Cricket Scorecards, FDCs, Programmes, Magazines etc

Lot 672:
Lot 672 Lot 672
'M.C.C. Australian Tour 1936-37'. The original scorebook for the M.C.C. tour of Australia and New Zealand 1936-1937. Compiled by W.H. Ferguson, the M.C.C. official scorer for the tour. The scorebook half bound in leather with cloth boards with gilt titles to front board 'M.C.C. Australian Tour 1936-37' with 'Capt R. Howard. Manager.' in gilt to bottom right hand corner. The leather worn and scuffed with some staining to cloth, particularly to the back board. The scorebook covers all twenty nine matches played on the tour beginning with the one day match played against All Ceylon at Colombo on October 3rd 1936 and concluding with the final match of the tour against an Auckland and Wellington team at Wellington on the 1st-3rd April 1937. Each match is beautifully recorded in ink in Ferguson's hand. Full details for each match include the batsmen's individual scoring strokes and number of minutes batted, full bowling analyses, with notes of wides and no-balls, extras and fall of wickets. In addition, there are brief notes on the weather conditions, who won the toss, the names of the umpires and scorers and notable partnerships. The exhibition match in Tasmania is recorded as is the batting exhibition put on by the M.C.C. after winning their two day game with New South Wales Country XI at Canberra early. The scorebook was acquired direct from the family of Captain Rupert Howard by a cricket dealer some years ago and was purchased by the present vendor. A unique record of this 1930's M.C.C. tour. Good condition
Estimate: £1800/2500
Hammer price: unsold
M.C.C. under the captaincy of 'Gubby' Allen left Southampton for Australia on 12th September 1936, arriving at Perth via Colombo on the 13th October 1936. They played twenty five matches in Australia and a further three in New Zealand. Having started off the Test series well, winning the first two Tests, M.C.C, lost the remaining three Tests and so failed to regain the Ashes. England's failure can be attributed to a combination of poor batting and the brilliance of Don Bradman. The tour was a financial success due to the fluctuating nature of the Tests and broke all records with receipts amounting to £90,909 with over 900,000 people attending. Bradman made 82 in the 2nd Test, 270 in the 3rd Test, 212 in the 4th Test and 169 in the fifth Test
Lot 673:
Lot 673 Lot 673
'Clapton Cricket Club. Matches 1845 - [1853]'. Very early and original red leather bound scorebook for the club with titles in gilt to front cover and brass metal clip fastener to edge, marbled page block and was produced by Harris & Galabin, Stationers of Fenchurch Street, London. The scorebook appears to record thirty matches played in the period 1845 to 1853 by Clapton, the majority from 1845 to 1847, with matches played against Haileybury, Dulwich (Union), Oxford & Cambridge Universities (combined XII), Haileybury College, Oxford University, Cambridge University, Cambridge Quidnuncs, Blackheath Dartmouth, Blackheath Paragon, Montpelier Club, Surry [Surrey] Club, Kings Walden and Godalming. Some notable players took part in these matches including four of the Walker (of Southgate) brothers who played regularly for Clapton C.C. prior to the formation of the Southgate Club (circa 1858) for which they became known, John Walker, Alfred Walker, Frederic Walker, Arthur Henry Walker, William Nicholson, Thomas Sherman, Edmund Reeves, William Denison, George Brockwell (Uncle of William), Frederick Caesar (Brother of Julius), Charles Gordon, Thomas Craven and appearing in two of the matches and playing for Blackheath Dartmouth, Nicholas Felix (Wanostrocht) scoring 43 runs against Clapton in July 1845 and scoring 96 not out for Blackheath against Clapton in July 1846. The match played between Montpelier (the original tenants of the Kennington Oval) and Clapton on 17th July 1845 was played for a 100 guineas a side, the announcement of the match in the press on the 13th July 1845 read 'The Montpelier and Upper Clapton Clubs will play their annual match on the Surrey Ground, Kennington Oval on Thursday next, the 17th instant, and from the celebrity of these strong clubs, a great treat is expected. The ground is in fine condition'. A report on the match on the 20th July 1845 reads 'A match, which excited considerable interest, took place between the above clubs on Thursday last, at the New Ground, Kennington Oval. Some fine play was exhibited on both sides....'