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Exeter, MacQuarie University Teams to Appear in Ashes Cricket 2013

Posted by Ken Barnes

Hugh Grant swings the voting.

Exeter University Men's Cricket Club and MacQuarie University Cricket Club have scooped a decent prize this morning, with 505 Games announcing that both sides will appear in digital form as a part of Ashes Cricket 2013.

The publisher ran a voting contest to help promote the title - about which little has been revealed as yet - and a fair few big celebrity names got involved. Actor Hugh Grant pledged his support for the Exeter team, alongside Shane Warne, Keven Pietersen and Liz Hurley. Piers Morgan, Gary Lineker, Darren Gough, Joe Root, and Phil Tufnell all took to Twitter to cast their votes, too, and eventually over 16,000 votes were placed.

With any luck, EA will follow suit and we'll end up with a few Sunday league sides turning up in FIFA 2014.

Both teams will be digitally recreated as expansion sides for the game, which is in development with Trickstar Games, and is due to be released on June 21st on Xbox 360, a few weeks before the Ashes series kicks off at Trent Bridge on July 10th.

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