When Cricket Was Cricket – The Ashes takes you back to the heyday of great Ashes Test series of the past. Here are the epic contests between England and Australia down the decades, featuring the finest batsmen, the demon bowlers, the nail-biting matches and all the colour, controversies and captivating stories surrounding cricket’s premier Test fixture. Drawing on 100 years of outstanding photographs in the huge Mirrorpix archive, this book brings the Ashes of the past back to life. Author Adam Powley evokes the excitement, drama, and unique atmosphere of the contest before the modern era. Featuring a gallery of the game’s greats, from Bradman to Botham, Hobbs to Hughes, WG Grace to SK Warne, the book relives in vivid detail their thrilling exploits with bat and ball.