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About 200 people filled Thornthwaite,a property near Scone,on Saturday to witness the re-enactment of one of the mosthistorical moments in world cricket.
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A photograph of a family cricket game taken by Scone resident Jospeh Docker, between 1850 and 1860, was recently discovered and is believed to be the oldest shot of the sport.

The moment was recreated by two Scone cricket teams in a Twenty20 match and a collection of Mr Docker’s work was opened to the public yesterday.

Organiser and president of the Horse Festival Anne Davies said the day was a ‘‘great success’’.

‘‘Around 200 spectators came up for the match,’’ she said.

‘‘Which for our little country town is quite a big mob.’’

About 50 images of Mr Docker’s work is housed at Scone Historical Museum for October.

It is open between 10am and 2pm every Wednesday this month.

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Peter Docker and his son Geoffry with the original photograph by Peter’s great-grandfather Joseph Docker, which is thought to be the first photograph of a game of cricket. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Scenes from the re-enactment of Joseph Docker’s photograph A Game of Cricket at Thornthwaite. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

A copy of what is thought to be the first photograph of a game of cricket, taken by Joseph Docker.

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