DAVID Ormerod says he won’t get too carried away with Accrington CC’s Worsley Cup success - because they want to stay focused on winning the Lancashire League as well.
There were a few bad heads on Monday morning as Accrington celebrated their 104-run win over Todmorden on Sunday which led to their first trophy in 22 years.
But the Thorneyholme Road skipper said the success will be forgotten for now as they look to extend their 21 point lead at the top of the table.
"We will enjoy the moment but, although we have got a good lead, at 12 points for a win and nine games to go, it could soon be eaten away.
"The double isn’t out of the question but we won’t get too carried away."
The cup win has been a long time coming for a club that almost went out of existence last year due to financial difficulties.
"It is a fantastic win and beyond all expectations after finishing bottom of the league last season," continued Ormerod.
"The club has struggled over the last 10 years and more but we have got some good players in and a superb pro and it has come together this season.
"It was great to play in front of a huge crowd and it is superb for the club and everyone behind the scenes after all the troubles.
"It is mind blowing and I am very proud to be a part of this - especially as the club have waited more than 20 years for it. No one wants to let go of the cup."
While Sri Lankan professional Roy Silva smashed 111, youngster Toby Bulcock, 17, made a big contribution with a quick-fire 39, four wickets and a brilliant catch to see off Todmorden dangerman Gulam Bodi.
"Toby is a talented batsman, bowler and fielder. Some of his catches are stunning," said the captain. "He is going to go far in his cricket career and he will be a professional someday.
"He has come of age this season and I think he will have a long and illustrious career.
"But we have a good mixture of experience in the likes of Graham Lloyd, me and Paul Carroll and youth who are all shining.
"And I was pleased for Damian Clarke who took the last wicket - he has been through the difficult times, stuck it out and people like him deserved the win."