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Richard Ellison and David Gower celebrate after winning the 1985 Ashes

Ashes one-hit wonders

From Ted McDonald to Richard Ellison, certain players saved their best for the old rivalry, before drifting away for various reasons

Geoff Piggott

Cricinfo XI

Ashes flashes

This week's CricInfo XI centres on those English and Australian cricketers who have saved their best performances for their country for the main event - the Ashes

Interviews by Nick Hoult

August 2005

England's last hurrah

Australia were trying to regroup round Allan Border. David Gower hit rich form. And then there were Tim Robinson and Richard Ellison. After a fluctuating summer the Ashes were well urned

Wisden Cricinfo staff

The one and only Curtly

1963 In Swetes Village, Antigua, one of the great fast bowlers was born

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Chapman in charge

1900 One of England's most popular and successful Test captains was born


Richard Ellison

Family opinions are divided on the age at which Richard Ellison developed the ability to bowl the out-swinger that devastated Australia in the final two Tests of the 1985 Ashes series