• Short Summary

    THE WEST INDIES CRICKET TEAM THAT WILL PLAY ENGLAND IN A TEST SERIES THIS SUMMER FLEW INTO LONDON AIRPORT THIS MORNING (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    THE WEST INDIES CRICKET TEAM THAT WILL PLAY ENGLAND IN A TEST SERIES THIS SUMMER FLEW INTO LONDON AIRPORT THIS MORNING (SUNDAY). THEY ARE THE FIRST WEST INDIAN CRICKETERS TO VISIT BRITAIN SINCE 1963.

    BRITISH SPORTSWRITERS DESCRIBE THE TEAM, CAPTAINED BY GARY SOBERS, AS FAST-SCORING ONE THAT WILL PROVIDE TOUGH OPPOSITION FOR ENGLAND. A CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE IS BOWLER CHARLIE GRIFFITH, DESCRIBED BY FORMER AUSTRALIAN TEST DATSMAN JACK FINGLETON AS "FAR AND AWAY THE FASTEST BOWLER IN THE WORLD TODAY". IN PAST TEST SERIES AGAINST AUSTRALIA AND ENGLAND, OPPOSING PLAYERS HAVE ACCUSE GRIFFITH OF THROWING THE BALL.

    SEVENTEEN PLAYERS FLEW IN: SOBERS, GRIFFITH, WES HALL (BOWLER), DAVID ALLAN (WICKETKEEPER), CONRAD HUNTE (OPENING BATSMAN), RUDOLPH COHEN, 24-YEAR-OLD FAST-MEDIUM BOWLER; LANCE GIBBS, OFF-SPIN BOWLER; DAVID HOLFORD, 20-YEAR-OLD LEG-SPINNER; JACKIE HENDRIKS (WICKETKEEPER); SEYMOUR NURSE; MICHAEL CAREW; RAWLE BRANKER; BASIL BUTCHER; ROHAN KANHAI; EASTON MCMORRIS; JOE SOLOMON; PETER LASHLEY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1EYRV2G81UBHJZJJW7OCH9IJT
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EYRV2G81UBHJZJJW7OCH9IJT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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