SYNOPSIS: One of the most famous cricket grounds in the world, the Oval in London, was taken over on Sunday by two visiting Australian Rules football teams who are on an exhibition tour.
GV Carlton team run from pavilion on to ground
SV Australians in crowd
SCU Prince Charles meets Carlton players
Prince Charles talks to Mal Brown & Ross Smith of All Stars team (2 shots)
GV Match in program
SV Prince Charles watches
David Clark (All Stars) kicks goal
Sikh in crowd
GV Play continues (3 shots)
CU Australians drinking beer
GV Player brought down
CU Spectator shouts at umpire
GV Goal kicked
GV Spectators cheer & wave beer cans
SV Goal umpire waves flags to signal goal
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Background: SYNOPSIS: One of the most famous cricket grounds in the world, the Oval in London, was taken over on Sunday by two visiting Australian Rules football teams who are on an exhibition tour.
Guest of honour was Prince Charles who's no newcomer to Australian Rules: he saw the game played when he was at school in Australia.
The majority of the crowd consisted of Australians, many fuelled by cans of lager which they consumed in profuse quantities throughout the chilly afternoon.
Here's a goal from David Clark of the All Stars. For the benefit of the few non-Australians in the crows, a commentator explained over a loudspeaker that different aspects of the game which was described as a combination of rugby, basketball, judo and soccer.
Most of the spectators were from the southern states of Australia where the code is the main winter game. Although it was only an exhibition match, the umpire got his usual barrage of abuse from the crowd. All the same, everyone had plenty to cheer about - particularly the players whose trip, at the end of an exhausting Australian season, also takes them to Athens and Singapore.