From the late 19th century England and Australia have met twice every four years and, since 1882, the prize for the series winners has been a tiny urn, purportedly containing the ashes of a bail burned after England had lost at The Oval. This title presents a running history of the series highlighting some of the legends from both teams.
"The Official Ashes Treasures" is the perfect way to celebrate cricket's most fiercely contested series. From the late 19th century England and Australia have met twice every four years and, since 1882, the prize for the series winners has been a tiny urn, purportedly containing the ashes of a bail burned after England had lost at The Oval. As well as a running history of the series, special features are interspersed, highlighting some of the legends from both teams, the controversies and the media. And, unique to the "Treasures" series, there are more than 20 items of removable facsimile from the past 120 years to pick up and hold.
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Bernard Whimpress is an historian and curator of the Adelaide Oval Museum. He has published and edited the Australian cricket journal Baggy Green since 1998. He co-wrote the Andre Deutsch book Great Ashes Battles (2006) and has written the updates for Chris Harte's seminal History of Australian Cricket. A member of the Australian Society for Sports History. Bernard lives and works in South Australia.
Table of Contents
The Birth of the Rivalry; "In Affectionate Remembrance"; Overseas Tours; England win by the Grace of W.G.; The Golden Age; Early Superstars; The Great Whitewash; Inter-War Years; Bodyline Controversy; Don Bradman: The Finest Batsman Ever; England Fight Back; Jim Laker's Manchester Miracle; Drawing Crowds; A Changing of the Guard; Opening Pandora's Box; Lillee & Thomson; An Unequal Struggle; Spreading the Word; A Non-Ashes Series; Botham's Ashes; Feast Before Famine; Bad Enough; The Beat Goes On; Shane Wame: The Great Man; No Respite in Sight; On the Air; Greatest Series Ever; Revenge is Sweet; The Stories Behind the Treasures.
The Official Ashes Treasures by Bernard Whimpress
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