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Review: The Test by Simon Jones and Jon Hotten

A truly great Ashes series leaves a glow in the memory that is forever golden. The greatest of all took place ten years ago, and gripped the nation in a way that cricket has never succeeded in doing so since. The names of the England players who took on as formidable an Australian team as has ever visited these shores, and defeated them, have come to possess for those who watched the Ashes in 2005 something of the aureate quality of heroes of ancient epic. They are – in an almost literal sense – legends.

 

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