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Read: I want that trophy

Read: I want that trophy

Nottinghamshire captain Chris Read says getting to Lord's is just half the job and is desperate not to come away empty handed from Saturday's YB40 final with Glamorgan.

The Outlaws, who are widely considered favourites for Saturday's showpiece event, haven't been to Lord's since 1989 for a one-day final and Read wants to make sure it's been worth the wait.

I don't want to come away without the trophy

"I've been in the game a while, and just getting to Lord's has eluded me until now," the 35-year-old wicket-keeper said.

"It's something that I've always wanted to do and I know the rest of the team feel exactly the same way.

"We've got Lumby [Michael Lumb] in the side who's played in a couple of Lord's finals and he keeps telling me how it's such great day.

"But I'll be stressing to the guys that's only part of it. There's a massive job to be done on the day and I don't want to come away without the trophy."

Saturday's final promises to be a fitting finale to the county cricket summer as both sets of fans make their way to the Home of Cricket to cheer on their sides.

And Read, who played one Test match and three ODIs for England at Lord's, knows the importance of the travelling support to the Notts cause.

He continued: "I think the support this year has been absolutely fantastic in all forms of the game.

"The players haven't been there [Lord's] since 1989 and that's exactly the same for the fans.

"I'm assuming there's a fair few who may have been down here all those years ago who will want to revisit that.

"There'll also be many new fans as well hopefully who are hoping to see some silverware lifted at the Home of Cricket."

Notts Outlaws face Glamorgan at Lord's on Saturday 21 September in the finale of the 2013 season. Tickets are available to buy online now.

Read: I don't want to come away empty handed

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