Title ID 4621Collection ID613
Title[Cricket: Sussex v West Indies; Sussex Women's Team; Sussex v South Africa]
Date1963; 1965
CollectionTim Didymus
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fiction
KeywordsSport Cricket Women
LocalHove Lewes
RegionalBrighton & Hove East Sussex
NationalUnited Kingdom England
ProducerFelicity Films
FormatColour Silent
Duration22 min. 55 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A compilation of three matches featuring Sussex Cricket teams. The first shows a 1963 match between Sussex County Cricket Club and the West Indies team in 1963, the second shows the Sussex County Women's team playing in Lewes and the third shows the Sussex County Club against the South African team in 1965.


  1. Sussex takes on the West Indies and other teams, in this film from 1963. The film opens with a match at the county ground in Hove. Slow-motion filming captures bowling and fielding. The touring West Indies Cricket team arrives to play Sussex. After a pitch inspection by both captains the players emerge from the pavilion and the cricket match begins. Two further Sussex matches are seen, watched by large crowds of spectators.

  2. This film captures the Sussex women's cricket team playing a match in Lewes. Much of the filming focuses on those not playing, showing players sitting or lying on the grass watching, chatting and petting their dogs while they wait for their innings. A woman and a man sit and watch from a small wooden building with the scores recorded on the outside. Towards the end of the day a dog makes off with a handbag.

  3. This film shows a cricket match between Sussex County Cricket Club and the visiting team from South Africa in 1965. The captains of both teams are seen on the pitch tossing a coin for the innings. Players exit the pavilion and walk onto the pitch where play commences. During breaks in play many of the players, as well as other cricketing celebrities, are surrounded by autograph hunters. Play then resumes.