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Cricket on Test 1965

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Cricket on Test 1965

9 mins United Kingdom

The great Richie Benaud was still better known as a cricketer than a commentator when he narrated this edition of Rank's Look at Life cinemagazine. The film provides a guide to cricket in England 1965, asking if the game is too slow and missing the spirit of fun and enjoyment so evident in Jamaica. From Broadhalfpenny Down - the so-called cradle of cricket in Hambledon, Hampshire - to a village game in Nettlebed and cricket's "centre of gravity", Lord's, the history and rituals of the game are explored. But there's an eye on the future too: the next generation of cricketers are taken in hand, with expert coaching from experienced players like Bill Voce.

Featuring

Richie Benaud

Genres

Sport

Collection

Cricket on Film

Released

1965

Country

United Kingdom

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