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#BeatEngland cry to dominate summer

CA issues ralling cry for fans to get behind men's and women's Ashes campaigns this summer

Cricket Network

18 October 2017, 07:41 AM

Australians unite to #BeatEngland

The rally cry has gone out, this summer there is one message for Australia to get behind: #BeatEngland.

With the men's and women's national teams to be locked in Ashes battles, Cricket Australia is urging fans to unite under the #BeatEngland banner.

Australia supporters are being encouraged to get behind the call, with a trip to the 2019 Ashes in the UK up for grabs.

The Australian women's team will play England in the Commonwealth Bank Women's Ashes Series from October 22, before the Australian men's team play England in the Magellan Ashes from November 23.

An ODI series between Australia and England will follow in January, before a T20 tri-series also featuring New Zealand.

Cricket Australia General Manager, Events and Leagues, Anthony Everard, said he hoped #BeatEngland would unite Australian fans around the country.

"The cricketing rivalry between Australia and England is one of the oldest and fiercest in world sport, making an Ashes series an occasion charged with excitement and passion, not just from the players who take to the field but for fans as well," said Everard.

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"This campaign taps into this emotion and gives voice to the aspiration that every Australian has when our players take to the field against England.

"We want to encourage the cricket-loving public around the country to use the #BeatEngland hashtag to show their support for our teams and hopefully give them the edge to achieve victory this summer."

Supporters are being encouraged to get involved in the #BeatEngland campaign by wearing the slogan on their shirts, hats or banners, or by joining in chanting the phrase at matches, or across social media by using the hashtag.

There will be a fan-driven campaign supported across Cricket Australia's digital channels and the best #BeatEngland message from a fan will win a trip for two to a UK Ashes Test match in 2019.

For further information about the #BeatEngland competition, including terms and conditions of entry, please click the image below.