Cricket Ephemera

Lot 1:
Lot 1
'Grand Football Match!. County Cricketers and League Footballers versus George Robey's League Team on Manchester City Ground'. Official programme for the match played at the Hyde Road Football Stadium, (Manchester City moved to Maine Road in 1923), on the 24th February 1902. The match was organised 'in aid of a memorial to the late John Briggs and Benefit of Mrs Briggs & Children'. The referee was Albert Neilson Hornby (Lancashire C.C.C. & England 1867-1899). Players appearing in the match for Robey's team included Billy Meredith, Orr, Hynds of Manchester City, Foulkes of Sheffield United, G. Robey of Royal Ramblers, Jack of Preston, Gates of Blackburn, Athersmith of Aston Villa etc and for the County Cricketers team, J.Sharp, B. Sharp, Booth of Everton, Pennington of Notts County, Higson of Casuals, Warren of Ferby County, Ross of Manchester City, Hollins of Corinthians etc. Image of J.E. Chapman, Chairman of Manchester City to the centre of the front cover, pictures of Johnny Briggs and George Robey to inside pages. The linesman were also cricketers Albert Ward of Lancashire & England and Sam Hargreave of Warwickshire. Adverts for 'Pilling & Briggs, Athletic Outfitters', 'George Robey in Jack and the Beanstalk' and advance notice of the publication of 'The Life of John Briggs' by Herbert Turner to rear cover. Printed by Shottin & Co, Manchester. Horizontal fold, some age toning and wear to edges otherwise in good condition. A rare programme
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 2:
Lot 2
'Royal Brighton Cricket Ground. A Grand Match of Cricket will be played on the above ground for 100 sovereigns, on Monday, August the 27th 1827 between the Midhurst Club, and western part of the county against Brighton Club and eastern part of the county'. Original and early handbill for the match played at the Royal Brighton Cricket Ground, by Creasy and Baker, Printers, Brighton. The handbill measures 8"x 13.5". Some wear and staining to the handbill extremities otherwise in good condition for its age. A rare handbill for the match
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £380
The match is classed as West Sussex v East Sussex. Est Sussex won by 33 runs. Some prominent players played in the match including Fred Lillywhite, W. Slater, H. Tamplin, G. Brown, C. Lanaway, J. Broadbridge, W. Hooker etc. All of which played for Sussex
Lot 3:
Lot 3
'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: £60/90
Hammer price: £60
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Lot 4
Cricket scrapbook 1876-1877. Early scrapbook comprising 150 numbered pages of press cuttings of reports and scores of first-class, university, school and club matches played in seasons 1876 and 1877. Also includes coverage of England's tour to Australia 1876/77. The book disbound, lacking covers and spine with some pages to rear detached. Some foxing and ageing, only fair condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
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Lot 5
Press cutting albums 1954-1965. Ten large volumes of press cuttings from the archives of 'The Cricketer' magazine offices. Vols I-V cover the period 1st November 1954 to 30th August 1958, Vols IX-XII 19th May 1961 to 22nd January 1964, and Vol XIV 10th August 1964 to 1st June 1965. The cuttings, which all appear to be from The Times newspaper, provide comprehensive daily coverage of home and overseas Test series, County, university and schools cricket, readers' letters, articles, obituaries etc. Each album uniformly bound in blue quarter leather. Wear to the bindings, bowing to spines, generally in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Lot 6:
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W.G. Grace. Nine pages from a large scrapbook album with original cuttings laid down (some loose) relating to matches played by Grace and others of the period 1880s-1890s. Contents include two printed poems by Albert Craig 'Cricket Rhymester', 'On the brilliant defence of Dr. W.G. Grace and Captain Shuter, against the Australians at Lord's May 28th, 1888', and 'Bravo! Dr. Grace, who scored 148 runs in magnificent style against the Australians, on June 17th, 1886'. Also a penny biography of Grace with his portrait to the front, a hand coloured engraving of Grace, three quarter length, bat in one hand, cap in the other etc. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £180
Lot 7:
Lot 7
Cricket scrapbooks 1890/1900s. One large and two smaller scrapbooks comprising press cuttings of match reports, cartoons, averages, cutting photographs of teams and players etc. for the 1890s and 1900s, predominantly Yorkshire interest. Also a further large album of press cuttings from the 1960s. Sold with two complete copies of the Yorkshire Evening Post, one dated 11th August 1977, the eve of Boycott's 100th hundred at Headingley 1977, the other dated 12th August 1977, the day Boycott achieved the accolade. Also an original copy of The Boy's Own dated June 1913. Some wear to the albums, otherwise generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 8:
