Shock, crikey, would you believe it? England have reached the second round of the World Cup for the first time since 1992. After a glorious victory against Kenya (who are ranked a massive 50 places higher than the mighty Malta), England will now face Ireland, Sri Lanka, Australia, West Indies and probably Bangladesh in the Super Eights. Methinks our boys will need to improve somewhat to get to a level at which they can beat Sri Lanka, the Canary Yellows and the Windies. But here’s hoping. I still think that Vaughan’s form holds the key to England’s hopes in this tournament. Speaking of Vaughan, did you know he used to have a music career? Hat tip to The Third Umpire at the StickCricket blog for flagging this classic on YouTube…

In other news, we have had unprecedented interest in the What is Village? feature (I am currently watching Bermuda play Bangladesh, and I personally think that any team with a 20-stone plus spin bowler is village). View the entries and add your own.

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