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No other sport has a fixture like the Ashes. From the early 1880s the rivalry between these two great sporting nations has captured the public imagination and made sporting legends of its stars. Commentator, analyst and award-winning cricket historian Simon Hughes tells the story of the ten seminal series that have become the stuff of sporting folklore. Cricket's Greatest Rivalry places you right at the heart of the action of each pivotal match, explaining the social context of the time, the atmosphere of the crowd and the background and temperaments of the players that battled in both baggy green and blue caps.Simon starts his story at the very birth of the Ashes and tells the tale of the band of Australians that took on the best gentleman and players in the Empire's HQ and beat them on their home turf. That momentous occasion set the tone for some epic contests including:-The thrilling 1902 Test at Old Trafford, which was one by a mere three runs.-The incredible innings of Hobbs and Sutcliffe in front of a tense and packed Oval in 1926.-The legendary 'bodyline' series of Jardine, Larwood, Bradman et al in 1933.-The incredible run chase in 1948 that also saw Bradman's last test.-England's reprise in the fifth test of 1953 when Lock, Trueman, Bailey and Hutton steered the hosts to a whirlwind victory.A gripping book for cricket fans and those that follow the Ashes.This hardback book has 304 pages and measures: 24 x 16 x 3cm.
This is how the next WC will turn out with past statistics and a results table. No more of a failure to winning a outright cup within the glue of the format. This is a guide to who will win this and key players chance to win. Yes only a real test of unpredictable cricket on hard pitches will give the winner the cup and losers a death to mourn. Once in a lifetime do cricket and life clash here is one. Read to find out who has won and who has not. Get hit with a lead pipe of knowledge and see what you what to hear about results.