The 2022 Dalemain Marmalashes

The 2022 Marmalashes took place in the Dining Room, with visitors watching the live judging.

We can announce that the winner of the 2022 Marmalashes is Australia!

You can see the list of players and judges HERE

Each of the ‘team members’ were pitted against an opponent of a similar category and content, with every entry judged according to appearance, colour, texture and taste, before the winning ‘wicket’ for each was declared. After the winner was crowned the winning team was on display in Dalemain’s marmalade rooms for the Festival.

If you believe your marmalade could help bring home the trophy in 2023, make sure you enter this competition.

Whatever the result we know the standards will be high and the tastebuds tingling!


The Ashes is a fiercely fought cricket contest between England and Australia. The “Marmalashes” is as fiercely fought but is more orange on spoon than bat on ball! For the past six years an Australian eleven has been sent across the globe to take on an English eleven and the contest takes place on the tasting table as opposed to a cricket pitch.

2011 saw the first innings of the ‘Marmalashes’, a closely fought marmalade contest held between Great Britain and Australia. Even with the helpful judging from our local MP, Rory Stewart, Australia won. Again, in 2012, Australia won in spite of being captained by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and again in 2013. It was only finally in 2014 that GB triumphed and took home the famous trophy after the devastating “whitewash” Cook’s men suffered. And again in 2015 GB won the MarmalAshes.

The Aussies were on the war path and rallied marmalade from all over Australia to try and re-capture their prize in 2016, resulting in a draw. 2017 was a hard fought battle, with two rounds being clean bowled, with no victors in either side, and two rounds drawn. However, of the remaining seven rounds, the Australians out-batted the English 4 to 3, claiming their 4th Marmalashes victory. They were triumphant again in 2018, coming from behind for a late victory and regaining the trophy, and with this latest victory will keep hold of the title for yet another year of Marmalashes victory. 2020 become Great Britain’s year when they took the trophy back, 2021 made it two years in a row.

To see what the Australian team are up to, visit:

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