Cricket Ephemera

Lot 1:
Lot 1
England v Australia 1905. Rarely seen official match ticket for the Monday (first day) of the fourth Test, Old Trafford, 24th-26th July 1905. The small plain ticket admits the holder to the 'Pavilion Side'. Small adhesive mark to verso, minor creasing to corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
England won the 1905 Old Trafford Test by an innings and eighty runs with F.S. Jackson top scoring with 113 in England's only innings
Lot 2:
Lot 2
New Zealand tour to England 1949. Official folding players' itinerary card listing tour fixtures and hotels for each match. VG
Estimate: £30/40
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'Players Please'. Cricket Fixtures 1929-1939. Fixture booklets with colourful attractive wrappers issued by John Player & Son for seasons 1929, 1935, 1936, 1938 (two copies) and 1939. Sold with an official fixture card for Middlesex C.C.C. season 1965. Adhesive marks to the verso of the 1935 and one 1936 'Players' card, and the Middlesex card, scribble to front of the 1939, other odd faults, overall in good condition. Qty 7
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 4
Cricket match tickets 1980s-2000s. Large quantity of over two hundred official match tickets and guest passes, the majority for cricket, some football, Commonwealth Games etc. Cricket tickets include Test, World Cup, County Championship, Natwest, Gillette Cup etc. Venues in England include Lord's, Northampton, Cardiff, Headingley, Trent Bridge, Old Trafford etc. Others include Kensington Oval Barbados, Eden Park Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane etc. Mixed condition, generally good
Estimate: £30/50
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Nottinghamshire C.C.C. yearbooks and membership cards 1947-2008. A collection of eighteen official yearbooks/ annuals for seasons 1947, 1949, 1950, 1970, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1993 and 2001-2008. The 1970 annual signed to the front by Brian Bolus. Also eighteen membership/ fixture card booklets issued for seasons 1984-2000 (one duplicate). Sold with an official catalogue for the Bruce French Cricketana Auction held for his benefit year in 1991, signed by French, and three other booklets. Faults to earlier annuals, later issues in good condition. Qty 40
Estimate: £30/50
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Cricket ephemera. Two boxes of modern ephemera comprising approx. one hundred membership/ fixture booklets late 1980s/ early 1990s covering all first-class counties except Nottinghamshire with some duplication, also Scarborough, Berkshire C.C.C. etc. Cricket Memorabilia Society auction catalogues and magazines nos. 66, 70-90, 92-97, 100-102, 104, 105, 108 and 110, assorted modern signatures, scorecards, magazines, videos etc. Also thirty eight Playfair Cricket Annuals for 1986-2013 with duplication. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Lot 7
'Uppingham Rovers Cricket Club. Matches for 1883'. Original single page printed fixture list with flag emblem to the top in the Club colours of blue, black and red. The fixtures for July and August 1883 include matches against the county sides of Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Hampshire, also Yorkshire Gentlemen etc. Horizontal folds otherwise in good condition. Sold with an original programme for the 'Private Banks' Cricket and Athletic Club' meeting at Catford Bridge, 17th June 1893. Rusting to staples and foxing, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £20/30
Founded in 1863, Uppingham Rovers is the Uppingham School Old Boys cricket team. Notable cricketers who played in the 1883 season include A.P. Lucas (Surrey, Cambridge University, Middlesex, Essex & England 1874-1907) who played in five Test matches for England 1878-1884, and S.S. Schultz (Cambridge University, Lancashire & England 1876-1882). Others include F.E. Street (Kent 4 matches), C.E. Green (Middlesex 33 matches) etc
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Lot 8
Australia 1948. '20th Australian XI Tour in Great Britain 1948'. Original players itinerary with title, lion and kangaroo shaking hands and Australian colours of gold and green to top right hand corner. Inner pages contain players names, travelling itinerary, match programme, official functions, names of secretaries, map of London etc. Odd annotations in ink to itinerary pages. Minor wear to covers otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
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'E. Hawkins and Company, Photographers Royal and Cricket Specialists'. Original printed broadsheet printed supplementary listing of 'the Largest Collection of Cricket Photos in the Kingdom, having made it their special study since 1884'. The catalogue comprises over six hundred cricketers by County, University, Australians, South Africans, Umpires, and a further one hundred and sixty from tennis and croquet. Postcards are priced at 3d each and cabinet cards 1/- each. The list, measuring 22"x11", is printed on fine India paper, folded in three and tipped in to modern blue cloth boards. A rare catalogue of one of the leading photographers of the period. Minor foxing, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
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Lot 10
