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Greg Chappell's baggy green

Greg Chappell's baggy green

The 'baggy green' is a green flannel cricket cap embroidered with an unofficial Australian coat of arms. Australian Test cricketers have worn the cap since the 1900s, but in the last few decades it has grown in significance to become a symbol of patriotism, tradition and team solidarity.

A colour photograph of a baggy green cricket cap. The cap has a large peak and the Australian Coat of Arms stitched onto the front panel. There is what appears to be a button on the crown of the cap. The cap has been photographed against a white background. It casts a soft shadow on the background.

Australian captain Greg Chappell's baggy green cap from the 1982/83 Test season. Photo: Adrian Murrell, Getty Images.

A daytime colour photograph of a cricket batsman, facing to the right of the photo. He wears white cricket clothing, batting pads and a baggy cap. He holds a cricket bat with the blade pointing up. He appears to have been photographed while playing a shot, as his left leg is forward and his right leg is well back behind him. In the background, out of focus, is another cricketer. Behind him, also out of focus, is part of the crowd watching the match.

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This baggy green was worn by Australian captain Greg Chappell during the 1982/83 Test season.

In this series, Australia defeated the English tourists two matches to one to regain the Ashes.

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: Australian captain Greg Chappell during the first Test, Australia vs England, at Perth in November 1982. Photo: George Serras.

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