Why the Ashes matter

The Ashes Urn

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Andrew Strauss will be at Lord’s tomorrow, holding a final press conference before his team fly out to Australia on Friday. Strauss will meet the press in the little cinema at the back of the museum, the reliquary for the assorted gimcracks and gewgaws that the MCC has acquired over the last 146 years. Perhaps he will stop by the foot of the stairs to look at the small glass case that contains the Ashes urn itself. It is undoubtedly the most preposterous little trophy in sport, a little terracotta perfume pot with six lines of doggerel stuck on the front and, they say, the remains of a burnt bail inside.

Full story: The Guardian


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