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When Henry Grierson established the Forty Club in 1936 it was to be a
crusade – high-class players were to be an example to youth both in standards of play and general
behaviour. Nowadays the values are much the same, so if you are over 40, or nearly so, and looking
for good class competitive non-league cricket, mostly against schools, then give The Forty Club
a serious cricketing thought.
A Trip down Cricket's Memory Lane
This fascinating film of England v Australia at Lord's, narrated by John Arlott and Ralph Richardson, introduces the viewer “to a very revered patch of English turf, plumb in line with the Pavilion” and guides us through the game.
It features footage of Bradman, Compton, Hutton, and Dexter, as well as a spin-bowling master-class from Bert Rhodes who pitches balls that Graeme Swann would be proud of.
Beautifully shot, the film is an incredible tribute to a game that “began in quiet places, and lives on in quiet places, deep in the hearts of those who love it”.
This film is part of a collection of films from the British Council’s archive, now released online to the public for the first time.
The archive, preserved by the BFI, dates back to the British Council’s inception in 1934. Thirteen films are now available at timeimage.org.uk/ and many more will be uploaded over the coming months.