England's Ashes cricket heroes return to their hotel
England's Ashes heroes arrive back at their hotel at 7.30pm local time after spending the day at the Sydney Cricket Ground celebrating their Ashes triumph. Captain Andrew Strauss said he would be spending the night having "a couple of beers". Monty Pansesar gave Winston Churchill's "V for Victory" sign. Kevin Pietersen was the first off the team bus, saying he was, "Good, mate." Asked what he was going to do that evening, Matt Prior said: "Everything!" Also arriving back were Graeme Swann, Matt Prior and Chris Tremlett.
Alan Shearer and Steve McManaman test out Manaus heat in London
Alan Shearer and Steve McManaman helped launch the Lucozade Sport Conditions Zone, a state-of-the-art 5-a-side football pitch that replicates the heat and humidity of Manaus where England will play their first World Cup match against Italy.