ENGLAND’S cricketers were an embarrassment yesterday as they slumped to a pitiful World Twenty20 defeat to Holland.

Yes the nature of T20 means shock results can occur but to suffer a 45-run tonking at the hands of the minnows is a new low at the end of a winter of subterranean points.

But if there is one positive to come out of the latest debacle it can surely be that Ashley Giles’ chances of getting the head coaching job have diminished.

In fact his CV and covering letter should be filed in the Lord’s litter bin already.