1st prize Sports Action Singles by Gareth Copley

1st prize Sports Action Singles
Photographer: Gareth Copley, United Kingdom, Press Association

A ball thrown by Australian Simon Katich sends the bails flying, dismissing England batsman Jonathan Trott during the fifth Ashes cricket test match, at The Oval cricket ground in London. The Ashes, played every two years between England and Australia, is one of cricket’s most celebrated rivalries and dates back to 1882. Over the years, 64 series have been played, with Australia winning 31 and England 28. The 2009 series was won by England.