Sports Useful/Useless Info Video Clips

Howzat! The Making of Cricket Balls (1956)

From the archives of British Pathé comes a fascinating 1956 short on the craft of making hand-made cricket balls. The clip shows scenes from within Twort factory in Kent where workers start with plain cubes of cork and build it up successively to create the shiny ball that brings delight to bowler and batsman.

Hit the jump to view another historical video on the making of cricket bats, this time from 1939.

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Carlos Alberto’s Wooden Vespa

When I’m not trying to plot their destruction, I don’t usually pay much attention to the chavs and their look-at-me Vespas. But Carlos Alberto’s beautifully hand-crafted wooden Vespa is something else.

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