A ground rich with cricketing history but wanting of modern comforts will take its final Ashes bow when Australia host England in the third Test at the WACA on Thursday. The last time the English won at the WACA was in 1978, against an Australia team left threadbare by the World Series Cricket rebellion. In the heated atmosphere of the 1982 Test, Australia seamer Terry Alderman suffered a calamitous shoulder injury when he tackled a crowd invader after a number of spectators leapt onto the turf. Western Australia state's sports minister Mick Murray said the two grounds could co-exist but suggested the WACA would need some measure of renewal. "I hope it remains the hub of cricket in Western Australia, that's very important," he said.