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Celebrating a Centenary of Cricket in Southampton 1985

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Celebrating a Centenary of Cricket in Southampton 1985

13 mins United Kingdom

Peter Tilbury's unique film celebrates a century of cricket at Hampshire's County Ground in Southampton, with a special match between the home team and Australia. The day starts with the arrival of the Lords Taverners, featuring Patrick Moore amongst others. Rain delays play so the Australian team while away the time by playing rugby. We later see them practising and exercising before the match begins. Play commences but it's not too long before the rain returns.

Hampshire would continue to play at the County Ground until 2001 when the club moved to a new purpose built stadium, called the Rose Bowl.

At Wessex Film and Sound Archive you can see and hear history, from late Victorian times to the present day, through moving images and sound recordings. The Archive contains over 36,000 film and sound recordings relating to Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, including film and tapes of local TV and radio.

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