Cricket Books

Lot 428:
Lot 428
Levenshulme Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club 1928. Original match ticket for the Mr. J.T. Tyldesley's XI v Levenshulme fundraising match played at The Ground, Slade Lane on 10th July 1926. Sold with two small folding cards for a 'Programme of Whist Drive and Dance' held by St. James Cricket Club, Ashton-under-Lyne, 18th December 1920. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £20/30
Lot 429:
Lot 429
Hove Crescent Cricket Club. Original ticket for a Hove Crescent C.C. 'Supper & Social' event, 18th September 1913. Two Hove Crescent C.C. 'Char-a-banc Outing' tickets to Framfield, 1st August 1921 and to Blackboys, 21st May 1923. Also two official match tickets for 'Australians at Hove', dated Saturday 2nd June, possibly 1956. Qty 5. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 430:
Lot 430
England v India match tickets 1946-1959. Two original ground admission tickets for the third Test, The Oval, 17th-20th August 1946, also three tickets for admission to the East Stand at the Oval, one for Saturday 17th August and two for Tuesday 20th August. Staple holes to top corner of each ticket otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official tickets for England v India, Headingley, 2nd July 1959, and T.N. Pearce's XI v India, Scarborough, 10th-12th September 1952. G. Qty 7
Estimate: £30/50
The 1946 series was the first to be played after the end of the War
Lot 431:
Lot 431
Charles Henry Hulls. Somerset 1885. Melbourne Cricket Club Honorary Member's Ticket issued to Hulls and dated 14th August 1898. Signed by B.J. Wardill, Secretary. Vertical fold otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Major B.J. Wardill was the manager of the Australia tours to England in 1886 and 1888
Lot 432:
Lot 432 Lot 432
The Ashes. England v Australia Test and tour matches 1938-1968. A selection of original Test match tickets for England v Australia, The Oval, 22nd & 23rd August 1938 second and third days (Hutton's record 364), Lord's, first day 24th June 1938, first day 25th June 1949, first day 25th June 1953, 5th day, 26th June 1956, Edgbaston 9th June 1961, second day. Tour match tickets are Hampshire v Australia 6th-8th June 1953, T.N. Pearce's XI v Australia, Scarborough, 9th-11th September 1953, and M.C.C. v Australians, Lord's 26th and 28th May 1956, first and second days, President of M.C.C.'s XI v Australians, Lord's 14th August 1968, Australians v A Rest of the World XI, Lord's, 31st August- 3rd September 1968 etc. G
Estimate: £60/90
Opening the batting on the first day of the Oval Test in 1938, Hutton was eventually out on the third day having reached the then record Test score of 364
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Cricket ephemera. Grey binder comprising an unusual collection of business cards, compliment slips, receipts etc relating to cricket players and coaches, collectors, dealers, cricket boards, counties etc. Also includes a collection of Maharashtra Indian state lottery tickets dated 1979 and featuring prominent cricketers and a selection of match tickets and ground passes 1943-2007 for Test matches, Benson & Hedges, Gillette Cup, Natwest Bank Trophy, charity matches, benefits etc, also ground passes for the Adelaide Oval, South Australia v Western Australia, November 1956 etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 434:
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Sir Julian Cahn's team to Ceylon and Malaya, 1937. An original two page typed letter on Rotterdam Lloyd Royal Dutch Mail letterhead to Cahn, dated 28th December 1936. The letter details the travel arrangements for the party, the booking of state cabins and rail travel, special food requirements, and acknowledges Cahn's request to be 'responsible for the incidental expenses for all the members of your party... [and] that your personal cheques will be accepted on board the ships in settlement of bills'. The letter shows the extravagance of Cahn, who would settle any expense for his team members. Sold with an original mono photograph of the team being presented to a local dignitary, the players lined up in front of the pavilion in cricket attire and Cahn's distinctive tour blazers. Location unknown. 9.5"x6.25". G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 435:
Lot 435
Keith Miller. Australia. 'Men people look to- use Brylcreem. The Perfect Hairdressing'. Large original free standing colour advertising card for 'Brylcreem' featuring a cut-out of Keith Miller in batting attire leaning on a bat. 11"x23". Folding card stand to verso. Odd faults to edges of card otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 436:
Lot 436 Lot 436
Cricketers' memorial services 1964-2005. Red binder comprising fourteen original orders of service. Players are Jack Hobbs (1964), Wilfred Rhodes (1973), Frank Woolley (1987), Jim Laker (1986), Hugh Bartlett (1988), Gubby Allen (1989), Les Ames (1990), Len Hutton (1990), Joe Lister (1991), Brian Johnston (1994), Denis Compton (1997), David Sheppard (2005) etc. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 437:
Lot 437
Melbourne Cricket Club. Two original member's tickets for the 'Ladies Reserve Season 1899-1900', and 'Lady's Ticket 1978-79'. The 1978/79 ticket with accompanying metal medallion with cord and original envelope. Sold with an original Member's Ticket for 'Zingari Cricket Club' (Melbourne?), 1875/76. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 438:
Lot 438
'Royal Society of St George C.C. vs M.C.C. August 10th and 11th 1937' and written in ink below 'Winnipeg, Canada'. A silk bookmark with the title printed down its length with 'Winnipeg' coat of arms finial/pin badge attached to lower border. Previously sold by Christies in the M.C.C. Bicentenary auction as lot 775, 13th April 1987. G
Estimate: £40/60
The tour match in Winnipeg was drawn, with M.C.C. winning on first innings. George Newman of Middlesex completed a hat-trick in the Royal Society of St George second innings
Lot 439:
Lot 439 Lot 439
John Richard 'Jack' Mason. Kent & England 1893-1919. An original complete copy of 'The Football and Cricket Star' newspaper dated 27th July 1912 featuring a front page article on Mason and a photograph of Mason's wedding on page three. The newspaper in good/ very good condition. Also an original copy of 'The World' dated 3rd May 1910 with an article on Mason on page 751, and a further cricket article on page 767. Minor foxing and rusting to staples, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Sold with a book on J.R.Mason, 'Test of Time. Travels in Search of a Cricketing Legend', John Lazenby, London 2005. VG. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 440:
Lot 440
Frederick Russell 'Fred' Alexander. Middlesex 1951. A selection of press and candid photographs, dinner menus, scorecards, letters etc relating to Alexander's playing career in the 1950s, and later. Press photographs include one of Denis Compton in bowling action signed by Compton. Letters include from Marylebone C.C. offering Alexander an engagement as a professional player for the 1951 season, and another from Middlesex C.C.C. awarding him his Second XI cap in 1955 etc. Mixed condition, generally good
Estimate: £50/80
Alexander played only two first class matches, both for Middlesex in 1951. He also played for an England XI at Lord's in 1951 in a fill-up match after the Test match against South Africa finished early. He was better known as a footballer for Queen's Park Rangers and Charlton Athletic
Lot 441:
Lot 441 Lot 441
Lillywhites playing cards. Complete deck of playing cards by De la Rue featuring a design incorporating five cameo photographs, assumed to be company directors, four superimposed on trees radiating out from a central tree stump over which the fifth cameo is superimposed. Four figures named as 'Dunstable', 'Houghton Regis', 'Luton', and 'Leagrave'. The cards unopened in original cellophane wrapper. Box tab detached, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a complete deck of cards by Chas. Goodall & Sons produced for the 1934 England v Australia Ashes series, this being the England version of blue cards with lion and cricketer emblems. In original box. Wear to cards and box
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 442:
Lot 442
'Top Trumps' trade cards 1980. Four sets in original plastic containers. Series are 'World Cricketers' (three sets) and 'County Cricketers'. Sold with an unopened set of 'Ace Sporting Aces. Mike Brearley's Batting Aces', and a full set of fifty 'Butter 'em up. It's only natural' international cricketers cards. G/VG. Qty 6
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 443:
Lot 443
'A Gentlemen's XI v A Players' XI' card game c1900. A set of one hundred and eight playing cards featuring eleven 'Gentlemen' players, Grace, Hewett, McGregor, Newham, O'Brien, Patterson, Radcliffe, Read, Shuter, Stoddart and Woods, and eleven 'Players', Abel, Attewell, Bean, Briggs, Gunn, Hearne, Lohmann, Peel, Read, Shrewsbury and Ulyett. The remainder are 'decision' cards comprising 'Stumped' (Qty 1), 'Hit Wicket' (1), 'Leg Before Wicket' (2), 'Run Out', (3), Caught (4), Bowled (5), etc. Lacking original box and instructions. Appears to be complete. G
Estimate: £80/120
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Kenneth McAlpine. Kent 1885-1886. Blue scrap album relating to McAlpine's cricket and military career comprising press cuttings from 1882 to 1891, possibly collected by McAlpine. The album includes original scorecards for Household Brigade v Band of Brothers, Chelsea Hospital, 13th June 1891, M.C.C. and Ground v Edgbaston Club, Lord's, 24th-25th August 1885, and v Hertfordshire, Lord's, 20th-21st August 1886, Kent 2nd XI v Middlesex 2nd XI, Tonbridge, 19th-20th August 1896. Cuttings report on matches in which McAlpine played for Mote Park, Old Hayleyburians, Band of Brothers etc. Wear to the album, contents in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
McAlpine played three first class matches for Kent in 1885-1886. A great supporter of Kent cricket, he was President of the county Club in 1922
Lot 445:
Lot 445
Cricket ephemera 1930s-1990s. Two large boxes comprising an interesting and varied selection of mixed cricket ephemera including official and unofficial tour guides, club histories, player biographies, modern trade cards, a good selection of Australia and New Zealand cricket magazines etc. Tour guides include 'England v Australia 1930', Lord's and Oval Annual. 'Cricket Tourists Annual 1937 New Zealand', The Cheriton Press. 'All India Cricket Tour of England 1946', edited by A.W. Simpson. 'Cricketers from New Zealand', Playfair 1949. 'England v New Zealand 1930-1949', Findon. 'M.C.C. Tour of Australia 1954-55', Australian Broadcasting Commission. 'The Lifebuoy Book of the Test Series, England v Australia 1962-63' etc. Also includes a John Edrich 'Century of Centuries' souvenir scorecard, signed by Edrich. G
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 446:
Lot 446
Don Bradman 1930. Rare and original 78 rpm vinyl 'Columbia Gramaphone Co' record with recording by Bradman entitled 'How It's Done- A Friendly Chat by Don Bradman of the Australian Cricket XI. 1930' and two piano solos 'Old Fashioned Locket' and 'Old Bungalow of Dreams' both by Don Bradman. In card sleeve. G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 447:
Lot 447
A selection of commemorative handkerchieves, scarves, flags, signed menu etc. Contents comprise a silk menu in the form of a scroll with wooden handles and gold tassels, produced for the Inaugural Dinner held at the Taj Bengal, Calcutta, 11th February 1996, World Cup 1996, signed by all fourteen members of the New Zealand squad. Signatures include Germon (Captain), Cairns, Patel, Fleming, Harris, Astle, Spearman, Parore etc. Handkerchieves include Jim Laker's nineteen wickets in the 1956 Old Trafford Test, Geoff Boycott's century of centuries etc. Head scarves include 'Jacqmar Sketch-book at Lord's', England v India 1986, 'Test Match of the Century', England v Australia at Headingley, 1981, Women's Cricket Association of India etc. Also a small silk handkerchief produced for the 'Centenary of South African Test and International Cricket' 1989 Centenary Banquet, 8th March 1989 etc. Qty 13. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
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Embroidered cricket signatures. A rectangular silk table cloth comprising approx. two hundred signatures of international Test and County players, each signature embroidered in the colours of the country or county the player represented. Signatures include Hobbs, Peebles, Jenkins, Geary, W. Edrich, Bowes, Lindwall, Brown, Hendren, Gimblett, Warner, Chester, Eagar, Levett, Hammond, D. Compton, Headley, Harvey, Fishlock etc. Probably produced in the 1950s. 30"x19". Sold with two triangular cotton cloths. One embroidered with an outline map of Australia surrounded by twelve signatures of the Australian team, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australian cricket emblem and five states with a kangaroo to each corner. Signatures include Johnston, Noblet, Miller, Morris, Lindwall, Loxton, McCool etc. Sold with a similar cloth showing a map of Australia with fourteen signatures, South Africa with thirteen signatures, New Zealand with seven signatures, and England with eleven signatures. Embroidered emblem to lower corner of a kangaroo and inscription 'South Africa 1949-50'. Qty 3. Minor foxing/rust marks otherwise in good condition. Unusual
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 449:
Lot 449
'W.G. Grace. Champion Cricketer of the World'. Large cotton handkerchief commemorating a Century of Centuries by Grace. The handkerchief has a central portrait of Grace three quarter length in cricket attire holding a cricket bat, with biography and record of each individual score and opponents to outer border. Decorated with cricket bats and balls in a floral outer border. Produced in 1895 the handkerchief is printed in black print. Some rust stains, otherwise in good condition with the image strong. 23"x23"
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 450:
Lot 450
South Australian Cricket Association large official flag in red, yellow and blue with cricket ball, stumps and 'piping shrike' bird emblem to centre, and initials 'SACA'. The flag by 'The Flag Centre', Wayville, Adelaide. Approx. 76"x36". VG
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 451:
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Cricket games, jigsaws etc. Two large boxes of mainly modern cricket jigsaws. Subjects include village cricket scenes, notable cricketers Don Bradman and Geoff Boycott etc. Some boxes unopened in original sealed wrapping. Contents unchecked, appear complete. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 452:
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Cricket games, novelties etc. Two large boxes comprising a miscellany of cricket games, puzzles, a Test Match Special radio, keyrings, mugs, bottles openers, biscuits, chocolates, notepads, nail clippers, fan, cricket ball ice bucket etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 453:
