Film ID: YFA 5824 Video of YFA_5824 Six Points on Saturday SIX POINTS ON SATURDAY 1986 Visitor TabsDescription This programme takes looks at the Yorkshire Cricket League and the Bradford Cricket League, focusing on Pudsey St Lawrence Cricket Club. The documentary features interviews and some cricket action. The film begins with archive footage of Headingley. There follows an account of the Yorkshire Cricket League and its importance for Yorkshire county cricket. As a a cricket team runs onto a pitch, there is an interview with a cricket administrator about the Yorkshire League. There is a cricket match being played on a ground with a mill chimney just behind. Other cricket grounds are also featured and more interviews about the Bradford Cricket League. There is a shot of Pudsey Parish Church, and the film ends with boys playing on the St Lawrence Cricket Club pitch. End credits: Director - Irene Cockcroft Paris Company: Yorkshire Television Context The enthusiasm of cricket lovers knows no bounds, as seen here with Pudsey St. Lawrence Cricket Club and their rivals in the Bradford League. Life in the lower level cricket leagues as seen by the enthusiastic folk who keep it going. The Bradford Cricket League sits just underneath the County level and has produces very many cricketing greats, not least Dilip Vengsarkar and the indomitable Brian Close. This documentary focuses on Pudsey St Lawrence Cricket Club – which gave us Herbert Sutcliffe and Sir Leonard Hutton – shortly after its highly successful season of 1984. The Bradford Cricket League has supplied no less than 87 Test cricketers, including Laker, Appleyard, Wardle, Underwood, Gough, Bill Athey, Rashid Khan and Ray Illingworth. In 1984 the Pudsey St. Lawrence 1st, 2nd, Under-17s, Under 15s and Under 12s all won their respective leagues. While in this year, 1986, the solid New Zealander Mark Greatbatch had his best ever tally of 1097 runs for an average 60.94. When the club was formed in 1845 it was part of an effort by the church at moral reform of the drunken behaviour of working class young men. Yet in his piece on the film, Dan Waddell notes that, for obvious reasons, the documentary was renamed ‘Six Pints on a Saturday’.