Cricket Ephemera

Lot 1:
Lot 1
Gerald Brodribb. 1915-1999. Cricket historian and statistician. A good selection of handwritten and typed correspondence and reports sent to Gerald Brodribb, the majority between Brodribb and A.H. Wagg in the period 1945-1952. The correspondence relates to cricket played in England, West Indies, New Zealand, India, Australia etc. and comprises details of player's averages and records, and matches played. Other correspondents include Philip Thomson in Trinidad, A.W. Davidson in New Zealand, E.F. Hitchman in Ottawa, Edward Knight etc. Brodribb and Wagg are considered by many as pioneers in the field of cricket statistics and this selection provides an excellent insight into their detailed research. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £0
Lot 2:
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Gerald Brodribb. 1915-1999. Cricket historian and statistician. Box comprising eleven scrapbooks and albums compiled by Brodribb from 1926 when Brodribb was aged eleven, to 1945. The books with handwritten notes, statistics, newspaper and magazine cuttings of match reports and many of players and teams etc. Subjects covered include the 1937/1938 winter season including Tennyson's tour to India and Brinckman's tour to South America, Len Hutton for the period 1939-1945, the 1937 County cricket season etc. An intriguing record of Brodribb's fascination with the game from an early age. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £160
Lot 3:
Lot 3
'The Australian Cricket Team 1909'. Folding fixture card for the Australian tour of England 1909. Decorative covers, with title, with cameo pen pictures of the players and facsimile signatures of the tourists to inside pages and tour fixtures to back cover. R.F. Steel. 'The Block'. Melbourne. Some identification annotation to inside marks, some minor wear and age toning to outer covers otherwise in good+ condition. Rare
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £170
The fixture card was probably only presented/issued to players and officials
Lot 4:
Lot 4 Lot 4
'Bodyline. Season 1932/33'. Original Sydney Cricket Ground ladies membership ticket, with cord attachment, for the 1932/33 season. 'One lady only, once each day from Oct 1st 1932 to Sept 30 1933'. Odd faults, good. Rare
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £38
Lot 5:
Lot 5
Sir Julien Cahn's XI 1939. Octagonal six page fixture list for the 1939 season bound in leather in Cahn's black, grey and pink colours, gilt title to front. Minor soiling to covers, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 6:
Lot 6
Cardiff Cricket Club. An official fixture card for the 1880 season, and two Member's Tickets with fixtures printed to centre pages for 1883 and 1884. Qty 3. Odd faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 7:
Lot 7
Cassell & Co. 'Matches at the Oval, 1883. Matches at Lord's 1883'. A four page folded fixture card advertising Cassell's sporting books, with matches listed at both grounds for June, July and August 1883. Some wear, foxing and splitting to fold, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 8:
Lot 8
'The Fight for the Cricket Championship 1900'. Six page folding fixture card produced by Duke & Sons, Penshurst, Kent. The card, with humorous cartoon of 'Prehistoric Cricket' to front, lists all County Championship matches for the 1900 season, also the West Indian tour fixtures, Kent Club and Ground etc. Some wear, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 9:
Lot 9
Yorkshire club cricket 1868-1903. Five fixture/ member cards for Yorkshire clubs. Cards are Eccleshill C.C. 1868, Ilkley C.C. 1870, Londesbro' Park C.C. 1893, Springfield C.C. 1899, and Hull C.C. 1903. The Hull card cloth bound in fragile condition. The others with odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 10:
Lot 10
'First Class Cricket Fixtures 1908'. Eight page booklet published by Smith & Sons, gentlemen's tailors, London, listing first class fixtures for 1908, also those of the touring Philadelphians. Front and rear covers feature photographic images of cricketers in batting, bowling and fielding poses. Lacking staple which has left rust staining, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 11:
Lot 11
'The Crescent Cricket Club Season 1888'. Original single page flyer for a 'Grand Smoking Concert' at the Cock Assembly Rooms, Cock Tavern Highbury, 3rd March 1888. The flyer printed in gold ink on pink paper with ornate border, printed titles and the programme for the event. Heavy folds, some tears and fading. Fair/ good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 12:
Lot 12
'Principle Cricket Fixtures, 1907'. One of a series of small booklets published by the Cricket Press, originally priced at one penny. This issue features Capt. E.G. Wynyard (Hampshire & England 1878-1908) to the front cover. Not listed in Padwick. Rusting to staple otherwise in good/ very good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 13:
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Stoics Cricket Club. Early 'List of Matches' folding fixture cards for 1879, 1881, 1886, 1888-1890 and 1894. Also two 'Rules and List of Members' booklets for 1885 and 1888, and a fixture card for two tours, date unknown. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 10
