1965-66 Ashes Series

1965-66 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 1965-66 Ashes series consisted of five cricket Test matches, each of five days with six hours play and eight ball overs. It formed part of the MCC tour of Australia in 1965-66 and the matches outside the Tests were played in the name of the Marylebone Cricket Club. M.J.K. Smith led the England team with the intent of regaining the Ashes lost in the 1958-59 Ashes series. The Australian team was captained by Bobby Simpson and by his vice-captain Brian Booth in two Tests. It was the first tour of Australia by players instead of amateurs and professionals and the first time that the MCC travelled to Australia by air instead of by sea. Although the press labelled the England team as the weakest to go to Australia, their entertaining cricket won them favour with the crowds. They also made their runs faster than any other England team since the war and for once England batted faster than Australia, a refreshing contrast to other Ashes series of the era.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 413g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136670380
  • 9786136670386