Ben Stokes: 'Surreal' cup final excites Durham all-rounder

Ben Stokes
Stokes watched as Durham won the FP Trophy in 2007 but should feature in the 2014 One-Day Cup at Lord's

Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes said it will be "surreal" to play at Lord's in the One-Day Cup final with members of the county's last cup-winning team.

Phil Mustard and Gareth Breese were members of the 2007 Friends Provident Trophy winning squad, and should figure against Warwickshire later this month.

"It's weird to think we watched Phil and Gareth playing in that game," Stokes told BBC Look North.

"It's surreal to think we'll be going down there to play with them."

He added: "I was in the Durham academy then, we got the train down to watch."

Stokes' knock of 164 was pivotal to Durham's 83-run semi-final victory against Nottinghamshire, smashing his way to the tally from only 113 balls.

That success meant having witnessed the game as a spectator, the England player can now sample the experience for himself.

"I can't wait," the 23-year-old added.

"Watching last year and the year before, the atmosphere and occasion seems to be really good.

"It's fantastic to be there with my own side."

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