Cricket, Football & Sporting Memorabilia

9th, 10th and 11th July 2021

Online live auction

Auction starts at 10.30am each day

Over 1700 lots

Friday 9th: Cricket Memorabilia

Saturday 10th: Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks and Cricket Books

Sunday 11th: Cricket Books (Part 2), Football & Sporting Memorabilia

This will be a live auction with webcam and sound broadcast with both and knightslive. Online, commission and telephone bidding will be available.

It will not be possible under the current pandemic regulations to offer general viewing of lots but we can offer limited timed viewing of pre-selected lots in Norfolk (NR11 7AA) on Tuesday and Wednesday 6th & 7th July with full social distancing observed. Please contact the auctioneer to book a time slot.

Subject to pandemic regulations we will be offering a post auction delivery service to the South, the Midlands and the North of England within reason for clients who buy bulky, delicate or fragile items. A standard nominal charge will be made to all clients for this service.

We hope you enjoy the catalogue...

Auction highlights:

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Lot 763. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1916. 53rd edition. Original paper wrappers. Very good+ condition. Rare war-time edition, rarely seen in this condition.
Estimate £600/800

Lot Array_lot0996

Lot 996. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1995 to 2019. 132nd to 156th edition. Excellent complete run of the de luxe full leather bound limited edition hardback. Gilt lettering and gilt to all page block edges, in slip cases. Each book is numbered limited edition number 99, the 1995 of only 100 copies and the following years of 150 copies produced, each signed by the editor of Wisden in that year.
Estimate £4000/5000

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Lot 625. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1879. Willows softback reprint (1991) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 307/1000. Very good condition. From a full run of Willows softback editions 1879 to 1945.
Estimate £60/90

Lot Array_lot0764

Lot 764. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1917. 54th edition. Original paper wrappers. Rare war-time edition.
Estimate £180/250

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Lot 946. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1896. Willows hardback reprint (1993) in dark brown boards with gilt lettering. Limited edition 458/500. Very good condition. From a full run of Willows hardback editions 1896 to 1945.
Estimate £50/70

"Except for highlight pieces, the dominance of Christies, Sothebys and Bonhams is being eroded by the large, visually appealing and meticulously compiled catalogues from Tim Knight…"

Gordon Phillips, Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2003

Knights are internationally recognised as one of the leading specialist auctioneers of sporting memorabilia and have achieved excellent prices on their sales of Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks over the years.

Following highly successful sales of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack we conduct two annual major sales of the Almanack every year, in April and September. Knights travel the country conducting valuations and collecting items for inclusion in our specialist Wisden and general Sporting sales.

We are based in North Norfolk but hold our auctions at the Premier Inn, Leicester Fosse Park, Braunstone Lane East, Leicester, LE3 2FW, a more central location, with easy motorway access. We have also had two auctions in Melbourne, Australia (1996 and 1998).

For free valuations and advice please contact Tim Knight on 01263 768488 or email him at