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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 1933 9 mins Silent
Amateur film of play during four 1933 county championship matches at Trent Bridge
Sport 1971 4 mins Location: Taunton
Somerset is knocked out as Lancashire reaches target
Sport 1922 0 mins Silent Location: Oval, The
Surrey play Yorkshire at the Oval as the 1922 County Championship nears its conclusion.
The Carlsberg Hampshire Cricket Challenge, Hackwood Park The Carlsberg Hampshire Cricket Challenge, Hackwood Park
Amateur film 1991 4 mins Silent Location: Hackwood Park
Johnners' plays umpire as Hampshire's cricketers - past and present - meet at Hackwood Park for the 1991 Carlsberg Cricket Challenge
Sport 1913 10 mins Silent
Large crowds gather for cricket week at Canterbury's St Lawrence Ground, as Kent take on Sussex and Nottinghamshire.
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.
Comedy 1906 6 mins Silent
Chaos reigns as the removal men do their worst…
Science Fiction 1906 3 mins Silent
The lengths that some people will go to, just to avoid a speeding ticket… in this case to Saturn and back.
Aberdeen University Quarter Centenary Celebrations Aberdeen University Quarter Centenary Celebrations
Non-Fiction 1906 32 mins Silent Location: Aberdeen
Edward VII and Queen Alexandra open new buildings at Marischal College, Aberdeen
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Comedy 1906 7 mins Silent
Faking the ability to contact the dead proves to be a big mistake for one Edwardian charlatan.
Comedy 1902 1 mins Silent
Grandma sews a patch on her grandson’s trousers
1903 1 mins Silent
Four-year-old girl and boy dance a mean cakewalk
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