Cricket Ephemera

Lot 1:
Lot 1
Major William Booth. Yorkshire & England 1908-1914. Official four page order of service for the 'Unveiling and Dedication of Memorial Tablet... Erected by the Yorkshire County Cricket Club' in Booth's memory. The service was held at Pudsey Parish Church, 12th September 1920. Light folds and small adhesive marks to back page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £200
'Major' was Booth's Christian name, not rank. He served in the British army as a Second Lieutenant and died while on active service in France in 1916. Booth played in two Test matches on the 1913/14 M.C.C. tour to South Africa
Lot 2:
Lot 2
New Zealand tour to England 1927. Official folding card menu for the dinner given for the New Zealanders by Richmond Cricket Club, Greyhound Richmond, 29th August 1927. Vertical fold, some ageing, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a 'Sincerity Suits' folding advertising fixture card for the 1927 tour. Red ink stains and wear, only fair condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £58
Lot 3:
Lot 3 Lot 3
Chile tour to Argentina 1924/25. A selection of official ephemera relating to the Chile tour of Argentina. Items are a four page itinerary listing associated Clubs, match and social programmes and Argentine Cricket Association officials, menu for the Dinner in honour of the Chilean Cricket Team held at the Hurlingham Club [Buenos Aires], 26th December 1924, admission ticket for all matches of the tour with printed fixture list to verso, a New Year celebration toast card, and a ticket to the Farewell Banquet held at The Strangers' Club, 476 Barlomoe Mitre [Buenos Aires]. Some adhesive marks, rusting to the staples of the itinerary, otherwise in good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
The 1924/25 tour comprised seven matches played in Buenos Aires and Rosario by and against teams made up of British ex-patriots. It culminated in an unofficial three day 'Test' match played at the Belgrano Athletic Club, Buenos Aires, 1st-3rd January 1925, which Argentina won by 320 runs
Lot 4:
Lot 4
M.C.C. tour of Australia 1924/25. Official players' itinerary for the tour, the front cover with title and M.C.C. colours to top left hand corner. The itinerary lists the members of the touring party, tour programme including matches, time table etc. Player unknown. Some age toning to card wrappers, small adhesive mark to first page and rear wrapper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 5:
Lot 5
M.C.C. and England tour itineraries 1974-1982. Four official players' itineraries for the tours to West Indies 1974, Australia 1978/79, West Indies 1981, and India & Sri Lanka 1981/82. Each booklet with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. Owners unknown. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
Lot 6:
Lot 6
England tour itineraries 1983-1990. Four official players' itineraries for the tours to Fiji, New Zealand & Pakistan 1983/84, India & Australia 1984/85, West Indies 1990, and England 'A' to Zimbabwe & Kenya 1990. Each booklet with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. Owners unknown. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 7:
Lot 7
Nondescripts Cricket Club. 'The Fiftieth Anniversary Dinner of the Nondescripts Cricket Club held at The Cafe Monico 27th January 1926'. Attractive four page menu plus covers for the Dinner in 1926. Excellent decorative covers with cameo images of members of the club with decoration in club colours, ribbon tie in similar colours to edge. To inside 'Songs of the Nondescripts', images of the President etc, Toast List, Entertainment, team photographs then and now and a crossword to back cover. Vertical and horizontal folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 8:
Lot 8
Albert Edwin Trott. M.C.C., Middlesex, Victoria, Australia & England, 1892-1911. Rare original menu on two cards for the Complimentary Luncheon given by E.F. Bourke 'On the Occasion of the Representative Cricket Match between Pretoria and Johannesburg for A.E. Trott's Benefit. Held at the Berea Park, Pretoria, 28th February 1898. Decorative front cover with 'G. MacArthur' of Pretoria hand written, and printed menu to verso, the other card with the printed players' names for both teams. Minor staining to card edges, otherwise in good condition. A scarce item
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £260
Australian born, Albert Trott played for Victoria and Middlesex between 1892 and 1910. He also is one of few players to have played for both Australia, 3 Tests and England, 2 Tests. He is known as the only batsman to hit a ball that cleared the Lord's Pavilion. He committed suicide in 1914 by shooting himself having been ill for some time with little hope of recovery.

