The Ashes: It's All About the Urn: England vs. Australia: by Graeme Swann

By Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann leads us on a compelling experience via one in all international sport's such a lot engrossing rivalries. He is familiar with up to anyone in regards to the warmth of britain v Australia battles, having performed in 3 sequence wins and in addition the whitewash defeat of 2013-14 while its depth ended his overseas occupation. even if, it introduced out a few of his most sensible monitors in attempt cricket.

But he's only one of dozens of colorful characters to have further their chapters to this nice tome. The mock obituary of English cricket within the Sporting Times of 1882 used to be the forerunner of summers and winters of heaven and hell, counting on which facet of the divide you have been positioned. by way of on-field kinfolk not anything particularly compares to the over-my-dead-body suppose of the Ashes.

From Grace to Sir Don, the main swish of all of them. From the foulest play to the fairest - distinction the 1932-33 Bodyline sequence affair to a twin of Andrew Flintoff hunched over a distraught Brett Lee in 2005. From Ray Illingworth's well-known walk-off within the Seventies, while an England team-mate used to be assaulted through a spectator, to Steve Waugh's highly emotional lap of honour while he retired 1 / 4 of a century later. Swann's publication will display the magic of a chain that first gripped him in his lounge in Northampton as an aspiring spin bowler within the mid-1980s.

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