A description of the North v. South match at Sheffield, broadcast from the ground by Mr. P. F. Warner
S.B. from Sheffield
DANCE MUSIC by the LONDON RADIO DANCE BAND
Although we have no Australians to keep English cricket up to concert pitch this year, and the New Zealanders are playing no Test Matches, there is plenty of international rivalry to come in the near future. An English team is to tour South Africa this winter, and the West Indies will visit England next year. There is, therefore, a very practical reason for the three Test Trials fixed for this summer (of which this is the first), as well as the invariable appeal of representative matches, and the value to younger cricketers of experience in company of such class.
This match is to be described by Mr. P. F. Warner, who did the Middlesex match with Nottinghamshire at Lord's on June 1. No cricketer now living has a greater playing record as a captain and batsman than Mr. Warner, and since his recent retirement from first-class cricket he has become famous as a writer on the game.
Mr. P. F.
Mr. P. F.
: The London Radio
Dance Band will play some well-known and well-liked tunes. A. J. Alan will retell his story of ' Cinderella up to date.' ' Chirabet Chicken and Hepzibah Hen find Treasure in the Farmyard ' (Olwen Eowen) — with ' Peter ' as mouthpiece
The Ashburton Shield at Bisley is to public-school marksmen what the Davis Cup is to lawn-tennis players, or the Grand at Henley to rowing men. To contest for it is an honour, to win it the supreme triumph. Major Pollard, who will talk about this year's contest, is a noted authority on firearms of all kinds, on which he has written many books.
SYDNEY FAIRBROTHER (Cockney Humour)
BARNEY O'REILLY (Irish Ballads)
HAROLD HARVEY (Syncopated Songs with Guitar and Ukulele Accompaniment) ANN PENN (Impersonations)
CHARLES HESLOP and CYRIL SMITH (Entertainers)
SARAH WOLFINSOHN (Contralto)
NOBODY who has any acquaintance with contemporary humorists needs to be told anything about 'Evoe,' whose signature at the foot of an article brightens the eyes of even the most blase reader of Punch, and the sight of whose books on the stand makes even the most avid thriller - fiend waver in his devotion to crime. All one can say is, if there ate any listeners who have so far staggered through life without the solace of' Evoe,' hero is their chance to get straight. '
Relayed from Chiswick
LONDON, like every other European capital, is full of Russians, exiled voluntarily or otherwise, who hold entertainments, marked by all the national characteristics, in each other's houses. Tonight's party is taking place in the beautiful little eighteenth-century cottage in Chiswick Mall that is now the home of Vladimir Pelunin , for so long scene-painter to the Diaghilev ballet, whose designs are known wherever anyone takes an interest in the art of the stage. He himself is organizing the party, in which his wife, his sons, and his daughter will be present and sing. His guests - who will probably number about sixty - will include Mme. Edezi (Princess Galitzin Zinoviev) and Mme. Marie Rabinek, who are the chief singers, and many others well known in the Russian colony in London as writers, painters, and artists of all kinds.
There will also be present two English guests, Mr. A.P. Herbert, the humorous writer and parodist, and Mr. L. de G. Sieveking. Their function will be to convey to listeners what is being done and who is doing it. It will probably be a very necessary function, for the party will have worked up to quite a high pitch when the microphone enters it at 9.55.
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Mr. L. de G.