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    People playing Lacrosse game on field - colour.

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    This material is shot in colour.

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    Various shots of a men's Lacrosse game in action. The match is taking place on what appears to be a field with some trees around, possibly village green. Several supporters looking on.

    For those puzzled as this cataloguer - Lacrosse - a team game in which a ball is thrown, carried and caught with a long-handled stick having a curved L-shaped or triangular frame at one end with a piece of netting in the angle. Quote taken from Concise Oxford Dictionary.

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    British Pathé
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    01:00:05:00 / 01:09:37:00
    UN 3785 A

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  1. raynerdavid says

    I was at this lacrosse match and remember the film being shot. There was just a single camera, and we were aware that it was for Pathe. I can confirm the location as the Orpington Sports Club, Goddington Lane, Orpington, Kent. (Now the site of St. Olave's School). It was the home ground of Lee Lacrosse Club, who were to develop into one of the Sport's most dominant sides throughout the 1970s.
    The match appears to be a County Representative game - the navy blue shirts carry the Invicta logo of Kent, but I cannot identify the white-shirted team.
    David Rayner

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  2. dave.slaughter says

    After the recent sad passing of Denis Hanks (May 2020) I was referred to this video in his obituary, and have it confirmed that Denis is the white goalie for Middlesex.
    I can also confirm that this game was Kent v Middlesex.

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  3. dave.slaughter says

    I found some additional information on this match:
    The Kent goalie was Dennis Coppock. Terry Morrow and Richie Haysom of Lee with Jeff King of Old Dunstonians were on the Kent team. One ref was Ken Peachey, the other, Bill somebody, was possibly associated with Purley. Roger Okill and Dickie Burchill were part of the sparse crowd.

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