Cricket Ephemera

Lot 1:
Lot 1
'Kent County Cricket Champions 1906'. Rare official menu for the 'Dinner to the Kent XI' celebrating Kent winning their first ever County Championship in 1906. The Banquet held at Hotel Cecil on 11th October 1906. Original covers with embossed Kent emblem to centre with cream ribbon tie. Twelve printed pages to inside, the first being a photograph of the Kent team, 'A Canterbury Week Ode' by Major Philip Trevor, menu, toasts, programme of music, results and averages for the 1906 season etc to other pages. This was J.R. Mason's copy and has his initials to lower border of front cover. Minor soiling to covers otherwise in very good condition. A scarce item of Kent cricketing history
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £340
Lot 2:
Lot 2
Kent C.C.C. County Champions 1906. Official menu for 'The Blackheath Village Commemoration Cricket Banquet In Honor of our Local Champions', held at the Three Tuns Hotel, Blackheath, 1st November 1906. The menu with pale blue borders and scalloped edges, printed titles and Kent 'Invicta' emblem to front cover. Programme of toasts and musical entertainments to centre pages, including the Response by the Club Chairman, Malcolm Christopherson. Printed menu to rear cover. From the collection of J.R. Mason. Minor damage to rear cover, splitting to fold, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £260
Lot 3:
Lot 3
Kent C.C.C. Order of Service for Wykham Stanley Cornwallis, (Kent 1919-1926) held at St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, 25th January 1982, and All Saints Church, Maidstone, 1st February 1982. Also an order of service for William Howard Vincent 'Hopper' Levett, (Kent & England 1930-1947), held at Canterbury Cathedral, 18th March 1996. Handwritten annotation on front cover to 'Geoffrey' from 'Bob'. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
Lot 4:
Lot 4
Frank Edward Woolley. Kent & England 1906-1938. Selection of ephemera relating to Woolley. 'The Cricketing Career of Frank Woolley', F.H. Haigh, Canterbury 1928. Rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. 'Cricketing Lives. Frank Woolley', Oliver Warner, London 1952, with dustwrapper. Sold with a colour print of Woolley by Denis Dean 1995, artist's proof no. 2 of 4. Also two mono real photograph postcards of Woolley, one in M.C.C. blazer, the other in later years with Colin Cowdrey and Les Ames, two further mono postcards featuring Woolley. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £45
Lot 5:
Kent C.C.C. Three benefit plaques for Norman Graham 1977, John Shepherd 1979 and David Nicholls 1980. Sold with a limited edition print of Colin Cowdrey by John Ward, limited edition no. 148/350, signed in pencil by the artist. Also a print of Steve Marsh by Rob Perry, Both prints framed and glazed, overall approx. 13.5"x18". Qty 5. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 6:
Lot 6
Derek Gilbert Ufton. Kent 1949-1962. Original large poster and accompanying handbill advertising a match played at the Catford Cricket Carnival for Derek Ufton's Testimonial, between Christopher Chataway's XI v Catford, 29th June 1963. Chataway's team was represented by notable sportsmen and stars of the stage, including Billie Wright (England & Arsenal Manager), Ian Craig (Australia), Laurie Fishlock (Surrey & England), Jack Martin (Kent & England),Jon Fellowes-Smith (South Africa), Roy Castle and Tony Fane (Stage) etc and Ufton. The poster measures 20"x30". Folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 7:
Lot 7
Orders of services of thanksgiving. Godfrey Evans, Kent & England, 1999. C.S. Rhoades, Chairman of Lancashire C.C.C. 1969-1986. R.N. Haygarth, Chairman of the Cricket Society 1983-1992. Also an order of service to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.G. Grace held at Beckenham, 17th July 1998, sold with a commemorative booklet compiled by the Rector of Beckenham. Qty 5. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45
Lot 8:
Lot 8 Lot 8
George Cox, Bill Edrich and Stuart Surridge. Orders of service for George Cox, (Sussex 1931-1960) held at St. Hove Parish Church, 7th May 1985. William John Edrich, (Middlesex & England 1937-1958), held at St. Clement Danes, 3rd October 1986. Walter Stuart Surridge, (Surrey 1947-1959), held at Southwark Cathedral, 16th June 1992. Qty 3. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 9:
Lot 9 Lot 9
