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    I remember seeing a drama, probably in the late 70s or 80s, about an old groundkeeper at a cricket club. He is given an apprentice to teach, a young black lad, who I think might have been played by Vas Blackwood.



    Anyway, to start with the lad isn't interested in groundkeeping and predictably the pair don't see eye to eye. By the end however, the two of them are so proud of their well kept and lovingly tended grass that they do everything they can to stop matches taking place and ruining the manicured lawn!



    Can anyone remember this programme. Thanks.

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    Many thanks Captain. And so quick!

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    It was the directorial debut of cinematographer Freddie Young - he was 82!

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    name='quippy']I remember seeing a drama, probably in the late 70s or 80s, about an old groundkeeper at a cricket club. He is given an apprentice to teach, a young black lad, who I think might have been played by Vas Blackwood.



    Anyway, to start with the lad isn't interested in groundkeeping and predictably the pair don't see eye to eye. By the end however, the two of them are so proud of their well kept and lovingly tended grass that they do everything they can to stop matches taking place and ruining the manicured lawn!



    Can anyone remember this programme. Thanks.
    I remember it. I think Jimmy Jewel attracted me to watch it, One of those feel-good dramas and between ill matched males so not yucky.

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    I love the way they take it to the illogical extreme of thinking that the quality of the ground is more important than the cricket. Priceless.

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    name='Bernardo']I remember it. I think Jimmy Jewel attracted me to watch it, One of those feel-good dramas and between ill matched males so not yucky.


    I thought I remembered it and the mention of Jimmy Jewel confirms that

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