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A terracotta urn with two brass plaques on it sits on a wooden base. The urn is on display, with the glass surround and other exhibits visible in the background

The Ashes series are Test cricket series played between England and Australia. They constitute one of sport's most celebrated rivalries, and are generally played biennially, alternating between the United Kingdom and Australia. Although the first Test series played between England and Australia was in the 1876–77 season, the Ashes originated from the solitary Test which the two nations contested in 1882. Famous Ashes series include the 1932–33 tour, which was known as the "Bodyline series", due to the tactic of bowling quickly at the body of the batsmen, and the 1948 series, when Australia remained unbeaten throughout the tour, gaining the nickname of "The Invincibles". In 1981, Ian Botham's all-round performances resulted in the series being nicknamed "Botham's Ashes". Australia and England have each won 31 Ashes series, but England are the current holders of the Ashes as the winners of the last three series. (Full list...)