• Short Summary

    THE WEST INDIES SEEMS POISED FOR VICTORY TODAY (MONDAY) IN THE FIRST CRICKET TEST MATCH AGAINST AUSTRALIA IN KINGSTON, JAMAICA.

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    THE WEST INDIES SEEMS POISED FOR VICTORY TODAY (MONDAY) IN THE FIRST CRICKET TEST MATCH AGAINST AUSTRALIA IN KINGSTON, JAMAICA.AT THE CLOSE OF PLAY IN ITS SECOND INNINGS ON SATURDAY, AUSTRALIA'S REMAINING NINE BATSMEN WERE SET THE FORMIDABLE TASK OF SCORING 354 TODAY TO WIN.

    IN ITS SECOND INNINGS ON SATURDAY, THE WEST INDIES WAS ALL OUT FOR 373.JOE SOLOMONS PROVIDED THE BACKBONE FOR THE INNINGS WITH A FINE 76.AT FIRST HE CONCENTRATED EXCLUSIVELY ON DEFENCE BUT OPENED UP WHEN JOINED BY WEST HALL IN A WHIRLWIND STAND OF 58 FOR THE NINTH WICKET.

    SOLOMONS WAS OUT, CAUGHT GROUT AND BOWLED MAYNE, FOR 76, AND HALL WAS OUT, BOWLED MAYNE, FOR 16.LAURIE MAYNE, A 23-YEAR-OLD SCHOOL TEACHER, WAS THE MOST IMPRESSIVE AUSTRALIAN BOWLER OF THE DAY.HIS FAST-MEDIUM DELIVERIES BROUGHT HIM FOUR WICKETS FOR 56.

    THE WEST INDIES OPENED ITS SECOND INNINGS AT KINGSTON'S SABINA PARK WITH 199 FOR THREE.IT WAS TO BE A CONTROVERSIAL DAY'S CRICKET, WITH MOST OF THE CONTROVERSY CENTRED UPON TWO DECISIONS BY THE UMPIRE, 33-YEAR-OLD DOUGLAS SANG HUE, A CHINESE WEST INDIAN FROM TRINIDAD.

    SANG HUE GAVE GARY SOBER OUT ON A BALL FROM PHILPOTT.SOBERS, WHO WAS ONLY 27, HESITATED, POINTED TO THE BOTTOM OF HIS BAT AS IF TO INDICATE A "BUMP BALL" THEN WALKED OFF.HOOTING FANS KEPT UP AN ALMOST CONTINUOUS CHANT AT SANG HUE FOR THE REST OF THE WEST INDIES SECOND INNINGS.

    SANG HUE GAVE HIS SECOND CONTROVERSIAL DECISION LATER IN THE DAY AFTER BOB SIMPSON, THE AUSTRALIAN CAPTAIN, AND BILL LAWRY HAD COME ON AS OPENERS.GRIFFITH PRODUCED AN EXTRA FAST BUMPER THAT ZIPPED PAST SIMPSON'S DEFENCE -- BUT THE CROWD'S YELL OF DELIGHT TURNED TO ANGER WHEN SANG HUE NO-BALLED GRIFFITH FOR OVER-STEPPING THE CREASE.

    HOWEVER, NEITHER SIMPSON NOR LAWRY LASTED FOR LONG.AFTER BEGINNING WELL, SIMPSON WAS SOON OUT FOR 16, CAUGHT HENDRIKS, BOWLED HALL, FOR 16, AND LAWRY WAS OUT, BOWLED GRIFFITHS FOR 17.HAWKE AND COWPER THEN CAME ON TO BAT AND WERE NOT OUT WITH THE AUSTRALIAN SECOND INNINGS SCORE AT 42 AT CLOSE OF PLAY.

    THE UMPIRE, SANG HUE, WAS BOMBARDED WITH EMPTY BEER CANS AND HAD TO BE ESCORTED OFF THE FIELD BY A BODYGUARD OF 12 POLICEMEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA51S9FS7NU2RZ3DFTRQPWL3TDV
    Media URN:
    VLVA51S9FS7NU2RZ3DFTRQPWL3TDV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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