Cricket Bats, Balls & Equipment

Lot 592:
Lot 592
England v Australia. 5th Test 1926. Original 'Macauley & Sutcliffe' 'White Rose Extra Special' full size cricket bat very nicely signed in ink by the England and Australian teams who playing in the 5th, final and deciding Test match played at The Oval August 14-18th 1926. Thirteen signatures of the England team and fourteen signatures of the Australians. Twenty seven signatures including Chapman and Collins (the two Captains), Sutcliffe, Hobbs, Woolley, Geary, Larwood, Rhodes, Tate, Strudwick, Richardson, Bardsley, Macartney, Grimmett, Gregory, Oldfield, Mailey, Woodfull, Ponsford etc. Title handwritten neatly above the signatures 'England v Australia. 5th Test at The Oval'. Signatures and bat in good/very good condition. A historic Test match
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £360
England won the fifth and final Test by 289 runs to win the series 1-0, the first four Tests having been drawn. For England, Sutcliffe made 76 & 161, Hobbs 100, Larwood and Rhodes each with 6 wickets in the match etc. For Australia, Gregory made 73, Collins 61 and Mailey took 9 wickets in the match.
Lot 593:
Lot 593
England v Australia, Headingley 1930. 'Don Bradman World Record Score 334'. Original 'E. Farnell & Sons. Percy Holmes Autograph' full size cricket bat very nicely signed in ink by the England and Australian teams who played in the 3rd Test match played at Headingley from the 11th-15th July 1930 . Twelve signatures of the England team and fifteen signatures of the Australians. Twenty seven signatures including Chapman and Woodfull (the two Captains), Sutcliffe, Hobbs, Tate, Larwood, Duleepsinhji, Hammond, Leyland, Duckworth, Hendren, Richardson, Jackson, Bradman, Fairfax, McCabe, Wall, Walker, Grimmett, Kippax, Oldfield etc. Signatures and bat in good/very good condition. A very historic Test match
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £550
The Australians scored 458-3 on the first day of the Test and Bradman went on the following day to increase his record score to 334 before being caught by Duckworth off Tate. He was the 6th wicket to fall and Australia recorded a first innings score of 566 all out. The Test match was drawn and Australia went on to win the series by two Tests to one. This was Bradman's first tour of England. He scored 974 runs at an average of 139.14 during the Test series, with four centuries, including two double hundreds and a triple century. Bradman's first-class tour total was 2,960 runs, at an average of 98.66 with 10 centuries, was another enduring record, the most by any overseas batsman on a tour of England
Lot 594:
Lot 594
Cricket World Cup 1999. Excellent selection of eleven 'Gunn & Moore' full size cricket bats signed by competing teams in the World Cup Finals held in England in 1999. Each bat has a printed heading to the top of the bat ie '1999 Cricket World Cup' and the team name and signed by the teams playing squad beneath. The teams are New Zealand, Sri Lanka, England, West Indies, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Scotland, Bangladesh and Kenya. Signatures include Lara, Ambrose, Walsh, Ranatunga, Jayasuriya, Fleming, Cairns, Vettori, Stewart, Gough, Flintoff, Tikolo, Flower, Streak, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Cronje, Klussener, Pollock, Donald, Azharuddin, Tendulkar, Kumble etc. Some signatures signed using a slightly thicker pen. Odd minor faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £230
The tournament in 1999 was won by Australia, who beat Pakistan by 8 wickets in the final at Lord's Cricket Ground in London. New Zealand and South Africa were the other semi-finalists.
Lot 595:
Lot 595
Holcombe Douglas 'Hopper' Read. Surrey, Essex and England 1933-1948. M.C.C. tour to Australia and New Zealand 1935/36. Full size Stuart Surridge, 'Herbert Sutcliffe Autograph' bat nicely signed in ink to the face by thirteen members of the touring party. Signatures are Holmes (Captain), Mitchell-Innes, Griffith, Read, Baxter, Langridge, Hardstaff, Sims, Human, Smith, Barber, Parks and Lyttleton. Lacking the signature of Powell. Also signed to the rear shoulder at the ownership position by Read. Sold with a full size Slazenger 'Rohan Kanhai' bat signed to the verso by two unknown teams. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
The 1935/36 M.C.C. tour comprised up and coming England players with a view to gaining experience prior to the full tour in 1936/37. Hopper Read was regarded as the fastest bowler in England but played only three seasons of first class County cricket, and made just one Test appearance for England v South Africa at The Oval, 17th-20th August 1935
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John Wisden & Co. Cricket Museum. Full size replica of the oldest known cricket bat, previously displayed at the Wisden Cricket Museum. Original white plastic plaque affixed to the face with the description, 'Replica of Oldest Bat in Existence', and numbered '1' in the Museum collection. 'John Wisden & Co.' stamp to the upper portion of the face. 41.5" in length. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £140
Many of the Wisden Museum's bats are now on loan at Lord's
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John Wisden & Co. Cricket Museum. Full size replica of the second oldest known cricket bat, previously displayed at the Wisden Cricket Museum. Original white plastic plaque affixed to the face with the description, 'Replica of Second Oldest Bat in Existence', and numbered '2' in the Museum collection. 'Wisden' stamp to the upper portion of the face. 35.5" in length. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £75
Many of the Wisden Museum's bats are now on loan at Lord's
