England Cricket Team

The England Cricket Team is the national cricket team which represents England and Wales. On 9th July 1939 an “All-England” team was formed that comprised of eleven players from various parts of England excluding Kent. This is the first example of a team that claimed to represent England. The England Cricket Team had a match against Kent which was regarded as the “Unconquerable County” and lost very narrowly. Such matches were repeated on numerous occasions in the past.

An All-England Eleven was created by William Clarke in 1846 which finally played against a United All-England Eleven and there were yearly matches from 1857 to 1866. England visited New Zealand in 1863–64 with the tour being the first to be organized by the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC).

England Test Match resumed after the Second World War. There were many test match series that were held in between the period of 1950 to 1980 but as a result these matches were not considered first-class matches and were organized purely for commercial reasons. Keith Fletcher took over and lost a desperately dull series in India 1 - 0 in 1981/82. Bob Willis was then appointed as a captain who lead the England Cricket Test team for a 1 - 0 victory over India and handsome 2 - 1 win over Pakistan in 1982. They unfortunately lost the Ashes at 2 -1 on the 1982/3 tour, even after a 3 run win in Melbourne. The England Cricket Team lost in the semi-finals to India in the 1983 World Cup, who then won the finals.

In the 1990s English cricket went on a slide down. They were more often than not beaten badly during the Ashes series, as they were spellbound by Shane Warne and later Glenn McGrath. They were declared the unofficial worst side in the world after the 1999 home series loss to New Zealand.

During the period between 2000-2007 the England Cricket Team saw many up’s and down’s. Nassir Hussain was then captain of the team, when they lost to Zimbabwe in South Africa in 2000. The very next summary, the England Cricket Test Team had able to win some matches and continued the spree for the next three test series which brought them a very first victory in 32 years of their history against West Indies and moreover and very well deserved win against Pakistan, where Thorpe and Hussain helped see the side to victory in the dark in Karachi and a 2-1 defeat of Sri Lanka.

In 2004, immediately after the first test match against South Africa out of the total of 5 Test series which ended in a draw, Michael Vaughan replaced Nasser Hussain who was then the captain. Under the captaincy of Vaughan,the series ended in a draw, after an Oval Test match. This 2-2 draw was one of the great matches England had seen since 1981 Headingley Test.

In 2007 World Cup England was able to find considerable amount of success and were ranked 5th at the end of the tournament.

In the year 2008 they completed a three test tour back home against New Zealand. England achieved a 2-0 series win over New Zealand.

Major achievements

  • Highest team test total: England Cricket Test team achieved 903 for 7 against Australia at The Oval stadium in 1938.
  • Highest team ODI total: The England ODI team achieved 391 for 4 (50 overs) against Bangladesh at Nottingham in 2005.

Show more less

  • Improve This Page Latest edit by mr Sporter
  • Share this page:

Member Activity

Knight Toad

Knight Toad bet 378 credits @ 4.24 on New Zealand National Cricket Team vs England Cricket Team to end in a draw -

mr Sporter

mr Sporter bet 117 credits @ 2.38 on New Zealand National Cricket Team to win against England Cricket Team -

mr Sporter

mr Sporter bet 214 credits @ 2.38 on New Zealand National Cricket Team to win against England Cricket Team -

manishsporty

manishsporty bet 50 credits @ 2.38 on New Zealand National Cricket Team to win against England Cricket Team -

Match Results

England

England won a game against New Zealand (659 - 534) in the ICC Test Championship -

New Zealand

New Zealand won a game against England (427 - 378) in the ICC Test Championship -

2 loves and 0 hates
England

England won a game against New Zealand (229 - 223) in the ICC ODI Championship -

New Zealand

New Zealand won a game against England (339 - 335) in the ICC ODI Championship -

Latest Articles

New Zealand Clinch Record-Breaking Series Win over England

New Zealand Clinch Record-Breaking Series Win over England

The second test in Christchurch ended in a draw with New Zealand holding off England on the final day to win the series by one match to another Continue reading


New Zealand Brush England Aside to Get Closer to Final

New Zealand Brush England Aside to Get Closer to Final

New Zealand beat England by 12 runs to win their T20 tri-nation series match in Wellington Continue reading


England Steamroll Australia to Register First Win

England Steamroll Australia to Register First Win

England at last enjoyed success in Australia as they won the 1st ODI at the MCG in Melbourne thanks to a brilliant Jason Roy hundred Continue reading


Big Bash League 2017-18 Update - Strikers, Scorchers at Top of Points Table

Big Bash League 2017-18 Update - Strikers, Scorchers at Top of Points Table

With most teams having played six matches in this season’s Big Bash, it is the Adelaide Strikers, who are setting the top of the Points Table, level with the Perch Scorchers, but having played one game less, with both teams having now lost their 100% records in the past week.First, it was the turn of the Strikers who suffered defeat at the hands of... Continue reading


Team Roster

Name Position
Andrew Strauss batsman
Sam David Robson batsman
Jason Roy batsman
Tymal Solomon Mills bowler
Christopher Woakes all-rounder
Luke Wright all-rounder
Vic Marks all-rounder
Simon Jones batsman
Christopher David James Dent bowler
Matthew Prior wicket-keeper

Latest Forum Posts

Topic Replies Last Post
Top ranked? 2
Wash Out 4
New to Cricket 6
Darren Gough Retires 3
Vaughan Taking a Break 1
Loading