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Posed cricket photograph

Posed cricket photograph

This image appears to show a bowler about to deliver a ball during a cricket match in Picton in the late 1870s or early 1880s. At the time any such photograph would be taken using bulky glass plates and would require the players to remain still for several seconds, so it is likely that this photograph was posed, rather than being a real action shot. 

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Private collection, Don Neely

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Keith Quinn, 'Sports reporting and commentating - Sports photography', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2021)

Story by Keith Quinn, published 5 Sep 2013