Ashington Cricket Club’s midweek captain Scott Dunn showered praise on his side after they beat Alnwick to claim the A2 Divisional League Cup final.
He said they fully deserved to claim the silverware after Friday night’s 15 runs success.
In glorious sunshine, and in front of an estimated crowd swelling more than 200, the Colliers edged home which brought the first XI their first trophy for nine seasons.
And Dunn, who is in charge of team affairs in midweek matches, was naturally upbeat afterwards.
“I was delighted with the win,” he said.
“We’ve played hard all season and deserved that.
“We have done well so far in the league as well as in the cups and played so well and worked hard for each other.
“On top of that, the batting, bowling and fielding has been excellent throughout.”
Reflecting on the first half, Dunn admitted that he had been worried as his side plunged to 11-3.
“I lost the toss and we were put in, but that was irrelevant because I would have batted in any case,” he said.
“However at 11-3 I must admit that I was worried at first, but Steve Harmison and Daniel Grant pulled it around and got us back on track brilliantly.
“Then after Harmy had been unfortunately run out, Daniel saw us home to a good score with a half century.”
Dunn also heaped praise on the bowlers.
“Callum (Storey) and Sonu (Singh) got us off to a good start and again we fielded brilliantly,” he said.
“Slow bowlers Greg Williams and Chris Watson came on to take the pace off things, especially for Michael Threlfall, Alnwick’s dangerous player who looked as if he wanted pace on the ball.”
Dunn revealed that Threlfall had fallen into a well laid trap.
“The plan worked to get Threlfall out because it was a bad ball from Greg but it got us the vital wicket and has gone on to win us the game really,” he said.