John William Joseph Mcmahon. Surrey & Somerset 1947-1957

The following ten lots are items from the collection of John McMahon, Surrey (1947-1953) and Somerset (1954-1957).

Lot 266:
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John William Joseph McMahon. Surrey (1947-1953) and Somerset (1954-1957). 'Surrey County Cricket Club. Dinner to celebrate the 2nd Veteran's Match played at Kennington Oval in aid of Centenary Appeal Fund'. Official menu for the Dinner held at the Albany Club, Savile Row on the 12th June 1947. The menu with titles and Surrey colours to front cover, menu to inner pages, nicely signed by thirteen players and guests in ink to inside pages and back cover by Surrey players, past and present and guests at the Dinner, Percy Fender, Bill Hitch, Jim Laker, Geoff Whittaker, Tom Barling, Arthur McIntyre, Stan Squires, Bob Gregory (all of Surrey), Jack O'Connor (Essex), Sydney Wooderson (athlete) and Raymond Glendenning, BBC Sports commentator. This was John McMahon's menu. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £95
Sydney Wooderson held World records for the 800m in 1938 and the Mile in 1937 and A.A.A. champion in the mile from 1935 to 1939.
Lot 267:
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John William Joseph McMahon. Surrey (1947-1953) and Somerset (1954-1957). 'Surrey County Cricket Club. Dinner to the Australian Cricket Team at Armourers' Hall on Saturday May 8th 1948'. Official menu for the Dinner. The menu with titles and embossed silver Surrey emblem to front cover, menu and toast list to inner pages, nicely signed by twenty one players and guests in ink to inside pages including eight of the touring Australian team. Signatures include Harvey, Morris, Lindwall, McCool, Johnston, Ring, Tallon, Toshack and Bill Ferguson, scorer of Australia, Fletcher, Fishlock, Eddie Watts, Allom, Eric and Alec Bedser, Ronnie Aird, Norman Preston, Ray Robinson etc. This was John McMahon's menu and has his name and table number to the top of the menu front cover. Minor staining, good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 268:
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John William Joseph McMahon. Surrey (1947-1953) and Somerset (1954-1957). 'Surrey County Cricket Club. Dinner to the Australian Cricket Team at Armourers' Hall on Monday, May 11th 1953'. Official menu for the Dinner. The menu with titles and embossed silver Surrey emblem to front cover, menu and toast list to inner pages, nicely signed by players in ink to front and back covers. There are two signatures to the front cover being Bill O'Reilly and Bert Oldfield (former Australian players and journalists on this tour) plus the signatures of Graeme Hole, Richie Benaud and scorer Bill Ferguson to back cover. In addition there are another fourteen other signatures of Australian players, but they were certainly not signed by the players concerned. This was John McMahon's menu and has his name and table number to the top of the menu front cover. Minor staining, good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 269:
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John William Joseph McMahon. Surrey (1947-1953) and Somerset (1954-1957). 'Surrey County Cricket Club. Annual Dinner. Official menu for the Annual Dinner held at the Oval on the 30th April 1953 . The menu with titles and embossed silver Surrey emblem to front cover, menu and toast list to inner pages, nicely signed by twenty three guests and players, past and present, in ink to back cover. Signatures include W. Stuart Surridge, A.&E. Bedser, May, Tindall Constable, Clark, Sandham, McIntyre, McMahon, Loader, Stewart, Lock, Kirby, Pratt, Brazier, Barrington, Cox, Sandy Tait (former Spurs player and member of the 1901 Cup Final team) etc. This was John McMahon's menu and has his name and table number to the top of the menu front cover. Light vertical crease, minor staining, good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £45
Surrey were to become 'County Champions' in 1953 under the leadership of Walter Stuart Surridge
Lot 270:
Lot 270
