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Sport'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND

16:25  15 july  2019
16:25  15 july  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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After both teams finished level on 241, England edged a super over by the tightest of margins to win the World Cup final. New Zealand scored 15 in their super over, which meant the super over was also tied. It was almost written in the stars for Ben and his family, the pressure he ’ s been through.

After both teams finished level on 241, England edged a super over by the tightest of margins to win the World Cup final. New Zealand scored 15 in their super over, which meant the super over was also tied. It was almost written in the stars for Ben and his family, the pressure he ’ s been through.

'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND

The proud parents of England cricket hero Ben Stokes today said it felt like the win over New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup Final was 'written in the stars'.

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Deb and Gerard Stokes, who live in New Zealand, said the historic victory in one of the most dramatic finals ever seen in team sport 'seemed to be pre-ordained'.

His mother joked that it took her son several attempts to get hold of her on the phone amid the celebrations yesterday, adding: 'Normally it's the reverse!'

Mrs Stokes told ITV's Good Morning Britain: 'We're just absolutely thrilled. It was lovely to catch up with him and just to sort of be part of it with his teammates.

In the dressing room he'd rung - some of the lads came through to say hello. Just absolutely thrilled for all of them, and of course, particularly for Ben.'

Mr Stokes, who brought their son to England aged 12 when he took a job as a rugby coach, added: 'Everything that unfolded in that game seemed to be pre-ordained.'

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Ben Stokes put in a man of the match performance to steal victory from the jaws of defeat and break New Zealand ' s hearts.

England win the men' s World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand in a super over in one of England required 15 from the last over of the regular match. Ben Stokes hit a six and then He could not get the two needed from the last ball - Mark Wood was run out coming back for the second

The parents also spoke about Stokes's much-documented court case when he was cleared of affray after a brawl outside a nightclub in Bristol in September 2017.

Mrs Stokes said: 'From my perspective, and from our family's perspective, we never had any doubt that Ben would walk free from the court.

'We were immensely proud of our son for the way he held himself… very blessed to know he has one of the most wonderful wives in the whole wide world, according to us. We knew that Ben would get through this. We were always there for him.

'I can assure you that our son was brought up in the Kiwi way, to look after others who couldn't look after themselves, no matter what the situation was.'

Mr Stokes added: 'Given another time and another day he might have handled things differently. In the heat of the moment these things have a way of going their own way. From that there's definitely been learnings... He's always been a very good human being, now he's an even better one.'

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England and New Zealand will be cheered on by squads of glamorous and accomplished women as they England and New Zealand are going head-to-head in the final of the Cricket World Cup this Louise is every inch the proud wife on Instagram and frequently keeps followers updated with posts

Stokes , like England after a dismal tournament, needed rejuvenating. It began with the Lord' s Test against New Zealand , when Stokes scored 92 and 101 after being promoted to bat at No. 6. A successful Ashes followed and he was also a central figure in the

Stokes was charged with affray after a night spent drinking lager, vodka and shots.

CCTV footage showed him hitting co-defendant Ryan Ali, 28, and former soldier Ryan Hale, 27, with such force that both were knocked out.

Stokes was dropped as England vice-captain as a result and further lost out on an Ashes tour place.

The Durham player was eventually cleared. However he was fined £15,000 (1$=1.78 AUD) by the cricket authorities after pleading guilty to bringing the game into disrepute.

Throughout Good Morning Britain, host Piers Morgan wore an England shirt to celebrate the victory, with Susanna Reid's dress in keeping with the theme.

Yesterday, watched by 30,000 fans at Lord's and a global TV audience of one billion, Stokes produced one of the most outlandish cricket displays ever seen.

As England's hopes of winning the world cup looked to be fading, Stokes hit a massive six in the final over of regular play before fluking six more runs next ball.

After the super over – cricket's equivalent of a penalty shoot-out – in which he hit eight runs, an ecstatic Stokes described the encounter as the greatest of all time.

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Ben Stokes said "you live for moments like this" after he starred in England ' s thrilling win over New Zealand in the Stokes ' unbeaten 84 helped England tie New Zealand 's total of 241-8 before he and Jos Buttler racked up 15 runs in Ben Stokes helped England win the World Cup for the first time.

He said afterwards: 'I am lost for words to be honest. So much hard work has gone in, this is what we aspire to be. I don't think there will ever be a better game in cricket than that.'

Stokes lives with wife Clare and children Layton and Libby in a five-bedroom house in County Durham, which they bought from convicted sex offender footballer Adam Johnson for £1.7million.

Pictures: Cricket World Cup 2019 final

'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND
'It was written in the stars': Ben Stokes' proud parents reveal he called them to celebrate from the dressing room after they watched England's World Cup win from their home in NEW ZEALAND


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