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    The fourth test ends in a race against time and weather - Laker's bowling triumph!

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    Old Trafford, Manchester, Lancashire.

    Fourth test match between cricketers of England and Australia. GV. Pan showing the stands etc., at Old Trafford with rain pouring down. Pan across to show the wicket with covers on it. LV. Part of the wicket with puddle of water on it. SV. & BZ. Captains walk out to inspect pitch. SV. Several men working on the pitch wheeling roller-type machine. LV. Two captains standing at the wicket with grounds men talking. Johnstone feels the turf while mopping operations go on around them. SV. Crowd sitting, watching last day's play. SV. Jim Laker runs to bowl up to Ian Craig. He bowls. SV. Craig leaves his wicket after being l.b.w. to Laker. SV. Scoreboard 114 for three wickets. LV. Zoom in, Laker bowls to Ken MacKay who flicks the ball. SV. Crowd, one man clapping. SV. Some of the fieldsmen, pan across to MacKay going back to pavilion. SV. Crowd watching one woman clapping. LV. Zoom in as Laker runs in and bowls to Keith Miller - he bowls and Miller hits it, no run. Ball goes back to Laker. SV. Laker running up to bowl, he bowls. SV. Miller makes a stroke and is bowled, Miller comes away from wicket. SV. Scoreboard - five wickets for 130. LV. Zoom in as Ron Archer has been caught off Laker leaving wicket. SV. Scoreboard - six for 130. SV. Towards, Colin Macdonald having been caught off Laker walking towards pavilion. He raises his hat in acknowledgement of the cheering of the crowd. He scored 89 runs. SV. Crowd, one woman applauding. SV. Laker running up to bowl - he bowls the umpire points. Benaud out, walking off. SV. Scoreboard - 198 for eight. SV. Towards, Ray Lindwall out after having been caught off Laker. SV. Scoreboard - 203 for nine. LV. Zoom as Laker runs to bowl, he bowls and Maddocks is LBW. Zoom in, Johnstone shakes hands with Laker while all the other players walk towards him clapping. Pan with them as they start to go off the field and crowd round Laker congratulating him for his effort.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:07:00 / 01:04:03:00

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