Silver medal for Sheffield’s Luke

England's Luke Cutts (left) with his silver medal next to team mate Steve Lewis with his gold medal for the Men's Pole Vault during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

England's Luke Cutts (left) with his silver medal next to team mate Steve Lewis with his gold medal for the Men's Pole Vault during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Sheffield’s Luke Cutt claimed silver in the Commonwealth Games pole vault.

He came in just behind Steven Lewis.

Having won bronze in 2006 and bagged silver in Delhi four years ago, the 28-year-old Stoke man completed the Commonwealth set by eking past Cutts in an all-English jump-off to secure the title.

For Lewis, room-mate of long jump champion Greg Rutherford, this was quite the response to losing his lottery funding at the end of last season.

“To have the set is testament to the people who stood by me and didn’t write me off in 2013,” he said. “I am so proud to be part of the team I’m in.

“The jump off was nerve-wracking, but I think I definitely had the upper hand being second in the order.

“Standing on the podium I was like ‘wow, this is me - I’ve done it’. I don’t think it’s really sunk it yet. I’m going to have so much confidence going into the Europeans.”