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Amazons at the Wicket
Women cricketers slog their male counterparts to the boundary in this fixture between Cobham Ladies and Manor Athletic in Richmond
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Mildly patronising title aside, this film shows that the women cricketers of Cobham Ladies could play a bit, enjoying what the caption writer calls a “keen and stylish game” against a men’s team called Manor Athletic. A female bowler is shown bowling full-pelt and there’s a close-up of a wicket-keeper taking a catch, followed by footage of the women’s team at the crease, slogging a couple of tidy shots to mid-on.