The one day match was won by A Bailey's Transvaal XI (Johannesburg) by 162 runs. Trott, playing for Pretoria, took 5 wickets and top scored with 22 runs
Lot 9:
Lot 9
'County Cricket. Kent v Yorkshire'. 1893. Rare and early original handbill for the match played at Rectory Field, Blackheath, 31st July- 2nd August 1893. The names of the Kent XII are printed, including Marchant, Mason, G. Hearne, A. Hearne, W. Hearne etc. Printed footnote reads, 'Yorkshire lead in the County Championship, but Kent are well to the fore'. Printed by C. North. 4.5"x7.5". Excellent condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
In a match that generated much interest as both sides had ambitions to win the County Championship, Yorkshire won by an innings and eleven runs
Lot 10:
Lot 10
Hampshire C.C.C. County Champions 1961. Official menu for the dinner held at The Guildhall, Southampton, 19th March 1962 'To Celebrate the Winning of the 1961 County Championship'. G
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £20
Lot 11:
Lot 11
'The 150th Anniversary of the Marylebone Cricket Club 1787-1937'. Official invitation and menu for the dinner held at the Savoy Hotel, 15th July 1937. Both items with red and gold borders, the menu with matching silk tie. Adhesive marks to the rear cover of the menu, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 12:
Lot 12
Surrey County Cricket Club 'County Champions' Annual Dinner 1953. Official menu for the Dinner held at The Grosvenor House, Park Lane, 2nd December 1953. The menu with raised silver club emblem of the Prince of Wales feathers and titles to front cover, inside pages with Toast List and Menu and a photograph of the team. Light crease to top left corner, minor foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 13:
Lot 13 Lot 13
'Le Monde Illustre'. Early and original 'tabloid' sixteen page French newspaper for the 3rd October 1857. This copy contains a full page illustration of a cricket match entitled 'Le Noble Jeu de Cricket' to page 12 and to page 14 an article in french Le Noble Jeu de Cricket' by Leo de Bernard. The illustration was later used in 'Le Journal Illustre' in June 1864. Very good condition for its age. A rare item
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £90
Lot 14:
Lot 14
Buxton C.C. Isle of Man Tour July 1899. Four page folded card on linen paper in black leather covers with gilt title to front. Comprises travel and accommodation details for a five match tour of the Isle of Man including matches against King William's College, Douglas, Ramsey, Cronkbourne etc, also list of touring members, and a laid down photograph and signature of the Club captain, H. Jackson. Pin holes and rust marks to the pages, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 15:
Lot 15
John Richard Mason. Kent & England 1893-1914. A rare colour wedding souvenir printed on crepe paper for the 'Marriage between Miss Mary Powell and Mr. J.R. Mason at Beckenham Parish Church July 24 1912'. Printed title and biography of Mason to centre, surrounded by decorative floral border with colour flags. Printed by S. Burgess, 8 York Place, Strand, London. Approx. 13"x11", laid to large black album page, with a signed mono postcard of Mason by Mockford of Tonbridge to one side. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £165
Lot 16:
Lot 16
Percy George Herbert Fender. Sussex, Surrey & England 1910-1935. Original handbill/ poster advertising 'A Grand Charity Cricket Match', Ellens v Mr. P.G.H. Fender's XI, at Ellens, Rudgwick (near Horsham, Sussex) on 18th June 1939. Some notable names are listed below including Fender, Walter Hammond, Percy Chapman, Bev Lyon, Ian Peebles, Maurice Allom, Maurice Tate, Gubby Allen, Lord Tennyson, Jim Parks, Bryan Valentine etc and umpires Herbert Strudwick and Andrew Ducat. Printed by R.Lucas, Cranleigh. Originally from Fender's personal collection. 12.5"x6.25". Excellent condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £45
Lot 17:
Lot 17
Railway handbills 1953-1962. Four cricket advertising handbills issued by British Railways for the period. Handbills are for Surrey v Warwickshire at The Oval and M.C.C. v Australians at Lord's 1953, England v India, Headingley 1959, Colwyn Bay Cricket Festival 1957, and Lancashire County Cricket Matches 1959 Season. Also F.A. Cup Final, Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur, Wembley 1962. The majority approx. 6"x10". Crease to the Lancashire handbill, minor ageing, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £70
Lot 18:
Lot 18
