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  • proper n. an organised group of cricket fans which organises touring parties of its members to follow the English cricket team on all of its overseas tours


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  • Among a host of new recruits for the Barmy Army was the 682nd Lord Mayor of London Nick

    Evening Standard - Home

  • "I would be in the thick of the 'Barmy Army' with a pint and singing away with the rest of them."

    Freddie savours Ashes triumph

  • years, and witness the bizarre sight of the victorious team doing the Sprinkler Dance, impersonating water sprinklers before a delirious troupe of outrageously attired travelling cricket tragics known as the Barmy Army - the bulk of whose members had spent the entire game chanting that the Australians were convicts and questioning the virtue of Kylie Minogue. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The win also sparked delirium among the several thousand-strong "Barmy Army" of

    Evening Standard - Home

  • English 'Barmy Army' and Australian cricket fans this summer.

    iTnews Australia

  • The England players embraced and pumped their fists in the air upon the final wicket as thunderous cheers rang out from England's "Barmy Army" of supporters who had sung joyously throughout the morning at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Asked whether his England would be intimidated by the spectacle of the event, Ponting joked: There'll probably be 20 or 30 thousand 'Barmy Army' supporters here but I'd like to think this venue's probably one venue where they might get drowned out a little bit.

    BBC News - Home

  • As for English supporters from the famed "Barmy Army" (as the travelling English cricket supporters are commonly known as), yesterday's hot weather was the perfect time to mix supporting their team with some hours in the sun getting a Caribbean tan.

  • The financial impact on England's "Barmy Army" fans is expected to be even greater as they travel to Australia in larger numbers.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • There is no fun in being within several counties of the 'Barmy Army'

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed


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