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Australian Cricket Tours - Australian Cricket Tourists Enjoying A Braai At Senwes Stadium, Potchefstroom, South Africa

South Africa Braai

There is nothing more South African than going to the cricket ground, even if there is no cricket, and firing up the braai for a classic African feed!
The View Of The Melbourne Cricket Ground (The MCG), Test Cricket's First Test Cricket Ground, Taken From High Up In The Ponsford Stand | Australian Cricket Tours

Full List Of Test Cricket Grounds

Since Test Cricket's 1st Match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1877, more than 120 Test Cricket Grounds have hosted the game. 80 are still active.
Australian Cricket Tours - Diving Into The Cobalt Waters Of Antigua To Catch A Tennis Ball Whilst Enjoying A Wadadli Catamaran Day Trip Around Antigua

Diving Into Antigua

Australian Cricket Tours To The West Indies are incomplete without Antigua & Barbuda included in the schedule. With 365 beaches on which to top up the bronze, round-island boat trips, and incredible diving, you don't need cricket to enjoy this amazing island.
Australian Cricket Tours - Luke 'Sparrow' Gillian Sitting In Front Of The Taj Mahal | Agra | India

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is one of the world's 'must see' monuments. Whether on an Australian Cricket Tour To India or not, you have to see this magnificent white-marble tomb... from both sides of the Yamuna River (if you can)!
Australian Cricket Tours - Charlene Garraway And Her Husband Sitting At The Bar At Kiddies Rum Shack, St Lucy, Barbados, We Met People At The Bar (Pictured) Whom We Met In 2003

Barbados Rum Shacks

When going to Barbados for cricket, you can be inclined to say you are going for the rum shacks and time permitting taking in a day's play. Mount Gay distillery is a few blocks from Kensington Oval so balance your priorities!
Australian Cricket Tours - The Scoreboard Showing Jason 'Dizzy' Gillespie 201 In The 2nd Test, Australia Vs Bangladesh In Chattogram, Bangladesh, 2006

Jason Dizzy Gillespie 201

On April 19, 2006, Jason 'Dizzy' Gillespie scoring 201 not out as nightwatchman against Bangladesh in the 2nd Test, Chattogram is one of the greatest cricketing achievements I have witnessed live.
Australian Cricket Tours - In Seat Service At The Cricket In India Is Stylish When Coffee & Biscuits Is Delivered To Order

Black Coffee No Sugar

Ater many years enjoying tour games the world over, the game in New Delhi 2001 was our first 'in-ground, in-seat service'. Shortly after our arrival, the waiter came to collect our order to kick-start our day.
Australian Cricket Tours - Mumbai Parking Sign That Reads 'Pap & Park Scheme' | Blog Post | Postcard | India

Pap & Park Scheme

Indian streetlife is filled with colour, noise, and wonderment. Around every corner you will see things (like this sign) that make you twist your head like a curious pooch hearing 'His Masters Voice' from the gramophone.
Bradman Is Dead

Bradman Is Dead

The news of Sir Donald Bradman passing on Feb 25, 2001, stunned India on the eve of the 1st Test match between Australia and India in Mumbai. After breakfast, it was straight to the newsstand!
Sailors Corner Mumbai

Sailors Corner Mumbai

There are many facets of India that cause one to chuckle for no more reason than Indians say or display things differently. When on an Australian Cricket Tour To India, keep an open mind and your camera ready!
Australian Cricket Tours - Mark 'Buffy' Smith Hanging Out Of The Taxi Window At Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

Welcome To Mumbai

February 14, 2001, 'WavingTheFlag.com' went live. Created to present Australian Cricket Tours from our side of the fence, we shared tour reports, diaries, images, and postcards from an incredible cricket world. This was our first postcard!
Australian Cricket Tours - At The National Stadium Karachi Displaying My Australia Flag And 'I Want My Foxtel' Sign, In 1998 | Karachi | Pakistan

I Want My Foxtel

Watching South Africa play in Karachi (28/01/21), celebrating the return of Test Cricket to Pakistan reminds me of the last Australian Cricket Tour of Pakistan, and my time in Karachi 1998. It was ambush marketing by definition.