The Ashes, the symbol of cricket supremacy between Australia and England, is the game's oldest and fiercest rivalry, still hot to the touch after a century and a quarter. The Penguin Book of Ashes Anecdotes 1882 - 2005 collects hundreds of the best stories from more than 260 publications to create the fullest, fieriest and funniest account of these two nations divided by a common game.
In England in 2005, and after sixteen long years, England's cricketers regained the fabled urn in a series that fascinated and gripped cricket fans as never before. In November 2006 the battle for the Ashes will recommence in Australia. The scene is now set for a reprise, and this book will provide the ideal way to relax during lunch and tea breaks, away from the heat of the contest.