Autographed Cricket Ephemera

Lot 44:
Lot 44
George Edward Charles Wood. Cambridge University, Kent & England 1913-1927. Single page handwritten letter in ink to a Mr Milne. Wood is replying to a request for his autograph. Nicely signed by Wood and dated 29th June 1934. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £90
Lot 45:
Lot 45
Godfrey James Bryan. Kent 1920-1933. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Bryan, dated 21st February 1980. Bryan is replying to a request for his autograph and describes how his career with Kent was 'sporadic... as, being in the Army, I could only play when I could get leave and was not required by the Royal Engineers, the Army or Combined Services'. Signed 'Godfrey Bryan'. Sold with a mono real photograph plainback postcard of Bryan by Flemons of Tonbridge. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 46:
Lot 46
Conrad Powell Johnstone. Cambridge University, Kent, Europeans & Madras 1919-1945. Single page handwritten letter in ink, replying to a request for his autograph. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
Johnstone spent much of his life in Madras. He was President of Kent in 1966 and a noted golfer
Lot 47:
Lot 47
Thomas Frederick Shepherd. Surrey 1919-1932. Single page handwritten note in ink in Shepherd's own hand. Shepherd lists his significant performances including two double centuries in two successive matches in 1921, centuries in each innings v Leicestershire at The Oval in 1926, a Hat-trick v Gloucestershire in 1926, and his highest score in first class cricket, 277no v Gloucestershire in 1927. Sold with a mono postcard size press photograph of Shepherd, head and shoulders in Surrey cap, dated 1928. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 48:
Lot 48
Frederick Charles Holland. Surrey 1894-1908. Small note handwritten in ink with a good signature of Holland. Sold with an original mono real photograph postcard of Holland, half length in Surrey blazer and cap. Rival Photographic Series no. 1616. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
Lot 49:
Lot 49
Andrew Sandham, Surrey & England 1911-1937. Single page letter handwritten in ink from Sandham to John Arlott, dated 4th November 1962. Sandham is replying to an invitation from Arlott 'to Jack's party on Dec. 17th and will be delighted to see him and all old friends'. Nicely signed 'Andy Sandham'. Sold with a collection of four mono press photographs and one real photograph postcard of Sandham, one photograph signed in ink by Sandham. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
Lot 50:
Lot 50
H.D.G. Leveson-Gower. Oxford University, Surrey & England 1893-1920. Excellent ink signature of Leveson-Gower on card also signed by two of his brothers, F.A.G. Leveson-Gower (Oxford University & Hampshire 1894-1900) and E.M. Leveson-Gower. Sold with an original sepia photograph of H.D.G. Leveson-Gower in batting pose. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
Lot 51:
Lot 51
Lord Dalmeny (6th Earl of Rosebery). Middlesex & Surrey 1902-1908. Short single page typed letter on Earl of Rosebery letterhead to Ron Yeomans replying to an invitation to attend a dinner to be given by the Northern Cricket Society for the Indian cricket team, which he is unable to attend. The letter is dated 23rd March 1953. Nicely signed in ink 'Rosebery'. Sold with a sepia postcard size photograph of Lord Dalmeny, full length in cricket attire, by E. Hawkins & Co. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 52:
Lot 52
Edward Maurice Dowson. Cambridge University & Surrey 1900-1903. Single page letter handwritten in ink on excellent 'Sussex County Cricket Club' letterhead, dated 24th June 1903. Dowson is accepting an invitation 'to play for Gentlemen [v Players at Lord's] July 6th,7th & 8th'. Nicely signed by Dowson. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £75
Lot 53:
Lot 53
Frank Charles Gordon Naumann. Oxford University & Surrey 1912-1921. Single page note handwritten in ink and dated 25th May 1934. Naumann is replying to a request for his autograph, to which his abrupt reply reads 'Dear Sir or Madam, Here it is'. Nicely signed by Naumann. Adhesive damage to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £48
Lot 54:
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Kent C.C.C. Four handwritten pages of Kent players relating to their sporting careers, each written in the player's own hand. Players are Arthur Fielder, H.T.W. Hardinge, S.H. Day and E. Humphreys. Fielder records playing for Kent 1900-1914 and M.C.C. 1904-1919. In addition to Hardinge's cricket career (76 centuries, 263no v Gloucestershire), he also notes playing football for Newcastle United, Sheffield United, Arsenal and England. Day lists his school, university and county appearances, including 'Made century in first County match while still at school against Gloucestershire captained by W.G. Grace'. Also 'Played football (Association) for England against Scotland, Ireland and Wales in 1906'. Humphreys lists his coaching appointments for England, Uppingham School, Jamaica etc. Qty 4. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £110
Lot 55:
Lot 55
George Gibbons Hearne. Kent & England 1875-1895. Single page cricket poem handwritten in ink '(Copied by) G.G. Hearne'. Good signature. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £80
Lot 56:
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Henry Walker. Blackheath Paragon C.C. Three page letter handwritten in ink from Walker to Nicholas Wanostrocht ('Felix'). The letter dated 3rd June 1850. Walker is replying to a request to Blackheath for a match, 'The only reason for not accommodating your friend Tinley with a team from Blackheath is the short notice, as it is exactly the match our club would like to play'. Walker also invites Wanostrocht to attend Blackheath's 'first match on the 17th of this month with the Chislehurst on the Heath. May I expect your company'. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Walker was a fine Club cricketer who represented the Gentlemen v Players on two occasions. Wanostrocht played regularly for Blackheath in the 1840s
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Canon John Henry 'Jack' Parsons. Warwickshire & Europeans 1910-1934. Four page letter handwritten in ink from Parsons to John Arlott, dated 11th July 1957. Parsons is particularly critical of the Trent Bridge Test wicket. 'Personally, I feel all this so keenly, for as perhaps you know, having had the privilege of taking part in this wonderful game of cricket, both as a professional & amateur over a considerable number of years. I always felt I have taken so much out of the game that I only hope I have, in some measure, put something back into it. Therefore whenever I feel that anyone is, in any way, lowering the high standard which the game demands I get very angry. The game, surely, was intended as a "contest" between men of guts & integrity, and wickets like the Nottingham wicket eliminate, from the very start, any idea of a "contest"'. Parsons continues to lament the game in general, describing his 'outburst' as '...how much longer will the mob" support such so called Test matches?... I've always felt that cricket was a game invented by Gentlemen, to be played by Gentlemen, whether they be born in a castle or a cottage, it was never intended as a game for "louts"'. Excellent cricket content. Minor adhesive marks to corners, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a mono postcard size press photograph of Parsons, head and shoulders in M.C.C. blazer, and two Christmas cards signed by Parsons. G/VG
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £55
Parsons appears to be discussing the drawn Test match v West Indies played at Trent Bridge, 4th-9th July 1957. England scored 619-6 declared (Richardson 126, Graveney 258, May 104) in their first innings. For West Indies Worrell carried his bat for 191no in their first innings, and Smith scored 168 in their second innings
Lot 58:
Lot 58
William Albert Stanley 'Bert' Oldfield. New South Wales & Australia 1919-1938. Single page typed airmail letter to a Mr Dufton, dated 14th June 1973. Oldfield is writing with regard to signed photographs and a brochure presented to Dufton's sons. Signed in ink 'W.A.S. 'Bert' Oldfield'. G - cricket
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
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Robert William 'Bob' Barber. Lancashire, Cambridge University, Warwickshire & England 1954-1969. Hand written two page letter to Mr Sokell, Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society, dated 15th November 1959. Barber is replying to a request to attend a Society event, but is unable to attend due to lack of transport, and 'am devoting nearly all my time to studying this winter, having an examination to take in some six months'. The letter nicely signed by Barber. Small stain to front page, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a single page handwritten note to Jack Sokell from Jack Bond, agreeing to attend a meeting with Jack Fallows. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 60:
Lot 60
J.M. Barrie. Author of Peter Pan and the Founder of the Allahakbarries C.C. Hand written single page letter to 'Mr Shelton' (Secretary of Nottinghamshire C.C.C.), dated 30th May 1932, thanking him for sending a copy of a Yearbook and apologising for his delay. 'Sir Home Gordon [editor of the Nottinghamshire yearbook 1932-1934] ... has made me feel that I was once again back on Trent Bridge ground (in a boat no doubt)'. Barrie sends his best wishes to the Club 'to whose doings I always turn first in the cricketing news'. Complete with the original envelope. A rare cricket related letter from Barrie. VG
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
Barrie formerly worked in Nottingham
Lot 61:
Lot 61
R.L. 'Bob' Arrowsmith, cricket writer. Two page handwritten letter to Jim (Coldham) dated 3rd October 1982 to Jim (Coldham). Arrowsmith is replying to an enquiry regarding a Harrow match played on 30th June 1906 and suggesting Coldham writes to Harrow School or views the Lord's collection. He also gives details of Ronald C. Franklin who played one match for Essex in 1924, and whom he met once on a train wearing a Cryptics C.C. tie, one of the many clubs for whom Arrowsmith played. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
As well as being a writer of cricket books, Arrowsmith was Wisden's principle obituary writer from 1976 to 1988
Lot 62:
Lot 62
Barrauds, photographers, Liverpool. Hand written single page letter to a Miss Macdonald, dated 5th June 1889. Barrauds are replying to a request for a photograph of Allan G. Steel (Lancashire, Cambridge University & England 1877-1893). '... Steel only sat for us in wig and gown. A copy would be available for 2/6'. The letter nicely signed 'Barrauds'. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Barrauds were well-known suppliers of cabinet card photographs in the late 19th century
Lot 63:
Lot 63
Don Bradman. Single page hand written letter from Bradman on his personal letterhead dated 28th August 1984. The letter to 'James' is in reply to a request for a photograph. Bradman notes that 'your father was born in Lancashire therefore you may be interested to know I am a life member of Lancs C.C. Club'. Minor staining, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 64:
Lot 64
Robert Henderson. Surrey 1883-1896. Two page handwritten letter dated 20th September 1893 to the cricket collector, Charles Pratt Green. Henderson is replying to accept an invitation from Green to 'peruse some of your cricket volumes, and view your collection of hats and pictures'. Nicely signed by Henderson. Adhesive damage to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 65:
