Thirds sitting pretty


SLBL Division Two

Boston 3rds 128, Spalding 3rds 25 - Boston won by 103 runs.

Boston Thirds reached the halfway point of the season sitting pretty in second place after a crushing victory over Spalding Thirds.

Boston were asked to bat in cloudy conditions and amassed a total of 128 all out from 38 overs, with double figure contributions from Sean Barnett (23), Liam Bent (16), Steve Elleray (15), Ian Morris (11), Peter Ward (11) and Dickie Thornton making a return to the club with a valuable 10.

The pick of the Spalding bowlers were Jacques Ripley (3-17) and the experienced Andrew Cook (3-32).

After the tea interval, 10 man Spalding had 51 overs to reach 129 runs.

Boston opened up with Morris and Steve Appleyard and within 16 overs the deadly duo had ripped through the batting line up; Morris with an impressive 4-4 off eight overs and Appleyard 3-20 off eight overs.

The main threat, Eddie Seymour, made nine before a brilliant run out by Ward.

Unfortunately for Spalding’s Ashley Bright, running to the non strikers end, he suffered a bad knee injury and had to leave the field.

Spalding were all out for 25 off 16 overs and Boston gained 17 points in their pursuit of promotion.