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The Ashes


The Ashes is the name commonly given to the Test cricket contest played between England and Australia - it is one of cricket's fiercest and most celebrated rivalries and the oldest in international cricket.

The series is named after a satirical obituary published in The Sporting Times in 1882 following the match at The Oval, in which Australia beat England in England for the first time. The obituary stated that English cricket had died, and the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia.

England, the current holders, now have to defend the Ashes in Australia. The accompanying map shows all of the grounds in the series on Google Maps and a short video of each.

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