• Short Summary

    THE MCC CRICKET TEAM LEFT LONDON BY AIR TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR ITS 16 MATCH TOUR OF THE WEST INDIES.

  • Description

    THE MCC CRICKET TEAM LEFT LONDON BY AIR TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR ITS 16 MATCH TOUR OF THE WEST INDIES.

    THE MCC - CAPTAINED BY COLIN COWDREY - WILL PLAY FIVE TEST MATCHES IN THEIR TOUR OF BARBADOS, TRINIDAD, JAMAICA, ANTIGUA, ST. LUCIA, AND GUYANA. THE TOURING PARTY COMPRISES 16 PLAYERS. IT HAS A STRONG BATTING LINEUP - COWDREY, KEN BARRINGTON, TOM GRAVENEY, COLIN MILBURN AND BASIL D'OLIVERIA ARE SOME OF THE STARS. THE SPIN BOWLING ATTACK IS ADEQUATE BUT THE PACE BOWLERS ARE SUSPECT.

    THE WEST INDIES - WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CONRAD HUNTE WHO HAS RETIRED - ARE EXPECTED TO BE AT FULL STRENGTH AND ARE FAVOURITIES TO WIN THE SERIES.

    THE TWO COUNTRIES HAVE MET IN 12 TEST SERIES. EACH TEAM HAS (WON) FIVE AND TWO SERIES HAVE BEEN DRAWN. THE MCC LAST TOURED THE WEST INDIES IN 1959-60 AND THEY WON ONE TEST WITH THE OTHER FOUR DRAWN.

    THE FIRST TEST IN THIS SERIES IS AT PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD, STARTING ON JANUARY 19 NEXT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEGDKH2X1J8WETOQ28KHOPQWH1
    Media URN:
    VLVAEGDKH2X1J8WETOQ28KHOPQWH1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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