Westwood: Hungry for it
Super Bennie Westwood has two reasons to be excited over the next few days with the Tetley's Challenge Cup semi final tomorrow and his T20 Cricket Charity Fundraiser on Tuesday.
Talking ahead of Sunday's Cup encounter he said: "It's one of those weeks when everyone starts to get excited not just us but the whole town. We are looking forward to it. Hull are different opponents from who we've faced before; they are not in that much good form but when it comes to the Challenge Cup all that goes out for the window. It's a one-off game and it should be a great account.
"They've (Hull) got some really dangerous players in the team; ones you've got to keep an eye on and if you don't they can hurt you and they did that last time they got one over on us. But we won't be thinking about that, we'll be thinking about everything we need to do in the game and do everything we can in training this week to get things right. We'll make sure we have prepared really well and go into the game with every chance; if we perform well on the day we know we are capable of turning anybody over."
The Wolves have celebrated success in this competition in recent years and Ben says that the desire to get there and win is still there.
"We've been pretty good at this over the last few years; we are well trained in this area. We know what we need to do. We've got one game to go before getting to Wembley and we'll be looking to put on a really good performance; hopefully our best yet.
"We've had a taste of what it's like over the last few years and we just seem to get hungrier and hungrier for it. That good feeling at Wembley never goes away, you never get bored of it. We'll be looking to do that again this year and hopefully we'll come out on top."
And looking ahead to his next testimonial event of a different sporting nature Ben added: "There are some pretty big names turning out. It should be a fantastic day and I'm so glad they asked me to get involved. It's less than a week to go now. We'll have the semi final and move into another great day two days later. Hopefully, if the weather stays fine, it should be a great day."
Countdown is also on to Bennie's next Testimonial Event: Betfred Big Bash - T20 Cricket Charity Fundraiser on Tuesday 30th July, Grappenhall Cricket Club. Warrington Wolves v Grappenhall XI 12pm; England v Australia Legends match 4pm. More details here: http://www.grappers.co.uk/
(photo courtesy by swpix)
27, Jul, 2013