Fair Play: The Women Play at Lords

Fair Play: The Women Play at Lords
Film Australia
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Fair Play (1988) is a Film Australia documentary looking back over the the last 50 years of women's test cricket.

In this excerpt, the touring Australian women's cricket team finally get to fulfil their dream of playing cricket on the hallowed turf of Lords after a morning of disappointing weather.

Team manager Ann Mitchell talks about how Australia's opening batswomen were handling their nerves. 

The clip features footage from UK Channel 4's television coverage of the series. Their use of multiple cameras around the ground make for a slick and professional production that the women's game was not always afforded in the 1980s.

The commentary effectively captures the anticipation, excitement and energy of the players as they finally take the field after the lengthy rain delay, while the sounds from the ground announcer in the background helps put the viewer in the moment.