Throwing is it Cricket?? (1960 video on illeagal action of bowling)





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Published on Feb 1, 2012


GV. Cricket in progress at Lords Cricket Ground. SV. Members watching from the pavilion. SV. Interior the Long Room at Lords. SV. Sir Donald Bradman leading the Australian team onto the pitch at Lords. CU. Newspaper reading "Stop Bodyline Or We Stop Tests". GV. Cricket in progress. GV. Larwood bowling his bodyline to Bradman, the ball hits him. LV. Larwood running up to bowl again. LV. Bradman about to play a stroke but he has to duck to get out of the way of the ball. GV. Larwood bowling, again the ball hits Bradman and he begins to walk away from the wicket. LV. Players gathering around Bradman.

GV. Cricketer Alfred Gover's cricket school, Alec Bedser is walking back with the ball, prior to bowling to his brother Eric. Alec runs up to bowl. SV. Eric plays a stroke. SV. Alec running up to bowl again displaying his straight arm action. SV. Eric playing a forward stroke.

SV. Alf Gover and Alec Bedser together (natural sound). They are to show the difference between the legal delivery and the throw. LV. Alec Bedser running up to bowl to his brother - this shot is in slow motion. He bowls showing his normal straight arm delivery. SV. Eric playing a stroke. LV. Alec running up to bowl again - slow motion. He bowls but this is with a bent arm action which is called "throwing". SV. Eric Bedser ducking away from the ball. CU. Alf Gover saying - "Now, that was a throw, and it nearly hit Eric".

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