Herald on Sunday: “Beige set for Barmy battle”

In a nice wee piece in the Herald on Sunday :

The serious business of test cricket between New Zealand and England, starting Wednesday, will have a light-hearted curtain-raiser – the Barmy Army versus the Beige Brigade for The Rashes.

England’s Barmy Army supporters’ group is scheduled to play its New Zealand counterpart in a three-match Twenty20 series the day before the start of each test. It is being marketed as The Rashes. The teams will play the Last Man Stands format where all 11 wickets have to be taken. A few cricket tragics are still being sought to don the original New Zealand one-day colours in Dunedin. A suitable urn is yet to be designed as a prize – but a crystal decanter full of soothing ointment has been touted as a possibility.


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