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December 05, 2017

Shepparton's Mark Washington, Leigh Harrop, Brad McMennemin, Peter Cardamone and Travis Hampshire at the Test Match in Adelaide. They were the leaders of the crowd, reported to be in their hundreds, who were seen singing at the cricket on Sunday.

Shepparton residents have made it in the big time after their shenanigans during the second Ashes Test in Adelaide was tweeted by Sportsbet’s official twitter account.

The Mark Washington-led tour had five friends head to South Australia for a ‘‘cultured tour’’.

‘‘We like our wine and fine dining, so went to the Barossa on Saturday before catching up with a few Shepparton connections,’’ Travis Hampshire said.

On Sunday, Sportsbet tweeted about the crowd singing Wonderwall during the second day of the match between England and Australia — describing it as ‘‘absolute magic’’ — to more than 125000 followers.

Turns out the crowd was led by well-known Shepparton personality Peter Cardamone, who brought a miniature stereo to entertain the crowd.

‘‘We had an amazing time ... we had hundreds on the hill singing with us, which was great,’’ he said.

Mr Hampshire said it was quintessential classics, including Sweet Caroline, Robbie Williams’ Angels and John Farnham that got the crowd up and going.

‘‘It all escalated very quickly ... we’ve heard from people that told us they could hear the singing through their television screens,’’ he said.

‘‘The English have really been brilliant, the cricket is one part, but socialising is the other and we met a great bunch of 10 young fellas from Huddersfield.’’

The five are set to make the long drive back to Shepparton this afternoon.

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