That's the spirit for Batty

Batty hails club spirit

By Chris Ellison.   Last Updated: 14/09/07 5:36pm

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Batty: Praise for squad

Batty: Praise for squad

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Worcestershire captain Gareth Batty has heaped praise on his team-mates for the spirit they have shown in clinching the NatWest Pro40 title .

The team were on Thursday celebrating after claiming their first piece of silverware in 13 years following their six-wicket victory over Gloucestershire.

In a tough season, which has seen the Royals relegated from the LV County Championship and their New Road ground hit by floods, this trophy is a welcome tonic for Batty and he insists it is well deserved.

He said: "We won't need any help celebrating. There has never been a season like it for weather in our history. But the lads have been great and the spirit in the team has seen us through.

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"It's our first trophy for so many years and it is great to have won it."

Worcestershire still had to claim the victory under difficult conditions when a floodlight failure threatened to disrupt proceedings.

Talking about the game, the 29-year-old said: "It wasn't an easy total to face, but we haven't lost a one-day game since the start of June.

"The pitch was a good one for batting and the only time I was worried was when the lights went out. That cost us wickets I'm sure, but we had enough in hand to win."

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