The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
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Astwood Bank Village Cricket Team
Astwood Bank cricket team prepare for the pinnacle of the village game with a trip to the home of English cricket.
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At Astwood Bank near Redditch final limbering up is underway for the local cricket team as they prepare for their biggest ever match: the final of the Haig national village competition to be played at Lord's. With fast bowler Joe Crumpton likened to Australia's feared Dennis Lillee and the rock-like batting presence of captain John Yoxall hopes are high. As reporter Derek Hobson finds out though, some of the training is carried out with a pint glass in hand.
Astwood Bank were unsuccessful in the final, losing to the Cornish village side Troon.