Seeing them in action brings the record books to life and reveals the batting skills and bowling actions that secured their place in cricket's pantheon.
Whether their names are carved on the boards at Lord's or printed in the pages of Wisden, cricket honours its white-flannelled heroes with immortality. Some are rarely glimpsed on film - others are more familiar figures. We can read of their achievements, but seeing them in action brings the record books to life, revealing the breathtaking boundary, the devilish yorker, the dazzling catch, the subtle ticks and tricks that secured their place in cricket's pantheon.
Amateur film195452 mins
The voyage, the camaraderie, the matches, the sights: the whole experience of a 1950s tour down under is here.
Sport19703 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
Amiable cricket legend “Ollie” Milburn hopes to return to cricket depsite losing partial sight in his left eye following a car accident.
Biopic19459 mins Location: Liverpool
The West Indian cricketing legend is filmed in his role as a welfare officer, working to help African and Caribbean factory workers in Merseyside.
News19776 mins Location: Northampton
What happens when a career in professional sport comes to a dramatic end? Former cricketer Colin Milburn has decided to look for a job.
Amateur film19482 mins Location: Hove
Australian national hero and cricketing legend, Don Bradman, runs the gauntlet of cricket fans in this amazing film from the 1948 tour
Amateur film195618 mins
Before the sporting boycott of the apartheid state, South Africa was a touring destination for the English cricketer.
Probably the first ever cricket film: Indian cricketing royalty prepares for the first test between England and Australia at Sydney.
Amateur film195859 mins
Sabrina bowls! The 50s bombshell takes centre stage - and the attention away from some wonderful cricket footage.