The Australian cricket team which beat England in a one-off test match at the Kennington Oval in London on 29 August 1882. The unexpected victory by the team from the colonies began one of cricket's most celebrated rivalries. Back row (left-right); H H Massie, G J Bonner, S P Jones, F R Spofforth. Middle row; C W Beal (manager), J M Blackham, G Giffen, W L Murdoch, A C Bannerman, P S MacDonnell, H F Boyle. Front row; G E Palmer and T W Garrett

The Australian cricket team celebrate after taking the final wicket to win the Ashes against England in Perth on December 17, 2013. GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images

Registered by Heritage Council of Victoria Australia. Rupertswood is of great national and international significance for its association with the history of cricket as the birthplace for the Ashes, cricket's most illustrious trophy. After a social match on the property with members of the English touring cricket team in 1882, Janet, Lady Clarke, burnt a bail and presented 'the ashes' in an urn to the victorious English captain, Ivo Bligh.

The Australian XI of 1882. The cricket team toured England and won the only test at the Oval, which was the start of the Ashes legend Pictur...

Australian Cricket Team - 13/14 Ashes

Tendulkar became the first batsman ever to reach the milestone of 14,000 runs in Test cricket during the second day of the second Test betwe...

A 1888 Australian Cricket Team engraving of the Ashes touring cricketers in England. **

The Australian and English Test cricketers who fought and survived together in World War II came home knowing the difference between sport and war. They planned to resume the Ashes in a new spirit of friendship. Australia’s legendary captain had something else in mind. Hailed as one of the greatest cricket teams of all time, the 1948 ‘Invincibles’ are the only Australians to complete a tour of England undefeated.

England's Ian Bell dives to make his ground during play on the fifth day of the fifth Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London

An 1893 photograph of the Australia cricket team in England for the Ashes series. **

Australia's Mitchell Johnson Humiliates England: First Ashes Test, Day Two, In Pictures - England's wicketkeeper Matt Prior gets Brad Haddin of Australia (not pictured) run out during day second of the first Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at the Gabba Cricket Ground in Brisbane on November 22, 2013. (Photo credit SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Publisher 505 Games has just announced the latest Ashes Cricket game to be released, Ashes Cricket 2013. This game is being released in celebration of the double header Ashes Series cricket over in England.

A patriotic fan outside Eden Gardens as Tendulkar plays his 200th and final test match.

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The Kings of Spin: Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann celebrate England's first Test series win in India since 1984/85. Photograph: James Anderson/Twitter

Great piece of cricket action. Ricky Ponting of Australia falls victim to Andrew Flintoff's run-out in the fifth Test at The Oval in 2009. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The Gabba crowd celebrates after Steve Smith takes a catch to dismiss Ian Bell during day two of the first Ashes Test match between Australi...

Jim Lakers incredible performance in taking 19 wickets on a sticky dog of an Old Trafford pitch gave England an unassailable 2-1 lead in the 1956 Ashes series. Photograph: Hulton Getty

Happier times. England win the 4th test match v Australia, Durham. 12/8/13

Shane Warne celebrates his hat-trick after David Boon caught Devon Malcolm in the second Ashes Test at the MCG in 1994. Photograph: Graham Chadwick/Getty Images