Ashes 2009 August 25, 2009

Australian cricket is dead. Again

It happens every Ashes

It happens every Ashes. Whoever loses is given the treatment by the press, but also by the advertisers, keen to ride the wave of publicity, and toss a few engaging ideas in their mind woks – or some such ad-lingo. With Australia losing the urn, Yahoo! decided to dig the knife in and give it a twist, with the now-traditional fake memoriam of Australian cricket.

The following appeared in yesterday’s Times and Daily Telegraph newspapers in the UK.

The original (below) first ran The Sporting Times all the way back in 1882. A mere 127 years later, the joke’s still going strong.

Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo