Now England beat a gang of Aussie robbers

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England's cricketers were caught up in a robbery in the early hours of Monday morning as they celebrated winning their first overseas one-day trophy in nine years. Several members of the team, including Dean Conway, the team physiotherapist, were in the hotel bar when four or five masked men, armed with knives and ice-picks, stormed into the Radisson Plaza in Sydney.

Conway, who was in the foyer at the time, had his mobile phone stolen before the gang aimed for the tills. Security guards protecting the England team shepherded several members to a safe place until the raid ended. Andrew Strauss, the England batsman, said: "It was all a bit hairy. But our security guys got us out of the way pretty quickly."

The thieves were understood to have been caught as Conway's mobile, when phoned yesterday, was in the possession of the New South Wales Police.