• Short Summary

    AUSTRALIA'S EASY-GOING FAST BOWLER GRAHAM MCKENZIE WRECKED ENGLAND'S BATTING IN THE THIRD TEST AT HEADLINGLEY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    AUSTRALIA'S EASY-GOING FAST BOWLER GRAHAM MCKENZIE WRECKED ENGLAND'S BATTING IN THE THIRD TEST AT HEADLINGLEY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). HE STEPPED IN WITH A SHATTERING 4 FOR 74 ANALYSIS THAT REDUCED ENGLAND'S THREATENED ORGY OF RUNS TO A TOTAL OF 268.

    PRIME MINISTER MENZIES WAS AMONG 25,000 SPECTATORS WHO WATCHED AUSTRALIA FIGHT EVERY INCH OF THE WAY. IN THE TWO HOURS BEFORE LUNCH AUSTRALIA'S BOWLERS WERE TREATED WITH SCANT RESPECT. ENGLAND MADE 112 FROM 38 OVERS FOR THE LOSS OF THEIR FIRST PAIR, BOYCOTT AND EDRICH.

    DEXTER, THE ENGLAND CAPTAIN, SET HIS SIDE A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE BY HIS DARING AND SPARKLING STROKE PLAY. SIMPSON, THE AUSTRALIAN CAPTAIN, HANDLED HIS ATTACK ASTUTELY AND, INSTEAD OF ENGLAND PILING UP A HUGE TOTAL, HALF THE SIDE WENT DOWN FOR 163.

    ENGLAND YET AGAIN PRODUCED A NEW OPENING PAIR IN BOYCOTT, THE TALL YORKSHIREMAN AND EDRICH, THE SHORT SURREY LEFT-HANDER. THEY SHOWED SUCH RESPECT FOR MCKENZIE AND HAWKE THAT IT WAS TOWARDS THE END OF THE FOURTH OVER THAT EACH OPENED HIS SCORE WITH A SINGLE.

    EDRICH TOOK HIS CUE FROM BOYCOTT. IN MCKENZIE'S NEXT OVER HE HOOKED A SHORT BALL BUT IT WENT OFF THE LEFT GLOVE FOR AN EASY CATCH IN THE LEG TRAP. THE LOSS OF THIS EARLY WICKET MIGHT HAVE INFLUENCED DEXTER TO EXERCISE CAUTION. MOST WISELY HE TOOK PAINS TO PLAY HIMSELF IN BUT AFTER A QUARTER OF AN HOUR HE LAUNCHED HIS OFFENSIVE. TO ANSWER THIS CHALLENGE SIMPSON INTRODUCED HIS OFF-SPINNER VEIVERS AND SET A SPLIT FIELD.

    MEANWHILE, CORLING RENDERED AUSTRALIA A GREAT SERVICE BY REMOVING BOYCOTT WHO TOUCHED A FAST BALL WHICH MOVED TOWARDS THE SLIPS. SIMPSON MADE A SHARP CATCH LOOK AMAZINGLY EASY.

    BOYCOTT'S EXCELLENT JUDGEMENT IN PUNISHING THE LOOSE BALL EARNED HIM EIGHT BOUNDARIES OUT OF 38 RUNS WHICH HE MADE IN 80 MINUTES.

    AUSTRALIA ACHIEVED THEIR MOST DEADLY WORK ON THIS OPENING DAY IN THE SEVENTY MINUTES AFTER LUNCH WHEN THEY DISPOSED OF DEXTER, BARRINGTON AND TAYLOR.

    DEXTER, 57 AT THE INTERVAL, PUNISHED MCKENZIE FOR TWO MORE FOURS BUT THEN, CUTTING AT A BALL OFF THE WICKET, FELL TO A FINE CATCH BY GROUT TAKEN WELL TO HIS RIGHT. ON DEXTER'S DEPARTURE THE BATTING BECAME SHAPELESS UNTIL PARFITT AND PARKS CAME TOGETHER.

    THEN SOME STERLING OFF-DRIVING PARFITT AT THE EXPENSE OF SIMPSON SHOWED THE MIDDLESEX LEFT-HANDER AT HIS BEST. AND, WITH PARKS SETTLING DOWN, THE AUSTRALIANS WERE HELD IN CHECK FOR SEVENTY MINUTES WHILE THESE TWO ADDED 52.

    MCKENZIE TOOK THE NEW BALL AS SOON AS IT BECAME AVAILABLE AT 202 AND THIS ACCOUNTED FOR PARFITT LOSING HIS MIDDLE STUMP AND TITMUS FALLING TO A GREAT CATCH BY BURGE IN THE GULLY.

    WITH ENGLAND ALL OUT FOR 268 AUSTRALIA APPEALED SUCCESSFULLY AGAINST THE LIGHT TEN MINUTES FROM TIME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4YN74UDL0X5JMJBFPKVOMD58T
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YN74UDL0X5JMJBFPKVOMD58T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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