Hubert Preston and Norman Preston. Orders of service for Hubert Preston, St. Bride's Church, Fleet Street, 17th August 1960, and Norman Preston, St. Bride's Church, Fleet Street, 10th April 1980. Qty 2. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
Hubert Preston was editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1941-1951 and was succeeded by his son, Norman, until his death in 1980
Lot 10:
Lot 10 Lot 10
Cricket related orders of service. 'Jo' Shelmerdine, (Lancashire & Cambridge University 1919-1925), Jim Dunbar, cricket writer, (1914-1987). James Coldham, collector and writer, (1924-1987). G.H.G.M. 'Buns' Cartwright, Secretary and President of Eton Ramblers, (Oxford University 1909-1910). Bertie Joel (1910-1996). Reg Hayter, cricket writer (1913-1994). Qty 6. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 11:
Lot 11 Lot 11
Cricket related orders of service. Hubert Melville Martineau, 1976. Anthony Weigall, 1977. Gordon Christopher Melluish, 1977 (Essex 1926, four matches). Thomas John Mulcahy, 1981. Geoffrey Maurice Gower, 1989. Qty 5. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 12:
Lot 12 Lot 12
Frank Worrell 1924-1967. Order of Thanksgiving for Worrell held at Westminster Abbey on 7th April 1967. Some ageing to front cover, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Worrell was the first cricketer to be honoured with a memorial service in Westminster Abbey
Lot 12a:
Sir John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs 1924-1967. Order of Thanksgiving for Hobbs' Memorial Service held at Southwark Cathedral on 20th February 1964. Minor ageing, light vertical fold, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 13:
Lot 13
M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1956-57. Rare official players' itinerary for the M.C.C. tour with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. A number is annotated in ink against each match, apparently indicating the number of days the match was due to last. Owner unknown. Rusting to staple, some ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 14:
Lot 14
M.C.C. tour of Australia and New Zealand 1958-59. Rare official players' itinerary for the M.C.C. tour with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. Handwritten annotations in pencil on page opposite the first two matches of the tour with team and individual scores. Owner unknown. Rusting to staples, minor wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 15:
Lot 15
M.C.C. tour of New Zealand 1960-61. Rarer official players' itinerary for the 'young' M.C.C. tour with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. Rusting to staples, minor wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 16:
Lot 16
M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1964-65. Rare official players' itinerary for the M.C.C. tour with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. Rusting to staples, minor wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 17:
Lot 17
M.C.C. tour of Australia and New Zealand 1965-66. Rare official players' itinerary for the M.C.C. tour with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. Rusting to staples, minor wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 18:
Lot 18
M.C.C. and England tour itineraries. Three official players' itineraries for the tours to Australia and New Zealand 1974-75, India, Sri Lanka and Australia 1976-77, and Pakistan and New Zealand 1977-78. Each booklet with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 19:
Lot 19
England tour itineraries. Four official players' itineraries for the tours to Australia 1978-79, Australia/ India 1979-80, West Indies 1981, and India and Sri Lanka 1981-82. Each booklet with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. Odd annotations, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 20:
Lot 20
England tour itineraries. Four official players' itineraries for the tours to Australia/ New Zealand 1982-83, Fiji/ New Zealand/ Pakistan 1983-84, India/ Australia 1984/85, and West Indies 1986. Each booklet with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 21:
Lot 21
England tour itineraries. Four official players' itineraries for the tours to Australia 1986-87, World Cup Pakistan 1986, Nehru Cup Tournament, India 1989, and West Indies 1990. Each booklet with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. Odd annotations, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 22:
Lot 22
