2010 Photo Contest, Sports Action, 1st prize

Gareth Copley

Press Association

20 August, 2009

A ball thrown by Australian Simon Katich sends the bails flying, dismissing England batsman Jonathan Trott during the fifth Ashes cricket test match at The Oval cricket ground in London on 20 August. The Ashes, played every two years between England and Australia, is one of cricket's most celebrated rivalries and dates back to 1882. Over the years, 64 series have been played, with Australia winning 31 and England 28. The 2009 series was won by England.

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Gareth Copley

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