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Ashes: Poms Down Under in 1962-3 & 1965-6


A radio documentary covering England's Ashes tour to Australia in 1962/3 & 1965/6.

Both series ended with Australia retaining the Ashes after 1-1 draws. England enjoyed a formidable batting line-up, with the 'commanding, powerful, correct' Ted Dexter catching the eye in the 1962/3 series and left-hander Bob Barber exciting the Australian crowds three years later.

But Australia, led by Richie Benaud, had stars of their own. Neil Harvey is remembered here as 'one of the greatest of all time' and he showed his class with a superb 154 in the Adelaide Test of 1963.

Featuring interviews with other Ashes century makers, Colin Cowdrey, Bill Lawry, Norman O'Neill and Doug Walters, plus TMS commentator Brian Johnston.

Presented by Peter Baxter.


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