In 1882, Australia beat England in a Test cricket match for the first time on British soil. A satirical obituary was written, proclaiming the death of British cricket. As the legend goes, a cricket bail was burned to ashes and placed in an urn. Now, each time the two teams play, the meeting is considered a quest to regain the ashes. Thus, the tradition of the Ashes was born.
One of the best batsmen in England during that original Ashes cricket match was a man named Charles Studd. Unfortunately for England, Studd’s batting partner, Ted Peate, was bowled out before Studd could get the remaining few runs needed to secure England’s victory, thus allowing Australia to capture the Ashes.
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