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Cricket: Worcestershire v Yorkshire
Cricket in the sunshine as Worcestershire take on Yorkshire at New Road.
Amateur film 1955 6 mins Silent
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Idyllic scenes for the cricket fan: a three day county championship match at New Road in Worcester bathed in sunshine. The visitors are Yorkshire (look out for a youthful looking Fred Trueman). Highlights of the first day include a double century for Yorkshire's Willie Watson. It's a hard target to chase as the home side take to the field led by openers Don Kenyon and Laddie Outschoorn. There are slim pickings too for the youthful autograph hunters at the end of the day's play.
Yorkshire won the three day match by nine wickets. The filmmaker was Frank Dale from Leominster.
The County Game
Sport 1923 1 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
Meet the team - a close encounter with some of the great characters of Lancashire cricket.
Amateur film 1967 7 mins Silent Location: Canterbury
Cricket takes a back seat in this film from 1967 which concentrates more on the spectators, their fashions and colourful examples of millinery
Sport 1962 2 mins Silent Location: Taunton
Somerset gear up for the 1962 domestic season
Sport 1974 2 mins Location: Lincoln
Lincolnshire Cricket Club captain Ian Moore is confident when meeting Surrey in the second round of the Gillette Cup, 1974.
Sport 1968 4 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
A three-day battle between Yorkshire and Surrey in the cricket County Championship leads to a triumphant win for Yorkshire.
Sport 1977 1 mins Silent Location: Taunton
Somerset and Nottinghamshire are playing in Cornwall
Home movie 1945 2 mins Silent Location: Worcester
Spontaneous celebrations on the streets of Worcester as the end of the Second World War is declared.
Amateur film 1929 4 mins Silent Location: Steyning
Wonderfully candid vignettes of Edward Elgar in this amateur film from George Bernard Shaw's collection
News 1974 5 mins Location: Worcester
A master craftsman in willow: Duncan Fearnley explains the intricacies of making his championship winning cricket bats.
Amateur film 1957 4 mins Silent Location: Worcester
A big day at New Road as the 1957 West Indies cricket team prepare to play home side Worcester.
News 1965 4 mins Location: Worcester
Worcester, riding high as England's cricket county champions, prepare to face the 'unfashionable' Kiwis.
Documentary 1957 14 mins Silent Location: Worcester
Scenic route through the Vale of Evesham, Worcester and Great Malvern, with a detour to a lost masterpiece of outsider art.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.
Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902) Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Weston Park
A stroll in the park for civilised city-dwellers in Edwardian South Yorkshire.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!
Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.
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