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Australia's men's and women's national teams have a long journey ahead of them in the UK and will play seven Tests in England this winter, six for the men's team and one for the women's team, with six different venues hosting these matches. The same five venues that hosted the 2019 series were re-elected in the same order for the Men's Ashes. This is the first time this has happened in a consecutive English Ashes series since 1953.

The final of the World Testing Championship at the Oval is ahead of us and it will be Australia's first chance to claim the WTC Mace. The Women's Ashes will be played in a new format, with a single Test at Nottingham followed by three ODIs and three T20Is.

1). The Oval, London Match played there: WTC Finals: June 7-11, Ashes Fifth Test: July 27-31

Since 2018: Four tests have been conducted at the facility. Tempo bowler: 126 goals at an average of 26.01

Spin bowler: 33 wickets at an average of 28.72. Australia's overall venue record: 38 played, seven won, 17 lost, 14 drawn

Last: England vs Australia, September 2019, England won by 135 points. Australia will play two Tests at the Oval on the same trip for the first time in 143 years, the first being the World Cup Final against India and the second being the final Ashes Test against England. A large gas gauge protruding above the ground, as well as a huge member pavilion on the opposite side, facilitates observation from the ground. Statistics show it to be one of the friendliest ports in England, especially when compared to other locations along the route. Nathan Lyon played three tests at the venue and his contribution roughly reflects his career total: nine goals for an average of 30.77 (bowling average is 31.23). Unsurprisingly Steve Smith bounces well here as he averaged 97.75 over the three tests and recorded 391 runs. Australia have only won twice here since 1972, with both triumphs (2011 and 2015) coming in innings.


2).Edgbaston, Birmingham Match played there: First Ashes Test: 16-20 June

Since 2018: Four tests have been conducted at the facility. Pace bowler: 111 goals at an average of 28.63

Spin bowlers: 29 goals for an average of 33.20 for an Australian overall record at the venue: 15 played, four won, six lost, five drawn

Last: Australia vs England, August 2019, Australia won by 251 points. England entered 2019 with confidence, with an eight-game unbeaten streak at their 'fortress' Edgbaston, but results in both rounds for Smith broke the hosts' streak. Spin is likely to be the factor here, as it was in 2019 when Nathan Lyon won 6-49 in the second round. For the past five years, Ben Stokes has been England's most successful bowler, scoring 15 goals at an average of 23.27. Edgbaston, where Australia's women's team won gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, also has some of the most unusual lighthouses in the world.

3).Lord's, London Game takes place there: Second Ashes Test: June 28 - July 2

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Since 2018: Eight tests have taken place at the facility. Pace bowler: 237 goals at an average of 21.85

Curly Bowling: 18 goals for an average of 61.05 Australian overall record: 39 played, 17 won, seven lost, 15 drawn

Last: England v Australia, August 2019, draw In an unbroken 18-Test run between 1934 and 2009, Australia has long been regarded as a good hunting ground. However, two wins and a draw have been recorded in the "home of cricket" since then. Lord's combines old and new, with a heritage-filled member pavilion on one side and a futuristic space box on the other. However, the capacity of about 31,000 seats is still small by today's standards. James Anderson scored 117 goals in 27 home Tests, more than anyone else, closely followed by Stuart Broad with 102. Lord's is dominated by fast bowlers - the Quicks have scored 93% of all goals in the last eight Tests.

4).Headingley, Leeds Match played there: Third Ashes Test: 6-10 July

Since 2018: Four tests have been conducted at the facility. Pace bowler: 106 goals at an average of 25.02

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Spin bowlers: 23 wickets for an Australian overall record average of 34.60: 26 played, nine won, nine lost, eight drawn

Last: England v Australia, Aug 2019, England won by one goal. Headingley, like Lord before him, has a reputation as a place for fast bowlers as its surface often has much more green grass than other fields in the UK. England's remarkable comeback in 2019 saw just three goals, led by Jofra Archer (eight goals) and Josh Hazlewood (nine).

5). Old Trafford in Manchester. The match will be played there: Fourth Ashes Test: 19-23. July

Since 2018: Five tests have taken place at the facility. Pace bowler: 126 goals on 1/26

Spin bowlers: 34 wickets for an Australian total of 42.94: 31 played, nine won, seven lost, 15 drawn


Most recent: Australia v England, September 2019, Australia won by 185 points. With an unbeaten run stretching back to 1981, the Australians' recent memories of Old Trafford are happy ones. The Tourists have won four times and drawn three times in this span, with Australia winning back the Ashes on their most recent visit in 2019. Another course that favored fast bowlers, this was the only venue where all three Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc starred in the last Ashes series. His bowling will be crucial, but the Old Man's batting average at Old Trafford is impressive - with a half-century unbeaten in 2013 and 2019, he averages 134 out of four innings, including an average of 66*.

