England victorious in 2019 Cricket World Cup

England victorious in 2019 Cricket World Cup

Cricket fans from around the country were gripped by England’s victory over New Zealand in the 2019 Cricket World Cup tournament. In a nail-biting final, the winning England team finally lifted the World Cup Trophy for the first time.

Team captain, Eoin Morgan, said after the match:

“It’s been an absolutely incredible journey….I still can’t quite believe it!”

The England cricket team have been in three previous finals, in 1979, 1987 and 1992, without success, so this win is one to savour, as the team take home their replica World Cup Trophy. The current trophy was first awarded in 1999, after the International Cricket Council decided to award a permanent world cup trophy. Before that, winners were presented with trophies from the world cup sponsors, which included the Reliance World Cup, the Benson and Hedges World Cup, and the Wills World Cup.

The ICC Cricket World Cup is made of gold and silver, stands 60cm tall and weighs around 11 kilograms. A golden globe in the style of a cricket ball is held aloft by three silver pillars. The pillars represent the stumps and bails, which sit upon an ebony base. The trophy encompasses the three skills needed in cricket, bowling, batting and fielding. The winners names are engraved on the base, and there is room for another ten names to be added after the 2019 championships.

There is no doubt that holding aloft hard-won engraved awards with your team’s name on it, would be a thrilling experience for any sportsman or woman, whether professional or amateur.

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