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Donald John Knight. Surrey & England 1911-1937. Six scrapbook albums covering Knight's cricketing career and other sporting achievements, comprising press cuttings of match reports, articles and scorecards. Albums cover the periods 1905-1912 including school cricket and his debut for Surrey in 1911. 1913/14 at Oxford University, his first century for Surrey, one of Wisden's 'Five Cricketers of the Year'. 1919-1924, two Test matches in 1921. 1924-1939 including loosely inserted items including a twelve page handwritten manuscript on Batsmanship for 'The Cricketer', signed by Knight, a 25pp typescript for an instructional cricket film signed by Knight with additional handwritten addenda. 1919-1921 with cuttings relating to Knight, collected by M.M.R. Knight. 1920-1930 photograph album with handwritten title to first page, 'Westminster School Cricket and Football Elevens 1920-1930' signed by Knight, comprising twenty original mono school team photographs. Some wear the covers and spines of two albums, contents in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £180
Knight's cricket career was interrupted by the First World War and then by his career as a teacher, leaving first-class cricket in 1927, returning for the 1937 season. He played in two Test matches in the Ashes series against Australia in 1921
Lot 9:
Lot 9
Geoffrey Saulez. Cricket scorer and statistician. Sixteen volumes of red 'Cathedral Analysis' books, each with copious research material in the form of detailed handwritten match by match statistics relating to players' performances on international tours, first class and regional cricket worldwide, compiled by the England scorer, Geoffrey Saulez. Some volumes with additional loosely inserted typed sheets of further analyses. Countries and seasons covered are England 1996-1997, 1998-1999. Australia 1986/87-1996/97, 1997-1998/99. New Zealand 1987/88-1997/98, 1998/99. India 1994/95-1997/98, 1998/99. Pakistan 1995/96-1997/98. Sri Lanka 1989/90-1995/96 and 1996/97-1999. South Africa 1990/91-1996/97, and 1996/97-1998/99. West Indies 1989/90-1998/99. Also includes records of cricket in America 1880s-1900s and in Africa 1963/64-1998/99. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
Lot 10:
Lot 10
Press cuttings 1970-1980s. Three boxes comprising over thirty large scrapbook albums with a comprehensive collection of press cuttings for the period, mainly cricket with some other sports coverage. Good for research purposes. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £300
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Lot 11
Yorkshire C.C.C. 1959. Original newspaper poster for the Yorkshire Post announcing 'Yorkshire's Exciting Victory' for the match Yorkshire v Kent, 8th- 11th August 1959, the poster dated 'Wednesday, August 12 1959'. 20"x30". Light horizontal and vertical folds, wear to top edge, and slight age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Yorkshire beat Kent by two wickets. Kent were dismissed for 109 in their second innings with Brian Close taking eight wickets for forty one runs
Lot 12:
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Yorkshire C.C.C. 1950s/1960s. Large colour newspaper poster advertising Bill Bowes' cricket column, 'On the Wicket' in the Sunday Graphic, featuring broken stumps on a colour background. 28.5"x20". Sold with a mono advertising poster for 'Hutton on the Tests' writing in the Yorkshire Evening Post, with head and shoulders image of Hutton to centre. 20"x30". Light folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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Cricket newspaper advertising posters c1960s. Two similar original posters for the News of the World, each with an image of a batsman in batting pose, one with the headline 'The Paper for Brighter Cricket', the other, 'For Brighter Cricket Reports'. Sold with a colour poster for the Daily Mirror, 'Out in front... best reports and pictures', featuring an image of a joey holding a bat in its mother kangaroo's pouch in front of a wicket. All three 20"x30". Some foxing to the Daily Mirror poster, light wear and folds, otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
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Lot 14
Dennis Lillee. Australia v West Indies 1981. Six original Australian newspaper posters featuring headlines relating to Dennis Lillee's bowling performance in the first Test, Melbourne, 26th-30th December 1981. Lillee took seven wickets for 83 runs in West Indies' first innings. Titles and headlines are 'Lillee Exclusive. How I Did It', The Sun and 'Hail King Lillee', The Sun (different), and 'Lillee Bowls into History', Geelong Advertiser, all three dated 28th December 1981. Also 'Dennis Lillee Triumphs', The Australian, 'Dennis Lillee's Day of Days', The Daily Telegraph, and 'Lillee's Test History Triumph', Daily News. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Australia went on to win the match by 58 runs, Lillee taking ten wickets in the match
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Lot 15