Cotton table cloth with intricate lacework borders and inset panels and over two hundred embroidered signatures of county teams and the Australian touring parties of 1912 and 1938. The county signatures appear to date early 1910s. It is assumed the cloth has been signed and the signatures embroidered in coloured threads. Teams featured include Surrey c.1912 to the centre diamond panel (27 signatures), Australia 1912 (16) and 1938 (16), Essex (11), Gloucestershire (11), Worcestershire (12), Warwickshire (15), Northamptonshire (12), Sussex (12), Derbyshire (11), Hampshire (11), Nottinghamshire (13), Middlesex (11), Staffordshire (11), Norfolk (11) etc. Over two hundred embroidered signatures in total. 32" square. Good/ very good condition. Unusual
Estimate: £50/80
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Charles Lucas Townsend. Gloucestershire & England 1893-1922. Tees-Side Golf Club 1905. Original menu for the Annual Dinner held at the Royal Hotel, Stockton-on-Tees on the 9th February 1905. Charles Townsend was guest speaker at the Dinner. The menu with handwritten pencil notes in Townsend's hand to front and back covers. Accompanying the menu is a page containing Townsend's speech handwritten in ink. Ex Townsend collection. Previously sold by Knights. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Lot 12
David Paul Hughes. Lancashire 1967-1991. A collection of over twenty original typed articles written for the brochure produced for Hughes' benefit year in 1981. Contributors include John Arlott, Richie Benaud, Alan Ormrod, Brian Bearshaw, Ian Botham, Clive Lloyd, Fred Trueman, Peter West, Brian Johnston, Dickie Bird, Jack Bond, Matthew Engel, Pat Gibson etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hughes was captain of Lancashire 1987-1991
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Lot 13
Don Bradman. A collection of eight facsimile copies of handwritten and typed letters from Bradman, the majority to Jack Sokell of the Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society. Dates range from 1982 to 1996. Interesting cricket content including advice on Sokell's research in to the New South Wales Cricket Association, Bradman's reservations on a proposed book dedicated to each of his Test centuries, acknowledgement of receipt of Sokell's book on golf, the covering of wickets, secretaryship of M.C.C., news that 'another scribe is to write my biography. With 3 already in print I can't see what is the point', fundraising for the Bradman Museum, health issues including recovering from a stroke, playing golf and the piano etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
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Cricket statistics 1954-2003. A collection comprising a complete run of fifty large ledgers with detailed statistics covering all seasons from 1954-2003, compiled by the cricket statistician, Charles M. Oliver. Each ledger contains comprehensive records for the season covered including results by County with batting and bowling analyses for first-class and second XI matches, Test matches, career records etc. Includes records of England tours to Australia and New Zealand 1954/55, Pakistan and West Indies 1955/56, South Africa 1956/57 onwards, tours to England by Pakistan 1954, South Africa 1955, Australia 1956 etc., and also statistics for the Hendon Buccaneers Cricket Club, of which Oliver was a founding member. Sold with four bound volumes of official match programmes for Lancashire C.C.C. Sunday League matches 1987-1990, 2000-2006, and Lancashire 'Match Programmes' 2007-2008. Odd minor faults to the ledgers, overall in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Charles Oliver (1923-2004) was for many years the statistician for Lancashire C.C.C. and also served as deputy editor for the M.C.C. Annual
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Lot 15
Yorkshire cricket dinner menus 1970s-2000s. A collection of over seventy official menus, the majority relating to Yorkshire cricket. Yorkshire menus include over forty for the Sheffield Cricket Lovers' Society dinners 1980s-2000s, eleven menus for official luncheons for Test matches played at Headingley 1990s, six for dinners at Abbeydale Sports Club, Sheffield etc. Others include menus for 'The Visit of the Prior Cricket Club, Philadelphia', Town Hall, Sheffield 1972, Yorkshire C.C.C. 'Opening Luncheons' etc. One menu signed by Dickie Bird and Roy Hattersley. Odd duplication. G
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 16
Lancashire C.C.C. memorial services 1990-2019. Five official orders of Service of Thanksgiving for Ken Cranston 2007, Colin Walker 2008, Roy Collins 2009, Ken Snellgrave 2009, and Jack Bond 2019. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 17
'South African Touring Cricket Team 1951'. Commemorative handkerchief produced to celebrate the South African tour to England. White linen handkerchief with printed tour title to top and Springbok illustration to centre in dark green surrounded by the printed signatures of the touring party. 18"x18". Sixteen signatures including Nourse, Rowan, Cheetham, McGlew, McLean, Waite etc. Produced by Caressa. 18"x18". Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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Lot 18
