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First Test Match


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England v. Australia at Old Trafford Third day
Commentaries by Alan McGilvray, John Arlott
Peter Cranmer with comments and summaries by Trevor Bailey, F.R. Brown, E.W. Swanton
11.25 a.m.-1.35 p.m including lunchtime summary
2.10*-4.15* p.m. including teatime summary
4.45*-6.35 p.m.
During the lunch interval (1.35*-2.10*)
The Daks Tournament
Tom Scott reports on the final day's play
From the Wentworth Club, Surrey
Tour of Britain Promoted by the Milk Marketing Board
John Burns reports from Blackpool as the cyclists near the end of the final stage
Belgian Grand Prix
Preview of tomorrow's race by Robin Richards
From Spa
Broadcast by arrangement with Belgian Radio
1.55* Cricket Scoreboard
(4 15*-4.45*)
Latest Sports News
RUGBY UNION South Africa v. The British Isles
First Test Match
Commentary on the closing stages by Charles Fortune and 'Chick' Henderson
From Pretoria
Broadcast by arrangement with the South African Broadcasting Corporation
Tour of Britain
John Burns and Sidney Saltmarsh report on the final result
The Daks Tournament
Further report


Unknown: Alan McGilvray
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Peter Cranmer
Unknown: Trevor Bailey
Unknown: F. R. Brown
Unknown: E. W. Swanton
Unknown: Tom Scott
Unknown: John Burns
Unknown: John Burns
Unknown: Sidney Saltmarsh

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