• Short Summary

    Charlie Drake and Dickie Henderson captain teams in comedians' charity cricket match.

  • Description

    Title reads: "This isn't cricket!"


    Comedians play silly game of cricket to raise money for charity.

    Crowds around cricket pitch. C/U Charlie Drake and Dickie Henderson walking towards camera. Crowd watching. C/U Dickie tossing up. C/U woman with cine camera. Charlie picks up coin and puts it into his pocket and Dickie hits him. Charlie hits Dickie who flies through the air and falls flat on his back. Norman Rossington ("Cupcake"), Michael Medwin (Corporal Springer) and Sergeant Snudge, all of the "Army Game" (television programme): Snudge is teaching Medwin and Rossington how to use a cricket bat. Jimmy Jewell and Ben Warriss carry up Charlie between them.

    Dickie Henderson walks towards camera still feeling the effects of Charlie's punch. C/U Charlie patting the turf by wicket. G/V game in progress. C/U Jewell cringing behind the wicket. Bowler bowls to Charlie but the ball goes wild. Second bowl; Drake just tips the ball behind. Pan Charlie walking off pitch after scoring six runs, he throws bat into air. Joe Baker hits the ball and starts to run. Charlie cheering his team. Freddie Mills (boxer) bats wearing boxing gloves. Charlie directs his team for fielding. Michael Medwin bowls to Freddie Mills, but he takes a swipe and misses. Charlie bowls to Freddie who jumps out of the of the way to avoid being hit. C/U man and woman in crowd eating ice lollies. C/U Charlie and Dickie shakes hands after match.

    Note: match organised by the Round Table - programme on file.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:06:00 / 01:17:30:00

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