Something new in sport; Its a bowler - a robot, an idea thought up by South Australian wicket keeper Barry Jarman.
CU/RV Man walks cricket machine and batsman.
FV Jarman works machine.
Two officials R. Munn (L) Millard (R).
MS Gorman explains machine to Favell, turns handle.
CU Ditto - ball leaves.
CU Favell, who smiles.
CU Hand turning handle - mechanism.
CU Ball hits stumps.
Favell and Jarman - Favell leaves.
Gorman adjusting machine.
Clarrie Grimmett watches.
Gorman turning - Favell batting.
BCU Favell plays defensive shot.
CU Ball put into machine.
CU Millard turns handle.
RV Favell hits bat to mid off.
Gorman turns handle.
RV Favell - defensively back along wicket - off back off.
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Background: Something new in sport; Its a bowler - a robot, an idea thought up by South Australian wicket keeper Barry Jarman.
Secretary of the Australian Cricket Association, Mr. Millard was at the Adelaide Oval with Mr. Munn, his assistant ... when the robot bowler was explained to Test batsman Les Favell. It is worked by hand, and delivers the ball from a height equivalent to the hand of a bowler six feet tall.
Several Australian cricket clubs have already shown interest in the practice machine. The speed and length of each ball can be adjusted ... and the famous Clarrie Grimmett, the former Test match bowler was also there to see it in action.