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  • Short Summary

    Australians arrive in Britain to play for the Ashes.

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    Before story entitled "The Fight for the Ashes" there is a few shots of player Clarrie Grimmett - probably the end of another cricket item. Intertitle reads: "C. Grimmett - created sensation in his first test by taking 11 wickets for 86!" Title is followed by nice C/U of Clarrie Grimmett throwing and catching a ball then slow motion shot of him bowling

    This is followed main title: "The Fight for the Ashes - The Australians are here! You've read all about them. Pathe Gazette now presents first and exclusive pictures of the team in action."

    C/Us of several of the Australian cricket team. Title reads: "Clem Hill - Collins (Captain) and Ryder, the Selectors." Another title: "Warren Bardsley (Vice Captain) opening batsman and a test 'veteran'." Slow motion footage of Bardsley demonstrating technique. "C.G. Macartney (Australia's Hobbs)" Slow motion footage of Macartney demonstrating batting technique. "Jack Ryder - Batsman and Bowler too" - shot missing. "Tommy Andrews (great bat and brilliant field.)" Shot of Tommy taking a couple of shots. "Stork Hendry (good in all points of the game)." C/U of "Stork" looking serious then laughing. Several shots of Stork batting. "A. Mailey (the "Googly" bowler)" C/U of Mailey then shots of him bowling - including slow motion. "Bertie" Oldfield - Australia's "stumper" in these and many previous tests." Various shots of Bertie in action. "Kangaroo Jack Gregory - only slow-motion can show his demon bowling." Slow motion footage of Jack bowling. So far, you have seen the Old Brigade. Here are the new-comers we have all been waiting anxiously to see." Newcomers featured are: Billy Woodfull, Billy Ponsford, Arthur Richardson, Jack Ellis and Sam Everett.

    Note: all very nicely filmed with good C/Us of players. For search purposes: John Ryder, Clarence Girmmett, Charles George Macartney, Hunter Hendry, Arthur Alfred Mailey, William Woodfull, Bill Ponsford and William Ponsford

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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:
    01:00:27:00 / 01:06:40:00
    G 1286

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