England’s Cricket World Cup heroes celebrate at glitzy Downing Street bash with Theresa May
ENGLAND’S cricket World Cup heroes today arrived at Downing Street for a glitzy bash with the PM.
The beaming stars were pictured outside No10 with avid cricket fan Theresa May this evening as they posed with the trophy.
The Prime Minister, who was in the crowd yesterday, was thrilled after their “brilliant performance”.
This morning she announced that she would host the party for the squad after their final ball win over New Zealand yesterday.
Mrs May, who is hosting tonight’s bash with her husband Philip, said: “They showed flair, courage and absolute determination to become world champions.
“The achievement delivered in such a thrilling style on home soil will live forever in our sporting history.
“It’s also exciting to think how many children will be inspired by this victory to pick up a bat for the first time for the first time.”
But her spokesman earlier refused to be drawn on if the players would receive any honours, saying: “The PM does think it’s a truly great achievement, but those sorts of considerations are all for another day.”
The last time an England cricket team was honoured at Downing Street was in 2005, when they were invited to No10 by then-PM Tony Blair after their Ashes win over Australia.
Players got blind drunk with Mr Blair and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff urinated in the garden.
Bowler Matthew Hoggard called their host a “k***.”
I don’t think anything will faze me again. I don’t think I’ll ever care about anything ever again.
The bleary-eyed stars earlier shook off their hangovers to celebrate with the prestigious cup after their historic win – dubbed the most dramatic sporting event in history.
Captain Eoin Morgan led the celebrations at the Oval – just five miles south of Lord’s where England won the World Cup after a nail-biting Super Over.
Man-of-the-match Ben Stokes, whose bat inadvertently gifted England the precious extra four runs to help secure the historic win, signed autographs and posed for pictures.
Just hours earlier Stokes, who had to dig deep for his stand-out 84 runs, was seen walking into London’s Landmark Hotel shortly after midnight without any shoes on.
The team returned to the five-star hotel wearing their medals and holding champagne bottles just hours after winning the greatest cricket final of all time.
Wicket-keeper Jos Buttler, batsman Joe Root and bowler Mark Wood were also spotted arriving at the hotel at around 12.30am this morning.
And batsman Jonny Bairstow today admitted he doesn’t even know what time he went to bed last night.
But he said in the Telegraph that he would “treasure this moment forever”.
And despite celebrations going into the early hours, England’s hungover stars still looked chipper as they posed for pictures.
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Hundreds of schoolchildren mobbed the players and battled through the crowds to get their hands on the trophy.
Buttler said today: “I can’t believe what has happened, but it’s nice to wake up and know it did.
“I don’t think anything will faze me again. I don’t think I’ll ever care about anything ever again.”
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In 2005, England’s Ashes-winning side took part in rowdy celebrations to mark their historic win over Australia.
They were invited to Downing Street by then-Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Players got drunk with the PM and star man Freddie Flintoff and other players later admitting peeing in the garden.
Meanwhile bowler Matthew Hoggard called Mr Blair a “k**b”.
Freddie later admitted turning up to No10 in a “fairly dishevelled state” after celebrating the win with an all-night booze session.
He said a No10 security guard found him boozing in Mr Blair’s chair, and told him: “You’ve had your fun, now f*** off.”
Freddie, now 41, told campmmates on the Australian version of I’m A Celeb about his trip to see the PM.
He said: “We had a function in the garden. I went in the house looking for a toilet but then started wandering around the house. I found the Cabinet room, where all the meetings are.
“So I had a bottle of beer in my hand and I was sat in the Prime Minister’s chair with my feet on the table, slurping beer and holding a meeting.
“The security guard came in and said: ‘Alright Freddie, you’ve had your fun, now f*** off’.
“I didn’t find the toilet, I actually p***ed in the garden.”
Captain Eoin Morgan and the England cricket team showed off the World Cup trophy at the Oval today[/caption]
Children and cricket fans sprinted over to get their hands on the trophy at the Oval today[/caption]
Man-of-the-match Ben Stokes was mobbed by thousands of fans today[/caption]
Captain Eoin Morgan posed for pictures holding the World Cup at the Oval in South London[/caption]
The England cricket team today brushed off their hangover to celebrate with fans at the Oval today[/caption]
Fans rushed to get a selfie with England captain Eoin Morgan[/caption]
Schoolchildren couldn’t wait to get their hands on the World Cup trophy[/caption]
Hero Ben Stokes arrived at the Oval this morning just hours after partying with his teammates[/caption]
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