The Ashes Illustrated

Melrose Exciting News… The new book, ‘The Ashes Illustrated’, will be available from Amazon from Friday 27th September!

Dunakeszi “The summer of 2019 brought cricket fever to the nation. Not since the incredible 2005 Ashes summer have we witnessed scenes like these.. What a fantastically memorable season it has been – A nail biting World Cup win at Lord’s over New Zealand in a super over, and the showpiece Ashes Series in the second half of the summer.

This book, ‘The Ashes Illustrated’, is a collection of cartoons, illustrations and caricatures of the characters of the Ashes summer by Patrick Latham. This collection of daily pencil sketches, covering every day between the first day at Edgbaston to the last day at the Oval, was completed with the aim of recording the main events of the series from a slightly different perspective.

The collection serves as a collection of memories from an incredible summer and series. It is the perfect gift for anyone whose imagination was captured by the players and events of English cricket in 2019!”

After completing a similar challenge for the last Ashes Series in Australia, (‘Ashes by Candlelight’), we wanted to bring you an illustrated daily diary recording the events of every day’s play, as well as those days in between tests, with an alternative and occasionally mildly amusing view of the characters of the series. In this book, you will find over 50 original cricket cartoons, caricatures and illustrations which detail how the story of the 2019 Ashes unfolded, from the first ball at Edgbaston to the final wicket at The Oval with every day in between having its own image lovingly drawn in pencil by Patrick Latham.

To find out more about the book, and to purchase your own copy, please visit


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