Lt.-Commander R. WOODROOFFE
IT does not fall to the lot of many of us to play cricket in the South Seas, in China, in Africa, at Gibraltar and at Malta, in Egypt, and on small islands off the Greek coast. Few but a sailor could have had the opportunity, and none but a sailor could talk about, it in so breezy and entertaining a way.
Games played in such different quarters of the globe are full of variety. The islands of the Pacific with the native Queen and her court watching the match from the houses of parliament, on the tin roof of which the balls kept bouncing, and with pigs for the after-match feast roasting on the boundary, .Again nearly a thousand miles up the Yangtse River, with all the ground a graveyard, Chinese gentlemen carrying a singing bird in a cage as they take their recreation on the city walls, and files of coolies passing by with merchandise, completely contemptuous of the madness of the cricketers. Again, Commander Woodrooffe will tell of a small town in West Africa where an elephant trampled down the pavilion in the night, and of the craft of some Greeks who put the visiting team in to bat first ' out of courtesv '-but made sure that it was no advantage on that particular pitch.
MORRIS HARVEY (Compere) with BARBER and ALLEN '
In ' The Trial of the Talkies '
CLAUDE HULBERT and ENID
In ' How We Nearly Won the Flitch'
The Comedy Girl
CORAM and 'JERRY'
The World-famous Ventriloquist
THE B.B.C. THEATRE
Under the direction of KNEALE KELLEY
Combined Display bt 3RD BRIGADE R.H.A., 1ST BN. GRENADIER GUARDS, 2ND BN. COLDSTREAM GUARDS; accompanied by the MASSED DISMOUNTED BANDS of the Aldershot Command playing:
The Guards Brigade (The Shop Girl)
DRUMS AND Fifes playing Point of War
Item 7, Phase ii
Rally of Empire and Grand Finale, including the assembly of all troops taking part in the Tattoo accompanied by the MASSED DISMOUNTED
BANDS playing :
Evening Hymn, Abide with me
GOD SAVE THE KING
Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot
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