Lot 65
Henry Starr Harrison. Surrey 1909-1923. Single page handwritten letter dated 27th May 1934. Harrison is replying to a request for his autograph and refers to the college which the unnamed correspondent had recently left, and to which Harrison appears to have attended. Nicely signed 'H.S. Harrison'. The letter has been laid to a page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 66:
Lot 66
William Eyton Roller. Surrey 1881-1890. Two page handwritten letter dated 18th March 1946, to Jim Coldham, cricket collector. Roller reminisces about his playing days with Surrey, 'I had 8 years of County Cricket... and a very nice time I had of it- we started at nearly the bottom of the list & ended up as Champion County', and how he 'was playing better cricket at the end of my career' which was ended by a knee injury. Nicely signed by Roller
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
Lot 67:
Lot 67
Cyril Theodore Anstruther Wilkinson. Surrey 1909-1920. Single page handwritten letter to Jim Coldham, cricket collector, undated. Wilkinson is replying to a request from Coldham for an autograph. Nicely signed 'C.T.A. Wilkinson'. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Wilkinson captained Surrey in 1914 and 1919-1920. An excellent hockey player, he captained England and won a Gold medal in the 1920 Olympics
Lot 68:
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Levi George Wright. Derbyshire 1883-1909. Four page handwritten letter in ink from Wright with original envelope to the collector, Charles Pratt-Green, dated 17th December 1908. The content of the letter is primarily regarding their Freemason activities. Regarding cricket he states, 'The New Year will soon be with us and cricket once again the chief topic. I hope to have another season to make my 25th but I am rather afraid it is now getting too much like hard work and it will be difficult to maintain my place'. Nicely signed 'Levi G. Wright'. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Wright played a full season for Derbyshire in 1909, his last before retiring from first class cricket
Lot 69:
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Edward Maynard Ashcroft. Derbyshire 1897-1906. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Ashcroft to the collector, J.D. Coldham, dated 7th December 1946. Ashcroft reminisces about his playing days 'in what I consider the Golden Age of the Glorious Game, & am proud to have tried my poor skill against such giants of the game as were contemporaries with me, Hirst, Rhodes, Haigh, Hon F.S. Jackson & other great Yorkshiremen such as J.T. Brown & Long John Tunnicliffe. A wonderful team in those days. Surrey with Abel, Hayward, Billy Lockwood & Tom Richardson... It was my delight & pleasure to play both with & against the greatest of all cricketers the G.O.M. [Great Old Man] W.G. Grace. He was at the end of his career but could even then play great cricket'. Ashcroft closes by expressing his disappointment about having to retire from the game, and encourages youngsters following the 'last awful War'. An nice letter with excellent cricket content. Nicely signed 'E. Maynard Ashcroft'. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £110
Ashcroft was joint captain of Derbyshire 1904-1905
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Cyril Asplan Beldam. Middlesex 1896. Handwritten four page letter in ink from Beldam to Archie Maclaren, dated 19th December 1937. Cyril Beldam is writing to Maclaren to thank him 'four your kind letter on the passing of my brother George'. He describes his relationship with his brother as 'a delightful companion & I am sure that if it had not been our fate to be mixed up in business together we should have been the best of friends & seen a good deal of each other. As it was it seemed impossible for us to see eye to eye due to our different outlooks & from my commercial angle the importance of making profits from any new ventures'. Beldam closes by regretting he will not be able to fulfil a meeting with Maclaren. Nicely signed 'Cyril Beldam'. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £75
George Beldam was renowned as a pioneer in sport action photography, and published 'Great Batsmen, Their Methods at a Glance' with C.B. Fry in 1905. He died of a heart attack on 23rd November 1937.
Lot 71:
Lot 71
Edward Desmond Russell Eagar. Gloucestershire, Oxford University & Hampshire 1935-1957. Four page handwritten letter in ink on Hampshire C.C.C. letterhead, dated 3rd March 1975. Eagar, writing in his capacity as Secretary of Hampshire C.C.C. and current President of Hambledon C.C. Eagar, thanks Ronald D. Knight in receipt of Knight's 'The Hambledon Cricket Song' and requests further copies 'for friends & a copy for my own library'. Eagar comments on his own collection of cricket books, in particular relating to Hampshire and Hambledon cricket. Good cricket content. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
'The Hambledon Cricket Song of The Rev. Reynell Cotton', edited and annotated by Ronald D. Knight and published in 1975, contained a reproduction of the original score with a detailed history of the song and a biography of Cotton
Lot 72:
Lot 72
Surrey C.C.C. H.G. Leveson-Gower. Official Surrey County Cricket Club pass issued to a 'W.R. Chamberlin' to Leveson-Gower's private box for the Test match v West Indies at The Oval. The pass is dated 'August 12, 14, 15 [1933]' issued by Leveson Gower in his capacity as President of Surrey C.C.C. Signed in ink by Leveson-Gower. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £40
Lot 73:
Signed cricket bat c1958 and cricket books. Full size Gray Nicholls 'Tony Lock Autograph' bat, signed to the face by the M.C.C Touring Team to Australia 1958/59. The signatures faded and illegible. Signed to the verso by twelve Surrey, thirteen Yorkshire, and twelve Northamptonshire players. Surrey signatures include May, A. Bedser, Clark, Barrington (signed twice) etc. Yorkshire signatures include Burnet, Wilson, Illingworth, Bolus, Binks, Cowan etc. Northamptonshire signatures include Subba Row, Andrew, Brookes, Tribe, Manning etc. The signatures faded, the majority legible. Sold with two Wisden Almanack hardbacks for 1948 and 1963, and three softbacks for 1939, 1940 and 1958. Heavy wear and ageing to all five editions. Also three other hardback cricket books, 'Spice of Life', Henry Longhurst, 'Sport of a Cricket Person', E.W. Swanton, and 'Great Cricket Matches', Handasyde Buchanan. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 74:
Worcestershire C.C.C. 1930s-2000s. Two small albums containing signed colour photographs, cards, cuttings etc. Includes an album page signed in ink by five Worcestershire players, 1935, including Warne, Horton, Griffiths, Pullen etc. Also a signature of Denis Evers (Worcestershire 1936-1938) on piece laid to card. Other signatures include Roly Jenkins, Peter Robinson, Bob Carter, Rodney Cass, Graeme Hick, Matt Mason, George Rhodes, Gareth Batty, Simon Jones, Tim Curtis, John Inchmore, Phil Neale, Paul Pridgeon, Steve Rhodes etc. G/VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
Lot 75:
Lot 75
J.B.G. 'Bryn' Thomas. Rugby and cricket writer. Maroon autograph album containing a comprehensive collection of county and international cricket signatures, also rugby and football from the 1950s. Formerly the property of J.G.B. Thomas and his son, Wayne Thomas. Touring team autographs include Pakistan 1954, South Africa 1955, New Zealand 1958, India 1959, South Africa 1960. Counties represented include Glamorgan, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Somerset, Sussex, Warwickshire, Worcestershire etc. Individual signatures include Peter May, Richie Benaud, Ian Johnson, Fred Trueman etc. Rugby content includes Pontypool 1957/58, Welsh Seven-a-side Championships etc. The album also includes three official autograph sheets laid down for the Australian Rugby Union Tour to British Isles 1957/58, Derbyshire C.C.C. and Northamptonshire C.C.C. Also includes two pages individually signed by J.B.G. Thomas. The majority of signatures in ink signed to pages, some on pieces laid down. Some pages becoming disbound. G
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £300
Born in Pontypridd in 1917, Bryn Thomas was chief rugby writer for the Western Mail from 1946, was appointed the Sports Editor in 1965, becoming as well known as many of the rugby players of the period, and highly influential with administrators
Lot 76:
Lot 76
William Harry Russell 'Bill' Andrews. Somerset 1930-1947. Four page hand written letter in ink to 'Edward', dated 7th February 1981. Andrews is replying to a request regarding information about Arthur Wellard (Somerset & England 1927-1950) whose funeral was to be held on 9th February, saying he is unable to write 'a few notes re Arthur & myself' due to his poor health, but refers him to his book published five years previously, 'The Hand that Bowled Bradman'. Referring to Wellard's funeral Andrews writes, 'Good job we went as we were the only Somerset representatives there. It was men only and about 15 attendees - the only other County rep was from Kent, and I think he was their paid organiser for raising funs. So that's that'. Andrews describes his friendship with Wellard as being 'like brothers... I cannot remember a single row even if I had to bowl into the wind with the new ball. His fine bowling (he was a couple of yards faster than me) often brought me wickets at the other end. They would have a go at me (the batsmen). Like at the Oval in 1935... against Surrey I got 8 for 12 (including ";hat trick") and Arthur took something like 2 for 22 but he bowled better than I did. Surrey were all out 35'. Andrews describes how, due to save costs, Somerset required either Andrews or Wellard 'to be sacked', Andrews leaving to play as a professional in Scotland for two years, after which, having returned to Somerset, 'Arthur did the double 3 times & played for England & I did the double twice'. An excellent recollection of two famous Somerset players. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 77:
Lot 77
Somerset C.C.C. 1930s onwards. Two albums containing a collection of candid and copy photographs, postcards, scorecard, some signed, signatures on pieces etc. Items include a candid photograph of Lomax and Lobb walking off the field at Bath for the match Somerset v Yorkshire 1958 having put on 84 for the last wicket, Lomax 94no and Lobb 42, his highest score. Signed to the verso in ink by both players. Candid photograph of Ken Palmer with one other, signed to verso by Palmer. A mono photograph of the Somerset Colts 1954 including Roy Virgin and Mervyn Kitchen. Official scorecard for Somerset v Middlesex, Bath, 25th-28th June 1938 etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 78:
Lot 78
Somerset C.C.C. photographs, letter, testimonial brochures etc 1950s onwards. Collection includes candid photographs of Keith Miller for Australia v Somerset, Harold Gimblett, Arthur Wellard. Mono press photograph of Walker and Pickles walking out to bat for Somerset v Yorkshire at Bath 1958. Autograph sheet on Somerset C.C.C. letterhead, c 1980, signed in ink by thirteen Somerset players. Signatures include Brian Rose, Joel Garner, Colin Dredge, Peter Denning, Peter Roebuck, Viv Marks, Trevor Gard, Hallam Moseley etc. Signed colour photographs of Vic Marks, Andrew Caddick, Chris Tavare. Letter from Bryan Lobb dated 1973 replying to a request for his autograph. Signed testimonial brochure for Graham Burgess 1977, Peter Roebuck 1990 etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 79:
