Read ready for 'dream' Lord's final
Published: 11 September 2013
Nottinghamshire captain Chris Read
Notts Outlaws captain Chris Read says making the YB40 Final at Lord's is a dream come true for his side, as they aim for a first one-day trophy since 1989.
Read, speaking to ECB.co.uk, believes the showdown with Glamorgan is the culmination of several years of hard work one the shorter formats for a side who have been consistently one of the strongest in four day cricket for the past decade or more.
"It's a dream come to true to be at Lord's for a final," said the Notts wicket-keeper.
"In my time at Notts a white ball trophy has eluded us but I think over the last few years we've been improving in this form of the game."
Read, who made the last of his 52 England appearances in 2007, played a key role in Nottinghamshire's 2005 and 2010 title victories, as well as helping record two consecutive runners-up finishes in 2008 and 2009.
And the 35-year-old was clearly delighted at finally having the chance to add a white ball trophy to his CV at the tail end of his career.
"I'm so proud of the two championships which I've been part of the Nottinghamshire side winning - they're probably the highlights of my career," he added.
"I've now also got an opportunity to try and put us on the one-day map and win a trophy, so this final is absolutely huge."