There have been many Ashes campaigns considered to be the greatest series of all time but surely none can trump the Ashes encounter of the summer of 2033 just gone! A series that ebbed and flowed until the last, that seemed in the firm grasp of Australian hands, only for them to lose grip in the very dying embers of the twenty fifth and final day’s flame!
With Australia 290-7 deep into the final session of the final day of the final Test and only seven runs away from victory, before then reaching 296-8 to tie the score, step forward Sam Curran.
The left-arm legend took two wickets in two balls to break Australian hearts and rescue the most incredible of results for England.
The often under performing Feroze Khushi had upped his game against the hosts’ greatest rivals and not for the first time it must be said.
After a disappointing campaign Sam Hain finally found form when it mattered with two fifties in the fifth Test. With Hain not quite at his best for most of the summer, it was Ollie Pope’s run-getting of biblical proportions that led the way for the hosts.
A recalled Matt Fisher and a rejuvenated Josh Tongue were a constant threat with the new ball throughout the series.
The two teams next series? An Ashes campaign down under. It’s got an awful lot to live up too!