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Cricket goes No.1 in Aussie participation

  • Cricket goes No.1 in Aussie participation

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Australian captain Michael Clarke plays cricket with young participants during the launch for Cricket Australia's junior sports program MILO T20 Blast at Rushcutters Bay Park on September 25, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Cricket has overtaken Australian Rules football to become the country's most popular sport in terms of participation.

Findings from the National Cricket Census, released by Cricket Australia on Tuesday, show the sport enjoyed an 8.5 per cent growth to 1,311,184 participants in the 2015-16 summer.

The sport also had nine per cent growth in the female game, a 28 per cent increase in multicultural participants and a rise of 40 per cent on indigenous numbers.

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