• Short Summary

    THE WEST INDIAN CRICKET TEAM ARRIVED TODAY IN LONDON FOR THE FORTHCOMING TEST SERIES AGAINST ENGLAND.

  • Description

    CU.WALDORF HOTEL

    SV.SOBERS SPEAKING SOF STARTS: "HOW DOES YOUR... SOF ENDS: "....TO GET IT."


    TRANSCRIPT SEQ 2:



    REPORTER: "HOW DOES YOUR SIDE COMPARE WITH THE 1963 SIDE. IT'S A LITTLE BIT OLDER, IT AVERAGES 29, I THINK."



    SOBERS: "YES. WELL, I THINK IT'S DIFFICULT TO COMPARE TEAMS, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE 1963 ONE HAD DONE SO WELL, BUT ON PAPER THIS TEAM IS PROBABLY BETTER THAN THE 1963 TEAM. CONSIDERING THAT WE HAVE GOT A WELL-BALANCED TEAM AND QUITE A NUMBER OF ALL-ROUNDERS, MORE OF THEM THAN WE HAD IN 1963 AND THAT WE'VE GOT A LEG SPINNER WHO'S A VERY GOOD SPINNER WHO CAN PUT THE BALL RIGHT ON THE SPOT VERY EASILY WITHOUT ANY TROUBLE. AND YOU REMEMBER IN 1963 WE HAD LOUIS RODIGRUEZ WHO WAS FAIRLY ERRATIC, BUT IN ANY CASE YOU'LL FIND THAT HE'S VERY UNIQUE, HE CAN LAND THE BALL ON THE SPOT IN A COUPLE OF OVERS, AND HE STAYS THERE."



    REPORTER: "DO YOU THINK THEY'RE AS FAST AS THEY WERE IN 1963?"



    SOBERS: "WELL I PERSONALLY THINK SO, BECAUSE I PLAYED AGAINST THEM LAST YEAR IN THE LEAGUE AND WATCHING THE BALL IN THE AIR, IT SEEMS TO COME THROUGH THE AIR A LOT MORE QUICKER THAN I'VE SEEN ANY BALL BEFORE. AS YOU KNOW IN THE LEAGUE THE PITCHES ARE MUCH SLOWER. BUT I THINK HE'S BOWLING A LOT QUICKER THAN I SAW HIM THEN. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SEASON IN AUSTRALIA HAS DONE FOR HIM. I THINK THEY'RE AS QUICK AS THEY WERE, I DON'T THINK THEY'VE LOST ANY OF THEIR SPEED AT ALL."



    REPORTER: "THE INEVITABLE QUESTION, I'M AFRAID: CHARLIE GRIFFITHS' ACTION. WHAT'S YOUR WON PERSONAL VIEW OF ALL THAT CONTROVERSY ABOUT IT?"



    SOBERS: "WELL, I'VE GOT NO COMMENT AT ALL TO MAKE ABOUT IT."



    REPORTER: "I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY THE BEST COMMENT YOU COULD MAKE. FINALLY, YOU ARE NOW THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD, I THINK WE COULD CALL YOU THAT, YOU WON THREE-ONE IN THE SERIES IN 1963, DO YOU THINK YOU CAN DO IT AGAIN?"



    SOBERS: "WELL, THIS IS DIFFICULT TO SAY. BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU WE'LL BE TRYING TO WIN. I DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT WILL BE THREE-ONE OR WHETHER IT'LL BE ONE-NIL OR WHETHER IT'LL BE TWO-ONE, BUT WE WILL TRY HARD TO GET IT."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE WEST INDIAN CRICKET TEAM ARRIVED TODAY IN LONDON FOR THE FORTHCOMING TEST SERIES AGAINST ENGLAND.

    SOON AFTER THE WEST INDIAN CAPTAIN, GARY SOBERS, ARRIVED AT HIS HOTEL, HE DISCUSSED THE PROSPECTS FOR THE SERIES WITH REPORTER.....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA35GBFLD8BWSMO8N1ZV1GI27Z0
    Media URN:
    VLVA35GBFLD8BWSMO8N1ZV1GI27Z0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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