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Alec Bedser Cricket Home Movies: MCC Tour of Australia 1954
Alec Bedser Cricket Home Movies: MCC Tour of Australia 1954

Alec Bedser Cricket Home Movies: MCC Tour of Australia 1954 1954

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Alec Bedser Cricket Home Movies: MCC Tour of Australia 1954 1954

52 mins United Kingdom

A tour of Australia in the early 50s involved a six-week sea journey, several warm-up matches and much social and sight-seeing activity, as well as the Tests themselves. Alec Bedser's home movies capture the whole experience, including the passage through the Suez Canal, many of the matches, beaches and barbies, trips to the Australian Open Tennis tournament, horse racing, the outback and more.

The MCC tourists played 23 matches in all, including five Test matches (as England), winning the series 3-1 after losing the first Test in Brisbane. Players included Peter May, Denis Compton, Tom Graveney and Trevor Bailey, with Richie Benaud, Neil Harvey and Keith Miller featuring for the Aussies.

Featuring

Boris Karloff

Peter May

John Wardle

Trevor Bailey

Bill Edrich

Denis Compton

Reg Simpson

Eric Bedser

Alec Bedser

Genres

Sport Amateur film

Tags

Brisbane Australia (Cricket Team) England (Cricket Team) Cricket matches Test matches Australia Cricketers Cricket Adelaide Sydney Suez Canal

Collection

Cricketing Legends Tests and Tours

Released

1954

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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