Boston Cricket Club
Address: Rosebery Avenue, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 7QR
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Boston Cricket Club, which was founded in 1844, has gradually expanded and is now one of the largest cricket clubs in Lincolnshire with three senior sides and junior sides at under 15, 13 and 11 age groups.
Boston started as a group of friends, who decided to play cricket in the town. Boston have played the majority of their cricket from The Mayflower Cricket Ground.
2015 was a big year for Boston Cricket Club as we looked to raise the profile of the Club and ultimately ensure that the 1st XI gains promotion back to the top level of cricket in Lincolnshire, the ECB Premier Division.
We have been working very hard behind the scenes to get the Club into a sound financial position with various fund raising events together with securing new advertising and sponsorship and now we are very pleased to say that we have decided to host an International Cricket Event in July 2016 when the famous Lashings All Stars will bring a select X1 to play Boston Cricket Club 1st X1 at The Mayflower Sports Ground.
Players likely to feature in the Lashings X1 could include Devon Malcolm, John Emburey, Herschelle Gibbs, Saqlain Mushtaq, Brian Lara, Corey Collymore, Chris Schofield plus many more international superstars.
This represents a tremendous opportunity for Boston Cricket Club to promote itself and the Town with corporate guests able to enjoy a three course lunch in the marquee from 12 noon before settling down to watch what I am sure will be an entertaining T20 contest.
A great opportunity for local businesses to entertain clients and staff alike or for cricketing fans to get together to enjoy some hospitality and entertainment prior to the match and we would like to invite you to book a table, tickets, advertising or sponsorship for the event which will offer:
- Silver Ticket Tables of 10 people @ £50 per person
- 3 course sit down meal with private bar in marquee
- Meal commences at 12 noon
- Junior Cricket Coaching from 10.00am
- Children's entertainment around the ground
- Photograph and player autographs available
- Kit Sponsor, Event Sponsor, Match Ball Sponsor, Stump Sponsor, Match Programme Sponsor all available (please see attached)
- £100 non-refundable deposit required to secure your table with the full balance payable by 31st May, 2016
To help the Club and be part of this major sporting event in the Town please contact the event organiser Dave Newman on
email: [email protected] or mobile number 07984 908234
The Mayflower Cricket Ground is part of the Boston Amateur Sports Association which also involves local Hockey, Archery, Squash, Pool, Shooting and Darts teams. The Mayflower Cricket Ground has improved over time thanks mainly to the dedicated ground staff of John Elleray, Dave Gilding and the current groundsman, Steve Elleray, Boston are now one of only two sides to have to two pitches on the same site.
In more recent times, in 2001, Boston gained promotion to the Lincolnshire ECB Premier League for the first time. This was achieved under the captaincy of club legend, the late John Elleray. Boston fought hard to retain their league status over the next five years before eventually suffering relegation to the South Lincs and Border League in 2007.
In 2008, Boston only just missed out on promotion back to the Lincolnshire ECB Premier League at the first time of asking, finishing 2nd. Promotion was achieved a year later in 2009 under the captaincy of Paul Timby. The club went from strength to strength, achieving its best finish in 2011 when they finished 3rd. A year later, Boston lost the services of club coach, Elliot Wilson, now at Worcestershire CCC, and club captain Paul Timby and were relegated back to the South Lincs and Border Premier Division.
With Club Captain Tom Baxter at the helm, Boston have competed at the upper end of the South Lincs and Border Premier Division, finishing 4th and 2nd over the past two years respectively and are now working extremely hard to secure a return to the top flight of Lincolnshire cricket.
Although Boston will be searching for promotion back to the Lincolnshire ECB Premier League, the aim is to take the whole Club forward, with all three Saturday sides looking to challenge at the top of their respective leagues. Boston’s off the field work has seen them secure a three years kit sponsorship deal with local insurance brokers, Burgess Thompson & Richardson Ltd. The winter months has seen Boston recruit several players to strengthen across all sides.
2015 is the first year of Chris Wade’s chairmanship and already a lot of work has been done behind the scenes in ensuring that the Club has a sound financial base and a structure in place from which to progress. The most notable event in the club’s diary is the hosting of The Lashings World XI which has been secured for Friday 29th July 2016.