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England v Australia. Centenary Test, Lord's 1980. Gray Nicholls 'Crusader' full size bat signed by both the England (12 signatures) and Australia (14) teams. Signatures include Botham, Boycott, Gooch, Gower, Gatting, G. Chappell, Border, Marsh, Thomson, Dyson, Wood, Dymock etc. The bat with protective cellophane applied. Some light fading to the odd signatures, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £30
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South Africa tour to England 1994. Stuart Surridge 'Autograph' full size cricket bat signed by twenty members of the South African players and officials with printed names. Signatures include Wessels (Captain), Cronje, Donald, Cullinan, De Villiers McMillan, Matthews, Rhodes, Procter (Coach) etc. Some spotting to bat face, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £22
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England, New Zealand and Counties 1931. Gradidge 'Super' Harrow size cricket bat profusely signed in ink by approx. one hundred and twenty cricketers. Signatures to the face correspond in part with two matches played at Folkestone, England XI v New Zealanders, 5th-8th September, and M.C.C. South African Touring Team v The Rest, 9th-11th September 1931. Signatures of those who played in or were present for the matches include Tennyson, Chapman, Voce, Peebles, Hendren, Turnbull, Goddard, Calthorpe, Hone, Hearne, Perks, Kemp-Welch etc. Below are eleven signatures of the New Zealand touring party 1931, also the signatures of past and contemporary cricketers from Nottinghamshire, Middlesex etc. including F. Mann, A. Fielder, W. Fairservice, I. Peebles etc. To the verso are signatures of County teams for Kent, Derbyshire, Hampshire and Sussex. Fading to some signatures but overall in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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Signed cricket bats. Four miniature cricket bats, each signed by Yorkshire and an opposing teams from the 1970's. Bats are Yorkshire v Warwickshire 1975 (23 signatures) & 1976 (24), Yorkshire v Northamptonshire 1976 (21) and Yorkshire v Derbyshire 1977 (23). Plus three miniature cricket bats signed by county teams from 1978. Middlesex v Essex 1978 (24 signatures), Derbyshire v Sussex 1978 (23) and Worcestershire v Somerset 1978 (22). Each 17" long. Some fading to odd signatures, generally good condition. Qty 7
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
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'The Oaks Newlands'. South Africa 1994. Miniature bat with 'The Oaks' emblem to face made from oak trees at Newlands. Produced by Mala Mala Game Reserve/ Union-Castle Travel to commemorate the South Africa tour to England in 1994. Limited edition no. 56. Box framed with printed description and autograph page signed by all twenty members of the touring party. Players' signatures include Wessels (Captain), Cronje, McMillan, P. Kirsten, G. Kirsten, Rhodes, de Villiers, Donald, Cullinan, Hudson, Matthews etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
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Presentation cricket balls. Two balls, each with inscribed silver hallmarked shields attached. One, a presentation ball to E.T. Parr for taking six wickets for 21 runs including a hat trick for Urmston C.C. v Leigh C.C. May 1924 and the other to N. Bailey for taking ten wickets for Owestry C.C. v Whitchurch C.C., May 1930. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
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Ron Allsopp. Head groundsman, Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Original besom broom used by Allsopp. Attached label, signed by Allsopp inscribed, 'Bessom [sic] used by Ron Allsopp at Trent Bridge, England v Australia 1972, England v New Zealand 1973, England v West Indies 1976'. 47" in length. Previously sold by Knights as lot 361 in the Bruce French Benefit Auction, 18th September 1981. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £5
Allsopp served as Head Groundsman at Trent Bridge for over twenty years
Lot 605:
Lot 605
Alec Stewart. Surrey & England. England cricket shirt with lion and wicket England emblem to chest, 'Tetley Bitter' logo to chest and collar. Signed to the front 'To Darran. Best wishes, Alec Stewart'. The shirt appears to be match worn. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 23"x31". G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
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Graham Alan Gooch, Essex & England 1973-1994. Essex baseball style cap worn by Gooch during his playing career. The blue cap with Essex emblem to front and Gooch's initials 'GAG' to inside of cap. G. Previously sold by Knights in the Graham Gooch Benefit auction 1995
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
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Geoffrey Boycott. Yorkshire & England 1962-1983. Yorkshire navy blue cloth 1st XI cricket cap. Worn by Boycott in his early years with Yorkshire. Embroidered with the White Rose of Yorkshire to cap. Name handwritten to label. Mounted, framed and glazed with typed authentication signed by Boycott mounted below. Overall 14.5"x22". Previously sold by Knights in the 1990s. Good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £390
Geoff Boycott was the most prolific and controversial batsman of the period he played. He is one of only two batsman to average more than a 100 in an English first class season twice. He scored over 44,000 runs in first class cricket at an average of 56.24 and played 108 Test matches for England scoring 8114 runs at an average of 47.72 and scored his 100th hundred in 1977 for England against Australia at Headingley and scored 151 first class centuries during his career
Lot 608:
Lot 608
Paddy Clift. Leicestershire & Rhodesia. Leicestershire green 2nd XI cap with red 'running fox' emblem to front. 'Leic 2nd XI. P. Clift' handwritten to label. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Paddy Clift died in 1996 at the age of 43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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