Flags from cricket clubs all throughout the UK could be picked out in the British supporters crowd that gathered in Adelaide to watch England’s cricket team destroy the Australian team and cruise to victory in the second Ashes test.
Both Australian fans and English fans travelling abroad will be carrying local cricket flags as a sign of support to their club whilst the two teams will engage in a fiercely contested competition.
Simon Tremlin, club committee member at Oxfordshire’s Aston Rowant Cricket Club took the club’s flag to the tournament. Tremlin, one of England’s die-hard supporters travels to nearly all of their away matches.
Gary Condon, the club’s chairman, said it was very satisfying to see the club’s support demonstrated so widely by Mr Tremlin, who is also the club’s groundsman.
He’s very lucky with the work he does. He works all the hours God sends during the summer, but in the winter he doesn’t have a lot to do. He goes to every England away game and went everyday on their last Ashes Tour [which Australia won 5-0].
Another well-recognised flag at the games was that of the Isle of Man, which was carried by staunch fan Boris Kitching. Mr Kitching is known as the course marshall at the island’s renowned Southern 100 Club races, but is also known for his devotion to his local club and national cricket.