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About the group A repositiory for any cricket themed Aerofilms photography

Created 1 May 2013

As hoped for, we do have some photos of Lords during the 1950 Test Match with the West Indies. Here is a great view from the west, behind the pavilion, with the nursery ground beyond.



I recommend following the link below to listen to this celebratory song performed by Lord Beginner (Egbert Moore) and written by Lord Kitchener (Aldwin Roberts), 'Victory Calypso (Cricket Lovely Cricket)'! Written for the first West Indian victory in England in 1950 at Lords.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06P0RdZyjT4

David Parry
Wednesday 16th of July 2014 02:22:16 PM
"the ground's looking a picture"

Paul Marks
Wednesday 16th of July 2014 02:15:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06P0RdZyjT4

I wonder if we'll get a photo of Lords once we reach 1950 - if so, this song performed by Lord Beginner (Egbert Moore) and written by Lord Kitchener (Aldwin Roberts), 'Victory Calypso (Cricket Lovely Cricket)' will be a great accompaniment! Written for the first West Indian victory in England in 1950 at Lords.

David Parry
Saturday 4th of May 2013 10:30:09 PM
In reference to the earlier comment, we have indeed got some photos of Lords during the 1950 Test Match England v West Indies. So, I include again a link to the great calypso song "Victory Calypso (Cricket Lovely Cricket)".

David Parry
Wednesday 16th of July 2014 02:15:38 PM
Durham County Cricket Club used Stockton's ground to host some minor counties games between 1947 and 1991. In 1991, Stockton was one of six out grounds selected by Durham CCC for first class matches.

Fantasma
Wednesday 4th of June 2014 08:42:19 AM
West Indies won by an innings and 56 runs.

Fantasma
Tuesday 22nd of April 2014 09:14:21 PM
A pleasant, small rural ground.

Fantasma
Tuesday 22nd of April 2014 09:00:46 PM
Yorkshire County Cricket Club ground - see Brooky's comment below.

Fantasma
Tuesday 8th of April 2014 11:16:00 PM
This view includes Darlington's cricket ground which has been used for some of Durham County Cricket Club's home fixtures.

Fantasma
Friday 7th of March 2014 01:49:55 PM
Institutional cricket ground.

David Parry
Wednesday 19th of June 2013 09:02:28 AM
A rare shot of Kennington Oval taken just before the onset of hostilities in September 1939. Although this area of London SE11 suffered badly during five years of German bombing, the ground and surroundings recovered quickly for start of the 1946 cricket season, with most of the familiar urban landmarks still intact, including the gasometers and the utilitarian blocks of flats lining both sides of the ground.

John Swain
Wednesday 12th of June 2013 09:36:57 AM
Local cricket ground now site of Holbrook Primary Shool.

David Parry
Saturday 25th of May 2013 03:37:31 PM
One of the oldest first class county and Test cricket grounds in the country, where the game has been played since 1840 (Notts v. Sussex). The first Test Match played at Trent Bridge took place between June 1-3, 1899, against Australia, and featured the legendary W.G.Grace, playing his last test at the grand age of 50 years and 320 days!!

At the time this photograph was taken (June 1932), Nottinghamshire C.C.C. were enjoying a rich vein of form throughout the month, which included innings victories over Derbyshire, Somerset, Hampshire and Leicestershire.

Despite all the massive redevelopment in postwar years, the ground remains one of the favourite venues in England, both for players and spectators.

John Swain
Saturday 18th of May 2013 10:10:43 AM
Nice shot of a cricket game in progress.

David Parry
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 06:51:54 PM
Note players practising in the nets.

David Parry
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 06:50:50 PM
Ground once shared by cricket and football clubs.

David Parry
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 06:49:44 PM
Spot the sight screen.

David Parry
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 06:47:07 PM
The eccentric Canterbury cricket ground with a tree growing to maturity within the field of play.

David Parry
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 06:45:09 PM
Good identification.

David Parry
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 06:37:31 PM
Nice shot - pity about the lens flare in the corner, but how many fielding positions can we identify?

David Parry
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 06:35:14 PM
Alas, the cider company is no longer there, the land redeveloped for housing, but the current cricket pavilion appears to be much the same.

David Parry
Monday 6th of May 2013 02:26:35 PM
Cricket at the workplace.

David Parry
Friday 3rd of May 2013 07:08:37 PM
MCC has unveiled a £200m masterplan aimed at ensuring Lord’s is the best ground in the world.

Paul Marks
Friday 3rd of May 2013 06:50:33 PM
Day 3 of the Lords test in the 2012 England v South Africa series. The pavilion/members stand much as it's always been, but note the fairly recent flood lights for day/night games.

David Parry
Friday 3rd of May 2013 06:50:33 PM
I don't like cricket...
David Parry
Friday 3rd of May 2013 02:17:06 PM
...I love it!

David Parry
Friday 3rd of May 2013 02:17:06 PM
What a great Photograph of the Oval, let's not forget how difficult it was to obtain such a still shot from the air

Paul Marks
Friday 3rd of May 2013 02:16:19 PM
These old cricket ground shots are a great record of the changes in layout, grandstands and press boxes that have transformed them over the years.

David Parry
Friday 3rd of May 2013 02:16:19 PM
A great Aerofilms shot of the county ground, Bristol.

Paul Marks
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 10:45:16 PM