Tickets can be purchased for many types of sporting events around the world
Some of the most popular ones include football, tennis, cricket, horse racing and rugby, but there are so many other different options to choose from. The atmosphere at such events can be electric as a huge, cheering crowd is often present, with two sets of supporters, one for each team or player. There is a sense of competitiveness within the stadium or grounds, which adds to the ambience and creates an exciting environment in which to watch your favourite sport.
The Ashes is a particularly popular cricket event that is played between Australia and England. It takes place in both countries, depending on who won the last Test series. If a draw occurred, then the team that last won a series will put on the next event. The team originally came about in a comical obituary in The Sporting Times after Australia’s win at The Oval in 1882, which was their first Test in England. The British newspaper basically said that English cricket was dead and the term ‘The Ashes’ came about.
The history of The Ashes spans back to the 19th century. Australia’s first win in England was on 29th August in 1882. They won the first Test by nine wickets, but England won the next two. An urn is given to the winner, although this isn’t the official trophy. It was originally given to Ivo Bligh by some women from Melbourne, containing ashes of a bail used in the third match, although there has been some speculation on what the ashes are from with various theories flying around over the years.
A series at The Ashes usually consists of five Tests, put on by both England and Australia in turn, every four years minimum. The five matches within a series are held at different cricket grounds, in either country, depending on who is hosting it that year. In Australia, the grounds often include The Gabba in Brisbane, the WACA in Perth, Adelaide Oval, Sydney Cricket Ground and Melbourne Cricket Ground. In the United Kingdom, the matches are held at The Oval in Kennington, London (where the final Test of each series is held), Lord’s in North London, Trent Bridge in Nottinghamshire, Old Trafford in Manchester, Headingley in Leeds, Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, Edgbaston in Birmingham, and the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, Country Durham. There are plenty of chances to see Best Removalist near you in the UK, so check out information online to find when and where the next match is taking place.
The Ashes tickets can be bought on the internet and there are many different retailers to choose from. It is a good idea to compare The Ashes tickets using a comparison website in order to find the best deal and save some money at the same time. The Ashes is a great event to visit in the summer and the atmosphere is very pleasant. The games are exciting and makes for a unique day out. The banter between the Australians and the English is also good fun, so you won’t be disappointed. Bring the whole family for a fantastic, fun day out.
2015 is the next series of The Ashes, taking place at Lord’s, The Oval, Trent Bridge, Edgbaston and SWALEC Stadium. From this series onwards, the four year cycle in England is going to be brought forward by two years.