• Short Summary

    THE WEST INDIES MADE A GOOD START IN THE FIRST TEST AT OLD TRAFFORD IN MANCHESTER TODAY (THURSDAY) WITH A DISPLAY OF CONFIDENT BATTING.

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    THE WEST INDIES MADE A GOOD START IN THE FIRST TEST AT OLD TRAFFORD IN MANCHESTER TODAY (THURSDAY) WITH A DISPLAY OF CONFIDENT BATTING.

    BY THE CLOSE OF THE FIRST DAY'S PLAY THE WEST INDIES WERE 343 FOR FIVE.

    THERE WERE TWO EARLY SHOCKS. AT 38 HIGGS DESPATCHED MCMORRIS WITH A BRILLIANT CATCH BY RUSSELL. THEN, ONLY FOUR RUNS LATER, HIGGS BOWLED KANHAI FOR A DUCK.

    WEST INDIES'S SOUND POSITION WAS DUE LARGELY TO CONRAD HUNTE, WHO HIT UP 135, AND GARY SOBERS, WITH AN UNBEATEN 83. IT WAS HUNTE'S SEVENTH CENTURY IN TEST CRICKET.

    BUTCHER, CAUGHT AT THE WICKET OFF TITMUS, MADE A BRIGHT 44, AND NURSE, WHO HAD A PARTNERSHIP WORTH ONE SHORT OF THE CENTURY WITH HUNTE, WAS BOWLED BY TITMUS FOR 49.

    HUNTE WAS OUT AN HOUR BEFORE THE CLOSE, BRILLIANTLY CAUGHT BY MIKE SMITH OFF HIGGS. IT WAS HIGG'S THIRD WICKET.

    SOBERS, THE NIGHT WATCHMAN, GAVE A SUPERB DISPLAY OF OFF DRIVES, AND MOST OF HIS RUNS WERE SCORED OFF BOUNDARIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5AFVDNZEJSCFR1URF7ZM0UAWX
    Media URN:
    VLVA5AFVDNZEJSCFR1URF7ZM0UAWX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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