December 30, 2010

Ashes 2010-11

England stamp their authority on the Ashes

Dustin Silgardo
The Ashes stamp marking England's win in Melbourne, December 30, 2010
Creating a stamp for the Ashes may be a bit premature. After all, there's still a Test to play  © ESPNcricinfo Ltd
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Andy Flower may be trying to talk up the importance of the Sydney Test, but try telling the Cricket Philatelic Society that the Ashes series isn’t already over. No more than 24 hours after England retained the urn on Australian soil for the first time in 24 years, the society has already designed a stamp to tribute the historic win at the MCG. The stamp has been approved by England’s Royal Mail, and will be available in post offices in the UK by the first week of January. The stamp that features both the Union Jack and the English flag, and has a message of congratulations to England is about as subtle a celebration of England’s success as Graeme Swann’s sprinkler dance.

Dustin Silgardo is a former sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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