On a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon Horncastle Cricket Club hosted a pre-season friendly against Boston and just couldn’t match the scoring of the visiting batsman.
Despite tidy bowling and committed fielding Horncastle were unable to stifle the Boston batsman, who finished on 172 for 4 off their 40 overs.
When Horncastle’s three opening batsman all failed to trouble the scorers it was clear it was going to be an uphill battle to get anywhere near Boston’s total. Horncastle were bowled out for a miserable 52 runs inside 20 overs.
New club skipper Nic Hill will be looking for an improved performance this Saturday, when his side open their league campaign with an home fixture against Alford 2nds.