The Ashes is off to a stunning start, with glorious weather making for a good day on the pitch, and an even better one off it. Thousands of fans packed into the Durham Emirates International Cricket Ground.
And it was the visitors who helped to make the spectacle, from the singing Yorkshiremen, to Aussies who have heard so much about a little English town.
Dan Ashby reports.
The weather was glorious. Thousands of fans packed into the ground. England won the toss, chose to bat first - and they were off.
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