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We don’t like cricket. We love it! What The Ashes test matches mean for summer in Australia

Jonny Bairstow (England) played aggressively and made a century on Day 3 of the Ashes test match in Sydney. Source: 07 Jan 2022 Photo Dean Lewins/AAP

By the end of the third day of the fourth cricket match in the current Ashes series, the England batters had fought back. Can England salvage some pride?

Matthew Grose teaches Indonesian language at Williamstown High School. In December last year  he won the National Australia Indonesia Language Award in the Executive category.  Matthew is also coach of the Yarraville Cricket team.  He explains to Sri Dean some of the history of Ashes Test matches and why they play an important part in the lives of many Australians.

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