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The Ashes in Oz and severe winters


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    Here's a little quirk but 4 of the 5 coldest winters of the 20th Century have occurred during England's Ashes tours in Australia





    Also they toured Australia during the severe winters of 1878-79 and 1894-95.

    They also missed the cold wintry spells of 1950-51, 1954-55, 1965-66, 1986-87, 1990-91

    They did miss the very mild winter of 1974-75 but I suspect that team wished they hadn't gone!!! :lol:

    If you think about it, if you are regular tourer with the England cricket team, you wouldn't see much winter weather.

    Take Ian Botham, his first real winter in this country whilst playing Test cricket was winter 1984-85 when he took a break.

    David Gower's was 1987-88 when he took a break. He toured the Caribbean in 1985-86 but the first Test was during February so he missed most of that very cold February.

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