This new title in Robson's ever-popular Strangest series charts amusing moments in the history of the Ashes, from its beginnings in 1882. There have been more than 60 series between England and the Aussies, and in digging out some of the most outlandish stories from each year, Mark Baldwin uncovers some of the oddest incidents - some bizarre, some tragic, some downright crazy, and all of them true! The Ashes has grown to be a serious business, and with coverage that includes the early years, the 1932-33 'Bodyline' series, sketches of the greatest cricketers from W G Grace to Ian Botham, and the winning series for England, this fascinating book is a must for all cricketing enthusiasts and for anyone interested in the history of the sport. Note: England vs. Australia - The Ashes Test Match 2005 takes place at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, 25-29 August 2005.
Mark Baldwin has been a journalist for 'The Times' and 'Evening Standard' for many years, reporting on Test cricket worldwide. He has followed the national team on many tours abroad, and is the official writer for the English Cricket Board's Test match programmes. He will be covering the coming Ashes series for his newspapers, as well as supplying support for the MCC. He lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.