Lot 79
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1980s. Selection of signed press and copy colour photographs, biography and testimonial brochures. Signed photographs include Clive Rice, Derek Randall, Richard Hadlee, Basher Hassan, Tim Robinson etc. The majority 3.5"x5". Testimonial brochures include Clive Rice, 1985, with twenty signatures of County players in ink to autograph page. Signatures include Kim Barnett, Eddie Hemmings, Bill Athey, Damian D'Oliveira, Geoff Miller, Mike Hendrick etc. Also Richard Hadlee testimonial brochure signed to the front cover by Hadlee. 'The Sun has got his hat on', Derek Randall, London 1984, with ten signatures to front endpaper, including Rice, Hadlee, French, Saxelby, Robinson etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
Lot 80:
Lot 80
New Zealand 1940s-1990s. Selection of tour brochures, autograph sheet, signed press and copy colour photographs, magazines etc. Tour brochures are for 1949 and 1969. Autograph sheet for the 1990 tour to England fully signed by the sixteen members of the touring party including Wright, M. Crowe, J. Crowe, Bracewell, Greatbatch, Hadlee, Morrison etc. Signed colour photographs from 1994 include Walter Hadlee in later years, Ken Rutherford, Mark Greatbatch, Stephen Fleming, Richard Hadlee, Martin Crowe etc. The majority 6"x8". G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 81:
Lot 81
Blue folder comprising a selection of signed photographs, Christmas cards, postcards, cards, dinner menu etc. Items include a magazine cutting of a photograph of Bradman being dismissed in the second Test, 1948. Signed by Bradman, A. Bedser, Wright, Evans and Edrich. Also an official mono printed photograph of the 1985 Kent team, signed by eight players including Chris Cowdrey, Underwood, Tavare, Knott, Ellison, Dilley, Luckhurst etc. A signed Christmas card from Imran Khan, also two from the Chairman, Committee, Players & Staff, of Lancashire C.C.C. both signed by Jack Bond (Captain) and four others. Two postcards from Bob Simpson to the collector, Tony Baer, both signed 'Bob'. Eight cards signed by former England Test captains including George Mann, Ken Cranston, Peter May, Colin Cowdrey, etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
Lot 82:
Lot 82
South Africa v New Zealand, 1st & 2nd Tests 1961. Official South African Cricket Association headed autograph sheet fully signed by the South African team who played New Zealand in Durban and Johannesburg in December 1961. Twelve signatures including McGlew, Barlow, Bland, McLean, Pollock, Waite, Walter etc. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 12"x15". A scarce sheet. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 83:
Lot 83
South Africa tour to Australia, 1971/72. Official autograph sheet for the cancelled tour, fully signed by all sixteen members of the South Africa touring party. Signatures include Bacher (Captain), G. Pollock, De Vaal, Lindsay, P. Pollock, Proctor, Rice, Richards etc. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 12.5"x15". A very rare sheet not previously seen by the auctioneer in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £120
The proposed tour was cancelled due to protests from the anti-apartheid movement. A proposal by the South Africa Cricket Association to include two non-white cricketers in the party was rebuffed by the government, and the players themselves took the stance that players should be picked purely on merit
Lot 84:
Lot 84
West Indies tour to England, 1976. Official autograph sheet for the tour, fully signed by all nineteen members of the West Indies touring party. Signatures include Lloyd (Captain), Murray, Daniel, Fredericks, Gomes, Greenidge, Holder, Holding, Julian, Kallicharran, King, Richards, Roberts etc. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 12.5"x15". Minor fading to some signatures, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 85:
Lot 85
Australia 1938. Official autograph sheet for the Australian tour of England 1938. Very nicely signed in ink by all seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures include Bradman (captain), McCabe, Barnes, Barnett, Hassett, Brown, O'Reilly, Chipperfield, Fleetwood Smith, McCormick, Jeanes (Manager) etc. Horizontal fold with small tear to left edge, otherwise in good condition. Rare to see the sheet fully signed by the entire squad. Sold with an official tour brochure for Australia to England 1938 and a mono real photograph postcard of the 1938 Australian team in very good condition. Also five Raphael Tuck 'Australian Cricketer' series no. 3839 postcards, 1938. Players featured are Fleetwood-Smith (3839A), O'Reilly (3839C), Badcock (3839E), Chipperfield (3839F) and Fingleton (3839G). Minor wear otherwise in good condition. G
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 86:
Lot 86
M.C.C. tours to India, Pakistan & Ceylon 1972/73 and India, Sri Lanka & Australia 1976/77. Two official autograph sheets, both fully signed with the exception of the tour manager for both. Signatures include Lewis, Denness, Amiss, Arnold, Fletcher, Greig, Knott, Brearley, Lever, Miller, Old, Randall, Selvey, Underwood, Willis, Woolmer etc. Files holes to the 1972/73 sheet, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 87:
Lot 87
Australian tour of Pakistan and India 1959/60. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all eighteen members of the touring party including Benaud (Captain), Harvey, Davidson, Grout, Lindwall, McDonald, O'Neill, Burge, Mackay etc. Includes the signature of Gordon Rorke who missed the fourth and fifth Tests against India because of food poisoning and had to return home. Horizontal and vertical folds otherwise in good/ very good condition. Rare official sheet
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £75
Lot 88:
Lot 88
West Indies tour of Australia 1960/61. Official autograph sheet on lightweight official letterhead, fully signed in ink by all seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures include Worrell (Captain), Dewdney, Gibbs, Hall, Hunte, Kanhai, Nurse, Ramadhin, Sobers, Valentine, Worrell, Gomez (Manager) etc. Horizontal and vertical folds otherwise in good/ very good condition. Very rare official sheet not previously seen by the auctioneer
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £340
The 1960/61 tour was notable for the celebrated tied Test at Brisbane, the first of only two such results in over 2000 Test matches played to date, the second occurring in 1986
Lot 89:
Lot 89
Hampshire C.C.C. 1960. Official autograph sheet signed in ink by sixteen Hampshire players. Signatures include Ingleby-Mackenzie (Captain), Marshall, Gray, Baldry, Horton, Burden, Flood, Sainsbury, Heath etc. Horizontal and vertical folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 90:
Lot 90
Middlesex C.C.C. 1960. Official autograph sheet on Lord's Cricket Ground letterhead nicely signed in ink by eleven Middlesex player. Signatures include Warr (Captain), Moss, Titmus, Parfitt, Russell, Drybrough, Gale, Russell, Murray etc. Also a Middlesex C.C.C. autograph sheet for 1962 signed by fourteen players. Signatures include Bedford (Captain), Russell, Gale, Parfitt, Clark, Titmus, white, Moss, Hooker etc. Small loss to top edge of the 1960 sheet, horizontal and vertical folds otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £32
Lot 91:
Lot 91
International tour and County autograph sheets c1960. Red album comprising a selection of autograph sheets, the majority official, lightly mounted to album pages. Tour sheets include M.C.C. to Australia 1958/59 (laid to loose card), South Africa to England 1960, and M.C.C. to New Zealand 1960/61. County sheets are Derbyshire 1960, Essex, Gloucestershire, Glamorgan, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Sussex, Somerset and Worcestershire. Also 'Surrey County Cricket Champions 1952-52-54-55-56-57-58'. Also loosely inserted to rear flap an official Middlesex autograph sheet for 1962, Middlesex album page with eighteen signatures etc. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £320
Lot 92:
Lot 92
England Test Debuts 1994-2000s. Two sheets, one on T.C.C.B. headed paper, comprising fifty four signatures in ink of England Test players. Players' signatures include Crawley, Benjamin, Wells, James, A. Hollioake, B. Hollioake, M. Trescothick, S. Harmison, R. Key, J. Anderson, M. Hoggard, S. Jones, P. Collingwood etc. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £18
Lot 93:
Lot 93
Amended description: International and County autograph sheets 1991-2014. Eight official autograph sheets for Surrey 1991, Australia Women 1996, Sussex 2001, New Zealand 2003, Essex 2007 and Worcestershire 2014 (3 copies). The majority fully signed. Sold with three Worcestershire benefit and testimonial brochures for Basil D'Oliveira 1990, John Inchmore 1985 and Paul Pridgeon 1989. All three Benefit brochures are signed, one multi-signed. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 94:
Lot 94
Derbyshire C.C.C. c1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Derbyshire players. Signatures include Morgan (Captain), Smith, Page, Gibbs, Buxton, Smith, Jackson, Marks, Russell, Hill etc. Slight ink smudge to the Hill signature, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
Lot 95:
Lot 95
Essex C.C.C. 1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by eleven Essex players. Signatures include Taylor (Captain), Fletcher, East, Cass, Boyce, Barker, Sherman, Bear, Lever etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 96:
Lot 96
Glamorgan C.C.C. 1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by thirteen Glamorgan players. Signatures include Lewis (Captain), Evans, Rees, Nash, Shepherd, Davis, Lewis, Slade etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 97:
Lot 97
Gloucestershire C.C.C. 1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by fourteen Gloucestershire players. Signatures include Mortimore (Captain), Davey, Pullar, Allen, D. Brown, A. Brown, Bevan, Shepherd etc. Sold with five further album pages with six signatures in ink of Worcestershire players. Signatures include Graham Wiltshire, Andy Wilson, Charlie Barnett, David Smith etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 98:
Lot 98
Hampshire C.C.C. 1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Hampshire players. Signatures include Marshall (Captain), Livingstone, White, Keith, Timms, Shackleton, Castell, Cottam, Horton, Sainsbury etc. Also signed to verso by G.E. Lambert (Gloucestershire). G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 99:
Lot 99
Kent C.C.C. 1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by ten Kent players. Signatures are Cowdrey (Captain), Luckhurst, Leary, Sayer, Denness, Underwood, Graham, Shepherd, Ealham and Knott. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 100:
Lot 100
Lancashire C.C.C. 1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Lancashire players. Signatures include Statham (Captain), Savage, Wood, Shuttleworth, Goodwin, Snellgrove, Higgs etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 101:
Lot 101
Leicestershire C.C.C. 1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by thirteen Leicestershire players. Signatures include Lock (Captain), Tolchard, Matthews, Birkenshaw, Hallam, Booth, Constant, Dudleston etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 102:
Lot 102
