• Short Summary

    Cricketer Colin Cowdrey tests out new automatic bowling machine at his home in Kent.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Cowdrey tries auto-bowler.

    Bickley, Kent.

    M/S cricketer Colin Cowdrey and unknown man walking towards camera at Cowdrey's home. Various shots as Cowdrey feeds balls into the electric bowling machine. C/U as lever is pressed to release the ball. Various shots of commentator Peter West batting from the machine. C/U Colin feeding balls into the machine. C/U West batting. C/U as Cowdrey jumps as if to avoid a ball. C/U basket full of cricket balls. C/U of the machine's electric motor.

    L/S Colin at the wicket. M/S as Peter puts a ball into the machine. M/S Colin batting. Various shots of this. M/S looking at Colin from behind as he bats. C/U hand feeding machine. L/S Colin waiting to receive. M/S Colin batting, we hear a smash and he claps his hand to his forehead. Various shots of the broken window in his house. M/S as Mrs Cowdrey opens window and shakes the ball at him before handing it back. C/U as Colin shrugs resignedly.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:17:00 / 01:05:23:00

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