Australia tours to England 1938. Two official tickets, one to the members' enclosure for the fourth day of the second Test, England v Australia, Lord's, 28th June 1938. The other ticket is for the third day (Monday) of the third Test, Old Trafford, 8th- 12th July 1938. The match was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Sold with a sepia real photograph postcard of 'Carpet bedding, Australia v England, The Leas, Folkestone', for the tour match against an England XI, 3rd- 6th September 1938. Publisher unknown. Also two mono souvenir prints of official team photographs of the 1934 and 1938 Australian touring parties published by the Daily Mail and News Chronicle respectively. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
Lot 19:
Lot 19 Lot 19
George Bainbridge Barrington. Derbyshire 1880-1887. Original stock dividend Warrant for Interest no. 796 issued to Barrington, 13th January 1900, by the Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada. Addressed to Barrington at his home in Kirk Langley near Derby. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £5
Lot 20:
Lot 20
'The Spider and the Fly in Cricket Language' by Gowen Hopen. An entertaining typed poem comprising thirty two lines of rhyming couplets. Written as a pastiche of the poem by Mary Howitt originally published in 1828, in this version the Australian spinner, Charlie Grimmett, is styled as the spider, with Jack Hearne as the fly. The first two lines read, '"Won't you walk out to my bowling," said Grimmett to Jack Hearne;/ "'Tis the nicest, slowest bowling, the sort you always spurn." Hearne rejects the temptation stating 'But I have promised Gilligan that I would try and stay', but Hearne ultimately falls to Grimmett's 'corkscrew cunning'. Originally from Grimmett's personal collection. Horizontal folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
The poem appears to refer to the fifth and final Test in the 1924/25 Ashes series played at Sydney, in which Grimmett made his Test debut, dismissing Hearne LBW twice for 16 and 24, and taking eleven wickets in the match. Australia won the Test by 307 runs, and the series 4-1. Arthur Gilligan captained the M.C.C. team. No information about the author, Gowen Hopen, can be found
Lot 21:
Lot 21
'The Cricketers' Song'. Words and Music by Percy S. Robinson. Dedicated to Jack Hobbs. Published by Sylvester Music Co. 1934. Original four page music score, the front cover features a mono image of Hobbs in batting pose with printed signature. Light horizontal fold otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 22:
Lot 22
'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. 23" square. Some ageing and minor staining, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 23:
Lot 23
Cricket orders of service. Three official orders of service for David Sheppard 2005, Tom Graveney 2015, and Doug Insole 2017. Also an official invitation for the celebration of the life of Rupert Webb (Sussex) 2018, an official order of service for the Rededication of the Colin Blythe Memorial at Canterbury, 2017. Sold with 'The End of the Beginning of the Ashes. Commemorating the Rededication of the Grave of The Honorable Ivo Bligh...' published by The Cricket Society, 2011 etc. Qty 7. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 24:
Lot 24
The Ashes. England v Australia 1981. Two boxes comprising a comprehensive selection of ephemera relating to the famous 1981 series. Contents include a full set of six official scorecards for the Test matches (the majority with complete printed scores), official match tickets, seventeen original complete newspapers covering the Ashes series 1981, a clock commemorating Botham's 149no at Headingley with his 'wagon wheel' to the clock face, 'The Test Match of the Century', two cotton squares commemorating England's famous victory at Headingley featuring cartoons of Botham and Willis by Roy Ullyett (one framed and glazed), various biographies, tour brochures, score books, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1982 hardback, twelve monthly issues of The Cricketer Magazine 1981 etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
The 1981 Test Series was, perhaps, remembered most for the 'famous' third Test match, England v Australia, Headingley 1981. Ian Botham and Bob Willis's match. England followed on 227 runs behind and were soon 135-7 in their second innings. Botham and Graham Dilley then put together a stand of 117. Botham finished up with 149no and Dilley 56. Australia needed 130 to win. Australia at 56-2 seemed favourites to win the game, however Willis with 8-43 won the game for England by 18 runs
Lot 25:
Lot 25
