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Tumblings of a cricket tragic who can't play cricket to save herself.
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abbcce replied to your post: kingmekillingme replied to your post “…

There was a group of Australian fans that called themselves the ‘Fanatics’ at the Edinburgh ODI last year, and they had been to the Ashes games. I just assumed that was the Australian ‘Barmy Army’ because it seemed quite similar.

Ooh that’s awesome!! I hadn’t heard of that! Maybe I’m just terribly uninformed XD

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silly-mid-on replied to your post “But like are you a famous cricketer or do you just really love the sport?”

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misssportsmadam replied to your post “Is cricket a dying sport in Aussie ?”

While ever there are fans like you and I and us all cricket will never be dead in Aus. And our kids will learn to love it. And their kids will learn to love it. Just as I did from my dad. It’s too genetic for it to be wiped out! Long live cricket! :)

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kingmekillingme replied to your post “Do Aussies have something like barmy army ?”

There’s bay 13 at MCG. The hill at Adelaide… Kinda the same idea?

Yeah, probably! But we don’t seem to have an ofical cheer squad that follows the boys around on Ashes tours etc :( 

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Clarkey: Gen Y having a good chat to each other. Marsh & Faulkner
Anonymous asked : And also I think in Aus cricket dies down over the winter and AFL and rugby takes over everywhere (does rugby actually I made that up I know nothing about rugby) so in winter it feels like cricket may be dying, but once AFL ends, cricket becomes like THE sport in Melbourne

Another valid point! I’m probably still suffering a bit from post-summer depression and the lack of cricket is getting me down XD It’s so exciting to have the ladies playing at the moment though my goodness seeing them thrash Pakistan yesterday was such a  joy :3

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Anonymous asked : Living in Melbourne, I 110% feel like cricket is thriving. Especially after the Ashes as you said, and the emergence of hero-ish people e.g Agar and Johnson, test cricket definitely is having a great time. T20 is always a bit iffy but I feel like the general response to it is pretty good, and IMO it's great for getting people into the game, same for one dayers. World Cup next year, I think cricket in Aus is thriving not dying - popularity fluctuates with team results maybe?

Ahhh I envy you “major centres” folk! The last Ashes was pretty big in Brisbane too but it’s not quite the same scale as down there or in Sydney. Hence you guys get the major CWC games while we’re left with Aus v Bangladesh! I’m hoping like you that having the World cup next year will boost the game’s popularity. And yes, like you said, I really do believe that the popularity of the game depends on how our national team is doing. Better fickle fans than no fans at all though I suppose. 

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Nida Dar bats during the 1st T20 (August 30, 2014)

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Erin Osborne claimed 4 for 19. (August 30, 2014)

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Elyse Villani and Meg Lanning leave the field after winning the match for Australia. (August 30, 2014)

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Toothy grin from the Aussie captain. (August 30, 2014)

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