The Ashes 2015 – Fifth Test, The Oval: Call for Writers

Oh dear.

“In Affectionate Remembrance
29TH AUGUST, 1882,
Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing
friends and acquaintances
N.B.—The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia.”
– “Bloobs,” The Sporting Times

The Fifth Test, England v Australia, begins Thursday 20 August, 2015. At that same Oval, London, England.
The Footy Almanac is looking to publish stories of each day’s play of this Test. Stories from wherever you are, and however you see/ hear/ feel it.

Despite the 1-3 scoreline, we’ll keep (and update) a wee schedule here to try and ensure each day is covered. Bearing in mind that previous Test lasted 2 and a bit days. The more the merrier. Please use the comment box below here to nominate a day.

The Oval Test
Day 1, Thu 20 August: Smokie &
Day 2, Fri 21 August:
Day 3, Sat 22 August:
Day 4, Sun 23 August:
Day 5, Mon 24 August:




Before the First Test, we speculated about what would come. How will the 2015 series be remembered?


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About David Wilson

David Wilson is a writer, editor, flood forecaster and former school teacher. He writes under the name “E.regnans” at The Footy Almanac and has stories in several books. One of his stories was judged as a finalist in the Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2021. He shares the care of two daughters and a dog, Pip. He finds playing the guitar a little tricky, but seems to have found a kindred instrument with the ukulele. Favourite tree: Eucalyptus regnans.


  1. Peter Warrington says

    Like all of 09 and 13 it won’t be remembered. Gone too soon.

    Still hope they go for the Last waltz, a big farewell to 8 or 10 of them, play it once more for the old days, get Ringo and Ronnie Wood (eg Harris to play and bat at 6, field first slip).

    we really are at the end of an era and the beginning of something. most as well mark the occasion.

  2. e.r.
    Like Roger Binny, I am happy to open either the batting or the bowling on Day 1.

  3. Smokie!
    Roger Binny!

    Well played, jumping early to claim a day on which you’re at least guaranteed SOME play (weather permitting).

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