On the march with the Barmy Army Chapter uri icon

Book Title

  • Tourism and cricket: Travels to the boundary


  • Context • Event – Boxing Day test match (fourth test of five); Australia v. England, day one of five. • Aim – To win the Ashes (again). Held every four years, this fiercely fought contest is the pinnacle of any English cricket season. At this stage, the series is tied one all. England need one win in the last two matches to retain the Ashes. • Location – Melbourne Cricket Ground, the historic coliseum of Australian Cricket, venue for the first ever test match and ultimate battleground. • Perspective – Match-day experience of a Barmy Army member.

publication date

  • 2014