John Arlott. England v India 1971. Three original typed manuscripts written by Arlott for articles for The Guardian newspaper. The reports cover the first Test, England v India, Lord's, 22nd-27th July 1971, with articles for each of the first, fourth and fifth day's play. In the first day's article Arlott opens by comparing 'India's highly organised and skilfully applied spin bowling' with 'England's dogged determination and professional improvisation'. Having lost the first five wickets for 71, England managed to raise the score to 252 for 8 by the close of play, including a not out fifty by John Snow. He describes the pitch as 'honest, hard, but of no great pace'. At the end of day four, England were 145 for 5 in their second innings, only 136 runs ahead, with India finding themselves 'never before... so strongly positioned in a Test match on an England ground. Only the loss of nearly five hours play to rain over the previous two days seems likely to prevent a definite result' and doesn't expect a repeat of England's rearguard effort as in the first innings. Further showers prevented England began their innings until mid-afternoon. The match ended in a draw after further rain after tea on the last day with India 38 runs short of their first Test victory in England. Arlott closes his last report highlighting 'the shift of power in world cricket' and the English selectors' decisions about selection for the following summer's Ashes series, 'this is the time for experiment', and looks forward to the next Test at Old Trafford where India 'could yet deservedly win the rubber'. Handwritten alterations and deletions in Arlott's hand. G
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £120
Off the back of their first series win (against West Indies) India managed their first Test and series victory in England when they won by four wickets in the third and final Test at The Oval, the first two rain affected matches being drawn
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Lot 16
John Arlott. England v Pakistan, Lord's 1971. Three original typed manuscripts written by Arlott for articles for The Guardian newspaper, covering the second Test, England v Pakistan, Lord's, 8th-13th August 1971, with articles for each of the first, fourth and fifth days' play. Only 41 overs play was possible on the first day. 'Boycott and Luckhurst gave England a secure start of 118 for no wicket... Heavy overnight rain and morning showers made the square treacherously muddy'. Play did not begin until mid-afternoon. By day four the match was progressing 'steadily towards a draw... after the equivalent of three days' play [was] lost to rain' including a washed out day three. England declared at 241 for two (Boycott 121no), Pakistan ended the day '202 [actually 192]' runs behind in their first innings. Arlott closes with the prediction that 'only those who believe in chauvinistic miracles can dream of either side winning'. The final day 'plagued by and more than halved by rain, went down to the inevitable draw... with dignity and mild technical interest despite the complete hopelessness of a clear decision'. Richard Hutton made his Test debut in this match, on the same ground where his father, Len, 'began his illustrious Test career with innings of nought and one... 34 years ago'. Richard Hutton scored 58no in England's second innings. Handwritten alterations and deletions in Arlott's hand. G
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £110
England won the series 1-0 with two matches drawn
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Lot 17
John Arlott. Australia tour to England 1972. Three original typed manuscripts written by Arlott for articles for The Guardian newspaper. The first report, written prior to the start of the Ashes series, relates to the appointment of Illingworth, aged forty, as captain for the first two Tests. Arlott comments on the fact that, with Illingworth in the side, 'there is no place for any other off-spinner, such as Pocock' and the selectors wanting to be 'convinced of [Illingworth's] willingness to bowl- which has not always been certain... and will want renewed confirmation of his batting ability', and considers Tony Greig as a suitable alternative for the all-rounder position. The other two articles report on the second and third day's play in the match M.C.C. v Australians, Lord's 20th-23rd May 1972. Arlott comments on an 'absorbing if slow-going day' with Alan Ward making 'a convincingly powerful effort to retain his Test place' taking three wickets including that of Ian Chappell first ball. Other highlights of the day included five wickets for Ashley Mallett. The final report covers the final day which resulted in an unlikely win for Australia 'by four [sic] wickets with three balls to spare. Chappell had declared early in the morning 'thirteen runs behind on the first innings, [and] proposed a finish Illingworth reciprocated only cautiously but the Australians- especially their captain- responded with such elan that the previously slow, grinding match was transformed'. Handwritten alterations and deletions in Arlott's hand. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
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Lot 18
