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Essex v Surrey - The Benson & Hedges Cup Final 1979
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.
Sport 1979 4 mins
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On the day before The Benson & Hedges Cup Final match between Essex and Surrey, in July 1979, Anglia Television take a look at Essex’ chances of taking home the trophy, in particular, focussing on the professional career of Stuart Turner, whose fellow team players describe as “spectacular in the field”.
In the semi-final Essex beat Yorkshire, playing at their County Ground in Chelmsford, winning by 3 wickets and making it to the final. On 21st July 1979 at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, the Benson & Hedges Cup final took place between Essex and Surrey. Essex won by 35 runs, and Player of the match was Graham Gooch. The umpires were Dickie Bird & Barrie Meyer.
The County Game
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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.
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Amateur film 1991 4 mins Silent Location: Hackwood Park
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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
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Essex beat Yorkshire - Benson & Hedges Cup Semi-final 1979
Sport 1979 4 mins Location: Chelmsford
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.
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.
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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.
Pall Mall and Hyde Park Corner
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: London
Capital scenes thanks to Victorian filmmakers
Afternoon Tea in the Garden of Clarence House
Non-Fiction 1897 0 mins Silent
Members of Queen Victoria's extended family being natural for the cameras
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (Prince Edward)
1897 0 mins
Jubilee Procession: Leeds
Non-Fiction 1897 3 mins
Dogs in the Surf
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent
Victorian pooches at play
Royal Leinster Regiment Halifax
1900 1 mins Silent
A brisk drill on a cold winter's day
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