W.G. Grace. Original folding menu for the 'Complimentary Dinner to Dr. W.G. Grace and London County Bowling Team', held at Bristol Liberal Club, 25th June 1903. Printed titles to front cover, drinks list and menu to centre pages, reproduction of a photograph of Grace playing bowls to rear cover. Small tear to fold, otherwise in good condition. Rare to see a W.G. Grace menu for London County Bowling Team
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £180
Grace, who was still playing first class cricket in 1903, founded the English Bowling Association at the South London Bowls Club in Wandsworth in 1903 and was their first President. He also played bowls for England
Lot 23:
Lot 23 Lot 23
'A List of the Surrey County Fixtures. Cricket Season 1914'. Four page folding fixture list with printing in red. 'Presented by H.J.F. Kerridge of the Bee Hive... Kennington'. Titles to covers and fixtures printed to inside. Minor staining, minor wear, generally good condition. A rarer pre first war fixture list
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
H.J.F. Kerridge was the vendor's great grandfather, he also collected the signatures of the 1909 cricketers which make up lots 175-183 in this auction
Lot 24:
Lot 24 Lot 24 Lot 24
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1935. Interesting set of four items of printed material sent to Club members, dated 2nd April 1935, complete with the original envelope with 'Notts. County Cricket Club Election Propaganda' printed to the front. The subject matter relates to the controversial decision of the incumbent committee to overturn a recent vote of 'no confidence' despite a significant majority of members voting in favour, and the impending election of a new committee. In addition to details of the voting procedure, included are reproductions of articles originally published in the Nottinghamshire Guardian, 22nd March 1935, and the Sunday Dispatch, 22nd & 31st March 1935 relating to the dispute. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 25:
Lot 25
'Centenary of South African Test and International Cricket' 1989. Original green file containing press and media material relating to the Centenary celebrations. Contents include a large 'South African Cricket Union' handkerchief, smaller silk handkerchief produced for the Centenary Banquet, 8th March 1989 incorporating sponsors' logos, various press releases, itinerary etc. Also correspondence relating to the event sent to Chris Harte of the Australian Cricket Journal, from Dr. Ali Bacher, Albie During etc. VG
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 26:
Lot 26
'Cotton & Cricket, or Love and Law'. A printed forty two line popular ballad about 'a great Cotton Broker well known on the Change/ He's so fond of cricket the newspapers tell/ He couldn't find time to court a young girl'. The ballad continues to describe how he met a girl but 'Cricket to Love is a very queer jump/ But he was so fond of the bat and the stump', that they split up. The jilted girl sued for breach of promise and won damages in Liverpool Court of two thousand ponds. Publisher and date unknown, however the ballad is laid down to paper, on the reverse of which are two other ballads, 'Annie Lisle' and 'The Bold Chamois Hunter', printed by W.S. Fortey at the Catnach Press of Seven Dials, 'The Oldest and Cheapest House in the World for Ballads (4000 sorts)'. No record has been found of the cricket ballad, although the other two are recorded on academic ballad sites. Ageing and some uneven trimming, otherwise in good condition. Very rare
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £260
James Catnach, 1792-1841 balladmonger, printer and publisher, born in Berwick upon Tweed, moved to London in 1813 to set up his printing business in the Seven Dials district of London specialising in histories, ballads and 'penny awfuls'
Lot 27:
Lot 27
'Maidenhead Cricket Club 1872'. Original printed sheet dated April 1873 being the Club's annual report with a list of members, matches played and their results in 1872 and accounts. The first recorded Club match was in August 1780, the Austin-Leigh family had eight members on the list, one of whom, E.C. Austin-Leigh, had played ten matches for Sussex. Another first-class player who was a member was A.S. Tabor (Middlesex, six matches) who played for the club in their annual match against Eton in 1872. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 28:
Lot 28
