Poole and Morley hit centuries

Tom Poole.
Tom Poole.

Tom Poole and Chris Morley both struck centuries as Boston CC Seconds beat Billingborough Seconds by 278 runs.

Saturday’s result means Luke Gilding’s side remain second in the South Lincs and Border League Division One.

With the coin coming down favourably for the Boston captain, he elected to bat.

Openers Morley and Poole took swift advantage of this by scoring at 10 runs an over for the first five overs.

“Pooley and Morley were dominant from the off today and both went out there with nothing but runs on their minds,” Gilding said.

Boston’s dominance continued as landmarks were aimed for, achieved and passed.

Poole achieved 50, a 100-run opening partnership followed by Morley reaching his half century.

The moment everyone was waiting for soon arrived Tom Poole achieving his first century in all forms of cricket.

This was soon followed by his senior partner Morley reaching three figures and his first century for Boston.

As Boston accelerated towards 300, wickets began to be taken with Poole (138) and Morley (102) being removed in consecutive overs.

Gilding was dismissed for a quickfire 16 while Michael Musson and Damian Lawson (both 14) got the score to 322-3 before Gilding declared in the 36th over.

With the ball, Boston dismissed 10-man Billingborough for 44.

With the ever dependable Tim Bell and returning Mick Troops having the new ball in hand, wickets were not hard to come by, removing three Billingbourgh batsmen each in their opening spells.

The introduction of Ben Troops had an immediate impact having the batsmen edge behind to the ever dependable Rowan Evans.

Following a run out, Gilding took the final wicket.

Boston Sunday Secondsbeat Old Lincolnians by four wickets in the Lincoln League Division Two.

The away side were dismissed for 169, Boston posting 170-6.