Author(s): Simon Hughes
A fast-paced, distinctive history of the iconic, 135-year-old cricketing rivalry between Australia and England. Simon Hughes tells the stories of ten extraordinary Ashes encounters, drawn from every period of Test match history. With an innovative and distinctive approach Hughes selects each match as a narrative spine packed with thrillingly evocative detail, alongside the issues, controversies, heroes and villains of each match. With both fascinating analysis of ten unforgettable Test matches and fast-paced history of 135 years of cricket's fiercest rivalry, this is the perfect way for cricket lovers to prepare for the ten-match feast of Ashes cricket that begins in Nottingham in July 2013 and ends in Sydney in January 2014.
Simon Hughes is the author of a number of bestselling cricket books. His extravagantly praised A LOT OF HARD YAKKA is seen as the defining account of the life of a country cricket professional. Here Simon tells the stories of ten extraordinary Ashes encounters, drawn from every period of Test match history.