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Most memorable Ashes catch

ESPNcricinfo staff
July 17, 2013

To coincide with the 2013 Investec Ashes series, we are asking you to vote on our shortlist of classic Ashes moments that have taken place in England since 1981. You can watch each episode of our series and then vote for your winner.

Part 2 - most memorable catch

We have chosen the following shortlist from the great Ashes contests in England over the past 30 years.

David Gower (Eng) to dismiss Wayne Phillips off Allan Lamb's boot at Edgbaston, 1985

One of the quirkiest Ashes catches of all time: Wayne Phillips square drove the slow left-armer Phil Edmonds fiercely towards the ground, only for the ball to pop up obligingly off Alan Lamb's boot. Scorecard

Mark Waugh (Aus) at slip to dismiss Mark Ealham at Headingley, 1997

Richie Benaud delivered the only commentary that was needed for this. "Mark Waugh," he said simply. Paul Reiffel was the benefactor. The ball was already past Waugh at second slip and he shot out his right hand and, turning, gathered it safely to him. Scorecard

Geraint Jones (Eng) to dismiss Shane Warne on rebound at Old Trafford, 2005

Geraint Jones pulls off one of the finest rescue catches of all time. Shane Warne edged Andrew Flintoff, the ball ricocheted off Andrew Strauss' knee and Jones' reactions were exceptional. Scorecard

Andrew Strauss (Eng) slip catch off Andrew Flintoff to dismiss Adam Gilchrist at Trent Bridge, 2005

Strauss has never showed so much spring-heeled athleticism as the day he caught Adam Gilchrist off Flintoff at Trent Bridge. It was a catch that stated England's serious intent of regaining the Ashes. Scorecard

Marcus North (Aus) slip catch to dismiss Andrew Strauss at Headingley, 2009

A one-handed belter of a catch from Marcus North provided the spark Australia needed on the first morning of the fourth Test. Captain Strauss was the victim as North threw out a hand high to his right, clinging on as the ball came at pace to trigger England's collapse. Scorecard

Coming soon: most memorable innings.

Part 2 - Most Memorable Catch
David Gower to dismiss Wayne Phillips, 19850%
Mark Waugh to dismiss Mark Ealham, 19970%
Andrew Strauss to dismiss Adam Gilchrist, 20050%
Geraint Jones to dismiss Shane Warne, 20050%
Marcus North to dismiss Andrew Strauss, 20090%


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