Middlesex C.C.C. 1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Middlesex players. Signatures include Titmus (Captain), Stewart, Russell, Hooker, Radley, Price, Smith, Murray etc. Also signed in ink to verso by R.A. Sinfield (Gloucestershire & England). G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 103:
Lot 103
Northamptonshire C.C.C. 1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by eleven Northamptonshire players. Signatures include Prideaux (Captain), Reynolds, Crump, Sully, Kettle, Lightfoot, Willey, Johnson etc. Also signed in ink to verso by G.M. Emmett (Gloucestershire & England). G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 104:
Lot 104
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Nottinghamshire players. Signatures include Hill (Captain), Taylor, Howarth, Stead, Watts, Bolus, Hassan etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 105:
Lot 105 Lot 105
Somerset C.C.C. 1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Somerset players. Signatures include Atkinson (Captain), Robinson, Palmer, Langford, Rumsey, Virgin, Kitchen, Willetts etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 106:
Lot 106
Surrey C.C.C. 1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by fourteen Surrey players. Signatures include Stewart (Captain), Edrich, Storey, Edwards, Arnold, Roope, Willett, Long, Finlay etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 107:
Lot 107
Sussex C.C.C. 1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by fourteen Sussex players. Signatures include Parks (Captain), Oakman, A. Buss, M. Buss, Greig, Lewis, Suttle, Bates, Langridge etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 108:
Lot 108
Warwickshire C.C.C. 1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Warwickshire players. Signatures include Smith (Captain), Richardson, Cartwright, Abberley, Blenkiron, Gibbs, Jameson, Edmonds etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 109:
Lot 109
Worcestershire C.C.C. 1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by fourteen Worcestershire players. Signatures include Kenyon (Captain), Fearnley, Booth, Richardson, Slade, Headley, Flavell, Hemsley, Gifford etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 110:
Lot 110
Yorkshire C.C.C. 1967. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Yorkshire players. Signatures include Close (Captain), Hampshire, Padgett, Boycott, Wilson, Sharpe, Nicholson, Old etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 111:
Lot 111
County Captains 1999-2006, 2009-2012 and 2015. Thirteen unofficial autograph sheets with printed title and players' names below signatures. Signatures include Cork (Derbyshire), Boon (Durham), Hussain, (Essex), Hayden (Northamptonshire), Fleming (Kent), Moody (Worcestershire), Byas (Yorkshire), Alleyne (Gloucestershire), Crawley (Lancashire), Hick (Worcestershire), Hollioake (Surrey), Strauss (Middlesex), Smith (Somerset), Solanki (Worcestershire) etc. Some creasing and wear, fair to good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 112:
Lot 112
England tours 1999-2004. Fourteen unofficial autograph sheets with printed title and players' names below signatures. Tours are to Bangladesh 1999, Australia 1999, Zimbabwe & South Africa 1999, South Africa 1999/2000, South Africa & Zimbabwe 2000, Pakistan 2000, India 2001, Sri Lanka 2001, West Indies 2001, New Zealand 2002, Australia 2002/03, Bangladesh 2003, Sri Lanka 2003 and West Indies 2004. All sheets fully signed, odd signature on piece laid down. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £90
Lot 113:
Lot 113
Worcestershire C.C.C. 1940s-2000s. Nine unofficial autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Signatures include Botham, Headley, Dilley, Holder, Moody, Batty, Rhodes, Hick, Barker, Fearnley, Chaminda Vaas, Carter, Tinkler, Booth, Whiting, Aldridge, Blunt etc. Over one hundred signatures. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 114:
Lot 114
Northamptonshire C.C.C. 1930s-2000s. Eleven unofficial autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Signatures include Willey, Lamb, Griffiths, Lightfoot, Minney, Barron, Sales, Virgin, Brooks, Malcolm, Subba Row, Constable, Hussey, Roberts, Kettle, Cook, Mallender, Hayden, Boje, Panesar, Bailey etc. Over one hundred and thirty signatures. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 115:
Lot 115
Leicestershire C.C.C. 1940s-2000s. Sixteen unofficial autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Signatures include Higgs, Bowler, Dudleston, Bevan, Cook, Kasprowicz, Booth, Sehwag, Mullally, Shuttleworth, Constant, McVicker, Willey, Gower, Lewis, Maddy, Dagnall, Spencer, Boshier, Munden, Kumble, De Freitas, Burch, Goodwin, Tolchard, Cromack etc. Approximately one hundred and ninety signatures. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £55
Lot 116:
Lot 116
Derbyshire C.C.C. 1930s-2000s. Eleven unofficial autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Signatures include Bailey, Di Venuto, Barnett, Weston, Cork, Cartwright, Jackson, Oates, Steele, Wyatt, Bentley, Munton, Malcolm, Wright, Illingworth, Dawkes, Taylor, Richardson, Langdale, Holding, Slater, Sharpe, Bolus, Trueman, Hendrick, Katich, Bishop etc. Over one hundred and thirty signatures. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £65
Lot 117:
Lot 117
Warwickshire C.C.C. Ten unofficial autograph sheets for 2004, 2007-2015 with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Signatures include Knight, Bell, Giles, Ostler, Penney, Trott, M. Waugh, Streak, Maddy, Ambrose, Sangakkara, Rankin, Westwood, Chopra, Woakes, Troughton etc. Over one hundred and eighty signatures. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £33
Lot 118:
Lot 118
County autograph sheets. Eighteen unofficial autograph sheets, one for each first class county, featuring signatures of past and present players with printed names. Earlier signatures, the majority on pieces laid down, include Trevor Bailey, Doug Insole, Arthur Milton, John Mortimer, David White, Peter Richardson, Mike Denness, Fred Ridgway, Ray Illingworth, John Warr, Brian Bolus, Roy Swetman, Alec Bedser, Arthur McIntyre, Jim Parkes, Peter Richardson, Fred Trueman, Bob Appleyard, Don Wilson etc. Over four hundred signatures. Some wear to page edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 119:
Lot 119
County autograph sheets 2003. Nine unofficial autograph sheets for Glamorgan, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire and Yorkshire. Each with printed names and colour pen pictures of the featured players. Over one hundred and thirty signatures. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 120:
Lot 120
West Indies Test Cricketers 1950s onwards. Eight unofficial autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Signatures include Charlie Griffith, Garry Sobers, Alf Valentine, Sonny Ramadhin, Reg Scarlett, Alan Rae, Everton Weekes, Clyde Walcott, Wes Hall, Basil Butcher, Michael Holding, Viv Richards, Joel Garner, Derryck Murray, Ron Headley, Vanburn Holder, Brian Lara, Malcolm Marshall, Clive Lloyd, Curtly Ambrose etc. Over ninety signatures. Sold with a similar sheet for Zimbabwe. Some wear to page edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £43
Lot 121:
Lot 121
New Zealand Test Cricketers 1990s onwards. Four unofficial autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Signatures include McMillan, McCullum, Styris, Greatbatch, Southee, Harris, Coney, Vettori, Wright, Smith, Fleming, Astle, Bracewell etc. Forty six signatures in total, odd duplicates. Some wear to page edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 122:
Lot 122
Australia Test Cricketers 1930s onwards. Six unofficial autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Signatures include Don Bradman, Bob Simpson, Richie Benaud, Shane Warne, Mark Waugh, Steve Waugh, Colin Miller, Matthew Hayden, Jeff Thomson, Rod Marsh, Geoff Lawson, Kim Hughes, John Inverarity, Greg Chappell, Ian Redpath etc. Seventy three signatures in total, odd duplicates. The Bradman signature on label laid down. Some wear and creasing to page edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 123:
Lot 123
South Africa Test Cricketers 1960s onwards. Four unofficial autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Signatures include John Fellows-Smith, Mike Proctor, Barry Richards, Jonty Rhodes, Kepler Wessels, Lance Klusener, Graeme Smith, Mark Boucher, Dale Steyn, Jacques Kallis, Jimmy Cook, Hashim Amla Allan Donald, Clive Rice etc. Forty eight signatures in total, odd duplicates. Some wear and creasing to page edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 124:
Lot 124
Bangladesh Test Cricketers. Two unofficial autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Signatures include Mohammad Ashraful, Aftab Ahmed, Shahadat Hossain, Hahibul Bashar, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mushfiqur Rahim etc. Nineteen signatures in total. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 125:
Lot 125
India Test Cricketers. Two unofficial autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Signatures include Dravid, Sehwag, Gavaskar, Srinath, Viswanath, Vengsarkar, Doshi, Ganguly, Azharuddin, Harbhajan Singh etc. Twenty four signatures in total. Some wear and creasing to page edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 126:
Lot 126
Pakistan Test Cricketers. Two unofficial autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Signatures include Shoaib Akhtar, Saqlain Mushtaq, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq etc. Twenty four signatures in total. Some wear and creasing to page edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 127:
Lot 127
Australia and New Zealand Tours. Four unofficial autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Tours are Australia to England 2001 and 2005, and two for New Zealand to England 2004. Sixty seven signatures in total. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 128:
Lot 128
West Indies Tours. Four unofficial autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Tours are West Indies to England 2000 and 2004, and two sheets for West Indies 'A' tours to England 2002. Seventy five signatures in total. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 129:
Lot 129
South Africa and Zimbabwe Tours. Four unofficial autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures and one with colour pen pictures. Three sheets for South Africa in England 2003, and one for Zimbabwe to England 2003. Seventy two signatures in total. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £12
Lot 130:
Lot 130
Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Tours. Five unofficial autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Tours are Pakistan to England 2001, Sri Lanka 2002, India 2003, Bangladesh 2005, and Sri Lanka 2006. Ninety five signatures in total. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £25
Lot 131:
Lot 131
Amended description: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh Tours. Four official autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Tours are Pakistan to England 2001, India U-19 2002, India 'A' 2003, and Bangladesh 1998. Seventy six signatures in total. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 132:
Lot 132
Sri Lanka Tours. Two official autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names. Tours are Sri Lanka U-19 to England 2000 and Sri Lanka to England 2002. Thirty nine signatures in total. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 133:
Lot 133
South Africa and Zimbabwe Tours. Five official autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names. Tours are South Africa 2003, South Africa U-19 to England 2003, Zimbabwe to England 2000 and 2003 (two copies). All sheets fully signed. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 134:
