• Short Summary

    England's cricket "eleven" began its first test match of the season as planned at "Lords" today (Wednesday 17th June), but a specially-selected "Rest of the World" team replaced South Africa as opponents.

  • Description

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    GV Clubhouse
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    2.
    GV Sobers to Denness
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    3.
    GV Crowd
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    4.
    GV Sobers to Luckhurst - out caught
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    5.
    GV Match in progress
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    GV D'Oliveira caught off Sobers
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    7.
    GV Crowd
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    GV Players applaud as Denness walks out (2 shots)
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    9.
    GV Crowd
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    10.
    GV Sobers to Sharpe
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    GV Crowd
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    12.
    GV Sharpe walks out
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    13.
    GV Scoreboard at lunch 44 for 7
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    14.
    GV Barlow to Illingworth 4 runs
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    15.
    GV Crowd applaud
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    16.
    GV Underwood walking out
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    GV Crowd
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    18.
    GV Intakaab to Illingworth
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    19.
    GV Crowd
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    20.
    GV Ward scores 4 - total to 103
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    21.
    GV Scoreboard 103 for 8
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    22.
    GV Players walking off
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    23.
    GV Scoreboard end of England innings 127 all out
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    24.
    GV Row batting Snow to Richards PAN to crowd
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    Background: England's cricket "eleven" began its first test match of the season as planned at "Lords" today (Wednesday 17th June), but a specially-selected "Rest of the World" team replaced South Africa as opponents. The South African team's tour of England was cancelled a month ago when the Cricket Council reconsidered its invitation following representation form the British Government which was concerned at the possible reactions of those who objected to South Africa's discrimination against coloured players.

    The "Rest of the World" invitation team which includes players form the West Indies, Pakistan, India, Australia, and South Africa fielded first and quickly had England in trouble with skilful bowling. Among the English batsmen to fail was Basil D'Oliveira a coloured player whose last-minute inclusion in England's squad to tour South Africa last season was unacceptable to the South African Government and led to the cancellation of that tour also.

    In an effort to avert financial disaster and to restore lost prestige to the game, the Cricket Council negotiated with some of the world's best players to contest the series of tests against England. The "Rest of the World" team boasts players who, between them, have won 382 tests caps....thought to be one of the strongest teams ever to play in England.

    The first day's play proved rather one-sided, but it could well be the game's followers, who thrive on tradition, who will be on trial. In an unprecedented move...players' performance prizes have been sponsored by an Irish brewery and a London casino; instead of by the cricketing body.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA561V6F3J6KOV7WNZFZ7QYRFCE
    Media URN:
    VLVA561V6F3J6KOV7WNZFZ7QYRFCE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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