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Bush crickets named after Ashes stars

Duck! There's a gigantic leather ball coming at you

Published on August 1st 2013.


Bush crickets named after Ashes stars
 

THIS fielder is sure to bowl over visitors to Liverpool’s World Museum.

The city's first Bush Crickets have arrived in time for the Ashes and staff there have named them after England's test stars

Thus, this nimble chap is called Jimmy, named after swing bowler Jimmy Anderson. Other crickets have been named Swanny (after spinner Graeme Swann) and to balance things out, one has been called Shane, after Aussie Shane Warne.

The Museum’s Bug House has welcomed eight of the creatures (Giant Floridian Katydid to you) and is looking for cricketing names for the other five members of the team. Can you help?

Paul Finnegan, Education Team Leader at World Museum, said: “Bush crickets are members of the grasshopper family. They are vegetarian and like nothing more than chewing on bramble. They sit still all day pretending to be leaves. So just like an Australian Ashes win, they are quite difficult to see.”


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CheekablueAugust 13th 2013.

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