Lot 134
New Zealand Tours to England. Two official autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names for 1999 and 2004. Both sheets fully signed. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 135:
Lot 135
Sri Lanka Test Cricketers. Two unofficial autograph sheets with printed titles and players' names below signatures. Signatures include Jayawardena, Mahanama, Perera, Tillakaratne, Fernando, Sangakkara, Atapattu, Muralitharan, Vaas, de Silva etc. Twenty four signatures in total. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £25
Lot 136:
Lot 136
England autograph sheets. Three official autograph sheets including England v West Indies one day internationals, 1984. Also two for England v Australia, second Test, Lord's 22nd-27th June 1989, one on T.C.C.B. headed page, the other on M.C.C. headed page. Sold with two signed Cornhill cards of Devon Malcolm, and the rarer mono 'B' series of Mike Brearley. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 137:
Lot 137
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1932. Album page nicely signed in black ink by Harold Larwood and Ben Lilley in the season preceding the infamous 'Bodyline' series of 1932/33. Sold with an album page nicely signed in ink by Jack Hobbs and Edward Brooks, Surrey, 1931. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 138:
Lot 138
India tour to England 1932. Album page signed in pencil by fourteen members of the Indian touring party, dated 20th August 1932. Signatures include Wazir Ali, Naoomal, Nazir Ali, Godambe, Jahangir Khan, Kapadia, Joginder Singh, Nissar, Palia etc. The date corresponds with the tour match v Leicestershire, 20th-23rd August 1932. To verso an official mono postcard of the 'New Zealand Test Team 1931' laid down to the page. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £70
India beat Leicestershire by an innings and 15 runs. For India Wazir Ali top scored with 178 runs in India's only innings
Lot 139:
Lot 139
Essex C.C.C. 1935. Album page nicely signed in ink by eleven Essex players. Signatures include Pearce (Captain), Nichols, Cutmore, Avery, Rist, Wade, Evans, Boswell etc. Ink smudge to the signature of Cutmore, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 140:
Lot 140
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. c1948. Album page signed in ink (one in pencil) by twelve Nottinghamshire players. Signatures include Sime (Captain), Harris, Simpson, Keeton, Woodhead, Winrow, Hardstaff etc. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 141:
Lot 141
Middlesex C.C.C. 1948. Album page laid down to larger album page signed in ink by twelve Middlesex players. Signatures include Mann (Captain), L. Compton, Sims, W. Edrich, D. Compton, Harrington, Sharp, Thompson etc. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £25
Lot 142:
Lot 142
J.B. Hobbs' XI v Wimbledon & District XVIII 1920. Eight signatures in pencil on three pieces laid down to album page of players representing the J.B. Hobbs' XI. Signatures are Howell, Hobbs, Crawford, Hayes, Hitch, Peach, Harrison and Sandham. To verso two signatures in pencil on piece laid down of Murrell and Hendren for Middlesex v Essex, Lord's, 20th-22nd July 1921. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 143:
Lot 143
Worcestershire C.C.C. and Glamorgan C.C.C. 1927. Two album pages signed in pencil by fourteen Worcestershire and Glamorgan players. Glamorgan signatures include D.E. Davies, D. Davies, Dyson, Ryan, Arnott, Bates etc. Worcestershire signatures include Jewell, Higgins, Lane, Tarbox etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 144:
Lot 144
Leicestershire C.C.C. 1929. Album page signed in pencil by eight Leicestershire players. Signatures are Geary, Armstrong, Sidwell, Coleman, H. Smith, Dawson, Astill and Riley. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 145:
Lot 145 Lot 145
Surrey C.C.C. 1927. Album page signed in pencil by ten Surrey players. Signatures include Strudwick, Peach, Geary, Sandham, Barling, Ducat, Daily etc. Also includes the signature of Hobbs in ink on piece laid down. To verso ten signatures in pencil of Derbyshire players, 1928. Signatures include Bowden, Ford, Lee, Slater, Mitchell, Storer etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 146:
Lot 146
Surrey C.C.C. 1920. Album page nicely signed in ink by nine Surrey players. Signatures are Hitch, Hobbs, Sandham, Strudwick, Abel, Peach, Ducat, Shepherd and Jeacocke. Sold with a mono postcard size press photograph of the 1920 Surrey team with players' names handwritten to lower edge. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 147:
Lot 147
Surrey C.C.C. 1922. Album page signed in ink (one in pencil) by nine Surrey players. Signatures are Hitch, Abel, Jennings, Sadler, Baldwin, Shepherd and Hobbs, with the signatures of Sandham and Peach on pieces laid down. Sold with a mono postcard size press photograph of the 1922 Surrey team with player's names handwritten to lower edge. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 148:
Lot 148
Surrey C.C.C. 1927. Album page signed in ink and pencil by ten Surrey players. Signatures are Hobbs, Strudwick, Ducat, Shepherd, Peach, Daily, Baldwin, Sandham and Pilkington. Also the signature in ink of D.R. Jardine on piece. Sold with a mono postcard of the 1927 Surrey team. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 149:
Lot 149
Surrey C.C.C. 1928. Album page nicely signed in ink (one in pencil) by ten Surrey players. Signatures are Hobbs, Sandham, Brooks, Peach, Ducat, Shepherd, Gregory, Wilson, Jeacocke and Squires. The signature of Squires on piece laid down to the page. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 150:
Lot 150
Warwickshire C.C.C. 1929. Autograph sheet nicely signed in ink by twelve Warwickshire players. Signatures include R.E.S. Wyatt, Parsons, Foster, Stewart, Kilner, Sanders, Mayer, Bates, Paine etc. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 151:
Lot 151
Warwickshire C.C.C. 1930. Album page nicely signed in black ink by thirteen Warwickshire players. Signatures include R.E.S. Wyatt (Captain), Kilner, Howell, Bates, Sanders, Santall, Mayer, Parsons etc. Also signed by Foster on piece laid down to page. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 152:
Lot 152
Essex C.C.C. c1959. Official autograph sheet on Essex County Cricket Club letterhead nicely signed in ink by eleven Essex players. Signatures include Insole (Captain), Bailey, Ralph, Taylor, Hurd, Preston, Greensmith, Knight etc. Horizontal folds, small adhesive marks to top edge, otherwise in good condition. Also an official autograph sheet for the 2001 Essex team fully signed by all seventeen listed players including Hussain, Irani, Foster, Grayson, Ilott, Law, Prichard, Such etc. G. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 153:
Lot 153
Glamorgan C.C.C. 1978. Official autograph sheet on Glamorgan County Cricket Club letterhead signed in ink by eighteen Glamorgan players. Signatures include A. Jones (Captain), Brown, Smith, Mortimore, Meyer, Pugh, Carpenter etc. Light folds, otherwise in good condition. Also an official autograph sheet for Glamorgan 2001 signed by all nineteen players including James (Captain), Dale, Maher, Croft, Maynard, Watkin, Cosker, Wallace, Wharf, Jones etc. Sold with a modern unofficial Glamorgan autograph sheet. G. Qty 3
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 154:
Lot 154
Gloucestershire C.C.C. c1959. Official autograph sheet on Gloucestershire County Cricket Club letterhead nicely signed in ink by ten Gloucestershire players. Signatures include Graveney (Captain), Brown, Smith, Mortimore, Meyer, Pugh, Carpenter etc. Light folds, otherwise in good condition. Also an official autograph sheet for Gloucestershire c1980s signed by eighteen players including Proctor, D. Graveney, Zaheer Abbas, Wright, Broome, Stovold, Surridge etc. Sold with three unofficial Gloucestershire autograph sheets 1983, 2003 etc. G. Qty 5
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 155:
Lot 155
Hampshire C.C.C. 1960. Unofficial autograph sheet on plain paper signed in ink by twelve Hampshire players. Signatures include Ingleby-Mackenzie (Captain), Marshall, Barnard, Gray, White, Horton, Livingstone, Heath, Timms, Sainsbury etc. Light fold and small adhesive marks to top edge, otherwise in good condition. Also an official autograph sheet for the 2001 Hampshire team signed by twenty six listed players including Smith, Kendall, Mascarenhas, C. Tremlett, Udal, Cook, T. Tremlett etc. Lacking the signature of Stephenson. Sold with a modern unofficial Hampshire autograph sheet including the signature of Shane Warne. G. Qty 3
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
Lot 156:
Lot 156
Somerset C.C.C. 1960. Official autograph sheet signed in ink by sixteen Somerset players. Signatures include Stephenson (Captain), Biddulph, Atkinson, Keith, Bryant, Wight, Herting, Virgin, Kitchen, Palmer, McCool etc. Horizontal and vertical folds, small adhesive marks to left edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 157:
Lot 157
Surrey C.C.C. 1979. Official autograph sheet nicely signed in ink by all fifteen listed Surrey players. Signatures include Knight (Captain), Pocock. Roope, Intikhab Alam, Jackman, Howarth, Butcher, Richards, Lynch, Clarke etc. Also an official autograph sheet for the 1990 Surrey team. Signatures include I. Greig (Captain), D. Bicknell, M. Bicknell, Brown, Butcher, Clinton, A. Hollioake, Lynch, Stewart, Thorpe etc. Sold with a modern unofficial Surrey autograph sheet. G. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 158:
Lot 158
County and Test autograph sheets. Red folder comprising twenty eight official and unofficial autograph sheets. Earlier sheets include Middlesex 1958. Signatures include Moss, Edrich, Bennett, Titmus, Warr, Gale, Russell etc. Middlesex c1959. Signatures include Warr (Captain), Moss, Bennett, Titmus, White, Murray, Russell, Bick, Tilly, Parfitt etc. Sussex 1979 including Long (Captain), Arnold, Barclay, I. Greig, Imran Khan, Gehan Mendis, Javed Miandad, Pigott, Wells, Wessels etc. Other autograph sheets include England tour to Australia 1998/99, England World Cup Squad 1992, England tour to South Africa 1999/2000, England tour to India 2001, an unofficial sheet for West Indies tour to England 2004 including the signature of Brian Lara etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £220
Lot 159:
Lot 159 Lot 159
England 'Rebel' tour of South Africa 1990/91. Official South African Cricket Union headed sheet signed by the England touring party. Fully signed with sixteen signatures including Gatting, Emburey, Athey, Barnett, Broad, Cowdrey, Dilley, Ellison, Foster, Maynard, Robinson, Wells etc. Sold with an unofficial sheet for the England 'Rebel' tour to South Africa 1982, signed by fifteen members of the England touring party including Gooch, Woolmer, Underwood, Amiss, Hendrick, Emburey, Lever, Larkins, Boycott etc, and to the verso by eight South Africans including Clive Rice, Eddie Barlow, Jimmy Cook, Mike Proctor etc. Also a silk table setting for the South Africa Centenary Banquet, 1989. Qty 3. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 160:
Lot 160
'Australian's Fixtures 1926'. Small four page card fixture list issued by W.D. & H. Wills in 1926 for the Australian tour to England. The colourful wrappers with titles to face, tour fixtures to inside pages and a listing of the Australian team and the state they play for to rear wrapper. VG. Scarce
