John Hampshire. Yorkshire & England Cricket Collection

John Harry Hampshire. Yorkshire, Tasmania, Derbyshire & England (1941-2017). John Hampshire, also known as Jack Hampshire, was a first class cricketer and umpire, who played eight Tests for England between 1969 and 1975. He played cricket for Yorkshire from 1961 to 1981 and for Derbyshire from 1982 to 1984. He captained Yorkshire in 1979 and 1980. Overseas, he was a successful captain of Tasmania in the period before the state was included in the Sheffield Shield. He was also appointed President of Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 2016, serving until his death in March 2017. He scored 28,059 first class runs at an average of 34.55 with 43 centuries and a highest score of 183no. On his Test debut against the West Indies at Lord's, he made a dashing 107 and he appeared set for a glittering Test career. He was the first Englishman to score a Test hundred on debut at Lord's. Strangely, he was dropped after the next match, and faded away from the Test arena, making just half a dozen more Test appearances for England. He was a first class umpire from 1985 to 2005 and officiated in twenty one Test matches.

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'Cricket Spotlight. Australian Tour Souvenir' 1972. Published by R.H. Baker, Leicester. Fully signed by all seventeen members of the Australia touring party including to the front cover by I. Chappell, Lillee, Stackpole and Mallett, and to the inside pen pictures by Edwards, Marsh, G. Chappell, Gleeson, Francis, Sheehan, Inverarity, Colley, Watson, Walters, Massie, Taber and Hammond. Also signed to County teams pages by Essex (five signatures), Kent (1), Leicestershire (8), Middlesex (10), Nottinghamshire (6), Surrey (3), and Warwickshire (2). Centre pages detached, wear and soiling to wrappers, overall in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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'England Australia Bicentennial Souvenir' 1988. Official folder comprising Bicentenary commemorative stamps, official souvenir colour images of the England and Australia teams for the Bicentennial Test at Sydney, 29th January 1988, with facsimile signatures to borders, official T.C.C.B., M.C.C. covers, postmarked at various County and Test venues in England and Australia, also covering the 1989 Ashes series in England. Limited edition no. 404/700 issued by Stamp Publicity, Worthing. Sold with two signed commemorative covers, one for the '250th Anniversary of the Noble Sport at Slindon Cricket Club' 1731-1981, eight signatures of Sussex players including John Barclay, Tony Greig, David Sheppard, Ian Greig, Ian Gould etc. Also an Australia Post Cover for the 'Centenary of Test Cricket 1877-1977', with three signatures of Doug Walters, Derek Randall and David Hookes. Some age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
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'100 Years of English County Cricket'. Official file containing eighteen first day covers from each County and date stamped 1973. Plus eighteen postcards of the County teams. Each cover multi-signed by former players. Over one hundred and twenty signatures in total. The initials 'JM' in gilt to corner of the file cover. In black slipcase. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
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'The Glory of Lord's'. A Tribute to the headquarters of English cricket. Official folder with various first day covers, postcards, stamps etc. issued by Stamp Publicity as a limited edition of 1000 copies, this being number 125. Some covers signed by officials and County captains. Also includes the front page of the 'England Australia Bicentennial Souvenir 1788-1988' signed by Len Hutton and Don Bradman. Sold with 'The Centenary Test Match 1880 1980' official green folder comprising official TCCB First Day Covers, printed photographs of the two teams etc., limited edition no. 491/1400. VG
Estimate: £50/70
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Don Bradman. 'Australian Legends'. Montage comprising a first day cover issued by the Bradman Museum, Bowral, 23rd January 1997, and two 'Australian Legends' philatelic postcards. All three signed in ink by Bradman. Window mounted, framed and glazed, overall 17.5"x14.5". G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
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'W.G. Grace. 150th Anniversary of the Birth of W.G. Grace 1848-1998' Commemorative green album produced by Stamp Publicity in 1998 containing various modern postcards of Grace, twenty four official M.C.C. first day covers with Grace stamps and postmarked for various grounds he played on, with wording by David Frith. The front title page personally signed by Dominic Grace, Great- great grandson of W.G. and also comes with original letter from Stamp Publicity confirming that the production was a complete sell out. Limited edition 138 of 150 copies produced. VG
