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The Top Twenty Best Cricket Quotes-The Ashes. England and Australia

Updated on November 25, 2010

The Ashes

The Ashes is a cricket trophy that is fiercely contested between England and Australia.There has always been a great rivalry between these great cricket nations, and whether it is before, during or after the Test Match the players always have plenty to say.

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The England Quotes

The Australians might start banging the drum saying they're going to win next summer, but I don't think so for one moment. Ian Botham begins the traditional pre-Ashes banter.

In my opinion Melburians are like Piranha fish when it comes to sport. They will devour devour anything that will satisfy their appetite for competition. John Snow.

Keith Fletcher always said  I was a hopeless Tosser. Graham Gooch after losing the first test to Australia in1993.

I'm not aware of any mistakes i have made . Ted Dexter after a 4-0 defeat by Australia in 1989.

Of course, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne would always be in it and so not able to take wickets. Michael Vaughan and thoughts on the the idea of a sin-bin for Test cricket.

Playing against a team with Ian Chappell as a captain turns cricket match into gang warfare. Mike Brearley.

When we were bad we were awful, but when we were good we managed to be just good enough. Andrew Strauss England captain, after regaining the Ashes.

Don't bother shutting it, son, you won't be there long enough.  Fred Truman to incoming Australian batsman as he opened the gate on his way out to the middle at Lord's.

If I had known it was so easy to get this kind of reward, I think I would have practised the fielding a bit more. Andrew Flintoff on receiving a magnum of champagne for his crucial run-out of Ricky Ponting.

The aim of English cricket is, in fact, mainly to beat Australia. Jim Laker.

A cricket tour in Australia would be the most delightful period in one's life, if one was deaf. Harold Larwood.

The Australian Quotes

If they (England)keep losing series, and winning dead rubbers, then I think Australia will thrash them. They will wipe the floor with them.Shane Warne just being Shane Warne

My prediction is it will be 5-0 to Australia.Glenn McGrath foretells a crushing defeat for England.

The other advantage England have got when Phil Tufnell is bowling is that he isn't fielding. Ian Chappell.

The only difference with Gooch's tour and what happened on the Bounty was that Captain Bligh got that bit more support. Greg Chappell on England's disastrous 1990-91 tour.

Our aim is to win the series 6-0. Graham Yallop, before the first test in 1978-79 against England which they lost 5-1.

Mate, if you turn the bat over, you'll see the instructions on the back! Merv Hughes to Robin Smith.

I don't think it is any coincidence that great captains have been the ones with great teams.Bobby Simpson team manager.

If what the England selection committee came up with for the Trent Bridge Test Match is rebuilding,I don't want them doing my renovations. Ian Chappell, after a re-vamped England team had just lost by an innings and 180 runs.

And of all the stars our two countries have produced, the name of Sir Donald Bradman still embodies a special magic. Alan Border.

They remind me a bit of Laurel and Hardy - in that they are different characters who complement each other nicely. Shane Warneon Flintoff and Strauss.

Test Cricket is not a light-hearted business, especially that between England and Australia. Donald Bradman


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      ronaldoh 6 years ago

      Cheers Watford, Tuffers always brought fun to the game.

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      SpiffyD 6 years ago from The Caribbean

      The comment about Phil Tufnell was a classic. Tufnell was a real character; there aren't many cricket characters like that these days.

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      watch cricket live 7 years ago

      Test Cricket is not a light-hearted business, especially that between England and Australia. Donald Bradman...what a great saying

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      ronaldoh 7 years ago from England

      like it!rcm89

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      rcrm89 7 years ago

      Not by an Australian or Englishman, but I liked this one recently by a West Indian:

      "I didn't follow much of it because it kind of clashed with my party events in Jamaica" - Chris Gayle had better things to do than watch the Ashes

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      earnestshub 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      We was moidered Ag! I hope we find some form too.

      The English are probably serious this time and may even hold the bat the right way up!

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      Peter 7 years ago from Australia

      I read your Hub with a tear in my eye and a smile on my face after just watching Australia get humiliated by Sri Lanka in a 20/20 game ;-)

      We had better improve before your Pommie team arrives! lol