Autographed Cricket Ephemera

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
Lot 44:
Lot 44
Edmund Mitchell Crosse. Northamptonshire 1905-1910. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Walden to 'Mr Milne', dated 7th May 1943. Crosse is replying to a request to sign a book, 'You do me a great honour in asking me to write in your book, but I feel I am hardly worthy to appear amongst such illustrious names as you already have inscribed, however I have added my name'. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Crosse captained Northamptonshire in 1907
Lot 45:
Lot 45
Errol Reginald Thorold Holmes. Surrey, Oxford University & England 1924-1955. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Holmes to Mr. Milne, dated 9th September 1942. Holmes is replying to a request for a photograph, which he is unable to provide. Nicely signed E.R.T. Holmes. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 46:
Lot 46
Wilfred Wooller. Cambridge University & Glamorgan, 1935-1962. Typed letter on official Glamorgan C.C.C. headed paper. The letter from Wooller, in his capacity as Joint-Secretary, to Gerald Brodribb, cricket historian, replying to a request from Brodribb to research the County archive. Nicely signed in ink by Wooller, dated 17th January 1949. Folds/good
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 47:
Lot 47
Glamorgan C.C.C. 1889. Three handwritten letters/ cards from cricketers replying to an invitation to play, each stating their unavailability for a County Trial Match at Swansea in May 1889. Signatures are W.E. Lewis, J.S. Cullen [?] and A. Garnett. No record of the match can be found. Previously sold as part of lot 150 in the Dreweatts sale of 10th June 2010. Files holes to all three letters, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £70
Lot 48:
Lot 48
Sir Claude Champion de Crespigny, 3rd Baronet De Crespigny (1818-1868). Incomplete three page handwritten letter nicely signed by the writer. He was apparently a good all round sportsman, famous as a Victorian steeplechaser, balloonist, and played one first class cricket match, for M.C.C. v Cambridge University at Cambridge, 18th-19th May 1843, scoring 0 and 3. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 49:
Lot 49
A.W.T. Langford (1896-1976), author and journalist. Three handwritten two page letters from Langford to H.W. Warner dated 30th January [1941?], 2nd December 1943 and 12th November 1947. Content relates to The Cricketer magazine, of which Langford was assistant editor to Plum Warner at the time. Langford mentions the recruitment of C.B. Fry, E.R. Wilson, A.E.R. Gilligan and H.S. Altham as contributors for the forthcoming Spring edition. He mentions errors relating to 'the Bedser misprint', the cutting of club results in favour of club news etc. Adhesive mark to top edge of one letter, light foxing and folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 50:
Lot 50
'The Cricket Year Book'. Handwritten plain postcard dated 27th March 1899 from The Manager of the 'Cricket Office' at Merritt & Hatcher, Upper Thames Street, London. Writing to an unknown correspondent, he states 'The Cricket Year Book first appeared in 1897. The 2 issues can be obtained for 1/2'. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £18
Merritt & Hatcher took over publication of 'Cricket A Weekly Record' from W.R. Wright in 1895 after Wright fell out with the journal's founder and editor, C.W. Alcock
Lot 51:
Lot 51 Lot 51
Thomas Padwick (1844-1898). Three page handwritten letter dated 18th February 1892 from Thomas Padwick writing from his home in Redhill to Charles Pratt Green, two prolific and early cricket collectors. Padwick refers to asking '[R.S.] Holmes what he wants for his collection', also that he is 'very pleased Andrew Lang has given [Richard] Daft a "leg up", as you say "generous indeed"'. (Lang wrote the introduction to Daft's 'Kings of Cricket' published in 1892). Padwick also reports receiving 'the Souvenir of Lord Hawke's Team From Philadelphia [and] I have landed the 1884 Report of Surrey County C.C. Do you want it'. He concludes with comments relating to Haygarth's 'Scores and Biographies'. 'Haygarth has borrowed £10 & is sending out circulars by wholesale and wants me to print 400 more. It is wearisome work- he stands no suggestions or interference. Any one may help in the work, but only as he dictates'. Nicely signed 'Thomas Padwick'. An interesting insight into the world of Victorian cricket collectors. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £180
Padwick and Pratt Green had first met in the 1880s. Their friendship grew and Pratt Green married Padwick's daughter in 1896
Lot 52:
Lot 52
Charles F. Pardon, editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1887-1890. An original Roneo stencil copy of a circular printed on 'Charles F. Pardon Cricket Reporting Agency' headed paper. The circular, dated 24th November 1888, announces Pardon having 'taken into partnership Mr Sydney H. Pardon, Mr Edgar S. Pardon and Mr C. Stewart Caine who have for many years been my principal assistants. The business will be continued precisely as before, under my management and in my name', with printed signature of 'Charles F. Pardon' below. The text somewhat faded but legible. Horizontal folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Three of the business partners were successive editors of the Wisden Almanack, Charles Pardon from 1887-1890, succeeded on his death by his younger brother, Sydney, until his death in 1925, followed by Stewart Caine who held the post until 1933, shortly before his death in 1934
Lot 53:
Lot 53
Frederic Moore Searle 'Eric' Parker. Cricket, field sports and countryside writer (1870-1955). Single page handwritten letter dated 24th October 1926 from Parker to the novelist and poet, Mr Coulson Kernahan. Parker writes to apologise for not having forwarded a copy of his recently published book, 'Between the Wickets', which he now encloses. Sold with a single page handwritten note dated 27th September 1945 to an unknown correspondent acknowledging 'your kind loan'. Both letters nicely signed 'Eric Parker'. Also an original press cutting from the Sheffield Mail, dated 19th July 1930, of an article titled 'Laureates of the Cricket Field', featuring a poem by Kernahan. Folds and creasing to the letters, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 54:
Lot 54
John Bertram Payne. Four page handwritten letter dated 25th June 1904 from Payne in Harrogate to an unknown correspondent. Payne writes to acknowledge receipt of a postal order for 'Scores and Analyses' comprising scorecards for sixty matches not found in Wisden, which Payne had compiled and published in 1904. He states, 'I hope to sell a sufficient number of copies to meet expenses but whether I do much more than that is at present problematical'. Referring to his 'Index to Scores and Biographies' published in 1903 he records that 'M.C.C. gave me a splendid start by purchasing 40 copies at 25p.c. discount. Then for some months the sale was nil when suddenly it revived in an unaccountable manner and now I only have 10 copies left'. He refers to 'three script errors' in Scores and Biographies 'which you may like to correct'. Nicely signed 'J.B. Payne'. Horizontal folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 55:
Lot 55
Henry Perkins. Cambridge University, Cambridgeshire & M.C.C. 1854-1868. Single page handwritten letter on M.C.C. letterhead, dated 7th June 1894. Writing in his capacity as Secretary of M.C.C., Perkins states, 'Mr Perkins presents his compliments to Mr Philip Walker & begs to inform him that Mr Philip Lionel & Mr Cecil Francis Walker are both duly proposed & seconded for the Marylebone Cricket Club'. The unsigned letter is laid down to card. Light folds and ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Perkins was Secretary of M.C.C. 1876-1897
Lot 56:
Lot 56
John Piper (1903-1992). Artist & print maker. Two sided hand written card from Piper to John Arlott, dated 26th January 1944. Piper is writing to thank Arlott for 'the delightful little book... [and] for the copy of the poem on me and Kemp Town'. He much admires Arlott's '"Landmarks" which is read in this house with much pleasure. Congratulations on its success. I see it about everywhere'. Very nicely signed 'John Piper'. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 57:
Lot 57
Hubert Preston. Editor of Wisden 1944-1951. Single page typed letter on 'Cricket Reporting Agency' letterhead dated 13th December 1946. Preston is replying to a W.J. Wicks who has provided a list of Births and Deaths 'and the errors which you found in the 1946 Wisden'. Preston notes that the qualification for inclusion in the Births and Deaths is 'ten matches or the awarding of a County Cap', and acknowledges Wicks' 'useful' contribution. Nicely signed in ink 'Hubert Preston'. Light horizontal folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 58:
Lot 58
Diana Rait Kerr. Curator at Lord's 1945-1968. Two page handwritten letter dated 13th June 1980 to Jim Coldham. Rait Kerr provides some information on her family origins, 'a biggish clan' in Scotland, and a discussion on Brockwell, Thomas Boxley, and possible links to the Boxall family, including Thomas Boxall, the professional cricketer for Kent and England in the early 1800s and author of 'Rules and Instructions for Playing the Game of Cricket' published c1801. Rait Kerr wrote the introduction to the 1981 facsimile reprint published in 1981. Horizontal fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 59:
Lot 59
Sir Foster Gooch Robinson. Gloucestershire 1903-1923. Single page short handwritten letter dated 2nd May 1916. Writing to an unknown correspondent, Robinson has 'much pleasure in lending you my copy [of a book] of our family matches'. Very nicely signed 'Foster G. Robinson'. Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Robinson captained Gloucestershire 1919-1921
Lot 60:
Lot 60
Sir John Collings Squire, journalist, poet and playwright (1884-1958). Single page handwritten letter to J.C. Coldham, dated 9th July 1956. Squire writes apologising for his delay in answering Coldham's letter due to ill health, 'my letters have accumulated, getting polluted I fear with tea and tobacco, and I have answered none of them'. Squire refers to the cricket team, The Invalids, which he founded 'just after the '14 war [and] is still touring the countryside. It was never entirely a literary team- soldiers, politicians and stockbrokers came in if I liked them'. He closes hoping to play in August and September, 'I hope to take wickets'. Signed 'J. Squire'. Sold with a facsimile copy of the poem 'Wake for the Ruddy Ball has taken flight' by Francis Thompson, used by Squire in his 'Anthology of Parodies' of 1929. Horizontal and vertical folds to the letter, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 61:
Lot 61
Edward John Thompson, novelist, historian and poet (1886-1946). Four page handwritten letter dated 28th December 1943 from Thompson to John Arlott. Thompson writes to thank Arlott for a copy of 'Landmarks', the collection of poetry edited by Arlott and Rostrevor Hamilton published in 1943, Arlott's first published book. Thompson had contributed the poem, 'In Praise of Peterborough', and mentions other poets who wrote on landscape. He heartily congratulates Arlott, 'You have done a remarkable job with great skill, & produced a beautiful book on a very high level'. Signed 'Edward Thompson'. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 62:
Lot 62 Lot 62
