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England’s Barmy Army gets local help to cheer their team in the second Test

"Massive thanks to Dave The Sax for standing in at the last minute. Legend." - Tweeted England's Barmy Army.

England Barmy Army
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A Test match between Australia and England isn’t confined to just cricket, it’s certainly more than just a cricket match for the spectators to make their way to the ground to witness arch-rivals play. The Englands Barmy Army of cricket fans traveled all the way from England to Australia to support their team in all-important Ashes 2017-18.

In the second Test at Adelaide, England’s Barmy Amry went one notch up to support their team as they asked for local help as they fruitlessly tried to cheer their team to victory in the second Test. The team of Barmy Army has been supporting their team from last decade and a half, but the tour to Australia generally attracts more people.

One of the members had to go back to England sighting personal reasons, the Army had to ask for local help for a trumpet or saxophone player to replace him. Dave Zanchetta, as Australian as you like and from the nearby town of Port Elliott, answered the call and it was his team and him who made sure that England’s Barmy Army look the way they are supposed to look.

Overwhelmed to see how Barmy Army Chanted for late Phil Hughes

Zanchetta told Reuters that he was overwhelmed to see how Barmy Army Chanted for late Phil Hughes on his death anniversary last week. “They´re a great bunch of guys and it´s been fantastic because cricket means so much to the guys,” Zanchetta said in a break from his playing after five days as an honorary Brit. “I was touched by their tribute to Phillip Hughes so it´s been an opportunity to thank them in my own special way,” he added according to quotes on Reuters.

As he with his members joined the company, the ground was blaring horns, the atmosphere once again became electric and the crowd was again on its feet. It was known, that Zanchetta was not the only temporary member of the Army this week with three brothers from the Surrey town of Guildford also making a hit-and-run trip Down Under for the Adelaide test.

“Were here in memory of our late father who died three years ago,” said Eddy Tipping as he soaked up the sunshine on the first cloud-free day of the test, wearing a “DadAdelaide Ashes 2017″ shirt. He was desperate to come to Adelaide and never made it. This is my first time here and I love it, though it could have been a bit warmer earlier in the week.”

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