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £55
Lot 161:
Lot 161
'Players Please'. Cricket Fixtures. Fixture booklets issued by John Player & Son for 1929, 1935, 1937, 1938 & 1939. Small booklet with colourful attractive wrappers. G. Qty 5
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £90
Lot 162:
Lot 162
'Cricket Fixtures 1933 & 1934'. Fixture booklets issued by Ogden's 'Robin' cigarettes for the two years. Attractive colour covers, with full list of fixtures for Yorkshire C.C.C. and Test matches v West Indies for the season of 1933 and the other booklet with full list of fixtures for Yorkshire C.C.C. and Test matches v Australia for the season of 1934. Minor wear to covers, good. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 163
M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1948/49. Two fixture booklets, one issued by the United Tobacco Co Ltd (S.A.), 32 pages including pen pictures, biographies, fixtures etc and the other issued by Shell Motor Oil with biographies and fixtures. Attractive colour covers, minor wear with corner loss to the covers of the U.T.C. booklet, good. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £60
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Lot 164
South African tours of England. Three fixture booklets issued for the cricket tours of 1947 (Shell Motor Oil), 1951 (Greenacre's, Durban) and 1955 (Atlantic Service Stations). Each with fixtures and players names, one with biographies. Attractive colour covers, good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 165
Australian tours of South Africa. Two fixture booklets issued for the cricket tours of 1957/58 (Atlantic Service Stations) and 1966/67 (The Cape Times). Each with fixtures and players names, one with biographies. Attractive colour covers, good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £40
Lot 166:
Lot 166
'Hampshire County Cricket Club Fixtures 1928' . Fixture booklet issued by Phillip Mead, Sports Outfitters. Sold with a fixture booklet for 'Lancashire County & Manchester Cricket Club 1957'. Good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £22
Lot 167:
Lot 167
'Bristol United Breweries' Fixture card for 1946 listing the fixtures of the Indian tourists, Gloucestershire and Somerset teams plus the laws of cricket and records. Attractive colour covers featuring W.G. Grace. Some minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £32
Lot 168:
Lot 168
Bruce N. French. Nottinghamshire & England 1976-1995. Official T.C.C.B. card invitation to French inviting him 'to be available to play, if selected for England v India at Edgbaston on the 3rd-8th July 1986' and another similar invitation inviting him 'to be available to play, if selected for England v New Zealand at Lord's on the 24th-29th July 1986' . Both signed to verso by French. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 169:
Lot 169
'Listen to the Tests on His Masters Voice true to life Radio'. Two fixture and scoring chart booklets, each of four pages, with colourful pictorial front covers for the Australian tour to England in 1938 and the England tour of Australia in 1946/47. Both scoring charts have some handwritten details. Odd faults otherwise in good condition. Qty 2. Unusual
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 170:
Lot 170
Australia tour to India 1956/57. Official menu for the 'Dinner to Australian Cricket Team and The Indian Test Team', held at the Corporation Stadium Pavilion, Madras on 20th October 1956. Menu with Madras Cricket Association emblem and colours to front cover. Menus, speakers and entertainments to centre pages, lists of the two teams to back cover. Australian wicket keeper, Len Maddocks' personal copy, his name inscribed in ink to front cover. Light horizontal fold, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
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Cricket ephemera. Large blue album comprising an eclectic selection of prints, posters, brochures, pages from publications including Boy's Own Paper, The Sketch etc. Items include three original 'Cyril Washbrook Charts Exclusive to the Empire News', 'Batting Guide', 'Bowling Guide' and Fielding Guide' c1950s. Each measures 11"x19". Folds, wear and some tears, otherwise in good condition. A colour print from an original by the artist Fielding Babb of Barbados, the print laid to mount with printed title to top margin, 'St. John the Baptist Ground, Holders Hill, Barbados' and dated 1994. Produced for a charity match, signed to the top border by Garry Sobers and to other margins by thirteen players. Set of 'Clashes for the Ashes' official medal collection produced for the 1990/91 Ashes series in original album etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
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Cricket films 1950s. One 16mm film featuring Len Hutton demonstrating the forward defensive batting stroke produced by the 'Realist Film Unit' 1950. Sold with a copy of the accompanying booklet 'Len Hutton Demonstrates Batting Strokes'. Also a 16mm film of 'Batting Strokes, Edrich and Evans' in metal canister, Len Hutton 'Batting Strokes, Forward defense to straight ball' and one other unknown film. Qty 4. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £85
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Cricket films 1950s/1960s. One 16mm colour film with sound labelled 'At Home to the World, Replacement Copy No. 1' of the Rothmans World XI Series held in England 1965. Ex Scarborough C.C. Also eight 8mm Kodak film boxes, apparently owned by Herbert Sutcliffe, one labelled 'E.J. Craig Lord's 1960', the remainder lacking films. Sold with a 35mm film in metal canister, label inside reads 'Leicester & Portsmouth', and an unknown 8mm film in plastic case. Qty 11. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Lot 174:
Lot 174
Inaugural Australian tour to England 1878. Official printed invitation with handwritten additions, on Eldon Chambers, Bank Place, Melbourne letterhead. The invitation issued by H. Hale Budd, Hon. Sec. Reception Committee of the Victorian Cricket Association to 'The Worshipful, The Mayor of Melbourne'. 'Reception to the Australian Eleven shall take the form of a Banquet, to be given in the Town Hall, Melbourne, on their arrival. I am instructed by the Sub-committee, formed for the purpose of carrying out the Reception, to solicit your patronage & that of the Corporation'. Dated 8th November 1878. Handwritten annotation in ink to top left corner, 'Miscellaneous Council 12/11/78'. The invitation is window mounted below a mono printed photograph of the Australian team. Title panel below appears to incorrectly attribute the banquet as being for the following M.C.C. tour to Australia in 1878/79. Framed and glazed, overall 12.5"x21". Previously sold by Phillips as lot 113 in sale no. 30649. Light folds to the invitation, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £270
The Australians left Liverpool on 18th September 1878, arriving in New York on 29th September where they played six matched. They arrived in Sydney on 25th November 1878
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M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1906. Excellent original menu for the 'Dinner to the M.C.C. Cricket Team, Humwood Hotel [Port Elizabeth], 21st April 1906'. The folding card menu with decorative cover featuring illustrations of a cricketer and a match in progress. To inside pages are the Toast List and menu, to back cover a listing of the music to be played. An early menu from the inaugural M.C.C. tour of South Africa. Some creasing and wear, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
In this first tour captained by Pelham Warner, South Africa won four of the five Tests played, England's only success was the fourth Test at Cape Town
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Lot 176
'Kent County v Hawick & Wilton' 1925. Original poster advertising a 'Grand Cricket Match', Buccleuch Park, 12th September 1925. 22"x34.5". Horizontal and vertical folds, tears and wear to folds, some loss to top right corner
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Having played at Berwick on 10th & 11th September, Kent appear to have been on tour to the North and Scotland, however no record of this game can be found
Lot 177:
Lot 177
William Howard Vernon 'Hopper' Levett. Kent & England 1930-1947. M.C.C. tour of India & Ceylon 1933/34. Official menu for the ' Calcutta Cricket Club Dinner to the Marylebone Cricket Club Touring Team in India on Wednesday, January 3rd 1934'. The cover of the menu with titles to centre and decorated with the raised colour images of a lion and tiger and ribbons ties in M.C.C. and Calcutta Cricket Club colours. To inside pages details of the Calcutta officials, names of the M.C.C. team, menu and toasts and music. Printed by Thacker & Spink of Calcutta. Signed to the front cover by fourteen members of the M.C.C. party, D.R. Jardine (Cpt), Nichols, Valentine, Townsend, Bakewell, Human, Verity, Levett, Elliott, Clark, Langridge, Gregory, Mitchell and Marriott. A rare menu and rare in this signed form
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £295
Lot 178:
Lot 178
Leslie Ames. Kent & England 1926-1951. 'Bodyline'. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the M.C.C. 'Bodyline' tour of Australia 1932/33. Excellent decorative cover in M.C.C. colours, M.C.C. emblem of St. George & Dragon, caricatures, by Arthur Mailey, of the M.C.C. team stood on a outline map of Australia and printed detail 'Christmas Greetings 1932 from The M.C.C. in Australia' . Paper insert to inside with 'With Sincere Wishes for a bright and Merry Christmas and a Happy and Properous New Year' . Signed in ink from 'Les' to 'H. Levett'. Some minor age toning to covers otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £180
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Australia tour of England 1934. Small rare 'Orient Line' menu for the S.S. Orford which brought both the Australian cricket and Davis Cup tennis teams to in England 1934. The four page folding card menu is very nicely signed in black ink by fifteen members of the Australian cricket touring party plus the Manager, H. Bushby and the Treasurer, W.C. Bull. Signatures include Woodfull, Ponsford, Bradman, McCabe, Brown, Darling, Kippax, Chipperfield, Grimmett, Oldfield, Barnett etc. Plus cricket reporters, Arthur Mailey and Ray Robinson. Also signed by the four members of the Davis Cup team including Quist, Crawford, Turnbull and McGrath and others. A total of thirty signatures, Oldfield having signed it twice, one signature in pencil. An excellent and rare item of Australian memorabilia. Good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £310
Lot 180:
Lot 180
Australia Cricket Team in England 1956. Official Australian Board of Control programme and itinerary for the tour to England. Decorative cover in green and gold with Australian emblem. To inside pages are the programme of matches to be played on the tour and the back cover is an autograph card with names of the touring Australians listed. This is nicely signed by all members of the touring party in ink. Seventeen signatures including Johnson, Miller, Benaud, Davidson, Harvey, Lindwall, McDonald, Craig, Maddocks, Rutherford etc. This was Len Maddocks copy. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £180
Lot 180a:
Lot 180a
Amended description: 'Surrey County Cricket Club. Annual Dinner 1937' [and 1938]. Official menus for the Annual Dinner's held at The Oval on the 6th May 1937 and 5th May 1938. Original decorative covers. The 1937 menu signed to front cover by A.P.F. Chapman (Kent & England) and the 1938 menu signed to front cover by E.W.J. Brooks and Laurie Fishlock of Surrey. Minor adhesive marks to backs of both menus. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