Estimate: £30/50
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Surrey cricket testimonial and benefit brochures. Seven original brochures, two signed to front cover by the featured player. Signed brochures are Graham Roope 1980, Alan Butcher 1985, others are Pat Pocock 1986, David Ward 1996, Martin Bicknell 1997 and 2006, and Graham Thorpe 2000. Sold with four Surrey scorecards including v Gloucestershire 1995 (Surrey won after following on), v Yorkshire 2001 (Ben Hollioake's last first-class century for Surrey and Mark Ramprakash made his 100th hundred), v Worcestershire 2010 to win the County Championship etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
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Tour brochures 1948-1966. Nineteen official pre-tour souvenir brochures for tours to England. Brochures are 1948 Australians edited by A.W. Simpson, the remainder, all published by 'Playfair' and edited by Peter West or Gordon Ross, for New Zealand 1949, 1958, West Indies 1950, 1957, 1963, 1966, South Africa 1951, 1955, 1960, India 1952, 1959, Australia 1953, 1956, 1961, 1964, Pakistan 1954, 1962, New Zealand and South Africa 1965. Sold with 'The Story of Test Cricket. England v Australia' published by Day & Mason, London, 1948, and a folding souvenir guide for the 'Qantas Exhibition' for the 'Centenary of England-Australia Cricket' held in Australia 1961. Odd minor faults to the odd title, overall in good/ very good condition. Qty 21
Estimate: £40/60
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'100 Years of English County Cricket' 1873-1973. A selection of thirty seven first days covers issued 16th May 1973, some signed or multi-signed. Over fifty signatures in total. Issues include an official British Post Office presentation pack including the three mints stamps issued. Five official first day covers postmarked The Oval, Lord's, Hambledon, Downend and Chelmsford, and another postmarked Edinburgh signed by twenty four cricketers including Evans, May, A. & E. Bedser, Statham, Tyson, Hutton etc. Six Stuart pictorial covers postmarked Munich Exhibition, Lord's, Downend, The Oval, Hove and Hambledon, variously signed by Washbrook, Barrington, Statham, Tattersall, Gover, John Langridge, D'Oliveira etc. Six T.C.C.B. covers featuring the portrait of W.G. Grace, postmarked at various grounds. Also another signed by seventeen players including Ames, Gower, Hutton, Barnard, Wyatt, Greig, Flavell etc. Three Thames pictorial covers, one signed by Illingworth, R. Smith, Graveney and Amiss. Other issuers include Benham, Cotswold covers, Mercury etc. G
Estimate: £100/150
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'100 Years of English County Cricket' 1873-1973. Seven scarcer first day covers issued for the Centenary of County Cricket, 16th May 1973 and others. Issues include Official British Forces Postal Service, Buccaneer Stamp Club, Thornbury Cricket Club with signatures of four members of the Grace family, a cover addressed to Irving Rosenwater. Also a sheet produced by Stamp Publicity of ten 'Preliminary Designs' for county cricket stamps by E.M. Ripley, with a set of unpublished stamps, the sheet signed by eighteen players including Boycott, May, Botham, Carr, Graveney, Cowdrey, Mann, Trueman, Cranston etc., and a cover for the Cricket Writer's Club memorial cricket match, 2nd August 1994, signed by David Rayvern Allen etc. Qty 9 G
Estimate: £70/100
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England, New Zealand and Counties 1973. Gunn & Moore 'The County' full size cricket bat signed to the face by eleven members of the England Test team and ten members of the New Zealand touring party. England signatures are Illingworth (Captain), Boycott, Amiss, Greig, Lewis, Arnold, Snow, Roope, Fletcher, Knott and Gifford. New Zealand signatures are Congdon (Captain), Turner, Wadsworth, Pollard, D. Hadlee, Parker, R. Hadlee, Anderson, Redmond and Collinge. Also signed to the verso by four 1973 county teams, Warwickshire (11 signatures), Middlesex (11), Lancashire (11) and Nottinghamshire (12). VG
Estimate: £50/70
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Nottinghamshire C.C.C. '1987 Double Champions'. Gunn & Moore full size cricket bat with hand written title and Nottinghamshire emblem to face, signed by nineteen members of the team who won the County Championship and the NatWest Trophy in 1987. Signatures include Rice (Captain), Robinson, Hemmings, Cooper, Broad, Saxelby, Bore, Fraser-Darling, Newell, Johnson, Randall, Birch, Hadlee, Pollard etc. Incorrectly annotated to rear shoulder, '1987 Double Champions Britannic Assurance County Championship and Refuge Assurance Sunday League'. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Nottinghamshire won the County Championship playing 23 matches, winnings nine, losing one and drawing 13. They beat Northamptonshire by three wickets in the NatWest Trophy final at Lord's