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Cricket & sporting games and puzzles, early/ mid 20th century . Box comprising a selection of approximately ten cricket board and table games, and one rugby. Games include 'The "Excelsior" Table-Cricket', 'Cricket at Lord's', 'Test Cricket' (both Chad Valley), 'International Cricket' Godfrey Evans Games Ltd, 'Stumpz' Thos. de La Rue & Co. Ltd., 'Run-it-out or Card Cricket' Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games, 'Scrumdown, The Great Rugby Football Game of Skill' N.P. Gibson & Sons Ltd etc. Uncertain whether all games are complete, a couple entirely lacking contents. Boxes in mixed condition
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 454:
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Subbuteo Table Cricket. Large box containing two editions of Subbuteo Table Cricket, one 'Season 1964' (lacking one stump, bails and ball, the other a 'Club Edition', 1970s. Sold with a selection of original accessories, some in original boxes, including a cloth playing surface, sight screen, three sets of fielders etc. Some wear to the earlier box, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 455:
Lot 455
Cricket jigsaws 1950s. Five sets of 'The Berwick Series of autographed Jig Saw Puzzles of Famous Cricketers'. Don Bradman , No.1, Denis Compton, No.2, and Len Hutton No.3 (three sets). With original boxes, some wear. Odd missing pieces to one Len Hutton jigsaw, others appear complete. Boxes in mixed condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 456:
Lot 456
'The Berwick Series of autographed Jig Saw Puzzles of Famous Cricketers'. Set of four jigsaws, Don Bradman , No.1, Denis Compton, No.2, and Len Hutton No.3, and Bill Edrich No.4. With original boxes, some wear. Contents appear complete. Some wear to boxes. Qty 4
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 457:
Lot 457
Box of assorted cricket novelties and souvenirs. An interesting large and very varied selection including beer mats, coasters, beer pump badges/ clips, edible cake decorations, cloth badges, figurines, key hanger, clock, confectionary, condiment set etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 458:
Lot 458
William Eric Russell. Middlesex & England 1956-1972. Official Middlesex County Cricket Club Player's Handbook and Itinerary booklet for the 1957 season. This was Russell's own copy, with annotations throughout in pencil and ink including scores made by Russell in matches in which he played. Rusting to staples, minor wear to covers, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official Middlesex C.C.C. fixture card for 1956. G
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 459:
'Dinner to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Victory Test Matches'. Official menu card for the Dinner held at Lord's on the 3rd July 1985. The inside 'Menu' and 'Wines' page signed by twenty nine of the guests including many who played in the Victory Tests. Signatures include Hutton, Gover, Edrich, Allen, Mann, Pope, Fishlock, Hassett, Keith Miller, Sismey, Stanford, Ellis etc. The menu split into two parts for display, window mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 13"x18". G/VG. Previously sold as lot 273 in Phillips auction of October 1998
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 460:
Signed menus. Green album comprising ten menus, all signed by one or more attendees. Menus are for dinners given by Barclays Bank (Maidstone District) 1983, Cricket Club Conference 1999, Dimanchian and United Pilots Cricket Clubs 1980, England Cricket Club Inaugural Dinner 1997, Pembury Cricket Club 1992, 1994 and 1996 etc. Signatures include Dennis Lillee, Henry Blofeld, Graham Johnson, Bill Frindall, Ken Cranston, George Mann, Hubert Doggart, Paul Allott, Norman Cowans, Graeme Fowler, Tom Graveney, Derek Randall etc. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 461:
Lot 461
International and county cricketers 1900s-1990s. Folder comprising an eclectic collection of over six hundred signatures of international and county cricketers. The signatures in ink and pencil on cards, sheets, album pages, the odd photograph etc. Earlier examples include a good signature in ink of W.F. Lord (Middlesex 1919, 2 matches), Alf Gover, Colin Cowdrey, Bill Edrich, Roy Tattersall, Gubby Allen, John Shepherd, David Sheppard, Alec and Eric Bedser, Richie Benaud, Doug Insole, Ken Suttle, Leo Harrison, Peter May, Tom Graveney, Doug Wright, Ted Dexter, Fred Trueman, Denis Compton, Len Hutton, Frank Tyson, Cyril Washbrook etc. Some duplication. G
Estimate: £100/150
Lot 462:
Lot 462 Lot 462
David Mark Smith. Surrey, Sussex, Worcestershire & England 1973-1994. England tour to West Indies 1986. Handwritten batting order in Captain David Gower's own hand on official M.C.C. tour letterhead for the first Test v West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, 21st-23rd February 1986. To verso, handwritten annotation and signature 'My 1st Test. Best Wishes, David Smith'. Originally sold by Knights in the David Smith Testimonial Year auction, 1994, as lot 39, a copy of the original auction catalogue is included in this lot. Creasing and folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Smith played both his two Test appearances for England on the 1986 tour to West Indies
Lot 463:
Lot 463
Thomas 'Tom' Richardson. Surrey, Somerset, London County & England 1892-1905. Excellent ink signature of Richardson on small page laid down to album page. G
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 464:
Lot 464
William 'Bill' Brockwell. Surrey, London County & England 1886-1903. Excellent ink signature of Brockwell on small page laid down to album page. G
Estimate: £70/100
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Lot 465
William Albert Stanley 'Bert' Oldfield. New South Wales & Australia 1919-1938. A 'W.A. (Bert) Oldfield Pty. Ltd.' business card with handwritten message in ink to verso in Oldfield's hand and signed 'Bert'. Dated 7th August 1970. Sold with three small white cards signed by Australian Test cricketers, Ernie McCormick, Neil Hawke and Geoff Dymock. Qty 4. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 466:
Lot 466
Sussex C.C.C. Original title page from the Jubilee edition of the Sussex Official Guide nicely signed in ink by twenty Sussex players. Signatures include Martin, Melville, Bowley, Nawab of Pataudi, Perks, Cox, Tate, James Langridge, Quaife, W.L. Cornford, J.H. Cornford, Parks etc. Rough tear to left edge, vertical and horiztonal folds, adhesive mark to verso, otherwise in good condition. Nice signatures
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 467:
Lot 467
George Francis Hearne. Marylebone Cricket Club 1882. Handwritten single page letter in ink on M.C.C. Lord's Cricket Ground letterhead, dated 4th June 1894. The letter to C.H. [Charles Henry] Hulls (Somerset 1885, 1 match) enquiring about his availability for matches to be played in June 1894. Nicely signed George F. Hearne. Horizontal folds, pin holes to top corner, laid down to left edge, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a further letter dated 22nd July 1881 to Hulls from W.S.M. Goodenough, Hon. Sec., requesting his availability to play for 'L.C.C.' at the Clifton Club, Bath on 2nd August, and to the verso, further handwritten fixtures at Knole Park and Bath. Horizontal and vertical folds, adhesive mark to verso, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/80
George F. Hearne was a member of the notable Hearne cricketing family. He served for many years as M.C.C. pavilion clerk. 'L.C.C.' appears to be Lansdown Cricket Club who play to this day at Combe Park, Bath
Lot 468:
Lot 468
F.S. Ashley-Cooper. Cricket writer. Handwritten card in ink from Ashley-Cooper regarding the purchase of some books. 'The prices you mention seem reasonable - if one really desires the books that is. You would be asked much more by the publishers'. Signed 'F.S.H.' and dated 21st July 1928. G
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 469:
Lot 469
John Daniell. Somerset & Cambridge University 1898-1927. Single page handwritten letter in ink on Somerset C.C.C. official letterhead, dated 15th October 1955. Writing in his capacity as Hon. Secretary, Daniell is replying to an enquiry as to whether he has any connections with Somerset rugby. 'I have nothing at all to do with Rugby Football in Somerset... As a matter of fact the whole of West Country football is at the lowest ebb it has been for years, very slow, quite unintelligent & not a single personality'. Nicely signed John Daniell. Adhesive mark to verso, folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Daniell captained Somerset 1908-1912 and 1919-1926. An excellent rugby player he captained England in 1900, 1902 and 1904 and later became President of the Rugby Football Union
Lot 470:
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Dennis Victor Dyer. Natal & South Africa 1939-1949. Three page handwritten letter in ink from Dyer to John Arlott, dated 14th June 1948. Dyer writes to thank Arlott for a complimentary copy of Arlott's recently published book, 'Gone to the Cricket'. He looks forward to seeing Arlott on the forthcoming M.C.C. tour to South Africa, admires Denis Compton's innings of 154no at Trent Bridge against Australia, 'What a truly great player he is... Please give my kindest regards to our "pain in the neck" but at the same time grand fellows Bill Edrich & Denis Compton, & also to Norman Yardley, Len Hutton & the rest of the lads doing battle for England just now'. He closes with a short rhyme. Nicely signed by Dyer. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
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Lot 471
Thomas Godfrey Evans. Kent & England 1939-1967. Two page handwritten letter in ink written on airmail paper, undated from Evans to John Arlott. Evans is replying to Arlott's request 'for information on my early life' and describes his boxing career and interest in horse riding. Regarding boxing Evans states, 'As you know I had 3 fights and I can only remember the name of two (2) of the opponents D.M. Smith and Abby Boyes - Abby Boyes was the second fight at Plumstead Baths the other two were on Herne Bay Pier. The 1st two were KO's in the 2nd round with the old "one two" straight left followed by right cross to the jaw. My tactics were always to let the opposition come in; get a little to [sic] confident & then counter with the one two when they were unprepared, so no fight really finished in 12 seconds'. Regarding horses, 'The name of the horse I rode the day I had to chase back to kennels was "Jack Tar" - my dress was riding boots, brown corduroy britches, riding jacket and cap. NOT the scarlet jackets that the huntsmen wear'. Signed 'Godfrey. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Lot 472 Lot 472
Henry Edgar Grace, son of W.G. Grace. Two page handwritten letter in ink to 'Dear "Dick Bell"' dated 20th April [1930]. Grace thanks the correspondent for 'your kind and sympathetic letter' following the death of his mother, Agnes. He reports on the improving health of his brother, Charlie (Charles Butler Grace, London County 1900), 'we nearly lost him and all his family. I am glad to say they are all on the mend now'. He continues, 'I was promoted to Vice-Admiral on April 1st and placed on the retired list the next day as there are not enough appointments to go round' and enquires as to whether there may be any suitable appointments available. He closes by describing how 'Our middle girl, Gladys, had a miraculous escape when she crashed from over 2000 feet last month... [she] was allowed out of bed for a few minutes today for the first time... a fracture across her forehead and a badly sprained ankle were her only injuries'. Signed 'H. Edgar Grace'. G
Estimate: £60/90
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George Herbert Hirst. Yorkshire 1891-1929. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Hirst to 'Jack' [Lees]. The letter dated 31st December 1947 with original envelope. 'It is nice to hear that Rawdon did so well and I trust that you had a good share in that fine record. I should like to meet again your dad and other friends who were always so kind to me but age and distance says no with thanks... Mrs Hirst and myself keep fair and live a good life. I saw a lot of County and Club cricket. We are pretty good in young batters but I am not so sure about our bowling so you must find us a bowler or two. Rawdon found in Hedley [Verity] one of the best bowlers of all time. I wish you could do this again'. Signed 'G.H. Hirst'. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Jack Lees was a member of Rawden C.C. for some 75 years as a player, secretary, treasurer and President. Notable Yorkshire players who began their careers at the club include Brian Stott, Hedley Verity and Brian Close. Hirst visited regularly to give coaching
Lot 474:
Lot 474
Ikram Elahi. Sind, East Pakistan & Karachi 1953-1970. Single page typed aerogramme letter to John Arlott, undated but probably early 1960s. Elahi is writing to thank Arlott for his support in getting a position as professional at Rishton C.C. in the Lancashire League. Nicely signed in ink by Elahi. G
Estimate: £30/50
Ikram Elahi was a member of the 1954 Pakistan touring party to England and 1957/58 to West Indies but played in no Tests. He played in the Lancashire League 1962-1967, but not for Rishton
Lot 475:
Lot 475
Alan Falconer Kippax. New South Wales & Australia 1918-1936. Single page handwritten letter in ink dated 7th June 1934 on Langham Hotel, London letterhead while on the 1934 tour to England. Kippax is replying to a request for autographs of the Australia players, 'but as it is rather difficult to find them all together you must forgive me for not sending the lot. Nicely signed 'Alan Kippax'. G
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 476:
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Pelham Francis Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1920. Early four page handwritten letter in ink dated 'Wednesday' (probably 30th November 1898), to 'Dear Hutchinson'. Warner is writing a few days before departing for Lord Hawke's tour to South Africa in 1898/99, and opens by complaining about the condition of some recently returned photographs, 'several of them have dirty spots on the picture and in many instances the photo has been folded up and marked off in a manner which makes it almost worthless for sticking into a scrap book or framing. Do please ask them to be more careful with the South African photos'. He continues by asking for a copy of 'the "Windsor" for Jany 1899' to be sent to him in Cape Town and offers to send some photographs 'and about 1500 words about the middle of Feb... It might then get into the March number'. Nicely signed 'Pelham F. Warner'. In a side note Warner states, 'By the way - my initials are P.F. not F.P.'. Two ink blots to the first page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/180
The touring party led by Lord Hawke sailed from Southampton on 3rd December 1898 for the tour on which two Test matches were played. Warner making his Test debut scored 132no in England's second innings of the first Test at Johannesburg to help them to a 32 run victory. A victory by 210 runs in the second Test at Cape Town clinched the series 2-0
Lot 477:
