The Ashes

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The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia. —Reginald Shirley Brooks

The Ashes is a cricket series played between England and Australia. The Ashes are regarded as being held by the team that most recently won the Test series.


  • In Affectionate Remembrance of ENGLISH CRICKET, which died at the Oval on 29th AUGUST, 1882, Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances R.I.P.
  • N.B. – The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia.
  • I've not travelled 6,000 miles to make friends. I'm here to win the Ashes.
  • England have only three major problems. They can't bat, they can't bowl and they can't field.
    • Journalist Martin Johnson describing England before the 1986/87 tour. England went on to win the Ashes.
  • A fart competing with thunder
    • Graham Gooch, on England's lack of success against Australia in the 1990s [1]
  • I'm struggling now, I've not been to bed yet and behind these sunglasses is a thousand stories.
  • Matthew Hoggard called the Prime Minister a knob when we were celebrating winning the Ashes at a Downing Street function, and you know what? That's the first thing Hoggy's got right in a while. Blair is a knob.

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