• Short Summary

    NORTHAMPTON, U.K. 1955... AND ONTO THE COUNTY GROUND WALKS FRANK "TYPHOON" TYSON, THE MAN WHOSE?

  • Description

    1.
    CU TYSON WALKING ONTO PITCH.
    0.03

    2.
    GV TYSON BOWLING.
    0.09

    3.
    SV DITTO IN SLOW MOTION (2 SHOTS)
    0.24

    4.
    TV DITTO.
    0.32

    5.
    SV SHIP "STRATHNAVER"
    0.41

    6.
    LV TYSON AND WIFE.
    0.48

    7.
    CU BOAT SIGH.
    0.55

    8.
    CU TYSON'S SON.
    1.01

    9.
    LV TYSON WITH INTERVIEWER, (SOF ENDS)..GOOD FUN".
    2.13

    10.
    SV PEOPLE WAVE,
    2.53

    11.
    LV "STRATHNAVER"
    2.58


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 9: QUESTION: "EVERYBODY IS MOST INTERESTED TO KNOW WHY YOU'RE EMIGRATING TO AUSTRALIA. CAN YOU TELL US?



    TYSON: "YES, WELL I'VE ALWAYS HAD THE INTENTION OF GOING BACK TO AUSTRALIA EVER SINCE I FIRST WENT THERE. MORE PARTICULARLY SINCE 1957 WHEN I MARRIED AN AUSTRALIAN GIRL. AND SO I FEEL NOW THAT AS MY CRICKET IS OVER, I CAN GO OUT TO AUSTRALIA, AND I'VE GOT A JOB LINED UP THERE AND I FEEL THE PROSPECTS ARE BETTER, THE WEATHER IS GREAT, AND I THINK MY FAMILY ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT."



    QUESTION: "WELL SAYING YOUR CRICKET'S OVER, WE DONT LIKE TO HEAR THAT, BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT THAT AGE YET, BUT WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS, WHAT ABOUT YOUR RECORD BOWLING FEAT AT MELBOURNE?"



    TYSON: "YES, WELL OF COURSE, I'M GOING BACK TO THE CITY WHERE PERHAPS I'M BEST KNOWN. I DON'T KNOW WHETHER THEY'LL LIKE ME ALL THAT MUCH; BUT I'VE GOT SOME VERY GOOD FRIENDS IN MELBOURNE. SERIOUSLY, AND IT DOESN'T SEEM SEVEN YEARS AGO SINCE I DID DO SO WELL, I GOT SEVEN FOR TWENTY-SEVEN THERE ABOUT 1955."



    QUESTION: "AND ARE YOU PLANNING TO PLAY CRICKET OUT THERE, STATE CRICKET?"



    TYSON: "WELL, I HAVE PLAYED SOME GREAT CRICKET PREVIOUSLY OUT THERE IN 1957. AND I INTEND TO RENEW ALL MY OLD LINKS, AND IF THEY'LL HAVE ME, PERHAPS I MIGHT GET A GAME WITH FOOTSCRAY, I HOPE, I HOPE."



    QUESTION: "NOW, WELL I'M SURE YOU WILL".... "IT IS QUITE POSSIBLE NOW, OF COURSE, THAT YOU WILL BE PLAYING AGAINST ENGLAND IN THE NEAR FUTURE?



    TYSON: "WELL I DON'T KNOW, I'M A BIT OLD FOR AUSTRALIAN CRICKET BY THEIR STANDARDS, 31, BUT, HOWEVER IT WOULD BE A BIT OF A TWIST, WOULDN'T IT. I MIGHT EVEN START BOWLING FAST AGAIN I THINK."



    INTERVIEWER: "YES, THAT WOULD BE GOOD FUN."




    Initials DD/B/LIB/WH/LW


    SPORT: CRICKET

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: NORTHAMPTON, U.K. 1955... AND ONTO THE COUNTY GROUND WALKS FRANK "TYPHOON" TYSON, THE MAN WHOSE PACE BOWLING WAS TO MAKE THE YEAR A MEMORABLE ONE FOR ENGLISH CRICKET. HERE FILM SHOWS TYSON IN ACTION IN A FRIENDLY MATCH IN MAY WHEN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE PLAYED LEICESTERSHIRE, AND FALLING VICTIM TO A FAST BALL WAS BATSMAN MAURICE HALLAM.

    THAT YEAR TYSON HELPED LEN HUTTON'S TEAM TO BRING BACK THE ASHES FROM AUSTRALIA. IN AUSTRALIA'S SECOND INNINGS IN THE THIRD TEST AT MELBOURNE, "TYPHOON" TYSON TOOK SEVEN FOR 27. HE TOOK 28 WICKETS ALTOGETHER IN THE SERIES - TEN MORE THAN ANY OTHER BOWLER. NOW, NEARLY SEVEN YEARS LATER, TYSON OF NORTHANTS AND ENGLAND IS RETURNING TO MELBOURNE FOR GOOD.

    WITH HIS AUSTRALIAN WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN, FRANK TYSON, ENGLISH SCHOOLMASTER, STEPPED ABOARD THE STRATHNAVER AT TILBURY, DECEMBER 7TH, BOUND FOR AUSTRALIA. A BACHELOR OF ARTS, HE IS TO TEACH AT A MELBOURNE GRAMMAR SCHOOL. BEFORE THE BOATLOAD OF EMIGRANTS SAILED. "TYPHOON" TYSON WAS ASKED:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2JNONMXOQMNA6YQJVJ594Q62J
    Media URN:
    VLVA2JNONMXOQMNA6YQJVJ594Q62J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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