LONDON - England cricket must make sweeping changes after a humiliating defeat to the Netherlands in the World Twenty20 capped off a dismal winter, the national press said Tuesday.

England, who had already been eliminated from the competition before Monday's debacle in Chittagong, were bowled out for just 88 runs with more than two overs to spare in reply to the Netherlands' modest 133 for five. Given the 5-0 Ashes loss in Australia, Fleet Street agreed that incoming England and Wales Cricket Board managing director Paul Downton had a lot of personnel decisions to make, including the future of One-Day coach Ashley Giles, who oversaw England's weak showing in Bangladesh.

The Guardian ran with headline "Shambolic winter ends in Dutch humiliation" while the Sun tabloid splashed "Hol lot of rubbish" across its sports pages. "Of course England should have won their final match but somehow there was an inevitability that they would not," wrote the Guardian's Mike Selvey. "There is some breathing space before the summer internationals during which time some crucial, and possibly difficult, decisions will have to be taken right across the board, from support staff, all of them, to captain."

Former England captain and Times writer Michael Atherton suggested that former national team coach and current Lancashire coach Peter Moores be reappointed. "Defeat by the Netherlands, and not just any defeat but a good old-fashioned hammering by an associate country, is not a good, concluding line to have to ink in to the CV for Giles," he said.  "As Downton and others set about their task, it will remain the defining memory of the winter.

"Defeat by the Netherlands was good for only one man: Moores -- a coach who knows about difficult times with England but who now is favourite to get the chance to put the past behind him." The Daily Telegraph's Jonathan Liew mocked England's 45-run defeat, and suggested it was the end of the road for Giles. "This is defeat as performance art, a Fibonacci sequence of horror, the final flourish of a side that have become so thoroughly addicted to losing that they have placed every fibre of their being into its service," he wrote.

"Coach Ashley Giles wants the job of running the England team full-time. Let him have it. The two are a perfect fit for each other: the blind leading the blind. Giles' insistence that he thought England had 'warmed up pretty well' was symptomatic of a side fixated on process, disconnected from reality, devoid of any real human emotion: an entire squad of middle managers," he added.

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Former England captains Michael Vaughan and Michael Atherton rounded on the current side after they bowed out of the World Twenty20 with a humiliating 45-run loss to the Netherlands in Chittagong on Monday.

Bowled out for just 88 with more than two overs to spare in reply to the Netherlands' 133 for five, defeat set the seal on a miserable tour programme for England, already unable to reach the semi-finals of this event, following their 5-0 Ashes series loss in Australia. Early in the match, former batsman Vaughan told his Twitter followers: "I have a feeling this could be an embarrassing sort of day."

But it arguably proved worse than even Vaughan forecast, with only three England batsmen making double figures -- Ravi Bopara 'top-scoring' with a meagre 18 -- in an innings featuring just four fours and no sixes. And after England's innings ended in the 18th over with a farcical run-out, Vaughan tweeted: "That sums it up.... #Garbage".

This defeat was worse than England's Lord's loss to the non-Test Netherlands at the 2009 World Twenty20, a clash that at least went to the last ball. Referring to that match, and the 'minnows' traditional bright orange shirts -- colours adopted by England this tournament -- Atherton said: "(England have been) tangoed again. Unbelievable.

"This is a team that is totally shot of confidence," the former opener added. "This has now been a six-month period, from the start of the Ashes....and this is a team absolutely devoid of confidence.  "This was bad -- total disintegration in the Ashes, and a lack of improvement in the one-day game as well." Former England coach David Lloyd, Atherton's fellow Sky pundit and also an ex-Lancashire and England opening batsman, was scathing about England's latest in a line of dreadful displays.

"We have been diabolical all winter....we can't get any worse than this," Lloyd said. "Brainless, shameful, totally unacceptable."  Monday's defeat did little to enhance the prospects of England limited overs coach Ashley Giles taking over as head coach following Andy Flower's decision to step down after the Ashes thrashing. But former England left-arm spinner Giles insisted he was still the right man to take the side forward.

"I believed I was 24 hours ago, and I'm not sure that one performance has changed my mind," he said. 

"You get bad days at the office, and this is a really bad one....but I still believe I can do the job for England."  And England selector Angus Fraser, who is not on the panel to chose Flower's replacement, came to Giles's defence by saying: "I do feel for Ashley. He's a good man, and I like his values -- the standards, the things he tries to do and the way he conducts himself.

"He's had success with Warwickshire, so he's proved that he can put a team together," added the former England seamer, now Middlesex's director of cricket. "Days like today ... are not helpful," said Fraser. "I'm not on the panel, but I think those people will know his (Giles's) qualities and will back him to be able to get through something like this." Giles also received support, of a rather more grudging variety, from leading British bookmaker William Hill, who even after Monday's defeat still made him the 4/6 favourite to succeed Flower. "England cricket is a shambles at present and apart from Ashley, we cannot see anyone else wanting the job," said Hills spokesman Rupert Adams.