Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Yorkshire Film Archive - review

Great time on Wednesday 13 January with Graham Relton, Manager of the Yorkshire Film Archive. Graham treated an enthusiastic audience to some wonderfully chosen and presented archive footage, interweaving unique cricket film with scenes of local interest. The sporting selection began with a Girls' versus Parents match at Hunmanby Hall School in 1948. Graham then moved on to Cricket at Hovingham, a film shot in the early 1930s by Sir William Worsley, Yorkshire captain and later MCC & Yorkshire President, action from the England v India Test at Headingley in 1952, Bill Bowes's inside view of England on tour in Australia in 1958-9, a snowy Northern Cricket Society Boxing Day match in 1953, the Scarborough Festival 1960, Asian players in action at the Interlink Cricket Club in Bradford in 1972, and last and by no means least, Mike Ulyatt's local masterpiece - Hull Railway Clerks CC Centenary 1973, featuring the late, lamented Circle Ground on Anlaby Road.

Brian Close, Len Hutton, Fred Trueman, Peter May, Tom Graveney, Colin Cowdrey and Denis Compton were just some of the famous faces featured. Watch again via this link on the YFA website and see how many you can recognize.

The YFA is a registered charity, always keen to hear from anyone - amateur or professional - who has film or video made in or about Yorkshire. More details here.

Next meeting: Wednesday 10 February - David Steele, England & Northants, ex BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Venue: Brewery Bar, King William IV, Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BD, 7.30pm for 7.45pm.

Raffle: £2/ticket. Prizes include tickets to watch County Champions Yorkshire CCC at Headingley in 2016 / signed Yorkshire CCC 2015 bat

14 October - Ashley Giles, England & Warwickshire, head coach Lancashire CCC
11 November - Dave Callaghan, the BBC's 'Voice of Yorkshire Cricket' (& AGM 7.15pm)
9 December - YCCC Champions' Evening - First XI stars Will Rhodes & Jack Leaning, Chief Executive Mark Arthur & Commercial Director Andy Dawson

13 January - Yorkshire Film Archive, vintage clips of 100+ years of Yorkshire cricket 
10 February - Dickie Bird, Test Umpire & President Yorkshire CCC (Members and pre-registered guests only - guest admission £10)
9 March - Grahame Lloyd & John Parkin, Howzat! The Six Sixes Ball Mystery