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    Ashes - memories

    Okay we have been unfortunate to be in a period when Ashes havent been as exciting as its glorious past was with Australia streamrolling Englands series after series.

    What are your memories on them though..

    Mine :

    A superb spell by Gillespie in England which destroyed the home team (dont remember it exactly)

    The innings of Butcher in Australia with his career probably on the line

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    It's been a painful decade & a half to be an Englishman. But memories?

    Well, I remember:

    - the Oz press said of Gatt's 87 tourists that they "can't bat, can't bowl, can't field", but in the days before satellite telly I didn't see much of the action.

    - SR Waugh not being dismissed until (IIRC) the third test in 89 & Alderman making Goochie his bunny.

    - Warne's "century ball" to poor, tubby, befuddled Gatt in 93.

    - &, more happily, that glorious first morning of the first test in 97 ( Oz 118 all out I think) & then Nass & Thorpey consolidating our position with great tons (a double in Nasser's case).
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    too many bad memories really and most good ones were ruined by innumerable batting collapses, but my favorite memory other than the ones mentioned would be goughs hatrick at sydney
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    First Ashes I can clearly remember watching is 1993, so I'll try and give a memorable moment or two from each.

    1993 series
    -Warne's ball to Gatting.
    -Australia's emergance as a really fantastic side for the first time in my mind. They were certainly good before this, but I just remember really clearly how absolutely they dominated this entire series, after losing in a great series to the West Indies just beforehand.

    1994/95 series
    -Warne's marathon effort at Brisbane to knock England over just in time.

    1997 series
    -England's fantastic start to the series.
    -Gillespie's stunning spell at Headingly.
    -The final test was undoubtedly a great one, but for whatever reason I don't really recall watching it.

    1998/99 series
    -Healy's rearguard stand with Waugh at Brisbane.
    -Dean Headley destroying Australia rather unexpectedly in Melbourne.
    -Slater's incredible knock in Sydney, and some great bowling from Macgill. Slater's innings is one of my favourite Ashes memories in fact, it was fantastic.

    2001 series
    -The amazing Headingly test, where McGrath demolished England and Ponting played two wonderful knocks, before Butcher hit his highest ever peak with his matchwinning hundred. The greatest Ashes test of my time.
    -Langer and Hayden coming together for the first time to open the batting in the final test, and Warne taking 11 to finish the series.

    2002/03 series
    -The peak of Hayden's incredible run of form.
    -Steve Waugh's century, of course.
    -Michael Vaughan's fantastic efforts in a hopeless cause against the best Ashes side I have seen.
    -Australia having everything set up to take an Ashes whitewash on the back of Waugh's century, only to have Vaughan and Caddick play brilliantly.
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    81- nuff said
    82/83- the Melbourne test, the Tavare drop/Miller catch
    85- Gower going crazy with the bat, Phillips getting caught off the boot
    86/87- Bothams hundred
    89- Alderman continually baffling the English batsmen, Steve Waugh
    90/91- Tigermoth
    93- Warney
    94/95- over the hill Gooch
    97- Hussain 200, Australia almost all out before lunch on the first day, McGrath and Gillespies bowling
    99- Headleys 6 wickets
    2001- Butchers 100, Steve waugh limping around
    2003- Hussain putting Australia in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    90/91- Tigermoth
    Please explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    Please explain.


    During one of the tour games, David Gower 'buzzed' the ground in a Tigermoth plane..he got a bit of a bollocking for it

    from cricinfo: 'Gower fell out with Gooch famously and publicly on the 1990-91 tour of Australia after he and John Morris flew a pair of Tiger Moths over the ground where England were playing Queensland. '

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy


    During one of the tour games, David Gower 'buzzed' the ground in a Tigermoth plane..he got a bit of a bollocking for it

    from cricinfo: 'Gower fell out with Gooch famously and publicly on the 1990-91 tour of Australia after he and John Morris flew a pair of Tiger Moths over the ground where England were playing Queensland. '
    haha ya I read about it in a magazine. Not funny for Morris who had to face the wrath for it and was dropped or some thing if I am not mistaken.

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    First for me was 93, went to the Third day of the first test, the day after Warne's ball, England were Eight down overnight and didn't add many, David Boon proceeded to bore the heck out of the crowd as the Aussies scored 231-3 by the end of the day, it was blazing hot though and i got sunburnt.

    97 hmm,remember most of this one, the first test, remember Mcgrath's Lords and the fourth test where Aussies were in deep trouble and Thorpe dropped Elliot off Smith.
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    My first memory of Ashes goes back to the 1986-87 tour of Australia when Chris Broad and Bill Athey opened the innings for England and Broad cracking century after century in that series. I was supporting Australia but unfortunately they lost the series.

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    First real vivid memory is tuning into the radio and hearing that England had crumbled to 79 all out in the first Test in 2002-03. That's also my first real memory of cricket!

    Yeah, I haven't followed it for long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    First real vivid memory is tuning into the radio and hearing that England had crumbled to 79 all out in the first Test in 2002-03. That's also my first real memory of cricket!

    Yeah, I haven't followed it for long.
    Most vivid memory is of Ramprakash's "charge of the sh*te brigade" moment against Warney in 2001.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    haha ya I read about it in a magazine. Not funny for Morris who had to face the wrath for it and was dropped or some thing if I am not mistaken.
    Morris dropped? Morris had already played his last Test by then.
    It was, though, the beginning of the end for Gower, which was a terrible, terrible shame and a complete waste that so typified the muddled thinking of the early '90s, riddled with personality-clashes such as Gooch-Gower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    2003- Hussain putting Australia in
    Which was the logical and sensible decision, given that Stephen Waugh would have done the exact same thing had he won the toss.

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