Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

England History Bid

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

England History Bid

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England's victorious squad emerged from a weekend of celebrations in Barbados today determined to carve their own niche in cricket history by becoming the first touring side to enjoy a Caribbean whitewash.

Saturday's dramatic eight-wicket victory in the third Test at the Kensington Oval completed England's primary objective for this tour by claiming their first series triumph in the West Indies since 1968.

But now they have established their dominance through a 3-0 lead, England are keen to complete a clean sweep of victories in the final Test at the Recreation Ground in Antigua and achieve something even the all-conquering Australians failed to accomplish.

Captain Michael Vaughan said: "We have created history already but there is a little bit more history to make by winning in Antigua.

"We have to enjoy the success of being 3-0 up and winning the series but once we go to Antigua we will be focusing in to try and win 4-0."

The tourists move to Antigua tomorrow when the work will begin all over again as they make their attempt on history.

They are mindful that, no matter how dispirited West Indies may seem, it is a situation they have faced before and overcome. …

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