In On the Ashes, today's pre-eminent cricket writer Gideon Haigh has captured over a century and a half of Anglo-Australian cricket, from W. G. Grace to Don Bradman, from Bodyline to Laker's Match, from Botham's Miracle at Headingley to the phenomena of Patrick Cummins and Ben Stokes, today's Ashes captains.
From over three decades of covering the Ashes, Gideon has brought together an enduring vision of this timeless contest between Australia and England—the world's oldest sporting rivalry—from the colonial era to the present day.
Gideon Haigh has been a journalist for twenty-five years and a journeyman cricketer even longer. He has won the Australian Cricket Society's Literary Award five times, and the Chewy Onya Boot Award for the most not-outs in a season at South Yarra Cricket Club twice. He works mainly for The Monthly, the Guardian and Cricinfo, and lives with a cat, Trumper.