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    Subtitle to main title reads: "by Mr Walter Brearley the famous England, Gentlemen, and Lancashire Fast Bowler." Introductory intertitle reads: "Just as important as batting...bowling. Mr Brearley's grip. Seam between first two fingers for leg swerve. Finger across seam for off-break." M/S of young boys crowding around Walter Brearley as he shows them how he holds a cricket ball. Dissolve to C/U of Brearley's hand. He uses his finger to show how the ball will move when it leaves his hand. The ball has the initials W.B. written on it. "In fast bowling, body balance and high reach are most important. Mr Brearley does not favour a long run." Brearley walks two young men through his technique. C/U of a metal marker being stamped into the ground to show their starting position. Various shots of boys and Brearley bowling - linked by dissolves. "Correct bowling and body action...the ball is delivered when on the toes..." Brearley holds a young boys arms then moves his body backwards and forwards to demonstrate technique. "There are some promising youngsters here... this young boy (who is taller than his Tutor!) is 14 1/2 years old." Very tall teenager bowls. Low angle shot of boys practising their bowling technique. Slow motion footage of boy bowling from beside the crease. "Mr Brearley generally limits himself to 9 paces run, but in slow-motion you will notice the height of his delivery and how he is always on his toes." Slow motion footage of Brearley bowling from various angles. "Next week... fielding tips."

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 581.

    Safety print exists.

    Now in Cricket can 20.

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    01:40:31:00 / 01:44:11:00
    EP 278
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    EP 278
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