• Short Summary

    (as I was not in attendance all the time, but only on the last day and at selected times on the first two days, shooting time will be taken as one day only - if subject used by BBC for instance)
    By drawing the fourth (last) Test against South Africa at Cape Town, England's touring women's cricket side, led by Helen Sharpe, wins the rubber.

  • Description


    Friday (Jan 13)


    reel 1.
    Score board towards end of first day's play at Newlands cricket ground (general view later), showing England's first innings total



    2 etc South Africa opening innings (Lang and Hollett) - various shots, including long shot of grounds and score board, ending with players walking off and urchins swarming round



    a few blank frames then... Saturday (Jan 14) General view of Newlands cricket ground, Table Mountain in background, oak trees foreground, sunny day



    Close-up of Sheelagh Neft, captain of South Africa (while the match was in progress, she heard that her home in Northern Rhodesia had been partly destroyed by fire - see cutting)



    M.S. of Helen Sharpe, the English captain, signing autographs



    C.U. Helen Sharpe England go out.



    South African bassmen, Lang and Hollett, go out to resume innings



    Various shots, then Hollett is out, walks back to pavilion ... end of reel.



    Rest of South African innings not shown, but play closed at 266 for 8, including 105 not out by Yvonne van Mentz


    reel 2.





    Initials


    SPORT: CRICKET

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: (as I was not in attendance all the time, but only on the last day and at selected times on the first two days, shooting time will be taken as one day only - if subject used by BBC for instance)
    By drawing the fourth (last) Test against South Africa at Cape Town, England's touring women's cricket side, led by Helen Sharpe, wins the rubber. Three of the tests were drawn and England won one

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADDRGQWDSUM0EJPRXVKU7CC337
    Media URN:
    VLVADDRGQWDSUM0EJPRXVKU7CC337
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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