Cricket

(1950)
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Through the pattern of this film a ‘Test’ at Lord’s runs like a thread and a broadcast commentary on the match is imposed on the background of cricket as a game, a craft, an interest of a people, a piece of history. The craftsmen are shown who make the ball and the bat–that ‘fourth straight stick’ with which the batsmen defend ‘the other three’. The craftsmen are shown who play the game, from W. G. Grace in the ‘nets’ to D. G. Bradman and Denis Compton in the thread of the ‘Test’. The history of the game is epitomized in the Long Room shots at Lord’s and from there the camera moves to the village green; to the London side- street where the urchins play on a ‘bumping pitch’; to South Africa, and India, where in the ‘blinding light’ there is often ‘an hour to play and the last man in.

  1. Grahame Tharp

    Director

  2. Jack Howells

    Screenplay

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  1. Ralph Richardson

    Ralph Richardson

    Narrator(voice)

  2. John Arlott

    Narrator(voice)

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Status Released

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  • November 18, 1950
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 0h 17m

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