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His Wicket, Wicket Ways

27 Oct

It’s Just Not Cricket that We Don’t Know More About Errol’s Cricket History. From Hobart to Sydney to England to Hollywood – Let’s See How Much of It We Can Discover & Document! He Surely Played in His Hobart & Sydney School Days. In London as a kid, too. Northampton? How About in New Guinea? Then at Griffith Park and Beyond with the Expats of England in Hollywood Cricket Club.

Here’s the HCC in Vancouver: Saturday, July 4, 1936:

— Tim

 
 

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  1. Lollie

    October 27, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Terrific thread Tim & the title is very clever. :)

    I wonder when & where this photo of Errol signing a cricket ball was taken? Probably after one of the HCC matches?

    [img]http://i61.tinypic.com/14m3vi0.jpg[/img]

     
    • Gentleman Tim

      October 28, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      Thanks, Lollie. I don’t know the answer to your question, but this terrific photo you’ve posted sure does confirm once again how uniquely great Flynn was. How many movie stars have ever been asked to autograph a ball (apparently) from a truly competitive ball game they had just credibly participated in? Very few indeed. Flynn wa such an amazingly talented athlete. Could have been a top professional in half a dozen ir more sports, I’m sure.

      And very few also could say they played with Frankenstein! – who must have had monstrous batting power:

      [img]http://filmmakeriq.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Boris-Kharloff-playing-cricket.jpg[/img]

       
      • Lollie

        October 29, 2014 at 9:56 am

        Thanks Tim! I unfortunately cannot see the photo (or any others on the blog as of yesterday) just the link addresses? : /

         
    • David DeWitt

      October 29, 2014 at 11:39 pm

      The bottom of the photo tells us where and when this photo was taken. I have been to this spot and what you can’t see is an open breezeway behind the members leading to a small racetrack, and beyond this lay the playing fields. Errol stayed at the Silvia Hotel close to Stanley Park, and ironically, within walking distance of 1310 Burnaby St. where Flynn suffered his fatal heart attack years later.

       
      • Lollie

        October 30, 2014 at 9:45 am

        Why can’t I see any of the photos anymore on all the threads? I can only see the link addresses now,yet a couple of days ago all the pictures were there?

         
        • Gentleman Tim

          October 30, 2014 at 10:19 am

          No luck posting images here Up Over, either, Lollie!

          Until we can once again, here’s an excellent recent article on the history of the HCC!

          www.espncricinfo.com…

          P.S. For troubleshooting purposes, the ability to post images as we used to appears to been lost several days ago, at the same time the second image attachment function formerly below disappeared. (The “Attach an image” one that used to follow the “Select an image” one still below.)

           
          • Lollie

            October 30, 2014 at 10:50 am

            Thanks Tim,that really is an interesting article. :)

            Yes it’s weird about the pictures,it was fine a couple of days ago,but now pretty much all the photos in all the threads are just addresses.Ugh!

             
        • David DeWitt

          October 30, 2014 at 1:02 pm

          Hmm, I checked Safari, Chrome and Firefox and all images are showing up normally. In adfition, Zacal commented on the photo Delvan posted, so he sees images in his browser. What browsers are you using if you can’t see images?

          Also you should only see the “Choose file” button now for adding images to your comments. There was a conflict with the Add Images plugin so I deactivated it. Lollie and Tim, do you see the Choose file button below the comment window?

          Try clearing your cache.

           
          • Gentleman Tim

            October 30, 2014 at 1:15 pm

            Thanks, Davd. Here’s the way I’ve always posted images except the occasional times I used the function you recently deactivated.

            [img]http://www.pictureshowman.com/images/articles/Articles_graphics/Aubrey_Smith/Aubrey_Smith_SussexCCC.jpg[/img]

             
            • Gentleman Tim

              October 30, 2014 at 1:22 pm

              Using the “Select an image” function doesn’t work for me, even when I download the image first on my cell. … I’m using google on my cell almost exclusively. Not sure what’s possible otherwise.

              For initial posts, I can readily put up images, just not on comments.

