• Short Summary

    Various cuts from unidentified cricket match.

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    Location uncertain.

    Cuts - Various shots of two unidentified cricket teams playing large match.

    May be related to story in previous issue regarding the test between England and Australia at Lords.

    N.B. Any information about who is playing and where would be welcomed. The film is scratched. Some shots appear to have been transferred at the wrong speed.

    A Pathe viewer has written in with the following information:
    This is a match between Australia and England.
    The MCC Touring sweaters that England are wearing indicate that the match took place in Australia.
    All the footage of play shows Australia batting.
    The player shown batting without a cap is Donald Bradman.
    The England wicket-keeper is George Duckworth.
    The only occasion in which Duckworth played for England against Bradman playing for Australia was on the 1928-29 tour.
    Given the focus on Bradman's batting, this is likely to be footage from the 3rd Test [1929] at Melbourne.
    The first bowler we see bowling right to left looks like Harold Larwood coming in off his long run up. The next bowler we see bowling left to right looks like Maurice Tate.
    The next bowler bowling from left to right wearing a cap looks like George Geary. The next bowler we see bowling right to left bowling medium pace could be Wally Hammond. There is a lot of footage later on showing Larwood bowling right to left.
    We see some close-ups of the slip cordon. The tallish chap on the left clapping his hands in encouragement is probably the captain, Percy Chapman.
    Towards the end, we see Chapman leading the England team onto the pitch with Jack Hobbs at his side.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:21:00 / 01:29:45:00
    30/11 Cuts

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    This footage is most definitely not from 1928/29 and George Duckwork was England's wicket keeper throughout the 1930 Test series. The film is of the Headingly Test of 1930 and it's Don Bradman embarking on his 334.

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