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The Vatican cricket team have returned home from their maiden tour of England with a record of two wins and three losses.
The team, which consists of seven Indians, two Sri Lankans, one Pakistani and one Englishman, landed in England just over a week ago for five matches against various sides.
They began their tour by demolishing the Army Chaplains in a 20-over match in Aldershot.
The following day, they were beaten by a club team from Brighton. However, they managed to bounce back with a win against the Authors XI in a 30-over encounter in Buckinghamshire.
Unfortunately, their tour ended on a sour note as they lost to the Royal Household on the grounds of Windsor Castle last Wednesday before being thrashed by the Church of England XI in a Twenty20 showdown at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury.
Despite only winning two out of their five games, Father Tony Currer, who is the captain of the Vatican cricket team, stated that it was a great experience and thanked all the teams and clubs for hosting his side.
“Some of them played street cricket back home but none of them had played on grass,” he added. “This is their first experience with a leather ball and proper pitches. They didn’t know things like the names of the fielding positions.”