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
It is believed that the Stoics Cricket Club was founded in 1877, originally for the old boys of Westminster School. Notable players who appeared include A.E. Stoddart, C.J. Kortwright and R.W.V. Robins, but it was while playing for Hampstead against Stoics in a one day match in 1886 that Stoddart scored 485 in a total of 813 for 9, the Stoics not getting a bat
Lot 14:
Lot 14
England v Australia, Lord's 1930 and 1938. Official 'Large Mound Stand' match tickets for Saturday 28th June, 2nd Test at Lord's 1930 and Saturday 24th June, 2nd Test at Lord's 1938. Minor folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 15:
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Cricket posters. Original posters for the charity match, Brondesbury C.C. v Middlesex C.C.C. 1957 and for 'The Forty Club XI (Capt. Sir Leonard Hutton v Coventry & District (Diocese) XI (Capt. J. Hews)' played at Courthaulds Sports Ground in 1962.. Both 15"x20". Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £25
Lot 16:
Lot 16 Lot 16
'Arthur Shrewsbury & Richard Daft's Team to the North America 1879'. Early printed passenger list for the 'Inman Line. List of saloon passengers per Royal Mail Steamer 'City of Richmond' from New York to Liverpool, sailing October 25th 1879'. 4pp folding listing printed on mauve paper with titles and vignette of the ship to front wrapper ruled in gilt, list of passengers including all the tour players to inside pages and maritime map of the North Atlantic Ocean to rear wrapper. Players listed included Shrewsbury, Daft, Pinder, Barnes, Lockwood, Ford, Ulyett, Shaw, Emmett, Bates etc. Some horizontal folds and some soiling to page edges and creasing otherwise in remarkably good condition for its age. Ex Arthur Shrewsbury by direct descent and previously sold as part of lot 110 of Christies sale of June 1995.
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
The tour was arranged by J.P. Ford, A member of the Nottinghamshire Town Council, who had interests in North America, asked Richard Daft to select and lead a side of professionals on a tour of North America in the autumn of 1879. Daft picked six other Nottinghamshire players plus five from Yorkshire to accompany him. The main fixture was against Philadelphia, where around 25,000 attended the three day game and due to this fixture the tour was a success. A baseball match was arranged in New York later in the tour
Lot 17:
Lot 17
Don Bradman. Royal Australian Mint 1996 $5 'Sir Donald Bradman' coin, and another 2001 coin, both in presentation cases. Also an 'Australian Legends' Medallic first day cover dated January 1997 with commemorative $5 Bradman coin. Sold with two full sheet of similar Bradman stamps in souvenir packs etc. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 18:
Lot 18
England tour of Australia 1954-1955. The Savings Bank of South Australia advertising ink blotter, unused. To one side is a pink ink blotter, to face printed pictures of the 'English Cricketers 1954-1955- Don't be caught at "Silly Point"- for a good "score" save regularly at The Savings Bank of South Australia'. 8.75"x3.75". VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 19:
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John Arlott. Middlesex v Gloucestershire, 2nd-4th May 1973. Original three page typed manuscript written by Arlott for an article for The Guardian newspaper. Writing at the close of play on the opening match of the 1973 County Championship season, Arlott describes how 'The perennial uncertainty of Maytime form produced an interestingly uneven pattern of play at Lord's yesterday. Gloucestershire, in a couple of bursts of enterprise, hauled themselves from the brink of collapse to an upright position'. Sold with a official match scorecard for the match annotated in hand by Arlott. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
The rain affected match ended in a draw with no play possible on the second day
Lot 20:
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Lancashire v Surrey 1870. Original copy of the Manchester Evening News for 27th May 1870. The four page issue includes a thirty line report on the first day's play at Old Trafford (Surrey 103, Lancashire 96 for 6). This was the first match of the season and the benefit game for F.R. Reynolds 'who had been the professional bowler of the Manchester club for a period of ten years'. Odd faults and minor loss, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Frederick Reginald Evans (Lancashire 1865-1874) was manager of Old Trafford cricket ground from 1860 to 1908
Lot 21:
