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date: 20 October 2019

The Ashes 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Karen ChristensenKaren CHRISTENSEN

A biennial “Test” cricket series played between England and Australia, the Ashes began in 1882 after Australia’s first victory on English soil. A mock obituary in the English press noted that “English cricket had died and that its body would be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia.” The English media dubbed the subsequent English tour to Australia as “the quest to regain the Ashes.” ...

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