Published on July 15th, 2019 | by Sam Rose
England Brings Home the 2019 Cricket World Cup
England have won the 2019 Cricket World Cup after a tense, nail-biting affair against New Zealand at Lord’s yesterday – and it took a Super Over to decide it!
In what many are describing as one of the most incredible finishes that the sporting world is ever likely to see, England have brought home the Cricket World Cup after beating New Zealand in the 2019 Cricket World Cup Final at Lord’s.
From the very beginning, the match was packed with drama, anticipation but ultimately, jubilant celebration as England took New Zealand into the very first Super Over.
After a decision was made to award England with a further six runs to their total due to New Zealand’s Trent Boult overstepping the boundary rope, England needed just 15 runs in the final over.
A Nail-biting Finish in the 2019 Cricket World Cup Final
Miraculously, England achieved the points required to take the game into a tie-break situation, with both England and New Zealand having reached 100 overs.
This then triggered a Super Over, which would be one single over and would be the gripping finale to what has been a thrilling tournament over the past few weeks.
With the Super Over proving just as tense and as razor-sharp close as the previous overs, eyes were glued to the screen with the realization that New Zealand needed just two runs from the final ball in order to take the trophy home.
But New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill hit the ball mid-wicket, prompting a mad scramble from England’s fielders to recover the ball before New Zealand were able to achieve their second run.
And as if time had the ability to stand still, a last-gasp throw back to the keeper sparked that famous word in the sport as England were able to capitalize on Guptill’s eagerness to achieve a final run – OUT!
Yorkshire County Cricket Club Represented in 2019 Cricket World Cup Final
Amongst the Cricket World Cup winning England team were several players from the Yorkshire County Cricket Club including Jonny Bairstow, Adil Rashid and Joe Root.
England’s Cricket World Cup win will no doubt be remembered for years to come across the nation, with the celebrations of Bairstow, Rashid, Root and the rest of the squad reverberating across each of the venues used during the tournament including Emerald Headingley Stadium, the home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
For seasoned cricket fans and those now following the sport following England’s heroic victory, the Cricket calendar continues to roll on.
Following the historic World Cup final are a slew of T20 Vitality Blast matches to take place over the next few weeks along with the return of the annual Ashes test series in August and September.
Special Stamps and Postboxes to Celebrate England’s World Cup Victories on the Way
As if England’s dramatic late-victory to clinch the Cricket World Cup and the upcoming schedule of more exciting Cricket action wasn’t enough, the Royal Mail have announced a Special Stamps issue to mark the occasion.
The issue will also include stamps highlighting the England’s Women’s Cricket World Cup winning team from 2017, as it is the first time in history that both the England Men’s and England’s Women’s teams have held both ICC Cricket World Cup winners’ titles simultaneously.
Royal Mail will be launching the issue as two Miniature Sheets on the 22nd of August, with one containing key images of the England Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 winning campaign and the other showing the glorious achievement of the England Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 title victory.
Further to this, the Royal Mail has also announced the rollout of 15 special edition postboxes located close to each of the grounds used during the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
These special edition postboxes will be easy to spot – as they will be painted white and will feature stylized images of a gold cricket bat, ball and stumps, along with being adorned with a permanent gold plaque.
The selected postboxes will be decorated in this fashion during the next three months, with the plaque inscription detailing England’s now historic position as the joint holder of both ICC Cricket World Cup titles.
The Post Office Shop team would like to congratulate the England Men’s Cricket Team on a hard-fought 2019 Cricket World Cup victory.