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'Early Cricket'. The scrapbook of Ernest Short. The scrapbook is a copy of E.V. Lucas's 'The Hambledon Men' of 1907 extensively extended with the inclusion of pictures, newspaper cuttings, typed notes etc, much referring to cricket later than the original book, so that the finished scrapbook is 3" thick, and bound in green calf with the spine title of 'Early Cricket. Ex libris E.H. Short' in gilt. The majority of the additions to the original book are magazine and newspaper cuttings accumulated during Short's time in London. Notable contents include a candid sepia photograph of Patsy Hendren, Sydney Southerton journalist and editor of Wisden 1934/35, White, Chapman, Tate and Hammond on the 1928/29 England tour in Australia at a railway station. Signatures of nine of the contributors to a BBC Radio Empire Programme 'Back to the Pavilion: Recollections of Lord's', mainly professional actors such as Norman Shelley, but also Plum Warner and Arthur Mailey. A two page typed letter from E.V. Lucas dated 4th December 1905, inviting contributions for the Misses Nyren fund. A typed article on Bonner with handwritten amendments written from his home address of 2, Whitehall Court, SW1. A signed postcard dated 10th June 1946 from C.B. Fry at Hamble inviting Short and any others he wishes to his box at Lord's for three forthcoming matches etc. Wear and bowing to covers, generally good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £160
Ernest Short (1875-1959), an Australian, was for a time the London correspondent of a Melbourne paper. He wrote some books from the mid-1920s to the mid-1950s on art, sculpture, etc
Lot 22:
Lot 22
Don Bradman 1908-2001. Five original Australian and three English newspapers featuring extensive coverage of Bradman's funeral and tributes. Publications are The Advertiser, The Sunday Mail, The Herald Sun, The Sunday Morning Herald, The Observer, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph. Sold with a printed 'Operational Brief' for the funeral procession containing the protocol to be observed by attendees, the route of the cortege and motor cycle escorts, emergency services, communications, personnel etc. Also four colour candid photographs of Bradman's house and the funeral cortege in progress. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 23:
Lot 23
New Zealand tour to England 1949. An official four page programme for a 'Concert & Prize Distribution' held on board the Q.S.M.V. 'Dominion Monarch' on 16th March 1949 on which the New Zealand touring party were travelling to England. The decorative programme lists Walter Hadlee as 'Stage Manager' for the production, Bert Sutcliffe as 'Official Censor', and Frank Gilligan as 'Compere'. Also an official menu for the dinner on board dated 31st March 1949, signed to the inside front cover by four passengers (non-cricketers). Sold with a menu for the 'British Sportsman's Club Luncheon to the West Indian Cricketers' held at the Savoy Hotel, 16th April 1957, and a further menu for a 'Dinner to the Pakistan Team' held at the Surrey Tavern, 17th July 1967. Creasing to the 1967 menu, the others in good/ very good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
The team sailed from Wellington on the 'Dominion Monarch' on 26th February 1949, arriving at Southampton on 2nd April 1949
Lot 24:
Lot 24
Colin Blythe. Kent & England 1899-1914. Official order of service for 'The Rededication of the Colin Blythe Memorial' held at Kent County Cricket Club on 8th November 2017, and a matching menu for the luncheon held for the event. Sold with a mono real photograph plain back postcard of Blythe in bowling pose. Also an order of service for 'The Rededication of the Memorial of the Honourable Ivo Bligh and Florence Morphy' held at St Mary Magdalene Church, Cobham on the 18th May 2011, and an order of service 'Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of W.G. Grace, St George's Church Beckenham, 17th July 1998,with accompanying booklet compiled by the Rector of Beckenham, Canon G.E. Carpenter. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
Lot 25:
Lot 25
George Hubert Graham Doggart. Cambridge University, Sussex & England 1948-1961. A selection of ephemera relating to Doggart including an order of service for a Service of Thanksgiving held at Chichester Cathedral 27th April 2018, photograph cuttings of Doggart at university, official scorecards for England v West Indies at Lord's and Old Trafford in 1950, Doggart's only two Test matches etc. Sold with an order of service for Doug Insole held at St John's Wood Church, 23 February 2018. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
Lot 26:
Lot 26
Middlesex C.C.C. County Champions 1976. Two large scrapbooks comprising a comprehensive collection of press cuttings relating to the 1976 English domestic season with good coverage of Middlesex and the Test series against West Indies. Covers a little worn, contents in good condition. Sold with a Wisden Cricketers' Almanack for 1977. Limp cloth covers. Slight bowing to spine otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £22
Lot 27:
Lot 27 Lot 27
Subbuteo Table Cricket 1970s. 'Test Match Edition' in original box. Appears complete with cloth pitch, fielders, batsmen, umpires, scoreboard, sightscreens, score determinator, bat, balls, spectators and deckchairs, printed playing instructions, scorecard etc. Sold with a 'Club Edition' of the game with rolled mat, players, scoreboard, fence surround sight screens etc. Wear, soiling and staining to lids, internally in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15

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