Cricket - The Ashes

The original and still the famous Test series in cricket. The first ever international cricket match was played between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1877. Five years later, after England had lost to the Aussies on home soil for the first time, an English newspaper - the Sporting Times - printed a mock obituary stating that the body of English cricket had died and will be cremated and taken to Australia.
The physical representation of this is a small urn which, depending on which story you believe, contains the burnt remains of either a stump, bails, ball or even a Victorian lady's veil...The object of Anglo-Australian rivalry is kept under lock and key at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, with a replica presented to the winning captain at the end of each series.

YEAR
VENUE
TESTS   
RESULT
HOLDERS
1876-7*
Australia
2
Dwn 1-1
-
1878-9*
Australia
1
Aus 1-0
-
1880*
England
1
Eng 1-0
-
1881-2*
Australia
4
Aus 2-0
-
1882*
England
1
Aus 1-0
-
1882-3
Australia
4
Dwn 2-2
ENG
1884
England
3
Eng 1-0
ENG
1884-5
Australia
5
Eng 3-2
ENG
1886
England 
3
Eng 3-0
ENG
1886-7
Australia
2
Eng 2-0
ENG
1887-8
Australia
1
Eng 1-0
ENG
1888
England
3
Eng 2-1
ENG
1890
England 
2
Eng 2-0
ENG
1891-2
Australia
3
Aus 2-1
AUS
1893
England 
3
Eng 1-0
ENG
1894-5
Australia
5
Eng 3-2
ENG
1896
England
3
Eng 2-1
ENG
1897-8
Australia
5
Aus 4-1
AUS
1899
England
5
Aus 1-0
AUS 
1901-2
Australia
5
Aus 4-1
AUS
1902
England
5
Aus 2-1
AUS 
1903-4
Australia
5
Eng 3-2
ENG
1905
England 
5
Eng 2-0
ENG
1907-8
Australia
5
Aus 4-1
AUS
1909
England
Aus 2-1
AUS
1911-2
Australia
5
Eng 4-1
ENG
1912
England
3
Eng 1-0
ENG
1920-1
Australia
5
Aus 5-0
AUS
1921
England
5
Aus 3-0
AUS 
1924-5
Australia
5
Aus 4-1
AUS
1926
England
5
Eng 1-0
ENG 
1928-9
Australia
5
Eng 4-1
ENG 
1930
England
5
Aus 2-1
AUS 
1932-3
Australia
5
Eng 4-1
ENG
1934
England
5
Aus 2-1
AUS
1936-7
Australia
5
Aus 3-2
AUS
1938
England 
4
Dwn 1-1
AUS
1946-7
Australia
5
Aus 3-0
AUS
1948
England
5
Aus 4-0
AUS
1950-1
Australia
5
Aus 4-1
AUS
1953
England 
5
Eng 1-0
ENG
1954-5
Australia
5
Eng 3-1
ENG
1956
England
5
Eng 2-1
ENG
1958-9
Australia
5
Aus 4-0
AUS
1961
England 
5
Aus 2-1
AUS
1962-3
Australia
5
Dwn 1-1
AUS
1964
England
5
Aus 1-0
AUS
1965-6
Australia
5
Dwn 1-1
AUS
1968
England
5
Dwn 1-1
AUS
1970-1
Australia
6
Eng 2-0
ENG
1972
England
5
Dwn 2-2
ENG
1974-5
Australia
6
Aus 4-1
AUS
1975
England
4
Aus 1-0
AUS
1976-7*
Australia
1
Aus 1-0
-
1977
England
5
Eng 3-0
ENG
1978-9
Australia
6
Eng 5-1
ENG
1979-0*
Australia
3
Aus 3-0
-
1980*
England
1
Dwn 0-0
-
1981
England
6
Eng 3-1
ENG
1982-3
Australia
5
Aus 2-1
AUS
1985
England
6
Eng 3-1
ENG
1986-7
Australia
5
Eng 2-1
ENG
1987-8*
Australia
1
Dwn 0-0
-
1989
England 
6
Aus 4-0
AUS
1990-1
Australia
5
Aus 3-0
AUS
1993
England
6
Aus 4-1
AUS
1994-5
Australia
5
Aus 3-1
AUS
1997
England
6
Aus 3-2
AUS
1998-9
Australia
5
Aus 3-1
AUS
2001
England
5
Aus 4-1
AUS
2002-3
Australia
5
Aus 4-1
AUS
2005
England
5
Eng 2-1
ENG
2006-7
Australia
5
Aus 5-0
AUS
2009
England
5
Eng 2-1
ENG
2010-1
Australia
5
Eng 3-1
ENG
2013 England 5 Eng 3-0 ENG
2013-4 Australia 5 Aus 5-0 AUS
2015 England 5 Eng 3-2 ENG
2017-8 Australia 5 Aus 4-0 AUS
2019 England 5 Dwn 2-2 AUS

* Ashes not at stake

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