• Short Summary

    WEST INDIES, CHASING A FIRST INNINGS ENGLAND SCORE OF 413, WERE IN TROUBLE TODAY (FRIDAY) WHEN THEY SUFFERED A SLUMP THAT SAW THEM FINISH THE DAY WITH 104 RUNS FOR SIX WICKETS AT OLD TRAFFORD, IN MANCHESTER.

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    WEST INDIES, CHASING A FIRST INNINGS ENGLAND SCORE OF 413, WERE IN TROUBLE TODAY (FRIDAY) WHEN THEY SUFFERED A SLUMP THAT SAW THEM FINISH THE DAY WITH 104 RUNS FOR SIX WICKETS AT OLD TRAFFORD, IN MANCHESTER. ENGLAND WERE RESUMING WITH 261 FOR THREE WICKETS ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE TEST.

    FOR ENGLAND, IT WAS BASIL D'OLIVEIRA WHO PROVIDED THE MAIN ATTACK, HITTING A SIX OFF THE BOWLING OF GIBBS. HE MADE A SOUND 57 BEFORE BEING CAUGHT BY HENDRIKS OFF SHEPHERD.

    TOM GRAVENEY SCORED A STOLID 75, HIS HIGHEST SCORE YET IN A TEST AT OLD TRAFFORD, BEFORE BEING BOWLED BY HOLDER.

    KNOTT, CAUGHT CLOSE TO THE GROUND BY GIBBS OFF THE BOWLING OF SHEPHERD, HAD FAILED TO OPEN HIS SCORE. HE WAS FOLLOWED BY DAVID BROWN, WHO, AFTER ADDING A SLOW 15, WAS BOWLED BY SOBERS WITH THE NEW BALL.

    WEST INDIES WERE IN TROUBLE EARLY, WITH FREDERICKS BEING OUT FOR A BUCK, AND CAREW FALLING AFTER ONLY ONE RUN.

    THE CROWD APPRECIATED THE ACTION, AS BUTCHER HIT A FOUR OFF KNIGHT TO COMPLETE THE FASTEST FIFTY OF THE MATCH. BUT BUTCHER, TOO, WAS TO GO SOON -- LBW TO SNOW.

    SOBERS BEGAN SOLIDLY, BUT THEN DISASTER STRUCK AGAIN. AT TEN, HE WAS CAUGHT BY EDRICH OFF BROWN...WITH THE SCORE AT ONLY 72 FOR FOUR. IN THE LAST HOUR OF THE DAY'S PLAY, TWO MORE WICKETS WERE TO FOLLOW FOR ONLY ANOTHER 32 RUNS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA16XGEYSXFEFGB30EUR3IODH4I
    Media URN:
    VLVA16XGEYSXFEFGB30EUR3IODH4I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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