• Short Summary

    FOR THE AUSTRALIAN TOURISTS WHO ARRIVED IN BRITAIN OVER THE WEEKEND, TODAY (MONDAY) WAS A VERY BUSY DAY, WITH A RECEPTION IN THEIR HONOUR AT AUSTRALIA HOUSE, AND THEIR FIRST PRACTICE AT LORDS.

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    FOR THE AUSTRALIAN TOURISTS WHO ARRIVED IN BRITAIN OVER THE WEEKEND, TODAY (MONDAY) WAS A VERY BUSY DAY, WITH A RECEPTION IN THEIR HONOUR AT AUSTRALIA HOUSE, AND THEIR FIRST PRACTICE AT LORDS.

    HOST AT THE AUSTRALIA HOUSE RECEPTION - THE HIGH COMMISSIONER IN LONDON, SIR ERIC HARRISON. AMONG THE DISTINGUISHED ENGLISH CRICKETERS-PAST AND PRESENT - WHO TURNED UP TO MEET THE TOURISTS: FREDDIE BROWN, ALEC BEDSER, PERCY FENDER (FORMER CAPTAIN OF ENGLAND), DENNIS COMPTON AND GODFREY EVANS.

    BUT FOR THE TOURISTS, ESPECIALLY THE NEWCOMERS TO ENGLISH CRICKET, THE REAL THRILL OF THE DAY WAS THE FEEL OF PUTTING BAT TO BALL AT LORDS - EVEN IF IT WAS ONLY IN THE NETS. THEY GAVE A CONVINCING FIRST WORK OUT, AND DID ENOUGH TO BRING HOME TO ENGLISH CRICKET EXPERTS AND PUNDITS, THAT ENGLAND WILL HAVE A HARD TASK WINNING BACK THE ASHES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5KAKV78CHULFBQPU0WJX4MD33
    Media URN:
    VLVA5KAKV78CHULFBQPU0WJX4MD33
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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