Troops hits 101


Seventeen-year-old Ben Troops struck an unbeaten century as Boston Thirds beat Pinchbeck on Saturday.

Troops reached 101 - including 11 fours - as his side posted 226-6 in this South Lincs and Border League Division Two contest.

Sean Barnett (38) and Luke Gilding (28) helped the score tick along while Shaun Moore’s 10 also added to the total.

In response, Pinchbeck were dismissed for 77 in the 32nd over.

Ian Morris claimed six wickets for the loss of 25 runs.

Gilding (two), Wills Barker and Moore claimed the remaining wickets.

Boston’s Sunday Firsts were beaten by five wickets at Cherry Willingham in the Lincoln and District Premier Division.

Boston’s 214-8 was surpassed by the hosts’ 217-5.

In Division One, Boston’s Sunday Seconds beat Morton by six wickets.

Morton posted 209-9, with the home side bettering that with 210-4.