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Essex County Cricket Team
Essex County Cricket Club’s best batsman, Keith Fletcher, and the ‘Cricketer’s Cricketer’, bowler John Lever speak to Anglia TV.
Sport 1977 4 mins
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It’s 1977 and Essex County Cricket Club are in their heyday. Gerry Harrison, for Anglia Television, interviews two of the players, Team Captain (and the team’s best batsman - after Gooch, maybe) Keith Fletcher, and left-arm pace bowler, the ‘Cricketer’s Cricketer’, John Lever. Both are confident for the season ahead. We also see Keith Boyce, Kenny McEwan, Graham Martin, and Ray East.
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.
Sport U Schule
Amateur film 1958 7 mins Silent Location: Hackney
Hackney Downs School Cadets in athletics training and competition, filmed by teacher Joe Brearley.
Secondary School Gymnastics: Leyton County High School for Boys
Sport 1936 11 mins Silent Location: Leyton
London schoolboys demonstrate impressive range of gymnastic moves for the cameras.
Duchess of York As Queen's Deputy
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Leyton
The recently married Duchess of York, who would later become the Queen Mother, opens a bazaar in front of dazzled crowds.
ABC in Sound
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1933 2 mins
Hand-drawn sound experiment by Bauhaus professor László Moholy-Nagy.
Hovis: Boy on the Bike
Advert 1974 1 mins Location: Shaftesbury
A classic slice of British advertising history, though that hill's not as Northern as it looks...
Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Rotherham
Edwardian workers react to the camera at one of Rotherham's major employers.
Workforce of Ormerod's Mill, Great Moor Street, Bolton (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Great Moor St, Bolton
Eager youngsters burst out of the gates of a Victorian cotton mill.
The Henley Regatta
Sport 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
It's the first weekend of July 1901, and high society are on the Thames
Advert 1898 1 mins Silent Location: St Pancras
An unusual farewell in this charming early film
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