Under the Southern Cross: The Heroics and Heartbreak of the Ashes in Australia
The remarkable history of The Ashes in Australia from 1877 to 2017. The extraordinary illustrated history of the 175 Test matches played between Australia and England since the inaugural match at the MCG in 1877, with a focus on the most memorable moments, results, characters and controversies unique to Australia. The Best - Snapshots of the 10 leading runs scorers in Ashes Test in Australia (Hobbs, Bradman, Hammond, Hill, Gower, Cowdrey, G Chappell, S Waugh, Sutcliffe, Armstrong) and the 10 highest wicket-takers (Noble, Barnes, Trumble, Willis, Lillee, McGrath, Giffen, Botham, Warne, Turner) and what made them so special in Australia. The Traditions - Short essay on what makes each Ashes venue in Australia unique, with reference to a Test moment that is most readily identified with each ground. The Local Heroes - Vignettes on the most celebrated individual performances by Australia players in Ashes Tests at home. The Visiting Conquerors - Some of the enduring efforts of England players in the antipodes. Highlights, Lowlights and Limelight - A collection of moments that stand-out for varying reasons. Milestones - A collection of memorable moments that ensured names are enshrined in Ashes folklore.