Darren Veness, the Lead Strength and Conditioning coach at Surrey County Cricket Club, has known Jos Buttler since he was 13 whilst at Somerset Cricket.
He was speaking to the Today Programme’s Sarah Smith:
On Jos Buttler crying as a
child when he was dismissed:
“Sometimes there were
tears…but you’ve got to put it into context. It was simply a frustration with
“He knew he could do better than what he’d done at that point, and as a
13, 14 year old lad it was just a deep frustration so all he needed to do was
figure out how to express himself.
“It was the emotions of a teenager and all he
needed to do was learn how to put it into context in his own mind and reframe
it, and then next thing you know it’s just right. The discipline came and he
kept moving forwards.”
Copyright: Getty Images
This is what it’s all about. Inspiring the next generation.
Jo Parker: Lovely being on train this morning listening people say i never watch cricket but that was so exciting…feel like saying “I told you so”!!
Alex Sand: Why is everyone trying to discredit England’s win because they don’t like a rule that was used to split the teams? The rule was there at the beginning of the tournament. Let us have our moment
Craig Aspey: I don’t like cricket…. I LOVE IT.
And I missed it! I turned off just after Roy had gone for my flight to take off. I landed just as the super over started but the stream failed. Found out the result when 5live stream connected again on the bus to the terminal
This makes me feel very, very sad…
An extraordinary moment in the Cricket World Cup final as the ball deflects off Ben Stokes’ bat while diving for a second run and flies to the boundary for an extra four runs for England.
SMS Message: We registered our first born son on Friday. Good job we did, because if we had waited until today, we would have had to name him Jason Jonny Joe Eoin Ben Jos Chris Liam Adil Jofra Mark James Mo Tom Liam. A bit of a mouthful! I watched the Super Over with him in my arms. Magic never-to-be-forgotten moment. Thanks lads!! from MJ (& Oli!) Southam, Kent.
We registered our first born son on Friday. Good job we did, because if we had waited until today, we would have had to name him Jason Jonny Joe Eoin Ben Jos Chris Liam Adil Jofra Mark James Mo Tom Liam. A bit of a mouthful! I watched the Super Over with him in my arms. Magic never-to-be-forgotten moment. Thanks lads!!
Change his name. NOW.
England batsman Joe Root: “Wow! It’s hard to sum it up. What a day, what a tournament. Everyone has done everything asked of them. We have performed under pressure.
“It was almost written in the stars for Ben Stokes. He’s had such a tough time. I’m so proud of him and pleased for him and his family.”
Something tells me you’re not alone in that opinion, Tom.
Is anyone else a new cricket convert out there this morning?!
SMS Message: I was at Lords yesterday, I’ve woken up this morning still in disbelief that it all happened. I know it wasn’t a dream because you would have to be crazy to have dreamt that. from Andrew, Hatfield
I was at Lords yesterday, I’ve woken up this morning still in disbelief that it all happened. I know it wasn’t a dream because you would have to be crazy to have dreamt that.SMS Message: That was the most agonising, thrilling, extraordinary sporting contest I have ever had the privilege to watch. from Za, Winchester
That was the most agonising, thrilling, extraordinary sporting contest I have ever had the privilege to watch.SMS Message: Never been that bothered about cricket till last night, the tension of having to drive in my car as it looked like we’d loose in our last few overs, then having the read the bbc updates in the super over as we couldn’t get to a tv, I’m a total convert bring on the ashes! from Tom
Never been that bothered about cricket till last night, the tension of having to drive in my car as it looked like we’d loose in our last few overs, then having the read the bbc updates in the super over as we couldn’t get to a tv, I’m a total convert bring on the ashes!
England beat New Zealand to win the men’s World Cup for the first time after one of the most amazing games of cricket ever played was tied twice.
In an emotional and electric atmosphere at Lord’s, both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs and were level on 15 when they batted for an extra over apiece.
It meant England were crowned world champions by virtue of having scored more boundary fours and sixes – 26 to New Zealand’s 17 – in the entire match.
That it even got to that stage was astonishing in itself and came as a result of a barely believable conclusion at the home of cricket – the first tie in a World Cup final.
England required 15 from the last over of the regular match. Ben Stokes hit a six and then benefited when a throw from the deep hit his bat as he dived for ground and was inadvertently deflected for four overthrows.
He could not get the two needed from the last ball – Mark Wood was run out coming back for the second – but ended 84 not out and joined Jos Buttler for the super over.
In glorious evening sunshine, they were roared on by a febrile crowd that belted out Sweet Caroline in the change of innings.
When New Zealand replied, Jimmy Neesham hit Jofra Archer’s third ball for six, then scrambled to leave Martin Guptill needing two from the last delivery.
