Denis Compton signs autographs for his fans at Empress Hall, London © Getty Images

  • Sep 20, 1949

    Prince Philip goes out to bat © Getty Images

  • Aug 16, 1949

    Godfrey Evans takes a catch off Verdun Scott © Getty Images

  • Aug 13, 1949

    New Zealand captain Walter Hadlee watches as England captain Freddie Brown tosses the coin © Getty Images

  • Aug 13, 1949

    Bert Sutcliffe on the attack © Getty Images

  • Aug 6, 1949

    John Arlott at the mike © Getty Images

  • Aug 1949

    John Arlott waiting to go on air © Getty Images

  • Jul 30, 1949

    Prince Philip bowls during a game of village cricket © Getty Images

  • Jul 29, 1949

    Bert Sutcliffe reaches his hundred © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Jul 19, 1949

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  • Jul 13, 1949

    BBC commentator Rex Alston walks back after his innings in a charity game © Getty Images

  • Jun 29, 1949

    Cyril Washbrook walks out to bat © Getty Images

  • Jun 25, 1949

    Reg Simpson looks out of the window during a county game © Getty Images

  • Jun 20, 1949

    John Reid bats © Getty Images

  • Jun 12, 1949

    Evans celebrates the dismissal of Sutcliffe for 32 © Photosport

  • Jun 11, 1949

    Jack Crapp bats during his unbeaten 99 © Getty Images

  • Jun 9, 1949

    Umpire Arthur Belson wears several hats and sweaters © Getty Images

  • Jun 4, 1949

    Two young members of the the ground staff watch the game © Getty Images

  • Jun 1, 1949

    Vijay Hazare © PA Photos