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Noott focusing on Grampound Road with title race set for thrilling climax
Falmouth Cricket Club captain Adrian Noott says whatever happens this season, his side have already over-achieved by winning the Vinter Cup and still being in a position to challenge Werrington for the league title with only two games remaining.
A convincing win over Camborne on Bank Holiday Monday pulled Falmouth back to within seven points of the league leaders, and with a final day showdown at Trescobeas against Werrington looming large, Noott’s side may yet have cause to celebrate a league and cup double.
But with a tricky weekend fixture against Grampound Road to negotiate first, the Falmouth captain is refusing to get carried away.
“If we don’t get a result against Grampound then the following weekend’s result is irrelevant,” he said.
“We’re in a position that we’ve not been in as a club for the best part of 20 years, we’ve already won the Vinter Cup which is more than we anticipated, but we won’t be thinking about that. We’ve just got to do what we’ve been doing all year. The Camborne performance was excellent. Now we need to take that into Saturday.”
Monday’s game was a far cry from the nerve-jangler at Trescobeas against Truro on Saturday, when only a devastating bowling display from Antony Angove kept Falmouth in the title race after they were restricted to 111 all out.
“It’s been like that all season,” said Noott.
“When we’ve needed them people have chipped in. Whenever there’s been a challenge that we as a group have needed to step up to we have done.
“Now we’ve just got to try and maintain that over the next two games, starting at Grampound.”