Category Cricket

Gentlemen play Players at Lords

Thursday 27th July 1950 was the middle day of the Gentlemen vs Players cricket match being played at Lord’s and this day’s Hull Daily Mail headlined: ‘Brown shows all-round ability’ F R Brown who hit a hurricane 100 for Gentlemen against Players at Lord’s yesterday – and established himself as England’s likely captain for Australia […]

Australia are beaten – the Ashes are ours!

I think it may be sensible to tell the story of ‘The Ashes’ before going forward: ‘The Ashes’ is – ‘yes’ not ‘are’ – a Test cricket series played between England and Australia with ‘The Ashes’ being held by the team that most recently won the Test series.  The term originated in a satirical obituary […]