John Arlott. England v Australia, Lord's 1972. 'Massies match'. Three original typed manuscripts written by Arlott for articles for The Guardian newspaper. The reports cover the first Test, England v India, Lord's, 22nd-27th July 1971, with articles for each of the first, second and fourth (final) day's play. The first day's play ended with England 249 for seven. 'The fast bowling of Lillee and the medium paced swing of Massie gave Australia the initiative in the second Test Match. Massie in his frist Test match took five for 75... Greig, with top score, handsomely made, again increased his standing as a Test player'. Rain had delayed the start by an hour and 'The pallid looking pitch was true with little pace or life, but the new ball swung sharply under the morning cloud'. Having bowled long spells, and with England at 200 for seven, 'the English innings looked ripe for destruction but Massie and Lillee simply had not enough energy to carry it out'. By the end of the second day, Australia had reached 201 for five including a 'composed and faultless century by Greg Chappell' to put them in a strong position only 71 runs behind England who had been bowled out earlier for 272, with Massie ending with 'outstanding' figures of eight for 84, 'bowling with good control, and tactically astute variation'. The match ended on the fourth day 'when Australia beat England by eight wickets' to level the series, 'already more exhilirating [sic] than any for more than a decade' at 1-1. 'Australia did not merely deserve to win; they won positively'. Arlott describes Greg Chappell's 'authority', and Ian Chappell and Rod Marsh's 'gusto' and 'no English bowler had such an unsettling effect as Lillee or beat the stroke more often than Massie' who took another eight wickets in the second innings. 'Only two bowlers- Laker, 19, and S.F. Barnes, 17- have ever taken as many wickets in a Test as Massie's 16'. Handwritten alterations and deletions in Arlott's hand. G
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £140
Bob Massie finished with match figures of 16-137 in his famous debut Test match. The 1972 series was drawn 2-2, England retaining the Ashes
Lot 19:
Lot 19
John Arlott. New Zealand tour to England 1973. Two original typed manuscripts written by Arlott for articles for The Guardian newspaper reporting on the 'rain harried match', M.C.C. v New Zealand, Lord's, 19th- 22nd May 1973. The articles relate to the second and third days' play. 'There was only- but tidily- two hours play... at Lord's yesterday. In that time Turner continued his innings to 153 not out, his aggregate for the season to 796- only 204 short of the thousand before the end of May which many had said would never by done again'. Starting the day 232 runs behind, 'M.C.C. batted with little to aim for but, if this match is of little importance in terms of result, is can have other significances'. In particular, Arlott refers to Amiss batting 'with something of the authority he had shown only in county cricket in this country... he needed only to convince himself of his ability to convince others'. Rain at lunch curtailed play for the day. The match reached its 'inevitable draw' on the third and final day. Arlott describes the fixture as 'traditionally important' but 'declining [in] importance' and having 'an unhappy record of bad weather'. Sold with a short typed article by Arlott prior to the first Test v West Indies at The Oval in 1973, two official scorecards for Hampshire v India, 17th-20th July 1971, one with scores and notes in Arlott's hand, and a page of handwritten scores at different stages of play in the match Yorkshire v Lancashire, Headingley 1972 etc. Handwritten alterations and deletions in Arlott's hand. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
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Lot 20
John Arlott. England v New Zealand, Trent Bridge 1973. Three original typed manuscripts written by Arlott for articles for The Guardian newspaper, covering the first Test, England v New Zealand, Trent Bridge, 7th-12th June 1973, with articles for each of the first, third and fourth day's play. Arlott reports on England starting their first innings 'with the due dignity and solidity required... and ended rustling for runs in a fashion which would have done no credit to the county Championship'. England reached 92 before the fall of the first wicket, 'only to slither down to 191 for nine, and yet... to cling on to 216 for nine at the close of play'. He describes the 'ten thousand spectators, a high unblinking sun and [the] best scorecard in Britain replaced- for labour-economy reasons - by the second best'. On the third day, England bowled out New Zealand for 97 and a 'partnership of 210 between Amiss [138] and Greig [139] enabled Illingworth to pick his time to declare at 325 for 8'. By the close, New Zealand had lost two wickets and required a further 423 runs to win. Arlott admires Greig as 'a valuable all rounder' and as 'a cricketer of several appreciable gifts, [with] ideal Test match temperament and calculatedly competitive urge'. Day four saw New Zealand rising 'to the greatest height they have ever achieved against England... At 130 for four the probability [of defeat] verged on certainty; only for Congdon and Pollard, in a New Zealand record fifth wicket stand of 177, to lift them within sight of a historic win'. Congdon scored 176, with New Zealand losing only three wickets in the day which ended with them on 317 for five, requiring 162 to win on the final day. Handwritten alterations and deletions in Arlott's hand. G
