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The Ashes Tour to Australia

England vs Australia, November 2006 - January 2007

Given the superb test cricket we witnessed in the UK last summer, the atmosphere in Australia as England battle to retain the Ashes is set to be electric as sparks fly again over the Ashes!

Don’t miss out on what promises to be one of the most brutal battles in the history of the Ashes as the world famous Cricket Grounds in Australia buzz with the traditional rivalry between two countries that are legendary in their passion about cricket. But be quick – places will be snapped up faster than you can say howzat!

To give you a little bit of history

The Ashes Urn

The Ashes are the burnt remains of the bails used in 1882 when England lost to Australia by seven wickets at The Oval. This was the first time that the English had lost on home turf, so the Aussies mocked this by printing an obituary in the Sporting Times, mourning the death of English cricket. These ashes are kept in an urn which is now awarded to the winning team. It is from this that the fight for ‘The Ashes’ derives!

The passing of time has done nothing to minimize the keen rivalry between the Brits and the Aussies! You can almost feel the tension as they bat it out for all-important runs with both sides more driven and determined than ever before to retain the glory for their nation!

Discuss the Ashes

Unofficial Schedule
Dates Match Venue Location Confirmed
23 - 27 Nov 2006 1st Test The Gabba Brisbane Yes
01 - 05 Dec 2006 2nd Test Adelaide Oval Adelaide Yes
14 - 18 Dec 2006 3rd Test WACA Perth Yes
26 - 30 Dec 2006 4th Test MCG Melbourne Yes
02 - 06 Jan 2007 5th Test SCG Sydney Yes