Film ID:
YFA 3337



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This film consists of a variety of scenes of cricket matches and other cricket related events which took place in Hovingham. Each sequence is preceded by an intertitle to explain the event. The film was made by Col. Sir William Arthington Worsley of Hovingham, 4th Baronet. He was also a cricketer who captained Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1928 and 1929 and captured cricket events on film as well as life and events in and around Hovingham village.

Title-Whit Monday Garden Fete

The film opens with a colour sequence showing a garden fete in the grounds of the Hovingham estate in North Yorkshire. People stand around chatting, and some picnic on the grass. A raffle is being held, and tombola and prizes are laid out for people to see.

Title-Cricket at Hovingham July 16 coming into lunch

Cricketers walk off the pitch for their lunch. Many look to the camera as they pass.

Title-British Legion Rally at Hovingham July 16, Arrival of the Hands

A procession, led by a group of bagpipers, comes out of an archway and marches past the camera. The procession includes a brass band as well as Legionnaires who carry large flags.

Title-Australia won the Ashes in 1930 and Bradman scored 974 for average of 140. Dupleepsinji [sic] made 173 in this match here he is batting [note: should be Duleepsinhji]

A black and white sequence shows this cricket match which has been filmed from the stands.

Title-The King goes onto the ground to talk with the players.

The match is over, and with his entourage, the King goes onto the pitch to meet the players. They shake hands and some of the cricketers clap. Another camera man can be seen filming the meet and greet from the field.

Title-The Yorkshire XI at Hovingham 1931

Some of the visiting cricketers walk past the camera and smile.

Title-Herbert Sutcliffe

The famous Yorkshire cricketer poses for the camera.

Title-Yorkshire take the field

The Yorkshire cricket team exit the house and walk to the cricket pitch.

Title-We take the field

The fielding cricket team goes out, and there are brief shots of the match.

Title-The Yorkshire Cricket XI at practice April 1938.

At a practice ground, the cricketers test their batting and bowling skills. Much of the activity can be seen as well as the people that have gathered to watch. After they have finished, the cricketers walk off the grounds carrying their bats, wickets and shin pads.

There is a sign which reads `Incidents of summer holidays Scarborough Cricket Festival Personalities in the match against Australia in September 1938.'