Monday, March 5, 2007

Cricket Correspondence: England Destroys Bermuda in World Cup Warm-Up

In a dastardly display of domination, England took advantage of the beautiful St. Vincent weather on the way to a crushing 286-8 win over Bermuda 45 by 241 runs. A favorite in the upcoming World Cup, England put in a solid performance punctuated by Jamie Dalrymple’s 76 just after Dwayne Leverock’s two wickets had the Brits up by 132-5. Simply outclassed, the Bermudian batsmen were no match for tough English bowlers vying for a spot on the 11-man World Cup starting squad. The match marked a sad day for Andrew Strauss who missed out on Michael Vaughan’s line-up after 74 successive ODIs for England due to some poor form in Australian league play. On an edgy note, Ed Joyce did get his chance and was promptly bowled by a gentle yorker in the third over. Nonetheless, it was all smiles for England after a match that could easily be classified as easier than a day in the life of an east-ender.

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