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Inside The Tour

Episode 5: The Ashes ’86/87 - We’re Still Standing

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The tour arrives in Melbourne. Not just for the Boxing Day test, but far more importantly for the Christmas Day party. That’s right: England’s preparation for a series-clinching test match involved fancy dress, with the meticulous preparation that brings; and as close to an all-nighter as possible. Graham Dilley gets injured in the nets. Gladstone Small claims he’s bowling to Elton John. We’ve heard some tall tales on this series but this is right up there. This is the story of a remarkable test match and an even more remarkable after-party...
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