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Worcestershire v Australians 1993. Duncan Fearnley full size cricket bat with 'Wesso Dolly 93-2' label for the Martin Weston and Damian D'Oliveira benefit year to face. Signed to the face by sixteen members of the Australian touring party and nineteen members of the Worcestershire team. Australian signatures include Border, Taylor, M. Waugh, Hughes, Healy, S. Waugh, Martyn, May, Warne etc. Worcestershire signatures include Curtis, Rhodes, Radford, D'Oliveira, M. Weston, Illingworth, P. Weston, Benjamin, Leatherdale, Hick etc. Two Australian signatures faded otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
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West Indies tours to England 1995 and 2000. Full size bat with Neal Radford benefit year label to face, fully signed to the face by the twenty original members of the 1995 West Indies touring party with printed title and players names. Signatures include Richardson, Walsh, Adams, Ambrose, Arthurton, K. Benjamin, W. Benjamin, Bishop, Chanderpaul, Gibson, Hooper, Lara, Murray etc. Fading to two signatures. Also a full size Duncan Fearnley 'Cornhill Insurance Test Series 2000' bat signed by twelve members of the England team and sixteen West Indians. Signatures include Hussain, Atherton, Caddick, Flintoff, Gough, Hick, Ramprakash, Stewart, Vaughan etc. West Indians include Adams, Ambrose, Campbell, Chanderpaul, Collymore, Gayle, Hinds, Lara, Nagamootoo, Sarwan, Walsh etc. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £70/100
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England v Pakistan 1996. Full size Duncan Fearnley 'Cornhill Insurance Test Series 1996' bat signed to the face by thirteen members of the England team and sixteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Signatures include Atherton, Stewart, Ealham, Thorpe, Hick, Brown, Cork, Salisbury, Wasim Akram, Salim Malik, Mushtaq Ahmed, Moin Khan, Aamir Sohail, Ata-ur-Rehman, Inzamam-ul-Haq etc. VG
Estimate: £70/100
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England v India 1996. Full size Duncan Fearnley bat with 'Bumpy's Benefit 96 [Steve Rhodes]' label and printed titles. Signed to the face by thirteen England players and sixteen members of the Indian touring party. Signatures include Atherton, Lewis, Martin, Russell, Thorpe, Cork, Hussain, Patel, Azharuddin, Manjrekar, Tendulkar, Dravid, Sidhu, Mhambrey, Kumble, Joshi, Raju, Hirwani etc. VG
Estimate: £100/150
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England v Australia 1997. Full size Duncan Fearnley 'Cornhill Insurance Test Series 1997' bat signed to the face by twelve members of the England team and seventeen members of the Australian touring party. Signatures include Atherton, Hussain, Stewart, Thorpe, Malcolm, Crawley, Gough, A. Hollioake, B. Hollioake, Taylor, S. Waugh, M. Waugh, McGrath, Langer, Ponting, Blewett, Healy, Julian, Gillespie etc. VG
Estimate: £100/150
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England v South Africa 1998 and 2003. Full size Duncan Fearnley 'Cornhill Insurance Test Series 1998' bat signed to the face by twelve members of the England team and sixteen members of the South African touring party. Signatures include Stewart, Hussain, Thorpe, Ramprakash, Fraser, Gough, Butcher, Cork, Ealham, Cronje, Kirsten, Donald, Pollock, Kallis, Cullinan, Rhodes, Liebenberg, Boucher etc. Sold with a full size 'Crusader' bat signed to the face by fourteen members of the 2003 South African touring party. Signatures include Smith, Gibbs, Boucher, Pollock, Kallis, Boje, Hall, Rudolph etc. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £60/90
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Worcestershire v Sri Lanka 1998. Duncan Fearnley full size cricket bat nicely signed to the face by sixteen members of the Sri Lanka touring party and thirteen members of the Worcestershire team. Sri Lanka signatures include Ranatunga, Tillekeratne, Jayawardene, Muralitharan, Wickremansinghe, Arnold etc. Worcestershire signatures include Moody, Rhodes, Hick, Illingworth, Chapman, Leatherdale, Newport etc. Nice signatures. VG
Estimate: £60/90
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India tour to England 1971. Full size Slazenger bat signed to the face by thirteen members of the Indian touring party, and fifteen members of the Surrey County Championship winning side of 1971. Also signed to the verso by Yorkshire (thirteen signatures), Derbyshire (12) and Glamorgan (11). Indian signatures include Wadekar (Captain), Engineer, Gavaskar, Bedi, Kirmani, Jayantilal etc. Odd signature faded but legible. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
