The Ashes 2010 countdown: Top 50 moments of England in Australia

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Daily Telegraph - With 50 days before the start of the 2010-11 Ashes series, Huw Turberville - author of La Tour's tougher - the countdown begins by looking back through the history of some of the most memorable visit England's Down Under. 

No. 34 (October 22): See England "Typhoon" continues
Frank Tyson demolition job on Australia continued in the winter of 1954-55. Match figures of nine of 95 helped England win in Melbourne in the third test (with Colin Cowdrey contributing 102 in the first innings). Tyson then three wickets in each sleeve as his side triumphed by five wickets in the fourth Test in Adelaide, and although it's a quieter back fifth Test in Sydney, the draw England a series of stunning wins 3-1. England drummer Tom Graveney said: "Tyson was faster than I've ever seen."


No. 35 (October 21): Tyson takes revenge on Australia
Australia came the day they went to Frank Tyson "Typhoon" to regret. England have finally stopped their losing sequence of a series of 1-0 wins in 1953 with a victory of eight wickets at the Oval. So many hopes were high that they could end their series defeat in Australia in 1954-55. They suffered a heavy defeat in Brisbane in the first trial, however, after Len Hutton put Australia Alec Beds struggled with undiagnosed shingles, England fell to catch the catch, and the hosts piled 601 for eight. England was only 190 and 257 - the action - in response. Tyson was not at his best, but he ran as the game turned against Victoria. In the second test in Sydney, he then had four wickets in the first innings but England still followed by 72 on first innings. Peter May has a century as the tourists scored 296 in their second innings, but the key moment came when Tyson was sent by Ray Lindwall. He crashed to the ground and the players feared the worst, but fortunately there was no permanent damage. "I was very, very angry against Lindwall," Tyson wrote, "I would return with interest the bouncer!". And the man, Northamptonshire, showing why he somehow is the fastest bowler England take six to 85 as England won by 38 runs.

No. 36 (October 20): Miller Ashes win in Sydney
Australia retain the Ashes for the fifth consecutive year by winning the third Test in Sydney by an innings and 13 runs. Len Hutton has 533 runs in the series at an average of 88, he hit 62 in the first innings but England's total of 290 was inadequate. Australia has a stranglehold on the game, 426 in response to Keith Miller at 145 not the time. Mystery spinner Jack Iversen than six for 27 as England were dismissed for 123 in the second round. The host the fourth Test in Adelaide by 274 runs, before Alec beds, with five wickets in each innings, had a consolation win, back in Melbourne. Beds have a beautiful 30 wickets in the series at 16.06 each.


No. 37 (October 19): Stormy start for England
England are not much better in 1950-51. The selectors have chosen a young team and it turned against him. When I interviewed him for the Tour's most difficult in September 2009, Alec was furious Beds against the English team again. Rationing was still in place in Britain, unlike Australia and the hosts were much stronger. English professionals are also frustrated by the approach of the supporters, and they played hard, they also visited with equal intensity, determined to all foods and drinks they received no return to enjoy. England, not bad start in Brisbane, Australia bowling for 228 Beds take four to 45. But there was the mother of all storms, and no drummer could face on the vacant land being cut badly. England reached 68 for seven declared, the ball jumps off of them long before they decided to establish in Australia to re-sit for the improved conditions. Australia struggled to 32 for seven before decided that enough is enough and then upset the hosts tourists 122. Len Hutton was a heroic unbeaten 62, but Australia won by 70 runs.
Hope McCool, Morris and England Shatter Lindwall was No. 38 (October 18)
After passing the first two Tests, England won the third Test win in Melbourne for a chance to as recycling. They had Australia struggling at 192 for six but Colin McCool's 104 helped his side post 365. Bill Edrich's 89 England close to parity, as they totaled 351, and 155 by Arthur Morris and Ray Lindwall of 100, batting at number nine, the hosts broke the tourists hope. Cyril Washbrook at least 110 to help England to 310 for seven and a draw, but Australia was too good in this series. England team is too old and not enough cricket played during the war, and Australia a 3-0 victory by taking the fifth Test in Sydney.

