter will have more options to select from as he picks the side to face Louth at the Mayflower on Saturday.

Richard Tomlin remains unavailable, but batsman Gareth Epton (back injury) and all-rounder Paul Timby should both be in contention.

New signing Will Trim, who has joined from Bourne CC, will also be available.

However, Boston will be without the services of Ricky Drury who will return to action with Boston United.

On Saturday, Boston Seconds travel to face Cavaliers in the South Lincs and Border League Division Two.

In Division Three, the Thirds are away at Timberlands, while a Friendly XI host Grimoldby in the R.P. Smith Friendly League.

A day later, the Sunday Firsts host Cherry Willingham in the Lincoln and District League Premier Division.