Queen salutes England after World Cup glory


LONDON, July 15, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – The Queen sent her congratulations to
England’s World Cup winners after their incredible triumph against New
Zealand on Sunday.

England won the tournament for the first time by scoring more boundaries
than New Zealand after both the regulation match and a rare Super Over
finished tied at Lord’s.

Celebrating the victory, the Queen wrote: “Prince Philip and I send our
warmest congratulations to the England Men’s Cricket team after such a
thrilling victory in today’s World Cup final.

“I also extend my commiserations to the runners-up New Zealand, who
competed so admirably in today’s contest and throughout the tournament.”

Britain’s Royal Mail postal service announced it would mark both the World
Cup win and England’s victory at the 2017 Women’s World Cup with a series of
special stamps.

The Royal Mail will also decorate 15 post boxes in white with a stylised
gold cricket bat, ball and bat to make the achievement of both England teams
at the host grounds and in locations of importance to men’s captain Eoin
Morgan and 2017 women’s skipper Heather Knight.

The paintwork will be in place for three months and will be complemented by
permanent gold plaques.

In 2012, Royal Mail painted some of its red post boxes gold to celebrate
every British gold medal during the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic