• Short Summary

    THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKETERS OPENED THE 1964 TOUR TODAY (SATURDAY) WITH AN EASY SIX-WICKET VICTORY. THEY?

  • Description

    THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKETERS OPENED THE 1964 TOUR TODAY (SATURDAY) WITH AN EASY SIX-WICKET VICTORY. THEY BEAT THE DUKE OF NORFOLK'S ELEVEN IN A ONE-DAY GAME AT ARUNDEL, THE DUKE'S SUSSEX HOME.

    IT WAS DULL, A FAR-FROM-SUMMERY WEATHER WHEN QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER WAS INTRODUCED TO THE TEAMS BEFORE PLAY BEGAN. FORMALITIES OVER, THE FORMER ENGLAND SKIPPER PETER MAY AND BOBBY SIMPSON TOSSED UP - AND THE AUSTRALIAN LOST HIS FIRST TOSS IN ENGLAND.

    THE DUKE OF NORFOLK'S SIDE DECIDED TO BAT. A CROWD OF 7,000 SAW THE REV. DAVID SHEPPARD, THE FORMER TEST PLAYER, AND ROY MARSHALL, THE HAMPSHIRE AND FORMER WEST INDIAN TEST BATSMAN, OPEN THE INNINGS.

    GRAHAM MCKENZIE AND ALAN CONNOLLY OPENED THE AUSTRALIAN ATTACK, BUT BOTH BATSMEN SCORED BRISKLY. MARSHALL WENT TO MAKE 55. THE DUKE'S ELEVEN DECLARED AT 187 FOR 8, AND THE AUSTRALIAN OVERTOOK THEM WITH FOUR WICKETS DOWN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7SX7UQS9IP3X9IJ70GZHW747D
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SX7UQS9IP3X9IJ70GZHW747D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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