• Short Summary

    THERE'S ONE SURPRISE NAME IN THE MCC PARTY TO TOUR AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND THIS WINTER.

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    SELECTORS MEETING: INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN JOHNSTONE.



    TRANSCRIPT: INSOLE: "YES WE HAVE TRIED HIM TWICE, ACTUALLY. WE WERE VERY MUCH HOPING HE MIGHT CHANGE HIS MIND, BUT, IN FACT, HE'S QUITE ADAMANT, UNFORTUNATELY."



    JOHNSTONE: "I THINK YOU MAY BE CRITICISED -- YOU'VE ONLY GOT TWO REGULAR SPINNERS PLUS BOB BARBER. WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT THIS?"



    INSOLE: "I WOULD LIKE TO FEEL THAT BOB BARBER IS GOING TO BE A REGULAR SPINNER. I HOPE WE'LL GET A LOT OF BOWLING. AND WE'VE GOT TWO BIT-SPINNERS FOR THE UPCOUNTRY MATCHES IN BARRINGTON AND PARFITT, ANYWAY. IT'S A VALID CRITICISM IN A WAY. BUT ON THE OTHER HAND I HOPE WE'RE GOING TO GET OVER IT."



    JOHNSTONE: "WHAT ABOUT THE FAST BOWLERS? WHAT SORT OF CHOICE DID YOU HAVE FROM -- HOW MANY PEOPLE DID YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE FROM?"



    INSOLE: "WE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED ABOUT 10 TODAY. WE FINALLY CAME UP WITH FOUR AS YOU'VE SEEN. I SUPPOSE, SOMEONE LIKE FRED RUMSEY, FOR EXAMPLE, MIGHT THINK HE'S A LITTLE BIT UNLUCKY. WE'VE GONE, IN THE EVENT, FOR YOUNGISH CHAPS WHO ARE FAIRLY STRONG. KEN HIGGS, OF COURSE, BOWLS A HELL OF A LOT, AND WE HOPE MIGHT BE QUITE A SUCCESS OUT THERE."



    JOHNSTONE: "NOW YOU HAVEN'T EXPERIMENTED AT ALL WITH ANY YOUNG UP AND COMING BATSMEN?"



    INSOLE: "WE HAVEN'T, NO. WE LOOKED VERY HARD AT THIS AND WE WOULD HAVE VERY MUCH LIKED TO PUT SOMEBODY IN AS A DART, BUT WE REALLY FELT THERE WAS NOBODY QUITE NEAR ENOUGH, AS IN FACT COLIN COWDREY WAS IN '54. AND THEREFORE WE DECIDED AGAINST IT FOR THE TIME BEING ANYWAY."




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    SPORT: CRICKET

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THERE'S ONE SURPRISE NAME IN THE MCC PARTY TO TOUR AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND THIS WINTER. KEN HIGGS, THE 28-YEAR-OLD LANCASHIRE FAST BOWLER. HE'S THE ONLY UNCAPPED PLAYER IN THE PARTY OF 16 NAMED TODAY (SUNDAY) MCC SECRETARY BILLY GRIFFITH GOES AS MANAGER WITH OVERALL CONTROL. AS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED WARWICKSHIRE'S MIKE SMITH IS THE CAPTAIN. HIS VICE-CAPTAIN IS COLIN COWDREY. THE OTHER TOURISTS ARE: BOB BARBER,KEN BARRINGTON, GEOFF BOYCOTT, DAVID BROWN, JOHN EDRICH, HIGGS, JEFF JONES, WHO PLAYED FOR ENGLAND IN INDIA LAST YEAR, DAVID LATER, JOHN MURRAY, PETER PARFITT, JIM PARKS, ERIC RUSSELL, CAPPED THREE YEARS AGO, AND FRED TITMUS. THE SELECTORS MET TODAY IN THE COMMITTEE ROOM AT LORDS UNDER CHAIRMAN, DOUG INSOLE.

    AFTERWARDS HE WAS ASKED BY BRIAN JOHNSTONE IF THEY'D TRIED TO GET TED DEXTER TO GO:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA56EJC05709K39X29BHO4IYZO0
    Media URN:
    VLVA56EJC05709K39X29BHO4IYZO0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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