The Ashes………the tradition continues

Peter Baulderstone commemorates the death of Australian Test Cricket.

The Ashes 2015 – Third Test, Day 1: Swing, 1997, Mr Anderson; the consolations of Hegel

Heavy skies over Edgbaston. Despite heroic CJL Rogers simplicity, it is Mr Anderson and England who steal this cricketing day. Amid the ruinous sporting landscape, DJ Wilson seeks (and finds) the consolation of philosophy. [Hegel is a handy team member, ER – JTH]

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test, Day 1: Asterix in Britain

ERegnans cuts a literary swathe through Day 1 at Lords in the spirit of CJL Rogers and SPD Smith’s on-pitch domination.

The Ashes 2015 – First Test, review: How to respond?

A well-written analysis of Australia’s performance at Sophia Gardens from ‘Smokie’ Dawson. The response from the Baggy Greens at Lord’s is now the focus.

Cardiff Test – England v Australia, Day One: Dizzy’s done us in!

Ashes Test cricket is back. Watching Yorkshiremen pile on the afternoon runs, Joe Moore has cause to wonder about the influence of our beloved JN Gillespie.

Almanac Cricket – Ashes 2015: The Ashes 101

Stephen Fry explains the origins of The Ashes for the novices discovering Australia and England’s rivalry on the cricket pitch.