It's that time of the year in Australia - it's not all about Christmas - it's all about cricket. I have no idea about cricket except Donald Bradman is a legend - am I a bit out of touch?
Our contributor David Ellis has a little cricket something for the season . . . .
THE 1948 Australian Invincibles' Ashes side, Keith Miller is second on right.
(Australian Cricket Board)
On one tour he surprised captain Bradman by banging on his hotel door fully dressed at midnight and announcing: “You said we had to be in bed by curfew. I was – and now I’m going out.” He came back in time for breakfast, and with an almighty hang-over Bradman despatched him for that day’s play to the farthest point in the field. It meant Miller had to walk or jog across the field constantly after every over – until a friendly local offered him his pushbike. When Miller took up the offer, Bradman again was not amused, and ordered him off it.
What it’s all about: the little urn containing The Ashes.