Cricket Attire, Blazers, Caps & Ties

Lot 486:
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
Hammer price: £15
Lot 487:
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
Hammer price: £35
Lot 488:
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
Hammer price: £52
Lot 489:
Lot 489 Lot 489
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
Hammer price: £95
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
Hammer price: £20
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
Hammer price: £100
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
Hammer price: £15
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
Hammer price: £25
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
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 495:
Lot 495 Lot 495
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
Hammer price: £65
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
Hammer price: £30
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
Hammer price: £10
Lot 498:
Lot 498 Lot 498
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
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 499:
Lot 499 Lot 499
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
Hammer price: unsold
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:
Lot 500 Lot 500
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
Hammer price: unsold
Warner was on the return journey from the 1911/12 tour to Australia, stopping off in Naples en route
Lot 501:
Lot 501 Lot 501
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
Hammer price: £50
Lot 502:
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
Hammer price: unsold
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
Hammer price: £125

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