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Beyond the Bale : March 2019
The generosity of hundreds of woolgrowers has stamped the wool industry’s legacy on the future of Australian cricket. For the next 100 years at least, every new Australian test cricketer will be receiving a baggy green cap made of wool from AWI’s Flock to Baggy Green project. Responding to the call for donations, 450 woolgrowers from across Australia sent in samples of their wool to be collated together, resulting in about 500 kilograms of raw wool that has now been made into 350 kilograms of baggy green cloth. To mark the occasion, AWI Chairman Colette Garnsey OAM handed a sample of the cloth to Cricket Australia Chairman Earl Eddings on the ground during the Adelaide Test Match on 6 December as part of the formal event proceedings of the tea interval. More than 100 woolgrower donors attended the game for the handover. Mr Eddings said the project will continue to build the meaning of the baggy green cap for Australian cricketers. “Australian cricket is shared and loved across Australia. Likewise, the Australian wool industry has played a pivotal part in the Australian way of life, so to combine the two gives the baggy green cap fantastic meaning for future Australian Test cricketers,” Mr Eddings said. “Our future Test cricketers can wear their caps with pride, knowing woolgrowers from around the country have contributed to its creation.” AWI’s General Manager Woolgrower Engagement Marius Cuming who ran the project said the work with Cricket Australia was part of AWI’s commitment to its fibre advocacy program. “At AWI our role is to increase the long-term profitability of Australian woolgrowers and to advocate for the natural fibre domestically and internationally. “The Flock to Baggy Green project has created a legacy from the woolgrowers of Australia to Australian cricket, adding to the history and provenance of one of our nation’s most significant sporting icons.” Donors have all received a sample of the cloth they helped create, a certificate of thanks and a copy of From Flock to Baggy Green, a book commissioned by AWI for the project and written by Australia’s best cricket writer, Gideon Haigh. AWI’s Flock to Baggy Green was a unique project that combined the Australian wool industry through AWI’s marketing arm The Woolmark Company, Cricket Australia and Kookaburra to create special baggy green cloth made from wool donated from right across Australia. WOOLGROWERS PLACE THEIR FIBRE IN A CENTURY OF BAGGY GREENS You can hear Gideon speak about his book and the importance of wool to cricket on episode 72 of AWI’s The Yarn podcast available at www.wool.com/podcast. The book is free to download from the website www.flocktobaggygreen.com.au where all donors to the project have been located on a map of Australia. Donors have all received a sample of the cloth they helped create, a certificate of thanks and a copy of From Flock to Baggy Green, a book commissioned by AWI for the project and written by Australia’s best cricket writer, Gideon Haigh. The book is free to download from www.flocktobaggygreen.com.au The Flock to Baggy green website enabled woolgrowers who donated to the project to showcase their enterprise and the provenance of Australian wool. 4 OFF FARM
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