That’s Cricket: 'The love of cricket'

That’s Cricket: 'The love of cricket'
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A child sits on the grass next to a miniature cricket kit with stumps, bat and ball, as the narrator explains that a love of cricket is inherent to 'every Australian’. Children play the game in Sydney’s backstreets, followed by footage of the Australian cricket team in action. The narrator describes a 'reversal’ on the cricket field as almost as serious as a 'national calamity’, and how easily a team’s fortunes can change in each match. Seven of the players from the successful 1930 Australian team walk onto a small oval. The captain, Bill Woodfull, addresses the camera to promote the game through the medium of talking pictures which, he says, can 'so lucidly demonstrate and explain most things’.

Summary by Poppy de Souza