Robert Arthur 'Bob' Thoms. Excellent three page handwritten letter from Thoms to Charles F. Pardon, Editor of Wisden. Thoms writes expressing in strong terms his neutrality on the lbw law, 'I don't want to have any say, or give any opinion, as to whether any alteration is to be or not to be... It is certain that the question is now being again well ventilated; and can be left to the practical law makers, who will have the interest of the game at heart... it is the voices of the majority of the dancers, that will settle the tunes that they wish- and have- to dance to'. Thoms adds in a postscript that over the years he has always answered questions with, 'you will find it Wisden's Almanack, only a shilling'. He refers to an article to appear in the Evening News on the lbw question, in which Thoms is one of the quoted experts, 'what my old friend Bob Thoms calls scientific and premeditated legging'. The letter with address in ink by Thoms, 9 St George's Road, Regents Park, and dated 'Tuesday 21/ [18]88', nicely signed in black ink by Thoms. Light fold otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Thoms (1826-1903) was a first-class cricket umpire who stood in two Test Matches, the first two played in England, in 1880 and 1882. His long umpiring career in first-class matches lasted from 1863 to 1900. When he died, The Times said that he was "the most famous umpire the game has known". He played in three first-class matches in the period 1850-1851: one for an Under 36 XI, one for Marylebone Cricket Club and Metropolitan Clubs and one for the All England Eleven
Lot 63:
Lot 63 Lot 63
Pelham Francis Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1920. Two page handwritten letter on 'The Cricketer' headed paper, dated 19th April 1956. Writing to 'Dear Robinson', Warner thanks him for his letter, 'I feel sure you will enjoy every minute that you spend at Lord's, which Menzies, Australia's P.M. has described as "The Cathedral of Cricket"'. He hopes to meet Robinson there although he has 'been very ill for many weeks & had to have an operation. He hopes Robinson likes 'The Cricketer', of which Warner was editor at the time. Signed 'Pelham F. Warner'. Folds and creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 64:
Lot 64 Lot 64
Andrew John Young, poet and clergyman (1885-1971). Two page handwritten letter from Young to John Arlott, thanking him for a copy of his book 'How to Watch Cricket' published in 1948, and for dedicating the book to him. 'You have done this book extremely well; it is far too good for its railway bookstall appearance. It should be worth a lot of money to anyone who wishes to understand the game... you achieve what you set out to do, make cricket appear like a fine art, demanding a good deal from the spectator. Your surprising dedication is very kind'. Signed 'Andrew' and dated 'Thursday'. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Andrew Young, a man of the church, poet and keen follower of cricket, was a good friend of Arlott and advised him on his literary work and particularly his poetry
Lot 65:
Lot 65 Lot 65
Cricket correspondence 1950s-1990s. Blue file comprising an interesting selection of twenty seven original signed letters, a good number relating to overseas and Club cricketers seeking employment as Lancashire league Club professionals, replies to invitations to speak etc. Correspondents include P. Davies (Victoria, Australia to Blackpool C.C. 1983), Shaun Graf, (Victoria to Blackpool C.C. 1979 and 1981), Ikram Elahi to Bacup C.C. 1967, Chetan Chauhan to Blackpool C.C. c1981 etc. Other letters include Maharaja of Baroda, Manager of the India team to England 1959, to Jack Sokell, Surinder Armanath to S. Ramamurthy 1997, John Traicos, Captain of the 1987 Zimbabwe World Cup squad to 'Leslie' 1987, Mohinder Armarnath, (Lancashire League 1980s), Brendan Kuruppu 1987, Pervez Mir, Pakistan, to David Frith, Asif Iqbal to Jack Sokel 1968, Mehmood Quraishy, Kenya, to David Frith 1976 etc. Includes a selection of original mono photographs, press cuttings etc. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £80
Lot 66:
Lot 66
Pelham Francis Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1920. Two page handwritten letter dated 30th September 1952 from Warner. Writing to an unknown correspondent, Warner is making arrangements for transport to and from a dinner he is attending in Camberley on 3rd October, to which he is much looking forward. 'I hope we shall not be too late back, as I am a very old gentleman, 79 on Oct 2! DV and I like to get to bed at a reasonable time'. Signed 'P.F. Warner'. Small adhesive mark to lower edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 67:
Lot 67
Arthur Brian Sellers. Yorkshire 1932-1948. Short single page handwritten letter in ink from Sellers to 'John [Arlott]'. The letter is dated 28th April 1949. Nicely signed 'A. Brian Sellers'. Sold with an original mono press photograph of Sellers, head and shoulders, and a mono printed photograph of Sellers leading the Yorkshire team on to the field. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 68:
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Leonard 'Len' Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Single page handwritten letter from Hutton to John Arlott dated 22nd January 1966, with good cricket content. Hutton writes 'The stroke which bought up my century at Leeds in 1947 [v South Africa] was a forward push to wide mid on from Rowan, who nagged me a lot in the ninetys [sic]. I hit Mann for six to square leg from a full toss to end the game'. He closes by describing the bad weather in Yorkshire, 'No place can be as bad as the West Riding, I should know'. Sold with an original mono press photograph of Hutton in batting action, signed by Hutton, and three further mono press and copy photographs of Hutton. The letter with horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
England beat South Africa in the 1947 Headingley Test by ten wickets. Hutton was run out for 100 in the first innings and ended the match 32no in the second
Lot 69:
Lot 69
Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Single page handwritten letter in blue ink from Sutcliffe to 'My dear John [Arlott]', dated 30th December 1960. Writing from his home in Myddleton, Ilkley, Sutcliffe is writing to thank Arlott and Tom Pearce 'and members of the Masters Club for entertaining me so richly and lavishly at Jack [Hobbs?] birthday party'. He recounts enjoying meeting old friends 'even despite the intense barracking'. Signed 'Yours ever, Herbert'. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 70:
Lot 70
Thomas Bignall 'Tommy' Mitchell. Derbyshire & England 1928-1939. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Mitchell to a collector. The letter written in later years, probably c1990. Mitchell is replying to a request to sign a collection of cigarette cards which he is duly returns. He describes Boycott as 'a very dedicated cricketer, one of the best, but his principal is all wrong, or was all wrong'. Signed 'T.B. Mitchell'. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Mitchell was a member of the M.C.C. team on the infamous 'Bodyline' tour to Australia 1932/33. He made his Test debut in the fourth Test at Brisbane in which he took three wickets in England's victory by six wickets. His fifth and final Test was against South Africa at Lord's in 1935
Lot 71:
Lot 71
Charles Oyston. Yorkshire 1900-1909. Handwritten note in ink laid to page from Oyston replying to a request for his autograph. 'Please excuse been so late, I have been away from home'. Undated, and signed by Oyston possibly in later years. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
Oyston made his first appearance for Yorkshire aged 31, and played only fifteen matches over ten years
Lot 72:
Lot 72
Wilfred Richard Daniel Payton. Nottinghamshire 1905-1931. Single page letter handwritten in ink on Wilfred Payton Sports Outfitter letterhead, and dated 15th February 1935. Payton is writing to a J.B. Milne replying to a request, 'and I hereby enclose one of my old bats'. Nicely signed 'W. Payton'. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 73:
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Willie Watson. Yorkshire, Leicestershire & England 1939-1964. Two page handwritten letter dated 'Thurs July 12 [1956]'. Addressed to 'Dear Jack', Watson is writing regarding the arrangements for a cricket match he is organising to be played 'on Monday 23rd. I have arranged for Trueman, Wardle, Appleyard, Lowson, Taylor and myself to play along with five of the Colts. The reason I cannot get all the 1st XI is that I have another game on the Wed and I am having to split the players' appearances.' He also states that Alec and Eric Bedser and Jim Laker will appear, 'so there will be a fair attraction'. Nicely signed 'W. Watson'. Sold with an original colour artwork by Mike Tarr of Watson, head and shoulders in cricket attire. 6.75"x7.5". Also an official mono portrait photograph of Watson by A. Wilkes & Sons dated 1939, and a 'Hotspur' cigarette card of Watson. Qty 4. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 74:
Lot 74
Richard Haynes Twining. Oxford University & Middlesex 1910-1928. Small note written in Twining's own hand listing his cricket playing details, 'Eton XI 1907, 8, 9 (Capt). Oxford XI 1910, 11, 12, 13 - Capt in 1912. Middlesex 1912-27. Born 3 Nov 1889'. Nicely signed to top 'R.H. Twining'. Sold with a Pinnace miniature trade card, no 141.C c1924 of Twining. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
Lot 75:
Lot 75
Richard Haynes Twining. Oxford University & Middlesex 1910-1928. Single page handwritten letter from Twining to the cricket historian and writer, J.D. Coldham, dated 13th April 1956. Twining writes to say 'I am very happy to send you my autograph to add to your "Golden Age" collection. It is an awful long time ago!'. Sold with a mono press photograph of Twining walking out to bat. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Twining was President of Middlesex C.C.C. from 1950 to 1957 and President of M.C.C. in 1964
Lot 76:
Lot 76
Francis Thomas 'Frank' Mann. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1909-1931. Page written in ink in Mann's own hand listing his cricket career, 'Malvern College XI 1904-1907. Cambridge XI 1909. 1910. 1911. Middlesex XI 1908-1928. Captain 1921-1928. Gents v Players, Lords, Captain 1922, 1923, 1924. M.C.C. tour in South Africa. Captain. 1922-1923'. Nicely signed to the top of the page 'Frank T. Mann' and dated 1943. Sold with a trimmed original press photograph of Mann full length wearing M.C.C. blazer etc. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 77:
Lot 77
Perceval Jeffrey Thornton Henery. Middlesex & Oxford University 1879-1894. Single page letter handwritten letter in ink from Henery replying to information relating to his birth place and date. 'I have to tell you that I was born in London on June 6th 1859'. The letter is dated 7th October 1890, and signed 'Percy J. T. Henery'. Sold with a mono bookplate photograph of Henery in batting pose. Small adhesive marks to corners of the letter, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 78:
Lot 78
Meyrick Whitmore Payne. Cambridge University & Middlesex 1904-1929. Single page handwritten letter, dated 9th December 1954. Payne is replying to a request for information about Middlesex players which he unable to do as 'They are all long after my time. But of the first two, E.L. Mellin[?] I know is no longer living, & C.A.L. Payne, a cousin of mine, has lived all his life since 1907 in Vancouver. But I could not trace him when I was there in 1950, though I tried to do so'. Nicely signed 'M.W. Payne'. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 79:
Lot 79