. Both Arthur Haygarth and W.W. Read (in various books) state that this match was the first to be played at the Kennington Oval although H.H. Montgomery in his book 'The History of Kennington does not, he suggests that the first actual game at the Oval was played on the 13th May 1845. To the back of the scorebook neatly handwritten to two facing pages are the 'Averages of Runs obtained in Matches for 1845' and 'Averages of Runs obtained in Matches for 1846' and also of wickets taken. There are also annotated notes regarding the past season. For 1845 the notes read 'The Club played 8 matches of which 4 were won, 2 were lost and 2 undecided.... The season was very wet and unfavourable and several of the first rate matches were impeded thereby'. For 1846 'The club played 9 matches, 5 won, 3 lost and 1 undecided. The finest weather we ever had'. Plus there is a handwritten team sheet with names and order of batting numbers to sides. Craven and Gordon scored the most runs in 1845 and John Walker and Gordon were highest in 1846 with Craven and Alfred Waker taking the most wickets. The scorebook has been very neatly compiled and interestingly laid out and in two distinctive hands, the pages preprinted with titles with an innings to a page. The early matches from 1845 to 1847 have handwritten headings detailing the two teams playing, the ground and the date of the match. There follows a series of matches where no headings with dates appear however the first match with no heading has been identified as being between Clapton and Cambridge Quidnuncs in 1853 and the penultimate match written in the book has titles to the top border v Blackheath 17th August 1853 so it is reasonable to assume all games lacking their heading took place in that year although there seems to be major changes to the Clapton team for the last match entered, so this may have been at a later date. The 'celebrated' Clapton Club was formed in 1832 and re-formed in 1854. The scorebook has some minor wear to boards, A very early and beautifully compiled scorebook, thought to have been lost or destroyed, with some famous names from the birth of cricket
Estimate: £1800/2500
Hammer price: £1400
The scorebook has been in the vendors family possession for over 30 years. The book 'The Walkers of Southgate. A Famous Brotherhood of Cricket'. W.A. Bettesworth 1990 devotes several pages to the club and the Walkers involvement therein. A passage from the book reads 'In his [John Walker] early days he was one of the supporters of the old Clapton Club being assisted in his efforts to promote the club's success by Mr W. Nicholson, who himself was a famous wicket-keeper and batsman [pages 27/28]. There is a six page chapter on pages 161-166 entitled 'Early Matches' which refers in great detail on matches played for Clapton by the Walker brothers. 'As is perhaps only natural, the records of the early days of the Walkers in the cricket field are not only incomplete but almost non-existent. Occasionally by good fortune one may come across a score of an old Clapton or Southgate Albert match, but as far as can be ascertained the score books were destroyed some years ago. This is the more to be regretted because many of the famous players of the day assisted the Clapton Club. Mr John Walker and Mr William Nicholson were the founders (??) of the old Clapton C.C. and constantly played for it, together with Mr Fred Walker and Mr Alfred Walker. ..... Whenever one happens upon a report of an old Clapton match one is pretty sure to find that the fast underhand bowling of A. Walker esq was the chief cause of the defeat of the other side, and that either Mr John or Mr Fred made some very hard hits and scored pretty largely'. Another match which appears in the scorebook and is mentioned by Bettesworth is the Clapton v Cambridge Quidnuncs game of 1853. 'Another interesting match this year was between the Quidnuncs and Clapton. The former making 106 and 201 for nine wickets, and Clapton 117 and 29 for six wickets.... Not withstanding the inducement which the London season holds out to the majority of young men assiduously engaged in sowing their wild oats, a fair quota of Quidnuncs appeared at Clapton on Thursday last. There were two vacancies, to be sure, to be filled up..... A greater treat than the Clapton cricket offered to the Quidnuncs can hardly be imagined: amongst their ranks every style had its professor'. Mr F. Walker, played for the Quidnuncs, scoring 31 not out and 43, both the highest scores on his side. For Clapton Mr John, Mr Alfred and Mr Arthur Walker all made runs, while Mr Alfred was irresistible with the ball, taking fourteen wickets...'

