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    Frank Tyson footage from the 1954-55 Ashes?

    Peeps,

    Can anyone point me in the right direction to find some footage (in real time) of the 1954-55 Ashes, particularly of Frank Tyson?

    I'd especially love to see him bowl on the hard, fast, greeny wicket Melbourne had before the early 80's.

    Tyson on that wicket with the insane wind behind him would've been something to watch.

    Cheers

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    there are a couple of clips of Tyson in the archive of MovieTone : Index

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    Cheers Fred!

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    Not to get it at the basic level anyway - mind you the quality is nothing special


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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Not to get it at the basic level anyway - mind you the quality is nothing special
    Ah ok. I don't expect the quality to be too great anyway tbh. I just want to see him in full pelt.

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    It's a bit disappointing really - unlike the footage on there of Harold Larwood at his peak, which is superb, but then I'm a tad biased on that one

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    The DVDs Story of the Ashes & Cricket the Great bowlers has some as well..

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    From youtube - make of it what you will


    YouTube - Vintage Clip : Frank Tyson (Cricket)

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    Long strides in his approach and maybe a hint of hyper-extension about the elbow too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Long strides in his approach and maybe a hint of hyper-extension about the elbow too?
    There certainly looks like hyper-extension but Ive never had a problem with that. It does appear pretty clear though
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    It's a bit disappointing really - unlike the footage on there of Harold Larwood at his peak, which is superb, but then I'm a tad biased on that one
    I was disappointed that there are only 2 clips.

    I've e-mailed the BBC twice and got no reply. I know they have a cricket archive, my grandad worked there for 30 years!


    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    The DVDs Story of the Ashes & Cricket the Great bowlers has some as well..
    Cool, I'll check it out.


    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    From youtube - make of it what you will


    YouTube - Vintage Clip : Frank Tyson (Cricket)
    Ja, I've seen that before. It's a slowed down clip of 1 of those on Movie Tone.


    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Long strides in his approach and maybe a hint of hyper-extension about the elbow too?
    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    There certainly looks like hyper-extension but Ive never had a problem with that. It does appear pretty clear though
    I don't mind the hyper-extension either. His arm is still "straight" and a long way from being a throwing action. I wouldn't ban it if I had the power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    there are a couple of clips of Tyson in the archive of MovieTone : Index
    Wow. Thanks a zilion for that link Fred



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