Monday, August 23, 1999 Published at 15:02 GMT 16:02 UK
Patience please, asks England cricket chief
England's beleagured cricket captain Nasser Hussain puts a brave face on defeat
The head of English cricket's ruling body has called on fans to be patient despite the series defeat against New Zealand which left England rooted to the bottom of the unofficial World Test League.
"The game is in very good health overall, there are more young people playing the game than ever before and we have success at under-19 level.
"There is absolutely no complacency at the ECB. You heard what Nasser said yesterday - he's absolutely determined to turn the fortunes round.
"We will get it right"
"We would ask the public to be patient, we want to get it right and we've got to get it right."
A national newspaper suggested several England players were spotted drinking at a pub near the team hotel in London hours after the match had finished.
But Lamb said: "I have no knowledge of anybody having a knees-up in the pub.
"I'll be absolutely amazed if it was a knees-up, it might have been a quiet drink but it's very difficult for me to comment if I don't know the facts."