6). Trent Bridge, Nottingham Match to be played at this venue: Women's Only Ashes Test: June 22-26

From 2018: three tests* Pace Bowler: 88 goals against 32.90*

Spin bowler: 11 wickets at 56.09 * Overall Australian record: N/A

Latest: N/A The only women's test at Trent Bridge was between England and the West Indies in 1979, so the figures above are from men's tests after 2018 to provide a more modern view of surface performance. Australia have depth in both speed and spin bowling and although they used two spinners in the final test (Alana King and Jess Jonassen), in Nottingham the off spin of all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner could be used. Ellyse Perry has played four Tests for England since 2009, scoring 13 goals at an average of 18.38.

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Ashes starts on June 16. Australia won the 2021/22 series 4-0 at home. England, spurred on by new captain Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum's 'Bazball' style of cricket, are trying to get the ashes back home. A total of 72 Ashes series have been played since 1882, with England winning 32, Australia 34 and six ending in a draw. England have yet to announce the Ashes squad. They will begin their summer home test against Ireland at The Lord's from June 1. The Women's Ashes kick off with a one-off test in Nottingham from June 22, before moving on to white ball matchups in a multi-format series featuring three T20Is and three ODIs.

World Test Championship Final en Kader der Men's Ashes (eerste test): Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon , Mitchell Marsh, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (VC), Mitchell Starc, David Warner. (OF)

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Why is Eng vs Aus test called Ashes? ›

The term 'Ashes' was first used after England lost to Australia - for the first time on home soil - at The Oval on 29th August 1882. A day later, the Sporting Times carried a mock obituary of English cricket which concluded that: "The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia".

What is the story behind Ashes series? ›

The story of the Ashes began way back in 1882 when England were beaten at home at the Oval for the first time by Australia. The series defeat shocked the sporting world at the time and prompted The Sporting Times newspaper to print a joke story on the 'death of English cricket'.

What is the significance of the ashes Test? ›

Ashes, symbol of victory in the usually biennial cricket Test (international) match series between select national teams of England and Australia, first staged in 1877. Its name stems from an epitaph published in 1882 after the Australian team had won its first victory over England in England, at the Oval, London.

Why was Eng vs Aus match abandoned? ›

Match abandoned due to rain!

How much is the Ashes Urn worth? ›

The 1909 Ashes Urn which was presented to Australia's Cricket Captain Monty Noble on his team's victory over England, sold for $80,600 at Leonard Joel today.

Why Australia and England are rivals? ›

History. It is believed that the initial trigger of the Australia-England sporting rivalry began with an insulting article written in a local British newspaper in the 19th century.

What was the twist in Ashes to Ashes? ›

Ending. The final episode reveals that the Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes world is a form of limbo or purgatory, for "restless dead" police officers. These restless dead include Drake, Sam Tyler and the main characters Gene, Ray, Chris, and Shaz (Montserrat Lombard), all of whom died in violent circumstances.

Why are ashes marked on the forehead? ›

The first day of Lent is Ash Wednesday. On this special day of reflection, Catholics wear a marking of the cross in ash on their foreheads. The ashes symbolize our mortality – “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” But you might be wondering, where do the ashes for Ash Wednesday come from?

How many tests have been in the Ashes series? ›

An Ashes series traditionally consists of five Tests, hosted in turn by England and Australia at least once every two years. The Ashes are regarded as being held by the team that most recently won the series. If the series is drawn, the team that currently holds the Ashes retains the trophy.

What is the biblical reference ashes to ashes? ›

ashes to ashes, dust to dust [Rel.]

A phrase from the burial service in the Book of Common Prayer: 'we therefore commit this body to the ground, earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life.

Why didn t soccer take off in Australia? ›

Weren't rugby and cricket popular on a large scale before football? They would have been exported during the formation of Australia 200 - 150 yearrs ago. Soccer was only popularised by the formation of English clubs in the late 19th century, too late to go off to Australia with the first settlers.

Why was Australia expelled from FIFA? ›

This lasted just four years, however, with the Association disbanding in 1960 after being suspended from FIFA for the poaching of players from overseas. In 1961 the 'Australian Soccer Federation' (ASF) was formed, and was admitted to FIFA in 1963 after outstanding fines had been paid.

Did Australia play its first Test against England as a nation? ›

Australia was a founding member of the ICC having played the first Test match against England in March 1877 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

How many cups of ashes are left after cremation? ›

Cups - 200 cubic inches equals 13.85 cups. This is like a medium-sized crock pot not quite full. Ounces - 200 cubic inches equals 110.82 fluid ounces.

How many ashes are left after cremation? ›

The average adult male results in about six pounds of cremated remains. This is around two pounds more than an adult female. Cremation ashes take up about 200 cubic inches of volume on average. The remains are usually given to the family of the deceased as soon as possible after cremation.

