An Affectionate Remembrance published in The Sporting Times

After the defeat of the English cricket team by map iconAustralia, Reginald Brooks published "An Affectionate Remembrance," a mock obituary on the loss in The Sporting Times on 2 September 1882. The article inaugurated the term “The Ashes” for cricket series held between England and Australia, a tradition that continues to this day.


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