Mr Kelly's home movie
Tour to England and Switzerland, 1930
Team manager William Kelly made this silent home movie of the 1930 Australian cricket team tour to England and Switzerland. The film captures the cricketers' visits to ports, including Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Egypt and Italy, where they broke their long sea voyage from Australia to England.
Take a look at Mr Kelly's home movie (MP4 3.2mb) duration 1:37
Courtesy: National Film and Sound Archive.
Touring overseas has been a part of life for Australian cricketers since the late nineteenth century. Tours promise cricketers top quality competition, the honour of representing their country and an opportunity to visit new places and meet new people — chances to see the world.
Right: 'The immensely talented Shane Lee in Agra, having taken in the magnificence of the Taj Mahal, strides back to the team bus.' Courtesy Steve Waugh.