• Short Summary

    Priest chosen for Test; actors play cricket for charity; Australian cricketers hohured by Queen.

  • Description

    Hastings, Buckingham Palace & Sudbury.


    SV. Reverend David Sheppard, 27 year old Curate of St. Mary's Parish Church, Islington, who has been selected for the next test match, putting on his gloves to go out and bat for Sussex. LV. David Sheppard walking out from the pavilion onto the field to bat.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene O.)

    Buckingham Palace.

    GV. Buckingham Palace (library). SV. Australian cricketers Keith Miller and Ian Johnson being photographed in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace after being awarded the O.B.E. CU. O.B.E. in case, pan up to Johnson and then over to Miller.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene L.)


    SCU. Norman Wisdom and Harry Secombe doing a little dance together before the start of the cricket match between the Jesters and the Thespians in aid of the National Spastics Society. SV. Towards, comedian magician Tommy Cooper coming out hand in hand with Norman Wisdom to try out the wicket before the game. SV. Towards, Harry Secombe, radio and TV comedian and singer, who is in the same team. The other team come out onto the field and dodges round the camera.

    SV. Wisdom coming out carrying small bat (which he had forgotten) and wearing pads. SV. Crowd looking on. SV. Norman Wisdom at the wicket surrounded by team mates trying things out before the game. Near Norman is Tommy Cooper. The ball is bowled, Norman lashes it and it goes out of picture, while everybody ducks and holds up their hands. Tommy Cooper gives Wisdom a push as if to get the ball, and he runs out of frame, while everybody stands there laughing. LV. The serious game now in progress with the Thespians batting. SV. Tommy Cooper running up to bowl. He bowls and film star Trevor Howard gives it a really good hit. SV. Pan, Norman Wisdom tearing after ball, he picks it up and throws it back. SCU. Stanley Baker waiting his turn to go in and back. SV. Norman doing one of his little runs round the field, and does a little trip as if to fall over. SV. Autograph signing, and Eric Robinson at table. SCU. Barbara Kelly, music conductor Eric Robinson and Vera Lynn signing autographs. SV. The Jesters are batting. Tommy Cooper coming out onto the field, met by Harry Secombe who tells him the state of the wicket. LV. Crowd watching. LV. Film star Stanley Baker bowls under arm to Larry Cross, who hits the ball which is a golf ball, with a golf club, and starts to run down the wicket. He turns to come back, and Tommy Cooper start to run down the other way.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene I.)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:20:00 / 01:25:00:00

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