References to the club come mainly from research work carried out by the vendor (copies of the research notes which will accompany the scorebook when sold), the auctioneers research, Bettesworth's book, Haygarth's 'Scores & Biographies' and 'The Montpelier Cricket Club'. Philip Paine 2010
Lot 674:
Lot 674
England v Australia 1909. Early original silk scorecard for the first Test match played at Edgbaston, Birmingham on the 27th-29th May 1909. The scorecard with fully completed details, mounted, framed and glazed, is in excellent condition with blue printing bright. Overall 10.5"x14". Rarely seen in this condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
In a low scoring match, England won the Test by 10 wickets. Australia were bowled out for just 74 in their first innings, Warwick Armstrong top scoring with 24. For England, Colin Blythe took six and George Hirst 4 wickets in the innings. In reply England totalled 121 all out with Jones 28, Tyldesley 24 and Jessop 22, Armstrong taking 5-27. England then bowled out Australia for 151, Gregory and Ransford making 43 each and Blythe and Hirst taking five wickets each. England made 105 without loss to win
Lot 675:
Lot 675
England v Australia 1909. Early original silk scorecard for the second Test match played at Lord's on 14th-16th June 1909. The scorecard with fully completed details, mounted, framed and glazed, is in excellent condition with blue printing bright. Overall 10.5"x14". Rarely seen in this condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Australia won the Test by nine wickets. England batted first and made 269 all out, King top scoring with 60, Cotter, Laver and Noble sharing the wickets. In reply, Australia made 350 all out with Ransford making 143 not out, Ralf taking 5-85 for England. In their second innings England were bowled out for 121, Armstrong taking 6-35. Australia then made the required total to win the match losing only Bardsley for 0
Lot 676:
Lot 676
England v Australia 1909. Early original silk scorecard for the third Test match played at Headingley on the 1st-3rd July 1909. The scorecard with fully completed details, mounted, framed and glazed, is in excellent condition with blue printing bright. Overall 10.5"x14". Rarely seen in this condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Australia won the match by 126 runs. For Australia, Gregory made 64, Ransford 45 and Macartney took 7-58 in the first innings, Armstrong made 45, Cotter took 5-38 and Macartney 4-27 in the 2nd innings giving him match figures of 11-85. For England, Sharp made 61 and Tyldesley 55 in the first innings and Barnes took 6-63 in the second innings bowling 35 overs, sixteen of which were maidens
Lot 677:
Lot 677
England v Australia 1909. Early original silk scorecard for the fourth Test match played at Old Trafford, Manchester on the 26th-28th July 1909. The scorecard with fully completed details, mounted, framed and glazed, is in excellent condition with blue printing bright. Overall 10.5"x14". Rarely seen in this condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
The match was drawn. For Australia, Laver took 8-31 in the first innings. In the second innings Ransford made 54, Macartney 51 and Trumper 48. For England, Barnes took 5-56 and Blythe 5-63 in the first innings and Spooner made 58 in the second innings
Lot 678:
Lot 678
England v Australia 1909. Early original silk scorecard for the fifth and final Test match played at the Kennington Oval on the 9th-11th August 1909. The scorecard with fully completed details, mounted, framed and glazed, is in excellent condition with blue printing bright. Overall 10.5"x14". Rarely seen in this condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
The match was drawn. For Australia, Bardesley top scored with 136 & 130, the first player to score a century in both innings of a Test match and Cotter took 6-95 in the first innings. For England, Rhodes top scored with 66 & 54 and in the first innings Sharp made 105, Fry 62 and Carr took 5-146. Australia won the series by two Tests to one
Lot 679:
Lot 679
