Given the events of the last few months, it is easy to forget England’s success in South Africa at the start of 2020.
The tour started badly for the Three Lions – as illness ravaged the camp and they slipped to defeat in the first Test at Supersport Park – but as they so often seem to do, Joe Root’s men bounced back to claim a comprehensive series win.
A draw in a tightly contested ODI series would follow before England collected their second series win of the tour by beating the Proteas 2-1 in the T20s.
It was a fantastic few months for English cricket and a tour that left us fans feeling very positive about the future of the current side, particularly given the impressive performances of many of the Three Lions’ up-and-coming young talents.
The Barmy Army were, of course, there to roar on England every step of the way and our impact at Newlands, in what would prove the turning point of the series, has been highlighted by the players themselves.
There remains a fair bit of uncertainty moving forward but with players beginning to return to training it doesn’t hurt to be optimistic that we may see some cricket soon.
South Africa is a fantastic place to tour, both for players and fans alike, and over the weekend, we asked you to help us to reminisce about England’s success there earlier this year.
The response was overwhelming and we’ve compiled some of our favourites…
The evening session on the 5th day at Cape Town, Joe Roots barmy army for about 40 minutes straight🏏
— Jack Francis (@JackFrancis1) May 16, 2020
Fav part was Day 1 of the 4th test, rain all morning then chilling in the hot tub during the afternoon!!
Praying the one day tour in March 21 will be on as I love SA pic.twitter.com/SiHarpI5Pr
— Kirren Dharamsi (@icezebra99) May 16, 2020
Being there for this moment pic.twitter.com/TX1BoncHHa
— Edward Hougasian (@EdHougie) May 16, 2020
Such a fantastic country – always a pleasure, can’t wait to go back again pic.twitter.com/NFenm6nc6O
— James Didgiunaitis (@JamesDidge) May 16, 2020
I will never forget that Cape Town test match. Right up there with the very best.
— Cookie and Minnie (@ecb_Cookie) May 16, 2020
That evening session just noise loyuder & louder!
Any tour we’re allowed…SYT
— Mart Lowe (@MLowe_87) May 16, 2020
Last day of the series at the Wanderers. Sat in a hottub speaking to Curran at fine leg. Great memories.
Sri Lanka/India in the winter if we can
— Matthew Jones (@matt_jones122) May 17, 2020
Watching from the grass banks two of the 20/20’s go to the last ball.
— Ade Smith (@AdeSmith) May 16, 2020
Had the BEST time in Cape Town and Stellenbosch!! Thanks to @TheBarmyArmy Travel. They were brilliant and can’t wait to book with you again once we wake from this ‘rona nightmare! 🏏🏴🥇 https://t.co/8FQAEOvHcZ
— Ali (@AliGoneski) May 16, 2020