Good footage of the First Test cricket in Nottingham - 1926.
Titles read: "The First Test. Both sides went to the nets for a preliminary 'knock' ..." L/S of teams in nets. "the wicket was protected till the last moment." L/S of pitch being prepared. "Carr won the toss and Hobbs and Sutcliffe opened the innings to the bowling of Gregory and Macartney." M/S of Jack Hobbs and Herbert Sutcliffe walking on to pitch. Various shots of the game in progress. "Then down came the rain (score 32 for nil.)" Shot of players running for cover. Shots of crowd sheltering under umbrellas and of waterlogged pitch. "After many visits of inspection the captains reluctantly have to say "No more play to-day" to the disappointment of 20,000 patient spectators."
L/S of team captains checking pitch. This seems to be followed by cuts for above story - some rather dark shots. Some shots have been spliced in upside down.
Note: original item in held in cricket can 9. For search purposes - Jack Gregory, Charles George Macartney ?