James George Walker. Oxford University & Middlesex 1880-1890. Small single page letter handwritten letter in ink from Walker replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector. The letter is undated, and signed 'J.G. Walker'. Small adhesive marks to lower corners, one slightly affecting the signature, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 80:
Lot 80
Edward Maitland Hadow. Middlesex 1883-1893. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Hadow replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector. The letter dated 10th April 1889 and signed 'E. Maitland Hadow'. Small adhesive marks to corners, one slightly affecting the signature, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 81:
Lot 81
Evan Alcock Nepean. Oxford University & Middlesex 1887-1895. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Nepean replying to a request for his autograph. The letter dated 9th June 1889 and signed 'Evan A. Nepean'. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Nepean was one of three members of his family to play for Middlesex
Lot 82:
Lot 82
Arthur Kenelm Watson. Oxford University & Middlesex 1886-1894. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Watson replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector and congratulating her on the completion of her collection. The letter dated 8th October 1889 and signed 'Arthur K. Watson'. Small adhesive marks to top corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Watson played fifteen first class matches for Middlesex 1890-1894
Lot 83:
Lot 83 Lot 83
Pelham Francis 'Plum' Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1920. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Warner to 'Onslow', dated '6th June [c1920?]'. Warner is replying to an invitation and states 'I am afraid I am already full up for M.C.C. v Harrow on Saturday. Very sorry indeed as I would much have like to have given you a place if only as a relief from all your hard work in War Office'. Signed 'P.F. Warner'. Sold with a mono press photograph of Warner wearing a suit and holding a newspaper, an inscription to verso recording that the photograph was taken in 1920. 8"x6". G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
The correspondent may be Denzil Onslow-Carleton who flew in the Royal Flying Corp during World War I and was the grandson of the Conservative politician, Denzil Onslow
Lot 84:
Lot 84
Vyell Edward Walker. Middlesex 1859-1877. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Walker to the cricket author, W.A. Bettesworth, dated 9th February 1900. 'You have rather puzzled me however this time. Mr Pallini has been to see me re 'A Talk' in Wiltshire Post[?]. I told him a few things but said he must not interfere with you on any account. He said he would write to you'. Nicely signed V. Edward Walker. Some adhesive marks, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £78
Edward Walker was one of seven brothers, the 'Walkers of Southgate', who played for Middlesex. He captained Middlesex from 1864 to 1872
Lot 85:
Lot 85
Isaac Donnithorne Walker. Middlesex 1862-1884. Three page handwritten letter in ink from Walker to M.J. Dauglish (Middlesex 1886-1890, nine matches). The letter is undated but probably written c1885 when Dauglish was Captain of the Harrow eleven. Following defeat in a school match Walker writes, 'Having seen so much of the boys this year you will know pretty well what my feelings were on Saturday by comparing them with your own. I have seen 2 Old Harrovians today... each made the same remark "Why on earth weren't the lobs tried more 2nd Jun"?' 'He continues '...you have no cause to reproach yourself with the result; it was not your fault that in [the] 1st innings at any rate our batting & bowling were both sadly under the mark; and our general good fielding in the match was chiefly due to the trouble you took with the fellows during the term... It is no disgrace to be beaten by an Eleven that shewed such consistently good bowling...'. Nicely signed 'I.D. Walker'. Horizontal folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Isaac Walker was the youngest of the seven Walker brothers of Southgate who all played for Middlesex. He took over the Middlesex captaincy from his brother Edward in 1873, and held the position until 1884
Lot 86:
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Harry Surtees Altham. Oxford University, Surrey & Hampshire 1909-1923. Two page handwritten letter from Altham to 'Mr Milne', dated 2nd November 1942 on Chernock House, Winchester letterhead. Altham reminisces about players such as Gilbert Jessop, 'I saw Jessop play in his first Test, & R.C.N.P. [Palairet] play a beautiful innings at Lord's... I have J.E.K. Studd's grandson in the house at the moment', and refers to Kortwright 'as the fastest of the lot'. Signed 'H.S. Altham'. Horizontal fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £60
Harry Altham played for Surrey from 1908 to 1912. He served on the M.C.C. Committee from 1941 until his death in 1965 serving as Treasurer from 1949 until 1963 and President in 1959. He was a member of the Hampshire Committee for over forty years and the President of the club from 1946 until his death. He was also Chairman of the English Test selectors in 1954.
Lot 87:
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Richard Daft. Nottinghamshire. 1858-91. Handwritten three page letter to an unknown correspondent, possibly a publisher, dated 10th November 1891, regarding the writing of Daft's seminal book 'Kings of Cricket'. 'I will do as you suggest about the old players. If you will kindly lend me Nyren's book I shall be much obliged. My 3rd vol. up to now contains an account of my season of '91... [and] a rather long chapter on the development of the game over the last 50 years. I enclose a letter from Rev. R.S. Holmes who wrote my biography in Cricket. I want to make that book large enough to go through the papers. Grace's book was larger that his newspaper articles you will recollect. I think an expensive book would be a mistake. Something at about half a crown would be best although I think it should be well illustrated'. Nicely signed 'Rich Daft'. Previously sold as lot 146 in the Phillips auction of June 2000. Light folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £170
Richard Daft was one of the finest batsmen of his day, playing 254 matches for Nottinghamshire scoring 9788 runs at an average of 25.42. He wrote 'Kings of Cricket- Anecdotes and Reminiscences from 1858 to 1892' the year after he retired, which was published in 1893. By 1900 his health had deteriorated and he died bankrupt
Lot 88:
Lot 88
William Thomas Taylor. Derbyshire 1905-1910. Single page handwritten letter on Derbyshire C.C.C. letterhead from Taylor in his capacity as Secretary, dated 13th March 1944. Taylor is replying to an unknown correspondent about letters sent to two Derbyshire players, Albert Rhodes and Alan Skinner. Nicely signed in ink by Taylor. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £80
Taylor played only four matches for Derbyshire, but his tenure of 51 years as Secretary from 1908 to 1959 was the longest served in first class county cricket
Lot 89:
Lot 89
Gerald De Lisle Hough. Kent 1919-1920. Handwritten two page letter to H.W. 'Plum' Warner, Kent enthusiast and collector. Written on Kent C.C.C. headed paper, Hough is discussing the difficulty of identifying capped Kent players. He opens by stating, 'Cricket work is increasing & my mobility decreasing' and that he plans to have a look at the 'Cap file' at the St. Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on the 2nd October. 'I don't altogether agree with your list' and comments on five Kent players. '1) I'm nearly sure Freeman got his cap early in 1920 & was the first to do so after the last war. 2) I got mine v Sussex at Horsham in 1920 & beat J.L. Bryan by one day... 3) R.T. Bryan didn't get his cap until he captained the side about 1937. 4) I'm not sure that Deed even got a cap. 5) Longfield never got a cap. I'm sure of this. Never heard of Atkins! I'm pretty sure H.E.W. Prest & F.H. Knott got caps. Uncertain about Hatfield & Jennings.' He closes by stating that the Club is unlikely to celebrate its centenary 'for a year or two after the armistice with Germany'. Nicely signed 'G. De L. Hough' and dated 9th September 1944. Sold with a further handwritten postcard to Warner from Hough, dated 18th December 1946 relating to George Collins gaining his cap in 1920. Qty 2 G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £160
Hough played fourteen matches for Kent. He was appointed Manager and later Secretary of Kent, resigning through ill health in 1949
Lot 90:
Lot 90
Edward Desmond Russell Eagar. Gloucestershire, Oxford University and Hampshire 1935-1957. Single page typed letter on Hampshire C.C.C. letterhead, from Eagar, Secretary of Hampshire C.C.C., to H.W. 'Plum' Warner, Kent enthusiast and collector. Eagar thanks Warner for a cheque in payment for some Club records, and hopes that Warner will return as a member in due course'. Includes the original envelope with receipt enclosed. Very nicely signed 'Desmond Eagar' and dated 11th August 1969. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 91:
Lot 91
H.A. Brown. Single page typed letter on Nottinghamshire C.C.C. letterhead from the Secretary, H.A. Brown. Writing to a 'Master Malyon', Brown is returning letters sent to his office, presumably requesting autographs, 'as these players have died. W.W. Whysall died many years ago'. Very nicely signed in ink 'H.A. Brown' and dated 29th March 1944. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Brown was appointed in 1920 as Secretary as a stop gap following F.S. Ashley-Cooper's resignation after only six months. Brown had no previous knowledge of the game but had a reputation for diplomacy and efficiency, and remained in the post for thirty eight years
Lot 92:
Lot 92
Harold Denis 'Dickie' Bird. Yorkshire & Leicestershire 1956-1964. Two page handwritten letter from Bird to Jack [Sokell] writing from the Rutland & Derby Arms in Leicester. The letter is dated 10th May 1960, a few days before Bird played his first home match for Leicestershire. 'I shall be trying to do my best for you all, and also for Leicestershire, as I always did when I played for Yorkshire'. He looks forward to meeting on his next visit to Barnsley. Nicely signed 'Dickie Bird'. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 93
John David 'Jack' Bannister. Warwickshire 1950-1968. Single page handwritten letter on Warwickshire C.C.C. letterhead to H.W. 'Plum' Warner, Kent enthusiast and collector. In the undated letter, Bannister thanks Warner for his kind remarks about 'my programme... Regarding the question on first class umpires I think up all the questions myself and use Wisden to verify my facts'. Signed 'Jack Bannister'. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
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Lot 94
Edwin Boaler 'Ted' Alletson. Nottinghamshire 1906-1914. Single page letter handwritten in ink from Alletson, dated 23rd January 1956, with good cricket content. Writing to an unknown correspondent, Alletson states, 'Your album is the best I have seen, you have a fine collection. The Hon. F.S. Jackson would remember Cotter. He [Jackson] was captain of England at Trent Bridge. A.C. Maclaren played the best innings I have ever seen. He cut & drove... & his leg side play was wonderfull [sic]. I believe he made 138'. Nicely signed 'E.B. Alletson'. Splitting to fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
The match to which Alletson refers was the first Test against Australia at Trent Bridge in 1905. Maclaren actually scored 140 in England's second innings. Bosanquet took eight wickets in the final innings to bowl Australia out for 188, England winning by 213 runs.

