SUNDAY, July 14, 2019 will always be a day to be remembered in Bradford's sporting history for two remarkable occasions.

This was the day when two Bradfordians helped the England cricket team claim a dramatic World Cup Final victory and the future Premier League champions Liverpool came to the city.

Here is a look back at both sporting occasions which took place at the same time.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: England celebrate their Cricket World Cup final win at Lord's last yearEngland celebrate their Cricket World Cup final win at Lord's last year

Cricket World Cup Final

Heaton-born Rashid and fellow Bradfordian Jonny Bairstow were integral members of the squad that lifted the ICC World Cup trophy at Lord’s.

England won the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time in the most dramatic of circumstances.

After the scores finished tied after 50 overs a piece, with New Zealand reaching 241-8 and England 241, the game went to a super over, which also finished level, at 15 runs each, handing England the title at the home of cricket, Lord’s, after hitting more boundaries in the match.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Adil Rashid in action during the showpieceAdil Rashid in action during the showpiece

Adil Rashid didn't take a wicket, but kept runs to a premium during his bowling spell, and sacrificed his wicket for a diamond duck dashing for two runs to try and get England over the line.

Bairstow’s 36 runs held England’s innings together as the top order fell around him.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jonny Bairstow celebrates England's victory Jonny Bairstow celebrates England's victory

The great and the good in Bradford praised the for playing their part in the dramatic victory.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Doreen Lee said: “I am delighted two Bradfordians were vital members of the team that won the Cricket World Cup.

“I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Adil Rashid, Jonny Bairstow and the rest of the team.”

Council leader Susan Hinchcliffe added that the pair were "national heroes".

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: From left, Stephen Darby and Chris Rimmer at the Valley Parade friendlyFrom left, Stephen Darby and Chris Rimmer at the Valley Parade friendly

Liverpool in town

It was an emotional and proud day at Valley Parade as an attendance record was broken as Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool took on the Bantams.

The pre-season friendly was all for a good cause, reaising funds and awareness for a City legend's charity.

 

The Bantams fans came out in force for Stephen Darby's Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City's Chris Taylor, right, in action against Liverpool City's Chris Taylor, right, in action against Liverpool