No. 39 (October 17): Hammond Fury Like Bradman delay
The Ashes resumed only in England began the long, difficult sea voyage of three weeks which would take them Down Under for the series 1946-1947. The first trial was soon marked by controversy when Don Bradman was controversially given by 28 to Brisbane. He was "caught" in the second slip by Jack Ikin from the bowling of Bill Voce, but said he thought it was a bump ball. "------- A good way to start the series, "said the England captain, Walter Hammond. Bradman to score 187 and Australia won the match by an innings and 332 runs.

No. 40 (October 16): The Comeback King Bradman
Australia has one of the highest return from the ashes under the captaincy of Don Bradman Series 1936-37. England won the first two tests, in part due to Maurice Leyland 126 in Brisbane and Walter Hammond unbeaten 231 in Sydney. Bradman the revival, but scoring a superb 270 in Melbourne. Despite the delivery of an initial advance of 42-turn, Australia has also taken note of the following test in Adelaide, this time with Bradman making 212 in the second innings. After winning the draw in Melbourne back in the fifth test machine, then Bradman made 169 as Australia piled up 604 in the first innings, enough to send his side to victory next. The series 1938 was disappointing and rain damage, although England unforgettable squared the series in the final Test at The Oval, Len Hutton to score the highest in England Test, 364. Oh, there would be no series 1940-41. English and Australian cricketers fought side by side during the Second World War that test cricket a break of six years and 219 days taken. Tragically England left-arm spinner Hedley Verity died in a military hospital in Italy in 1943.


No. 41 (October 15) hits Larwood and Wood Full Oldfield
Don Bradman was restricted to an average of 56.57 (against an average of 99.94 career test). England back the Ashes 4-1 Harold Larwood has 33 wickets and his buddy, Bill Voce, 15. But the eyes of the Australian batsmen, no helmet, down to earth, it has not done a spectacular setting, and diplomatic tactics caused havoc among the nations. It also led to a change in law to allow arbitrators to intervene if they feel a drummer was in danger, even if it was not until 1947 that the rule by the CMC deployment ban more than two fielders behind square on the leg side. Jardine, the most hated person in Australia, especially after Larwood struck Australian captain Bill Wood Full of heart and crushed his skull Bert Oldfield in Adelaide.
No. 42 (October 14): Bradman v Bodyline
Don Bradman brilliance continued in 1930 in England when he was at Trent Bridge 131, 254 at Lord's, a record 334th Test at Headingley and 232 at the Oval, as Australia captured the Ashes 2-1. He averaged 139.14 in the series, and England felt that they needed to neutralize their return to Australia in 1932-33. The captain Douglas Jardine MCC tactics designed called "Place Theory 'or' Bodyline 'as it became known. Bowlers acute short and to the body of the drummer, with a small group of field workers in the butt on the leg side waiting for fishing. He became the most controversial series of all the soot ...

No. 43 (October 13): The Don shows who's boss
Give Don! A certrain Mr. Bradman made his Test debut in the 1928-29 Ashes series, but not a 4-1 victory in England as well. The tourists were led by Percy Chapman adventurers. Bradman made his debut in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane, having played only nine games in the first class. The 20-year managed only 18 years and and was relegated to 12th man for the next game. It was the only time he was Australia dropped. The boy from Bowral back for the third Test in Melbourne, and 79 and 112. He was the youngest player at this time to score a Test century. The rest, as they say ... The bat Bradman used in his debut was two years ago sold for about £ 65,000.

No. 44 (October 14): Herbie Goes Bananas After a 4-1 victory
After Warwick Armstrong visitors to a 3-0 victory in 1921, England could have hoped for a change of captain Australia a respite to offer. Oh, Herbie Collins about the Australians to lead to another big win (4-1) in 1924-25. Despite Herbert Sutcliffe scoring four hundred and three Jack Hobbs, Maurice Tate and took 38 wickets, 14 more than his nearest opponent. A larger force of Australia in depth proved key, however. England ended their series of 13 Ashes Tests without a victory by winning in Melbourne, and at this stage that the show in its regular pattern of four years.


