Saturday, 6 July 2013

The Story of the Ashes

It all in progress with a ridicule obituary in the Sporting Times newspaper follow England's first defeat in a home Test against Australia, and has developed into the cricketing experience that is the Ashes and the sub-editors at the London paper could never have expected the impact their satirical death notice would include, which read: “In friendly Remembrance of English cricket, which died at the Oval on 29th August, 1882 in the body will be cremated and the ashes taken back to Australia.”

From the time when that 1882-83 tour, Tests between England and Australia have at all times been regarded as the Ashes series, with the exclusion of a couple of occasions in the late 1970s and all that changed follow the turn of the century and for the period of those early years, which was broken up by the First World War, with England lose four series in the early part of the 20th century.

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