Page 1 of 13 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 185

Thread: Favourite Ashes Memory

  1. #1
    International Coach howardj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    12,848

    Favourite Ashes Memory

    I love the Ashes because it's so pure. It's Test cricket, played by the two countries whose populations most love the longer form of the game generally, and this Series in particular.

    Anyway, my favourite Ashes memory is Mick Slater at Lords in 1993. It was straight out of a Boys Own Manual - a greenhorn opener, in the grandest theatre of all, peeling off a chanceless hundred on his first tour...a mere 12 months after making his FC debut.

  2. #2
    International Vice-Captain Noble One's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    4,113
    So many great moments, players, memories are evoked when thinking of great Ashes contests.

    For mine, 1998, MCG, 4th Test and a certain Dean Headley running through the Australian lineup in the 2nd innings. One of the more inspired spells of bowling I have ever witnessed, the emotion of the contest, the quality of the bowling. As an Australia fan it was crushing, but a pure fantastic experience to watch.

  3. #3
    Cricketer Of The Year zaremba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Burgess Hill
    Posts
    8,991
    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    I love the Ashes because it's so pure. It's Test cricket, played by the two countries whose populations most love the longer form of the game generally, and this Series in particular.
    Spot on. Really well put.

    The rivalry is also absolutely perfect because it's fierce, long-standing, yet friendly and with no nuclear weapons or religion involved.

  4. #4
    Cricketer Of The Year zaremba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Burgess Hill
    Posts
    8,991
    I am going to exclude the 1980s and 2005.

    Edgbaston 1997, the first day in particular: an amazing, intense, joyful occasion and the climax to weeks and weeks of build-up.

    One Australian moment which stands out for me is Adam Gilchrist in 2001 reaching his first Ashes century which a shot which (IIRC) was a sort of backhand overhead tennis smash, and a shout of triumph at the moment he hit it. A brilliant moment even if he had just broken my heart by destroying the England attack.

    Agree with howardj about Slater also. He was a terrific player to watch and he played the game in such a great way. He was superb in 1993.


  5. #5
    International 12th Man
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,613
    - England losing 5-0
    - Hayden scoring 300 runs in a match at Brisbane, 2002
    - Ponting's 156 at Old Trafford, 2005
    - Entire last day at Old Trafford, 2005
    - Michael Vaughan batting in 2002 series
    - Warne, Lee, Kasprowicz almost stealing a victory off England at Edgbaston, 2005
    - England choking at last day of Adelaide Test, 2006
    - Hayden's career saving 138 at the Oval
    - Ricky Ponting getting Michael Vaughan out
    - Shane Warne's massive leg spinner to Andrew Strauss
    - Glenn McGrath's spell at Lords, 2005
    - Adam Gilchrist's 2nd fastest 100 of alltime at Perth, 2006
    - Michael Slater's 17 runs off Darren Gough's first over in 2001 series
    Last edited by wfdu_ben91; 04-07-2009 at 02:03 AM.

  6. #6
    Cricket Web Staff Member fredfertang's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    It is a far far better place ............ etc etc
    Posts
    12,095
    Despite the momentous events of 2005 I can't see beyond the far off days of Headingley '81 - just wish I'd been one of the 634,784 who were actually in the ground

  7. #7
    Englishman BoyBrumby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Locked up inside my opium den, surrounded by some Chinamen
    Posts
    45,221
    "Jones!...Bowden!..."

    Zero prizes for originality but...
    Cricket Web's 2013/14 Premier League Tipping Champion

    - As featured in The Independent.

    "as much a news event as an actual footballer, a worthy stop-start centre forward, but an all-time hyper-galactico when it comes to doing funny things with cars and hats, a player whose signing proves once again that the Premier League is still undoubtedly the best in the world when it comes to doing things with cars and hats."
    - Barney Ronay on Mario Balotelli

  8. #8
    BARNES OUT dontcloseyoureyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    WILDCARD, BITCHES
    Posts
    28,358
    Winning.
    The one, the only CW Black
    Code:
    47.3 W Coppinger to Heads 
        Smacked the ball straight into the groin of Iwuajoku who has fallen over, 
        miraculously with the ball still caught in his scrotal area! Out!

  9. #9
    Cricketer Of The Year Adamc's Avatar
    Chicken Champion! Battle Pong Champion!
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    in the wind, so to speak
    Posts
    9,129
    Mark Taylor's ton at Edgbaston in 1997.
    "Under the spreading chestnut tree,
    I sold you and you sold me."

  10. #10
    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    On a trip to the moon
    Posts
    48,743
    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    "Jones!...Bowden!..."

    Zero prizes for originality but...
    Yeah, this
    Quote Originally Posted by DingDong View Post
    gimh has now surpassed richard as the greatest cw member ever imo

    RIP Craigos. A true CW legend. You will be missed.

  11. #11
    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    On a trip to the moon
    Posts
    48,743

  12. #12
    U19 Vice-Captain pietersenrocks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    India
    Posts
    528
    -- Pietersen's 158 to win the Ashes 2005.
    -- 2-run win at Edgbaston, 2005
    -- Entire last day at Old Trafford, 2005
    -- Last Test of The Ashes '97

  13. #13
    Global Moderator Matt79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Colll----ingggg---woooooodddd!!!!
    Posts
    17,426
    Warne's Gatting ball was pretty good.

    But I'll actually go with Steve Waugh's first ton during the 1989 series...
    Quote Originally Posted by Irfan
    We may not like you, your filthy rich coffers or your ratbag scum of supporters but by god do we respect you as a football team
    GOOD OLD COLLINGWOOD - PREMIERS IN 2010

    Is Cam White, Is Good.

  14. #14
    RTDAS pasag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Looking for milksteak
    Posts
    31,678
    Waugh's last ball of the day hundred at the SCG.
    Rest In Peace Craigos
    2003-2012

  15. #15
    U19 Vice-Captain pietersenrocks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    India
    Posts
    528
    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post

Page 1 of 13 12311 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Full Ashes coverage on FTA
    By pasag in forum Ashes 2009
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 19-07-2009, 09:28 PM
  2. Women's Ashes (+ One Day Series)
    By superkingdave in forum Ashes 2009
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 15-07-2009, 03:14 PM
  3. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 24-11-2008, 06:50 AM
  4. Oldest Test Team?
    By chaminda_00 in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 13-09-2006, 10:01 PM
  5. Next generation Australian keepers.
    By aussie in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 65
    Last Post: 07-02-2006, 04:07 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •