Commonwealth Cricket Tours of India 1949/50 & 1950/51

Lot 751:
Lot 751
George Dawkes. Leicestershire, Derbyshire & M.C.C. 1937-1961. Commonwealth Cricket Team tour of India, Pakistan & Ceylon 1949-50 navy blue cap with attached wired and embroidered emblem to front of a circular map the Indian subcontinent with a palm tree to either side and 'India:Pakistan:Ceylon' beneath worn by Dawkes as a member of the touring party. Together with the original cap, with a different designed emblem, which was designed for the tour which was rejected and changed prior to the tour as it was found that 'Pakistan' had been spelt wrongly on the blazer. Sold with detailed provenance concerning the caps. A letter of provenance handwritten by George Dawkes in which he explains the reason for the change of caps and authenticates that the caps were his, plus correspondence between the owner and Lord's, who had the caps on loan at an exhibition for several years, plus an image of the museum display which included the two caps. A rare pair of tour caps
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £120
The Commonwealth tour of India, Pakistan & Ceylon 1949-50 from October 1949 to March 1950, played 21 first-class matches, including five against an All-India XI. Approximately half the team were Australians, two were West Indians, and the rest were English. The team included Jock Livingston, Frank Worrell, George Tribe, Bill Alley, Cec Pepper, George Dawkes, George Pope etc.
Lot 752:
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George Dawkes. Leicestershire, Derbyshire & M.C.C. 1937-1961. Commonwealth Cricket Team tour of India, Pakistan & Ceylon 1949-50. Excellent and rare selection of ephemera from the tours including Dawkes official players tour itinerary 1949/50 showing matches to be played, engagements etc, an official invitation card from the Government of Bombay inviting Dawkes to a Ceremonial Parade at the Brabourne Stadium in January 1950, a mono joint team photograph showing the Commonwealth team and the opposing team (unknown) seating and standing in rows, signed by Dawkes and Winston Place in ink (8"x4.75") and a rare official scorecard for the Commonwealth XI v An India XI played at Madras on the 17th-21st February 1950 (India won by 3 wickets). Very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £95
The Commonwealth tour of India, Pakistan & Ceylon 1949-50 from October 1949 to March 1950, played 21 first-class matches, including five against an All-India XI. Approximately half the team were Australians, two were West Indians, and the rest were English. The team included Jock Livingston, Frank Worrell, George Tribe, Bill Alley, Cec Pepper, George Dawkes, George Pope etc.
Lot 753:
Lot 753
Commonwealth Cricket Team tour of India & Ceylon 1950/51. Excellent and rare selection of scorecards from the tour. Scorecards for the Commonwealth XI v Cricket Club of India played at Bombay 1st-3rd October 1950 (match drawn), v Indian Board Presidents XI played at Bombay 6th-8th October 1950 (match drawn), v Bombay Cricket Association XI played at Bombay on the 21st-23rd November 1950 (match drawn), v An India XI played at Bombay on the 1st-5th December 1950 (Commonwealth XI won by 10 wickets), plus a free 'pirate' scorecard of the same match, v All India XI played at Madras on the 19th-23rd January 1951 (Match drawn). Sold with an official programme for the Commonwealth XI tour of South Africa 1959/60 covering the three matches played v Transvaal, Transvaal Province and an Invitation XI played between 16th October and the 2nd November 1959. All in very good condition with the exception of the 1st-5th December match which is split and has tape to the spine. Qty. 7
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £110
The Commonwealth tour of India & Ceylon 1950-51 from October 1950 to March 1951, played 29 matches, including five against India teams. The team included Les Ames (Cpt), Frank Worrell, Bruce Dooland, Laurie Fishlock, Jim Laker, Eddie Paynter, Sonny Rhamadin, Bill Sutcliffe, George Tribe etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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