Werrington skipper Ben Smeeth hails his brother after Cup win

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Werrington captain Ben Smeeth has praised the form of his brother, Alex, following the side's Hawkey Cup triumph on Wednesday.

Having taken 11 wickets for Cornwall last weekend, Alex Smeeth scored 38 on his return to Werrington as they beat Callington in the Hawkey Cup final.

Ben Smeeth told BBC Cornwall: "It's excellent for us to have Alex back.

"If he gets fully fit and starts running in a bit more I expect him to take plenty more wickets."

With the Hawkey Cup already secured, Werrington will now turn their attention to two further Cup finals as they attempt to win three trophies in a season.

The east Cornwall side face Callington once more in the Premier 50/50 Cup Final on Sunday, before taking on St Just in The Edwards Cup final next Wednesday.

Smeeth continued: "Alex is bowling within himself, he's concentrating on bowling line and length rather than bowling quickly and that seems to be working well.

"He bowled exceptionally well on Saturday against St Just and obviously bowled well for Cornwall on a pretty flat pitch."

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