Koku Gamer writes: "Its summer time, and no football tournaments means it must be time for the Ashes. So have Codemasters struck a six, or fallen for a golden duck with Ashes Cricket 2009? Now, for those of you that are not familiar with the Ashes. The Ashes is a test cricket series played between England and Australia. It is one of international cricket's most celebrated rivalries, and dates back to 1882. It is currently played biennially, switching hosts from Australia and England each time. Since cricket is a summer game, the venues being in opposite hemispheres means the break between series alternates between 18 and 30 months. A series of "The Ashes" usually comprises five Test matches, but this number of matches has varied from one to seven. If a series is draw, then the country already holding the Ashes retains them. Now the contents of the Urn are said to be the ashes of an original stump or bat from the first game between the two sides way back in 1882. When the Aussies claimed to have killed the English game and the ashes were symbolic."