This film is part of Free

Playground Cricket

The origin of the silly point? An impossibly chaotic backdrop to schoolboy cricket in this early film

Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins


It's just not cricket! A group of young boys attempt to play cricket as a variety of workmen toil in the background. It is either a carefully stage managed scene by an enterprising early film entrepreneur, keen to populate the screen with as much movement as possible. Or it's documentary evidence for the decline of grassroots development in the English game. You decide.