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    Best opposition fans

    Who are the best fans other than your own country's? The Sub-continental countries clearly stand out due to the great enthusiasm they show, but specifically Sri Lanka's fans stand out to me. I went to an England vs Sri Lanka game a few years a go and the Sri Lankan fans were great. A large party of them turned out for the match and they were great to sit near to. They were constantly waving their flags, cheering etc. Even when Sri Lanka lost (a series decider), they were fine and by no means sore losers. Who do you guys think?
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    Sub-continental crowds seems to spend all their time trying make as much noise as possible. Absolute nightmare for me. England used to be good but now ... Barmy Army. NZ seems to be the last bastion of civilized behaviour at the cricket.

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    Would have thought the Barmy Army would've been high on lots of people's lists tbf
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    English fans for me. And I mean both the Barmy Army and the more traditional conservative English fans.
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    I love the traditional conservative English crowds, the kind glimpsed at the members stands at Lord's. They have an air of old world charm about them and are very gracious in applauding good cricket.

    Worst crowds to be found in the SC. Indian and Pakistani crowds are pretty bad. Very few will cheer for good cricket played by the opposition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    I love the traditional conservative English crowds, the kind glimpsed at the members stands at Lord's. They have an air of old world charm about them and are very gracious in applauding good cricket.

    Worst crowds to be found in the SC. Indian and Pakistani crowds are pretty bad. Very few will cheer for good cricket played by the opposition.
    I get the feeling you get a lot of part time fans at Lords a la Wimbledon though

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    Only test in the subcontinent I've ever attended was Hyderabad 2013, Ind vs. Aus test. Any fans who didn't sit in the "good sections" were absolutely roasted in the sun with no cover (absolutely zilch), they weren't allowed to bring any phones, newspaper, water bottles etc. in the ground. Yet they sat through the entire day cheering. Have my respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by andmark View Post
    I get the feeling you get a lot of part time fans at Lords a la Wimbledon though
    You do. They are very fond of loudly repeating whatever they are hearing on TMS.

    It is a social occasion though, if people want to have a 4 hour lunch then that is up to them I guess.

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    West Indies - Too few of them, and what little there are of them are like sub-continental lite crowds. But incredible noise.
    Sri Lanka/Pakistan/Bangladesh - Noisy and don't care for other teams and so casual they leave whenever a good player is out.
    India - Same as above, but with a flavour of instability and ability to go absolutely insane when something bad happens. (Setting fire to your own stadium and effigies of Ricky Ponting is just class)
    Australia - Loud, rude and uneducated when a home series occurs for the most part, respectful travellers. Seem to appreciate good cricket regardless.

    But the winners have to be

    South Africa/New Zealand/England - Decent fans, seem to know good cricket when they see it. Barmy Army gets bonus points for living through two whitewashes without wavering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveNZ View Post
    Fine sarcasm sir
    The ones who come over here are great

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    I'd say NZ fans, but they aren't exactly 'opposition' these days.
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    I think the NZ crowds are pretty civil against most teams but I suspect we'll be a bit more abusive to Australian, English and South African touring teams.
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