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Women Cricketers: Kent V. Australia

Sevenoaks Vine Cricket Club hosts a women's cricket match between the Kent XI and the touring Australian team.

1951 1 mins Silent


It's 19 May 1951, and the touring Australian women's cricket team take to the pitch to play their first match against the Kent XI at the historic Sevenoaks Vine Cricket Club. This delightful short film captures play in progress, with some fine shots of batting and bowling. There's plenty of action, including Kent wickets falling, Australian boundaries and a promising start for Kent in the field.

Yorkshire was the home of the first recorded women's cricket club, formed in 1887. The Australians weren't far behind, though, starting a women's league in 1894.