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Every pet has its own time: Phil Tufnell’s New Zealand fantasy

Every pet has its own time: Phil Tufnell’s New Zealand fantasy

ROB SMYTH recalls victorious visit to New Zealand in 1991/92, forgotten whenever Tufnell felt in addition to the whole world

An extraordinary thing occurred in come july 1st’s World Cup last: England won a match against brand New Zealand that no body is ever going to forget. Frequently, just the defeats are recalled – landmarks within the latest existential crisis, each offered their particular shorthand that is evocative. The ‘sex, medications and stone ‘n’ roll’ trip of 1983/84; Ilford 2nd XI in 1986; the team that is worst on earth in 1999.

It certainly claims lots concerning the psyche of English cricket therefore the attitude towards brand brand New Zealand; a contradictory blend of entitlement, superiority, self-loathing and fatalism.