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    An experimental indoor cricket match was played in London on Sunday (23 April), featuring players from the world's six top cricketing nations.

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    An experimental indoor cricket match was played in London on Sunday (23 April), featuring players from the world's six top cricketing nations.

    SYNOPSIS: The organisers said it was the first match of its kind played anywhere in the world. There were difficulties in planning, most of them caused by the size of the playing area. Hitting a boundary in the Empire pool, Wembley, is a lot different to hitting one on a normal cricket ground, and the rules had to be modified.

    Australia's Phillip Carlson bowls to Larry Gomes, of the West Indies. Each national side consists of two players, each of which bowls three overs an innings. Each team bats for one innings. The West Indies Norbert Phillip takes the strike from Javed Miandad of Pakistan, and is run out.

    To preserve neutrality, the two international wicketkeepers do not belong to national teams. They remain behind the wicket for three innings each, and do not keep when their own countrymen are batting. Each side bats for 15 overs despite the fall of wickets, which are taken into account later. The one-day experimental match was won by the West Indies. Here, Philip scores him team's hundredth run. Australia was second, New Zealand third, and England fourth.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7GP6UE7O35B1LMIMXDJGE79M4
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GP6UE7O35B1LMIMXDJGE79M4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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