The Ashes

The Ashes

Will the weather affect play for the 2013 Ashes series? Check the weather forecast.

The Ashes is a test cricket series played biennially between England and Australia. It is one of the most celebrated rivalries in international sport.

The England cricket team won both the 2009 and 2010-11 Ashes series, so will be looking to win this year to retain the Ashes for the third year running.

Alternating between cricket grounds in Australia and England, this year the teams will meet in England. Click on the link for each cricket ground to take you through to the weather forecast for each individual location.

10-14 July   1Trent Bridge
18-22 July   2Lord's
1-5 August   3Old Trafford
9-13 August   4Emirates Durham
21-25 August   5The Oval

A brief history of the The Ashes

Named after a satirical obituary that commemorated the 'death of cricket' following Australia's first victory over England on English soil, The Ashes has been played regularly since 1882. The England and Australia Cricket teams will face each other at Trent Bridge for the First Test of the sixty-seventh Ashes series.

Of the sixty-six series played Australia have won 31, England 30, while the other five have been drawn. The highest innings score ever reached in an Ashes test match was 903 for 7 in 1983, when English batsman Sir Leonard 'Len' Hutton batted for more than 13 hours, helping England win the match by 579 runs. During this test Sir Len Hutton scored 364 runs, the most any batsman in the Ashes series has ever achieved.

The weather has a huge impact on cricket, to learn more look out for our weather infographics. You can also visit our YouTube Channel to watch the latest forecast for the Ashes test matches.

For more information on The Ashes and England's 2013 cricket team, check the official England and Wales Cricket Board Website

The Ashes Infographic The Ashes weather

You can check the weather forecast for Trent Bridge via the events calendar.