Chessington Cricket 1955

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    Chessington, Surrey.

    M/S of a cricketer bowling. M/S of another cricketer batting. M/S of the cricketer bowling again. L/S of the improvised cricket ground on the village green - lots of people watching the cricketers. M/S of a man showing a little boy how to bend down behind a wicket to catch a ball. High angle shot of the boy's hands (huge gloves). Camera tilts up to show the boy and the cricketer.

    L/S of a boy bowling and another boy failing to hit the ball. M/S of Peter May talking. M/S of the cricketer bowling. M/S of a boy failing to hit the ball. He collects the ball from the net.

    This is the special reception organised by the Chessington Zoo authorities in honour of Surrey team winning the Country Championship three times in a row. Long panning shot across the field showing the crowd. M/S of a young boy bowling. M/S of Alec Bedser batting. C/U shot of Bedser's face as he awaits a new ball. M/S of the boy bowling again. M/S of Bedser batting.

    M/S of a cricketer (Ken Barrington) showing a group of boys how to use the bat correctly. Low angle shot of the group of boys nodding their heads and listening carefully. C/U shot of the cricket bat as he demonstrates. C/U shot of his face as he talks.

    M/S of Alec Bedser signing autograph to a woman. L/S of the boys around cricketers signing autographs. C/U shot of the hand signing autograph. Cut to another cricketer, Michael Stewart, signing autographs. Several shots of the cricketers signing autographs and children looking in their books. M/S of an elderly man (the chairman of the zoo) presenting the club captain Stuart Surridge with a baby fox - a new mascot. C/U shot of the face of Mr Surridge next to the fox's face. M/S of the cricketers stroking the baby fox.

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    01:18:48:00 / 01:20:27:00
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  • "He is one of the famous cricketers gathered here but unclear which one (Peter May or Alec Bedser)" - it's Peter May.

    "M/S of a cricketer batting" - it's Alec Bedser.

    "M/S of a cricketer signing autograph to a woman" - it's Alec Bedser again.

    jamied 2nd May 2012

    jamied 2nd May 2012
  • Much appreciated.

    British Pathé 23rd May 2012

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