Ted Alletson was famous for scoring 189 in 90 minutes, the last 142 coming in 40 minutes, including 34 in one over while batting for Nottinghamshire against Sussex at Hove in 1911
Lot 95:
Lot 95
Deryck Lance Murray. Cambridge University, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire & West Indies 1963-1980. Single page handwritten letter on Nottinghamshire C.C.C. letterhead from Murray to Jack Sokell. Murray states that 'I am still under contract to the W.I. Board and unable to make any statements regarding the team for about another two months'. Signed 'Deryck L. Murray' and dated '1st May [1969?]'. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. would not release Murray for the 1969 West Indies tour except for the Test matches, so he was considered unavailable
Lot 96:
Lot 96
Geoffrey Alan 'Geoff' Cope. Yorkshire & England 1966-1980. Single page undated handwritten letter from Cope to a Mr & Mrs Roper, in which Cope hopes their son will 'keep on improving' and apologises for not having any photographs available. Signed 'Geoff Cope'. G/VG
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £5
Lot 97:
Lot 97 Lot 97
George Oswald 'Gubby' Allen. Middlesex, Cambridge University & England 1921-1950. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Allen to 'Dear Nathanael', a keen fast bowler. Allen provides the following advice, '1. As soon as your fingers are long enough, hold the ball in the fingers, NOT in the palm of the hands. 2. Do not run too far or too fast: increase pace gradually. 3. In the delivery stride you must be sideways on, i.e. with shoulders and hips in line with the pitch and look down the pitch from behind a high left arm. 4. Front foot should land in line with back foot. 5. After delivery follow well through.' Very nicely signed 'Gubby Allen' and dated 26th February'. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
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William Ewart 'Bill' Astill. Leicestershire & England 1906-1939. Four page handwritten letter in ink from Astill to 'Dear Eileen [Miller]' dated 8th December 1929, with accompanying envelope. Astill is looking forward to leaving Leicester for the M.C.C. tour to West Indies and details the arrangements for departure including attending a farewell tea party hosted by Field Marshall Plumer, prior to catching the boat train from Paddington the following day. He regrets that Leicestershire will not be playing Essex the following season following a reorganisation of County fixtures, and closes by wishing Miss Miller well in her new home. Nicely signed W.E. Astill, The envelope laid down to page. Folds to the letter, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 99:
Lot 99
Leslie Ethelbert George 'Les' Ames. Kent & England 1926-1951. Single page typed letter on Kent C.C.C. letterhead to H.W. Warner, the Kent enthusiast and collector. Dated 8th December 1972, writing in his capacity as Secretary/ Manager of Kent C.C.C. Ames thanks Warner for information about the possible closure of St. Gregory's Church in Canterbury, and the development of the churchyard for housing, and asks to be kept informed of any further progress. The graveyard at St. George's was the site of a memorial to Fuller Pilch, founder of the St. Lawrence Ground, which was moved in 1978 from the churchyard to a site close to that of Colin Blythe at the ground. Includes Warner's own handwritten notes regarding the relocation of the memorial. Nicely signed in ink 'Leslie Ames', with original envelope. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £100
Lot 100:
Lot 100
Leonard Charles 'Len' Braund. Surrey, Somerset & England 1896-1920. One page handwritten letter to 'Fred', dated 8th May 1950. Braund is disappointed not to have received a visit, and is pleased to have been able to assist with obtaining autographs for 'your grand book'. He looks forward to a future meeting. Nicely signed 'Len C. Braund'. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Braund was beset by ill-health in his later life and had both legs amputated during the Second World War
Lot 101:
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Hugh Richard Bromley-Davenport. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1892-1899. Two page handwritten letter to a Mr Milne, dated 11th November 1948, returning an autograph book in which he has obtained the signature of Gubby Allen and 'all the Stock Exchange men who ever played First Class cricket'. He thanks Milne for the gift of dusters and a rug, and also refers to the 'interest of cricket in South Africa & India. We seem to have struck form at last', commenting on the success of [Roly] Jenkins, and the hope that '[Doug] Wright will find his form again' on the 1948/49 tour to South Africa. He closes by claiming not to have seen 'Cricket Scores & Biographies- I must ask Plum if he has these books'. Signed 'H.R. Bromley-Davenport'. Horizontal fold affecting the signature, some creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
Lot 102:
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Evelyn Rockley Wilson. Cambridge University, Yorkshire & England 1899-1923. Two page handwritten letter to George Hirst, Yorkshire & England 1891-1929. The letter dated 25th February 1945 and sent from Winchester. 'My Dear George, Just a line to hope you are well. It is sad to think you are no longer on the Active List, but no man has served a county so long!. As an old friend of our family I thought you might like to have this memoir of Clem. We think it is well and simply done. D.H.C. (D.H. Crick) is the Bishop of Chester. I hope you and Mrs George are both well. Let us hope that before long we shall meet again at a cricket match. No more now. Yours ever my dear George, E. Rockley Wilson. No answer please!'. G
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 103:
Lot 103
Don Bradman. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Bradman to the cricket writer, Alan Hill, dated 3rd October 1989. Writing from his address in Kensington Park, South Australia, Bradman compares the batting techniques of Hobbs, Sutcliffe and Hutton and recollects particular innings. 'I remember very well the great partnership of Hobbs & Sutcliffe at Melbourne in 1929. It was one of the worst sticky wickets I ever saw & I doubt if Australia could have made 100 on it. The outstanding feature was the ability of H & S as to when they had to play a shot & when not... Sutcliffe was masterly in his ability to play a "dead" bat & thereby avoid a close catch and he unflinchingly took blows on the body. In normal cricket I thought Hobbs & Hutton had the finest techniques of anyone. They had no weaknesses. But they both lacked the aggression & attacking power of say Weekes and Sobers. In Hutton's case... I did see him play a couple of superb cameo aggressive innings but they were rare... I would rate [Hutton] a better player than Sutcliffe, especially in technique, but strangely Sutcliffe had the best temperament of them all'. He closes by congratulating Hill on his biography of Les Ames, and commenting on the poor health of Gubby Allen. Excellent cricket content. Light horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £200
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Don Bradman. A Christmas card sent to the original vendor by Bradman from Australia c1949/50. The card features a horse's head to front 'A Christmas wish and may be a horse's neck for being late but...No Butcher's got me Yet!. I can still wish ya' a Merry Christmas!'. Nicely signed in ink by Bradman. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 105:
Lot 105
Peter Randall Johnson. Cambridge University & Somerset 1900-1927. Handwritten postcard from Johnson to the Secretary of the M.C.C. regretting that he will not be able to attend a committee meeting at Lord's due to being absent from town. Nicely signed by Johnson. The card dated 28th July 1923. File holes to top border of card
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 106:
Lot 106
John Daniell. Somerset & Cambridge University 1898-1927. Short one page handwritten letter to Francis Lacey, Secretary of M.C.C. on 'The Club, Weston Super Mare' headed paper 'I much regret I shall be unable to get to Lord's next Thursday for Cricket & Selection Sub Committee Meeting'. Nicely signed by Daniell. The letter dated 15th October 1923. File holes to left hand border
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £10
Lot 107:
Lot 107
Arthur Edward Newton. Somerset 1891-1914. One page handwritten letter on Dipford House, Trull, Taunton headed paper from Newton to H.N.E. Alston (Somerset 1933) regarding his availability for a match on the 16th June 'I am glad to have yourself as I wanted another bowler badly. Match begins at 11.30 on the Taunton School Grounds'. The letter dated 5th June 1932 and nicely signed in ink by Newton. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Arthur Newton was a member of Vernon's 'rival' tour to Australia in 1887/88. 'Granny' Alston played just one first class match, for Somerset in 1933
Lot 108:
Lot 108
Leslie Gutteridge, publisher, Epworth Press. Single page typed letter from Gutteridge to Gerald Brodribb, dated 30th April 1956. Gutteridge is writing attempting to identify a poem, a transcript of which he originally enclosed with this letter. He writes, 'An article that I have written about Copthall Chambers and his "The Cricket Match a Poem in Two Cantos" needs the confirmation that this poem of his is unknown'. He continues, 'The real name of "Copthall Chambers Esq." is Thomas Smith. The poem was sung(!) at the Opening Dinner of the Surrey Cricket Club'. Signed in green ink 'Leslie'. Pinholes and foxing, light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
The poem to which Gutteridge is referring may be 'The Origin of Cricket: Sung at the Opening Dinner of the Surrey Cricket Club' originally published in 'A Collection of Poems by Thomas Smith' in 1867. Smith was a stockbroker who used his address at Copthall Chambers as a pseudonym
Lot 109:
Lot 109
John Henniker-Major, 5th Baron Henniker. Two page handwritten letter on Thornham Hall, Eye (Suffolk) note paper to Dr Short, dated 14th September 1877. Henniker-Major is writing to thank Short 'for the most enjoyable day's cricket the three young people had on Wednesday... I will send you over as good an eleven as I can on Friday next. I cannot come myself as I shall be away from home. Nicely signed 'J Henniker'. Horizontal folds. Good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
John Henniker-Major served as Member of Parliament for East Suffolk and was appointed Governor of the Isle of Man in 1895 where he died in 1902. He established a cricket ground at Thornham Hall in 1876
Lot 110:
Lot 110
Sir William Bagge. Norfolk& M.C.C. 1836-1839. Original free-front envelope nicely signed in ink by Bagge and dated 1838. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £10
Bagge was Member of Parliament for West Norfolk from 1837 to 1857 and 1865 to 1880. He was made a Baronet in 1867. He played four first class matches for Norfolk and M.C.C.
