From the very young age... we start playing Cricket at different locations like streets, gullies, play grounds etc. We generally talk about Batsman, Bowler, and Wicketkeeper and rest all players considered as fielders. Here is how we find out each fielder with his standing position on the ground.
In 1882, Australia recorded their first test Match victory on English soil, at the Oval. "English cricket died today." said an 'obituary' in the Sporting Times. "The body will be cremated, and the ashes taken to Australia." Ever since then, when England and Australia play each other at anything, it is said to be "... for the Ashes."