Where did the name ashes come in from?

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The Ashes series is one of the most enduring rivalries in sports history, dating way back to 1982. It is a biennially held 5 match test series between Australia and England, played alternately in Australia and England. the name 'Ashes' stems from a satirical obituary published in a British newspaper, The Sporting Times, in 1882 after a match at The Oval in which Australia beat England on an English ground for the first time. The obituary stated that English cricket had died, and ' the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia'. The English media dubbed the next English tour to Australia (1882-83) as the quest to regain The Ashes.

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