A beige haka

How should the ardent fan prepare to watch a game of cricket? Donning your most disgustingly beige kit and doing a haka, of course:

Beige Haka

Beige Brigade: “It’s About Passion. Not Fashion”

Originally read this a few days ago thanks to Mike. New Zealand’s answer (replacement?) to England’s Barmy Army are the Beige Brigade, bringing back memories of the 1980s: perms, taches and some lovely tight-fitting & fetching beige kit! Their challenge is thus:

“As the players will be wearing Beige Brigade kit on the field, it seems important things are taken to the next level, so we have decided to reward any player who grows a moustache for the fixture. Any player who fronts up with a real moustache on their face will get “a lot” of beer delivered to their local cricket club, courtesy of the Beige Brigade”

More info on their dry-witted-antics at their site

Cricketers are ALL slimline athletes!

Update: Stephen Fleming attacks Mark Richardson, or does he?! It was a joke apparently.

Update: click here to listen to the MP3 of the race.

I think you’ll agree that this shows the true fitness of cricketers; lean, mean, sporting machines. Or not, as Mark Richardson and Darren Lehmann perfectly demonstrate here! This is a bit of fun Mark Richardson has introduced over the past few years – donning a full-length (swimming?) costume, and challenging the least-athletic of the opposing team, at the end of a series! Great fun :)

Although one wonders if this isn’t just an opportunity for NZ to start winning something (sorry) :)