Calypso Summer Highlights of the West Indies Cricket Tour of Australia 1960-61 from the ABC DVD Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 8.0
Video 6.0
Audio 5.0
Special Features    
Total 8.0
Distributor: Roadshow
Running Time:
529 minutes
Classification:
 G
Reviewer:
Anthony Luscombe

8.0


Calypso Summer
Highlights of the West Indies Cricket Tour of Australia 1960-61 from the ABC

‘The Greatest Test Series Ever Played’ was what the 60/61 tour by the Windies was dubbed at the time and over the years has maintained its enduring legendary status. This series included the ‘Tied Test’ which has been spoken about over the years by Richie Benaud the doyen of commentary box over the years.  

To give you an idea of the impression this series had on the Australian populace, the ground record at the MCG was set for a days play in a test match and quarter of a million people came along to wish the West Indians a fond farewell as they were paraded in a ticker-tape down Melbourne’s Collins St. 

Included in this 3 DVD box set is 530 minutes of archival film of the 5 test series, which is all in black and white and of a quality expected of that period. It is early 1960’s so you get maybe two cameras at the ground covering the action. The commentary is akin to those old news reels that you occasionally see in historical films. Finally there are interviews with some of the players who played in that series such as Richie Benaud, Neil Harvey, Alan Davidson, Sir Garfield Sobers, Wes Hall and Rohan Kanhai as they remember it all these years later from both the Australian and West Indian teams. 

Calypso Summer is one for the cricket history buff who is interested in seeing what this famous series was like for themselves.  






 
 



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