Robert Moseley is setting periodic video quizzes. The first two are shown below.
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Video Quiz Number Two - published 7 April 2020
The oldest cricket newsreels were “silent”, although they may have been accompanied by music when shown in cinemas. This video shows how newsreel coverage had converted to sound by 1930. Some cricketers were also beginning to shoot their own silent cricket footage.
At 0.04 on this video we see a cricketer with a cine camera. Can anyone name the cricketer and the precise model of camera?
At 1.55 Bill Woodfull is introducing in sound the members of the 1930 touring party. Did someone create undersized suits for the Australian tourists - or was this just the fashion in 1930?
Can anyone throw any light on the career of the wicketkeeper walking out at 11.05? Did he need to crouch down?
Has anyone written about the shortest first class cricketers?
Video Quiz Number One - published 5 April 2020
Yorkshire and Middlesex were always intense rivals in the County Championship and in 1937 they were respectively winners and runners up. It seems that a Challenge Match between the two counties was arranged at the Oval as late as mid September. Yorkshire won decisively. We see Hutton and Sutcliffe going out to bat. One of these two was opening the Yorkshire batting continuously between 1919 and 1955. Sutcliffe had describes Hutton as "a marvel - the discovery of a generation”. Hutton scored 121 in this innings. Can anyone identify the Middlesex bowlers?
Courtesy British Pathe