No. 45 (October 15) England crushed by Big Ship
The ashes were postponed during the First World War, and once again in 1920-21. Australia was led by the imposing Warwick Armstrong as "The Big Ship known. The hosts have strongly in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney the first lime to serve as a series of five tests. Jack Hobbs scored two centuries for England, but the Order of Australia was led by Herbert Collins (the highest number of runs scored in the series, 557) and leg-spinner Arthur Mailey, who took 36 wickets. Armstrong has an average of 77 with three hundred.

No. 46 (October 16): Aussie Masters Hobbs Attack
England crashed to a 4-1 defeat in 1907-08 and has also lost against the Australians on tour in 1909. No one has a lot of luck in 1911-12, especially when they lost the first Test in Sydney, thanks in part to 113 Victor Trumper, and 12 wickets for leg-spinner Herbert Hordern, Ranji. The Australians have not taken into account Surrey Jack Hobbs "The Master", however, and he preached his first Ashes century - three of them in terms of victories, not 126 Melbourne, Adelaide and 187-178, again in Melbourne. Tourists also have the fifth test, back in Sydney 4-1 series win.

No. 47 (October 17): Plum wins Down Under
England's fate changed for the 1903-04 series, losing to Australia four series in a row. It was at this point that the term "Ashes" land busy. Pelham Warner, the England captain, known as the plum, spoke of their recovery before the onset of winter. His men, regarded as outsiders, responded to his call that the series in Australia 3-2. In the first test in Sydney, Foster RE "Tip" hit 287, a test record for the season, and still the best score by a beginner, to help England win by five wickets. Plum Warner was successful side Douglas Jardine's England in Australia in 1932-33, unlike the famous Bodyline tactics / Leg theory that helped defeat Don Bradman and the defeat of the Australians.


No. 48 (October 18): Born Ashes
After the defeat of the English legend, at the Oval on 29 August 1882, and the famous obituary in the Times sports Ivo Bligh to Australia leaving his side to get their revenge. This way, supporters of Bligh and his party on Rupertswood, a mansion in Sunbury in Victoria. Rupertswood was home to Sir William Clarke, a wealthy landowner, and his wife, said they asked a security - in the third game of the series used - it is burned, and the rest in an urn poured cooked in the ground and given to Bligh. England won the series 2-1, although the ash remained until 1927 before Rupertswood taken to the Lord.

No. 49 (October 19): The Demon Strikes
First test cricket hat-trick was taken by Fred Spofforth Australia "The Devil". The third meeting test between Australia and England beginning in 1879, two days at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the sides have a test won each in the winter of 1876-77. Spofforth England hat-trick to reduce to 113 in all first turn. It took six for 48, then 39, as Australia had a lead of 143. This is again the destroyer in the first trial on the other hand, takes seven to 62, and his side with 10 wickets. Spofforth was the man in England - including WG Grace - dread facing. He was tall, fast, accurate and devilishly, with jumped dramatically in the fold, he could cut the ball and swerved. In 1881, he traveled 400 miles on horseback to play a little game in Australia, where he has 20 wickets - all upset. He then went to Derbyshire and Yorkshire.

No. 50 (October 20) where it all began
The first test match was held between Australia (in fact a combination of Grand Melbourne and Sydney XI) and England. He starts March 15, 1877 Melbourne Cricket Ground. It was timeless, and Australia won by 45 runs. David Gregory was captain of Australia, and James Lillywhite led the England. Alfred Shaw tourists upset the first ball, Allen Hill, the first wicket, and Australia's Charles Bannerman (born in Kent who moved to New South Wales) was the first captain that 165 in the first innings of the match. England Henry Jupp, of Surrey, was the only other player to score 50 in the test, which 63 in the first innings, but he could not prevent Australia winning 45 matches

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