After trawling mailing lists again, I finally stumbled across this :
The useful part:
I hit this one too. If you look at that test case, you'll see it has an@Ignore on it. For some unknown reason, when you use ant 1.8.2 junit doesthe wrong thing. Use ant 1.7.1 and the test cases will be properly ignored.
To coin Bobby Boucher....."that information would have been useful yesterday!!!!!"
Finally stumbled around installing ant 1.7.1 and re-running ant test.
A few more hours to go....