               
              • David DeWitt

                October 30, 2014 at 2:09 pm

                Tim, do you see the Choose Image button under the comment window? Also, what browser does your phone use to reach Google? Not sure what your browser is? Try this site:

                www.whatismybrowser.com…

                You seem to have gotten the image to work in this comment. Can you see it, or not? What do you see exactly?

                 
              • David DeWitt

                October 30, 2014 at 6:08 pm

                Tim, do you see the Choose file button, and are you able to use it? What browser are you using?

                 
            • David DeWitt

              October 30, 2014 at 6:05 pm

              Try this code instead. I’m using it to restore images on another long thread:

              img src=”http://www.pictureshowman.com/images/articles/Articles_graphics/Aubrey_Smith/Aubrey_Smith_SussexCCC.jpg”

              Just add the < and > marks to hide the code at the front and end of the coding.

               
              • Gentleman Tim

                October 30, 2014 at 8:44 pm

                 
                • Gentleman Tim

                  October 30, 2014 at 8:49 pm

                  Hi David. As you recommended (I think), I just tried posting with , but I see nothing at all. Surprisingly, however, my comment was posted with any (aparet) content.

                   
                  • David DeWitt

                    October 31, 2014 at 1:09 am

                    Tim, I looked your comment in the admin view and there was nothing in the comment window, no text, or coding. You need text to go with the image coding, I think.

                     
                    • Gentleman Tim

                      October 31, 2014 at 4:18 am

                      This is proving to ne a tricky wicket, David. Thank you so much for all your help!

                      I’ll try here to again post an image using the new formula.

                      Tim, I’ve fixed your coding so it works! See below!

                      Admin

                       
        • David DeWitt

          October 30, 2014 at 6:10 pm

          Lollie, do you see the Choose file button below the commet window? What browser are you using? Have you cleared your cache?

           
  2. shangheinz

    October 30, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    David Niven, Cary Grant and C.Aubrey Smith- all of Errol`s old sports were there.

     
    • Gentleman Tim

      October 30, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      Spot on, Old Boy. Merle looks Marvelous! Grant must’ve been carrying on somewhere else when this shot was shot.

      Now it’s Miss Oberon’s fellow countrymen (the ones from India, not Tasmania) that do most of the cricketeering in LA:

      www.espncricinfo.com…

      Here’s a Spotless photo of M.O. & her bowling beau of Beverly Hills, “Hat Trick Niven”:

      media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com…

       
      • shangheinz

        November 1, 2014 at 12:01 pm

        Crant was too grand for the small picture. He probably was attending to Barbara in a nearby hut-ton. Anyways here an oldtimers story from the blog on the same top-ic

        www.theerrolflynnblog.com…

         
        • Gentleman Tim

          November 1, 2014 at 3:09 pm

          A Grand Slam, Old Boy!!!!

          Especially would have loved to have seen that “non-cricketing crowd” about Errol. I’m not surprised one wicket he scored fourteen times!

          Sounds like Sir Aubrey’s place may have been right around-the-corner from Flynn’s Farm.

           
          • Gentleman Tim

            November 1, 2014 at 3:20 pm

            Here’s Errol’s Warner teammate, Mr. Gower, giving DeMille’s team an inspired pep talk:

             
  3. David DeWitt

    October 31, 2014 at 4:55 am

    Tim, the only thing you forgot were the two marks that hide the code and make it active. You need one < mark in front of the image code, and one > mark at the end. See the amended code below:

    G

     
    • Gentleman Tim

      October 31, 2014 at 5:39 am

      Thanks, David. How about I try an image of the Halloween Hollywood Cricket Club ? Maybe that will do the trick! Hope the results aren’t too scary.

       
      • Gentleman Tim

        October 31, 2014 at 5:49 am

        Thanks, David. How about I try a Halloween Hollywood Cricket Club? Maybe that will do the trick! Hope the results aren’t too scary.

         
        • Gentleman Tim

          October 31, 2014 at 5:54 am

          I’ve struck out, Coach! Hopefully the next batter will do better!