The Ashes [cricket, Australia vs. England]

The Ashes is a cricket competition played between Australia and England. It has been an ongoing event since 1882, the year in which a visiting Australian team won a game of cricket in England. The origin of “the Ashes” as a term comes from a humorous “obituary”, regarding the English team losing against the Australian […]

Don Bradman, legend of Australian cricket

Don Bradman, legend of Australian cricket Don Bradman was Australia’s greatest sportsman, being the most successful batsman to have ever emerged in the history of cricket — not just in Australia, but around the entire world. Bradman was born in Cootamundra, New South Wales, on the 27th of August 1908; he grew up in Bowral […]

Lions v. Kangaroos. [song, 1 August 1896]

[Editor: A song about the cricket matches played between England and Australia. Published in The Queenslander, 1 August 1896.] Lions v. Kangaroos. Air, “Ten Thousand Miles Away.” Singing oh! for a fine and manly sport, for cricket is my theme, Singing oh! for Captain Harry Trott, and his good Australian team, That’s gone to show […]