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £120
England won the Test match on the last day by 38 runs with Vic Pollard scoring 117 for New Zealand. Tony Lewis, Graham Roope (England), Richard Hadlee and John Parker (New Zealand) made their first appearances in Test matches in England in this match. England won the series 2-0 with one match drawn
Lot 21:
Lot 21
Denis Charles Scott Compton. Middlesex & England 1936-1958. Three pages of a handwritten article written by Compton in his role as a journalist with a further page of notes, four pages in total. Compton is reporting on the third day's play in the second Test v New Zealand at Lord's, 23rd June 1973, of which he writes 'New Zealand boobed badly here at Lord's yesterday for allowing the England bowlers to contain them so much in conditions perfect for batsmen'. Having bowled out England for 253, New Zealand resumed their first innings at the start of day three on 200/3, 'the password should have been Attack, Attack & more attack' but could only muster seventy runs in the morning session. New Zealand were looking for their first Test victory against England in the 44th Test between the two countries, this being 'their greatest chance. They should have scored enough runs to have declared around 5.45 last night'. Ultimately the match was drawn. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
Lot 21a:
John Arlott. England v India 1974. Four original typed manuscripts written by Arlott for articles for The Guardian newspaper. The reports cover the second Test, England v India, Lord's, 20th-24th June 1974, with articles for each of the four days' play. In the first day's article Arlott describes England having reached 334/1 and the dry conditions following an 'abnormally dry winter and spring', David Lloyd making his Test debut, 'Edrich with renewed hunger for runs', the Indian bowlers appearing to 'lose heart', Amiss 'hitting... with controlled force'. By the end of day two, 'England [had] created themselves an impregnable position' with India 578 runs behind, England having ended their innings on 629 (Amiss 188, Denness 118, Greig 106), Bedi taking six wickets for 226 runs, 'the heaviest ever suffered by a bowler in a Lord's Test'. He describes 'a massacre of bowlers... it was less than a fair contest'. By the close of the third day, India, having been bowled out for 302 were following on, 'still 325 behind', and on the fourth day, 'In a little more than an hour... Arnold and Old destroyed the Indian batting' bowling out India for 42 to win by an innings and 285 runs, Old ending with figures of 5/21 and Arnold 4/19. Handwritten alterations and deletions in Arlott's hand. G
Estimate: £150/200
Hammer price: £130
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Cricket ephemera. An eclectic mix of items. Five original laid down candid photographs from the Bournemouth Cricket Week 1923, one larger photograph shows Mead and Russell walking off the pitch having batted, Tennyson, Douglas etc. Sold with a printed image of the Surrey team c1950, signed to the back by nine of the players featured including Barton, Bedser (2), Squires, Laker, Surridge, Constable, Lock etc, a postcard showing a grave stone with a plaque 'The Remains of Yorkshire C.C.' inscribed to it and two Test match scorecards and tickets for England v Australia 1981 with ticket and England v Pakistan 1982 with ticket. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £80
Lot 23:
Lot 23
Ogden's 'Robin' cigarettes fixture cards 1930 and 1932. Two fixture cards with attractive colour covers and full list of fixtures for Yorkshire C.C.C. and Test matches v Australia for the 1930 season, and v All India 1932. Minor wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
Lot 24:
Lot 24
W.G. Grace. A postage-paid newspaper wrapper advertising 'Cricket by W.G. Grace' with a portrait of Grace. Postmarked Liverpool, 13th November 1890. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 25:
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'Junior Cricket Association of Queensland' 1887. Decorative pre-paid postcard addressed to a Mr Carding in Brisbane. The printed reverse with handwritten additions notifies members of the Association of a meeting to be held at Imperial Hotel 'to arrange fixtures'. Signed by Richard Doran, Hon. Sec. Postmarked 15th September 1887. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
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Mauritius Cricket Club 1898. Pre-paid printed postcard addressed to Mr. Justice Hever Smith inviting members to submit their names if they wish to take part in 'the 3rd Annual Mixed Doubles Lawn Tennis (Handicap) Tournament'. Postmarked 4th November 1898. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