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Canon John Henry Parsons. Warwickshire, Europeans & M.C.C. 1910-1934. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Parsons to John Arlott, dated 10th March 1959. The subject of the letter relates to 'Gubby Allen's remarks re. "throwing" or "jerkying". I do hope you agree that the fundamental wrong is this dragging of the back foot. I believe there is to be a meeting at Lord's on Tuesday 17th March of the Advisory County Cricket Committee. What about you having a crack at this business in the Observer on Sunday next- Could you get me letter published'. Signed 'Jack Parsons'. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
The controversy of dubious bowling actions was an issue in the 1958/59 M.C.C. tour to Australia where Australian bowlers Rorke and Meckiff, and the occasional spinner Jim Burke were considered chief offenders, with Tony Lock's action also under suspicion. Famously Ian Meckiff's Test career ended in 1963 when he was no-balled four times in the only over he bowled for Australia against South Africa. Gubby Allen and Don Bradman locked horns over the issue in 1960
Lot 478:
Lot 478
Glamorgan C.C.C. 1947-1997. A selection of ten letters and signed compliment slips relating to Glamorgan cricket. Letters include two to John Arlott from and signed by Wilf Wooller, one in which Wooller congratulates Arlott on his appointment to The Observer newspaper and unrest at the Club in 1958. Other letters are from George Davies to Arlott, Don Shepherd, Allan Watkins etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Lot 479
Gloucestershire C.C.C. 1961-2005. Six letters relating to Gloucestershire cricket, two written to John Arlott. Correspondents are Dennis A'Court, Arthur Milton (two letters), Tony Brown (three letters) and David Allen. G
Estimate: £30/40
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Lot 480
Hampshire C.C.C. 1960-1973. Three letters relating to Hampshire cricket, two written to John Arlott. Correspondents are Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, Henry Horton and Desmond Eagar. G
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 481
Kent C.C.C. 1956-2005. Ten letters relating to Kent cricket. Correspondents include Mike Denness, Alan Brown, Godfrey Bryan, Alan Igglesden, John Shepherd, Tony Woollett, James Allan etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
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Colin Cowdrey and Brian Luckhurst. Kent C.C.C. Two letters from Colin Cowdrey and one on his behalf signed by his wife Penny, regarding a book signing. Also three letters signed by Luckhurst, one relating to his Benefit in 1973. Qty 6. G
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 483
Leslie Ethelbert George Ames. Kent & England 1926-1951. Three letters on Kent C.C.C. letterhead each nicely signed in ink by Ames in his capacity as Secretary/ Manager. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
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Lot 484
Lancashire and Yorkshire C.C.C. 1958-2003. Seven letters relating to Lancashire and Yorkshire cricket. Correspondents include Len Hopwood and Ken Cranston of Lancashire, William Worsley, Vic Wilson etc of Yorkshire. G
Estimate: £30/40
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Lot 485
Middlesex C.C.C. 1951-2005. Seven letters etc relating to Middlesex cricket. Correspondents are Harry Sharp (to John Arlott), John Warr, John Dewes, Henry Lee and George Mann. Also includes two signed pages on Harold W. Dalton letterhead, masseur to Essex C.C.C. each recording treatment given to Middlesex players Dennis Compton, 'Treatment to right arthritic knee and poisoned large toe Left', and Jim Sims, 'Treatment to right bowling shoulder which diagnosed showed arthritis and fibrositis', both very nicely signed in ink by the respective player during the Essex v Middlesex match at Colchester, 11th-13th July 1951. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Harold 'Woozer' Dalton also served as masseur on M.C.C. tours including the Ashes series of 1954/55
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Lot 486
Jock Livingston and George Tribe. Northamptonshire 1954 & 1956. Two single page handwritten letters. One written from Jock Livingston to John Arlott, dated 25th August 1954, in which Livingston thanks Arlott for an article he has written. He also comments on the forthcoming Test series in Australia which he says 'would seem to be open. Bedser at his top could be the decisive factor. McConnon, Appleyard and Wardle may just be stock bowlers, whilst I am prepared to forecast Bailey as a flop. Aussie chances depend largely on Harvey & Lindwall. The letter from Tribe dated 16th August 1956 is to Les Gutteridge enclosing 'a little handbook' produced for Tribe's testimonial fund. Both letters signed. G
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 487
Sussex C.C.C. 1950s-2010s. Ten handwritten and typed letters relating to Sussex cricket. Correspondents include David Sheppard, Billy Griffith, John Langridge, Ian Thomson, Duke of Norfolk (Arundel), Jack Mercer, Don Smith etc. All letters signed by the correspondent. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Lot 488
Warwickshire C.C.C. 1950s-1990. Four handwritten and typed letters relating to Warwickshire cricket. Correspondents are Eric Hollies and Jack Bannister, both to John Arlott, Dennis Amiss and Tom Dollery. All letters signed by the correspondent. G
Estimate: £30/50
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Bert Sutcliffe. Auckland, Northern Districts, Otago & New Zealand 1941-1966. Four page handwritten letter in ink, dated 6th May 1957, with original envelope. Writing from his home in Dunedin to a friend in Sussex, Sutcliffe discusses England's victory over Australia in the 1956 Ashes series and New Zealand's forthcoming tour to England in 1958, 'you gave the Aussies the works in no uncertain manner and we hope you don't treat us as badly. We will have quite a good side to send over although by most standards it will be old... There will be a smattering of youth, but they will have to fight hard for places'. Regarding Australia 'We did fairly well against the Aussies even though we lost the last "Test". They have a good side to go to S. Africa'. He looks forward to the imminent visit of the West Indies to England, '[they] have started well & will, I feel sure, draw good crowds. They should be well received after the Aussies. I hope we get as good a reception as the W. Indies team'. He looks forward to playing 'in front of big appreciative crowds again after some of the rough heckling we get even here & some of the shocking reporting'. A good interesting letter, nicely signed by Sutcliffe. G
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 490:
Lot 490
Richard Everard Webster, 1st Viscount Alverstone 1842-1915. Single page handwritten letter dated 15th November 1913. Alverstone is writing about Samuel Dakin (Nottinghamshire 1845, one match) '[who] was the Charterhouse professional for about 15 years. He coached the XI in my day and was a very good teacher. His favourite expression was "put the bat agin the ball". He was a good slow bowler'. Nicely signed 'Alverstone'. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Viscount Alverstone was a barrister, politician and judge who served as President of Surrey C.C.C. from 1895 until his death in 1915, and of the M.C.C. in 1903. Samuel Dakin played 45 first-class matches 1840-1855 for a number of clubs including M.C.C., Manchester C.C., North, Midland Counties, West etc
Lot 491:
Lot 491 Lot 491
Australian cricket 1961-2005. A selection of five handwritten and typed letters from Australian cricketers. Two are from Richie Benaud, including an interesting two page typed letter written in 1992 in which Benaud discusses the 'Front Foot Law', 'the most nonsensical piece of legislation ever perpetrated on the game of cricket... enacted in the very early 1960s without administrators giving any thought to the very long term effects... The law-makers set out 30 years ago to catch half a dozen transgressors who delivered the ball after a long drag of the back foot... In addition, it makes the task of the bowling end umpire extremely difficult'. Benaud's other letter relates to the 2005 Ashes series, 'the best English summer on which I have worked since starting with BBC in 1963'. Other correspondents are Jack Fingleton, Barry Jarman and Ian Johnson. Odd faults, otherwise good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 492:
Lot 492
John Arlott. Two typed letters signed in ink by Arlott, one on British Broadcasting Corporation letterhead dated 18th October 1950 written prior to the 1950/51 tour to West Indies, the other on 'The Guardian' letterhead dated 4th May 1989. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 493:
Lot 493
Frederick Charles Weaver. Gloucestershire 1897-1909 (five matches). Single page handwritten letter on Lloyds Bank Limited, Bournemouth letterhead, dated 28th December 1927. Contents relate to Weaver's recollection of the correspondent's husband having been at school in Dulwich 'and played for Surrey?'. The letter has been laid down to an album page comprising press cuttings, some cricket related. Folds and wear to the letter
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 494:
Lot 494
South Australia Cricket Association 1960s/1970s. Fifteen original South Australian Cricket Association application forms for membership to the Association. Each form has been signed in ink by a proposer and a seconder, some signatures being of notable Australian cricketers. Signatures include Tim Wall, Geoff Noblet, Les Favell, Don Bradman, Gil Langley etc. Sold with thirteen 'Sydney Radio Taxi Co-op' official receipts issued to members of the South Australia cricket team during the course of the Sheffield Shield match, New South Wales v South Australia, 24th-28th November 1972, each signed by the player. Signatures include Ian Chappell, Greg Chappell, Ashley Mallet, Terry Jenner, Ashley Woodcock etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Cricket Christmas cards. An M.C.C. official Christmas card for the England tour to Australia 1982/83. Signed by seventeen members of the M.C.C. touring party. Players' signatures include Willis (Captain), Hemmings, Taylor, Cook, Miller, Fowler, Marks, Randall, Tavare, Lamb, Botham, Gower etc. Sold with a Melbourne Cricket Club Christmas card c1977 signed by ten former and current Australia players. Signatures include Simpson, Stackpole, Walters, Craig, Taber, Jarman, Burge, Malone etc. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 496:
Lot 496
Raymond Illingworth. Yorkshire, Leicestershire & England 1951-1983. Original UK driving licence issued to and signed by Illingworth for the period 2nd February 1977 to 7th June 2002. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 497:
Lot 497
John Harry Hampshire. Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire & England 1961-1983. Original order of service for the marriage of John Hampshire to Miss J.A. Jennings held at St. Alban's Church, Wickersley, Rotherham, 5th September 1964. Signed in ink to the rear cover by seven Yorkshire players including Hampshire, Doug Padgett, Tony Nicholson, Ray Illingworth, Don Wilson, Mel Ryan and Richard Hutton. Some signatures affected by later jottings. G
Estimate: £30/40
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Charles Henry Palmer. Worcestershire, Leicestershire, Europeans & England 1938-1959. M.C.C. Tours. Original R.M.M.V. Durban Castle 'Programme of the Durban Derby Race Meeting' held on 15th October 1948. Also two R.M.M.V. Stirling Castle 'First Class Programme of Sports and Entertainments' held on both the outward and homeward voyages for the M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1948/49, and an original ticket for the 'Pirates Cricket Club Annual Ball' held at the Hotel Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, 8th January 1949. All four items from the 1948/49 M.C.C. tour to South Africa, each signed in ink by Palmer. Pin holes to one programme, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a further ticket for the Pirates Club Ball signed to verso by nine attendees including Hutton, Mann, Simpson, Young, Compton, John Arlott etc. Tape repair to perforation, adhesive marks to front. Also an 'Orient Line "Orsova" Calendar' itinerary for the M.C.C. tour to Australia 15th September to 15th October 1954, and two passenger lists for the Union-Castle Line R.M.S. Edinburgh Castle for the M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1956/57, and the P&O R.M.S. Himalaya for the Australia tour to England 1956. G. Qty 8
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 499:
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West Indies 1953-1963. A selection of official tickets for matches played in West Indies and England. Tickets include a Kingston Cricket Club 'Temporary' membership card for the 1953/54 season when M.C.C. were touring. Issued to E. George Wolfe, signed by Ernest A Rae, Honorary Secretary. Sold with two admission passes to the Pavilion at Kingston Cricket Club issued to Wolfe and his wife. Also an original ticket for the first day of the first Test v West Indies, Edgbaston, 30th May 1957, two original match tickets to Lord's for the fifth day of the second Test v West Indies, 25th June 1957, original ticket for England v West Indies, Headingley 27th July 1963, and a ticket for Lance Gibb's Benefit Match, Garry Sobers' XI v Wesley Hall's XI at Whitburn C.C. ground, 1st August 1962. Qty 7. G
Estimate: £30/50
Ernest Rae (Jamaica 1924-1936) played twenty nine first class matches. His son, Allan Rae captained Jamaica in the two matches v M.C.C. leading up to the first Test of the 1953/54 tour. E. George Wolfe was a collector, and brother-in-law of Sir Julian Cahn
Lot 500:
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Pelham Francis Warner. Original handwritten menu for the Excelsior Hotel, Naples, dated 4th April 1912, this being Warner's personal copy. Twelve signatures to verso in ink including Warner and his wife, Agnes, the remainder non-cricketers. Some ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Warner was on the return journey from the 1911/12 tour to Australia, stopping off in Naples en route
Lot 501:
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George Oswald Browning 'Gubby' Allen. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1921-1950. 'The Badminton' diary for 1930, being the personal copy of Gubby Allen with his name and return address written in ink to the first page in Allen's own hand. Pencil and ink entries throughout record Allen's golf, squash, dinners engagements, also first class, M.C.C. and Eton Ramblers cricket matches in which he played. The entries for 27th June to 1st July record the second Test v Australia at Lord's in which Allen made his Test debut. Previously sold by T. Vennett-Smith in March 1997 as lot 1856. Some breaking to front internal hinge, minor wear to covers and spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
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Lot 502