'A First Class Match completed in a Day!'. ' Lancashire v Surrey 1888'. Original and scarce silk scorecard for the match played at Old Trafford on the 2nd August 1888, the match was scheduled for three days but thirty wickets fell in one day in this extraordinary game. Fully printed match details. The scorecard printed by Wright & Co of 41 St Andrew's Hill, Doctor's Common, EC. Minor wear to edges and slight soiling to borders otherwise in very good condition. A rare and early commemorative silk scorecard
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £360
Surrey won the match by an innings and 25 runs. Lancashire batted first and made only 35 all out (46.1 overs), Surrey then made 123 all out and bowled Lancashire out again for 63 all out (41 overs). George Lohmann took thirteen wickets in the match, 8-13 in the first and 5-38 in the second, Beaumont taking 5-19 in the Lancashire second innings. All but one wicket in the second innings was bowled. W.W. Read top scored with 49, Key 25 and Sugg made 20. Lohmann took four wickets in five balls for Surrey in the second innings
Lot 680:
Lot 680
'The Largest Innings Recorded in an Inter-County Match'. 'Surrey v Sussex 1888'. Original and scarce silk scorecard for the match played at the Kennington Oval on the 9th to 11th August 1888. Fully printed match details. The scorecard printed by Wright & Co of 41 St Andrew's Hill, Doctor's Common, EC. Minor wear and fraying to edges and slight soiling to borders otherwise in very good condition. A rare and early commemorative silk scorecard
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £130
Surrey won the match by an innings and 485 runs. Surrey batted first and made 698 all out, with Bowden top scoring with 189, W.W. Read with 171, Shuter 95, Key 84, Abel 59. Sussex bowled all eleven players during the Surrey innings. Sussex then batted and made 114 and 99 all out. Lohmann taking eleven wickets in the match, Smith making 37 and 29 for Sussex.

Surrey won the 'un-official' Championship in 1888
Lot 681:
Lot 681
'George Burton. 10 wickets in the match'. Surrey v Middlesex 1888. Original and scarce silk scorecard for the match played at the Kennington Oval on the 19th-21st July 1888. George Burton (Middlesex 1881-1893) in the Surrey first innings took all ten Surrey wickets for fifty nine runs from 52.3 overs with 25 maiden overs. Fully printed match details. Odd very minor faults otherwise in good/very good condition. A rare and early commemorative silk scorecard
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: unsold
In a closely fought low scoring match, Surrey won the match by three wickets. Middlesex batting first made 161 all out with Scott making the highest score of 60, Lohmann and Beaumont taking seven wickets between them. In reply Middlesex made 163 all with Burton taking all ten wickets for fifty nine runs, Kingston Key making 51. In Middlesex's second innings they were bowled out for 53 with Lohmann taking 7-32. Surrey won the match with seven wickets down achieving their total of 52 with only two batsman making double figures, Burton taking a further three wickets, thirteen in the match
Lot 682:
Lot 682
M.C.C. and Ground v Australians 1884. Rare early scorecard for the match played at Lord's on the 22nd & 23rd May 1884. Only part printed detail. Some browning and age toning, centre fold to card, minor loss to one corner otherwise in generally good condition. Adhesive marks to reverse
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £90
M.C.C. beat the Australians by an innings and 115 runs. W.G. Grace made 101, Barnes 105 and Steel 134 for M.C.C., Spofforth taking 4-98, for Australia McDonnell made 64, Murdoch 58no with Grace taking 4-61 and Studd 6-96
Lot 683:
Lot 683 Lot 683
England v Australian Services, Second Victory Test 1945. Official scorecard for the 'Army Cricket Association (Inter-Services Cricket Committee)', England v Australia, the second 'Victory Test', played at Bramall Lane, Sheffield June 23rd, 25th & 26th 1945. Complete handwritten scores in pencil. Sold with another copy, front page only, and press cuttings reporting on the match. Some wear and creasing to the scorecards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
England won the Test by 41 runs at 5.46pm on the third day of the match. For England, Hammond made 100, Washbrook 63, Pope took eight wickets in the match and Pollard took five in the second innings. For Australia, Whitington and Workman made 61 and 63 respectively in the second innings,
Lot 684:
Lot 684
