Victory for Boston CC Seconds


SLBL Premier

Belton Park 146, Boston 2nds 149-2 - Boston won by eight wickets.

Boston CC’s Seconds opened their 2016 campaign with victory at Belton Park - and all 20 points.

Luke Gilding’s newly-promoted side claimed an eight-wicket success in their first South Lincs and Border League Premier Division contest.

After inserting the hosts into bat, Mickey Troops and Daniel Lumley took the new ball and Boston found themselves in a tricky situation in the early exchanges.

Belton Park openers Daniel Reynolds and Harry Brewin both notched up more than 25 runs in the first 10 overs.

The partnership was broken when Ben Troops was brought in to the attack, taking the wicket of Reynolds (28), caught expertly behind the stumps by Chris Morley.

Ben Troops got one more Belton scalp whilst father Micky made some great inroads for the visitors.

A smart bit of fielding by Rowan Evans saw Harry Brewin run out just nine short of his half century.

Boston took the initiative and wickets fell at regular intervals and when Daniel Lumley took his first wicket of the day it signalled the end of the Belton Park innings, all out for 146.

“All of the bowlers earned their stripes today,” said skipper Luke Gilding.

After tea Boston openers David Gilding and Chris Morley took to the crease and set about chasing the total.

Both Boston batsmen were dismissed leg before wicket.

The two men that were charged with the Boston recovery were Damian Lawson and Ben Troops.

These two deep in tricky conditions continued to battle hard against a fierce Belton bowing line up.

Lawson passed his half century and with Ben Troops supporting him the entire way (21 not out) as Boston cantered across the line with eight wickets in hand and 11 overs left.

Lawson finished the game with an unbeaten 55 and, together with his two wickets, earned himself the title of man of the match.