It looks like a typical Saturday afternoon scene anywhere in England, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand or any of the other great cricketing countries.
G.V. SPECTATORS ON SIDE OF CRICKET PITCH
L.V. PAN CAMBRIDGE BATTING. BALL IS HIT AND FIELDED.
C.U. WOMAN SPECTATOR.
S.B.V. BALL IS BOWLED, HIT HARD. HE GOES DOWN ON ONE KNEE. THEY SCORE ONE RUN.
S.V. BALL IS BOWLED, PLAYER HITS BALL, BALL IS FIELDED.
B.V. THREE MEN WATCHING GAME.
L.V. BOWLER RUNS UP WITH BALL, BOWLS, BALLS IS HIT TO OFF LEG. THEY SCORE ONE RUN.
L.V. BOWLER BOWLING FROM FAR END. BALL IS HIT TO OFF LEG. THEY SCORE ONE RUN.
S.V. EIGIL NIELSEN BOWLING TO COOK. HE HITS BALL NEILSEN JUMPS TO CATCH BALL BUT MISSES. THEY SCORE ONE RUN.
C.U. SCORE BOARD. SCORE 87 for 5.
S.V.PAN. BOWLER FAST. BALL IS HIT TO LEG SIDE.
S.B.V. PLAYER HITTING BALL SHOWING CLOSE FIELDING.
S.V. CROWD LOOKING ON.
S.B.V. PLAYER HITS BALL. BALL IS FIELDED.
Owing to cameramans poor dope sheet we cannot name any more of the players as they are not well known.
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Background: It looks like a typical Saturday afternoon scene anywhere in England, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand or any of the other great cricketing countries.
The crowd stretched around the boundary is typical of all cricket crowds. Quietly appreciative, always ready to applaud a good stroke or milestone score, and, after two or three long innings, slightly sleepy.
But there is one major difference about this game. A glance at the scoreboard gives the vital clue - the name of the home team is written in Danish.
Yes, although they are the only Scandinavian country to take up the sport, the Danes have gone in for cricket in a big way.
Already the cricket clubs of Denmark can boast over 2,000 members -- and interest in the game increases every year.
Anxious to try their skill against players from the home of the sport, the Danish National Team invited Cambridge University to Copenhagen for a one-day match on Saturday, July 20 - and discovered that they had a lot more to learn about the game. Cambridge, who included fast bowler, Bowman, and batsman, Melville, both from Oxford University, bowled out the Danes twice for 77 and 132.
In reply, the University side scored 184 and 26 for 0 to win by ten wickets.