Horsham Trinity set sights on cup final

JPCT. Angus Cox, Horsham Trinity CC captain
JPCT. Angus Cox, Horsham Trinity CC captain

Horsham Trinity will aim to reach the final of the Lord’s International Sunday Cup for the third time in five seasons on Sunday.

Angus Cox takes his young side to Three Bridges to face the Sussex League outfit’s Third XI, where a win will see them face either Portslade or Crawley Eagles - both Invitation League Division 1 title contenders.

Trinity won the cup in their last final in 2009, beating Belgrave Adelaide by seven wickets. They were also beatedn finalists in 2008.

“We have definitely got a chance,” captain Cox said. “I am sure Bridges will be strong, they are a good club, but we have a lot of players available. We will have a good side out but we have to play properly and play hard, we cannot be complacent.”

Trinity, like many clubs in Sussex, have endured a stop-start season. They currently sit sixth in Division 2, while four of their ten matches to date have been lost to the weather.

So to reach a final would make up for what has been a fragmented season, would be a boost for Trinity, who could field a side with as many as eight teenagers.

Cox added: “It has been hard to get a feel for how other sides are doing, but our bowling and our fielding has been good, especially for such a young side. All we can do is focus on what we are good at.”