Australia House, Strand, London WC2 (0171-895 0850) to 12 SeptReuse content
Should rain stop play during this weekend's Second Test match between England and Australia, why not bail out at the largest ever Ashes exhibition at London's Australia House. The organisers are clearly hoping that England's success in the First Test will guarantee a good turn-out and have pulled out all the stops to assemble an impressive collection of memorabilia. Highlights include Don Bradman's blazer and gloves, the bat used by RE Forster when he scored 287 runs on his test debut in 1902, and Max Walker's enormous boots. In addition, there's footage of Ian Botham's unbeaten 149 at Headingley in 1981, and Shane Warne's (left) first-ever delivery in an Ashes Test - "the ball from hell" which sent Mike Gatting into a spin during the 1993 Edgbaston Test. Meanwhile, cricket nerds can keep tabs on the live action from Lord's, via the Net, or alternatively play a blinder on the latest interactive games.