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New Zealand tour of England 1949. Official menu for the 'Worcestershire County Cricket Club Dinner to welcome the New Zealand Team', the Dinner held at the Guildhall on the 7th May 1949. The menu with titles to centre with colours to corners of the two teams. Signed, in ink and pencil, to inside page by ten members of the New Zealand team including Wallace, Sutcliffe, Reid, Burke, Scott, Donnelly, Burtt etc. Plus the additional signature of William Harold Shakespeare who played for Worcestershire 1919-1931. This was Reg Perks copy and is signed by Perks to front cover corner. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
Lot 182:
Lot 182
Worcestershire C.C.C. 'John Player League Winners' 1971. Official 'Souvenir of the Reception for the Worcestershire County Cricket Club by the Right Worshipful The Mayor Of Worcester and The Corporation on Tuesday 12th October 1971' held at The Guildhall, Worcester. The four page souvenir with titles and emblems to front cover and signed to inside 'Autographs' page by fourteen players and guest?. Signatures include Headley, Flavell, Yardley, Gifford, Holder, D'Olivera, Ormrod, Griffiths etc. Some staining otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
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'Worcestershire C.C.C. 1964 County Championship Anniversary Lunch at The County Ground, Worcester. Saturday 18th August 1984'. Official menu signed to the rear cover by sixteen players. Signatures include Flavell, Graveney, Lister, D'Olivera, Kenyon, Richardson, Horton, Slade, Jenkins, Coldwelletc. Odd faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 184:
Lot 184
'The Northern Cricket Society Dinner 1963'. Official Dinner menu held at The Queens Hotel, Leeds on the 23rd October 1963. Signed to inside menu pages by the Chairman, Sir William Worsley and the four guest speakers, C.L.R. James, R.E.S. Wyatt, Ernest Bradbury and Donald Hughes. Odd minor faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 185:
Lot 185
'The Northern Cricket Society High Tea to pay tribute to Yorkshire 1933-1939'. Official menu for the High Tea held at The Queens Hotel, Leeds on the 5th January 1967. Signed to rear 'Autographs' page by thirteen former players including Sutcliffe, Snook (Chairman), Sir William Worsley, Harbord, Jacques, Mitchell, Hutton, Sellers, Yardley, Bowes, Halliday, Wood etc . Odd minor faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
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India tour of England 1967. Northern Cricket Society Dinner menu to 'The Indian Cricketers' held at The Guildford Hotel, Leeds on the 7th June 1967. Signed to front cover and inside pages by all sixteen members of the Indian touring party. Signatures include Nawab of Pataudi, Engineer, Bedi, Wadekar, Borde, Prasanna, Venkat, Chandra etc. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £110
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Lot 187
South African tour of England 1960. Official menu for the 'B.B.C. Cricket Club Annual Dinner' held at the Empress Club on the 26th April 1960. Signed to rear cover by eleven members of the South African team and others. Thirteen signatures in total including Nourse, Pithey, Goddard, Fellows-Smith, McGlew, Tayfield, McLean, Godfrey Evans etc. Some staining and odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
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Surrey C.C.C. 'County Champions' 1954. Official menu for the Championship Dinner held at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane on 8th December 1954. Menu with mono photograph of the team to inside. Signed to inside pages in ink by Stuart Surridge and Douglas Jardine, and in pencil by Percy Fender and former captain, M.R. Barton. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
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Frank Edward Woolley. Kent & England 1906-1938. Large rare official menu for the dinner held 'in honour of Frank Woolley at the Wentworth Hotel, Sydney', by the Sydney Morning Herald and The Kent Sportsmen's Tour, 12th February 1971. The menu with cartoons to the front and inside front cover by Tony Rafty. Signed to rear page by fourteen attendees. Signatures include Frank Woolley, Neil Harvey, Bill O'Reilly, Colin Cowdrey, Jack Fingleton, Derek Underwood, Harold Larwood, Denis Compton, Brian Johnston etc. Sold with an accompanying typed guest list. Minor creasing to menu extremities, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Lot 190:
Lot 190
Australia tour to England 1926. Unusual menu in the form of a cricket bat in balsa wood for the 'Complimentary Dinner to the Australians', held at the Hotel Metropole, Folkestone, 1st September 1926. Printed title 'Folkestone Cricket Festival 1926' to front, menu printed to verso. Signed in ink to the face of the 'bat' by seven Australian players. Signatures are Bardsley, Collins, Gregory, Mailey, Oldfield, Taylor and McCartney. Accompanying the menu is a small press cutting relating to the cost of champagne consumed at the dinner, the bill totalling £50. 17s. 6d. 'Councillor Stainer remarked that he could not understand it, as he believed that most of the Australians were tee-totallers. "œWho then drank the champagne?" asked Councillor Forsythe, but his question remained unanswered'. Loss to handle which is becoming detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
Lot 191:
Lot 191
Don Bradman. Official Anglo-American Sporting Club Dinner menu with Guest of Honour 'Sir Don Bradman in recognition of his unique and unforgettable contribution to world cricket'. Held at The London Hilton on 13th May 1974. The menu with pictorial cover showing a colour caricature of Bradman batting by artist Roy Ullyett. To inside pages, menu, toasts and programme of boxing for the evening. Signed to front cover by Bradman. Some creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 192:
Lot 192
Tom Richardson, Surrey & England. Liebig decorative menu card with excellent image of Richardson in bowling pose to right hand border of card. Produced in 1897. With biographical details of Richardson and Liebig advert to reverse. Very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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Charles Marriott. Oxford University 1870-1871. Early two page handwritten letter, dated 14th March 1889. Marriott is replying to a request for his autograph. 'Since 1887 I have not been Captain of the Leicestershire Eleven, but up to that time I was'. Nicely signed by Marriott. Tape repair slightly affecting the signature, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £60
Charles Marriott was captain of Leicestershire from 1879 to 1884, prior to the County achieving first class status in 1894. He served as President 1890-1893 and again 1903-1904
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Philip Hilton. Kent C.C.C. 1865-1873. Handwritten four page letter from Hilton to Bob Thoms (Umpire) dated the 23rd December [1876]. The amusing handwritten four page letter talks of the 'Success of the Incogniti', matches with Incogniti in the Midlands, Brighton, Cobham, Gravesend etc. He talks of the players using their nicknames ie 'Phil-istine' (Hilton), 'Wild Beast', 'Tiger' etc. He looks forward to the New Year, 'However we must hope that 1877 may be more m....? in many ways to us all, especially the tiger who has had a hard time of it lately... it is to be hoped that Thoms may still often be umpiring when the Phil-istine, Wild Beast are together and may some lucky chance allow of our turning up in the Midland Ingog tour of 1877.... A Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to Thoms, Family is the earnest wish of... (signed) P. Hilton and the Tiger. A postscript added to the top of the first page reads 'Very glad to hear Middlesex County is to play at Lord's this year. Better than with the Ladies Princes'. Folds, some wear and tears to edges of folds otherwise in good condition. A rare letter from an early Kent player. Previously sold in the Christie's auction of October 1987
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £110
Hilton played 26 matches for Kent between 1865-1873. He was Treasurer of Kent C.C.C. from 1867 to 1871 and his final first class match was for the M.C.C. against Nottinghamshire in July 1874. He also played many matches for the Gentlemen of Kent, Incogniti, North Kent etc including games against the United South of England XI. Middlesex County Cricket Club used the Princes Ground, Chelsea between 1872 and 1876 and moved to Lord's in 1877
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Lot 195
Scarborough Festivals 1925-1932. Original 'G.G. Bussey. Cricket Scoring Book' comprising complete, detailed and neatly presented scores for matches played at Scarborough for the period and one Test match v Australia at Headingley 1926. Owner's name handwritten in ink to inside front cover, 'R. Stockton Hawson, Pickering, Yorkshire 1925'. The scorebook, with detailed handwritten scores, match statuses and additional notes to margins annotated in pencil, has been signed in ink by ten players who achieved significant performances in matches. Signatures are Jack Hobbs record score of 266 for Gentlemen v Players, Scarborough 1925. Herbert Sutcliffe 171 for Yorkshire v M.C.C., Scarborough 1925 and 107 for Yorkshire v M.C.C., Scarborough 1926. Nigel Haig 43no and H.D.G. Leveson-Gower 37 for M.C.C. v Yorkshire, Scarborough 1926. J.W.H.T. Douglas 101no for M.C.C. v Yorkshire, Scarborough 1927. Jack Hobbs 119, Percy Holmes 127 and Ernest Tyldesley 116 for Players v Gentlemen, Scarborough 1927. Jack Mills 152 and Roger Blunt 131 for New Zealanders v H.D.G. Leveson-Gower's XI, Scarborough 1927. Some wear and ageing to covers and internal pages, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
It is assumed that the owner of the scorebook was a spectator at the featured matches, this being a unique record of the matches played
Lot 196:
Lot 196
South Australia tour to Victoria 1887. Early official eight page report handwritten in ink by the manager of the South Australia team, to the South Australia Cricketing Association, dated 22nd February 1887. The report describes leaving 'overland for Melbourne on Tuesday, February 8th for the purpose of playing the 10th Intercolonial match with Victoria.' The match played on 11th, 12th & 14th February was won by Victoria by 144 runs. It continues with a description of a two day match at Ballarat, 'The result of the match is of course unsatisfactory & is difficult to account for. Some allowance must be made for a party of young fellows who go away from home on what many of them consider a holiday excursion'. He blames the illness of three or four players, 'luck being all against us... umpires decisions not in accord with our ideas of justice'. The manager requests individual sleeping berths on future tours, and describes dissatisfaction at the hotel accommodation. The report concludes with comments regarding the forthcoming England tour, changes to laws, and expenses incurred including a statement of expenditure signed by the manager. An excellent record of early Australian State cricket. Odd faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £420
Lot 197:
Lot 197
