Poor start raises problem for the England's cricketers
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Full title reads: ENGLAND PRAYS FOR RAIN AT MANCHESTER".
Old Trafford, Manchester, Lancashire.
Close up shot of billboard outside Old Trafford Cricket Ground 'England v Australia.' Crowd outside gates queuing to get in. Long shot of packed cricket ground.
Start of the third Test match between England and Australia. Australian team coming out. Towards, opening British pair Cyril Washbrook and George Emmett. England team on balcony, looking on. Long shot of the opening - Washbrook hits. Ray Lindwall fielding. Washbrook at ready. Johnston bowling. Washbrook hitting and running. Close up shot of spectator looking on. Close up shot of Emmett striking and running. Close up shot of Jupp, England old timer, in audience, watching the match. Parkes, Martindale and Eddie Paynter watching the match. Close up, back shot, of courting couple in the audience. Slow motion, Bill Edrich batting - fielded by Syd Barnes. Close up shot of Don Bradman running. Towards, Ray Lindwall bowling. Compton batting and running. Miller fielding. Close up, back shot of courting couple. Close up shot of Lindwall bowling. Close up shot of Bradman moving forward. Injured Compton surrounded by players and being helped off the field by Bradman, Keith Miller, Hassett and Edrich. Close up shot of dejected spectator lying on grass. Compton being helped off field. Close up shot of man in the audience looking on. Back shot of the couple courting. Several more shots of the cricket match. Close up shot of Denis Compton with bandage over nose coming out on field. Several more shots of the match, people watching the match and the couple courting.