Summertime in England… and football has been nudged aside to allow Cricket to take centre stage. The most important fixture on the calendar of our national summer sport is The Ashes, the contest between England and Australia
The Second Test Match takes places at Lord’s in north London this week. To mark the occasion, The Last Hour will dredge up a cricketing fact of the day every night this week.
We’ll be back again in the week of the 19th August when the 5th Test takes place at The Oval in south London.
(The Nightly London Photoblog will return next week)
In the annals of Cricket, it is well recorded that the first Test Match on English soil against the Australians took place in 1878. A less celebrated fact is that the Aussies took on the English at Lord’s and The Oval a full 10 years earlier. The first Aussie cricket side to tour England was an Aboriginal XI in 1868.
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