Penguins Stopped Play

Penguins Stopped Play

By Harry Thompson, abridged by Andrew Simpson.

Before his death last year, Harry Thompson completed this comic travelogue about playing his favourite sport - cricket - on seven continents.

Narrated by Nicholas Boulton.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

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Penguins Stopped Play

By Harry Thompson, abridged by Andrew Simpson.

Before his death last year, Harry Thompson completed this comic travelogue about playing his favourite sport - cricket - on seven continents.

Narrated by Nicholas Boulton.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

The first match is oddly interrupted as Harry stands on an ice-floe with bat in hand.

Harry Thompson's comic travelogue about playing cricket on seven continents.

Harry Thompson's comic travelogue about playing cricket on seven continents, starting on an ice floe.

Read by Nicholas Boulton.

Harry Thompson sets out to play cricket on seven continents - starting on an ice floe.

Comic travelogue read by Nicholas Boulton.

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Prospects for The Captain Scott XI are improved with the three O'Herlihys brothers, who are always late for matches - and the tour starts in Malaysia.

The team hits Malaysia.

Harry Thompson's comic travelogue of a touring cricket team.

Harry Thompson's comic travelogue about playing cricket on seven continents.

Read by Nicholas Boulton.

Attempting to play cricket on seven continents - Harry Thompson's team hit Malaysia.

Comic travelogue read by Nicholas Boulton.

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In the West Indies, the XI are told about 'getting some licks' ahead of a match with the frighteningly talented North Stars team.

The team arrives in the West Indies and takes advice.

Read by Nicholas Boulton.

Harry Thompson's comic cricketing travelogue is read by Nicholas Boulton.

Keen to play cricket on seven continents - Harry Thompson's team hit the West Indies.

Comic travelogue read by Nicholas Boulton.

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In a very louche nightclub, Harry and co ponder their chances against an Argentine XI.

But is there even cricket in South America?

The players ponder success against an Argentinian team.

Read by Nicholas Boulton.

Harry Thompson's comic cricketing travelogue, read by Nicholas Boulton.

Out to play cricket on seven continents - Harry Thompson's team size up the Argentinians.

Comic travelogue read by Nicholas Boulton.

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Last stop is South Africa against a bullish Rygersdaal XI.

Then home to a series of domestic matches and also sad news.

From South Africa to matches back home and some sad news.

Read by Nicholas Boulton.

Harry Thompson's comic cricketing travelogue, read by Nicholas Boulton.

Nicholas Boulton concludes Harry Thompson's comic cricketing travelogue.