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'Derbyshire C.C.C.' 1989. Full size bat with Derbyshire county emblem, signed to the face by twelve members of the 1989 Derbyshire team, and twelve of the Surrey team. Signatures include Barnett, Bishop, Newman, Maher, Sharma, O'Gorman, Bowler (Derbyshire), Greig, Stewart, Medlycott, Thorpe, D. Bicknell, Frost, Murphy (Surrey) etc. Minor staining, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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Benson & Hedges Cup Final. Essex v Lancashire 1998. Full size Duncan Fearnley bat with Benson & Hedges 'Howzat' emblem, for the Final played at Lord's, 11th- 12th July 1998. Very nicely signed to the face by eleven members of the Essex team and thirteen of the Leicestershire team. Signatures include Pritchard, Hussain, S. Law, Such, Irani, Grayson, D. Law, Cowan (Essex), Lewis, Simmons, Wells, Maddy, Nixon, Habib, Brimson (Leicestershire) etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Essex won by 192 runs with Prichard scoring 92 and Hussain 88 before Leicestershire were bowled out for only 76
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Benson & Hedges Super Cup Final. Gloucestershire v Yorkshire 1999. Full size Duncan Fearnley bat with Benson & Hedges 'Super Cup' emblem, for the Final played at Lord's, 1st August 1999. Nicely signed to the face by eleven members of the Gloucestershire team and eleven of the Yorkshire team. Signatures include Alleyne, Ball, Russell, Snape, Harvey, Hancock, Cunliffe (Gloucestershire), Byas, Vaughan, Sidebottom, Silverwood, Blewett, White (Yorkshire) etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Gloucestershire won by 124 runs. Mark Alleyne, Captain of Gloucestershire, was man of the match for his innings of 112
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Cricket World Cup 1999. Pakistan. Full size Gunn & Moore official 'Autographing' bat signed by fourteen members of the Pakistan squad. Signatures include Wasim Akram, Moin Khan (signed with thicker pen), Saeed Anwar, Ijaz Ahmed, Mushtaq Ahmed, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Salim Malik, Azhar Mahmood, Shoaib Akhtar etc. VG
Estimate: £70/100
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Cricket World Cup 1999. West Indies. Full size Gunn & Moore official 'Autographing' bat signed in thicker pen by nineteen members of the West Indies squad. Signatures include Lara, Ambrose, Adams, Campbell, Walsh, Arthurton, Williams, Bryan, Dillon, Jacobs etc. VG
Estimate: £60/90
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Cricket World Cup 1999. New Zealand. Full size Gunn & Moore official 'Autographing' bat signed by fifteen members of the New Zealand squad, some in thicker pen. Signatures include Fleming, Astle, Cairns, Parore, Horne, Allott, Hart, Nash, Doull etc. VG
Estimate: £50/70
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Cricket World Cup 1999. South Africa. Full size Gunn & Moore official 'Autographing' bat signed by fifteen members of the South Africa squad. Signatures include Cronje, Pollock, Boje, Elworthy, Donald, Gibbs, Kallis, Boucher, Kirsten, Rhodes etc. VG
Estimate: £60/90
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Cricket World Cup 1999. Scotland. Full size Gunn & Moore official 'Autographing' bat signed by fifteen members of the Scotland squad. Signatures include Salmond, Philip, Patterson, Brinkley, Sheridan, Butt, Blain, Williamson, Davies, Dyer etc. VG
Estimate: £30/50
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Cricket World Cup 1999. Zimbabwe. Full size Gunn & Moore official 'Autographing' bat signed by seventeen members of the Zimbabwe squad. Signatures include Campbell, A. Flower, A. Whittall, Viljoen, Goodwin, Carlisle, Olonga, Brandes, Johnson, Streak etc. VG
Estimate: £30/50
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Cricket World Cup 1999. Bangladesh. Full size Gunn & Moore official 'Autographing' bat signed by fifteen members of the Bangladesh squad. Signatures include Aminul Islam, Khaled Mahmud, Akram Khan, Niamur Rashid, Shafiuddin Ahmed, Mohammad Rafique, Hasibul Hossain etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40
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Cricket World Cup 1999. Kenya. Full size Gunn & Moore official 'Autographing' bat signed by sixteen members of the Kenya squad. Signatures include Karim, Odumbe, Chudasama, Modi, Tikolo, Shah, Suji, Angara, Odoyo, Gupta etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40

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