RISHTON stalwart Peter Sleep made it to the top of the game as a Test player with Australia but admits that a Worsley Cup triumph would also provide a cherished memory before he hangs up his boots.
Sleep helped Rishton win the Lancashire League in 1995 and has also enjoyed an Inter-League Trophy triumph with the Blackburn Road club.
The Worsley Cup has so far proved elusive but a semi-final clash at Todmorden on Sunday gives the veteran all-rounder the chance to put the record straight.
"I have not won a great deal in England, trophy-wise so it would be nice to win it. It would be a big thing for me to get to the final so hopefully we can do it on Sunday."
The 48-year-old leg-spinning batsman has played a key role in Rishton's revival this season.
And after beating Todmorden in the league at the start of May, Sleep is confident Rishton can book their place in their ninth final with a repeat of their epic final win over the Yorkshire club of 50 years ago.
He added: "I think we have got a really good chance of getting there. We have been quite lucky with the draw so far and now everything hinges on Sunday.
"Hopefully we will play well enough but if we play as well as we have in the last few weeks we should be able to make it.
"There are a lot of youngsters in the team, which makes it difficult. But hopefully they have come of age a little bit this season. That makes it worthwhile.
"The likes of Shaun Wyse, Shaun Hutchinson and Richard Rostron have been playing well and Scott Greaves has done a good job as captain."
With a minimum of five bowlers required it will require a team effort to take Rishton through against a side currently one place above them in the league table to face either Ramsbottom or Haslingden on August 7.
But inevitably professional Kumar Dharmasena will have a key role to play and the Sri Lankan all-rounder has all ready shown his liking for the competition with unbeaten centuries in Rishton's wins over Church and Colne in the earlier rounds.
"He wants to win and get into the final. He has played a major part in every game so far and wants to do well and get us there," added Sleep, who has warmed up for the tie with a week's cricket in Holland as part of a touring side.
Before Sunday's big date, Rishton face a derby clash with struggling Accrington in the league at Blackburn Road on Saturday.