England v South Africa 1924. Official scorecard for the second Test match, England v South Africa played at Lord's 28th June- 1st July 1924, which England won by an innings and 18 runs. Complete printed scores. The scorecard has been tightly trimmed, adhesive damage to verso, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a small album page nicely signed in ink by eight members of the England team, including the only four England players who batted in the match, Hobbs, Sutcliffe, Woolley and Hendren. The other signatures are Tyldesley, Hearne, Tate and Kilner. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
In their only innings, England declared on 531-2, Hobbs scoring 211, Sutcliffe 122, Woolley 134no and Hendren 50no
Lot 685:
Lot 685
Australia tour to England 1899. Very rare official scorecard for 'The Australians v an England XI' played at Truro, 7th-8th July 1899. Handwritten scores in pencil, centre fold otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £200
The Australians won the match by eight wickets
Lot 686:
Lot 686
Pre World War II scorecards. Seven scorecards including England v Australia, The Oval, 16th-22nd August 1930. Lancashire v Australians, Old Trafford, 2nd-5th June 1934. Surrey v West Indies, The Oval, 27th-30th May 1933. Gentlemen v Players, The Oval, 4th-6th July 1923, and at Lord's 13th-15th July 1927, 17th-19th July 1929. Oxford v Cambridge, Lord's, 6th-8th July 1914. Printed and handwritten scores, some folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 687:
Lot 687 Lot 687
England v Australia 1977. Two official scorecards for the first Test, Lord's 16th-21st June 1977 and the fifth Test, The Oval 25th-30th August 1977. The Lord's scorecard signed by Bob Willis who took nine wickets in the match. The Oval scorecard signed by eight England and three Australia players. Signatures are Tony Grieg, Bob Woolmer, Geoff Boycott, Bob Willis, Mike Hendrick, Graham Roope, Derek Underwood, Alan Knott, David Hookes, Greg Chappell and Ray Bright. Both scorecards with complete printed scores, both matches were drawn. Horizontal crease to the Lord's card, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 688:
Lot 688
Essex v Surrey 1983. Official scorecard for the match played in May 1983. Norbert Phillip and Neil Foster bowled out Surrey for 14 in their first innings, which is still the sixth lowest ever total in a first class game, with Phillip taking 6 wickets for 4 runs and Foster 4 wickets for 10 runs. Fully completed printed details. Signed by both twenty three players including the two bowlers. Other signatures include Fletcher, Gooch, McEwan, R. East, Hardie etc of Essex, Knight, Payne, Monkhouse, Butcher, Clarke etc of Surrey. Mounted, framed and glazed, otherall 15.5"x12.5". Some fading to signatures, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 689:
Lot 689
M.C.C. tour of Australia 1946-47. Two Australian tour folding card souvenirs. One with fixtures, names of the team and fixture card and to reverse a printed scorecard issued by United Licensed Victuallers Association (ULVA). NSW Branch who were campaigning post war for 10pm closing in bars rather than 6pm, the other, issued by Austin Equipment Company of Sydney, similar but to reverse caricature portraits of 'Know your cricket terms'. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 690:
Lot 690
'John Edrich 226 not out'. Official scorecard for the Surrey v Middlesex Championship match played at the Oval on the 8th-10th July 1967. Nicely signed by Surrey opening batsman John Edrich who scored 226 not out and shared in a third wicket partnership of 297 with Ken Barrington. Fully completed match score. Handwritten and printed annotation. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
This was John Edrich's highest first class score at the time
Lot 691:
Lot 691
Australia tour to England 1948. Small box comprising a selection of official scorecards, tour brochures magazines etc relating to the 1948 tour. Two scorecards for South of England v Australians, 1st-3rd September 1948, signed in pencil to face and verso by Bill Johnston, Ray Lindwall and Lindsay Hassett etc., M.C.C. v Australians, Lord's 22nd-25th May 1948 etc. Handwritten and printed scores. Tour brochures include 'Fight for the Ashes' Macartney and Foster, '1948 The Australian Tour' Robertson-Glasgow, 'The Ashes' Neville Cardus etc. 'The Cricketer' magazine volume XXIX nos. 1-10 plus 'Spring Annual 1948' and 'The Annual 1948-49'. 'Bradman's War', Malcolm Knox, London 2013 etc. Some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £36
