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Post time 2006-10-5 06:16:35 |Display all floors
"cricket lover" is good

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Post time 2006-10-5 09:51:23 |Display all floors
i prefer "cricket fan"

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Post time 2006-10-5 13:44:25 |Display all floors
Maybe this is a "cultural note" but even as an American, without the photo, I would have thought you meant "cricket," the bat-and-ball game that has some similarities to baseball.

I wouldn't say "cricket fan" or "cricket lover" because that sounds as if they like the crickets (which also might be true). "Cricket-fighting fans" sounds like the fans had to battle with the crickets to get to see the competition.

Maybe "fans of cricket fighting" is the clearest, at least for people who are not really familiar with that type of competition.

And I agree with coolmax: We should leave the Polish soldiers out of it.
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Post time 2006-10-5 14:06:04 |Display all floors
Originally posted by barcelona at 2006-10-4 10:33
Yesterady morning, dozens of cricket-fighting fans brought their own "brave warriors" to join the cricket-fighting contest in Beijing Hongyan market.

同意coolmax!

try with fans of cricket fighting:

yesterday morning, dozens of fans of cricket fighting brought their own "brave worriors," the best of their trained fighting crickets, to join a contest held in beijing hongyan market.

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Post time 2006-10-5 14:58:52 |Display all floors
向楼上学一下哈哈!谢谢
warrior,后来想了一下去掉brave都行.

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Post time 2006-10-5 15:06:43 |Display all floors
Originally posted by nyleda at 2006-10-4 10:06 PM
dozens of fans of cricket fighting brought their own "brave warriors," the best of their trained fighting crickets...
Are they really "trained"? Can you train crickets to fight? I'm wondering—I'd be surprised…

"Experienced" or perhaps "battle-tested" is another matter…

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