The Sports Fan's Guide to Making It Through the Summer Drought

Learn What a Wicket Really is

Date: July 10-Aug. 25
Location: England

What is a wicket? What is a bowler? We have no idea, and chances are you don't either. What we do know is that The Ashes is any Test cricket series involving England and Australia, and the name developed from one of these "Tests" back in 1882. There's a lot of history here, and we'd be remiss if we didn't at least try to make a case for it. Matches that last for days, guys diving all over the field for something that looks like the golden snitch from a round of quidditch, we can dig it. Hey, it's kind of similar to baseball, we think. Get your updates here, and don't blame us if you still have no idea once the tournament is over.

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