Baston pick up crucial victory

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BASTON brushed aside promotion hopefuls Boston 2nds as they finally ended their losing streak in division two of the South Lincs and Border League on Sunday.

Despite losing the toss, Baston made early inroads into the Boston batting order as Steve Richardson and Anthony Morris Jnr both claimed wickets in their first overs, with keeper Chris Bower taking good catches to both.

Luke Gilding steadied the ship for the home side, adding a quick 50 to push the score to 58-3 but Baston’s new signing David Brew came into the attack and took a wicket straight after drinks with Evans (12) chopping onto his stumps.

The visitors were now on top with Brew taking another wicket (2-29) before John Lamin cleaned up the tail with a fine spell of off-spin to take 4 for 23. With Gilding stranded on 73no, Boston were all out for 109.

Baston’s run chase started well although Jon Howard and Anthony Morris Snr were lucky early on as they were both dropped twice. Morris was clean bowled for 20 but Baston had made a good start.

John Lamin (8), Bower (1) and Brew (4) offered Howard good assistance as he reached 50, his second of the season, pushing on to 58 before he was bowled by a beauty in the 38th over, with captain Gilding turning a leg break a long way.

By that time however, the damage had been done and Baston wrapped up the five wicket victory in the next over.

Captain Tim Dyer said: “It was a good victory and I’m pleased we managed to get 20 points on the board.

“I am also delighted to welcome David Brew on board, and hopefully he can make a difference as we come to the business end of the season.”