Cricket Australia Items/news/2012/4/26/test-team-anzac-day

Test team remembers ANZACs

UPDATED 21 November, 2012 8:08AM AEST | by Cricket Australia 1

The Australia Test team took time to remember ANZAC Day before play on Day 3 of the third Test in Dominica.

Wicket keeper Matthew Wade read the Ode while the Last Post was played by local army cadet Joseph Russell Raymond.

Opening Bat Ed Cowan addressed the team, sharing the story of former Wallaby Stan Bisset who led a battalion up the Kokoda Track in 1942.

Afterwards, he said he was thrilled to address the team on such an occaision.

"It was an awesome honour to present an ANZAC Day address to the Australian Cricket Team, he said."

"What I did say was how important the day is for our generation, having not lived through a war, and not been crippled by that fear of  not knowing if your mates or your brothers or sons will return and how thankful we need to be for those who did live through that."

Earlier in the day, Australian Team Management, along with a group of other Australians in Dominica held a dawn service at the cenotaph in Roseau.

Gallery from the ANZAC Day services in Dominica

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First Posted 26 April, 2012 9:50AM AEST

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