M.C.C. tour to West Indies 1953/54. An original copy of 'The Jamaica Gleaner Cricket Souvenir' newspaper dated April 1954. Thirty two page special edition dedicated to cricket, signed to the photographs printed on page 3 by fifteen members of the M.C.C. touring party. Signatures include Hutton (Captain), Watson, Lock, Graveney, May, Wardle, Trueman, Suttle, Evans, Bailey, Compton, Moss, Palmer, Spooner and Statham. Lacking the signature of Laker. Wear and some loss to front page, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a further selection of newspapers etc including 'Harpers Sports and Games Weekly', 8th February 1939 relating to sports business and commerce, 'Evening Standard' 20th August 1966, published on the third day of the final Test against West Indies with a colour feature on Sobers to the front page and further pictures and features to pages 8, 9 and 16 etc. Mixed condition
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 503:
Lot 503
Australia tour to England 1948. Small page fully signed in blue ink by all seventeen playing members of the Australia touring party and Bill Ferguson, baggage manager. Players signatures are Bradman, Miller, Hassett, Toshack, Ring, Johnston, Morris, Barnes, Harvey, Tallon, McCool, Johnson, Hamence, Lindwall, Saggers, Brown and Loxton. The page laid down to album page, the signatures somewhat cramped. Small section clipped to top edge, not affecting the signatures. Horizontal fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
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Lot 504
Essex C.C.C. 1939-1993. A selection of pages, official and unofficial autograph sheets for the period. Pages include the 1946 Essex team signed in pencil by ten players, eleven signatures in ink on pieces laid down c1954/55, twelve signatures in ink of the 1959 team etc. Earlier signatures include Vigar, Heaven (only one match), Appleyard, Wade, Clark, Avery, Greensmith, Insole, Gibb, Preston, Bailey, Eastman etc. Approx. one hundred signatures in total. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Lot 505
Glamorgan C.C.C. c1960-2005. Page signed in ink by eight Glamorgan players c1960. Signatures include Parkhouse, D. Evans, Ward, A. Jones, Pressdee, Hedges, Watkins etc. Sold with three official autograph sheets for seasons 1974 and 2005 (two copies). G
Estimate: £20/30
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Lot 506
Kent C.C.C. 1937-1987. A selection of album pages and pages comprising signatures of Kent players for the period, the majority in ink, some on pieces laid down. Earlier signatures in ink include Pawson, Ames, Valentine, Levett, Wright, Evans, Ridgway, Fagg, Dovey, Woolley etc. Sixty four signatures in total. G
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 507
Leicestershire C.C.C. c1935-c1994. Album page signed in pencil by eight Leicestershire players c1935. Signatures are Astill, Watson, Smith, Corrall, Berry, Prentice, Edgson and Marlow. Sold with four official autograph sheets for seasons c1962, c1973, 1980 and c1994. Foxing to one autograph sheet, other odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 508
Middlesex C.C.C. 1939-c1975. A selection of album pages, pages, photograph cuttings etc of Middlesex signatures in ink and pencil. Earlier signatures include Mann, Hart, Robertson, Brown, Gray, Sims, D. Compton, Robins, W. Edrich, Routledge, Price, Dewes, L. Compton, Moss, Murray, Parfitt etc. Some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 509:
Lot 509
Northamptonshire C.C.C. 1949-1994. A selection of official and unofficial autograph sheets and pages comprising Northamptonshire signatures in ink for the period. Earlier signatures include Brown, Timms, Oldfield, Brookes, Davis, Fiddling, Barron, Broderick, Clarke, E. Davis, Garlick, Nutter, Tribe, Barrick, Allen, Manning etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 510:
Lot 510
Somerset C.C.C. c1935-c1960. Five album pages and pages signed in ink and pencil comprising Somerset signatures for the period. Earlier signatures include Case, Lee, Hazell, Mitchell-Innes, Wellard, Luckes, Meyer, Ingle, Buse, McRae, Paddy, Bennett, Gimblett, Stephenson, Tremlett, Rogers, Brocklehurst, Davey, Kitson etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 511:
Lot 511
Surrey C.C.C. c1930-1964. A selection of album pages, pages and official autograph sheets comprising Surrey signatures in ink and pencil for the period. Earlier signatures include Sandham, Barling, Strudwick, Garland-Wells, Holmes, Squires, Brooks, Parker, King, Lock, A. Bedser, May, Surridge, Fletcher, Barton, E. Bedser, Fishlock etc. Includes two official sheets headed 'County Champions 1952-1956', and a Daily Express card produced for Ken Barrington's Benefit year, 1964 with fifteen signatures. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 512
Yorkshire C.C.C. 1929. Two album pages with ten signatures in pencil on pieces laid down. Signatures include Percy Holmes and Frank Dennis of Yorkshire, Alex Bell, Denys Morkel, Jacobus Duminy, Jim Christy, Jock Cameron and Nummy Deane of South Africa, also two 'vets' Archie Maclaren and Walter Brearley of Lancashire. Tear to the Deane signature, the Cameron signature trimmed with small loss, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 513:
Lot 513
County signatures 1932. Eight album pages comprising signatures in ink and pencil of Kent players (3 signatures), Worcestershire (4), Lancashire (9), Middlesex (5), Nottinghamshire (10), Sussex (7), Sussex (3) etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 514:
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'Writers & Talkers' and 'Cricket Commentators' signatures. An album page laid down to larger page comprising twenty four signatures, the majority in ink, of cricket writers and journalists, three of the signatures (two on pieces laid down) are to the larger page. Signatures include Neville Cardus, John Arlott, Jim Swanton, Brian Johnston, R.C. Robertson-Glasgow, Crawford White, Ian Peebles, George Duckworth, Roy Webber, Ron Yeomans etc. Sold with a large album page comprising nine signatures in ink on pieces laid down entitled 'Cricket Commentators'. Signatures are Bernard Kerr, Bert Oldfield, Jim Swanton, Arthur Mailey, Rex Alston, Denzil Batchelor, John Arlott, Brian Johnston and Neville Cardus. G
Estimate: £50/80
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M.C.C. tour to India 1946/47. Six matching album pages, each nicely signed in ink one or two to a side by thirteen members of the M.C.C. touring party. Signatures are Len Hutton, Walter Hammond, Paul Gibb, Denis Compton, John Ikin, Bill Edrich, Norman Yardley, Joe Hardstaff jun, Richard Pollard, Cyril Washbrook, Bill Voce, James Langridge and Peter Smith. Sold with a further album page very nicely signed in ink by Len Hutton. Good signatures. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 516:
Lot 516 Lot 516
'Nottinghamshire C.C.C. XI 1948'. Mono real photograph plain back postcard of the Nottinghamshire team, sitting and standing in rows. The verso signed in ink by thirteen members of the Nottinghamshire team including Sime (Captain), Harris, Jepson, Simpson, Keeton, Hardstaff, Voce, Woodhead, Butler, Harvey, Stock etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 517:
Lot 517 Lot 517
W.G. Grace. An unusual original trade card depicting Grace on a shield shaped Union Flag emblem published by J. Baines of Manningham, Bradford c1890. Printed advertisment to verso, '£100 a year given in prizes. Buy Baines's Cricket and Word Competition Packets'. 2.5"x2.75". Rust marks and some wear, otherwise in generally good condition. Not previously seen by the auctioneer
Estimate: £30/50
J. Baines Ltd of Manningham, Bradford began producing collectors cards in 1887, specialising in rugby, football, golf and cricket
Lot 518:
Middlesex C.C.C. Seasons 1921-2000. Over seventy official scorecards for home matches played at Lord's in the period 1921-2000 for County Championship, Gillette Cup, John Player League, Nat West Bank Trophy matches etc. Scorecards include benefit and testimonial matches for H.R. Murrell 1922, H.W. Lee 1927, J. Durston 1929, Denis Compton 1957, Fred Titmus 1963, Ron Hooker 1968, Eric Russell 1969 etc. Printed and handwritten details, some folds and wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 519:
Lot 519
England v Australia 1953. Official silk scorecard produced to commemorate the 5th Test match played at the Oval in August 1953. England won the Test by 8 wickets. For England, Hutton made 82, Bailey 64 etc. Lock took 5-45, Laker 4-75 and Trueman 4-86. For Australia Lindwall made 62, Hassett 53 and Lindwall took 4-70, Johnston 3-94. England won the series 1-0 with all the other four Tests being drawn. Loosely mounted. Small stain, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official silk scorecard for England v Australia (20th match), Lord's 20th-25th June 1968 in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 520:
Lot 520
Australia tour of West Indies 1955. Official souvenir programme for the tour with cover title 'Australian Visit to Montego Bay June 4th to 9th'. Printed by Printers Ltd., Kingston, Jamaica. Light vertical crease, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 521:
Lot 521
First day covers 1981-2000. Green file comprising thirty two commemorative covers, some individually or multi-signed, some limited edition. Individually signed covers include Derek Underwood, Patron of The Primary Club 1999, Peter Moores (Sussex) Benefit Year 1998, Alan Igglesden (Kent) Testimonial 1998 (two copies), Tom Graveney (Worcestershire) 50th Anniversary 1st Class Debut 1998 etc. Muti-signed covers include '"Welcome Back South Africa" Centenary of South African Tours to England' 1994. Signatures include Peter Kirsten, Jonty Rhodes, Allan Donald, Hansie Cronje, Mike Proctor, Gary Kirsten etc. 'Centenary of Cricket Australia/ England 1877-1977' signed by the seventeen members of the Australian touring party etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 522:
Lot 522
Middlesex C.C.C. 1960s-1990s. Over eighty official match scorecards for Middlesex home matches, the majority played at Lord's, others at Uxbridge. Approximately thirty of the scorecards with original match tickets attached. Matches include tour matches against Pakistan 1962 and Australia 1972, County Championship, Gillette Cup, John Player League, benefits etc. Printed and handwritten scores. Sold with a further selection of scorecards for county matches, women's Test matches etc for the period 1940s-1990s. Also benefit brochures for John Murray 1966, Mike Smith 1976, John Emburey 1986, Graham Barlow 1984, Clive Radley, 1987 and Phil Tufnell 1999, the Barlow, Radley and Tufnell brochures each signed. G
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 523:
Lot 523
'One Hundred Years of Cricket at Old Trafford 1884-1984'. Official commemorative cover produced to commemorate the centenary of cricket at Old Trafford. The cover loose mounted to decorative mount and nicely signed by twenty eight Test cricketers. Signatures include Hutton, Trueman, A. Bedser, Statham, Dexter, Gooch, Hayes, Washbrook, Tattersall, Fletcher, Close, Amiss etc. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 524:
Lot 524
Signed Benefit and Testimonial brochures. Good selection of brochures, over twenty signed. Brochures include a tribute to the sports writer, Ron Roberts, who died in 1965. Twelve signatures in ink to the front cover including Denis Compton, Mervyn Kitchen, Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, Brian Langford, Peter Robinson, Roy Virgin etc. Signed benefit brochures include Jack Birkenshaw, Robin Hobbs, Johnny Wardle, Mike Smith, Vic Wilson, Derek Taylor, Peter Walker, George Tribe, Brian Close etc. Mixed condition, some water staining, generally good
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 525:
Lot 525
Modern flicker books. A selection of five flicker books, two Indian 'Coca Cola' books of Sourav Ganguly and Javagal Srinath, Gillette Australia Flicker book No 1 of Don Bradman and two copies of Gillette Australia Flicker book No 2 of Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 525a:
Lot 525a
'Cricket Memoirs and Records with Advice to Youths and Others'. Herbert Sutcliffe. Leeds c1928. Paper wrappers. Slight marking to rear cover, rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Lot 525b:
Kent Cricket Annuals 1933-1939. Three Annuals for 1933 (1st year of issue), 1936 (4th year) and 1939 (5th year) compiled by Sir Home Gordon. All with original covers. Rusting to staples to all three issues. The 1933 with some staining to front cover, light foxing/ wear to the covers of the 1936 and 1939, otherwise contents in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 525c:
'Eton v Harrow at Lords'. Edited by Sir Home Gordon. London 1926. Eton limited edition of 325 copies, this being number 164. Original decorative covers. Owner's name, 'W.H. Patterson 1926' handwritten in ink to verso of limitation page. Some wear to covers and fading to spine, internally in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
William Henry Patterson attended Harrow School and played in the drawn match v Eton at Lord's in 1877 having had his cricket kit stolen while travelling to Lord's by carriage. He subsequently played first class cricket for Oxford University and Kent 1880-1900, and was joint captain of Kent 1890-1893. He was later President of Kent C.C.C. and served on the M.C.C. committee
Lot 525d:
'Stoddy's Mission. The First Great Test Series 1894-1895'. David Frith. New South Wales 1994. Limited edition of 100 books produced, this being number 10, signed by Frith to the title page, and also with dedication to front endpaper. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 525e:
Lot 525e
Women's cricket. A selection of handbooks, tour brochure, reports etc. Items include a 'Programme of the Tour & Matches' for the first tour be the Australian women' team in 1937, and an official report on the tour, both published by the Women's Cricket Association. An official tour guide for the 1951 Australian women's tour to England. Two Women's Cricket Association magazines from 1958. Two English Women's Cricket Federation Official Handbooks for 1935 and 1937 etc. Owner's name 'R.W. Humphries' to some publications. Qty 9. G
Estimate: £30/50
Robina Winifred Humphries was a bowler who played cricket for Yorkshire. She is supposedly recorded as being the first women to take all ten wickets in an innings, for Dalton Ladies v Woodford C.C. in a match played at Huddersfield, however the auctioneer can no evidence to support this
Lot 525f:
Lot 525f
Cricket books. Box comprising eleven books, the majority hardbacks. Titles include 'That Test Match', Sir Home Gordon, London 1921. Handwritten inscription in ink to page facing half title page, 'With compliments of the author, H. Gordon'. Wear and ageing to blue cloth covers, otherwise in good condition. 'Overthrows', E.H.D. Sewell, London 1946. Original mono press photograph of Ranjitsinjhi walking out to bat for Sussex v Surrey 1908, laid down to inside front cover. Tear to original green cloth, otherwise in good condition. Sold with England v Australia Centenary Test 1880-1980 commemorative scorecards in original folder, also a small selection of magazines and programmes etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 525g:
Lot 525g
