• Short Summary

    NORMAN O'NEILL THE MAGNIFICENT AUSTRALIAN BATSMAN REACHED HIS FIRST HUNDRED AGAINST AN ENGLISH TEST SIDE SOON AFTER THE TEA INTERVAL AT THE OVAL, AUG 18, ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE FINAL TEST.

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    NORMAN O'NEILL THE MAGNIFICENT AUSTRALIAN BATSMAN REACHED HIS FIRST HUNDRED AGAINST AN ENGLISH TEST SIDE SOON AFTER THE TEA INTERVAL AT THE OVAL, AUG 18, ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE FINAL TEST. IN THE MORNING SESSION THE AUSTRALIAN BATSMEN RECOVERED FROM THE LOSE OF TWO QUICK WICKETS AND FOUGHT BACK WITH A BRAND OF CRICKET THAT SAW THEM WELL ON TOP BY THE CLOSE OF PLAY.

    LAWRY AND HARVEY WERE SOON BACK IN THE PAVILION AND THE AUSTRALIANS LOOKED IN TROUBLE WITH TWO WICKETS DOWN AND ONLY 15-RUNS ON THE BOARD. THEN O'NEILL JOINED SIMPSON AND THESE TWO SET ABOUT THE ENGLISH BOWLING WITH STROKES ALL ROUND THE WICKET. O'NEILL WAS GIVEN A LIFE WHEN HE WAS ON 19. BARRINGTON GOT BOTH HANDS TO A SNICK BUT THE BALL WENT TO GROUND. IT PROVED TO BE AN EXPENSIVE SLIP.

    IT WAS SIMPSON WHO DOMINATED THE EARLY STAGE OF THE INNINGS AND HE SEEMED SET FOR A HIGH SCORE WHEN HE FELL TO ALLEN FOR 40. AUSTRALIA WERE THEN THREE WICKETS DOWN FOR 88. BURGE WAS CONTENT TO PLAY THE SILENT PARTNER WHILE O'NEILL SMASHED RUNS TO EVERY END OF THE GROUND. THE ONLY ENGLISH BOWLER THAT WAS TREATED WITH ANY RESPECT WAS LOCK, WHO BOWLED A MAIDEN JUST BEFORE TEA AND KEPT O'NEILL ON 99.

    SOON AFTER TEA HE REACHED THE BEST CENTURY OF THE SERIES. IN THE END IT WAS ALLEN, WHO HE HAD PUNISHED SO MUCH, THAT DISMISSED O'NEILL. HE WAS CAUGHT IN THE COVERS BY STEWART, FIELDING SUBSTITUTE FOR COWDREY, FOR 117. WITH AUSTRALIA ON 211-RUNS FOR FOUR WICKETS DOWN, BURGE TOOK OVER THE TASK OF RUN MAKING. WITH POWERFUL DRIVES IN FRONT OF THE WICKET HE MOVED AHEAD TO HIS 50, AND BY THE CLOSE HAD COLLECTED 86 NOT OUT. BOOTH AT THE OTHER END WAS ALSO IN FULL FLOW. HE PUSHED HIS TOTAL TO 33 AND WAS STILL THERE AT WHEN THE PLAYERS WALKED OFF.

    AUSTRALIA ARE NOW ON 290 WITH ONLY FOUR WICKETS GONE, IN REPLY TO THE ENGLISH FIRST INNINGS TOTAL OF 256, WITH THREE DAYS LEFT TO PLAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACXN0OM7MQZZZ37XEPT294DSMF
    Media URN:
    VLVACXN0OM7MQZZZ37XEPT294DSMF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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