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    Synopsis: What about your position compared with that of manager Billy Griffiths
    I think this is the only time it has been set out.

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    Synopsis: What about your position compared with that of manager Billy Griffiths
    I think this is the only time it has been set out. I have always assumed... that when it came down to it the manager was always in charge. Maybe I was wrong... It's a great help to have someone of the experience of Billy Griffiths coming with us.

    One other thing about our batting - yourself, Bob Barber, Edrich, Boycott, Russell and Parfit have never been to Australia before. Is this going to be a handicap?
    I don't think so, no that illustrated that selectors of previous years had strange ideas!! Everyone has played abroad are more similar as opposed to conditions in England. This is a pretty experienced side
    One other thing - our throwing and close catching - are you happy about it?
    I think that we don't produce many very good throwers. It gets a bit cold over here. I'm very happy with the ability in the close catching.

    ... One lucky person not being left is Mike's wife Diana
    Diana you're going out when?
    The middle of November - and the family which consists of what?
    Barbara three and Carol a few months
    You're very brave. Are you going to follow Mike around the whole time?
    No we're going to stay in Adelaide, except for catching the ship back from Sydney.

    How much will you see of him in Australia?
    Probably not very much - about a fortnight all told...

    Do you often go to watch him play?
    When I can
    Now he's not a very certain starter. It takes a bit of time. Is your heart in your mouth for him sometimes
    No - other people worry far more
    There are some people who won't let their wives watch them... I presume that you favour wives coming on tour.

    I think it's a good thing. It helps to break down the all male party. Every tour I've been on there has been some wives...

    And finally Mike out of the last 10 tests that you've captained England I think you've only won one with 9 drawn. Are you going to change that this time?
    Tomorrow is another day. I hope so.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABM1HLOYLU3MWBZASSIBFAIPR6
    Media URN:
    VLVABM1HLOYLU3MWBZASSIBFAIPR6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:52:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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