• Event – Boxing Day test match (fourth test of five); Australia v. England,
day one of five.
• Aim – To win the Ashes (again). Held every four years, this fiercely fought
contest is the pinnacle of any English cricket season. At this stage, the
series is tied one all. England need one win in the last two matches to
retain the Ashes.
• Location – Melbourne Cricket Ground, the historic coliseum of Australian
Cricket, venue for the first ever test match and ultimate battleground.
• Perspective – Match-day experience of a Barmy Army member.