Blackcaps v England: Barmy Army cult hero's money, shirts stolen at Mount Maunganui

A Barmy Army cult hero's belongings have been stolen after the first test match between the Blackcaps and England at Bay Oval.

The group's official Twitter account has posted that Graham, commonly known as 'Big G', had his cash and apparel shirts stolen.

The iconic figure has toured with the 'Barmy Army' since 1998, dedicated to supporting the England cricket team all over the world.

They are appealing for help to get Graham his belongings back, with his shirts holding sentimental value from his 20 years as a member.

The group were founded in 1995 and have grown substantially in stature, considered one of the most iconic in sport, and extending to rugby, league and football.

The second test match between the Blackcaps and England begins at Wellington's Basin Reserve on Friday.