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What happens when a career in professional sport comes to a dramatic end? Former cricketer Colin Milburn has decided to look for a job.
News 1977 6 mins
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The promising career of the Northampton and England batsman Colin Milburn ended when he lost his sight in one eye after a car crash in 1969. In a melancholic piece from 1977 reporter Peter Green finds out what Milburn has been doing since. After eight years of trips to the cinema and watching television in his sparsely furnished flat he's looking for a job.
Milburn eventually found employment coaching the Oxford University team in 1979. He died from a heart attack in 1990.
Somerset County Cricketers Ian Botham and Brian Rose Somerset County Cricketers Ian Botham and Brian Rose
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Home movie 1932 3 mins Silent Location: Northampton
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Documentary 1963 17 mins Location: Northampton
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Cobbler Makes Cricket Boots for World's Cricket Stars Cobbler Makes Cricket Boots for World's Cricket Stars
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Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
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Documentary 1905 4 mins
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Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
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Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
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1912 5 mins Silent
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