John McKenzie. Box comprising a collection of book catalogues including some early issues. Includes catalogues 3, 4 & 5, 15, 19, 23, 28, 30, 32, 35, 38-39, 42-43, 48-49, 51, 68-69, 72-83, 85-101, 103-106, 108-112, 114-124, 126-134, 172, 173 etc. Some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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'Shipwright's I Zingari Bouquet'. 'The Universities Toilet Club Calendar for 1890'. Small 72pp booklet calendar for 1890 featuring title to front cover superimposed on the black, red and gold colours of the I Zingari Cricket Club, with 'Universities Hat Company' colour emblem to rear cover. Contents include lists of dates for important events, university cricket matches, boat races, first class cricket matches, principal horse racing meetings etc, interspersed with advertising. Minor wear to spine, otherwise in very good condition. Unusual, not previously seen by the auctioneer
Estimate: £30/50
'Shipwright's I Zingari Bouquet' was a perfume for men made by T. Shipwright of London for The Universities Perfumery Company. Each bottle featured a label bearing the colours of I Zingari. The Universities Toilet Club had barber shops in Coventry Street and Glasshouse Street
Lot 525j:
Lot 525j
Kent County Cricket Club. The Canterbury Cricket Week 1842-1891: Its Origin, Career, and Jubilee. E. Milton Small. Printed for the Author by J.A.Jennings, Canterbury (1892). This is the second issue, having 2 additional pages (pp152-154) with the scores from the 1891 matches. Decorative printed paper wrappers. Ageing to wrappers with some foxing, wear and minor loss to edge, front cover becoming detached, loss of spine paper otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 525k:
Lot 525k
'The Cricket Quarterly' edited by Rowland Bowen. Complete run of the journal from January 1963 (first issue, two copies, one lacking wrappers) to Autumn 1966. Also an 'Index to The Cricket Quarterly 1963'. Ageing and wear, rusting to staples, worm damage to the first issue. Generally in fair to good condition. Qty 18
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 526:
Lot 526
Bryan Herbert Valentine. Kent, Cambridge University & England 1927-1948. Original mono press photograph of Valentine being applauded onto the pitch by spectators as he walks out to bat with Patsy Hendren. Date and location unknown but assumed to be 1930s. Signed to the photograph by Valentine. 10"x8". Minor creasing and a small tear to left edge, otherwise in good condition. A nice image
Estimate: £30/40
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Lot 527
Robert James Williams. Natal & South Africa 1930-1951. Mono postcard size press photograph of Williams, half length in tour blazer. Nicely signed in ink with dedication by Williams while on the South Africa tour to England, 1935. 4"x6". Pin holes to corners, small nick to top edge, otherwise a good image
Estimate: £25/35
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England v India 1946. Excellent original official mono photograph of the England team standing and seated in rows wearing cricket attire for the third Test, The Oval 17th-20th August 1946. Signed in ink to the photograph by all eleven players. Signatures are Hammond (Captain), Hutton, Washbrook, Fishlock, Compton, Hammond, Edrich, Langridge, Smith, Evans, Bedser and Gover. The photograph measures 19.5"x7.5", laid down to photographers mount, overall 16.25"x14.25". Some fading to signatures but all legible. Staining to mount, the photograph in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
The third and final Test of the series was drawn with no play possible on the final day. England won the series 1-0
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'Mr. Julien Cahn's Cricket Team Jamaica 1929'. Official sepia photograph of the touring party, seated and standing in rows in cricket attire and tour blazers. Nicely signed in black ink to the photograph by sixteen members of the party. Signatures include Cahn, Lord Tennyson, Dawson, Lilley, Shaw, Whysall, Iddon, Durtson, Astill etc. The photograph by 'Elliott Photo' with printed title to top border measures 9.5"x7.5". Laid to official photographer's mount, overall 15"x12". Minor wear to mount, the photograph and signatures in very good condition. Sold with a further official team photograph of Cahn's 1937 tour to Ceylon and Malaysia. 11.5"x7", laid to photographer's mount, overall 18"x14". Some creasing to mount, the photograph in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £70/100
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Australia 1950s/1960s. Four original mono photographs each signed by the featured player. Signed photographs are Richie Benaud in batting action for the Australians in the opening match of the 1961 tour v Worcestershire. Bill Lawry being run out by Jim Parks in the first Test, Trent Bridge 1964. Len Maddocks taking a catch to dismiss Sainsbury in the M.C.C. v Australians match 1956, and a youthful Ian Chappell in formal attire with Don Bradman and two others. 10"x8" and smaller. Pin holes to the Benaud photograph, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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Southern Test and county cricketers 1950s/1970s. Seventeen original mono press photographs of test and county cricketers, the majority in match action, each signed by the featured player. Signatures include Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie (Hampshire), David Shepherd, Tony Brown, Jim Parks, Hubert Doggart, Ted Dexter, Alan Oakman (Sussex), Don Smith, Ian Thomson (Gloucestershire), Les Ames, Fred Ridgway, Brian Luckhurst, Godfrey Evans, Colin Cowdrey (Kent), Mervyn Kitchen(Somerset) etc. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. Some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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South east Test and county cricketers 1940s/1980s. Eight original mono press photographs of test and county cricketers in match action, each signed to the photograph by the featured player. Signatures are Trevor Bailey, Derek Pringle (Essex), John Murray, Don Bennett (Middlesex), Arthur McIntyre, Micky Stewart, Arnold Long and John Edrich (Surrey). Also two further press photographs signed to verso of Syd Brown (Middlesex) and George Mann (Middlesex) being presented to King George VI. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. Qty 10. Also a signed letter from Micky Stewart dated 2003. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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Midlands and northern county cricketers 1930s/1990s. Twelve original mono and sepia press photographs of test and county cricketers in match action, each signed to the photograph by the featured player. Signatures are George Kemp-Welch (Warwickshire), Jimmy Binks, Fred Trueman, Chris Old (Yorkshire), David Capel, Kapil Dev (Northamptonshire), David Gower, Gordon Parsons (Leicestershire), Ken Higgs, Ken Cranston (Lancashire), Peter Richardson (Worcestershire) and Tom Graveney (Gloucestershire). Also two signed mono press photographs of Garry Sobers in the first Test, England v West Indies, Edgbaston 1957, and Clive Lloyd, West Indies v Pakistan, Prudential World Cup semi-final at The Oval, 1979. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. Qty 14. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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Frederick 'Fred' Ridgway. Kent & England 1946-1961. A good selection of over fifty mono press and candid photographs and postcards originally from Ridgway's personal collection from the Commonwealth tour to India and Ceylon 1950/51 and the M.C.C. tour to India, Pakistan and Ceylon 1951/52. Postcards include two of the P&O ship 'Chusan' both signed in ink to the photograph by Ridgway. Candid photographs feature members of the touring parties at airports, on excursions, playing matches, team photographs etc, four of which are signed by Ridgway. A number of photographs are annotated to the verso by Ridgway. Also includes thirteen mono press photographs of county matches featuring Ridgway 1940s/1950s. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. Sold with a Cricket Club of India greetings card featuring an aerial view of the Mumbai (Bombay) ground, signed in ink to the front by Ridgway. G
Estimate: £100/150
Ridgway played five Test matches for England, all of which were against India on the 1951/52 M.C.C. tour. The five match series was tied 1-1 with three matches drawn
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Australia c1902/1905 and 1940s. Mono press photograph of W.P. Howell standing three quarter length in a hotel room wearing a suit, standing over a suitcase belonging to Clem Hill on the 1902 or 1905 tour to England. 6"x4". Horizontal crease, otherwise a good image. Sold with a mono press photograph of four Australian cricketers in cricket attire standing with a lady on the 1948 tour to England. Players include Bradman, McCabe etc. Sold with a Christmas card signed by 'Stork' Hendry, and a souvenir fixture card for the 1946/47 M.C.C. tour to Australia. G
Estimate: £60/80
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William Howard Vincent 'Hopper' Levett. Kent & England 1930-1947. An excellent selection of over sixty original mono press photographs with some mono and colour candid photographs covering Levett's playing career and later years. Originally from Levett's personal collection. Images include an early mono photograph of Levett keeping wicket for the Public Schools XV vs Australians with H.L. Collins batting for the Australians in the tour match played at Lord's 11th-12th August 1926. The photograph by The Sport & General Press Agency is laid down to photographer's mount, overall 10"x12". Other Kent players featured include Freeman, Valentine, Woolley, Fagg etc, with matches played at Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Lord's, Hastings etc. Also includes two good images of Joe Vine (Sussex, London County & England) batting and bowling in the nets at Brighton College where he was cricket coach. Sold with a certificate presented to Levett by 'The People of Goudhurst' welcoming him home after the war in 1945. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
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England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval 1968. Original iconic mono press photograph from the Test where Derek Underwood took the wicket of John Inverarity, who had batted throughout the innings having opened and was out playing no shot to Underwood's famous inswinging 'arm ball' and was out LBW, this wicket won the Test for England and retained the Ashes. The photograph features all eleven England players appealing, the two batsman and the Umpire with arm raised. A wonderful image. Central Press photographs Ltd. 8.25"x6.25". VG
Estimate: £50/80
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Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Northamptonshire 1950s-1990s. An assortment of over forty original mono press photographs, postcards and the odd copy and colour photograph of county players. Twelve photographs of Warwickshire players including player portraits of M.D. Mencie, W.J. Stewart, N.F. Horner, A. Townsend, R.E. Hitchcock, G.H. Hill, J.G. Fox, R.G. Carter, W.B. Bridge, G.L. Benson etc. Five Worcestershire photographs including K.J. Aldrige, T.E. Davies, both by A.E. Wilkes, D. Slade, J.A. Standen, also a mono press photograph of Standen in bowling action. Twenty six Northamptonshire players. Portraits include a Wilkes photograph of M.H. Allen, also P. Arnold, D.W. Barrick, A. Lightfoot, B. Reynolds, M. Norman, G.E. Tribe, D. Brookes etc. Action shots feature W. Larkins, A.J. Lamb, N. Stanley etc. 10"x8" and smaller. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Surrey C.C.C. 1950s/1980s. Seventeen mono press photographs and mono and colour player postcards of Surrey players. Player postcards are T.H. Clark, D. Sydenham (signed by Sydenham), D. Gibson, R. Harman, G. Thorpe and A. Stewart. Action press photograph feature M.D. Willett, N. Sargeant, A.J. Murphy, M.J. Edwards, D.G.W. Fletcher, P.I. Pocock etc. Sold with an action shot of Russell of Middlesex fielding a shot against by Halfyard of Kent in 1959, Asif Iqbal and Alan Knott with other Kent players celebrating taking a wicket etc. 12"x10" and smaller. Qty 20. G
Estimate: £30/50
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Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire 1950s-1980s. A selection of player postcards and orignal mono press photographs. Five player postcards of Lancashire players, T. Greenhough, R.W. Barber, G. Clayton, P. Marner, K. Tebay and a mono press photograph of S. O'Shaughnesy. Nottinghamshire player postcards include M.J. Smedley, M.N.S. Taylor, both signed, T. Atkinson, G. Millman, L. Morris, R.T. Simpson etc, and a Wilkes postcard of M. Hill. Also a mono press photograph of Bruce French in wicketkeeping action. Leicestershire player postcards are J. Savage, J. Van Geloven, G. Lester, R.C. Smith, E.F. Phillips, B. Bosher, J. Cotton, L.R. Gardner and T.A. Chapman. Also a mono press photograph of Cotton in bowling action taking a hat trick against Surrey in 1965. Derbyshire player photographs include G.O. Dawkes, D.C. Morgan, H.L. Johnson, E. Smith, P.Eyre etc. Also two mono press photographs of Johnson in batting action and H. Rhodes bowling. 10"x8" and smaller. Qty 36. G
Estimate: £40/60
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South West counties 1960s-1990s. A selection of player postcards and mono press photographs of Gloucestershire (Qty 13), Hampshire (17), Glamorgan (12) and Somerset (7) county cricketers. Gloucestershire player photograph postcards are B.J. Meyer, D. Carpenter (two different, one by A. Wilkes), B.M. Green and J.B. Mortimore. Also eight mono press photographs of players in match action including M.J. Proctor, D.M. Green, J.B. Mortimore etc. Hampshire player portraits include M.D. Burden, B. Harrison, M. Heath, H.N. Barnard, D.O. Baldry. B. Harrison, M. Heath, P.J. Sainsbury, A. Wassell etc. Match action press photographs feature Sainsbury, Livinstone, White etc. Glamorgan player photographs include T.W. Cartwright, O.S. Wheatley, D.J. Ward, L.N. Devereux, F. Clarke, D.L. Evans, A. Cordle etc. Action press photographs feature E.W. Jones, D.L. Williams, L.W. Hill etc. Somerset player photographs are G.M. Tripp, G. Atkinson and C.H.M. Greetham. Action press photographs feature D.J.S. Taylor, G.D. Rose, A.N. Hayhurst etc. 10"x8" and smaller. Qty 49. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Yorkshire C.C.C. 1950s-1970s. Twenty one mono press photographs and real photograph postcards of player portraits, action photographs etc. Players featured include Brian Close, Don Wilson, Ray Illingworth, R.K. Platt, Fred Trueman, Bill Sutcliffe, Michael Cowan etc. Includes a mono press photograph of Don Wilson, Basil D'Oliveira and Derek Underwood at Perth Airport, 1970, signed by Underwood. Various sizes, 10"x8". G
Estimate: £30/50
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Kent C.C.C. 1930s onwards. A selection of sixteen mono candid and original press photographs, mainly relating to Kent cricket, comprising action shots, former England players etc. Players featured include Percy Chapman, Frank Woolley, Les Ames, Andrew Sandham, also Alf Gover, Bill Hitch of Surrey, Wilfred Rhodes of Yorkshire etc. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller.
