February 18, 2008

Latvia

English warm to icy conditions

Will Luke

The last time an English team played in a World Cup Final was 1992 and we have bemoaned the performance of our one-day side ever since, but all that changed last Friday when an English team - Brighton and Hove CC - went one better than Graham Gooch's team in Australia all those years ago. Well, sort of.

The Ice Cricket World Cup may not yet be inked in to everyone's sporting calendar, but after the events in Riga, Latvia this weekend, it is certainly on the rise, and what's more it was two English teams in the final while the Australians and Indians failed to make it out of their group.

Alan Curr reports from the Ice Cricket World Cup in Riga, Latvia. Click here for the full report on Cricinfo.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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