Lot 111:
Lot 111
Micky Stewart Benefit 1965. Two page handwritten letter on Micky Stewart Benefit letterhead. The letter, dated 13th November 1965, to 'Ken' thanking him for his cheque and his support and assistance in 'the Grand Raffle'. Signed 'Micky'. Sold with a two page handwritten letter from Peter May to 'Mr Brown' dated 11th December 1965, turning down an invitation to attend a dinner. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 112:
Lot 112
Henry Starr Harrison. Surrey 1909-1923. Single page handwritten letter dated 27th May 1934 from Harrison to an unknown correspondent replying to a request for his autograph. He recollects enjoying his time at the same college where the correspondent appears to have been a recent pupil. Nicely signed 'H.S. Harrison'. The letter is laid down to a page. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 113:
Lot 113
Robert Henderson. Surrey 1883-1896. Two page handwritten letter from Henderson to the collector, Charles Pratt Green, dated 20th September 1893. Henderson is replying to an invitation to 'peruse some of your cricket volumes, and view your collection of bats and pictures'. Nicely signed 'Rob.t Henderson'. Slight splitting to fold, minor ageing, adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 114:
Lot 114
Michael Richard Barton. Oxford University & Surrey 1935-1954. Single page handwritten letter dated 13th January 1990. Barton is replying to 'Mr Crampton' for a request for his autograph. Signed 'Michael R. Barton'. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Barton captained Surrey from 1949 to 1951
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Lot 115
Edward Mark Sprot. Hampshire 1898-1914. Single page letter handwritten in ink from Sprot. The letter to a Mr Milne, dated 18th February 1935, is replying to a request for one of his bats, 'I am sorry to say I have none of my old bats left'. Nicely signed 'E.M. Sprot'. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Sprot captained Hampshire from 1903 to 1914
Lot 116:
Lot 116
John Glennie Greig. Hampshire, 1901-1922. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Greig to 'Mr Coldham', dated 11th March 1946. Greig opens the letter describing his own activities on active service leading up to and during the First World War and wishing Coldham well in the Second World War. Regarding sport, Greig describes how he 'enjoyed my cricketing days - I hope you get the same sport where you are & have the tackle for it - bats, footballs, hockey sticks, tennis racquets &c. I am a real believer in all sports to keep men fit & minds clean...'. Greig then relates a story regarding 'a football match lately in Germany where our lads were beaten by a German team 3 to 1 & the pompous German Professor said very excitedly to one of our men "Do you realise what this means for us? We have beaten you at your own game". "Oh that's nothing" replied our man "We had already beaten you at yours!!"'. Greig ends by hoping that Coldham is near a church and has 'a Father attached to you'. Nicely signed 'J.G. Greig. Revd'. A fascinating account of how soldiers in both World Wars used sport and pastoral activities for their well-being. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £40
Greig's County cricket was limited by his military career. He served as Secretary to Hampshire from 1921 to 1930, and in 1935 was ordained in Rome as a Catholic priest
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Ronald Aird, Hampshire & Cambridge University 1920-1938, and Arthur Kenneth Judd, Hampshire & Cambridge University 1925-1935. Two handwritten letters in ink replying to requests for autographs. The Aird letter dated 1st April 1977, the Judd letter 7th February 1982. Aird explains the reason for not scoring more runs in his career was due to school and University commitments, and his position as Assistant Secretary at Lord's. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
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Arthur George Holt, Hampshire 1935-1948 and Richard Henry Moore, Hampshire 1931-1939. Two single page handwritten letters in ink, both replying to requests for photographs of the players. The Holt letter undated, the Moore letter dated 25th November 1987. Nicely signed by each player. Sold with a small mono press photograph of Moore in batting action, and a further copy photograph, both signed by Moore. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 119
Alastair McLeod. Hampshire 1914-1938. Two page handwritten letter from McLeod replying to a request for one of his bats. The letter dated 23rd February 1935. 'I am afraid at the moment my cricket gear is stored away as I have recently left Bournemouth... I will most certainly send one along at the end of this season'. Nicely signed 'A. McLeod'. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 120
Edward Joseph 'Ted' Drake. Hampshire 1931-1936. Single page handwritten letter from Drake to a Douglas Crampton, replying to a request for his autograph. The letter dated 3rd October 1982. 'I have discovered your very welcome letter - I only hope I have answered this previously? Have I!! If I am guilty I am very, very sorry'. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Drake was better known as a footballer for Southampton and Arsenal. One of the best centre forwards of his day, he gained five international caps for England
Lot 121:
Lot 121
Guy Rolf Jackson. Derbyshire 1919-1936. Single page typed wartime letter from Jackson, dated 22nd May 1944. Jackson is replying to a request for his autograph from a young Derbyshire supporter and looks forward to the return of cricket. Nicely signed in ink 'Guy Jackson'. Light folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
Jackson captained Derbyshire from 1922 to 1930. He was selected to captain the M.C.C. tour to South Africa in 1927/28 but had to withdraw due to ill health
Lot 122:
Lot 122
Leslie Fletcher Townsend. Derbyshire, Auckland & England 1922-1939. Single page handwritten letter from Townsend, dated 8th July 1976. Writing from his home in New Zealand Townsend is replying to a request for his autograph. Sold with an original sepia press photograph of Townsend, head and shoulders wearing his M.C.C. touring blazer, taken while on tour in India, November 1933. 5.5"x3.75". G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £45
Lot 123:
Lot 123
Levi George Wright. Derbyshire 1883-1909. Four page handwritten letter in ink from Wright with original envelope to the collector, Charles Pratt Green, dated 17th December 1908. The content of the letter is primarily regarding their Freemason activities. Regarding cricket he states, 'The New Year will soon be with us and cricket once again the chief topic. I hope to have another season to make my 25th but I am rather afraid it is now getting too much like hard work and it will be difficult to maintain my place'. Nicely signed 'Levi G. Wright'. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Wright played a full season for Derbyshire in 1909, his last before retiring from first class cricket
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Lot 124
Richard Webster, 1st Viscount Alverstone. President of Surrey C.C.C. One page handwritten letter to 'Mr Humphreys', dated 25th March 1899. Alverstone is replying to an invitation from the Saddlers' Company, which he has to decline due to his commitments at the House of Commons. Nicely signed 'Richard Webster'. Light folds otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Webster was President of Surrey C.C.C. from 1895 until his death in 1915
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Lot 125
Patrick Graham Toler Kingsley. Oxford University 1928-1930. Single page handwritten letter dated 30th October 1978. Kingsley is replying to a request from 'Mr Crampton' for his autograph. Nicely signed 'Patrick Kingsley'. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £40
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Lot 126
William Cecil Brown. Northamptonshire 1925-1937. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Brown to a Mr Crampton, dated 19th June 1976. Brown is replying to a request for his autograph and reminisces playing against Warwickshire in 1928 and, following the recent death of J.M. Fitzroy, states 'I suppose I am at present the oldest surviving Northants captain'. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Brown captained Northamptonshire from 1932 to 1935 and later served as secretary
Lot 127:
Lot 127
Challen Hasler Lufkin Skeet. Oxford University & Middlesex 1919-1922. Single page handwritten letter from Skeet writing while in Sudan to 'Mr Milne', dated 7th July 1934(?). Skeet is replying in his spidery handwriting to a request for his autograph. Signed 'C.H.L. Skeet'. Sold with a small original sepia photograph of Skeet walking out to bat wearing a Middlesex cap. The letter laid down to tightly trimmed page. Horizontal fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
In Plum Warner's last match for Middlesex and the final match of the 1920 county season, Skeet's innings of 106 in an opening partnership of 208 with H.W. Lee (108) in the second innings helped Middlesex to an unlikely victory to clinch the County Championship
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George Brown. Hampshire & England 1908-1933. Handwritten single page letter from Brown to John Arlott, dated 23rd December 1960, thanking Arlott for the gift of '8 tins of tobacco'. He goes on to describe his own ill-health and that of his wife. Sold with an original press photograph of Brown walking on to the field in wicket keeping attire and one other copy photograph of Brown. Horizontal and vertical folds to the letter, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 129
Len Braund. Surrey, Somerset & England 1896-1920. One page handwritten letter to J.D. Coldham reporting on his health, awaiting a second artificial leg. Welcomes current success of the Surrey team 'keeping up the old tradition of sportsmanship'. The letter dated 20th November 1946 and nicely signed in ink by Braund. Folds, good
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Braund was beset by ill-health in his later life and had both legs amputated during the Second World War
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Lot 130
Don Bradman. Single page handwritten letter from Bradman in ink on The Victoria Station Hotel, Nottingham letterhead dated 2nd June 194[8]. Writing to 'Dear Geoffrey', Bradman states 'I'm very sorry but I am afraid it is impossible to do what you ask. We are getting hundreds of similar requests & I'm sure you will quite understand that we can neither accept all of them nor pick out certain ones'. Signed 'Don Bradman'. Horizontal folds and light foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 131:
Lot 131
'Lancashire County & Manchester Cricket Club County Championship Celebration Dinner' 1904. Rare official four page menu for the dinner held at the Midland Hotel, Manchester, 23rd November 1904. The menu with ornate decorative covers printed in gold, green and red, with mono cameos to the front of A.N. Hornby, President, and A.C. MacLaren, Captain to front. Menu and toast list to centre pages, list of the season's results to rear page. Printed by G. Falkner & Sons of Manchester. Minor soiling and creasing with pin hole to top, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a mono postcard of the championship winning Lancashire team. Publisher unknown. G