Estimate: £40/60
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Press photographs 1920s/1930s. Eight original mono press photographs including M.C.C. taking the field for the first match of the 1938/39 tour to South Africa, v Western Province Country XI, 8th November 1938, also Bradman batting with Ames and Hammond in the field, 3rd Test, Old Trafford 1934, Cambridge University v Yorkshire 1926, a large crowd at Bramall Lane for Yorkshire v Kent 1926, Learie Constantine fielding etc. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. Creasing to some photographs, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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Test and County photographs. 1930s-1990s. A good selection of fifty eight original mono press photographs, mono and colour player postcard photographs etc. Players featured include A.W. Lilley, R. Horsfall, J. Milner, R.M.O. Cooke, G. Barker, G. Smith, R.E. East, J.K. Lever, Bill Edrich (Essex), J.D. Bannister (Warwickshire), P. Richardson (Worcestershire), J. Edrich, A. Bedser (Surrey), J. Hampshire, P. Sharpe (Yorkshire) etc. Also includes a number of photographs featuring Australian cricketers and Test matches. Players include Bill Lawry, Rodney Marsh, Mark Waugh etc. Also a mono press photograph of a youthful Prince Philip walking out to bat for Gordonstoun School in 1939. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
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Sussex C.C.C. 1950s-1980s. An assortment of original mono press photographs and real photograph postcards featuring Sussex players and match action. Players featured include G.C. Cooper, J.A. Snow, P.R. Dunkels, R.M. Prideaux, A.W. Mansell, D.J. Foreman, K.G, Suttle, R.T. Webb, L.J. Lenham, A.A.K. Lawrence, R. Langridge etc. Includes a photograph of Jim Parks and Ian Thomson standing together, signed by Thomson, also Ted Dexter coaching in the nets. 10"x8" and smaller. Qty 37. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Middlesex C.C.C. 1955-1981. Over fifty mono real photograph postcards and original mono press photographs of Middlesex players and match action. Player portraits include A.C. Walton, H.W. Tilly, R.W. Hooker, R.A. Gale, W.E. Russell, J.T. Murray, D.A. Bick etc. Action photograph feature Price, Titmus, Brearley, Radley, Russell, White, Gale, Clark, Murray, Parks etc. 10"x8" and smaller. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
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Lot 548
George and John Gunn. Nottinghamshire & England. Two original mono press photographs. One of George Gunn on board ship with the M.C.C. touring party on their return from the tour to West Indies 1929/30, date stamped to verso 26th April 1930. Small nick to top left corner, otherwise in good condition. A photograph of John Gunn, George Gunn and 'Sailor' Young taken at a reception held at Lord's to meet the Australian touring party, 28th July 1961 etc. The photographs approx. 8"x6". Sold with a an original typed letter to John Gunn on Blue Star Line letterhead dated 6th July 1930, giving details of Gunn's passage on board the S.S. Avelona Star for Sir Julian Cahn's tour to Argentina in 1930. Horizontal and vertical folds, some ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
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Douglas Vivian Parson 'Doug' Wright. Kent & England 1932-1957. Ten mono and sepia postcard size portrait press photographs, real photograph postcards etc of Wright. Includes one plain back real photograph postcard of Wright, full length in cricket attire, by Flemons of Tonbridge. Previously sold by Vennett-Smith in March 2001. Odd faults to a couple of photographs, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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The Ashes. England v Australia 1948-1985. Green binder comprising a very good selection of over sixty original mono press photographs, the majority of match action from Test matches of the period, in particular the 1956 Ashes series in England, also some tour matches. Australia players featured include Bradman walking off the field in 1948, Ken Archer in the nets, Noblett, Walker, Saggers, Craig, Benaud, Harvey, Hassett, Lillee, Border etc. Includes a good selection of photographs featuring Keith Miller. Others include Johnson and May tossing for innings at Trent Bridge 1956 and England players including, Cowdrey, Compton, Hutton, Evans, Boycott, Taylor etc, with a photograph of Laker being presented with a silver salver at The Oval in 1956 to mark his record feat of taking 19 wickets in the Test match at Old Trafford. Various sizes, the majority 10"x8". G/VG
Estimate: £200/300
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The Ashes. England v Australia 1953. Green binder comprising an excellent selection of twenty nine original mono press photographs of match action from the 1953 Ashes series. Australians featured include Hassett, Morris, Miller and Harvey in batting action, Morris and Hole walking out to bat, the Australian team being presented to Prime Minister of Australia, Menzies, at Trent Bridge. For England, Hilton, acting as substitute fielder, and Lock walking on to the field at Headingley, Wardle batting at Trent Bridge, Alec Bedser being applauded off the pitch at Trent Bridge having taken fourteen wickets in the match, also Hutton, Compton etc. Various sizes, the majority 10"x8". G/VG
Estimate: £180/250
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England v West Indies 1928-1979. Green binder comprising a good selection of approximately fifty original mono press and the odd colour photographs featuring West Indies tours to England and England in West Indies. Series featured include West Indies to England 1928, 1950, 1957, 1966, 1975 and 1979, England to West Indies 1947/48 and 1953/54, also the 1970 Rest of the World series in England. Photographs include the West Indies team being presented to King George V at Lord's in 1928, crowds rushing on as the players leave the pitch at Lord's in 1957, spectators on in the pitch celebrating Holford scoring a century at Lord's 1966 etc. Players in match action include Constantine, Walcott, Worrell, Hunte, Sobers, Roberts, Griffith, Hutton, Edrich, Evans, May, also portraits of Kanhai, Butcher, Camacho etc. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. A few photographs with pin holes to corners, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £120/180
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England v New Zealand 1927-1979. Nineteen original mono press photographs featuring New Zealand tours to England including Test and County matches with a good selection of match action, team photographs etc. Tours featured include 1927, 1931, 1949, 1952, 1958, 1969, 1973 and 1979, also a team photograph of the New Zealand touring party to South Africa and Australia 1953/54. Players featured in match action include Cunnigham being stumped by Eastman, Essex v New Zealanders, Leyton 1927, Scott bowled by Sims, v Middlesex, Lord's 1949, Edrich and Hutton walking out to bat for England on the first day of the first Test match, Headingley 1949, Leslie Compton being caught by Mooney off Burtt, Lord's 1949, Lock taking a catch off his own bowling to dismiss D'Arcy, The Oval 1958 etc. Also the New Zealand team lined up at Scarborough, 1931, photograph by Walkers Studios of Scarborough. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
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England v South Africa 1935-1970. Green binder comprising a good selection of thirty two original mono press photographs featuring tours to England and to South Africa. Images include Bob Crisp with child a child in arms as the South Africans departed London in 1935, tour matches v Worcester 1935, v Surrey and v Leicestershire 1947, Test matches at The Oval 1947 and 1951, Headingley 1951 and 1955, Old Trafford 1955, Lord's 1960, Cape Town January 1970, including Hutton being given out for obstruction at The Oval 1951, the first time a player had been given out in this way in a Test match, members of the South African team watching on from the pavilion, a team photograph of the 1963/64 South Africa tour to Australia etc. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. Odd faults to some photographs, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
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India and Pakistan 1952-1992. Green binder comprising forty four action photographs for Test and county matches, team photographs, player portraits etc. Tours featured include India to England 1952, 1967, 1971 and 1979, Pakistan to England 1967, 1971, 1974, 1982, 1987 and 1992. Players featured include Vishwanath, Chauhan, Ghulam Ahmed etc of India, Hanif Mohammad, Zaheer Abbas, Mohsin Khan, Imran Khan, Mudassar Nazar, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Wasim Raja, Wasim Bari, Salim Malik, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Javed Miandad etc of Pakistan. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
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England Test and county photographs 1929-1955. Black binder comprising an interesting selection of twenty one mainly original mono press photographs of the period. Good Worcestershire content. Images include Leyland and Sutcliffe walking out to bat at Scarborough c1934, Harold Larwood arriving for practice at Trent Bridge in 1930, a hand print of Larwood, the Nottinghamshire team who won the County Championship in 1929, a wire photograph of Hutton celebrating retaining the Ashes in Australia 1955, J.W. Hearne with his mother inspecting cricket bats in their family sports business, an engagement photograph of C.F. Walters and his fiancee, Nawab of Pataudi batting in the nets, Walters and Wyatt, captains of Worcestershire and Warwickshire, at the presentation of a cup, Worcestershire playing at Dudley, a photograph by A. Wilkes & Son of Wright and Gibbons walking out to bat for Worcestershire c1930, Douglas Jardine taking the field for Surrey at Stourbridge etc. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. Odd faults to some photographs, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
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England Test and county photographs 1940s/1950s. Black binder comprising a good selection of fifty one original mono press photographs of the period, the majority of players in match action. Good Sussex, Surrey and Middlesex content. Players featured include Bill Edrich, Denis Compton, Peter May, David Sheppard, Len Hutton, Tony Lock, Fred Titmus, Jim Parks, Leslie Compton, Ronald Bell, Jack Robertson, Alan Oakman, Syd Brown, John Murray, Ken Barrington, Micky Stewart etc. Also includes a good image of Denis Compton sitting in front of the Trent Bridge pavilion with A.E.R. Gilligan and spectators, after his innings of 184 against Australia in 1948. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
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Sussex 1930s. An interesting selection of six original mono press photographs featuring Sussex cricketers. Photographs include one showing five Sussex cricketers, Cox, Pearce, Duleepsinhji, Greenwood and Cornford at Victoria Station in October 1931 before departing to spend the winter in India as guests of Ranjitsinhji. Other photographs include three of Maurice Tate practicing in the nets (various), Duleepsinhji in batting action, and K.S. Samarsinhji being coached in the nets by Albert Relf. 10"x7.5" and smaller. Odd faults to some photographs, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
K.S. Samarsinhji was a nephew of Ranjitsinhji
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Kent 1930s-1960s. Eight original mono press photographs featuring Kent players. Photographs include Frank Woolley, three-quarter length in cricket attire by B.C. Flemons of Tonbridge, another of Woolley playing with his grand-daughter in 1967. Also Woolley taking a catch at slip to dismiss Parker of Surrey in 1937, hand prints of Ames and Woolley, each with their ink signature laid down to image, Watt batting for Kent v Surrey 1934 etc. 10"x8" and smaller. G
Estimate: £50/80
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John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England 1905-1934. An interesting selection of eight original mono press photographs of Hobbs during his playing career and in retirement. Photographs include Hobbs sitting with his wife on board the Channel steamer on their return from the successful Ashes tour to Australia in 1929, Hobbs wearing his M.C.C. tour blazer signing a bat, playing golf shortly after retiring from first class cricket in 1935, Hobbs and Sutcliffe observing the two minutes silence on the golf course at Roehampton 1931, playing in a charity billiards match with the billiards player, Tom Newman in 1932 etc. Good images. 10"x8" and smaller. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
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Herbert Sutcliffe and Percy Holmes 'Record Opening Stand' 1932. Two original mono photographs from the Essex v Yorkshire match played at Leyton on the 15th-17th June 1932. Sutcliffe and Holmes set a Yorkshire record first wicket stand of 555, Sutcliffe scored 313 and Holmes 224no. This is still the record opening stand for Yorkshire and is second in the overall record for the first wicket. One photograph shows Sutcliffe scoring the 555th run of the innings before being bowled. The other photograph shows Holmes and Sutcliffe shaking hands in front of the scoreboard and spectators. Both photographs 9.5"x7.5". VG
Estimate: £60/90
The record opening stand ended at 555-1 declared when Sutcliffe was out. Essex were then bowled out for 78 and 164, Verity taking ten wickets in the match and Bowes nine, to win by an innings and 313 runs
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M.C.C. tours to Australia 1928/29 and 1932/33 (Bodyline). Two official mono photographs of the touring parties, seated and standing in rows, the 1928/29 party in cricket attire, the 1932/33 party wearing tour blazers. The photographs, 10"x8" and 10"x7" laid down to photographer's mounts, with printed titles and players' names to borders, overall approx. 12"x10". Photographers unknown. G
Estimate: £50/70
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Australia tour to England 1956. Original mono photograph of the 1956 Australian touring party wearing cricket attire and tour blazers. Fully signed in different coloured inks to the mount borders by all twenty one players and officials. Players' signatures include Johnson (Captain), Lindwall, Rutherford, Craig, Mackay, Benaud, Langley, Maddocks, Harvey, Miller, Burge etc. The photograph measures 9.5"x7.5" laid to mount, overall 14"x8", the photograph and mount trimmed to lower edge, otherwise a good image
Estimate: £80/120
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Arthur Brian Sellers. Yorkshire 1932-1948. A collection of seven original mono and sepia photographs from Sellers' personal collection. Photographs include five of match action from M.C.C. v Yorkshire, Lord's, May 1932. Yorkshire players featured include Mitchell, Holmes, Barber and Sellars. Each photograph measures 8"x6" laid to mount with typed caption below. Other photographs are an informal image of Sellers wearing his Yorkshire blazer when twelfth man for Yorkshire v Derbyshire at Scarborough 1947, a large crowd in attendance in the background. Also a good mono photograph of the Yorkshire team walking out to field at Scarborough, match unknown. G
