Overseas professional Justin Greaves plays final game this season as Carlisle target major cup glory

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On the ball: Carlisle have reached the County Cup Final (Picture: Olly Alcock)
On the ball: Carlisle have reached the County Cup Final (Picture: Olly Alcock)

West Indian Justin Greaves will be looking to inspire Carlisle to victory in their first major cup final in nearly 20 years as he plays his last match for the club this season.

The first-team face Furness at Cleator in the County Cup final tomorrow, with the club running a supporters coach to the game.

Today, they travel to Keswick looking to maintain their third spot in the North Lancs and Cumbria Premier Division.

Captain Marc Brown said it is a historic weekend for the club.

He said: “It’s a very big weekend. The last time the club made a major cup final was 1998 and that was in this competition.

“We deserve to be there. We have played some good cricket this year.

"We’re going to be up against, I would say, the best team on paper in the county. But we have just got to go out there tomorrow and perform and back ourselves. It will be a good chance for young players to shine.”

Tomorrow will also be overseas professional Greaves’ final match, before he heads back to the Caribbean.

“He has had a good season,” Brown said. “I think that it has helped that he has been here previously – Justin knew how the club worked.

"If you look at the team tomorrow, it is only him who hasn’t come through the club’s junior section. That makes it pretty apparent there are opportunities there to play.

"Justin has had a very good year with bat and bowl. He is a genuine all-rounder. Hopefully, we can get the win which would be a good way for him to sign-off.”

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