• The closest wine region to Melbourne, and gateway to the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region, Sunbury also has a claim to fame as the birthplace of The Ashes, international cricket's coveted trophy. The history of the Ashes records that when Australia won against England at The Oval in London 1882, The London Times announced the death of English cricket. The English team toured Australia shortly after this and played a social match at Rupertswood. Tradition has it that after the game the bails were burnt and the ashes presented to the English captain. Upon his death his widow presented them

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