Cricket ephemera 1940s-2000s. Box comprising a selection of scorecards, pin badges, 'Merry Christmas' miniature bats (one signed by Geoff Boycott) and balls, two empty champagne and one white wine bottle, each signed to the label by Boycott, tour brochures, booklets etc. Includes over one hundred scorecards covering Test, tour, County matches, Scarborough Festival, Varsity, Gillette Cup, Benson and Hedges Cup etc., two with signatures of Colin Cowdrey and Boycott. Some duplication. Mixed condition, generally good
Estimate: £50/70
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Elstree School early 1880s. Small scrapbook comprising press cuttings of results of matches played by Elstree school boys' and masters' teams around 1881. Includes fixtures against M.C.C. and Ground, Harrow Town Club, Cheam School, Christ's College Finchley, "Ne'er do Weels" etc. Some wear and foxing to the book, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 20
British Sportsman's Club menus 1958 and 1974. Two official menus for luncheons given at the Savoy Hotel, London, to welcome touring teams. One for the New Zealanders, 18th April 1958, with a cartoon to the front by Tom Webster of a lion and kiwi, the other for the Indian team, 25th April 1974, featuring a cartoon to the front by Roy Ullyett of an M.C.C. member as a 'streaker' wearing nothing but his tie. The 1974 menu with eight page printed table plan. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 21
Cricket miscellany 1930s-1970s. A mixed selection of ephemera including two mono press photographs of Larwood in bowling action in 1935, Bradman in 1938, also cigarette cards, scorecards, memberships cards, tour guides, programmes, Benson & Hedges match tickets etc. Mixed condition, generally good
Estimate: £40/60
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Lot 22
Cricket scrap books 1946-1948. Five exercise book scrapbooks comprising a good selection of press cuttings relating to the M.C.C. tour to Australia 1946/47, the South Africans in England 1947, county cricket etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
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Cricket ephemera 1940s/1950s. Box comprising a selection of cricket ephemera including Hampshire scorecards, 'Trevor Bailey's Cricket Book' 1959 signed by Bailey, official programme for The Duke of Norfolk's XI v Australians, Arundel Castle, 28th April 1956, cricket magazines, annuals etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
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Cricket ephemera. Selection including autographs, scorecards, postcards, books, ceramics etc. Some Kent interest, 'County Champions' plates, W.G. Grace 'Britannia' trinket/ash tray, 'Ashes Centenary Tankard 1982', 'Len Hutton' and 'Ian Botham' limited edition Doulton toby jug, signed miniature cricket bats, good run of Benson & Hedges Cup Final programmes etc. In two boxes. Very good selection
Estimate: £80/120
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Victorian chromolithographs. Two attractive original colour prints depicting cricket scenes. One, a colour 'scrap' of a boy chasing the ball in the field with batsmen and fielders in the background and a small dog. Official date stamp to verso for 'The Great A. & P. [Atlantic and Pacific] Tea Co.', date indecipherable. 6"x4". Very good condition. The other print depicts a cricket match in progress with batsmen and fielders, a triangular marquee in the background. 10"x7.5". Issuer unknown. Some wear and tear with tape repairs to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, better known as 'A&P', was an American chain of grocery stores that operated from 1859 to 2015
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Test and County cricket in England 1930 and 1948. A good selection of original press cuttings relating to the 1930 England v Australia Ashes series and the domestic first-class County and minor counties season. Sold with a small scrap album comprising cuttings covering the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, 10th-15th June 1948. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
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'The World'. Early and original four page newspaper dated 14th May 1791, with partial revenue stamp to page three, printed by R. Bostock of The Strand. The paper with twenty two line notice on the first page, for 'A Grand Match will be played, on Monday the 16th of May, in Lord's Cricket Ground, Mary-le-Bone, between Nine Gentlemen of the Mary-le-Bone Club, with Beldam and Purchase, against Eleven of the County of Middlesex, for Five Hundred Guineas a side'. The twenty two players are listed below. In addition to Beldam and Purchase, The M.C.C. team includes the Earls of Winchelsea and of Darnley, Ashton Smith, C. Anguish, G. Louch etc. Immediately below is a nine line advertisement for Mendoza's Boxing School. Slight wear and creasing to page extremities, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Middlesex won the three day match by 30 runs
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Lot 28
Thomas William Garrett. New South Wales & Australia 1876-1898. One page handwritten letter, dated 1st June 1939, the letter reads 'Dear Sir, Enclosed find photograph duly autographed. It is a pity it is such an old one. I have no recent ones available. Yours Sincerely T.W. Garrett'. Light folds otherwise in very good condition. A rare letter from a member of the first Australian touring party to England
