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MCC in West Indies 1948

The England cricket team enjoy the best of the West Indies on their 1948 tour.

Amateur film 1948 25 mins Silent


Escape the British winter and post-war austerity for some sun, sea, larks and a bit of cricket? A four-month tour of the West Indies probably wasn't a very hard sell for the MCC. England opening batsman Jack Robertson brought along his camera and captured a world away from war-ravaged Britain. Players such as Jim Laker and Len Hutton enjoy the paradise beaches, sailing, golf and more - just like the average tourist.