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I'm currently watching day 2 of the second cricket test between
Australia and England at Adelaide. On the pavilion there are several
flags flying - those of Australia and England, of course, but also
one which I can't recognise.
It's vertically divided into blue, yellow and red and contains some
sort of emblem in the centre of the yellow stripe. Since I seriously
doubt it's anything to do with Moldova, (which is what it looks like
from the distance), is it perhaps the flag of the South Australian Cricket
James Dignan, 2 December 2006
Given the context and the colours, I have no doubt that it is the flag of
the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA). Did the emblem look like
it could be SACA's fairly modern looking cricket ball, stumps and "piping
shrike", as seen at the SACA website?
Jonathan Dixon, 4 December 2006
Difficult to tell. It was definitely circular in shape, but also gave me the impression of a bird in some
way, though that could have been because I first thought of Moldova when I saw it.
James Dignan, 4 December 2006
I'm currently watching coverage of the one-day international cricket match between Australia and New Zealand, which is being played in Adelaide. A flag is flying above the ground which I take to be the flag of the South Australia Cricket Association.
The flag has three vertical stripes of red, yellow and blue, similar shades to Romania, but reversed. The central stripe could be wider, possibly as wide as on the Norfolk Island flag, but not as wide as Canada's flag.
The centre of the yellow stripe contains a circular emblem based on the South Australian state flag - red with a displayed magpie (proper), in front of which is a cricket wicket. The letters SACA are written in black under the circle.
A version of the central logo (which seems a bit more stylised than
on the flag) is shown at the top left of the new SACA website.
James Dignan, 14 December 2007