Press conference for the Australian cricket team arriving to England to contest the Ashes.
SV. The Australian cricket team party standing on the deck of the S.S. Himalaya. SV. Pressmen. LV. Test cricketers lined up. CU. Keith Miller. CU. Australian Captain Ian Johnson waving. SV. Len Hutton and Keith Miller smiling. SV. Press photographers.
SV. Ian Johnson speaking (natural sound): "It is very nice to be back here in England, even though the weather is not very kind to us this morning. You see we have come across hoping very much for a hot dry summer because we are quite sure that if we do have that hot dry summer we can give your boys a terrific fright during these next few months." CU. Sound recordist. SCU. Johnson continuing: "We are very confident side and very happy side and I can assure you that you are going to see some jolly fine cricket from us and much more resolute cricket than you have probably seen from Australian teams over the last few years. I think it will be an excellent series, I certainly will be looking forward to it so too are all the boys. The result will be at the finish quite close, with I think Australia just a weeny bit ahead."
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