John William Joseph McMahon. Surrey (1947-1953) and Somerset (1954-1957). 'M.C.C. Team. Australia and New Zealand 1950/51'. Official autograph sheet for the M.C.C. tour to Australia and New Zealand 1950/51. Twenty signatures of the players and management including Brown, Compton, Hutton, Wright, Parkhouse, Evans, Simpson, Hollies, Berry, Close, Washbrook etc. Some folds, some nicks and splitting to folds otherwise in good condition with good strong signatures. A rarer signed official sheet
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £75
Lot 271:
Lot 271
John William Joseph McMahon. Surrey (1947-1953) and Somerset (1954-1957). 'Surrey County Cricket Club 1947'. Large mono photograph of the Surrey team, standing and seated, in front of the 'Cricketers Temporary Bar' at the ground. The photograph features Squires, Bedser, Gover, Laker, Fishlock, McMahon, McIntyre, Todd etc. Very nicely signed in ink by six of the players featured, Squires, Barling, Fletcher, Fishlock, Todd and McIntyre. The photograph, by T.G. Reeves of Mitcham, laid down to photographers mount. 12.5"x10". Wear to mount edges and corners, some wear and light creasing to the image, slight staining to odd parts of the image, adhesive marks to back of mount otherwise in good condition, An excellent image
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £110
Lot 272:
Lot 272
John William Joseph McMahon. Surrey (1947-1953) and Somerset (1954-1957). Surrey players circa 1950. Interesting mono photograph of eight members of the Surrey team in training, running in a line on the Oval pitch. The photograph includes McMahon, A. Bedser, E. Bedser, Lock, McIntyre, Constable etc. Very nicely signed in ink by six of the players featured, A. Bedser, E. Bedser, Lock, Whittaker, Constable and McIntyre. McMahon has written above his image 'and me'. The photograph, by Central Press Photos Ltd, measures 10"x8". Some creasing to photograph and odd nick otherwise in good condition, An excellent image
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £75
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John William Joseph McMahon. Surrey (1947-1953) and Somerset (1954-1957). Surrey players. Good selection of original press photographs of Surrey players, all signed in ink by the player featured, some dedicated to McMahon. Photographs feature Tony Lock, David Fletcher, Eddie Watts, Stuart Surridge and one other?. Various sizes from 6"x8" to 8"x10". Odd faults, good
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
Lot 274:
Lot 274
John William Joseph McMahon. Surrey (1947-1953) and Somerset (1954-1957). Surrey players. Excellent selection of cricket ephemera from McMahon's cricketing days. Includes photographs, scorecards, postcards, odd tour brochure etc. Photographs, mostly official press photographs, include Tuckett and Viljoen walking out to bat for South Africa v England 1947, Surrey team 1947, Eton v Harrow, Lord's 1947, images of McMahon fielding, head and shoulders, Frank Chester (umpire), Trueman bowling at the Australian, Oval 1953, Surrey 1952, Winston Place batting v Surrey 1947, Compton batting 1947 etc. Scorecards include Farncombe XII v H.S. Squires' XII 1948, Surrey trial match 1953, McMahon took six wickets in the match including the wicket of Peter Loader bowled for 3 with annotation by McMahon 'Done!! straight half volley, No joy in this game Peter Loader!!!', West Indies XI v C.J. Barnett's XI, Colwyn Bay 1959 etc. Postcards include Lancashire 1953 in original 'Coronation Year' wallet, Australian 1948 etc. Plus McMahon's Advanced Coaching Certificate and Youth Coaching Certificate, both dated 1956 and signed by Harry Altham (Chairman), Ronny Aird (Secretary M.C.C.), Jack Crapp etc. Some wear, folds, faults, some annotation to the face of some photographs otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £155
Lot 275:
Lot 275
John William Joseph McMahon. Surrey (1947-1953) and Somerset (1954-1957). Surrey County Cricket Club circa1950. Good mono press photograph of the Surrey team, standing and seated in rows, wearing club blazers. The photograph, by Barratt's Photo Press Ltd, nicely signed in ink by twelve of the players featured including Barton (Cpt), Squires, Fishlock, E. Bedser, McIntyre, Barling, Fletcher, McMahon, Watts, Strudwick (coach) and Sandy Tait (physio) etc. Only lacking the signatures of Laker and Alec Bedser from the full group of fourteen players. 8"x6". Odd nick to edge, minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £85

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