• Short Summary

    Opening day of the First Test between England and South Africa at Johannesburg.

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    Johannesburg, South Africa.

    SV. South African cricketers take the field on the opening day of the First Test between England (M.C.C.) and South Africa at Johannesburg. GV. Massed crowd in grand stand. SV. Towards, Peter Richardson and Trevor Bailey coming out to bat for England and open the innings. GV. Crowd. LV. South African cricketer Neil Adcock bowls to Bailey and Bailey hits him for three. GV. Crowd in stand. GV. Adcock runs up to bowl to Richardson. He bowls and Richardson snicks it away for a single. GV. Play, so far away, cannot see what is going on. LV. Bailey walks away from his wicket after edging a leg ball from Heine. LV. Score board 28 for 1. LV. Denis Compton walking out to wicket. SV. Crowd. GV. Trevor Goddard, South African, runs to bowl to Compton. He bowls and Compton snicks it to Keith who dives to make a brilliant catch at fine leg. LV. Score board 37 for 2. LV. Peter May walks away from his wicket after being caught, Goddard bowled Adcock. LV. Score board 48 for 3. LV. Goddard bowls to Richardson who pushes it away for a nice single. GV. Crowd to ground. LV. Watkins runs to bowl to Cowdrey. He bowls and Cowdrey pushes him away to leg but they don't risk a run. These two took the score up to 159 before the loss of the next wicket.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "B")

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:18:00 / 01:42:34:00

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