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The Official MCC Ashes Treasures By Bernard Whimpress

The Official MCC Ashes Treasures

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The Official MCC 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.

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The Official MCC Ashes Treasures by Bernard Whimpress

The Official MCC 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 each team, the controversies and the media. And, unique to the Treasures series, there are 30 items of facsimile cricket memorabilia from the past 120 years to pick up and hold. This updated third edition includes a feature on England's dominating 3-1 series victory in Australia in 2010-11.

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The Official MCC Ashes Treasures Reviews


"This is magnificent use of a treasure store which is seen by so relatively few and much of which is not on public view simply because there is so much of it. More, please." Independent on Sunday

About Bernard Whimpress


Bernard Whimpress is an historian and former 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; 1882: In Affectionate Remembrance; Overseas Tours; England win by the Grace of W.G.; England Trumped; 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; Lillee 'n' Thomson; An Unequal Struggle; A Non-Ashes Series; Botham's Ashes; Feast Before Famine; Bad Enough; The Beat Goes On; Shane Warne: The Great Man; No Respite in Sight; Greatest Series Ever; Revenge is Sweet; England Bounce Back; A New World Order.

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GOR006014446
The Official MCC Ashes Treasures by Bernard Whimpress
Bernard Whimpress
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Carlton Books Ltd
2013-04-01
64
1780972679
9781780972671
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