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A collection of Ashes-related features from Cricinfo

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Top Tens

The best Ashes bowling
Matches that turned the tide
Matches that defined the men
First impressions and all that - The opening day of Ashes series

Interviews

Headingley, Gallipoli and 1985 - Australia's highs ... and a low
Witnessing Botham's Ashes - Peter Willey in 1981
Shadow-jousting with the Queen - Michael Kasprowicz in 1997
Grandstand view for Ball of the Century - Brendon Julian in 1993
'I hit Mark Taylor on the head' - Dean Headley in 1997
Nipped by the Duke of Norfolk's corgis - Brian Booth in 1961

My Favourites

Greatest Test matches - Cricinfo writers choose their favourites
Boon's sweep, and Botham's sixes - Cricinfo writers pick their Ashes highs
Atherton's exit, and Thorpe's miss - Cricinfo writers pick their Ashes lows
Gower's grace, and Thommo the role-model - Cricinfo writers pick their favourite players
A spot of tennis and a Tiger or two - Cricinfo writers pick their favourite alternative Ashes moments

Magazine Archive

Burge the best? - John Arlott on 1964
Verity's Match - Les Ames on Lord's 1934
Massie's mystery, Lillee's menace - The Cricketer on 1972
Ponsford, Bradman and the spin triplets - The Cricketer on 1934
Dave Gregory's hole-in-the-wall gang - The Cricketer on 1878
Gideon Haigh on mental disintegration - Wisden Asia Cricket 2005
Expert Eye - Terry Jenner - The Wisden Cricketer, 2005

Rewind to ...

One fleeting day in the sun - Sydney Copley in 1930
Chopping and changing - England v Australia in 1921
Vandals stopped play - 1975
Jim Laker's other ten-for - 1956
'You've been asking for a punch all night' - 1912
The hero who almost didn't play - 1981
Getting shirty about substitutes - 1981

Galleries

The Ashes of 1905

Gideon Haigh's tour diary

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