Howzat! takes cricket back in time
Howzat! The Kerry Packer Story follows the media magnate through one of his biggest battles, when he took on Australia's sporting establishment to introduce the faster-paced, more media-friendly and definitely more colourful World Series Cricket.
Ponting signs for Surrey! England's old foe joins KP and skipper Smith in county cricket's greatest line-up since Somerset's golden era of Beefy, the Master Blaster and Big Bird
PAUL NEWMAN: Ricky Ponting will have a debt to settle with a ground that has not been among his favourites when he plays for Surrey in a deal which conjures the golden past of county cricket.
THE LIST: Cricket's all-time Ashes heroes - Nos 10-1
The Ashes begins next week with the first npower Test taking place at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens. Here Sportsmail pick our top 50 Ashes heroes.