The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, England, is in Hamilton this week, wearing his maroon West Indies singlet and a maroon cheese-cutter with pride.
David John has made the journey to New Zealand to support his beloved West Indies during its six week tour, taking in three matches.
The test match at Seddon Park was his first taste of cricket this summer, and he will also travel to Nelson and Napier for one-day matches.
"I came over here to support the West Indies, and also just so I can tour New Zealand and take a look around.
"Whenever the West Indies are touring I try to get there and watch them, when I can."
Although he was born in England, John said his parents are from the West Indies, and so he has always supported the team.
"I don't support England, thankfully right now."
John was one of only a few West Indies fans in the crowd yesterday, and said he was hoping for a West Indies win.
He had more to cheer about than earlier in the series, as Windies batsmen Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Denesh Ramdin put on a good partnership in the afternoon.
The test match is scheduled to run until Monday.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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