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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of the ace cricketer Jack Hobbs in action.

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    "Smiling Jack" - born 1882 - and still going strong." Panning high angle shot of the Oval cricket ground. Large crowds watch the game. "He has scored so many centuries here, the Kennington air must agree with him - At any rate, the crowds do - " High angle shot of the crowd - looks to be all men. "Every cricket fan knows those quaint little mannerisms of his - that nervous tapping on the turf - " (Shot missing) "The restless way he pulls his shirt or collar - but, always ready with those lithe wrists and quick feet." Jack Hobbs is seen in the crease preparing to bat. He takes a shot. We see him make some runs. "One more century - This was his 125th!" Another shot of Jack batting. "And in "slow-motion" watch that wonderful footwork - the way in which he places his feet in perfect anticipation - " (Shot missing) "Another one - (Notice how his hands slide down the handle.)" Slow motion footage of Jack in action. He takes a swipe at the ball.

    Was probably an item in Pathe Pictorial - issue number unknown.

    Safety print exists.

    Now in Cricket can 20.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:35:00 / 01:32:15:00
    EP 291

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