Michael Vaughan, the England cricket captain, was quoted as being delighted to have beaten the Pacific Island of Tuvalu in a thrilling match in the Super 8 (soon to be replaced by mini DVD camcorders) at the cricket world cup. But immediately many questioned the result, saying that it must be April 1st.
Respected Australian pundit, Richie Benaud said he would not believe the result until he had checked his Letts Pocket Diary and David "Bumble" Lloyd, professional Lancastrian with the Sky Sports commentary team, holding down a lilo on the beach in Barbados, said until he had seen what picture was on his 2007 calendar of Preston at the moment he too would be sceptical.
Tuvalu 381 - 2
England 385 -9 (Flintoff 14 doubles, 13 pints and a pedalo), Collingwood in bed before 9.30, Panesar 219 not out.