A legend born of an obituary

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Reginald Shirley Brooks, a journalist with The Sporting Times, would have never thought that his mock obituary for English cricket would lay the foundation for one of the most legendary cricketing rivalries. It read: In affectionate remembrance of English cricket which died at The Oval, 29th August 1882. Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances. R.I.P. N.B. The body will be cremated and the Ashes taken to Australia. (AFP Photo)

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