Episode 5

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Duration: 1 hour

Daniel is planning a cricket match against a neighbouring village team, who he is convinced cheated in their last match. He is determined to restore Candleford's honour, but most of Daniel's regular players are away, and the men of Larkrise are cricketing novices.

A humiliating defeat looks certain, until Daniel discovers that the finest batsman in the county is right under his nose. The only problem is, his batsman is a batswoman, and the rules state women cannot play.

Will Daniel find a way round the regulations and gain the victory he so desperately wants? And what will it cost his relationship with Laura?


Margaret Brown
Sandy McDade
Daniel Parish
Ben Aldridge
Laura Timmins
Olivia Hallinan
Dorcas Lane
Julia Sawalha
Queenie Turrill
Linda Bassett
Ruby Bentall
Emma Timmins
Claudie Blakley
Alf Arless
John Dagleish
Edward Darnell-Hayes
Frank Timmins
Fergus Drysdale
Baby Annie
Christina Ford
Ruby Pratt
Victoria Hamilton
Gabriel Cochrane
Richard Harrington
Twister Turrill
Karl Johnson
Adult Laura
Sarah Lancashire
Edmund Timmins
Thomas Rhys Jones
Lawrence Jupp
Harry Long
Sally Arless
Sophie Miles
Ethel Timmins
Martha Murdoch
Baby Patience
Milly Taylor
Lizzie Arless
Hope Yeomans
Pearl Pratt
Matilda Ziegler
Sue Tully
Ann Tricklebank
Bill Gallagher


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