1962-63 Ashes Series

1962-63 Ashes Series

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1962-63 Ashes series consisted of five cricket Test matches, each of five days with six hours play each day and eight ball overs, a change as before 1960-61 Australian Test matches had previously been played over six days. It formed part of the MCC tour of Australia in 1962-63 and the matches outside the Tests were played in the name of the Marylebone Cricket Club. The MCC was determined to "brighten up" cricket and to this end chose the handsome, cavalier and talented Ted Dexter to captain a colourful England team managed by His Grace Bernard Marmaduke Fitzalan-Howard, 16th Duke of Norfolk, KG, GCVO, PC, Earl Marshal and Chief Butler of England. The Duke's presence generated considerable press interest, as did the model Mrs Dexter and the Reverend David Sheppard - the future Bishop of Liverpool - who preached to packed cathedrals across Australia.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 381g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136670135
  • 9786136670133