Great Marlow Cricket Club 1873. Two page printed folding leaflet/bill welcoming public support in membership and subscription with details of the club, rules for practice, fixtures for the 1873 season etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 29:
Lot 29
Surrey 1902. Original handbill for a 'Cricket Match... between XV of Honor Oak C.C. and Mr. E.G. Hayes' Surrey XI', played at Honor Oak Cricket Ground, 16th September 1902 in aid of the Peckham & Kent Road Pension Society. The handbill lists 'well-known Players' including Hayes, Richardson, Lockwood, Lees, Brockwell, Stedman, Davis etc, also Pearson of Worcestershire and Huish of Kent. Loss to top left corner, some foxing, horizontal fold with tape repair to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 30:
Lot 30
'Cricket. Follow the Game with the King-Pins of Cricket, West Indians v Spartans, Sunday May 27th & Decoration Day May 30th [19]23'. Unusual and intriguing handbill for cricket match[es] played at Commercial Field, Brooklyn, New York. The handbill features lists of two teams, with short biographies of each player. Players for the 'West Indians' include Dr. W.O.B. Gibbs (captain), F. Hinds, O. Layne, E. Holder, R. Allder, A. Dash etc. Players listed for 'The Dreadnoughts' include A. Walcott (captain), A. Simpson, V. Sween, John Robinson, R. Cook etc. Printed by 'The Energetic Press', Brooklyn. Despite research, the auctioneer has been unable to find any record of the match, or the players named. 7.5"x12". G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 31:
Lot 31
'England v Australia Season 1921'. Rare four page leaflet produced to commemorate the 100th Test match between England and Australia, played at Nottingham, 28th-31st May 1921. Printed signatures of the Australian touring party and results of the previous ninety nine matches to centre pages. Some ageing and wear, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £105
Lot 32:
Lot 32
Albert Craig. Broadsheet, probably published during the Kent v Sussex match played at Gravesend, 27th-28th June 1892, with six lines of verse and the scorecards of two historic matches, 'Kent against All England played in the Artillery Ground, London 1746', and 'Cricket Oddity. Single Wicket Match at Newenden in Kent, October 5th 1825' between Five of Kent and Five of Sussex, the scorecard showing that all ten players failed to score a single run in the match. Craig's poem printed at the top of the page reads, 'Here's to our rare old Summer sport. Long may our Pastime last, Long may we prize the tie that binds The present, with the past; Lambert and Ward have passed away, Kings Grace and Lohmann reign to-day.- A.C.'. Below the 'oddity' match, Craig's printed comment below reads, 'And so this match was played out; and yet neither side won, and they did not score the same number of runs!' The verso has an advertisement for F.H. Ayres. Horizontal fold, some foxing, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £140
Lot 33:
Lot 33
Don Bradman 1930. Rare and original 78 rpm vinyl 'Columbia Gramophone Co' record with recording by Bradman entitled 'How It's Done- A Friendly Chat by Don Bradman of the Australian Cricket XI. 1930' and two piano solos 'Old Fashioned Locket' and 'Old Bungalow of Dreams' both by Don Bradman. In original paper sleeve. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £90
Lot 34:
Walter Reginald Hammond. Gloucestershire & England 1920-1951. Excellent original mono press photograph England v India, second Test, Old Trafford 1936. C.K. Nayudu of India is facing Hammond bowling in a cap. 12"x7" Crease to lower left corner, otherwise in very good condition. Sold with two biographies on Hammond, scorecard for England v Australia, Lord's, 6th-8th August 1945, 'The Popular' magazine dated 14th August 1926 featuring Hammond on the front cover, press obituaries etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £55
Lot 35:
Lot 35
Northamptonshire C.C.C. 1929-2000. Membership and fixture cards for 1929, 1933, 1961 and 1962. Fixture cards for 1949, 1951-1958, 1963, 1969 and 1983. Vice-President membership cards for 1989-2000. Also two Northamptonshire pin badges. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 36:
Lot 36
