While the statement did not specifically refer to any of the players' late-night toilet habits, after confirming a 3-0 series win on Sunday, apologies were made for a "simple error of judgment".
For the first time since the incident one of the players alleged to have been involved, Stuart Broad, faced the media, ostensibly to preview today's opening NatWest Twenty20 international against Australia at the Ageas Bowl. The 27-year-old was, however, primarily tasked with fielding questions over his own controversial Ashes campaign which is set to cast him as the pantomime villain in Australia this winter.
While he was content to talk about the prospect of being followed by "rock star" security in the return series, the antics of his team-mates on Sunday were brushed over. Asked who had decided to release yesterday morning's statement, he said: "The whole England side, all the guys thought that a statement would put an end to it and I think it has."
When Broad was quizzed further, an England spokeswoman said: "We've issued the apology and we've got nothing more to say on that."
The claims against the England players arose following eyewitness accounts from Australian journalists, who were still in the ground while England celebrated in the middle of the Oval. Following reports the England and Wales Cricket Board had launched an investigation, a statement was released on the governing body's website.
"The England cricket team would like to state that during our celebrations after winning the Ashes at no time was there any intention to disrespect Surrey CCC, the Oval or anyone else involved in the game we love.
"As a team we pride ourselves on respecting all things cricket including the opposition and the grounds we play at. We got carried away amongst the euphoria of winning such a prestigious series and accept that some of our behaviour was inappropriate.
"If that has caused any offence to anyone we apologise for that and want to reassure people that it was a simple error of judgment more than anything else."