Lot 692:
Lot 692
Australia tour to England 1953. Collection of scorecards from the 1953 Ashes tour. Includes scorecards for all five Test matches, first Test, Trent Bridge, 11th-16th June, second Test, Lord's, 25th-30th June, third Test, Old Trafford, 9th-14th July, fourth Test, Headingley, 23rd-28th July, and fifth Test, The Oval, 15th-19th August 1953. Handwritten and printed scores. Tour matches include v Yorkshire, Bradford 6th-8th May and at Sheffield 20th-23rd June, v M.C.C., Lord's 16th-19th May, v Middlesex, Lord's 18th-21st July, v Essex, Southend 12th-14th August, v Somerset, Taunton 22nd-25th August, and v Kent, Canterbury 29th August- 1st September 1953. Sold with a 'News Chronicle Cricket Annual 1953' and ten copies of 'The Cricketer' magazine from 1953. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 693:
Lot 693
Australia tour to England 1956. Collection of scorecards, tour brochures, magazines etc from the 1956 Ashes tour. Scorecards are first Test, Trent Bridge 7th-12th June, second Test, Lord's 21st-26th June, third Test, Headingley 12th-17th July, and fifth Test, The Oval 23rd-28th August. Tour match scorecards are v M.C.C., Lord's 26th-29th May, v Sussex, Hove 2nd-5th June, and v Essex 18th-21st August 1956. Tour brochures include 'The Test Matches of 1954/55', E.W. Swanton reprinted from the Daily Telegraph, 'Flagstaff Cricket Annual 1956', and a 'News Chronicle Cricket Annual 1956' etc. Also twelve copies of 'The Cricketer' magazine from 1956, a Nicholls 'Crusader' miniature cricket bat with printed facsimile signatures of the England team, and a well used hardback Wisden Cricketers' Almanack for 1957 etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 694:
Lot 694
Alec Bedser. England v Australia 1953. Official scorecard for the first Test played at Trent Bridge, 11th-16th June 1953. Nicely signed in ink by Alec Bedser who took fourteen wickets in the drawn match. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 695:
Lot 695
Brian Lara 2004. Radial score chart of Lara's world record Test Innings of 400no for West Indies v England 2004 by Bill Frindall. Limited edition no. 223/400. Signed in pencil by Bill Frindall. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £78
Lot 696:
Lot 696 Lot 696
England v Australia 2005. Two radial score charts, one for Andrew Flintoff's 102 at Trent Bridge, limited edition no. 43/102, the other for Kevin Pietersen's 158 at The Oval, limited edition no. 51/158. Both signed in pencil by Bill Frindall. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 697:
Lot 697
Yorkshire. Scarborough Cricket Club Centenary Cricket Festival 1986. Eight official first day covers issued to commemorate the centenary of the Scarborough Festival. Each cover signed by multiple past and present Yorkshire players. Signatures include Boycott, Bairstow, Sutcliffe, Old, Cope, Appleyard, R. Hutton, Lester, Dickie Bird, L. Hutton etc. Approx. eighty signatures, some duplication. Sold with five other signed covers. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 698:
Lot 698
William John 'Bill' Edrich. Middlesex & England, 1937-1958. 50th Anniversary first day cover of the first flight of the Bristol Blenheim, dated 12th April 1985. Signed by former war-time Blenheim pilot Bill Edrich and fourteen others, R.E.S. Wyatt, Les Ames, Tom Graveney, Tony Lock, Godfrey Evans, Geoff Boycott, Tony Grieg, Ian Chappell, Mike Smith, Simon O'Donnell, Richie Benaud, Bill Lawry, Bob Willis and David Allen. Complete with original printed card inserts detailing Edrich's military and cricketing careers and a history of the Bristol Blenheim. Limited edition no. 583/1157. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 699:
Lot 699