As Jason Roy’s throw came in from deep mid-wicket, a diving Guptill was short when Buttler removed the bails, sending England and the whole of Lord’s into delirious celebration.
Read the full match report here.
Copyright: Getty Images
Do you agree with Steve? Tweet me on #bbccricket or drop your girl a text on 81111 (UK only and don’t forget to pop your name on those texts please, guys and girls!)SMS Message: I have spent my waking moments after that match trying to think of any final in any team sport – ever – that can surpass or even equal that one for sheer entertainment value. Nothing comes close in my view. from Steve
I have spent my waking moments after that match trying to think of any final in any team sport – ever – that can surpass or even equal that one for sheer entertainment value. Nothing comes close in my view.
England players are heading to The Oval this morning from around 10:30 BST for what’s sure to be an unbelievable celebration.
All the information is right here.
BBC chief sports writer at Lord’s
A match that ended in a tie to produce a tie-breaker that also ended in a tie. A final over that contained a six that was a six and also contained a six that wasn’t a six at all but actually a two and a four, which meant the final over wasn’t the final over any more either.
When you try to navigate your way through those 60 hallucinogenic minutes you keep coming up against these impossible riddles: New Zealand’s Martin Guptill facing the first ball of the match and the last one too; a tournament that England’s men had never won before won with a winning margin that wasn’t even a winning margin.
Seven weeks of cricket and it came down to the final dusty half-metre at the spiritual home of the sport. A final that for so long was slow-motion cricket ending at a pace that took the breath from your lungs and the strength from your legs. Cricket that was a throwback to 20 years ago suddenly leaping into the unknown.
It was unprecedented and it was also a very English way to win a World Cup.
Copyright: Getty Images
Ski: Watched my first ever cricket match yesterday! To think I thought cricket was boring! Wow! (All matches are that thrilling, right….?)
Photology: The most amazing roller-coaster ride thanks to the cricket. Can’t stop watching highlights
Tommy Dinsdale: Streamed it on the train back from a golfing weekend in Leeds, then straight in the pub at Euston for the super over – forgotten about the +47 round already
Watch highlights as England beat New Zealand to win the men’s World Cup for the first time after one of the most amazing games of cricket ever played was tied twice.
Thanks for tweeting this in, Joe!
Apparently, we won the World Cup by “pure luck”…
Alan Davidson: One of the pleasures of being a volunteer is you get to see history being made, as at Lord’s yesterday. You could have heard a pin drop as the last ball of the super over was played. Great memories of being a Cricketeer.
Will: The Edgbaston 2005 test finished a day before my 13th birthday, the final day made me fall in love with a game. When we won I immediately asked for a cricket bat for my birthday. So many kids will do the same after watching that finale yesterday. Special.
That is exactly why I am utterly in love with sport.
BBC chief sports writer at Lord’s
On a grey Sunday evening the sun came out at Lord’s and the golden hour came.
When you love sport, you understand how it can take you to places little else can. You could watch it all your life and never quite fathom what happened between 6.30 and 7.30pm in two sun-kissed rectangles of grass seven or so miles apart across England’s capital city.
A World Cup final that might just be the greatest game of cricket in history, a Wimbledon men’s final longer than any that has come before.
Because this was summer’s sporting day of days, they stepped hand in hand. You couldn’t watch and you couldn’t look away. You hated it and you loved it and you lost yourself completely to it.
No-one had ever seen Lord’s like this, a beautiful sedate museum turned into a cavorting mess. No-one had really seen cricket like this.
There is a line often brought out when sport does these sorts of things – you couldn’t write this – and a hoary riposte: haven’t you seen Star Wars, or read Harry Potter?
On a day when sometimes nothing appeared to make sense, both these contradictory positions became true. You couldn’t write it, because it was a plotline too twisted to make dramatic sense, too confusing, too remote from what has gone before.
We’re OK with spaceships and child wizards because they have been imagined before. Plenty had dreamed of England winning the World Cup. That’s where logic waved farewell.
Copyright: Getty Images
Watch the closing stages of an incredible World Cup final as England beat New Zealand to win the trophy for the first time.
Nicky’s just done a pretty good job of summing up Sunday’s super over spectacular on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast…Quote Message: I’ve never seen a finish to a major sporting event like that. from Nicky Campbell BBC Radio 5 Live presenter
I’ve never seen a finish to a major sporting event like that.
Matt: What an emotional day at lords. I gave up countless times only to be pulled back in. Tears rolled and voices were lost. Scenes!!
Lloyd Parker-Wilson: A very late night flip-flopping between agony and ecstasy cheering on the boys in sky blue here in Tokyo. Only adrenaline and repeatedly reading the match report is keeping me awake at the desk today. Did it really happen?! #bbccricket
Yes, Lloyd, it really did. I’m feeling very emotional, too.