Australia tour 1899. Paper piece nicely signed in ink by three members of the Australian touring party to England in 1899. The rare signatures are of Victor Trumper, Jack Kelly and Ernest Jones. There are two unidentified signatures also signed to the page. The paper piece laid down to a larger album page. Good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Withdrawn
Hammer price: withdrawn
The Australians of 1899 lost only three matches on the tour (Essex, Kent and Surrey), drawing four Tests and winning the 2nd Test at Lords by 10 wickets to win the Ashes. Darling, Gregory, Kelly, Iredale and Trumper all had good tours with Darling topping the average with almost 2000 runs at 41.29, Trumper scored three centuries on the tour including 300 not out against Sussex at Hove, Trumble, Howell and Jones took over 390 wickets between them. The year 1899 was the first time in England that five Test matches were played and the English team were chosen by a selection committee for the first time in this year
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Lot 198
Arthur Owen Jones. Nottinghamshire & England 1892-1914. Excellent ink signature of Jones on good sized paper piece. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
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Lot 199
Walter Reginald Hammond. Gloucestershire & England 1920-1951. Excellent ink signature of Hammond on an album page, with handwritten detail 'England Captain 1938-39, Gloucestershire Captain 1939' below. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
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Nottinghamshire C.C.C. and Sussex C.C.C. c1926. Album page nicely signed in ink by eleven Nottinghamshire players and to verso in ink and pencil by thirteen Sussex players. Nottinghamshire signatures include Carr (Captain), Lilley, Richmond, Larwood, Shipston, Whysall, Gunn etc. Sussex signatures in ink include Gilligan (Captain), Tate, Bowley, Cornford, Langdridge, Parks, Wensley, Cook etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
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Northamptonshire C.C.C. c1928 and Rest of England 1953. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Northamptonshire players and to verso by twelve Rest of England players. Northamptonshire signatures include Jupp (Captain), Brown, Thomas, Walden, Timms, Hawtin, Bellamy etc. Rest of England signatures include Gimblett, Tribe, Wright, Subba Row, Lock, Kenyon, Moss etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Hampshire C.C.C. and Lancashire C.C.C. c1928. Album page nicely signed in ink by eleven Hampshire players and to verso by thirteen Lancashire players. Hampshire signatures include Tennyson (Captain), Adams, Sprinks, Kennedy, Newman, Herman, Harfield etc. Lancashire signatures include Green (Captain), Hallows, Sibbles, Hopwood, Farrimond, Iddon, Duckworth, E. Tyldesley, R. Tyldesley etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
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Gloucestershire C.C.C. and Yorkshire C.C.C. c1928. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Gloucestershire players and to verso by eleven Yorkshire players. Gloucestershire signatures include Rowlands (Captain), Neale, Barnett, Dipper, Hammond, Sinfield, Mills, Craddy etc. Yorkshire signatures include Worsley (Captain), Leyland, Holmes, Sutcliffe, Rhodes, Oldroyd, Wood, Robinson etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
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Lancashire C.C.C. and Glamorgan C.C.C. c1928. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Lancashire players and to verso by fourteen Glamorgan players. Lancashire signatures include Green (Captain), Hallows, Duckworth, Makepeace, E. Tyldesley, R. Tyldesley, McDonald, Hodgson etc. Glamorgan signatures include Bates, Hills, Sullivan, Bell, Dyson, Bowen, Dyson, E. Davies etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 205
Wales 1928. Album page nicely signed in ink by the eleven players who played for Wales v Lancashire, Stanley Park, Blackpool, 25th-28th August 1928. Signatures are Riches, Turnbull, Morgan, Rowland, Jagger, Davies, Bates, Barnes, Hills, Mercer and Ryan. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
Lancashire won the match by 80 runs
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Lot 206
Worcestershire C.C.C. c1929. Album page signed in pencil by twelve Worcestershire player. Signatures include Coventry (Captain), Gilbert, Styler, Wright, Gibbons, Nichol, Jackson, Parker, Price etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Surrey C.C.C. and Essex C.C.C. 1928. Album page nicely in ink by thirteen Surrey players, and to verso by ten Essex players (two in pencil). Surrey signatures include Fender (Captain), Hobbs, Garland-Wells, Ducat, Barling, Fenley, Peach, Sandham, Gover etc. Essex signatures include Douglas (Captain), Crawley, Franklin, Gilligan, Wykes, Russell, Hipkin, Nichols etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 208
Derbyshire C.C.C. c1928. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Derbyshire players. Signatures include Jackson (Captain), Richardson, Slater, Bowden, Townsend, Hutchinson, Elliott, Storer etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 209
Leicestershire C.C.C. c1928. Album page nicely signed in ink by eleven Leicestershire players. Signatures include Dawson (Captain), Astill, Skelding, Geary, Shipman, Sidwell, Snary, Bradshaw etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 210:
Lot 210
South Africa tour to England 1929. Album page signed in ink by thirteen members of the South Africa touring party. Signatures include Morkel, Taylor, Cameron, Mitchell, Bell, van der Merwe, Siedle, McMillan, Vincent etc. Also signed by the Manager, H.O. Frielinghaus. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 211:
Lot 211
South Africa tour to England 1924. Large album page nicely signed in ink by eleven members of the South Africa touring party. Signatures are Taylor (Captain), Commaille, Pegler, Hearne, Hands, Nupen, Deane, Blanckenberg, Meintjes, Catterall and Susskind. Some smudging to the signature of Blanckenberg, other small ink blots not affecting signatures, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £42
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Somerset C.C.C. 1928. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Somerset players. Signatures include White (Captain), Greswell, Earle, Case, Ingle, Hunt, Young, Luckes, Lee, Leach etc. To verso, ten signatures in ink for The South v Australians, Hastings, 2nd-4th September 1953. Signatures include Brookes, Robertson, Richardson, Wright, D. Compton, Moss, Spooner, Emmett etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
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West Indies tour to England 1928. Album page signed by eleven members of the West Indies touring party, eight in ink, three in pencil. Signatures include Wight, Browne, Scott, Bartlett, Constantine, St Hill, Francis, Martin etc. To verso signed by twelve members of the 1953 Australia touring party to England. Signatures include Hassett, Davidson, de Courcey, Johnston, Langley, Harvey, Craig etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
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Lot 214
Cricket signatures c1940s/1950s. Small blue photograph album containing a collection of album pages signed in ink and pencil, signatures on pieces etc. Teams featured include Kent, British Empire team late 1940s, Yorkshire, South of England 1953, Hampshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire. Notable players include Hutton, Watson, Lowson (Yorkshire), Ridgeway, Cowdrey, Knight (Kent), Richardson, Gimlett, Perks, Laker (South of England), A. Bedser, E. Bedser (Surrey), L. Compton, Edrich, Moss (Middlesex), Brown, Nutter, Tribe, Starkie (Northamptonshire) etc. Individual signatures include Arthur Gilligan, Frank Woolley etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
Lot 215:
Lot 215
Australia tour to England 1934. Two album pages nicely signed in ink by eleven members of the Australia touring party. Signatures are Wall, Brown, Ebeling, Kippax, Chipperfield, Barnett, Oldfield, McCabe, Bradman, O'Reilly, and the manager Bushby. Odd faults not affecting the signatures, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
Lot 216:
Lot 216
South Africa tour to England 1951. Original autograph sheet with printed title and players' names. Nicely signed in ink by all fifteen listed members of the touring party. Signatures include Nourse (Captain), E.A.B. Rowan, Mann, A.M.B. Rowan, Melle, McCarthy, Cheetham, Van Ryneveld, Endean, McGlew, Waite etc. Framed and glazed, overall 8"x13". To back of frame is a label annotated in ink 'Original setting in type, original signatures - before photographing for 50,000 copies of 'Playfair Annual'. Some foxing and light fold to sheet, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 217:
Lot 217
West Indies 1979. Official autograph sheet for the West Indies Prudential Cup team (World Cup) nicely signed in ink by all fifteen members of the West Indies touring party. Signatures include Lloyd (Captain), Murray, Bacchus, Croft, Garner, Gomes, Greenidge, Haynes, Holding, Kallicharran, Marshall, Richard, Roberts etc. Light horizontal fold, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £100
West Indies beat England in the Final at Lord's by 92 runs
Lot 218:
Lot 218
Pakistan tour to Ceylon, Australia and New Zealand 1972/73. Rare official autograph sheet fully signed by all nineteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Players' signatures include Intikhab Alam (Captain), Asif Iqbal, Mushtaq Mohammad, Majid Khan, Wasim Bari, Sarfraz Nawaz, Zahir Abbas etc. Folds and wear, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £110
Lot 219:
Lot 219
Pakistan tour to England 1982. Official autograph sheet fully signed by all eighteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Players' signatures include Imran Khan (Captain), Zaheer Abbas, Majid Khan, Wasim Bari, Javed Miandad, Sarfraz Nawaz, Wasim Raja, Mudassar Nazar, Salim Malik etc. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 220:
Lot 220
India tour to England 1952. Rare official autograph sheet fully signed by all eighteen members of the India touring party. Players' signatures include V.S. Hazare (Captain), D.K. Gaekwad, H.G. Gaekwad, V.J. Manjrekar, G.S. Ramchand, P. Roy, C.T. Sarwate, P.R. Umrigar etc. The sheet with horizontal and vertical folds, some foxing, has been laid to card. Otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 221:
Lot 221
India 1969/70. Rare official autograph sheet signed in ink by fifteen India players for the Australian tour of India 1969/70. Signatures include Nawab of Pataudi (Captain), Engineer, Bedi, Venkataraghavan, Mankad, Viswanath, Solkar, Roy, Prasanna etc. Light folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
Lot 222:
Lot 222
India to tour to Australia 1985/6. Rare official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all seventeen members of the India touring party. Players' signatures include Kapil Dev (Captain), Shastri, Azharuddin, Binney, More, Kirmani, Vengsarkar, Gavaskar, Sharma etc. Minor wear to top edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 223:
Lot 223
West Indies tour to England 1957. Autograph sheet on Lancashire C.C.C. headed paper, signed in ink by sixteen members of the West Indies touring party. Signatures include Weekes, Worrell, Walcott, Pairaudeau, Valentine, Hall, Sobers, Ramadhin, Alexander etc. Light folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £75

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