John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England, 1905-1934. Original complete copy of the 'Daily Mirror' dated Tuesday 18th August 1925, reporting on Hobbs equalling Grace's record of 126 first class centuries during the match v Somerset at Taunton. Also an original copy of the Evening Chronicle dated Tuesday 18th June 1930 reporting on Bradman scoring his first Test century in England. Some ageing and flaking. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 37:
Lot 37
E.W. Swanton. Original typed three page manuscript for an article c1960s/1970s, 'Cricket Commentary' by Swanton, subtitled 'All-Rounders Galore'. The subject of the article is cricketers who excelled at other sports. Examples given include the three Ashton brothers, Gilbert, Hubert and Claude, who 'had eight blues from Cambridge University between them', and all captained the university in successive years. Leslie Balfour-Melville, rugby and golf, J.W.H.T. Douglas, boxing and football, Bill Edrich, football, R.E. Foster, the only man to captain England at both cricket and football, H.T.W. Hardinge, football, golf and billiards etc. Handwritten alterations and deletions in Swanton's hand. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £55
Lot 38:
Lot 38
John Arlott. Original typed three page manuscript for an article for The Guardian newspaper, 22nd May 1974. Arlott reports that 'The teams for the Test Trial to begin at Worcester next week were announced during the M.C.C. match between the M.C.C. and the Indian touring team at Lord's yesterday'. Players discussed include Denness as captain, surprise at the inclusion of David Lloyd, also Greig, Old, Willis etc. Edrich's improvement in batting form is noted, the choice of Knott over Taylor as wicketkeeper. The remainder of the article reports on the drawn match between M.C.C. and India. Handwritten alterations and deletions in Arlott's hand. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 39:
Lot 39
John Arlott. Original typed four page manuscript for an article for The Guardian newspaper, 9th September 1972. Arlott is reporting on the Gillette Cup final in which Kent beat Lancashire by four wickets. The match, originally scheduled for one day was extended to a second due to poor weather. Arlott refers to Alan Knott's man of the match performance, Clive Lloyd making the highest score in the match of 25, how the wet pitch conditions suited medium pace bowlers such as Graham, Woolmer and Wood, Lancashire's total of 118 being the lowest to date in a Gillette Cup final etc. Handwritten alterations and deletions in Arlott's hand. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £112
Lot 40:
Lot 40
John Arlott. Original typed two page manuscript for an article for The Guardian newspaper, 3rd June1975. Arlott is reporting on the drawn County Championship, Middlesex v Surrey match played at Lord's 31st May- 3rd June 1975. Arlott comments on the Middlesex wicketkeeper, Murray, missing stumping Edrich, 'twice failing to take off the bails... he will blame himself more sternly than anyone else'. He also notes Brearley batting out the innings with Featherstone. Handwritten alterations and deletions in Arlott's hand. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 41:
'W.G. Grace. Champion Cricketer of the World'. Large cotton handkerchief commemorating a Century of Centuries by Grace. The handkerchief has a central portrait of Grace three quarter length in cricket attire holding a cricket bat, with biography and record of each individual score and opponents to outer border. Decorated with cricket bats and balls in a floral outer border. Produced in 1895 the handkerchief is printed in black print and has a rust stain to the centre and ageing, otherwise in good condition. 23"x22"
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 42:
Australian tour of England 1926. Cotton table cloth, with floral design border, signed by sixteen members of the touring party and then hand embroidered in various coloured threads. Signatures include Collins, Taylor, Ryder, Richardson, Bardsley, Collins, Grimmett, Ponsford, Woodfull, Mailey etc. 34"x34". Minor foxing/rusting marks otherwise in good condition. Unusual
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 43:
Lot 43
Don Bradman. Eleven original newspaper posters announcing the death of Bradman on 25th February 2001 and subsequent tributes. Publications are The Australian, Herald Sun, The Age, The Advocate, The Mercury and The Examiner. Sold with five related newspaper and magazine cuttings. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £65

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