How much of the ashes is the actual person? ›

As a general rule, ashes following cremation will weigh between 4 to 6 pounds, or around 3.5% of the person's original weight. In the case of children, ashes weigh about 2.5% of the original body weight.

Have England ever beaten Australia? ›

The Cook Cup was renamed the Ella-Mobbs Trophy from the July 2022 series. Since 1909, England and Australia have played each other 55 times. England lead the series by 28 wins to 26, with one match drawn.

What country was England's biggest rival? ›

Though Americans viewed the War of 1812 as a struggle between their young nation and Great Britain, it appeared to many in Europe as an outgrowth of the long-standing rivalry between Europe's great powers, France and England.

What is Australia's biggest rivalry? ›

Australia v England

When it comes to cricket, there is no bigger rivalry than The Ashes. Since its beginnings in 1882, both countries battle it out for the famous Urn.

Why was Annie not in Ashes to Ashes? ›

WPC Annie Cartwright

Unlike the other officers, she did not apppear in Ashes to Ashes and so her back story is unknown. It's been speculated that she was killed by Vic Tyler in 1973 in the events of Series 1: Episode 8 of Life on Mars.

Who is the police woman in Ashes to Ashes? ›

Woman Police Constable Shaz Granger is a fictional character in BBC One's science fiction/police procedural drama, Ashes to Ashes. The character is portrayed by Montserrat Lombard.

Is Jim the devil in Ashes to Ashes? ›

However, in reality, Keats was actually the Devil who threatened to bring down Gene Hunt and his world and drag Hunt's colleagues down to his department.
Jim Keats
Series:Ashes to Ashes
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Aliases:Jimbo Pencil Neck Jim Other Guv
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Is the ashes just Australia and England? ›

The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. The series have varied in length, consisting of between one and seven Test matches, but since 1998 have been consistently five matches. It is the sport's most celebrated rivalries and dates back to 1882.

Is the ashes in England or Australia? ›

Ashes fixtures and full schedule

As usual there will be two Tests in London, at Lord's and the Oval, and the series will start at Edgbaston, the England players' favourite ground despite the so-called home 'fortress' being breached by Australian victory in 2019.

What are the ashes in the urn cricket? ›

The Ashes urn is a small urn made of terracotta and standing 10.5 cm (4.1 inches) high, long believed to contain the ashes of a cricket bail or the burnt remains of a lady's veil.

Why Australia and Pakistan played Test match in England? ›

The Pakistan cricket team played against Australia in England from 5–25 July 2010. The tour consisted of two T20Is and two Tests. Pakistan was the official home nation but the tour was transferred to England for security reasons.

Why Ashes is so important to England and Australia? ›

The term originated in a satirical obituary published in a British newspaper, The Sporting Times, immediately after Australia's 1882 victory at The Oval, its first Test win on English soil. The obituary stated that English cricket had died, and "the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia".

How much does an Ashes tour cost? ›

Whether you book a tour or travel independently, in 2019 Ashes Test Match Tickets for Lord's were £155 (A$300) per day, so expect closer to £200 (A$390) per day in 2023.

Why are Ashes called Ashes? ›

Definition: The term 'Ashes' first came into practice after Australia defeated England - for the first time on English soil - at The Oval on 29th August 1882. Ever since, the two sides compete for one of the cricket's highest trophies, 'The Ashes'.

Where will the Ashes be in 2025? ›

The most anticipated event in England's cricketing calendar, the 2025/26 Ashes series will take place in Australia.

Will the 2023 Ashes be on TV? ›

The Ashes 2023: Full schedule for men's and women's series across June and July. Dates and schedule for the men's and women's Ashes series across June and July, with all matches live on Sky Sports.

What are human ashes called? ›

Cremains are the ashes of a human body that have been pulverized through the cremation process into a fine powder. Remains refer to any part of the human body left behind after death.

Do ashes have bones in them? ›

Once you burn off all the water, soft tissues, and cremation container/casket, etc., all that's left is bone. The bone is ground up and given to you as “ashes.”

What are the white pieces in ashes? ›

For the most part, they are dry calcium phosphates together with some other minerals, including potassium and sodium, which in simpler terms means bone matter. While pet cremation is also a popular option, you maybe interested to know that their remains is almost the same as human ashes.

Has Pak ever won Test series in England? ›

The team played four Test matches against England, winning one, losing one and drawing two. These were the first Test matches played between the two sides. In winning the fourth and final Test, Pakistan became the first side to win a Test on its inaugural tour of England.

Have Pakistan ever won a Test in Australia? ›

In 1956 Australia toured Pakistan and played one test, which Pakistan won. They bowled Australia out for 80 in their first innings.

Does Pakistan ever won Test match in Australia? ›

1st Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground - Mar 10-15, 1979, Pakistan won by 71 runs (Pakistan 196 and 353/9d; Australia 168 and 310).


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