May 16, 2009 at 12:06 am #28697
For anyone who knows about Cricket the Ashes has got to be one of the most famous and well known in the World and even if you don't you must have heard of it, probably one of the Greatest rivalries in cricket between the Poms and Aussies.The Ashes Series has been played 64 times and has been played since 1882.With the Aussies having won it 31 times compared to the Poms 28 it is slightly in the favour of the Aussies, there has also been 5 draws, a draw meaning the team who currently holds the Ashes retains it, in this case the Aussies have drawn 4 (1938, 1962â€“63, 1965â€“66, 1968) and the Poms have drawn once (1972) the last draw in the series.The Poms had there best spell of retaining the Ashes from the years 1883 to 1891 with there last win coming in 2005, some feats for the Poms include having an Individual Bowler taking 10 wickets in a match 38 times and batsman scoring 212 centuries in the 300 tests and scoring over 200 on 10 occasions.Aussies had their best spell of dominance of retaining the Ashes from 1989 to 2005 with their last win being the previous Ashes win in the 2006/2007 series (Which I must mention for the sake of the Aussies pointing it out 😛 was a Whitewash for the Poms losing 5-0 :(), some feats for the Aussies include an Indivdual Bowler taking 10 wickets 41 times and batsman scoring 264 centuries in 300 tests with 23 over 200.Other bits of History include the Highest Wicket taker in the Ashes, Shane Warne who took 195 wickets in the Ashes during his Career.And the most successful batsman Sir Donald Bradman, an Aussie again (You guessed it :P) with over 5000 runs.Exact Test Wins and Draws for both sides out of the 300 played currently stand atAustralia - 121 winsDraws - 84England - 95 winsSo with all that said, the First Test starts in Cardiff on the 8th July (About 2 weeks after the WorldTwenty20 has finished).Hopefully the luck will be with us and we'll win the Ashes this timeA Quote for the stats mentioned above - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_AshesAnd lastly.......COME ON YOU POMS!!!!!June 14, 2009 at 8:28 pm #31859MitzKeymaster
I always go for the Aussies first…Go Aussie, GO!!!!!June 15, 2009 at 9:31 am #31860
Aussies already got dumped out of the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup over here, beaten by the West Indies and Sri Lanka, see the Aussies know how tough the West Indies are now we lost to them quite a few times through the Winter, although we now face the West Indies for a place in the Semi Final and then if we get to the Semis it will probably be Sri Lanka, be ironic if we got to the Final through both of those teams 🙂;D ;D ;D ;D ;D😀 😀 😀 😀 😀;D ;D ;D ;D ;D😀 😀 😀 😀 😀;D ;D ;D ;D ;D😀 😀 😀 😀 😀(Bad Woody over use of smiley's needs to stop clicking smiley faces overcome with joy of Aussies being out :P)Guess we'll see how they do against the Poms once the Ashes comes aroundJune 15, 2009 at 10:12 am #31861MitzKeymaster
I've enjoyed Australias temporary slide from dominance. I think our team needed to be reminded they are only human 😉I can clearly remember the heyday of West Indian cricket, when they were the only team in the world we feared. Its good to see them back.The ashes, now thats a different story. They belong to us.
Mitz from Tips4pcJune 15, 2009 at 10:24 am #31862
Yep most Aussies I talk to seem to say the same thing about Aussies losing dominance in Cricket, Way too young to know about when the West Indies were top only heard things, although I think you might be on about the time when Viv Richards was playing?Yep the Ashes belong to the Aussies for now 😛July 11, 2009 at 6:31 am #31863manojParticipant
I really have not much information about Ashes Series before. Thanks for that.January 6, 2010 at 10:11 am #31864247timeParticipant
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