Obituary in English for David | Record

David English was sitting at home on the night of the England cricket team’s dramatic victory at Lord’s in the 2019 World Cup final when the phone rang. He was Joe Root on the line. After a few words with England’s star batsman, goalkeeper Jos Buttler spoke in English, followed by Ben Stokes and then other members of the team. “They were at the hotel and they had had some Cokes,” English recalled. “Everyone got on the phone and said, ‘Dave, thanks for everything you did for us.’”

Ten of the starting eleven of England’s World Cup-winning team had been trained as youth players at England’s Bunbury Festival and they never forgot their role in their development.

English took over the annual week

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