• Short Summary

    TED DEXTER WAS AN EARLY ARRIVAL AT THE MANUKA OVAL FOR THE MCC's MATCH AGAINST THE PRIME MINISTER'S ELEVEN.

  • Description

    TED DEXTER WAS AN EARLY ARRIVAL AT THE MANUKA OVAL FOR THE MCC's MATCH AGAINST THE PRIME MINISTER'S ELEVEN. ALEC BEDSER CHAFTED TO THE PRIME MINISTER, MR MENZIES, BEFORE THE MATCH, AND THE DUKE NORFOLK WAS THERE, TOO, TO SEE SIR DONALD BRADMAN MAKE A "COME BACK" TO BIG CRICKET.

    SIR DONALD, WHO WAS CAPTAINING THE PRIME MINISTERS ELEVEN IN THE ONE-DAY MATCH, HEARD MR. MENZIES NAME THE NEW PAVILION AT THE MANUKA OVAL THE DONALD BRADMAN PAVILION JUST BEFORE PLAY GOT UNDER WAY.

    THE ENGLISH CURTAIN, TED DEXTER, WON THE TOSS AND THE CROWD WHICH INCLUDED THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL, LORD DE L'ISLE AND HIS DAUGHTER, THE HONOURABLE CATHERINE SYDNEY, SAW THE VISITORS BAT FIRST.

    THE BIG CROWD, ESTIMATED AT MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND, ENJOYED A DAY OF DELIGHTFUL CRICKET WITH SOMETHING OF A PICNIC ATMOSPHERE, PARTICULARLY WHEN FREDDIER TRUEMAN WAS AT THE WICKET.

    LAST BATMAN IN FOR THE M.C.C TRAM, TRUEMAN SEEMED DETERMINED TO SCORE ONLY FROM BOUNDARIES, NO MATER HOW UNORTHODOX.

    LATER IN THE AFTERNOON, SIR DONALD BRADMAN CAME IN. THE CROWED GAVE SIR DONALD GREAT OVATION SPECTATORS AND PLAYERS CHEERING HIM ALL THE WAY TO THE CREASE.

    BUT THIS STAY WAS BRIEF. HE SURVIVED ONLY FOUR BALLS, SCORING A BOUNDARY FROM A FULL TOSS FROM TOM GRAVENEY.

    TEN, FACING BRIAN STATHAM, BRADMAN WAS OUT. THE MCC BEAT THE PRIME MINISTER'S ELEVEN BY 3 RUNS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA628HX4HT2JNMMJD8INR87T0B0
    Media URN:
    VLVA628HX4HT2JNMMJD8INR87T0B0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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