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Owzat! Making the Ashes cricket ball

10 July 2013 Last updated at 11:50 BST

As the first Ashes Test gets underway, the BBC Asian Network went to visit the factory where all the cricket balls being used in the series are made.

The Dukes factory in east London is owned by Dilip Jajodia, an Indian immigrant who first came to the UK with just £5 in his pocket.

He explained the complicated process of creating a new cricket ball.

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