Estimate: £130/160
Hammer price: unsold
Lancashire were unbeaten in the 1904 season playing twenty six matches, winning sixteen and drawing ten
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Lot 132
Australia. Sheffield Shield 1995/96. 'The Sponsor's Dinner'. Official folding menu for the dinner held on 19th April 1996 for South Australia, winners of the Sheffield Shield. Signed to the front cover by thirteen members of the South Australia team including Lehmann, Blewett, Gillespie, Siddons, Nielsen, McIntyre, Harrity, Nobes etc. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 133
Yorkshire C.C.C. 1995. Official menu for the Gala Dinner held on 11th April 1995. Signed to the rear page by twenty attendees. Signatures include Moxon, Padgett, Metcalfe, Kettleborough, Byas, Gough, Vaughan, White, Scholfield etc. VG
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £8
Lot 134:
Lot 134
Australia. 'Celebrating 100 Years of Sheffield Shield Cricket'. Official menu for the dinner held at the Adelaide Oval for the match South Australia v New South Wales, 18th-21st December 1992. Signed to the front and back covers by sixteen current and former Australia Test players. Signatures include Don Bradman, Bill Brown, Steve Waugh, Geoff Marsh, Jeff Thomson, Neil Hawke, Carl Rackemann etc. Soiling to rear cover, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
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Lot 135
Ernest Raymond Herbert Toshack. New South Wales & Australia 1945-1950. Official invitation issued to Toshack for a reception at Government House, Sydney, 9th February 1979. Signed in ink to the front by fourteen New South Wales players including Toshack, also Arthur Chipperfield, Alan Davidson, Neil Harvey, Arthur Morris, Brian Taber, Dirk Wellham, Norm O'Neill, Ross Edwards, Dave Renneberg etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £10
Lot 136:
Lot 136
The Lord's Taverners West Midlands Region. Official brochure/ menu for the Eve of Test Match Gala Dinner (against Pakistan) held at the Metropole Hotel, Birmingham, 22nd July 1987. Seven signatures in ink to the centre menu page including Alec Bedser, Godfrey Evans, Alvin Kallicharran, Frank Tyson, Ted Dexter etc. Minor staining to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
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Lot 137
'The Lord's Taverners- Cricket Weekend' 1981. Official card produced for the cricket weekend with matches at Hohne and Verden, 19th- 20th September 1981. Printed cartoon by Bill Tidy to front and names of members of the Lord's Taverners to verso. Fourteen signatures including Godfrey Evans, John Murray, Reg Simpson, Fred Rumsey, Nigel Ross, John Price etc, also Nicholas Parsons, Alberto Remedios and Harry Secombe. Pin holes to corners. Sold with an official menu for a dinner given by the Army Benevolent Fund, held at The Globe Cinema, Hohne, 19th September 1981. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
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Lot 138
Signed cricket menus 1960s-1980s. Eight menus al signed or multi-signed by attendees. Menus include Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society, Spring Dinner 1979, 28th Annual Dinner 1979, 31st Annual Dinner 1982, Northern Cricket Society 1964, Geoff Cope & Barrie Leadbeater Benefitdinner 1980, Royal Air Force Club 1968,and 1972, and Anglo-American Sporting Club 1966. Signatures include Geoff Boycott, Denis Compton, Peter West, Brian Sellers, Jim Laker, Brian Bolus, Stuart Surridge, Ted Dexter, Peter May, Bob Appleyard etc. Odd faults, generally in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £42
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Lot 139
Australia. Queensland 1930/31. Original printed luncheon menu card for 'Lennon's of Brisbane dated 4th February 1931. The single sided menu with fifteen signatures in ink of Victoria players, including a large signature of Harry Alexander. Others include Len Darling, Ben Barnett, Keith Rigg, Alan Davidson, Don Blackie, Bert Ironmonger, George Newstead, Hec Oakley etc. An arrowed line has been drawn from the word 'Raspberry' in the sweets to the signature of Ben Barnett at the top of the menu, passing through the signature of Alexander. Good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £75
The date corresponds with the Sheffield Shield match due to have been played at the Gabba 31st January- 4th February 1931. The match was abandoned without a ball bowled
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Edward Ivo Medhurst Barrett. Hampshire 1896-1925. A selection of menus, a postcard and photograph relating to Capt. E.I.M. Barrett. Three menus are for a 'Dinner on the Occasion of the Visit of Capt. E.I.M. Barrett's Shanghai XI' held at the Kobe Club, 11th October 1921. Old tape repair and splitting to the fold. A menu for the Shanghai C.C. Dinner given by Barrett 'To His Interport Team at the Shanghai Club on their return from Japan', 29th October 1921. Also the Dinner in honour of The Shanghai Interport Cricket Team given by The Yokahama Cricket Eleven', 14th October 1921. The menus multi-signed in pencil by attendees including Barrett. Sold with a mono candid photograph of the teams seated and standing in the stand for Shanghai v Hong Kong at Shanghai in 1920, a colour postcard of the Cricket Club Race Course, Shanghai etc. Some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £45
Edward Barrett was an English Army officer who later became Commissioner of the Shanghai Police. He played eighty six matches for Hampshire and was also an excellent rugby player, making one international appearance for England against Scotland in 1903
Lot 141:
Lot 141
Australia tour to England 1934. The Institute of Journalists, London District 'Welcome Luncheon to the Australian Cricket Team'. Criterion Restaurant menu dated 27th April 1934. Signed to the front cover in pencil by Charlie Grimmett and Bernard Bosanquet. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £90
Bosanquet is best known for perfecting the art of bowling the 'googly' or 'bosie', an off-break bowled with a leg-break action
Lot 142:
Lot 142
Magdalen College (Oxford) v Mr John Eyre's XI and Maldon v Captain Wynyard's XI 1896. Large card with laid down printed newspaper scorecards of the two matches, one being played on May 22nd/23rd, and the other on 31st July 1896. Surrounding the scorecards a selection of various small photographs of the players who played in the matches and many have been signed below their photograph. Sixteen signatures in total including E.G. Wynard, W.B. Wynyard, H.B.W. Wynyard, Lord Byron, Lord Brackley, Lord H. Scott, John Eyre, J.A. Gibbs, G.C. Montagu etc. To the back of the card are the laid down silhouettes of 'An English Eleven' and 'An Australian Eleven' with W.G. Grace leading the English Eleven. Ex Wynard collection. 15"x12"
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £65
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Lot 143
England Test cricketers. Seven signatures in ink of former England Test players on Lord's Cricket Ground headed notepaper. Signatures are Dennis Amiss, Geoff Arnold, John Jameson, Bob Woolmer, Frank Hayes, John Snow etc. Vertical fold, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £5
Lot 144:
Lot 144
Don Bradman 1948. Nice signature in ink of Don Bradman on small page mounted below a colour photograph of Bradman, head and shoulders wearing cricket attire and Australia Test cap, taken on the 1948 tour to England. The photograph measures approx. 8"x11.5. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 11"x17.5". VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 145:
Lot 145
Charles Lucas Townsend. Gloucestershire & England 1893-1922. Original bookplate photograph of Townsend in bowling pose taken from Ranjitsinhji's 'The Jubilee Book of Cricket'. Nicely signed to lower right corner in black ink by Townsend, with caption below 'Signed 1st May 1899. T.W. Hon. Sec. Wilts C.C.C.'. Some foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £190
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Lot 146
William Gilbert Grace. Gloucestershire & England 1865-1908. Original bookplate photograph of Grace in batting pose taken from Ranjitsinhji's 'The Jubilee Book of Cricket'. Very nicely signed to lower right corner in black ink by Grace. The signature collected by T.W. Hon. Sec. of Wiltshire C.C.C. G/VG
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £200
Lot 147:
Lot 147
Samuel Moses James 'Sammy' Woods. Cambridge University, Somerset & England 1888-1910. Original bookplate photograph of Woods in bowling pose taken from Ranjitsinhji's 'The Jubilee Book of Cricket'. Nicely signed to lower right corner in black ink by Woods, with caption below 'Signed 1st May 1899. T.W. [Hon. Sec. Wilts C.C.C.]'. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £90
Lot 148:
Lot 148
George Brann. Sussex 1883-1905. Original bookplate photograph of Brann in batting pose taken from Ranjitsinhji's 'The Jubilee Book of Cricket'. Nicely signed to lower right corner in black ink by Brann, with caption below 'Signed 1st May 1899. T.W. Hon. Sec. Wilts C.C.C.'. Some foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 149:
Lot 149
H.B. Daft and J.W. Dale. Two signatures in ink, one of Harry Butler Daft (Nottinghamshire 1885-1899), the other of John William Dale (Cambridge University & Middlesex 1868-1878). Each signature on piece laid down to one card with ink annotations in John Arlott's own hand to the side. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £90
Harry Daft was the youngest son of Richard Daft (Nottinghamshire 1858-1891)
Lot 150:
Lot 150
Russell Donnithorne Walker. Oxford University & Middlesex 1861-1877. Nice signature of Walker in black ink on small piece loosely mounted to card. Russell Walker was one of the seven cricket playing brothers, the 'Walkers of Southgate'. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 151:
Lot 151
William Gilbert Grace. Gloucestershire & England 1865-1908. Excellent large signature in black ink of Grace on card laid down to album page with mono images of Grace. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £110
Lot 152:
Lot 152
Ronald Keven 'Ron' Oxenham. Queensland & Australia 1911-1937. Very nice signature in black ink of Oxenham on piece, window mounted below a mono copy photograph of Oxenham walking on to the field, printed title panel below. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 12.25"x19". VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Oxenham played in seven Test matches for Australia, 1928-1931
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Lot 153
Hugh Trumble. Victoria & Australia 1887-1904 and Warwick Windridge Armstrong. Victoria & Australia 1898-1921. 'Melbourne Cricket Club. Nomination of new member'. Original printed membership form for a Mr D.G. Patterson dated 23rd December 1918 very nicely signed in ink by the proposer and club secretary, Hugh Trumble, and by the seconder, Warwick Armstrong. Excellent ink signatures of the two Australian cricketers. Nick to corner and vertical fold otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
