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Playing Cricket on Blackpool Beach

Sand between your toes, and the thwack of leather on willow, make for a traditional British beach scene.

Amateur film 1935 1 mins Silent

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Cricket on the beach is an informal affair - just roll up your sleeves and remove your tie, though you can go in to bat wearing your best frock. Surrounded by holidaymakers and donkeys, these cheerful visitors to Blackpool enjoy a great British sport at the great Lancashire resort. Though the batting is wild, everyone is having a good time, and there is still the Pleasure Beach to explore...