Film of a mock-Eighteenth century game

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This is a brief film about an exercise on creating an eighteenth century cricket match in the 1930s. It was a very creditable effort, but I think, more an an exercise in fancy dress that a really attempt to recapture the past. Batsmen were using techniques they had learned in the twentieth century, with a great deal of emphasis on legside play, and are quite different to anything that may have been seen in the Eighteenth Century. The skills of underarm belong have been lost and are probably beyond recapture. The field itself with a manicured square is unlike anything that would have been seen two hundred years before, similarly the outfield. A worthy effort but really just a fun day.