Estimate: £70/100
Sellers captained Yorkshire 1933-1948
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'Yorkshire County Cricket Team 1902'. Original mono photograph of the Yorkshire team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire, caps and blazers. The photograph by Durhams Ltd, The "County" Studio, Leeds, measures 11"x9" laid down to photographer's mount with printed title and player's names to borders. Overall 18"x14.5". Loss and damage to mount, the photograph in good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
The following four lots relate to Sir Arthur Alexander Priestley who played cricket for the M.C.C. and took part in and led overseas touring sides between 1894 and 1897 including the West Indies, Lucas's tour 1895 and Priestley's tour 1897, and Ranji's tour to North America 1899. In 1908 the touring Gentlemen of Philadelphia played a match against Grantham Cricket Club, when Priestley, then MP played on the side of the Philadelphians. He was M.P. for Grantham 1900-1918 and was knighted in 1911
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'Arthur Priestley's XI v XV of Grantham & District 1909'. Original sepia photograph of the team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire and blazers. The team featured notable players of the time, K.L. Hutchings, L.H.W. Troughton, D.W. Carr, S.H. Day, J.R. Mason, G.J.V. Weigall (Kent), L.A.F. Weigall (Europeans), A.C. MacLaren (Lancashire) and R. Brooks (Surrey & London County). The photograph by 'Emary' of Grantham measures 11.25"x8", laid to photographer's official mount with hand printed title and players' names to borders, overall 18"x14.5". Formerly the property of J.R. Mason. Staining to mount, some silvering to the photograph, otherwise a nice image in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
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Arthur Priestley. '1910 Grantham'. Original sepia photograph of Priestley's team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire and blazers. The team featured notable players of the time, C.E. Hatfeild, L.H.W. Troughton, J.R. Mason, H.E.W. Prest, K. Barlow, G.J.V. Weigall, K.L. Hutchings, C.V.L. Hooman (Kent), A.C. MacLaren (Lancashire), R. Brooks (Surrey & London County), L.A.F. Weigall (Europeans), also Gaekwad of Baroda who toured England with the Indians in 1911. The photograph by 'Emary' of Grantham measures 11.5"x9.5", laid to photographer's official mount with hand printed title and players' names to borders, overall 17.5"x14.5". Formerly the property of J.R. Mason. Foxing and loss to surface of mount, minor silvering to the photograph, otherwise a nice image in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 568:
Lot 568
Sir Arthur Priestley 1911. Original sepia photograph of Priestley's team seated and standing in rows at Grantham wearing cricket attire and blazers. Assumed to be 1911, the year Priestley was knighted. The team featured notable players of the time, C.E. Hatfeild, J.R. Mason, L.H.W. Troughton, K.L. Hutchings, K. Barlow, G.J.V. Weigall (Kent), and W. Brearley, A.C. MacLaren, R.H. Spooner (Lancashire). A.C. MacLaren is seated wrapped in a large overcoat. The photograph by 'Emary' of Grantham measures 11.5"x8", laid to photographer's official mount with hand printed players' names to lower border, overall 18"x14.5". Formerly the property of J.R. Mason. Some foxing to mount, minor silvering and staining to the photograph, otherwise a nice image in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 569:
Lot 569
Sir Arthur Priestley. 'Grantham - 1912'. Original mono photograph of Priestley's team seated and standing in rows at Grantham wearing cricket attire and blazers. The team featured some notable players of the time including J.R. Mason, G.J.V. Weigall, S.H. Day, C.E. Hatfield, L.H.W. Troughton (Kent), A.C. MacLaren (Lancashire) etc. The photograph by 'Emary' of Grantham measures 11.5"x8.5", laid to photographer's official mount with hand printed title to top border, overall 17.5"x14.5". Formerly the property of J.R. Mason. Some foxing to mount, light vertical crease affecting the photograph, otherwise a nice image in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 570:
Lot 570
William Peter Howell. New South Wales & Australia 1894-1905. Excellent sepia cabinet card photograph of Howell, head and shoulders, wearing three piece suit and tie c1899. The cabinet card photograph by T. Bolland of London. The card measures 4.25"x6.5". Minor wear to card corners and top edge otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £120/180
Bill Howell is listed as player/cap number seventy seven in the list of Australian Test players and he played his first Test match for Australia against England at Adelaide in January 1898. He toured England on three occasions with the Australian team in 1899, 1902 & 1905, South Africa in 1902/03 and New Zealand in 1904/05. He played in eighteen Test matches for Australia and was a medium pace bowler taking all ten wickets for twenty eight runs versus Surrey in 1899
Lot 571:
Lot 571
Morice Carlos Bird. Lancashire, Surrey & England 1907-1921. Sepia cabinet card photograph of Bird full length in batting pose. Photograph by E. Hawkins of Brighton. Signed in ink with dedication to photograph by Bird and dated 1912. Adhesive marks to left edge and lower border with some loss to mount card, old newspaper page laid down to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 572:
Lot 572 Lot 572
Don Bradman. Mono press photograph of Bradman in batting action signed by Bradman in later year. Sold with three other mono photographs of Australian cricketers, Charlie Grimmett in bowling pose, Len Maddocks, half length in wicketkeeping attire, and Doug Walters, head and shoulders in cricket attire, each photograph signed by the featured player, the Grimmett photograph additionally signed to verso. Approx. 7"x5". Qty 4. G
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 573:
Lot 573
Desmond Robert 'Bob' Cristofani. New South Wales 1941-1947. Original postcard size sepia press photograph of Cristofani, head and shoulders in cricket attire. The photograph was taken at Lord's for the R.A.F. v R.A.A.F. match, 1944 or 1945. Signed in black ink to the photograph by Cristofani. 4"x6" G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 574:
Lot 574
West Indies 1940s/1950s. Two original mono press photographs, one of Clive Walcott in batting pose, the other of Sonny Ramadhin in bowling action, both photographs nicely signed in black ink by the featured player. 4.75"x6.5". Sold with a signed mono copy photograph of Denis Atkinson. Qty 3. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 575:
Lot 575
Harold Larwood and Bill Voce, Nottinghamshire & England. Mono agency copy press photograph of Larwood and Voce standing together wearing suits on board ship. Signed to the photograph in later years by both players. 4.5"x7.25". VG
Estimate: £50/70
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Leicestershire C.C.C. 1940s-1960s. Five original mono photographs of Leicestershire players, each signed by the featured player. Signatures are Les Berry, Alan Revill, John Savage, Brian Boshier, and Geoff Burch. 4.75"x6.5" and smaller. The Revill and Burch photographs laid down to album pages, crease and adhesive marks to verso of the Boshier photograph, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 577:
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Yorkshire C.C.C. 1950s. Six original mono photographs of Yorkshire players, each signed by the featured player. Signatures are Vic Wilson, Michael Cowan, Fred Trueman (signed to label laid down below), Bryan Stott, Phil Sharpe, and Ted Lester. 8"x8" and smaller. The Cowan, Trueman and Stott photographs laid down to album pages. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 578:
Lot 578 Lot 578
John Richmond Gunn. Nottinghamshire, London County & England 1896-1925. Original sepia cabinet card photograph of Gunn standing with George Richmond and Mr Hammsley in a garden setting wearing suits c1900. 4.25"x6.5". Minor wear to card extremities, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an original mono family portrait of John Gunn, standing with George Richmond and Owen Thompson, two ladies seated in front, Luette, daughter of Richmond, and Nettie, sister of Thompson. The photograph measures 7.75"x6" laid to photographer's mount, overall 8.75"x6.75". Photographers unknown. Both photographs previously sold by T. Vennett-Smith in November 1999 as lot 2872. G/VG. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 579:
Lot 579
Frederick John Vanderbyl Hopley. Cambridge University & Western Province 1904-1910. Original carte de visite photograph of Hopley, head and shoulders wearing formal attire, taken while a pupil at Harrow School. Nicely signed to the photograph in ink by Hopley and dated '1900'. The photograph by Hills & Saunders of Harrow. Gilt to card edges. 1.5"x3". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hopley also played rugby for England and was considered the best amateur heavyweight boxer of his day
Lot 580:
Lot 580
'World Record Test Innings'. Radial score chart of Brian Lara's world record Test Innings of 375 for West Indies v England 1994 by Bill Frindall. Limited edition 59/375. Personally signed by Brian Lara and Bill Frindall. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 16"x13". VG
Estimate: £100/150
Lot 581:
Lot 581
'Sussex v Australians, 1886'. Original sepia photograph of the Sussex XI seated and standing in rows with the scorer, the players wearing cricket attire and county caps. The match was played at Brighton, 26th-27th August 1886. Players include Lucas (Captain), Quaife, McCorkick, Thomas, Newham, Humphreys, Brann, Tester, Phillips etc. The photograph measures 11.5"x9.25", laid to photographer's mount with printed players' names and title to lower border. Photographer unknown. Framed and glazed, overall 20"x16". Previously sold as lot 47 in the Phillips sale of 22nd October 1986. Staining to inside of the glass, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
The match ended in a draw. Top scorers were George Brann who made 104 and F.M Lucas 93no in Sussex's only innings
Lot 582:
Lot 582
'Sussex County Cricket Club 1913'. Original mono photograph of the Sussex team seated and standing in rows with the Club Secretary, F. Oddie, the players wearing cricket attire. Players are Chaplin (Captain), Vincent, A.A. Relf, Cox, Street, Fender, Wilson, Cartwright, A.E. Relf, Vine and Jupp. The photograph by London & Counties' Studios, Horsham measures 11.5"x9.5", laid to photographers mount with printed title and players' names to borders. Framed and glazed overall 20"x16.5". Previously sold as lot 71 in the Phillips sale of 22nd October 1986. Some silvering to the photograph, staining to inside of the glass, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Lot 583:
Lot 583
'Yorkshire 1905'. Excellent original sepia photograph of the 1905 Yorkshire team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire, blazers and caps. Players are Lord Hawke (Captain), Myers, Denton, Ringrose, Rhodes, Hirst, E. Smith, Tunncliffe, Haigh, Dolphin, Rothery and Grimshaw. The photograph by E. Hawkins & Co of Brighton, measures 10.75"x8.25", laid to photographer's mount with printed players' names and title to lower border. Framed and glazed overall 19"x16.5". VG
Estimate: £180/250
Yorkshire won the County Championship in 1905
Lot 584:
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William Howard Vernon 'Hopper' Levett. Kent & England 1930-1947. Four original mono press photographs featuring Levett in wicketkeeping action in the match, Public Schools v Australians, Lord's, 11th-12th August 1926. Two of the photographs depict Bill Ponford, the other of William Woodfull batting for the Australians with Levett in close attendance. Originally from Levett's personal collection. The photographs by Sport & General Press Agency, London, each measure 7.75"x5.75", laid down to photographer's mounts, framed and glazed overall 12.5"x10.5". Previously sold as lot 232 in the Mervyn Carey sale of May 1997. Sold with a mono studio portrait of Levett in cameo, head and shoulders wearing cricket attire. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 6.5"x9.5". G/VG. Qty 5
Estimate: £70/100
The Public Schools team was made up of fifteen players. At the start of the Australian innings, Herbert Collins, the Australian captain who was opening the batting complained that all fifteen were on the field. Four returned to the pavilion until an M.C.C. official told Collins that the fielders should return. Unhappy at this, Collins reportedly batted recklessly and threw his wicket away having scored only eight runs. The match ended in a draw, Ponsford (97) and Woodfull (84) were the top scorers
Lot 585:
Lot 585 Lot 585
William Howard Vernon 'Hopper' Levett. Kent & England 1930-1947. Gentlemen v Players at Lord's 1932 and 1934. Two original sepia photographs of the Gentlemen teams for the 1932 and 1934 matches played at Lord's, the players seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. Levett is featured in both photographs. The 1932 team also includes Jardine (Captain), Chapman, Wyatt, Allen, Duleepsinhji, Nawab of Pataudi, Hazlerigg, Brown etc, the 1934 Wyatt (Captain), Valentine, Allen, Turnbull, Holmes, Brown, Human etc. The photographs by Sport & General Press Agency, London, measure approx. 11"x9.5", laid to photographer's mount with hand printed titles to borders, overall 21.5"x17". Originally from Levett's personal collection. Previously sold as lot 233 and 230 respectively in the Mervyn Carey sale of May 1997. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
The 1932 match was drawn, with the Gentlemen winning the 1934 match by seven wickets
Lot 586:
Lot 586 Lot 586
Cricket at Scarborough early 1960s-1980s. Two small albums comprising over two hundred and thirty mono and colour candid photographs. The majority taken at Scarborough, some at Headingley, Hove, etc. Photographs include individual players on the field, walking out to bat, signing autographs, team photographs, presentations etc. Players featured include Larter, Barber, Ibadulla, Amiss, Barrington, Hayes, Pilling, Steele, Underwood, Greig, Willis, Gower, Botham, Athey, Hick, Larkins, Boycott, Bairstow etc. Includes three mono plain back postcards by Walkers Studio, including one of the England XI v Rest of the World XI, 1965 featuring D'Oliveira, Edrich, Arnold, Barrington, Milburn etc. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 587:
Lot 587
J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Original pencil cartoon drawing by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. This cartoon is entitled 'Notts has fallen from 1st position in the Championship Race last Monday to 5th position today' and features Nottinghamshire Captain A.O. Jones having crashed his plane with the 'Yorkshire Tyke', holding an umbrella, looking on and commenting 'Nay Mr Jones, Ahr dew 'ope nowt's 'appened'. In the sky above are the planes marked Surrey 1,Yorkshire 2, Kent 3 and Middlesex 4. Handwritten caption in pencil to lower border. The cartoon un-signed. The cartoon drawn during the 1912 season, on a folded page measuring approximately 10.75"x8.25". Vertical fold, some nicks and tear to left hand border otherwise in good condition. G
Estimate: £50/70
Nottinghamshire after a good start to the season fell away and finished 8th in the County Championship.
