ASHES LEGENDS DVD: ESPN s Legends of Cricket takes an in-depth look into some of the greatest cricketers from England and Australia and the fierce rivalry known as The Ashes. A distinguished panel of 15 extremely highly regarded cricketing authorities select some of history s very best English and Australian cricketers: W.G. GRACE: Arguably the most important figure in cricket history, W. G. Grace scored 152 on debut against Australia. He was also part of the defeat that marked the death of English cricket and the start of the Ashes. Ian Botham: Generally regarded as being England s greatest ever all-rounder and in the 1981 Ashes Tour, known as Botham s Ashes Sir Ian Botham was named Man of the Series, scoring 399 runs and taking 34 wickets. Donald Bradman: During the 1930 tour of England Sir Donald Bradman scored 974 runs with four centuries, including two double hundreds and a triple. SHANE WARNE: The King of Spin showed his ferocious competitiveness against England during the 2005 Ashes series, when he took 40 wickets at an average of 19.92 and scored 249 runs. THE ASHES PLAYER BY PLAYER: A satirical obituary from 1882 mourned the death of English cricket after a match in which Australia won on English soil for the first time. The body would be cremated, the notice said, and the ashes taken to Australia. The great rivalry between England and Australia known as the Ashes had begun. The trophy has changed hands regularly over the decades, with the two countries greatest players giving their all to establish the upper hand, although the urn said to contain the true Ashes resides at Lord s. Along the way, Ashes spectators have witnessed some of cricket s most glorious moments, from the sensational high-scoring exploits of Don Bradman and Jack Hobbs to the derring-do of Ian Botham in 1981 and the almost unbearable tension of the incredible series of 2005. There have been inspired bowling spells from the likes of Shane Warne, Bob Willis and Jim Laker; huge scores by Len Hutton, Bobby Simpson and others; and moments of heart-stopping brilliance in the field. This book provides detailed statistical and biographical information on the 100 greatest cricketers 50 English and 50 Australian to have battled for their country. Each of them has ensured the legend of the Ashes will never die.