Poole’s 76-run haul helps Seconds to a huge victory

Paul Deans.
Paul Deans.

Tom Poole struck 76 runs for Boston Cricket Club Seconds as they recorded a 156-run victory at Billingborough Seconds in the South Lincs and Border League Division One.

Boston were put into bat, and made the most of their chance to clock up the runs.

Poole top scored with 76 before he was run out by Charles Barnard.

However, good support came with the bat as Michael Troops notched his half century before being dismissed for 56.

Michael Musson scored 35 runs and Sam Holland struck an unbeaten 28.

Ten runs from Chris Morley also helped Boston to 224-7 from their 45 overs.

Boston proved just as ruthless with the ball, dismissing their opponents for 68 in less than 28 overs.

Paul Deans took five wickets for the loss of just seven runs as just two Billingborough batsmen reached double figures.

Ben Troops (3-32) and Saihan Azim (2-2) also claimed victims.

Boston Cricket Club’s Sunday First XI earned a 13-run victory at home to Morton.

In this Lincoln and District League Premier Division contest, Boston had posted 111 before being dismissed in the 30th over of the contest.

In response, Morton’s 10th batsman was dismissed in their 34th over, with the away side on 98.

Ryan Croom’s 29 runs were enough to top score for the Mayflower men, with further double-figure scores coming from Rowan Evans (21), Scott Elleray (15) and Sam Holland (11).

Chris Needham’s 42 runs gave Morton a chance of victory, but the opener found himself caught by Tom Poole off Tim Bell’s delivery.

Bell also claimed a second victim (2-11), with further scalps claimed by Tom Baxter (3-7), Ben Vella (2-43), Scott Elleray and Luke Gilding (1-2).