NSFW: The Cheekiest Streakers To Grace The Sporting Fields

A criminal offence or just larrikinism?

On Wednesday, two men had their convictions quashed for streaking during a Big Bash cricket match in Sydney.

They argued there was no malicious intent, and that it was part of sporting culture.

So we took a look back at some of the most famous streakers to bare their bits in front of thousands during sporting events.

Australia V England Ashes Test, Perth, 1982

Australian cricketer Terry Alderman suffered a near career-ending injury when he tackled a shirtless streaker at the WACA.

Twenty-six people had made their way on to the pitch, but as the chaos ensued Alderman took it upon himself to stop them, shoulder-charging Gary Donnison as he left the pitch.

The action dislocated his shoulder putting him on the sidelines for a year, and the pace bowler was never the same.

England V Australia Rugby, Twickenham, 1982

Erica Roe had a royal viewer when she streaked -- with a cigarette hanging out of her mouth -- at Twickenham, with the Queen in attendance.

In 1982, the then 24-year-old stripped off her shirt before running across the hallowed ground at halftime during a match between England and Australia.

Roe has gone on to live a quiet life, running a farm in Portugal.

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Australia V England ODI, Perth, 2018

Ben Jenkins made history as the first streaker at Perth's new Optus Stadium.

During the second innings of the Australia v England one-dayer, Jenkins lived up to a bet he made with his mates and took off across the pitch while making a mockery of security.

Jenkins later crowdfunded (and made a profit) to pay his fine, which was $2000 as handed down by the court.

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State Of Origin 3, Sydney, 2013

Wati Holmwood ran 90 metres across ANZ Stadium in Sydney during game three of State of Origin series in 2013.

While it was funny for those watching, it came at serious cost  to Holmwood.

This wasn't the first time he'd done a nudie run -- he was on a good behaviour bond at the time for  stripping off at a Kurrajong campsite a year earlier.

He was sentenced to three months imprisonment, which was later slashed to two months.

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World Cup Final, Brazil, 2014

It's the biggest sporting event on the planet, and Russian 'prankster' Vitaly Zdorovetskiy tried to steal its thunder.

During the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina, Zdorovetskiy ran on to the field with the words "Natural Born Prankster" written across his chest. He was wearing shorts at the time.

He tried to plant a kiss on German defender Benedikt Höwedes but was brutally rejected -- before being slammed to the ground by security.

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Presidents Cup, Ohio, 2013

Even the one of the most gentlemanly sports isn't safe. During the 2013 Presidents Cup in Muirfield Village Golf Club in Ohio, spectators got more than they bargained for.

Kimberley Webster was feeling patriotic, and ran almost naked through the greens holding the American flag.

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Olympic Torch relay, Henley, 2012

Just days out from the London Olympics, the Olympic torch was making its was through the sleepy town of Henley-on-Thames.

Enter Daniel Leer. The Englishman ran along the route naked while holding a fake flame.

There was a political message behind his actions -- he had 'Free Tibet' written across his back.

Mark Roberts 1993-Present

We're just going to give this guy his own mention. Mark Roberts has streaked  at least 565 times in 23 countries (with that number sure to grow) since his first time in 1993.

Roberts strategically places objects in front of his genitals (he used tennis balls at the French Open final in 2003), and usually has a political message on his torso. He has streaked at some of the biggest sporting events in the world including Wimbledon (twice) and the Super Bowl.

After a five year hiatus, Roberts streaked during the speed-skating event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, with the words "PEACE + LOVE" emblazoned across his chest.

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