The Wisden on the Ashes: The authoritative story of cricket's greatest rivalry
is a detailed chronological journey through the history of this famous
English-Australian contest. With Test reports, scorecards, "Great
bowlers of the year" and other fascinating material from the archives,
together with new editorial pieces, this is a remarkable record of
cricket's most enduring battle.The book begins its journey with
England's first tour of Australia in 1876 and the subsequent three
series prior to the 1882 tour that led to a mock obituary being placed
in the Sporting Times "In affectionate remembrance of English
cricket, which died at The Oval on 29th August, 1882. ... The body will
be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia." Celebrating the players
who made their mark on the game and the controversies that shook the
sport, the book covers every series since then through to the most
recent series. In 2005 England won a highly competitive series that
helped raise the popularity of the sport, and each series since then has attracted huge attention.Beautifully produced, this book will be a welcome addition to
all cricket enthusiasts' collections, as well as an ideal gift
purchase.This updated edition includes the 2009 series, which saw England regain the Ashes on home soil after the disappointment of the 2005-06 series, and the fantastic, recent 2010-11 series held in Australia. It also includes a colour photo section celebrating the players, the matches and the key moments from an ongoing rivalry.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC ISBN: 9781408152393 Number of pages: 656 Weight: 1017 g Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 57 mm Edition: 2nd Revised edition
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