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The Cricket Match 

After the gang has helped seeing the latest guests off, Celia Littlewood pays them a visit. Apparently, the annual local cricket match has always been held on the manor lands and she asks ... See full summary »

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Mike Stephens
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Episode cast overview:
Nicholas Smith ... Mr. Rumbold
Len Lowe Len Lowe ... Mr. Lubitch (as Leonard Lowe)
John Inman ... Mr. Humphries
Frank Thornton ... Captain Peacock
Wendy Richard ... Miss Brahms
Mollie Sugden ... Mrs. Slocombe
Joanne Heywood Joanne Heywood ... Jessica Lovelock
Fleur Bennett Fleur Bennett ... Mavis Moulterd
Billy Burden Billy Burden ... Maurice Moulterd
Diane Holland Diane Holland ... Celia Littlewood
Michael Bilton Michael Bilton ... Mr. Thorpe
Shirley Cheriton Shirley Cheriton ... Miss Prescott
Joe Hobbs Joe Hobbs ... Jessie
Andrew Barclay ... Malcolm Heathcliff
Eric Dodson ... Sir Robert
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After the gang has helped seeing the latest guests off, Celia Littlewood pays them a visit. Apparently, the annual local cricket match has always been held on the manor lands and she asks them if this tradition may be continued. They all agree and since there are mixed teams, the inhabitants of the manor all decide to make a team in the competition. After they've had some trouble preparing the event, both with the painting of the creases and the raising of the tent beside the field, Mr. Thorpe arrives and they ask him to be their umpire, which he agrees to. When they are also introduced to some members of the opposite team, one of them, Malcolm, appears to fancy Mavis and does not take lightly to the fact that she fancies Mr. Humphries. He therefore threatens him and does what he can to make the game very hard for Mr. Humphries. After an exciting match, which the gang wins, Malcolm is unfortunately knocked out by the ball hitting him on the head, but Mr. Humphries feels it safest to ... Written by Anders E Lundin

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A good mix of old and new
3 May 2020 | by studioATSee all my reviews

Much better.

I enjoyed this episode thoroughly, as it allowed the cast the chance to do what they had never been able to do in the original show - get out on location.

It's nice to see the new characters being more integrated too.

A lovely episode


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11 January 1993 (UK) See more »

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