Film ID:
YFA 5117

INTERLINK CRICKET CLUB 1972 BRADFORD

1972

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Description

This is a film of the Interlink Cricket Club, a mainly Indian club formed as part of the Bradford Mutual Sunday School Cricket League.  It was managed by Father Keith Potter, of St Columbus Church, in Great Horton.  The film shows the team playing at their home ground on Spencer Road.

The film begins with a workman putting a roller over the centre of a field situated among houses.  He then measures out a cricket pitch and paints in the crease using a timber frame to mark it out.  A young Asian cricket team stand in a line for the camera.  A game gets underway between two Asian teams, showing a lot of close ups of the bowlers and batsmen, with some playing pretty wild shots, and with some unusual bowling actions.  At the end of the game one of the teams stands and poses in front of the trophy they have won.  There are close ups of those who have won individual trophies.

The film switches to an indoors room (very dark picture) with trophies around a television showing ‘Doctor in Charge’, a popular comedy TV series.  It then switches again to the Sheesh Mahal Restaurant on Great Hatton Road where the team are sitting, relaxing in suits with their trophies.  They then have a meal of curry and chapattis.  Then there is some decorating (again very dark), before going onto another more informal cricket game on the same ground, and some practicing of bowling, batting and fielding.  Afterwards the players line up for the camera, and they are shown in close up.  There is bit more practicing before the film comes to an end.