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Crazy Days

The England team's official psychiatrist Dr. Jeremy Snipe has been an essential part of every Ashes series since 1981. But his vital work with mentally ill England test stars has largely gone unreported ...until now!
Thursday, 23 December 2010

My Ashes Lodger

I have but one piece of advice to offer: Never accept a bet whilst inebriated; especially if the terms of the agreement are set by Lord Edgar Haverstock. I know this to be true because I bet and lost in such circumstances in the winter of 1993.
Friday, 28 August 2009

Ashes stories: Headingley 2009

Justin Langer's dossier on the England test team was just the tip of the iceberg for the meddlesome Australian cricketer. PDCC exclusively reveals Langer's other secret submissions and asks: does anyone actually care?
Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Ashes bye-gones: Are You Being Bowled? (1975)

The 1975 Ashes series ended in a narrow defeat for England's brave cricketers but TV viewers were not miserable for long - thanks to a ground breaking situation comedy. Are you free to read the story of Are You Being Bowled?
Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Angelo's Ashes

Angelo Pappalardo, a mad Italian cricket fan, shares his personal memories of life in London during the 1989 Ashes series.
Friday, 31 July 2009

Ashes Wishes: The Make an Ashes Cricket Wish Foundation (1961 - 1981)

For twenty years a well meaning charity managed to fulfil the wishes of less fortunate cricket fans - more often than not.
Friday, 24 July 2009

The Lowdown Ashes Special: Kim's Barnets

It's been the topic of many late night pub debates: who had the best haircut of any Ashes hero? In this edition of The Lowdown we ask ex England batsman, turned hair salon owner, Kim Barnett to give us his expert view and pick his top 5 Ashes crown toppers. So without further ado here's Kim's barnets ...
Friday, 10 July 2009

Headingley '81

Ashes Stories celebrates the tales of ordinary people caught up in the greatest sporting contest of them all. This week: Botham's series-salvaging knock of 149 at Headingley in 1981 breaks more than just the Aussies' spirit.
Tuesday, 7 July 2009