Lot 588:
Lot 588
J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Original pencil cartoon drawing by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. This cartoon is entitled 'Tarrant, the Australian, whose inclusion in the England team has caused much adverse criticism, performed the hat-trick today' and features Tarrant dressed as a showman in top hat performing tricks with scarves out of a hat with the 'Yorkshire Tyke' commenting to side. Handwritten text caption in pencil to lower border. The cartoon signed by Dodgson. The cartoon drawn in the 1909 season when Tarrant took a hat-trick and carried his bat for Middlesex v Gloucester on the 26th August 1909. The page measures approximately 5.5"x8.25". Good condition. G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 589:
Lot 589
J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Original pencil cartoon drawing by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. This cartoon is entitled 'The Rev[erend] F.H. Gillingham, who is now the Rector of Bordesley in Birmingham, has been criticised by some...for giving time to cricket' and features Gillingham walking off the field having batted being criticised by his critics with the 'Yorkshire Tyke' commenting to side. Long handwritten text caption in pencil to lower border. The cartoon signed by Dodgson. The cartoon drawn circa 1908/1912. The page measures approximately 5.75"x8.75". Good condition. G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 590:
Lot 590
J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Original pencil cartoon drawing by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. This cartoon is entitled 'Barnes in the recent England v Australia, had the unusual experience for him of being unable to take a wicket' and features Sydney Francis Barnes in cricket attire and wearing a cricket cap holding an armful of wickets in his hands with the 'Yorkshire Tyke' commenting to side 'Ah wor gerrin' a bit nervous like about ti' bowling, Barnes, Lad, but i'm glad tha's took notice itnt last Test and done better'. Handwritten text caption in pencil to upper and lower border. The cartoon signed by Dodgson. The cartoon drawn circa 1912. The page measures approximately 5"x8.25". Good condition. G
Estimate: £60/80
Lot 591:
Lot 591
J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Original pencil cartoon drawing by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. This cartoon is entitled 'Spooner credited himself with his first century in a Test Match' and features Reggie Spooner (Lancashire), dressed in the style of a roman centurian with lauel leaves forming a crown to his head, holding a cricket bat to which is written 'Spooner 119' walking with the English lion who is smoking a cigar, the 'Yorkshire Tyke' looking on. Handwritten text caption in pencil to lower border. The cartoon un-signed. The cartoon drawn in 1912 when Spooner scored his first and only century for England v South Africa at Lord's during the triangular tournament. The page measures approximately 5"x8.25". Good condition. G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 592:
Lot 592 Lot 592
Victorian batting glove. An original open palmed calf leather batting glove. The glove for the left hand with button down wrist band comprises hard brown rubber finger protectors partly split at the knuckles for flexibility. No protection for the thumb, so presumably for a right handed batsman. Appears never to have been used, as new, in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 593:
Lot 593
Cricket boots. Two pairs of vintage cricket boots. One pair with leather uppers and soles by Cotton Oxford Shoemakers of Leicester. Some wear, generally good condition. The other pair with canvas uppers with leather lining and leather soles, maker unknown. Perishing to internal leather, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a vintage protective box with canvas straps and metal clasp by Slazenger Sykes. Owner's name 'R.C. Merryweather O.E.C.C. handwritten to strap. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 594:
Lot 594 Lot 594
'Cricket Captains of England'. Six miniature 'Gray Nicholls' cricket bats from a series featuring ten England captains, each with a colour hand-painted caricature of the featured player. The limited edition bats feature Warner, Mann, Gatting, Willis etc Each bat 11.5". Sold with a further selection of six various sized miniature cricket bats, one signed by ten captains of England including Yardley, Close, Brealey, Hutton, May etc, England 1982, Australia 1978 etc. The 1978 Australian signed bat with the signatures of Bradman, Loxton to back. Odd fading otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 595:
Lot 595
Bhagwat Subramanya Chandrasekhar. Mysore/Karnataka & India 1963-1979. Indian navy blue cloth Test cap, by Devichands of Lahore, New Delhi, with attached wired Indian emblem to front. Good condition. The vendor states in his notes that he bought the cap in a London auction but no date or auction house is mentioned
Estimate: £250/350
Chandrasekhar played in 58 Test matches for India between 1963 and 1979. He visited England four times on tours, in 1967 taking 57 wickets at 22.31 and in 1971 taking 50 wickets at 24.86. His best bowling was for Mysore v Kerala at Bijapur in 1969/70 where he took 9-72
Lot 596:
Lot 596
Malcolm Jameson Hilton. Lancashire & England 1946-1961. M.C.C. navy blue cloth cricket cap with excellent raised embroidered white emblem of St. George & dragon to front. The cap worn by Hilton on his only M.C.C. tour of India, Pakistan & Ceylon in 1951/52. Paper label to inside of cap with handwritten details of the player and the tour. The cap has fading to the outside of the peak and minor wear and soiling, some browning to the M.C.C. emblem otherwise in good condition. Sold at an Old Trafford in an auction held on behalf of Hilton's widow
Estimate: £180/250
Malcolm Hilton played in 241 matches for Lancashire taking just over 1000 first class wickets at an average of 19.42. He played four Test matches for England between 1950 and 1951/52 taking fourteen wickets
Lot 597:
W.G. Grace. Original Victorian cast iron oblong public house table, with wooden top, the two ends moulded with opposing portrait busts of Grace wearing cricket cap to top of each leg which have been handpainted. Registration number to table. Circa 1890's. Good condition
Estimate: £300/400
The rarer of the two W.G. Grace pub tables
Lot 598:
Lot 598
James Morton Sims. Middlesex and England 1929-1952. 'M.C.C. v West Indies. May 20, 22 and 23 1950. J. Sims. 1st innings 4 for 65 2nd innings 7 for 65'. Cricket ball presented to Jim Sims to commemorate his taking eleven wickets in the tour match, with hallmarked silver band around the ball with the above engraved inscription. Good condition
Estimate: £140/180
Sims helped M.C.C. beat the touring West Indians at Lord's by taking eleven wickets in the match, six of the wickets were bowled. M.C.C. won the match by 118 runs
Lot 599:
Lot 599
Alfred Percy Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. 'Gentlemen v Players. Eight wickets for 41'. Cricket ball presented to Tich Freeman with hallmarked silver shield to ball with the inscription 'Gentlemen v Players at Lord's. July 17,18, 19 1929. A.P. Freeman. 8 wickets for 41'. Previously sold as part of The A.P. Freeman Collection, Phillips Auctioneers, October 1996 as lot 282. Good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Freeman took eight wickets for 41 in the first innings for the players and five wickets for 103 in the second, totalling thirteen wickets in the match. The players winning by seven wickets
Lot 600:
Lot 600
Alfred Percy Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. A collection of four football medallions, two nine carat gold (one on a thin gold chain) and the other two hallmarked silver medals presented to Freeman between 1909 and 1912, for mainly Essex football achievements. Plus a further Kent related double sided enamel medal in blue and red with the Kent emblem of the white horse to centre in white enamel, 'Invicta' below and the inItials 'M.K.K.M.' and a mother of pearl handled pen knife with silver hallmarked blade. Good condition. Previously sold as part of The A.P. Freeman Collection, Phillips Auctioneers, October 1996 as part of lot 295 and 296.
Estimate: £150/250
Lot 601:
Lot 601
'Craven Gentlemen's Cricket Club'. An attractive collection of nine buttons in white metal all with bird emblem to centre with the club's title to outer circular border, various sizes from1.4cm to 1.8cm. The buttons made by Buttons Ltd of Birmingham. Previously sold by Phillips Auctioneers in their sale of 29th October 1998 as lot 115. G
Estimate: £50/70
The Craven Gentlemen's Cricket Club are a wandering cricket club founded in 1892
Lot 602:
Lot 602
Harry Robert Murrell. Kent 1899-1905 & Middlesex 1905-1926. M.C.C. Centenary 1814-1914. Original medal presented to Murrell to mark 100 years of Lord's Cricket Ground. The bronze metal medal with 'M.C.C. 1814-1914, with cricket bat and stump decoration' and below in scroll 'H.R. Murrell' and to verso 'Lord's Ground Centenary 1914' to outer ring and to centre 'To commemorate the 100th Year as a Cricket Ground'. 1.25" diameter. Ring suspension. Sold with two cricket bails used in Middlesex County Championship matches in the 1920 season and kept by the Middlesex wicket keeper, Murrell. Good condition. Previously sold by Christies in the M.C.C. Bicentenary auction as lot 715, 13th April 1987. Stored in a small box with original label inscribed in ink 'Relics of H.R. Murrell. Presented by Mr Murrell, 1952'.
Estimate: £120/160
Lot 603:
Lot 603
Cricket toast rack. A silver plated six division toast rack with five pairs of angled bats, angled stumps at each end, the handle in the form of a cricketer's belt and buckle on a cricket ball. The rack mounted on a base with feet comprising four cricket balls. 7" long x 3.25" wide, 6.5" high. Appears modern. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 604:
Lot 604
Kenneth Frank Barrington, Surrey & England 1953-1968. A white metal slaver with four figures of cricketers, bowler, batsman, fielder and wicket-keeper, raised in relief, enamelled emblems of England and India to sides with decorative surround and central inscription 'With the Best Compliments of The Board of Control for Cricket in India to Mr K.F. Barrington- member M.C.C. Cricket touring Team in India 1961/62. M.A. Chidambaram- President'. The salver measures 11"x8.5". Good condition. Previously sold by Phillips auctioneers as lot 357 in June 2000
Estimate: £80/120
Lot 605:
Lot 605
Kenneth Frank Barrington, Surrey & England 1953-1968. A white metal trophy/cup with two handles on a wooden base, inscribed to cup 'M.C.C. v Univeristy of Poona. Highest score 1961. From Aziz Babalal Saudagar, Puna. K.F. Barrington'. The cup stands 9.5" tall. Some wear, on the whole in good condition. Previously sold by Phillips auctioneers as part of lot 381 in June 2000
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 606:
Lot 606
M.C.C. 150th Anniversary medal 1937. Silver metal medal with cricket scene to one side, engraved to verso '1787-1937. Presented to M.C.C. by R.G. Ingelse's XI 1937 Holland'. Surface marks to the engraved side, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 607:
Lot 607
Robert George Dylan Willis. Surrey, Warwickshire & England 1969-1984. 'Golden Jubilee. England v India 1932-1982'. Commemorative gold plated medal presented to Willis on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of England and India Tests played at Lord's on the 10th-15th June 1982. The medal with Lords Cricket Ground to face and the wording 'Golden Jubilee, England v India 1932-1982'. Made by Garrad & Co of Regent Street. In original presentation case with M.C.C. initials to lid. G
Estimate: £70/100
England won the Test at Lord's by seven wickets, Willis taking 6-101 in India's second innings
Lot 608:
Lot 608
J. Harman. California Cricket Association. Three gold metal medals awarded to Harman 1932, 1935 and 1936 all presented by the C.C.A. . Sold with a gold metal coin also presented to Harman. No record of Harman can be found. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 609:
Lot 609
Hon. Alfred Lyttelton. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1876-1887. A medal presented to Lyttleton by the Cambridge University Athletic Club. The medal is mounted in a fitted glass case with a silver band to the edge engraved '1876 Throwing the Hammer. Hon. A. Lyttelton Trin: Coll:'. 2" in diameter, in original presentation case with maker's name, D. Munsey of Cambridge. Staining to the medal edges, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a similar medal presented to Lyttleton inscribed to the silver band, '1875 100 yds Race. Hon. A. Lyttelton Trin: Coll:'. 1.5" diameter. Good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £80/120
While studying at Cambridge University, Lyttleton was awarded a blue all four years 1876-1879 and represented Cambridge at Real Tennis, rackets and athletics. An excellent football player, he played for Old Etonians in the 1876 F.A. Cup Final, represented England at football in 1877 and became the first 'Double' International player at football and cricket. In later years Lyttelton was President of M.C.C. in 1898. From 1895 until his death he was a Member of Parliament, and Colonial Secretary 1903-1905
Lot 610:
Lot 610
Kenneth Frank 'Ken' Barrington. Surrey & England 1953-1968. Small carriage style 'Swiza 8' alarm clock. Engraved inscription to top 'K.F.B. West Indies Tour 1967-68 From Colin & Les'. 4.25" tall. Previously sold as lot 382 in the Phillips auction of June 2000. Sold with a brown leather wallet with gilt inscription '1954 K.B.' and Surrey emblem. Also a bronze metal medal presented to Barrington. Engraved inscription to verso, 'Mons Officer Cadet School. Cpls. L.M.G. Competition. 1st L/Cpl Barrington K. Small Arms Meeting 1950'. 1.75" diameter. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Lot 611:
Lot 611
Belt buckles. Four Victorian metal embossed cricketing belt buckles. Motifs are crossed bats and stumps, hand holding a cricket ball, batsman with bats and balls to either side, and a cricket ball with latin inscription 'Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense' with boater above, bats below and lions to either side. Damage to the latter, the others in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 612:
Lot 612
Belt buckles. Four Victorian metal embossed cricketing belt buckles. Motifs are a cricketer, half length clutching a ball, a batsman, two cricketers climbing a gate, and a batsman with wooden legs at the crease with an inscription below, 'No Leggings Required'. Sold with two belt inserts, one of a lion with a bat in its mouth, the other with crossed bats and inscription 'Nil Desperandum'. Odd faults, generally good condition. Qty 6
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 613:
Lot 613
Sydney Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval membership medals. Four gold metal with colour enamel medals for Sydney Cricket Ground 1926/27, 1949/50 (some damage to enamel) and 1955/56 (two medals). Also three for the Adelaide Oval 1964/65, 1976/77 and 1977/78. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
The following four lots were all previously sold at the Fred Trueman auction of 2001
Lot 614:
Lot 614 Lot 614
Frederick Sewards 'Fred' Trueman. Yorkshire & England 1949-1968. A Ronson 'Standard' cigarette lighter engraved to one side 'F.T.' and to the other 'From Len Hutton' with Yorkshire rose. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 615:
Lot 615
Frederick Sewards 'Fred' Trueman. Yorkshire & England 1949-1968. A Ronson 'Senator' table cigarette lighter with leather finish to sides, and silver metal plaque engraved 'F.S.T. from J.H.W. [Johnny Wardle] 14.9.1954'. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Trueman took 100 wickets in a season for the first time in 1954 ending with 134 wickets at an average of 15.55
Lot 616:
Lot 616 Lot 616
Frederick Sewards 'Fred' Trueman. Yorkshire & England 1949-1968. Silver metal circular ashtray engraved to raised centre 'F.S.T.' and lion motif, presented to Trueman on the 1962/63 tour to Australia. 4.25" diameter. G
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 617:
Lot 617 Lot 617
Frederick Sewards 'Fred' Trueman. Yorkshire & England 1949-1968. 'Daily Express National Sportsman of the Year 1963'. Silver medal engraved to verso 'Presented to Freddie Trueman, Fourth in the Daily Express National Ballot'. Hallmarked J.T. & Co, Birmingham, 1963. 3" diameter. In original presentation case. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 618:
Lot 618
Neil Hawke. Bicentennial Test 1988. Official gold metal with enamel name badge issued to Hawke for the Bicentennial Test, Australia v England, Sydney, 29th January- 2nd February 1988. 2"x1.5". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 619:
Lot 619
Commemorative cricket coins/ medals. The Ashes Test series 1928/29 aluminium medallion by J.R. Gaunt & Sons Ltd of Birmingham with names of the England team and Ashes urn to centre. 1.5" diameter. Also '1880-1980 First Test Match England v Australia Kennington Oval Sep. 1880', 'Centenary of the Ashes 1882-1982', 'The Ashes Series 1988' (two coins), 'The Ashes 1989 Australian Victory', '1999 Cricket World Cup' India 1999 (three coins), and 'The Haig National Village Cricket Championship 1975'. Qty 10. G
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 620:
Lot 620 Lot 620
'Yorkshire Evening News Cricket Test Headingley 1923'. 9ct gold hallmarked medal. Maker's mark of W.J.D. for William James Dingley, Birmingham. Plain centre circle with surrounding floral design. Engraved inscription to verso. Approx 1" diameter. Previously sold by Phillips as lot 311, held in the 1990s. VG
Estimate: £50/80
No Test match was played in England in 1923

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