GATT'S YOUR LOT Mike Gatting
is caught by Greg Dyer attempting a reverse sweep in the '87 final
further said that the part of the reason Cook had been so good as a captain was because he had led from the front with the bat and had made sure his performance was as good as it could be.
was confident that England could attain the number one ranking in all three formats of the game if they continue performing consistently.
With injuries and lack of rest period after the Ashes not conducive to an ideal World Cup warm-up, Gatting
added of England's indifferent form pre-South Africa: "We just hadn't bowled very well.
After 10 minutes Gatting
left the playing area to be joined a quarter of an hour later by the bewildered players, and the negotiations started in earnest.
Consistency has been missing in England's play across all forms of the game for some time and Gatting
believes it is something they must develop if they are to remain at the top of the world game, with the Ashes series in Australia beginning at the end of the year.
The Test and Country Cricket Board ordered Gatting
to apologise and play resumed on the fourth day.
could have mistaken them for M&Ms and we would have had to wait about 24 hours for Gatt's gut to digest the draw.
picked out Marcus Trescothick, who put together a solid 59 in the first Test, as one of England's danger men with Steve Harmison and Anthony McGrath the men to watch with the ball in hand as their Test careers progress.
As for 38-year-old Stewart, gatting
said: "He cannot be picking and choosing at this age.
It is almost 14 years since England won the Ashes and Gatting
still relishes the moment.
Bitter rows followed and six hours of playing time was lost before Gatting
was ordered to write an unconditional apology, with his team-mates reacting by issuing a statement protesting at the Test and County Cricket Board's instruction.