9 News – Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs were transformed into a sea of silver early this morning as hundreds of cricket fans gathered to celebrate Day Two of the Ashes at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Summary

  • Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs were transformed into a sea of silver early this morning as hundreds of cricket fans gathered to celebrate Day Two of the Ashes at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • About 650 registered members of “The Richies” met at Paddington RSL dressed in cream, ivory, off-white, bone and beige paying homage to legendary Australian skipper and Nine commentator, Richie Benaud.
  • “Richie just loved the Sydney Cricket Ground and the Sydney Cricket Ground loved Richie, and I just think it’s a marvellous thing that will continue to grow and grow,” Lawry noted.
  • Day Two action saw former Prime Minister Bob Hawke stick with the tradition of skolling a schooner of beer, except this year the 88-year-old came armed with a slab of his new brew, Hawke’s Lager.
  • Baking the in searing heat were thousands of members of the notorious Barmy Army, but noticeably today, they were rather quiet.


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