South Africa tours to England 1940s-2000s. Box comprising a collection of ephemera relating to South Africa tours to England, including scorecards, an autograph sheet, tour guide, photographs etc. Contents include nineteen official scorecards including England v South Africa Test matches at Headingley, The Oval 1947, Trent Bridge, Headingley, Lord's, The Oval 1951, Lord's, Old Trafford, Headingley, The Oval 1955 etc. Two signed colour photographs of Allan Donald and Clive Rice, an original mono press photograph of Geoffrey Griffin in bowling action. Pre-season tour guide 'The Story of Test Cricket. England v South Africa' 1947. Thirteen R&J Hill 'Sunripe Famous Cricketers' 1925 cigarette cards of South African players. Autograph sheet for the South Africa Under 19 tour 1995. Signatures include Boucher, Dippenaar, Ntini, Prince etc. Also includes six books relating to South Africa cricket including 'Century at Newlands 1864-1964', S.E.L. West, Newlands 1965. 'The Currie Cup Story, Brian Cowley, Cape Town 1973 with good dustwrapper etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 26:
Lot 26
Indian cricket 1940s-2010s. Small box including an official souvenir pre-tour brochure for the Australian tour to India 1964 produced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Thirteen official scorecards for England v India Test series in 1952-2011. Twelve individual copies of 'The Cricketer' magazine 1946 etc. Also five books on Indian cricket history and biographies. Titles include 'Presenting Indian Cricket', Berry Sarbadhikary, Calcutta 1946. 'Pataudi, Nawab of Cricket', Suresh Menon, Uttar Pradesh 2013. 'Sachin Tendulkar. Playing it my way', London 2014 etc. Wear to the 1964 tour brochure, other odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 27:
Lot 27
Shane Warne Test wicket milestones. Two original colour newspaper posters celebrating significant achievements. One copy with headline '500 Wickets', Herald Sun, 13th March 2004 and the other with headline 'Warne's Magic Milestone', Sydney Morning Herald, 27th December 2006. Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Warne took his 500th Test wicket against Sri Lanka in Galle, 2004. His 700th dismissal was that of Andrew Strauss in the Melbourne Ashes Test of December 2007
Lot 28:
Lot 28
Shane Warne Test wicket milestones. Two original colour newspaper posters celebrating significant achievements. One copy with headline '500 Wickets', Herald Sun, 13th March 2004 and the other with headline 'Warne's Magic Milestone', Sydney Morning Herald, 27th December 2006. Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 29:
Lot 29
Cricket ephemera. Box comprising an eclectic mix of mainly modern ephemera including postcards, match tickets, photographs, books, programmes, scorecards, commemorative covers etc. Contents include 'Cricket. Oxford v Cambridge 1827 to 1876' published by John Wisden 1877 in blue cloth, Lord's scorecards 1950s, Test and one day international official match programmes 1990s/2000s, ICC Champions Trophy programmes 2013, County T20 programmes 2000s, Australia 'A' v England programme 1995 signed by Langer, Ponting, McIntyre etc, a green folder of seventy seven County Print Services 'Golden Age Series' postcards etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 30:
Lot 30
Cricket scrapbooks 1870s-1990s. A large selection of over forty scrapbook albums in three boxes comprising press cuttings of scorecards, match reports, comic strips etc, the majority for the period 1920s-1950s. Early scrapbooks include reports of matches for seasons 1871, 1894/95, 1896, 1904, etc, some handwritten. Also Australia tours to England in 1948 (Bradman's last), M.C.C. in Australia & New Zealand 1950/51, South Africa 1927/28, 1948/49, New Zealand in England 1927, 1949, South Africa in England 1951, West Indies in England 1950 etc. Comprehensive coverage of home and away Test series, County, minor counties and club cricket for the period. Various sizes in mixed condition, generally good
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £300
Lot 31:
Lot 31
Bernard Thomas. England team physiotherapist 1970-1985. Collection of six pairs of clip on sunglasses, all with leather cases with tour details to case including Australia & New Zealand 1974/75, Australia & India 1979/80, Australia 1982/83, Australia 1986/87, New Zealand & Pakistan 1984. From Thomas's personal collection. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
Lot 32:
Lot 32
Cricket greetings cards. Ten files comprising a large selection of over two hundred and fifty modern unused cricket related greetings cards, the majority with original envelopes. Subjects include birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, humour, cricket grounds etc. Excellent condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 33:
Lot 33
Michael Colin Cowdrey. Kent, Oxford University and England 1950-1976. A selection of ephemera relating to Cowdrey. Contents include a 'Souvenir Match Card of Maidstone Cricket Week 1973' during which Cowdrey scored his 99th and 100th first-class centuries. A signed magazine cutting photograph of Cowdrey batting during his innings of 160 against India in 1959, his then highest Test score, and an official scorecard for England v Australia, Edgbaston 1968 (Cowdrey 104). A CD recording of Cowdrey's Service of Thanksgiving held at Westminster Abbey 30th March 2001, with official order of service, postcard of Westminster Abbey, press cuttings of obituaries etc. Also 'The Cowdreys. Portrait of a Cricketing Family', Ivo Tennant, London 1990, signed to the half title page by Chris Cowdrey etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 34:
