On the second of September 1882, this ad appeared in The Sporting Times:

British Library - Sporting Times 02/09/1882  p5 (The Ashes)

So, a little later on, well, some 127 years later after our smashing win in this year’s Ashes, Yahoo ran this:
Yahoo cricket newspaper ad

Which is highly amusing in light of these ‘cocky’ Aussie ads from US Sydney:
US Agency Ashes ad

Post over. Thanks to adland.tv, and adlandsuit for the background on these.

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