The Official MCC Story of the Ashes by Bernard Whimpress
The Official MCC Story of the Ashes is the perfect way to celebrate cricket's most fiercely contested series. As well as giving a running history of the series, special features are interspersed, highlighting some of the legends from each team, the controversies and the media. This latest edition, published in the lead-up to the 2017-18 Ashes series, includes a feature on the 2015 series in England which ended 3-2 to the hosts, but only after some nerve-shredding moments.
From the late 19th century, England and Australia have met twice every four years and since 1882, the prize for the series winners has been a tiny urn, purportedly containing the ashes of a bail burned after England had lost at The Oval.