PCA, 03 June 2019: The Professional Cricketers’ Association hosted the annual Team England Golf Day on Friday, hours after starting their World Cup campaign with an impressive victory over South Africa.
Sponsored by NatWest, England players joined senior partners of the ECB and PCA in playing a round of golf at The Grove, one of the UK’s most prestigious courses.
With the 2019 playing schedule more congested than ever, white-ball captain Eoin Morgan pin-pointed Friday 31 May as the perfect opportunity to take the squad away from a cricket environment to spend time with England cricket’s commercial partners, creating an unrivalled opportunity to spend time with the World Cup squad.
It was not just England’s 50-over squad who played at the Hertfordshire course, Stuart Broad joined the group and ended up taking home the prize for the individual performance of the day. The 437 Test wicket-taking seamer scored 40 points playing in the Team England Player Partnership team alongside Ashley Giles, Richard Bevan and Tony Singh.
Fresh from his match-winning all-round performance at the Oval, Ben Stokes’ catch was the talk of the course and he showed his versatility once again as he led his four-ball to the team prize. Playing in an ECB team joined by Sanjay Patel, Michael Lumb and Alistair Milner, they won the 18-team golf day.