30 December 2010

England Ashes victories: 2010 & 1953

2010



1953

My parents bought their first TV set just before the coronation in 1953. Tiny black and white screen it may have been, but it did enable us to watch Dennis Compton (right) hitting the winning run that regained the Ashes in the final test match at the Oval (scorecard HERE).

I'd like to watch it again - so if anyone knows of an internet link to it, please let me know.

P.S. Thanks to 'pje' for entering the link to what I was looking for in the comments section - the British Pathe film can now be watched below.

FIGHT FOR THE ASHES - FINAL TEST AT THE OVAL, 1953

2 comments:

cje said...

A Pathe report on the Oval test:

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=74589

cje said...

if you are interested in cricket film from that era, you may well enjoy this British Council 'propaganda' film that has recently been put online:

http://timeimage.org.uk/archive/entry/cricket.html