Ten-wicket success... yet again

Tim Bell.
Tim Bell.

The Boston Cricket Club Seconds recorded their second successive 10-wicket victory to sit second in the South Lincs and Border League Division One.

Visitors Skegness Seconds were dismissed for 122, before Boston posted 123 without the loss of a wicket... which sees the Mayflower side up to second in the standings, 18 points behind Market Deeping Seconds.

Skegness elected to bat but Tim Bell and Michael Troops were given the new ball and looked to make the early breakthrough.

Wickets fell at regular intervals, and with stand-in captain Chris Morley alternating the bowlers, no batsmen were able to settle.

When Paul Deans entered the attack, the runs slowed and he bowled his 11 overs, only conceding eight runs and picking up three wickets in the process.

Bell also claimed three wickets, while Ben Troops (two) and Michael Troops (one) also claimed victims.

Skegness were bowled out for 122.

Boston openers Morley and Tom Poole then went out and showed an attacking intent, with the ball racing to the boundary regularly.

The hosts reached their victory total within 14 overs.

On Saturday, Boston host table-toppers Market Deeping, who have yet to lose this season.

Boston Thirds were beaten by 132 runs at Timberlands in the SLBL Division Two.

The hosts posted 272-6, with the away side dismissed for 140.

Shaun Moore claimed four Timberlands wickets with Nick Thurlby adding a dismissal and Tom Appleyard chipping in with a run out.

Appleyard top scored with 44 runs, support coming from Moore (28) and Scott Gray (17).

Boston’s Sunday Firsts beat Lindum by seven wickets in the Lincoln Sunday League Premier Division.

Lindum were dismissed for 51 within 17 overs and Boston reached 52-3 within 11 overs. Michael Troops (four), Scott Elleray (two), Tim Bell (two) and Ben Troops (one) took wickets and Charlie Roberts (23) top scored.