Talk:Baggy green

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I've taken this page on as a personal project. There is scant information on the web about it, so I shall broaden my net to find sources. I is certainly of national significance to Australia however, so it merits the attention.Manning 02:59, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Seems a bit better now. Manning 04:11, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

I would take issue with the first sentence of the article, "which has been worn by Australian Test cricketers since the first test match in 1876-77." From various old photographs of Australian cricketers, I can find no pre 1920 instance of a baggie green. The 1921 Australian tourists wore a distinctive baggie green cap. However, at the same time, the style of cap worn by the England side also became baggier. The style of the cap worn by England players has changed gradually over the years. In contrast, the Australian style has remained the same, apart from a period in the 1970s where the design was altered to accomodate longer hair.(Graemp 09:00, 2 July 2007 (UTC))

Gents, I recently wrote a History of the Baggy Green with Mike Coward, the cricket journalist from the Australian newspaper. Many of these issues raised here have been answered in the book. This was published by the Cricket Book Company. For instance the first example of the Australian cap being green with the crciket coat of arms is 1899. The cap was a skull or English style initially and first had the 'baggy' look on the 1920-21 series. Before 1899 the caps were of differing colours depending on what club funded the tour. More details can be found at In the meantime I will learn more of wikipedia and help to flesh out the article.--Michael a fahey (talk) 10:01, 4 February 2010 (UTC)


The logo on the front of the cap is, according to Cricket Australia, the 'Cricket Coat of Arms'. This should be mentioned in the article. However, I can't find a description of the Cricket Coat of Arms anywhere. Does anyone know what the four symbols on the sheild represent or what they are? Dgen (talk) 23:01, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

The cricket Coat of Arms is a pre federation symbol. It contains ship/ sheep/ wheat/ pick axe and shovel all in quarters around a southern cross. This badge then sides inside a knagaroo and an emu facing each other. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Michael a fahey (talkcontribs) 09:47, 4 February 2010 (UTC)