Ashes Books

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Australia 55 

by Alan Ross  

Published in 1955

Alan Ross (1922-2001) was a distinguished poet, travel writer, and editor of London Magazine and the Observer. This book Australia 55 offers Ross's unique perspectives on the whole MCC 1954-55 Tour and battle for the Ashes, where England were overwhelmed in Brisbane, but won in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide to retain the Ashes. Cricket is given, by this great wordsmith, a wide human context and, though the form is primarily a journal of Len Hutton's Ashes winning tour spearheaded by Frank Tyson, the prose is beautifully precise.