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Essex beat Yorkshire - Benson & Hedges Cup Semi-final 1979
The lads done good! Captain Keith Fletcher is overjoyed as Essex beat Yorkshire, making it through to the Benson & Hedges Cup final at Lord’s.
Sport 1979 4 mins
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It’s the Benson & Hedges Cup semi-final match between two county teams Essex and Yorkshire in 1979, and Essex captain Keith Fletcher is close to tears, overcome with emotion as his team wins by 3 wickets, allowing Essex a place in the final at Lord’s in two weeks time. Anglia Television reports with all the action from Essex’s home ground in Chelmsford. We also hear from Player of the Match Keith Pont. Gerry Harrison reports for Anglia TV.
Essex went on to play Surrey in the final at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on 21st July 1979. Essex won by 35 runs taking the Benson & Hedges Cup Final title in 1979. Player of the match was Graham Gooch.
The County Game
Lancashire XI Cricket Team
Sport 1923 1 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
Meet the team - a close encounter with some of the great characters of Lancashire cricket.
Cricket: Worcestershire v Yorkshire
Amateur film 1955 6 mins Silent Location: Worcester
Cricket in the sunshine as Worcestershire take on Yorkshire at New Road.
Somerset CCC v Lancashire CCC in the Gillette Cup
Sport 1971 4 mins Location: Taunton
Somerset is knocked out as Lancashire reaches target
Yorks Draw with Surrey
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
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
Sussex V Kent County Cricket Match
Sport 1913 10 mins Silent
Large crowds gather for cricket week at Canterbury's St Lawrence Ground, as Kent take on Sussex and Nottinghamshire.
Beyond the Pylons
Promotional 1945 40 mins Location: Chelmsford
A film about the engineering brothers F. and A. Parkinson and the increased use of electricity.
Sir Douglas Bader launches employment scheme for disabled
News 1980 2 mins Location: Chelmsford
“Disabled workers are good workers”. Sir Douglas Bader visits a Chelmsford Job Centre to launch his new “Fit for Work” scheme for the disabled.
Essex v Surrey - The Benson & Hedges Cup Final 1979
Sport 1979 4 mins Location: Chelmsford
It’s a great day for Cricketer Stuart Turner, as Essex prepare for the Benson & Hedges Cup Final at Lord’s tomorrow, where they meet Surrey.
Essex County Cricket Club
Sport 1975 8 mins Location: Chelmsford
Cricketing legends Keith Fletcher and West-Indian Keith Boyce comment on the season ahead, and there's a ball through the clubhouse window!
New Cricket Headguard
Sport 1971 3 mins Location: Chelmsford
Lancashire and England cricketer David “Bumble” Lloyd is far from 'bowled over' by the idea of the introduction of a new headguard. Anglia TV.
Recruiting for the 5th Essex
Non-Fiction 1915 5 mins Silent Location: Chelmsford
High-spirited and eager Essex lads go through their paces in a rush to serve for King and Country.
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent
The Victorian great and good mark the passing of a political titan
Parade of Troops with Band and Crowds Following
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
For Britons during the Boer War, a welcome opportunity to support the troops - and march alongside them
Workers Leaving Work at Vickers
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Location: Barrow-In-Furness
Factory gate glimpses at - we think - Barrow-in-Furness
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Worthing
Worthing waves at us in this mesmerising early film
The Biter Bit
Comedy 1898 1 mins Silent
Film's first joke? A fresh take on an old prank.
Opening of the Kiel Canal
Non-Fiction 1895 0 mins Silent
This was one of a series of actuality films made by the Victorian pioneer Birt Acres during 1895. The film is thought to have been shot on June 20, on the occasion of the opening of the Kiel Canal by the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. Acres shot other films at the same time, but they have not survived.
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