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William Henry Brereton Evans. Worcestershire, Oxford University & Hampshire 1901-1910. Excellent rare signature of Evans in ink on piece laid down to album page. To verso, signature in ink of J.T. Tyldesley (Lancashire & England 1895-1932). VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
Evans was considered was of the best all-round amateurs of his day, and Captained Oxford University in 1904. He was killed in a flying accident in 1913 during a test flight piloted by Colonel Cody, the first man to fly an aeroplane in Britain
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Edward Maurice Dowson. Cambridge University & Surrey 1900-1903. Excellent signature of Dowson in ink on piece laid down to album page. To verso, another good signature in ink of Len Braund (Surrey, Somerset & England 1896-1920). VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
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Gilbert Laird Jessop. Gloucestershire & England 1894-1914. Nice signature in ink of Jessop on piece laid down to album page. To verso, signature in ink of C.B. Fry (Oxford University, Sussex, Hampshire & England 1892-1921). VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 157:
Lot 157
Frank Edward Woolley. Kent & England 1906-1938. Signature in ink of Woolley on piece laid down to small card. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 158:
Lot 158
'The Centurions- Scorers of 100 First-Class Centuries'. Headed book insert by Boundary Books containing the ink signatures of nine players who have achieved the feat. Signatures, nicely signed in ink, by Don Bradman, Glenn Turner, Colin Cowdrey, Tom Graveney, Dennis Amiss, Geoff Boycott, John Edrich, Zaheer Abbas and Graham Gooch. 8.75"x12". VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
Lot 159:
Lot 159
Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England. 'Leonard Braund & Phillip Mead Fund'. Printed receipt for donation of 2/6 to the fund. Handwritten inscription to lower part 'I much regret no photograph available' and nicely signed 'Herbert Sutcliffe. G
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £20
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Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Scrapbook covering Sutcliffe's early career in the seasons 1919, the year he made his first-class debut, and 1920, with some from the early 1930s. The album comprises press cuttings including an article written by "Old Ebor" (Alfred Pullin) in the Yorkshire Post on Sutcliffe's maiden first-class century at Northampton, 23rd-24th July 1919. Others include Sutcliffe being awarded his County Cap in August 1919, also five personal telegrams dated 19th August 1920 sent to Sutcliffe congratulating him on scoring 125 in Yorkshire's first innings against Essex at Southend. Also includes some items added in later years relating to Sutcliffe's retirement, the centenary of his birth etc. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £170
In 1919, Sutcliffe's first season, Yorkshire won the County Championship
Lot 161:
Lot 161
Signed match tickets 1957-2002. Nine official match tickets for England home Test matches and one County match ticket, each ticket signed. Tickets include v West Indies 1957 (Edgbaston), v Australia 1985, v New Zealand 1986 and 1990, v Pakistan 1987 (The Oval), v New Zealand 1990 (Lord's), v South Africa 1998 (Old Trafford) etc. Signatures include Alec Bedser, Brian Statham, Godfrey Evans, Michael Atherton, Mark Butcher, Les Jackson, Alec Stewart etc. Qty 10. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 162
Dennis Brian Close. Yorkshire, Somerset & England 1949-1977. An unusual two page questionnaire completed in ink by Close relating to golf. The questions relate to home club and handicap (Bradford G.C. 11 left handed, 'many years ago it was 2 right handed 5 left handed'), favourite golf course (Ganton G.C.), favourite golf course abroad (Royal Melbourne), favourite club (Driver), most admired professional (Ballesteros), also favourite playing partner, most amusing incident etc. Nicely signed by Close. Horizontal folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
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Jack Hobbs. M.C.C. tour of Australia 1928/29. Official M.C.C. Christmas card sent by Hobbs. Decorative covers with M.C.C. emblem and trimming in M.C.C. colours, photograph of the team to inside with Christmas greeting. Signed 'Jack and Ada Hobbs'. Small adhesive mark to inside page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
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Geoffrey Howard. Manager, M.C.C. tour 1951/52. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the M.C.C. tour of India, Pakistan and Ceylon 1951/52 with M.C.C. emblem, M.C.C. colours and tour title to cover. To inside a picture of the M.C.C. team and the wording, 'With Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Signed 'Geoffrey Howard'. Adhesive mark to top edge of team photograph page, minor wear to front, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 165:
Lot 165
England tour to Australia 1986/87. Official England Christmas card from the tour. With printed title to front, copy colour photograph of the team laid down. Signed 'Peter [Lush, Manager[ and all the lads'. Sold with an unsigned official Christmas card for the 1982/83 England tour to Australia and New Zealand. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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West Indies tour of Australia 1960/61. Official 'Christmas Greetings' postcard, signed in ink by sixteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Worrell (Captain), Dewdney, Gibbs, Hall, Hunte, Kanhai, Ramadhin, Sobers, Valentine, Worrell, Gomez (Manager) etc. Lacking the signature of Alexander. Very minor staining, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Scarce Christmas Card from this iconic tour, rarely seen in this signed form
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £550
The closely contested 1960/61 tour was notable for the celebrated tied Test at Brisbane, the first of only two such results in over 2300 Test matches played to date, the second occurring in 1986
Lot 167:
Lot 167
Denise Dean 1990's. Collection of twelve colour limited edition prints, each signed by artist Dean. Each number 94 of 100 prints produced. Six are signed to lower border by the player featured. Signatures are Kapil Dev, Chandrasekhar, Ambrose, Walsh, Gibbs and Bishen Bedi. The other players featured are Garner, Holding, Marshall, Roberts, Sobers and Abdul Qadir. Good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £40
Lot 168:
Lot 168
Denise Dean 1990's. Collection of twelve colour limited edition prints, each signed by artist Dean. Each number 94 of 100 prints produced. Six are signed to lower border by the player featured. Signatures are Merv Hughes, McDermott, Lillee, Graham McKenzie, Wasim Akram and Waqir Younis. The other players featured are Imran Khan, Benaud, Grimmett, Lindwall, Thomson and Warne. Good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £40
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'A Calvacade of Cricket' County Print Services 1992. Official red file containing twenty four colour prints of Test players by John Hawkins. Limited edition no. 17 of 100 issued. Twelve of the prints are signed by the players. Signatures are Botham, Boycott, G. Chappell, Gavaskar, Gooch, Gower, Greenidge, Hick, Marsh, Marshall, R. Smith and Wasim Akram. A further ten signatures on individual cards or pieces laid down are Alderman, Border, Garner, Hadlee, Imran Khan, Knott, Richards, Tendulkar, Thomson and Underwood. Twenty two signatures in total. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
Lot 170:
Lot 170
Cricket autographs 1990s-2000s. Large album comprising nicely printed sheets, each with county emblem and title to the head, bound in blue cloth with gilt title to front and spine. The album comprises multiple pages for each first class county, also Cambridge and Oxford universities. A comprehensive collection of 1075 signatures in total, of which 160 are on pieces laid down. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £120
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Lancashire C.C.C. 1984. Official colour photograph of the Lancashire team laid to page with printed title, red and green borders. Signed to the borders by twenty eight members of the Lancashire team including Speak, Watkinson, Radford, Pilling, Allott, Fowler, Simmons, O'Shaunessy, Fairbrother etc. Sold with a similar page with an official commemorative cover celebrating one hundred years of Test cricket at Old Trafford, 1984, loose mounted to page with six signatures to borders including umpires Dickie Bird and Don Oslear. Both pages taken from the official album produced to celebrate the centenary. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
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England v West Indies. Old Trafford Centenary Test 1984. Two official colour photographs of the England and West Indies teams, each laid down to a page with printed title and red and green borders. The England photograph signed to the borders by thirteen England players, the West Indies by eighteen members of the touring party. Also a similar page with commemorative stamp and copy of the scorecard for the first Test played at Old Trafford in 1884. The three pages taken from the official album produced to celebrate the centenary. Sold with an official scorecard for the 1984 Test which West Indies won by an innings and 64 runs. Qty 4. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £120
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Lot 173
Robin Jackman Benefit Year 1981. Official brochure for Jackman's benefit year, signed to the centre spread Surrey team photograph by fourteen featured players. Signatures include Knight, Jackman, Radford, Intikhab, Smith etc. Sold with an official menu for the 'Ladies' Luncheon' for the Monte Lynch Benefit Year 1991, held at The Oval, 30th October 1991. Five signatures to front cover including Monte Lynch, Alec Stewart, Henry Kelly (guest of honour) etc. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
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Lot 174
Malcolm Marshall Memorial Game 2000. 'Malcolm Marshall XI v International P.C.A. Bunbury XI' played at H.A.C. Cricket Ground, London on 27th July 2000. Two autograph cards signed by the respective teams from the match. Twenty four signatures including Greenidge, V. Richards, Lara, Kallicharran, King, Garner, Holding, Haynes, Walsh, Azharuddin, Langer, Warne, Lamb, Akram, McGrath etc. Mounted with title to top and image of Marshall to centre. Framed and glazed. Overall 21.5"x17.5". VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