William John 'Bill' Edrich. Middlesex & England, 1937-1958. 50th Anniversary first day cover of the first flight of the Bristol Blenheim, dated 12th April 1985. Signed by former war-time Blenheim pilot Bill Edrich and eighteen others, Ray Illingworth, Tom Graveney, Mike Brearley, Tony Lewis, Sunil Gavaskar, John Edrich, Alec Bedser, Richie Benaud, Henry Blofeld, Hanif Mohammad, Godfrey Evans, Clive Lloyd, Tony Greig, Bob Taylor, John Snow, Geoff Boycott, Bob Willis and Phil Edmonds. Complete with original printed card inserts detailing Edrich's military and cricketing careers and a history of the Bristol Blenheim. Limited edition no. 1020/1157. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 700:
Lot 700
William John 'Bill' Edrich. Middlesex & England, 1937-1958. 50th Anniversary first day cover of the first flight of the Bristol Blenheim, dated 12th April 1985. Signed by former war-time Blenheim pilot Bill Edrich and fourteen others, R.E.S. Wyatt, Bob Willis, Les Ames, Tom Graveney, Tony Lock, David Allen, Godfrey Evans, Mike Smith, Simon O'Donnell, Richie Benaud, Bill Lawry, Geoff Boycott, Tony Greig and Ian Chappell. Complete with original printed card inserts detailing Edrich's military and cricketing careers and a history of the Bristol Blenheim. Limited edition no. 582/1157. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 701:
Lot 701
William John 'Bill' Edrich. Middlesex & England, 1937-1958. 50th Anniversary first day cover of the first flight of the Bristol Blenheim, dated 12th April 1985. Signed by former war-time Blenheim pilot Bill Edrich and seven others, Graeme Hick, Alec Bedser, Eric Bedser, David Gower, Tony Lock, Mike Gatting and Peter May. Lacking original printed card inserts. Limited edition no. 961/1157. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 702:
Lot 702
William John 'Bill' Edrich. Middlesex & England, 1937-1958. 50th Anniversary first day cover of the first flight of the Bristol Blenheim, dated 12th April 1985. Signed by former war-time Blenheim pilot Bill Edrich and seven others, David Sheppard, Tony Lock, Graham Gooch, Colin Cowdrey, Alf Gover, Geoff Boycott and Don Bradman. Complete with original printed card inserts detailing Edrich's military and cricketing careers and a history of the Bristol Blenheim. Limited edition no. 988/1157. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 703:
Lot 703 Lot 703
William John 'Bill' Edrich. Middlesex & England, 1937-1958. A selection of four multi-signed 50th Anniversary first day covers of the first flight of the Bristol Blenheim, dated 12th April 1985. Each signed by former war-time Blenheim pilot Bill Edrich. Other signatures include, David Sheppard, Colin Cowdrey, Tom Graveney, Godfrey Evans, Tony Greig, Ian Chappell, Richie Benaud, David Gower, Mike Gatting, Alec and Eric Bedser, Peter May, R.E.S. Wyatt etc. Three covers complete with original printed card inserts detailing Edrich's military and cricketing careers and a history of the Bristol Blenheim. Limited edition nos. 589, 816, 936 and 962 of 1157. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £85
Lot 704:
Lot 704
England v Australia Ashes tours 1970s-2000s. A selection of nineteen commemorative covers issued in England and Australia, all signed or multi-signed by former and current Ashes Test players. Some limited editions. Covers include Centennial Tour 1977, Centenary Test 1980, Ashes 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005 etc. Australian signatures include Allan Border, Rodney Marsh, Brian Taber, Shaun Marsh etc. England signatures include Cyril Washbrook, David Gower, Derek Underwood, Chris Read, Alec Stewart, Peter Such, Nick Cook, Matthew Hoggard, Chris Tavare etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 705:
Lot 705 Lot 705
Signed cricket covers. Red album comprising forty commemorative covers all signed, some multi-signed. Covers include England 'Rebel' tour to South Africa 1982 signed by Gary Kirsten. United Cricket Board of South Africa to celebrate South Africa's return to international cricket, signed by four Board officials, Krish Mackerdhuj, Geoff Dakin, Ali Bacher and Steve Tshwete. Glen Turner Benefit Match, Worcester 9th September 1978. Twelve signatures including Turner, Phil Meade, Tom Graveney, Paul Pridgeon, Roy Booth etc. Scarboroguh Centenary Festival 1986, ten signatures including Len Hutton, Michael Parkinson, Geoff Boycott, Martyn Moxon etc. Other signatures include Martin Crowe, Clyde Walcott, Tim May, Heath Streak, Wayne Daniel, Chris Read, Jimmy Adams, Nathan Astle, Gladstone Small etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £85
