• Short Summary

    The biggest cricketing name on everyone's lips at the moment is Queensland fast bowler, Jeff Thomson.

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    The biggest cricketing name on everyone's lips at the moment is Queensland fast bowler, Jeff Thomson.

    He's being compared with the fastest bowler of all time, Harold Larwood and some say he's even faster.

    To capture these rare shots; we hired an ultra-high speed camera, capable of filming at up to one-thousand frames a second. For this experiment, though, cameraman Victor Jones and Channel 7 Chief cameraman, Allan Bray, filmed at three hundred frames a second.

    The event was witnessed by the secretary of the Melbourne Cricket Club, Mr. Ian Johnson.

    The world record, by the way, is held in English fast bowler Harold Larwood.

    The Guiness Book Of Records has him down at ninety-three miles an hour, recorded at his heyday in 1933.

    West Indian, Was Hall, was timed to bowl at ninety-one miles an hour in practice in 1963, shen playing for the Queensland state side.

    And, if you've got a good eye, here's Thomson's bowling to Victorian opening batsman, Ian Redpath.

    Today, we took the special color film to the Chemical Engineering Department of Monash University, where a computer worked out exactly how fast that ball was. Victor Jones, the Australian representative of John Hadland Proprietory Limited, who manufactures the high speed camera, explains the procedure.

    Jeff Thomson, by the way, still doesn't know that figure. He left Melbourne yesterday with the Queensland team for Adelaide.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAVPKTGU3ST9O2V185WNDHN4BG
    Media URN:
    VLVAVPKTGU3ST9O2V185WNDHN4BG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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