Estimate: £500/800
Tom Garrett is listed as player/cap number four in the list of Australian Test players and played in nineteen Test matches for Australia and toured England on three occasions, 1878, 1882 and 1886. His most successful tour being the 1882 series where he took 118 wickets at 14.35 in first class matches. He played in the first Test match played in Melbourne, Australia in March 1877
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Lot 29
Edward Mills Grace. Gloucestershire & England 1870-1895. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Grace to 'Mr Palmer', on Park House, Thornbury note paper, dated 22nd April 1898. Grace is enquiring as to whether Palmer is available to 'play in any of my matches'. Nicely signed by Grace. Foxing and horizontal folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
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Lot 30
Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Single page handwritten letter in ink dated 24th November 1933 on 'Herbert Sutcliffe Ltd' headed paper. Sutcliffe is writing to a lady (Mrs Storer?) to thank her for an invitation to stay for a visit he is making including a dinner to be given by Sir Home Gordon, and for 'my Lodge meeting on Monday... I have asked Arthur Gilligan to be one of my guests'. Nicely signed 'Herbert Sutcliffe'. Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
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George Duckworth. Lancashire & England 1923-1938. Single page handwritten letter to 'Dear Fred' dated 18th July 1946. Writing from Moore Old Hall, Warrington, Duckworth lists the names of twenty players for a match to be played on 'July 31'. Names include C. Pepper, Constantine, Martindale, Achong, Hallows etc. No record of this match can be found. Nicely signed by Duckworth. Horizontal folds, light foxing, pin holes to one corner, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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Lot 32
H.D.G. Leveson Gower. Oxford University, Surrey & England 1893-1920. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Leveson Gower dated 22nd December 1947 who is writing in reply to a request for his autograph. He also refers to a newspaper article written by F.S. Jackson, who had died earlier that year, on the Australian cricketers, Joe Darling and Clem Hill. Nicely signed by Leveson Gower. The letter is laid down to one corner to a slightly larger page. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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Francis Thomas 'Frank' Mann. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1909-1931. Two page letter from Mann to a 'Mrs Allen' dated 4th October 1944. Mann is replying to a request for a signed photograph, apparently taken by the correspondent. 'I think the photo looks as if I had just made my usual "0"' and, in a postscript states, 'My wife is very taken with the photo, how did you manage it?'. He closes by hoping that County Cricket will return in 1945. Nicely signed 'Frank T. Mann'. Horizontal fold, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Mann captained England on the 1922/23 M.C.C. tour to South Africa
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Lot 34
David Charles Humphrey Townsend. Oxford University & England 1933-1935. Single page handwritten letter from Townsend to a school boy, dated 6th June 1953. Writing from his address in County Durham, Townsend is replying to an enquiry regarding the address of his uncle, 'Mr. A.F.M. Townsend', which is not known to him. 'You can probably get him through his County'. Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Townsend remains the last cricketer to have represented England (three Tests) but not played first-class County cricket, playing instead for Durham, then a minor county. He was a member of the 1934/35 M.C.C. tour to West Indies captained by R.E.S. Wyatt. His grandfather, father and uncles all played for Gloucestershire
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Leonard 'Len' Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Two handwritten letters from Hutton. One, a two page letter dated 5th November 1953 is in reply to a request for a signed photograph and apologies for the lack of time to organise a function for a cricket club due to the impending departure for the tour, 'We leave for the West Indies on Dec 12th'. Signed 'Len Hutton' In the second letter to a 'Mr. Purdy', three pages dated 21st March 1985, Hutton bemoans 'the bitterly cold weather... I find shopping etc rather exhausting'. He is pleased with England's recent win in India. He discusses the difficulties of captaincy, 'really not a young man's job' and, in relation to Yorkshire, 'Bairstow is doing very well, but it is such a hard job for a W.K. [wicket keeper]'. He believes a number of England players 'including David Gower need a complete winter's break from cricket' with an impending Ashes series in England. He closes with criticism of the Yorkshire committee spending '30-£40,000 on special meetings... and [are] possibly worse off than when it started. Signed 'Len'. Good cricket content. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £30/50

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