Lot 706:
Lot 706
Signed cricket covers. A box comprising a large selection of individually and multi-signed commemorative and first day covers, some limited editions. Covers include two 50th Anniversary first day covers of the first flight of the Bristol Blenheim, dated 12th April 1985. Both signed by former war-time Blenheim pilot Bill Edrich and others. Two United Cricket Board of South Africa covers issued to celebrate both signed by four Board officials, Krish Mackerdhuj, Geoff Dakin, Ali Bacher and Steve Tshwete. Others include England 'Rebel' tour to South Africa 1982 signed by Gary Kirsten. New Zealand tour of England 1986 signed by Ian Botham. Prudential World Cup 1975 signed by Wayne Daniel. World Cup 1979 signed by Desmond Haynes. Australia v West Indies 2000/01 signed by Darren Lehmann. West Indies in England 2000 signed by Jimmy Adams. West Indies v England, Sabina Park 1990 signed by Peter Such, Micky Stewart and Graham Gooch etc. Heavy duplication. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £170
Lot 707:
Lot 707
'W.G. Grace. 150th Anniversary of the Birth of W.G. Grace 1848-1998' Commemorative green album produced by Stamp Publicity in 1998 containing various modern postcards of Grace, twenty four official M.C.C. first day covers with Grace stamps and postmarked for various grounds he played on, with wording by David Frith. The front title page hand signed by Dominic Grace, Great- great grandson of W.G. Limited edition no. 19/150. Sold with three other albums with commemorative covers, 'The Centenary Test Match 1980', limited edition no. 17/1400, 'Prudential World Cup 1983', limited edition no. 27/140, and '100 Years of English County Cricket'. Qty 4. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 708:
Lot 708
Australia v England 1877-1977. 'Centenary of Test Cricket'. 'The Centenary & Jubilee Pair'. Limited edition commemorative folder issued by the T.C.C.B. The folder contains two first day covers signed by the Australian and England teams, postcards and small printed scorecards and postcards of various England and Australian. The Australian cover signed by sixteen players and the England cover signed by twelve players. Signatures include McCosker, Chappell, K. Hughes, Walker, O'Keefe, Thomson, Marsh, Walters, Pascoe, Brearley, Greig, Willis, Underwood, Knott, Lever, Old etc. Limited edition 67/500. Sold with 'The Test Cricket Centenary 1877-1977' commemorative folder with sixteen covers. Limited edition no. 281/750. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £75
Lot 709:
Lot 709
Australian signed first day covers. Six commemorative covers including three Benham silks, each signed by an Australian Test cricketer. Signatures are Don Bradman, Greg Chappell, Tom Moody (signed with Tom Graveney), Carl Rackemann, Dennis Lillee and Allan Border. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
Lot 710:
Lot 710
Signed first day covers. A good selection of forty four commemorative covers, twenty seven of which are Benham Silks, each individually signed. Signatures include Geoff Boycott, Alec and Eric Bedser, Brian Close, Jack Bond, Don Bradman, Graham Gooch, Ted Dexter, Allan Donald, John Edrich, Hansie Cronje, Martin Crowe, Colin Cowdrey, Richard Hadlee, Brian Lara etc. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £260
Lot 711:
Lot 711
Strand Magazine. Two complete copies of the magazine for August 1899 and July 1902, both with cricket articles. The 1899 issue with a six page article 'The Australian Cricketers at Home' by M. Randal Roberts, the 1902 issue with a ten page article 'By Way of Autobiography' by C.B. Fry. Wear to covers, the rear cover detached from the 1899 issue. Internally in very good condition. Sold with two official concert programmes held by the Lambeth Auxiliary Sunday School Union Athletic Association (Cricket Section), 24th October 1935 signed in ink by E.T. Killick (Middlesex & England), and 23rd October 1937 signed in pencil by L.B. Fishlock (Surrey & England). Wear and folds to both, small loss to the 1937 programmes. Also a small mono candid photograph of Frank Worrell and George Tribe walking out to bat at Hastings 5th September 1951, signed in ink by Worrell. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15

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