Publisher: The Hambledon Press, London, 1984, 1st edition. Hardback with unclipped and protected dustjacket, 206 pages, illus with b/w photographs. Cover and contents are in excellent, clean, clear, bright and firm condition. The protected and un-clipped dustjacket is in very good, clean and bright condition. A fascinating and well illustrated history of 100 years of the great game between England and Australia, in particular highlighting some of the lesser and less well-known cricketers who have contested the Ashes, rather than focussing on the great players - thereby filling in an important and fascinating gap in the historical record. For example the story is told of the batsman Albert Trott with the highest average (102.50) and the bowler with best return (F. 'Nutty' Martin with 12 wickets at 8.50). Also revealed are some of the worst performances!