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Rushey Green C.C., Kent. Five folding fixture cards for seasons 1890-1894, and Catford Cricket Club 1895, and 1896, also undated folding rule cards for both clubs. Sold with a flyer for a Rushey Green C.C. 'Programme of Entertainment' 13th December 1894, and part of a Club publication describing the formation of the Club 'four years ago' with averages for the 1893 season, featuring the Hearne brothers Alec (top of the batting averages) and George Gibbons (third). Both laid down to card. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Alec and George Hearne both made one appearance for England in the Test match against South Africa, Cape Town, 19th-22nd March 1892. Their brother Jack also played for England in that match, and another, Frank, played for South Africa having emigrated for health reasons in 1889
Lot 28:
Lot 28
Comic cricket. Two envelopes each with an amusing original hand drawn pen and ink cartoon to the front. One, 'The Last Straw' depicts a batsman proffering a small dog to an umpire wearing three hats, sweaters and two pocket watches, saying 'I don't want yer dorg, can't you see I'm loaded and full on top'. The other, 'The Catch of the Season' shows a batsman playing a powerful shot with the close fielder taking a spectacular catch, the wicketkeeper looking on. Both envelopes are addressed to 'W.S. Hopson Esq.' in Hove, Sussex, and the artworks appear to be by the same artist, one signed J.W. Hopson and dated 1948. Postage stamp removed from one envelope, the other postmarked Mortlake, 20th May 1948. Good images in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 29:
Lot 29
George Oswald Browning 'Gubby' Allen. Middlesex, Cambridge University & England 1921-1950. 'The Badminton' diary for 1937 comprising the 'Annual Register of Sporting and Society Fixtures'. Original decorative card covers. This was Allen's copy, his name, 'G.O. Allen' written in ink to first page, and copius notes in pencil of social engagements, meetings, golf matches etc. throughout. The first entry is for 24th May 1937, prior to that Allen had been captaining M.C.C. in the 1936/37 tour to Australia. Cricket related entries include M.C.C. committee meetings, and a number of matches including the only four first-class matches in which he played in 1937, 26th May M.C.C. Australian Team v The Rest at Lord's, 23rd & 24th August Middlesex v Kent at Lord's 28th, 30th & 31st August v Surrey at Lord's, and 3rd-7th September HDG Leveson-Gower's XI v M.C.C. Australian Touring Team at Scarborough. Includes Allen's name handwritten in ink to one 'Memoranda' page. Some wear, crease to front cover, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 30:
Lot 30
John 'Jack' Ryder. Victoria & Australia 1912-1932. Official menu given by 'Canon E.S. Hughes, Vice President of the Victorian Cricket Association for Jack Ryder's Testimonial' held at the Members Pavilion, Melbourne Cricket Ground on the 20th December 1930. Colour caricature to front cover, by Samuel Wells, showing Canon Hughes holding a bag of 'Golden Grain' (Testimonial proceeds?), with some in his hand, with Ryder depicted as a padded up bird swooping down from a tree. The menu with toast list and coloured ribbon tie. Splitting to spine of menu otherwise in good/very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £60
Ryder was about to finish his first class career, having played for Victoria for twenty years, he captained Australia in five of his twenty Tests
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Lot 31
England v Australia 1905. Official match ticket for the Monday (first day) of the fourth Test, Old Trafford, 24th-26th July 1905. The small plain ticket admits the holder to the 'Pavilion Side'. Sold with five postcards including two similar aerial view postcards, one in colour, the other mono, of England playing Australia at the Adelaide Oval on the 1907/08 tour. Also a mono postcard of 'The "Johnnie Walker" Scoreboard 1934' showing the scores for the first Test at Trent Bridge, a mono postcard of Stan McCabe etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £240
England won the 1905 Old Trafford Test by an innings and eighty runs with F.S. Jackson top scoring with 113 in England's only innings
Lot 32:
Lot 32
'Frank Worrell of Barbados 1924-1967'. Order of Thanksgiving for Worrell held at Westminster Abbey on 7th April 1967. Some insect damage to top edge of front cover, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £55
Worrell was the first cricketer to be honoured with a memorial service in Westminster Abbey
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Lot 33
Frederick Richard 'Freddie' Brown. Cambridge University, Surrey, Northamptonshire & England 1930-1953. A collection of over fifty original telegrams congratulating Brown on his appointment as captain of England in July 1950. Also a selection of letters of condolence sent to members of Brown's family on his death in 1991. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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