Seconds thrash Welby

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Boston Cricket Club’s Second XI picked up 20 points at home to Welby - moving up to fourth in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division.

Welby won the toss and elected to have a bat on what looked like a cracking pitch at the Mayflower.

Michael Troops and Tim Bell opened up for Boston and didn’t have to wait long to make the breakthrough with Bell dismissing opener Anthony Richardson (10).

Boston startedas they meant to go on with both Troops and Bell taking a brace of wickets in their opening spells.

With Welby against the ropes, Boston skipper Luke Gilding turned to the ever-reliable Paul Deans, who made an impact in his very first over with the vital wicket of danger man Simon Meadows (18).

With Bell and Deans keeping the runs to a minimum, wickets continued to tumble and when Ben Troops was introduced he made short work of the Welby tail.

Deans ended the innings withfigures of 3-2-5 and Ben Troops taking two wickets for one run off 2.3 overs.

“As a bowling unit we have been awesome this season, Belly and Mick always start us off well and when you have the quality of Deans and Ben Troops to bring on first and second change it is a fantastic scenario to have,” Gilding said.

Boston bowled Welby out for just 61 with batsmen Simon Meadows top scoring for the visitors with 18.

Boston opened the batting with the in-form Tom Poole and the surprising choice of tail ender Michael Troops.

The Boston innings started off poorly with Poole dismissed off just the third ball.

Musson went for one shot too many and was dismissed for 21 off just 12 balls.

Gilding was bowled after chasing a ball that was not there to be hit, with Boston needing just three further runs to win.

Chris Morley then entered the fray and batted out the rest of over before leaving it to Troops to finish the job with a four, ending the game 33 not out off 20 balls as Boston posted 63-3.