Watch Hobbs, Gregory, Grimmett, Rhodes and more.

England has not won a Test match for 9 days.  If you are suffering painful withdrawal symptoms Third Man has the answer.  Have a gander on YouTube at this BFI Film of England’s glorious victory against Australia at the Oval in 1926.

TM did make available another film of events from this series here  – but the quality of this BFI film is of a different order.  There are bright and sharp clips of Hobbs and Sutcliffe’s running between the wickets, gloveless Gregory, Grimmett’s arm speed (which Warne would admire and which must have produced considerable rates of rotation on the ball), Rhodes snaffling a 4fer and Mailey desperate to get his hands on the ball for a souvenir.


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