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Ashes schedule 2019

By Chris Dinsdale

August 1, 2019 - September 16, 2019 - The battle for one of cricket’s most coveted prizes gets underway in the 71st Ashes series -- Australia currently hold the famous urn after claiming a comprehensive 4-0 series victory in 2018.

The battle for the Ashes began with a mock obituary in the Sporting Times after England’s shock home defeat to Australia in 1882 that proclaimed the death of English cricket. Its body was to be cremated and the “ashes” taken to Australia.

For more than a century, the battle for the famous little terracotta urn purportedly containing the Ashes has sparked controversy, enthralled crowds and produced iconic sporting moments.

Australia are currently ahead with 33 wins to England’s 32, with five series drawn.

PUBLISHED: 26/07/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images