Lot 34 Lot 34
Maurice John Dauglish. Middlesex & Oxford University 1886-1890. Blue scrapbook nicely compiled by G. Neville Weston comprising original and copy letters, cuttings, invitations etc. The first page is written by Weston in his own hand in which he describes having been given the contents by the widow of the Rev. Alban Francis Dauglish, the older brother of Maurice, which primarily cover the year 1886 when he was captain of Harrow. The page is signed by Weston and dated May 1946. Further handwritten entries by Weston include biographies of both Dauglish brothers taken from various sources, the scorecard for Harrow v Eton, Lord's 9th-10th July 1886 in which Dauglish was Captain, scoring 24 and 10, and taking one wicket. Eton won by six wickets. The following pages comprise a collection of copy letters from various correspondents to Dauglish relating to the Lord's match, each with a short handwritten biography by Weston. Correspondents include F.G. Brabazon (Earl of Bessborough), Robert Grimston (Middlesex) etc. Also a Harrow Colts card with printed rules, signed to verso in ink 'Besborough'. Handwritten batting and bowling averages for the Harrow Wanderers tour of 1888. A three page handwritten 'Analysis of Warren's article' from 'The Harrovian', 29th June 1898 etc. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £50
Lot 35:
Lot 35 Lot 35
Rev. Frederic Meyrick Meyrick-Jones. Cambridge University & Kent 1887-1896. A presentation scrapbook bound in maroon leather with gilt titles to front cover. The book was presented to Meyrick-Jones in his capacity as 'Manager of Rugby Clubs' by members of Rugby Old Guard Club, September 1905. The front endpaper with handwritten dedication in neat copperplate, signed by the members of the committee. The following pages comprise personal words of gratitude, each signed in ink by the contributor. Other contents include press cutting reports of matches played by Meyrick-Jones, and four telegrams dated 30th June 1888, one enquiring whether Meyrick-Jones is aware he has been selected to play for Cambridge University against Oxford at Lord's, another regarding him being awarded his 'Blue' etc. Also a small selection of handwritten postcards and letters written to Meyrick-Jones in the 1920s and 1930s. Minor wear to the album, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £190
Lot 36:
Lot 36
Douglas John 'Doug' Insole. Cambridge University, Essex & England 1947-1963. Blue folder comprising letters, photographs, press cuttings etc. relating to the 1978/79 England tour to Australia for which Insole was manager. Contents include an original real photograph postcard of Insole aged one year and eight months holding a ball. Correspondence includes a colour aerial view postcard of the Melbourne Cricket Ground to his mother, and five handwritten letters to his mother while on tour. Content relates to his family wellbeing, activities and visits on tour, dinners etc. He mentions relations with the players including going for a swim in the sea with Mike Brearley, 'various odd spots of bother... mostly with Geoff Boycott, who was in a highly nervous state last week-end when the news of his Yorkshire sacking came through'. In the final letter, written on the New Zealand leg of the 1982/83 tour, Insole describes 'going through the motions' and looks forward to his return. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: withdrawn
After a Test career of nine matches over a period of eight years, Insole served as an England selector for nineteen years. England won the 1978/79 Ashes series 5-1
Lot 37:
Lot 37 Lot 37
Tom Dollery. Selection of thirteen letters and telegrams sent to Dollery during his cricket career. Includes letters from R. Ryder, Warwickshire Secretary, dated 1937, congratulating him on his marriage, further letter from Ryder on Dollery's appointment as joint Warwickshire Captain with Ron Maudsley, two letters from R.S. Rait Kerr, Secretary of M.C.C., inviting Dollery to join the M.C.C. touring party to India 1939/40 and giving details of travel (cancelled due to outbreak of war), from the Warwickshire President, Harold Thwaite, dated 1948, congratulating him on his Captaincy and performance with the bat and offering him a gift of £50, telegram dated 1951 (Championship win) 'Heartiest congratulations to a superb leader and a magnificent team. Cyril Goodway, letter from Ron Maudsley congratulating him on the Championship success of 1951, coaching in Wellington, New Zealand 1951, retirement as Senior Coach 1969 etc. Plus two Ship's Dinner menus from Dollery's trip to New Zealand coaching, both dated 1950. Ex Tom Dollery. Previously sold by Knights. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Lot 38:
