Film ID:
YFA 2307

THORNCLIFFE CRICKET CLUB CENTENARY MATCH 1970

1970

Visitor Tabs

Description

This film documents the Thorncliffe Cricket Club Centenary match in 1970. Thorncliffe Cricket Club would have been part of the social entertainment for the workers of the local factory Newton Chambers & Co near Sheffield. The factory was involved in many activities of the workers spare time, and the idea of work and play went with the company's ethos.

The film opens with sharp colour shots of the club house on a dull day. This is followed by footage of the match. Terraced and 1960s style tower block flats can be seen in the background. As the afternoon brightens up, the filmmaker concentrates on more on the action of the players.

The film ends with scenes of a garden, the flowers, and the local houses.