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Berkshire's Mordt backs team for Minor Counties success

Bjorn Mordt
Bjorn Mordt led Berkshire to the Minor Counties Championship title in 2008

Berkshire captain Bjorn Mordt has backed his side to win the Minor Counties Knock Out Cup despite losing on Sunday against Cambridgeshire.

The Zimbabwean all-rounder admitted his side were not good enough after falling 27 runs short of Cambridgeshire's 208.

"We believe that we have the team that can go and win this," Mordt told BBC Radio Berkshire.

"We made some mistakes on Sunday and as long as we learn from those I think we can beat anyone on our day."

Berkshire do not yet know who will they face in the quarter finals, or whether they will have home advantage, but Mordt says he is not looking that far ahead yet.

"We're going to take it one game at a time as the old cliche says. Our confidence has probably been dented a little bit but at the end of the day we know we're a quality team."

Mordt reserved special praise for his bowler Luke Beaven, who took 4-28 on Sunday, saying: "I've asked him to open the bowling and I know he does that for his club side Reading. This year he's been fantastic, he's got such a good head on his shoulders.

"He doesn't get flustered and he is a real talent."

The Berkshire captain was also quick to defend his decision to play three spinners, adding: "I pick our four best bowlers and at the moment three of those are spinners - I think we've got three quality spinners."



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