• Short Summary

    AUSTRALIA'S OPENING BATSMEN, BOBBY SIMPSON AND BILL LAWRY, SET UP A RECORD FOR AN OPENING PARTNERSHIP, BY AUSTRALIA IN A TEST MATCH, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN THEY SCORED 263 RUNS FOR NO WICKET.

  • Description

    AUSTRALIA'S OPENING BATSMEN, BOBBY SIMPSON AND BILL LAWRY, SET UP A RECORD FOR AN OPENING PARTNERSHIP, BY AUSTRALIA IN A TEST MATCH, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN THEY SCORED 263 RUNS FOR NO WICKET. IT WAS THE FIRST DAY OF THE FOURTH TEST AGAINST WEST INDIES BEING PLAYED IN BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS.

    AUSTRALIA, WHO NEED TO WIN BOTH REMAINING TESTS TO DRAW THE SERIES, WON THE TOSS AND SIMPSON AND LAWRY HAD TO WITHSTAND A HOSTILE ASSAULT BY THE WEST INDIES' TWO PACE BOWLERS, WES.HALL AND CHARLIE GRIFFITH, BEFORE THEY BEGAN TO PILE UP THE RUNS.

    LAWRY WAS HIT ON THE SIDE OF THE FACE BY GRIFFITH, WHO WAS WARNED BY UMPIRE CECIL KIPPINS FOR PERSISTENT SHORT PITCHED BALLS.

    IN THE FIRST OVER LAWRY PUSHED A FULL FROM HALL THROUGH THE VACANT SPACE AT MID-OFF FOR FOUR. FROM THEN ON SIMPSON DOMINATED THE MORNING'S PLAY. THE AUSTRALIANS SOON PASSED 39 THEIR BEST OPENING STAND SO FAR, AND THE 50 RUNS WERE REACHED IN 58 MINUTES.

    SIMPSON'S 50 CAME IN 112 MINUTE. GIBBS, SOLOMON, AND CAPTAIN SOBERS RELIEVED THE FAST BOWLERS IN TURN AND TOGETHER, BUT TRY AS THEY MIGHT, THE AUSTRALIANS WERE SELDOM IN TROUBLE, EXCEPT FROM THE BAD BALLS.

    LAWRY WENT TO HIS 50 BY HITTING SOLOMON FOR SIX AND AFTER THE TEA INTERVAL HE HIT GIBBS FOR TWO SIXES, ONE OFF THE FRONT FOOT AND ONE OFF THE BACK. CAPTAIN SIMPSON FINISHED THE DAY WITH 137, AND LAWRY WITH 102.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2CCJFB10MNOHVXKUNUMBHQSK9
    Media URN:
    VLVA2CCJFB10MNOHVXKUNUMBHQSK9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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