Ashes 1986-87: Australia 1 England 2

1986-87 Ashes

England - England prepare to fly Down Under with the Ashes in ther possession  

1986-87 Ashes

Ian Botham - Botham's 138 serves as the foundation for England's win in the opening Test in Brisbane  

1986-87 Ashes

Graham Dilley - Dilley en route to 5-68 in the first innings  

1986-87 Ashes

Greg Matthews - The left-hander's unbeaten 56 was Australia's joint highest score in their first-innings 248, which was not enough to prevent them following on  

1986-87 Ashes

Allan Lamb, Mike Gatting, Ian Botham & John Emburey - The slip cordon in unison  

1986-87 Ashes

England - The tourists celebrate a seven-wicket win in the opening Test at the Gabba  

1986-87 Ashes

David Gower - Gower makes it look easy during his fluent 136 in the second Test at the WACA  

1986-87 Ashes

Chris Broad - Broad quenches his thirst on the rest day. He had contributed 162 to England's first-innings 592 for eight declared  

1986-87 Ashes

Greg Matthews - The all-rounder sports some unusual headgear  

1986-87 Ashes

Bruce Reid - Reid bounds in at the WACA, where he took seven wickets in a drawn match. His tally of 20 wickets in the series was double that of the next best Australian  

1986-87 Ashes

Steve Waugh - Waugh weighs in with 79 not out in the third Test at Adelaide, which was also drawn  

1986-87 Ashes; fancy dress

Allan Lamb - Mr and Mrs Lamb co-ordinate outfits during the Christmas fancy dress party  

1986-87 Ashes; fancy dress

Graham Dilley & Mike Gatting - With England 1-0 up in the series, bowler and captain are in high spirits  

1986-87 Ashes; fancy dress

Phil DeFreitas - The promising all-rounder follows the example of his senior colleagues  

1986-87 Ashes; fancy dress

Mickey Stewart - England's coach enjoys his time away from the pitch  

1986-87 Ashes

Bill Athey, Jack Richards, Craig McDermott & Ian Botham - McDermott falls to Phil Edmonds to leave England within one wicket of victory in the fourth Test at the MCG  

1986-87 Ashes

England - Joy unconfined as an innings-and-14-run win ensures England retain the Ashes  

1986-87 Ashes

Mike Gatting & Gladstone Small - Small's seven wickets were key to England's MCG success. Gatting perfects his catalogue pose in the background  

1986-87 Ashes

Peter Taylor, Jack Richards, Ian Botham, John Emburey & Allan Lamb - Emburey's 7-78 in the second innings failed to prevent England losing the final Test in Sydney by 55 runs  

1986-87 Ashes

England fans - The travelling support in full voice at the end of a triumphant tour  

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