July 13, 2013, 1:39 pm
October 1882. The Hon. Ivo Bligh set out with his England team to Australia with his much-publicised desire to bring back the Ashes. On board their ship, the English cricketers ran into numerous problems of non-cricketing nature. Arunabha Sengupta looks back at the collisions of fate and vessels, matches of Tug of War and union of hearts — and the curious cases of the extra Test and the mysterious urn.