• Short Summary

    Len Hutton makes his historic score of 364 for in the Fifth Test Match against Australia.

  • Description

    Titles read: "TEST MATCH CONTINUED".

    Oval, London.

    Various shots of the Fifth Test Match where England play against Australia (match continued from item in issue 38/67). Yorkshireman Len Hutton carries on his record-breaking run. Brief shots of a large man, purported to be Len's Uncle George from his hometown of Pudsey, arriving at the Oval and having trouble getting through the turnstile.

    Hutton reaches 310, then 336, breaking Australian Don Bradman's record of the highest individual score in a test match and longest innings by any batsman in first class cricket. As the crowd cheers, Bradman, who is captain of the Australian team here, is the first to congratulate Hutton. The cricketers drink lemonade (at half time?); 'Uncle George' tries to get into a pub called 'The Cricketers'. Finding it closed he mops his brow. On reaching 364, Hutton is out. Bradman puts himself on to bowl, injures his leg (commentator says it's broken) and is carried off.

    Commentator says "England declare at the record of 903". In the interval we see Hutton talking to the press. Natural sound as he says eight years ago he saw Don Bradman get his wonderful score and little realised that eight years later he would be in a position to beat it. Brief shots of the rest of the match; England win by an innings and 579 runs. The crowd runs onto the pitch. Wally Hammond and Don Bradman (?) appear on a balcony and are cheered.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:16:00 / 01:38:29:00

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