The Ashes is a competition held every two years between England and Australia and is one of the greatest prizes in world cricket, even though the trophy is only a few centimetres tall. Australia have held the trophy for many years, but this week England won it and their players had a special ceremony in the streets of London which was attended by tens of thousands of people.
Before listening to the programme, look at the following comprehension questions. Then, try to answer them using the link in the Extras section below.
1: In what year did Australia win The Ashes from England?
2: How many matches did England and Australia play this summer?
3: How did the English supporters feel when watching the final day of the final game?
4: Is cricket now the most popular sport in England?
Try the London Life Ashes quiz
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