Lot 38
Charles Stewart Caine. Sports writer and Editor of Wisden Cricketers Almanack from 1926-33. 'The Press Club Dinner to Charles Stewart Caine 1927'. Original four page folding menu for the Dinner held to celebrate Stewart Caine's fifty years of journalism on Fleet Street. The Dinner was held on the 25th October 1927 and features a caricature of Stewart Caine in batting pose at the Oval with the gas holders to background to front cover. The caricature by artist 'Mel'. Menu and Toasts to inside pages. Signed to front cover by eleven guests at the Dinner including Stewart Caine, Jack Hobbs, Mel, the artist, Percy Rudd, Chairman of the Press Club etc. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 39:
Lot 39
Yorkshire C.C.C. 1929. Official menu for the dinner given to the Yorkshire County Eleven at The Savage Club, London, 22nd June 1929. The printed menu with dishes named after the players, 'Consomme Sutcliffe', 'Filet de Sole Rhodes', 'Tournedos Leylandaise', 'Pommes Holmes', 'French Beans Robinson', 'Peche Fraiche Hobbs' and Cafe Macaulay'. Surrounding the menu are printed caricatures of ducks by notable artists including E.H. Shepard, Rowland Hill, and one depicting the Yorkshire Captain, William Worsley, walking off the pitch holding a duck by its neck. The menu is signed in ink by attendees including a number of players and writers. Yorkshire signatures include Robinson, Holmes, Dennis, Oldroyd, Wood, Rhodes, Mitchell, Leyland etc. Other signatures include Jack Hobbs, Thomas Moult, Sydney Southerton (Editor of Wisden) etc. 10.5"x8". Wear, ageing and some creasing, only fair condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £45
Yorkshire were playing Kent at Tonbridge, 29th June- 2nd July 1929
Lot 40:
Lot 40
Yorkshire C.C.C. 1931. Large original printed single card menu for the 'Savage Club Dinner' for 'The Yorkshire Cricketers' held on the 20th June 1931 at the Savage Club, London with 'Fred Gorle in the Chair'. The menu with caricature of 'savages' playing cricket with a club and coconut, and titles to front, menu to back. The menu is signed in ink and pencil by seventeen attendees including Sutcliffe, Leyland, Greenwood, Holmes, Rhodes, Mitchell, Bowes, Robinson, Barber of Yorkshire, also Jack Hobbs, Ian Peebles, Sydney Southerton (Editor of Wisden) etc. 12.5"x8.5". Light soiling and creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
Yorkshire were playing Middlesex at Lord's 20th-22nd June 1931 and were County Champions that year
Lot 41:
Lot 41 Lot 41
'Savage Club House Dinner' 1934. Original printed single card menu for the dinner for 'Guests of the Evening, The Australians' held on the 30th June 1934 at the Savage Club, London, with 'Joe Harker and Harold Williams' in the chair. The menu with a caricature of a kangaroo with ten joeys in its pouch, all singing along to a lion playing the piano, seated on a roller with titles to front. To verso is the printed menu which has been overlaid by a page with handwritten caption in ink, 'Cricketers' Night...' and lists the names of the sixteen attendees who have signed the menu. Signatures in ink include the Australian players Oldfield, Grimmett, O'Reilly, Fleetwood-Smith, Kippax and Brown, also Jack Hobbs, Patsy Hendren, A.P. Herbert (novelist), Gordon Harker, Clifford Mollison (actors) etc. The signature of Oldfield on original piece laid down to top left corner, which is worn and becoming detached. 11"x8.25". Age toning, soiling and small loss to lower edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £75
The Australians were playing Surrey at The Oval 30th June- 3rd July 1934
Lot 42:
Lot 42
William Henry Patterson. Oxford University & Kent 1878-1900. One page handwritten letter dated 8th April 1889 on headed paper. Content regarding a request for a contribution to a 'Bazaar & prosperity to your Cricket Club'. Signed in ink by Patterson. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £70
Lot 43:
Lot 43
Frederick Lloyd Bowley. Worcestershire 1899-1923. Single page handwritten letter to 'Mr. Milne' dated 8th March 1935. Bowley is writing to thank Milne for sending some tickets. Nicely signed 'Fred L. Bowley'. Sold with a two page handwritten letter, also to Milne, from Bowley's wife dated 14th October 1943, five months after Bowley's death. She notes that 'It seemed so strange that he should have, for the first time, written of his "cricket"... and left us so soon afterwards'. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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