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The Ashes In Pictures: A Brief History Of Smoking, Drinking And Cricket

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THE Ashes are underway and with it goes a rich history of England- Australian rivalry, smoking and drinking. Anorak presents a brief history of The Ashes in pictures:

1963 – The two captains, England’s Ted Dexter and Australia’s Richie Benaud, share out the champagne in the dressing room after England won the second Ashes test by seven wickets

 

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29-NOV-94 … England Ashes Tour Of Australia … Shane Warne gets a soaking with beer by team mates

 

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Australia’s Dennis Lillee bowling – 75

 

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Australia’s Don Bradman makes his way back to the pavilion through crowds of well-wishers after helping his team to victory with an unbeaten 173 on the final day. Australia set a new test record (which stood until 1975) by scoring 404 in their second innings to win the game – 1948

 

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Australia’s Mark Waugh, left, Ian Healy and Mark Taylor celebrate its Ashes win over England

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Australia’s victorious cricketers celebrate after winning the sixth and final Cornhill Test, and the series, at the Oval. From left; Terry Alderman, Tim May, Merv Hughes and Tom Moody – 1989

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England team group: (back row, l-r) George Hirst, Arthur Lilley, Bill Lockwood, Len Braund, Wilfred Rhodes, Johnny Tyldesley; (front row, l-r) CB Fry, Stanley Jackson, Archie MacLaren, Ranji, Gilbert Jessop – 1902

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England captain Freddie Brown celebrates victory in the final test, his team’s only win in the whole Ashes series – 1951

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England win the fourth test and regain the Ashes. A spectator protects himself from the sun during the match – 1933

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(L-R) England’s Alan Knott and Australia’s Alan Turner look on as Michael Angelow, the first streaker to intrude upon the field of play at Lord’s, hurdles the stumps at the non-striker’s end – 1975

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England’s Fred Trueman toasts victory with a pint of bitter and a cigarette after compiling match figures of 11 wickets for 88 runs

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England’s Geoff Boycott (r) shakes hands with a fan in a gorilla suit who decided to go for a stroll on the pitch during the last day of the fifth test – 1981

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England’s Geoff Boycott celebrates victory on the balcony at Trent Bridge with a glass of champagne – in a sherry glass

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England’s Ian Botham enjoys a pint of beer on the balcony at Edgbaston after helping England beat Australia by 29 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the Ashes – 1981

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England’s Jim Laker (l), who took nine wickets for 37 in the first innings, celebrates his performance with captain Peter May (r) – 1956

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(L-R) England’s Richard Ellison and David Gower celebrate winning the Fifth Test with a tipple or two – 1985

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Fizzy shampoo for England’s victorious captain, David Gower – holding a replica of the Ashes trophy – 1995

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Phil Tufnell celebrates at the end with a bottle of Champagne and a cigarette

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The England team that toured Australia: (back row, l-r) Arthur Lilley, Albert Knight, Arthur Fielder, Ted Arnold, Albert Relf, Len Braund; (middle row, l-r) Johnny Tyldesley, RE Foster, Pelham Warner, George Hirst, Bernard Bosanquet, Thomas Hayward; (front row, l-r) Bert Strudwick, Wilfred Rhodes

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