“Too late, but full of character” - Boston Cricket Club captain Tom Baxter gives final verdict

TOM Baxter believes his Boston Cricket Club First XI can be proud of how they completed the Lincs ECB Premier campaign.

The Mayflower men finished bottom of the pile and will have to play a waiting game to see whether they’ll begin next year in the county’s top flight or the South Lincs and Border League Division One.

However, Baxter’s first season as captain has been one which was seemingly dominated by players leaving the club.

Elliott Wilson, Josh Newton and Paul Timby were among those to move on following last season’s third-placed finish, while overseas player Daniel Hegarty moved to Woodhall Spa midway through the campaign.

Despite this, Boston finished on a high with success at Grimsby Town.

“We managed to put a performance together when it was too late,” admitted Baxter.

“On Saturday, we showed a lot of character.

“It would have been easy to write the season off, but we came out and put in a performance we can be proud of.”

Baxter also praised Saihan Azim since his elevation into the First XI in recent weeks, scoring 65 on Saturday.

“Saihan batted brilliantly,” he added.

“He has come into the first team and managed to find his feet and batted brilliantly. His scores have got better every week.

“I am pleased he ended his season by finally reaching his first Premier League half century.”

And signing off, Baxter added: “As captain, all I can say is thanks to everybody who has had something to do with our First team this year.

“It would have been easy to walk away when we were struggling, but that isn’t in our nature.”