Serious error in Channel 5 programme

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Glaring error in "All Creatures Great & Small" the other night. Needle match (cricket) between two local teams. No 10 batsman on James' team retires hurt & James comes in at no. 11 to bat out last 3 balls to secure a draw. He's out last ball & the opposition are declared winners. WRONG - they're only 9 wickets down, its a draw! Even if he was out with one or two balls to go the retired hurt batsman could have comer back in. does anyone else remember colin Cowdrey batting against Wes Hall with his arm in plaster?

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I was confused as to why it would have been a draw if he'd stayed in as they were nowhere near the oppositions score?! Test match rules for a one dayer??
 

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If he retired hurt, would he have really have been fit to return three balls later?

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Sunday afternoon "timed" rules... (not limited overs)... remember, the other team declared. James was bowled out with the final ball, so injured man was not required to come back out.

So absolutely correct in it being a draw as the team batting second were not bowled out.

edit… oooooops… to correct the typo mess up!
 
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Glaring error in "All Creatures Great & Small" the other night. Needle match (cricket) between two local teams. No 10 batsman on James' team retires hurt & James comes in at no. 11 to bat out last 3 balls to secure a draw. He's out last ball & the opposition are declared winners. WRONG - they're only 9 wickets down, its a draw! Even if he was out with one or two balls to go the retired hurt batsman could have comer back in. does anyone else remember colin Cowdrey batting against Wes Hall with his arm in plaster?

Think I'll write in.

Not their first cricket related error!

Couple of weeks ago they had characters going to London for the Oval Test, and others listening on the wireless, as Hutton and Leyland flayed the Aussies.

Thing was, that test took place in August of 38. And in the Yorkshire scenes, the daffodils were only just coming out!
 

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Back in the day I read the books the watched and loved the original series, but though I’ve given the revamp a go I haven’t really taken to it…though I intend to give it a go.
 

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Glaring error in "All Creatures Great & Small" the other night. Needle match (cricket) between two local teams. No 10 batsman on James' team retires hurt & James comes in at no. 11 to bat out last 3 balls to secure a draw. He's out last ball & the opposition are declared winners. WRONG - they're only 9 wickets down, its a draw! Even if he was out with one or two balls to go the retired hurt batsman could have comer back in. does anyone else remember colin Cowdrey batting against Wes Hall with his arm in plaster?

Think I'll write in.
Bill, Not to mention the Subbuteo set that was several years too new. In those days the figures were card. But, hey it is as good as the first series.
 

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... does anyone else remember colin Cowdrey batting against Wes Hall with his arm in plaster?

Yep, last man in with a broken arm and no helmet.
Wouldn't have bothered the likes of Brian Close, either.
To think that these days batsmen are kitted up like knights.

BTW the name James Herriot was based on a Scottish goalkeeper with the same name.
Darrowby was Thirsk, so he was never based in the Dales.
 
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