Historic Cricket

Title:
Historic Cricket
NFSA ID:
34971
Year:
1933
Category:
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This newsreel shows highlights of the second Test in the 1932–1933 series, which was won by Australia. It includes England’s Harold Larwood bowling to Jack Fingleton; Don Bradman batting as well as being bowled out; ‘Tiger’ Bill O’Reilly who was Australia’s newest bowler; and Herbert Sutcliffe batting.

Summary by Elizabeth Taggert - Speers

This newsreel links highlights of the second Test by using intertitles. The intertitles have elaborate cricket motifs and add a sense of excitement to the drama which unfolds on screen.

 

Historic Cricket synopsis

This newsreel segment shows highlights of the second Test played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the 1932–1933 series, which was won by Australia. It includes England’s Harold Larwood bowling to Jack Fingleton; Don Bradman batting as well as being bowled out; ‘Tiger’ Bill O’Reilly who was Australia’s newest bowler; and Herbert Sutcliffe batting.

 

Historic Cricket Curator's notes

Newsreels were an integral part of cinema programming in Australia before the advent of television in 1956. Issued on a weekly basis, newsreels enabled people to further engage with local and national political stories and events.

Notes by Elizabeth Taggert - Speers

Company:
Australasian Gazette