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Worsley Cup hero has eyes on the double
MAN of the match Ben Heap savoured the moment as Lowerhouse claimed the glory from an enthralling Worsley Cup final last night – and immediately targeted a league and cup double.
Heap scored 75 to help his side to 192-9 at a boistrous West End – but amid gathering gloom Church looked capable of overhauling that.
However, the Lowerhouse nerve held and Heap was full of smiles as he led the celebrations.
“I wanted this,” he said. “I am the leading scorer in the competition this year and this final was between the two best cup teams in the league.
“We are delighted to have won, it means so much to everyone.
“Now we want to go on and try to win the double. That would be a fabulous achievement.”
Skipper Charlie Cottam lavished the praise on his men and the Lowerhouse travelling army of supporters and said: “They are something else.
“Everyone in the league knows about the fans, they are the best and they will have a good night and I will enjoy it with them.”
Cottam believed his side’s 192-9 was a testing score but admitted: “If Saeed Anwar had stopped there until the end they would have won.
“He played the almost perfect innings but Jon Finch came out and, as he always does, stepped up with something special by bowling Saeed.
“I am delighted for everyone.”
“It goes without saying I am gutted,” said Sam Tucker, who delayed starting a job in Hong Kong in order to have one more season with Church.
“It just wasn’t to be and full credit to Lowerhouse.”
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