We were delighted to see this story be told by Sky Sports’ during the Tea break on day two of the 3rd Test in Port Elizabeth, featuring unique archive footage since that historic first day back in 1994/95 Ashes Series, also including the thoughts and memories of some of the Barmy Army’s own, as well as some great insight through interviews with a range of past and present England stars.
Joe Root and his men secured their first Test win in Cape Town since 1957 - an incredible feat witnessed by the Barmy Army travelling fans and the rest of the world!
The Barmy travelling support were heralded after the game as England's 12th man, ensuring they wrote their name in the record books as the soundtrack to this incredible Test match.
However, it's important to remember that the performance of these supporters is not just a one-off. The Barmy Army have produced supporting displays like this for many years now and have become arguably, not only the most well-known fans in the game, but the most well-known fans across all sport!
It's been an incredible 25 years of support, 25 years which Sky Sports were more than happy to pay tribute to in their coverage of the third Test against South Africa at Port Elizabeth.
This world-famous supporters club was started by three men, Paul Burnham, David Peacock, and Gareth Evans, and a T-shirt on the tour of Australia in 1994/95. Since then, the Barmy Army have been more than present on every England tour since – going from strength to strength and securing their place in the history books as the ultimate supporters club.
It doesn't take a genius to work out that the reoccurring opinion between all those England players is that they feel the Barmy Army have had an enormous impact not only on their memories of playing for England, but their performances out in the middle.
If you didn't have the chance to see the Sky Sports tribute during the Tea break, it’s definitely worth a watch! Take a look above!