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The History of Cricket [DVD, 2006]
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    Category Type
    Sports & Fitness
    Languages
    English
    Blu-ray Player
    PAL
    Category Type
    Sports & Fitness
    Languages
    English
    Blu-ray Player
    PAL
    NTSC
    X Approved
    Available for download
    Item EAN
    2724289828503
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    David Gower
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      The legendary David Gower presents over 100 year of the greatest moments in English and world cricket. The programme starts with early flickering images of the great WG Grace batting in the nets and ends with England's incredible victory over Australia in the 2005 Ashes. We look at the remarkable

      The legendary David Gower presents over 100 year of the greatest moments in English and world cricket. The programme starts with early flickering images of the great WG Grace batting in the nets and ends with England's incredible victory over Australia in the 2005 Ashes. We look at the remarkable careers of Jack Hobbs, Wally Hammond, George Headley, Denis Compton and Len Hutton, with a special feature on the best of them all, Don Bradman, whose 1948 Ashes side remained unbeaten in England at every level. There is extraordinary footage from the notorious 1932 Bodyline series and the wonderful scenes at The Oval in 1953 as Len Hutton's England team won the Ashes after 20 years of trying. We see Jim Laker's best ever figures of 9 for 37 and 10 for 53 against the Australians at The Oval in 1956 before looking at another record-breaking feat, Fred Trueman's 300th Test wicket in 1964. The West Indies dominated the 70s and 80s and Viv Richards epitomised their team with his incredible century against England in Antigua off just 56 balls, the quickest ever recorded. Brian lara took over the mantle in the 90s and his scores of 501 and 400 are the highest individual first class and Test innings respectively. The Ashes play a prominent roll, with David Steele's heroics in the 1975 series featured an extended look at the most famous series of them all, the 1981 Ashes and heroics of Ian Botham, Bob Willis, Graham Dilley and co. However, those days seemed far way in the 90s and early part of the New Millennium before Freddie Flintoff took on the Australians in the 2005 Ashes series and won! Interspersed are highlights of all the Cricket World Cups; England's phenomenal double series victories over Pakistan in 2001; the amazing Test series between India and Australia in 2001; a look at the domestic One Day competitions with Gloucester shire's 1999/2000 four consecutive Lord's victories; we pay our respects to 31 years of the Benson and Hedges Cup - and more recently we look at England's 2005 series victory for 40 years, as well as Pakistan's glorious home victory over Michael Vaughan's team later that year. Featuring interviews with a great number of the key protagonists, A History of Cricket is the mist comprehensive story of our beloved game every old

 

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