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'Rothmans Rest of the World XI 1968'. Official programme for the five matches played by the Rest of the World XI in 1968. Signed to inside front cover by thirteen members of the Australian touring party for the match played at Lord's, 31st August- 3rd September 1968. Signatures are Lawry, Jarman, Freeman, Taber, Inverarity, Hawke, Renneberg, Connolly, Mallett, Sheahan, Chappell, Redpath and Gleeson. Ten further signatures to the pen pictures of Barlow, Butcher, Chandrasekhar, Hall, Lawry, Lindsay, C. Lloyd, McKenzie, Hanif Mohammed, Nurse, G. Pollock, P. Pollock and Sobers. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 176
Test cricket autographs 1930s-2000s. Black folder comprising a large selection of over one hundred and thirty signed photographs, match tickets, trade cards, autograph sheets, signatures on pieces, postcards, scorecards etc, nearly all signed by the featured player(s), the majority of England and Australia cricketers, commentators etc. Earlier signatures include Frank Tyson, F.R. Brown, Walter Hammond, Sam Cook, David Smith, Colin Milburn, John Mortimore, Jim Laker, Godfrey Evans, Peter May, Bill Lawry, Bill Edrich, Ken Barrington, John Snow etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
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Lot 177
Test and County signatures 1930s-1980s. A selection of signatures, some on individual cards and pages, others to press cutting photographs. Earlier signatures include a good signature in ink of Alan Fairfax (Australia 1928-1932), individual signatures on cards of Norman Oldfield (Lancashire & Northamptonshire), John Langridge (Sussex), Godfrey Evans (Kent) on piece. Signed press cuttings include Bill Lawry, Alan Davidson, Barry Jarman, Neil Harvey, Graham McKenzie (all Australia). Also Somerset signatures of H.L. Hazell, H. Watts, and J. Lawrence in ink, H.D. Burrough, G.M. Bennett, J.W. Seamer and A.W. Wellard in pencil etc. Sold with an official autograph sheet of the Zimbabwe tour to England 1985, fifteen signatures including Pycroft, Traicos, Hick etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £28
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Lot 178
Pelham Francis 'Plum' Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1920. Original sepia postcard size press photograph of Warner wearing a suit and bowler hat. Very nicely signed in ink to the photograph by Warner. Sold with an original mono press photograph of Warner, full length wearing top hat and tails for the investiture of his knighthood, 11th June 1937. 5.25"x7.25", unevenly trimmed. Also an official folding card menu with blue and white silk tie for the 'Dinner to Sir Pelham Warner' held at the Dorchester Hotel, 29th June 1937. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. A sepia real photograph postcard of the Yorkshire team and unknown opposition players seated and standing in rows in cricket attire, some in Yorkshire caps, blazers etc. The handwritten message to verso is from Sutcliffe to his future wife, 'Miss E. Pease'. He writes, 'My Darling. The photograph was taken today. How do you like it? L.B.W. 6. Percy [Holmes] says it wouldn't hit another set of sticks'. Signed 'All my love, Herbert'. Postmarked York, 4th May 1921. Crease to the centre of the card, otherwise in good condition. A rare postcard from Sutcliffe's early cricket career
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
The match appears to have been a pre-season warm-up prior to the opening match of the County Championship, v Hampshire, which commenced 7th May 1921. Sutcliffe married Emily Pease in September that year
Lot 180:
Lot 180
Ellis Pembroke Robinson. Yorkshire & Somerset 1934-1952. Mono copy photograph of Robinson, half length wearing cricket attire and Yorkshire cap, signed to the photograph in later years by Robinson. Sold with an original official mono photograph of Harry Halliday (Yorkshire 1935-1953), head and shoulders in cricket attire. Photograph by A. Wilkes & Co., West Bromwich. Both photographs approx. 3.5"x5.5". Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £42
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South Africa tour to England 1935. Page nicely signed in ink by fourteen members of the South Africa touring party. Signatures are Wade (Captain), Cameron, Mitchell, Viljoen, Dalton, Bell, Tomlinson, Vincent, Nourse, Williams, Langton, Crisp, Balaskas and Rowan. Lacking the signature of Siedle. 4.25"x10". Sold with a Mono 'Jaeger' advertising postcard of the 1924 South African Cricket team, standing and seated in rows. Title and players names printed to borders. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 182
Frederick Robert Spofforth. New South Wales, Victoria & Australia 1874-1888. 'The British Isles, winners of the Davis Cup 1912'. Official four page folding menu for the Dinner held at the Cafe Royal on the 7th April 1913 in honour of the British Isles winning team, C.P. Dixon, A.E. Beamish, F. Gordon Lowe and J.C. Parke. The menu with silvered image of the Davis Cup and titles to top border and beneath the menu and wine list. To the back of the menu 'The Toast List' and entertainment for the evening. The back of the menu has been signed in pencil by the famous Australian Fast bowler Frederick Spofforth 'The Demon Bowler' plus Percy Rootham, Vice President of the Lawn Tennis Association, Albert Prebble a leading tennis and badminton player of the time plus two others. The two inner pages blank. Split to the fold of the menu has been expertly repaired, otherwise in very good condition. Spofforth's signature is rarely seen. From the Percy Rootham collection
Estimate: £700/1000
Hammer price: £800
Spofforth, the 'Demon Bowler' was arguably the Australian cricket team's finest pace bowler of the nineteenth century and was the first bowler to take 50 Test wickets and the first to take a test hat-trick in 1879. He played in Test Matches for Australia between 1877 and 1887 taking ninety four wickets at an average of 18.41. In 1888 at the end of his first class career he settled in England and married an Englishwoman and played for Derbyshire (not first class) from 1889 to 1891. Derbyshire CCC tried unsuccessfully to persuade the County Cricket Council to allow him to play for Derbyshire without waiting for the usual two years' residential qualification. However, Yorkshire were willing to waive the point so that Spofforth could play against them in two matches in the 1889 season. In one of these games he took fifteen Yorkshire wickets for 81 runs. With the residential qualification met in the following year, Spofforth was able not only to play for Derbyshire but to captain the side in the 1890 season. In England, he went into business as a tea-merchant and became the managing director of the Star Tea Company which belonged to his wife's father and was very successful. He revisited Australia on more than one occasion and retained his interest in the game to the end. Spofforth died on the eve of the 1926 Ashes series from chronic colitis at the age of 72. He left a fortune of £164,000.

The 1912 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 11th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. After a six-year hiatus, France rejoined the competition; however, the United States pulled out of the competition. In the final, the British Isles regained the Cup from Australasia. The final was played at the Albert Ground in Melbourne, Australia on 28-30 November. Having regained the Davis Cup in 1912, the British Isles did not win it again until 1933
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Army XI v R.A.F. XI, 1941. Official four page programme for the Inter-Services match played at Niagara Grounds, Sheffield on Sunday 29th June 1941. Signed to the centre pages by over twenty players and officials. Signatures in ink and pencil include Leyland, Smailes, Wright, Astill (signed twice), King, Prentice from the Army, and Matthews, Hubble, Robinson, Washbrook, Parks, Neville, Yarnold, Gregory and Cooke for the R.A.F. Slight cracking to hinge, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Sold with an original mono press Sport & General photograph of Matthews of Glamorgan, captain of the R.A.F. side
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
The match, which was well represented by Test and County players on both sides, was won by the R.A.F. by seven wickets
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Lot 184
New Zealand tour to England 1931. Official menu for the farewell dinner given to the New Zealand team at the Mayfair Hotel, 22nd September 1931. The large folding menu has been laid down to card with the centre pages displayed, original silk tie retained. The menu comprises cartoons by Tom Webster depicting caricatures of dignitaries and notable sporting guests, and the menu with humorous captions by Webster depicting members of the New Zealand touring party. The menu has been signed in ink by twenty four attendees including Webster. Guests' signatures include Arthur Donnelly (Chairman, New Zealand Cricket Council), Sydney Southerton (Editor, Wisden Almanack), Lord Westmorland, Ben Travers (playwright), Tom Reece and Melbourne Inman (billiards), Steve Donoghue (jockey), Jimmy Wilde (boxing), also English cricketers, Harold Gilligan, Percy Chapman, Walter Brearley, Duleepsinhji, and members of the New Zealand touring party including Blunt, Lowry etc. Some ageing, wear and staining, overall in generally good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
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Lot 185
New Zealand tour to England 1931. Album page signed in ink by sixteen members of the 1931 New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Weir, Mills, Talbot, Merritt, Dempster, Page, Cromb, Matheson, Vivian, James, Lowry, Blunt, Kerr etc. The page laid down to another page and tightly trimmed, affecting four signatures, otherwise good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
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New Zealand tour to England 1937. Official tour itinerary and fixture list booklet for the tour. Handwritten annotations in ink and pencil. Owner unknown. Sold with official M.C.C. passes for the first three days of the England v New Zealand Lord's Test match, and an official menu for the luncheon given by the British Sportsmans Club to the New Zealand Cricket Team, Savoy Hotel, 6th May 1937 with cartoons by Tom Webster. Hand drawn pencil caricatures to rear page. Horizontal fold and ageing to the menu, otherwise in good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £50
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M.C.C. tour to Australian and New Zealand 1936/37. Official menu for the 'Complimentary Dinner tendered by Mr. A. Sims, President of the New Zealand Cricket Council to the M.C.C. Cricket Team', United Service Hotel, Christchurch, 20th March 1937. The four page menu with red, yellow and blue silk tie. This was Gubby Allen's personal copy, with his handwritten notes in pencil to the rear cover for his after dinner speech. Minor staining, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £60
The dinner was held in the course of the drawn tour match against Canterbury & Otago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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