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Crackerjack - The Jack Russell Story (Video)
Crackerjack - The Jack Russell Story (Video)

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Running Time
55
Cat.No
GUP1582
Producer
Green Umbrella
Release Date
October 2003
Classification
E
Format
PAL VHS
Availability Usually despatched within 2-6 days.
Description
Still regarded by experts such as Michael Atherton and Dickie Bird as the best keeper in England, Jack has also turned his attention to art with great acclaim. This programme looks at Jack the man, cricketer and painter and gives a fascinating insight into one of crickets madcap characters.

Highlights of all Jacks key Gloucestershire moments are featured, including their 2003 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy success and four other One Day Trophies, coupled with key moments from his 54 Tests for England.

His many England highlights include his debut 94 vs Sri Lanka in 1988; the world-record 11 dismissals in a match vs South Africa at Johannesburg, 1995; the incredible stand with Michael Atherton in the same match to secure a improbable draw against all the odds; his 128 not out vs Australia at Lords in 1989, and his 124 against Pakistan in 1996.

Aside from his own performances Jack has witnessed some great cricketing milestones including Goochs 333 vs India in 1990, Brian Laras world record innings of 375 in 1994 and Corks hat-trick vs West Indies in 1995.

Away from his sporting life, the programme follows Jack the painter as he unveils his famous portrait of Dickie Bird, Last Man Out, so-called because Jack was his last victim as an umpire, and shows him at work in the Gloucestershire countryside.

Featuring in-depth interviews with Jack, his Gloucestershire teammates and ex-England colleagues such as David Gower and Michael Atherton, this is an exceptional portrait of a true cricketing legend.

"Mad as his cap, but one of the greatest wicketkeepers I've ever seen" - Harold 'Dickie' Bird MBE.



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