United Kingdom has a long history of participation in international
Indoor Cricket, and has an impressive list of successes.
- 1990 lost
1-5 against Australia
- 1991 won
3-0 against South Africa
- 1993 won
4-0 against South Africa
- 1994 lost
0-2 against New Zealand
- 1994 Tri-Nations
against Aus and NZ
- 1995 Ladies
lost 0-3 to South Africa.
- 1995 World
Cup (in UK).
- 1998 Masters,
won 2-1 against South Africa
- 1998 World
Cup (in Aus)
- 1999 Masters,
lost 0-3 to South Africa
- 2000 won
Masters Tri-Nation against South Africa and Australia
World Cup (in South Africa), during which the England
Women won their first international matches (both against New
Zealand--in the Qualifying Round and again in the Third-Place
Playoff), finishing Third overall. The England Men finished
third after the qualifying rounds, but lost to South Africa
in the Third-Place Playoff, thereby finishing Fourth overall.
this long involvement in the international scene, England has
not tasted a lot of World Cup success.
for reasons we have yet to establish, the England Women's team
will not be competing at this year's World Cup. After their hugely
improved showing at the last World Cup, this is a disappointing
development. It would appear their chance to build on that success
has been squandered, and it may be extremely difficult for them
to regain the momentum they would have most certainly brough to
New Zealand with them.
England Men beat South Africa in one game at World Cup 2000, then
were thrashed by them in the Third-Place Playoff. England will
be looking for a win against South Africa again, but must beat
New Zealand and/or Australia to improve on their World Cup 2000
result--assuming that is that England can deal with the new challenge
from Sri Lanka and, to a leser extent, India. Unfortunately for
England, Sri Lanka may just be the fly in the ointment that England