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Ashes Cricket Ticket Information
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The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. It is one of the most celebrated rivalries in international cricket and dates back to 1882.
It is currently played biennially, alternately in England and Australia. Cricket being a summer sport, and the venues being in opposite hemispheres, the break between series alternates between 18 and 30 months.
A series of “The Ashes” comprises five Test matches, two innings per match, under the regular rules for Test match cricket. If a series is drawn then the country already holding the Ashes retains them.
During that tour in Australia, a small terracotta urn was presented as a gift to the England captain Ivo Bligh by a group of Melbourne women. The contents of the urn are reputed to be the ashes of an item of cricket equipment, possibly a bail, ball or stump.
Some Aborigines hold that The Ashes are in fact those of King Cole, the cricketer who toured England in 1868.
The Dowager Countess of Darnley, meanwhile, claimed recently that her mother-in-law (and Bligh’s wife), Florence Morphy, said that they were the remains of a lady’s veil.
The urn is erroneously believed, by some, to be the trophy of the Ashes series but it has never been formally adopted as such and Ivo Bligh always considered it to be a personal gift.
Replicas of the urn are often held aloft by victorious teams as a symbol of their victory in an Ashes series, but the actual urn has never been presented or displayed as a trophy in this way.
Whichever side holds the Ashes, the urn normally remains in the Marylebone Cricket Club Museum at Lord’s since being bequeathed to the MCC by Ivo Bligh’s widow upon his death.
Ashes Traveller and Venue Information
The series alternates between the United Kingdom and Australia, and within each country each of the usually five matches is held at a different cricket ground.
In Australia, the grounds currently used are The Gabba in Brisbane (first staged an England–Australia Test in the 1932–33 season), Adelaide Oval (1884–85), the WACA in Perth (1970–71), the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) (1876–77), and the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) (1881–82).
A single Test was held at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground in 1928–29. Traditionally, Melbourne hosts the Boxing Day Test and Sydney hosts the New Year Test.
In the United Kingdom, the grounds used are The Oval in Kennington, South London (since 1880); Old Trafford in Manchester (1884); Lord’s in St John’s Wood, North London (1884); Trent Bridge at West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire (1899), Headingley in Leeds (1899); Edgbaston in Birmingham (1902); Sophia Gardens in Cardiff (2009); and the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, County Durham (2013).
Lord’s Cricket Ground – universally known as the home of cricket, is located in St. Johns wood, London and named after its founder , Thomas Lord. It is owned by the Marylebone Cricket Club ( MCC ) and is the home of the Middlesex County Cricket Club. The earliest known match was played here in 1814. A number of the stands have been updated in recent years and the capacity is now 28,800.