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    Biopic about the great cricketer Jack Hobbs.

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    This is a duplicate of item 1673.05 - check for best quality.

    c. 1926

    Reel 3.

    Surrey v Nottingham. Slow motion footage. Shots of record crowd. Surrey v Middlesex. Team walk out on to cricket pitch. Surrey v Somerset. Newspaper headline: Hobbs's Day To-Day? [sic]. Hobbs comes out on to pitch. Game in progress. Shot of scoreboard. Sunday - a day off for Jack. He and some friends (or team-mates) sit around in a garden on deck chairs drinking tea served by a maid. Players walk on to pitch. Game in progress. The stroke that enabled Hobbs to equal the record of the late W.G. Grace for number of centuries scored is shown in slow motion. Mr P.G.J. Fender - his Captain acknowledges his great feat by running on to the pitch.

    C/U of the bat that broke the record. Lloyd's insurance document for the bat (insured for £200). It is insured for burglary, theft and fire. Telegrams congratulating him on breaking the record are shown. An unidentified man in a boater comes up and shakes his hand. Hobbs has a game of snooker. Less people turn out for the last day's play as Hobbs has already broken the record. Poster from Star newspaper reads "Hobbs' 127th". Crowds gather to hear his speech. Hobbs sits in garden smoking his pipe and kisses and cuddles his daughter.

    (Original film has orange tint - transferred to tape as black and white.)

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:50:00 / 01:41:15:00

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