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Cricket Ground Preparations for Portsmouth Cricket Week
Cricket Ground Preparations for Portsmouth Cricket Week

Cricket Ground Preparations for Portsmouth Cricket Week 1990

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Cricket Ground Preparations for Portsmouth Cricket Week 1990

3 mins United Kingdom

This fascinating film from 1990 shows the preparations for Portsmouth’s Cricket Week – to be held at the city’s United Services Ground. We see dedicated groundsmen hard at work on the pitch and the scoreboard while Outside Broadcast technicians set up cameras on the boundaries, on rooftops and on cranes. A bronzed groundsman carefully measures and paints lines on the pitch while fans watch players from all over the world practise in the nets and on the pitch.

Hampshire County Cricket Club ceased using the United Services Ground in Portsmouth when they moved to the more suitable and purpose built Rose Bowl stadium, on the outskirts of Southampton, in 2001.

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.

Genres

Amateur film

Tags

Cricketers Spectators Flags Outside broadcasting Cricket Festivals Identity

Collection

The County Game

Released

1990

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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