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1st Ashes Test – Trent Bridge 10th – 14th July

Posted on: July 9th, 2013 in: Chauffeur Driven Events • Tagged with:

ashes-topNo contest in cricket comes close to matching The Ashes for drama, passion and sporting theatre. England has won three of the last four Ashes series and begins the defence of the urn at Trent Bridge on Wednesday. 

The history of the Ashes follows England’s first defeat by Australia on home soil at The Oval in August 1882, the Sporting Times carried a mock obituary of English cricket, which concluded that: “The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia.”

A sporting obsession was born and Ivo Bligh, England captain at the time, pledged to win back “the Ashes” on the return tour to Australia a few weeks later.

Although the hosts won the first Test, a match played over five days, England won the next two and succeeded in winning the series.

To mark the achievement, Bligh was given a small terracotta urn as a symbol of the Ashes that he had travelled to Australia to regain.

The two countries have competed for the symbolic urn in both countries ever since.

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