Ted Husing presents cricket, sailing and polo.






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Host Ted Husing provides his slant on three different sports. The first is cricket. The main action takes place on what is called the pitch, which is the playing field. The bowler tries to knock the bales off the wickets with the ball, while the batter tries to prevent that by hitting the ball. The fielders - called the longs and the shorts - can also try to knock off the bales. The batting team can score by the batter hitting the ball and running the length of the pitch to the opposite crease without being dismissed. The second is sailing. Husing follows the sailing boat, the Fifi, as it competes in a regatta on Long Island Sound. It ends up being an exciting and difficult race because of the high winds. The third is polo. The game, which entails players mounted on horse, trying to score by hitting a ball with a mallet into the opposing team's goal. Husing follows a match on International Field in Westbury, Long Island between Greentree and Templeton. It is a close game with much ... Written by Huggo

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November 1931 (USA)  »

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Ted Husing's Sport Slants  »

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Decent Short That Explains Three Sports
7 August 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Sport Slants #3 (1931)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Ted Husing hosts/narrates this Warner/Vitaphone short as he explains three different sports: cricket, sailing and polo. Those who enjoy ESPN and shows like Sportcenter as much as I do will probably get a small kick out of this "documentary" that was clearly meant to introduce these sports to people in mid-America who probably had never seen them and might not have even heard of them. I can't imagine anyone in 1931 would have been interested in this thing if they were already familiar with the sports. I say this because Husing really goes into great detail about the rules of all three sports so if you already know them then what's to gain by watching this? I'm not overly familiar with any of the three sports so I did enjoy learning a few of the tricks that I wasn't familiar with and especially during the opening act on cricket. For the most part Husing really goes all out and by the time you're done watching this you'll understand the sports and their rules. The sailing and polo are two sports I'm really not interested in so my attention span was going in and out throughout the final six-minutes of the film.

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