Sport by Press Association July 7, 2018, 6:12 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter England’s World Cup quarter-final captured the attention of the nation on Saturday afternoon, Gareth Southgate’s mean beating Sweden 2-0 to make the last four. However, not everyone was able to watch. With play at Wimbledon, the Irish Open golf and qualification for the British Grand Prix all going on, there were conundrums aplenty. Here, Press Association looks at how those forced to be elsewhere made the best of it. England cricket England’s T20 squad were on a rest day ahead of tomorrow’s decider with India in Bristol. As such, they were able to watch the game at their leisure, as opposed to on Tuesday when they were in the dressing room after the first T20 clash. Captain Eoin Morgan found himself giving his post-match press conference while a TV screen at the back of the room beamed in the latest action from Russia. This … [Read more...] about What do you do when England’s quarter-final clashes with another sporting event?
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In exactly 13 months England will be the 50-over World Cup winners for the first time. Or not. And if they play anything like they did against Scotland in the five-match series against Australia starting at the Oval, they will cease to be favourites - and might not even reach the semi-finals. As England’s ODI captain since before the 2015 World Cup, Eoin Morgan has liked to say that he has assembled strength in depth for the next one - a squad fit to win the trophy, not merely 11 players. That belief, however, was blasted out of the Grange in Edinburgh by Calum MacLeod and Kyle Coetzer, who exploited the absence of Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes through hamstring injuries and highlighted England’s lack of penetrative pace bowling. Mark Wood, David Willey and Liam Plunkett bowled their 30 overs against Scotland for the gruesome figures of three wickets for 228 runs, and by not taking an early wicket they made life much harder for England’s spinners, who had to come on … [Read more...] about If England are to win the World Cup next year their pace bowling needs an injection of someone new
0 Have your say Scotland can look back on the last three weeks with a huge amount of pride in the performance of our national cricket side. Although cruelly robbed of a place at next year’s World Cup by a combination of a freak thunderstorm and a couple of terrible umpiring decisions, we have a team that has shown it can compete with and beat any established cricketing nation. Superbly led by Kyle Coetzer, with eye-catching performances by a number of players, they showed clearly we can produce home-grown players capable of taking on the world’s best, a great testament to Grant Bradburn and all the other coaches who have helped these players on their pathway to date.The events surrounding our unfortunate exclusion, along with other deserving teams such as Zimbabwe and either Ireland or Afghanistan, from next year’s tournament in England has reopened the debate about the shrinking cricket World Cup, especially at a time when other major world sports such as … [Read more...] about Roddy Smith: Smaller cricket World Cup puts cash ahead of growing the game
Once world’s most feared side, Calypsos now find themselves with Scotland, Afghanistan as company 0SHARES Share Tweet Email West Indies will be confident of qualification after veterans Gayle and Samuels joined the side to signal an end to their feud with the cricketing board. PHOTO: AFP HARARE: Multi-millionaire and self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle will rub shoulders with a battalion of teenage leg-spinners and a part-time bat designer when the 2019 World Cup qualifying tournament gets underway on Sunday. It’s the modern phenomenon of the globalisation of sport, although not in the manner that the likes of Gayle, and his estimated annual income of $7.5 million, would normally recognise. The West Indies, world champions back in 1975 and 1979, were the biggest casualties of the International Cricket Council’s controversial decision to shrink next year’s World Cup to just 10 nations. Holder full of … [Read more...] about Unfamiliar situation as West Indies battle for World Cup qualification
Sarah Taylor says winning the World Cup has helped change her outlook on life and cricket. Playing a part in the highest profile women’s cricket match this country has ever seen has helped her enjoy positive memories rather than dwell on negatives. But the England star from Brighton has enjoyed another landmark moment up in the capital of late. And it was more daunting than going out to bat in front of a full-house at Lord’s. Taylor, pictured below, the Sussex wicketkeeper and batsman, took a break from the game after revealing she suffered from anxiety. She says it was the best decision she has ever made. That special day against India last summer was part of the pay-off after her return to action. And another came this month – with a visit to the Natural History Museum in London. It was somewhere she had always wanted to go and she told Twitter followers she felt “prouder than ever” at conquering her own hurdles to do it. Now, speaking … [Read more...] about From winning World Cup to a museum visit