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Success to savour for captain Sugg
6:14pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in Sport
PARTIALLY sighted cricketer Luke Sugg has savoured a brilliant domestic season as he led Warwickshire to a league and cup double.
The Winyates-based player, who also captains England’s Visually Impaired Team, helped the county side win the Primary Club Knockout Cup for the third year in a row by beating Sussex at Northamptonshire’s County Ground.
Warwickshire restricted Sussex to 132 in their allotted 30 overs, with Sugg taking 2-32, and then reached their target of 133 in 18 overs with the Reddich resident hitting an unbeaten 40.
This achievement was repeated on Sunday when Warwickshire travelled to Northamptonshire needing to beat the Steelbacks to pip Yorkshire to the league title.
Warwickshire scored 254-5 in 24 overs, with inspirational captain Sugg hitting 54 not out.
He then took four wickets as Northamptonshire were bowled out for 72.
Sugg will now lead Warwickshire in the National 20/20 Finals on Saturday, September 21, aiming for an unprecedented treble of Blind Cricket Domestic Trophies.
In another successful season individually he is averaging 137 with the bat and has taken 25 wickets.
He continues to receive support from the Redditch Association for the Blind and Kookaburra to assist with equipment and transport costs.
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