Completely revised and updated featuring two brand new chapters, in preparation for the 2019 Ashes series
From the William Hill Award-Winning Author of A Lot of Hard Yakka comes Cricket’s Greatest Rivalry: A History of the Ashes in 12 Matches by Simon Hughes.
A fast-paced, distinctive history of the iconic, 137-year-old cricketing rivalry between England and Australia published in the year of back-to-back Ashes contests.
No other sport has a fixture like the Ashes. From the early 1880s the rivalry between these two great sporting nations has captured the public imagination and made sporting legends of its stars. Commentator, analyst and award-winning cricket historian Simon Hughes tells the story of the 12 seminal series that have become the stuff of sporting folklore. Cricket’s Greatest Rivalry places you right at the heart of the action of each pivotal match, explaining the social context of the time, the atmosphere of the crowd and the background and temperaments of the players that battled in both baggy green and blue caps.
The book also includes complete statistics and records of all the Ashes fixtures and results and much more!