WHILE his team want to add title glory to their promotion joy on the final day of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship season, Braintree Cricket Club captain Louis Cant says they should take pride in what they have already achieved this year.

Cant said claiming the division two title, which they can do with a final-day win at Kelvedon & Feering on Saturday, would be "the cherry on top" but he is delighted to have completed first part of his team's season's objectives.

A 76-run victory against Copford last weekend ensured Braintree would finish in the top two places in division two and that they would be playing division one cricket next summer and Cant said they would be going back up with intent.

He said: "Personally it’s a feeling of pride to be part of such a great bunch of people, that have worked so hard to get us in this position.

"But for the team it is justification for all the hard work they have put in over the entire season and we will be in division one next year because we deserve to be there.

"We will not be going up to survive - we will be going up to compete."

"I said to the guys in the dressing room after the game (against Copford) that I am extremely proud to lead them and particularly proud of the way every single person had stood up and contributed at some point in the season.

"Yes, we have the stand-out batting performance of Warren Celiz and wickets from Dean Bass to thank, but we also have four other batsmen on or around 500 runs for the season, other bowlers who took 30 wickets plus and our opening bowlers taking nearly 50 wickets combined."

Braintree will now be looking to wrap up the title with a win at Kelvedon & Feering on Saturday and although a couple of players may be missing, including the skipper himself, Cant is confident they can round off their celebrations.

He added: "Unfortunately I am doubtful due to a shoulder injury and Will Jackson is still unavailable, but with the form everyone else is in, I’m sure they can get the job done and bring the trophy home."