The Ashes is a bi-annual cricket match between England and Australia.
In 1882, after Australia defeated England on English soil for the first time, The Sporting Times ran the following obituary for English cricket:
In Affectionate RemembranceofENGLISH CRICKET,which died at the Ovalon29th AUGUST 1882,Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowingfriends and acquaintancesR.I.P.N.B.-The body will be cremated and theashes taken to Australia.
Later that year, when the English cricketers set out for Australia, captain Ivo Bligh promised to "recover those ashes", and repeated the promise several times during the tour. When England won that series 2-1, some Melbourne women presented him with a small urn containing the ashes of a bail; when he died his widow gave the urn to the MCC, and it is now in the museum at Lord's. However after this tour the whole thing was considered over and forgotten.
Twenty years later, in 1903, English captain Pelham Warner once again led a tour to Australia, with the stated aim of "recovering the ashes", and after returning from a victorious series he wrote a book How We Recovered The Ashes, and that is how the term entered public discourse. The first reference to the Ashes in Wisden is from 1905.
every 2 years alternating between England and Australia
They play Cricket, mainly, "England vs. Australia".
The Ashes Urn
Cricket, i think.
Richie Benaud comemtates in cricket. He last comemtated in the Ashes of 2005.
Ashes Ashes was created in 2001.
No, there will not be a 4th series of BBC Ashes To Ashes.
yes there will be a third series of ashes to ashes.
Ashes to Ashes - TV series - was created on 2009-04-20.
The duration of Ashes to Ashes - TV series - is 3600.0 seconds.