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Ashes following maiden for fellows? (7)

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I believe the answer is:

members

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Here is my best explanation:

'fellows?' is the definition.

The answer and definition can be both people as well as being plural nouns.

Maybe there's an association between them I don't understand?

'ashes following maiden' is the subsidiary indication.

'ashes' becomes 'embers' (I've seen this before).

'following' means one lot of letters go next to another.

'maiden' becomes 'm' (cricket abbreviation).

'embers' put after 'm' is 'members'.

'for' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for members that I've seen before include "Parliamentarians", "body...", "People belonging", "structural beams?", "Limbs" and "Joiners".)

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