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Bradman Short Film (Full Length) – 1993 Sport Comedy

Bradman

Short Film (Full Length) – 1993 Sport Comedy

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A social cricket match in Cornwall Park needs a third umpire after an errant bogan dog swallows the ball in this short film. As the men in white struggle to field the ball, a statistics-obsessed sport crosses absurd boundaries. A line-up of contemporary NZ comedic talent features on the field, as well as New Zealand Black Caps cricketers (and 1992 World Cup bowlers) Chris Pringle and Willie Watson. Bradman was directed by Peter Tait (actor in classic shorts Singing Trophy and Kitchen Sink). The song ‘Bradman’ by Aussie singer Paul Kelly scores the film.

The highest amount of runs scored from a single hit is believed to be 286. The ball landed in a tree. The fielding side claimed "lost ball". "Not so", said the umpire, "we can all see it." Eventually a rifle was produced.
– From a title-card