Autographed Cricket Ephemera

Lot 44:
Lot 44 Lot 44
West Indies tour to England 1923. Unusual original 20,000 Mark 'Reichsbanknote' overprinted with details of the West Indies v Norfolk County Cricket Club match, played at Norwich, 22nd-24th August 1923. Presumably produced as a fundraising and membership recruitment exercise the overprinted details state 'New subscribers will also receive free one of these genuine 20000 Mark Reichbanknotes as a souvenir (worth £1000 in 1914.)'. Horizontal fold and minor ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
West Indies won the match by 231 runs. For West Indies Challenor scored 101 in their second innings and George John took eleven wickets in the match
Lot 45:
Lot 45
'Historic Bats. Biographical catalogue of the unique collection formed by Charles Pratt Green'. J.N. Pentelow. London 1931. Original paper wrappers. Some fading to wrappers, minor loss to head of spine otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 46:
Lot 46
Dr. W.G. Grace. 'Down Went The Wicket!'. Humourous Cricket Song. Written by Rowland Colborn and composed by A.G. Colborn. c1890/1900. Original six page sheet music score with cover featuring W.G. Grace, full length, at the wicket wearing M.C.C. cap. The image, 'A Maker of Centuries: "W.G." at the Wicket', taken from an original photograph by Hawkins of Brighton. Music score to inner pages, with further specimen song 'The Wolves! or The Race for Life' to back page. The music score worn and pages becoming brittle, browning and staining, small loss to edges with repairs otherwise in generally good condition. A rarely seen score featuring Grace
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £75
Lot 47:
Lot 47
John Arlott. England v Australia. Prudential Trophy 1972. Four page original typed manuscript written by Arlott for The Guardian newspaper. The report covers the second one day international, England v Australia, Lord's, 26th August 1972 which Australia won by five wickets to level the three match series. Arlott describes Australia as 'Playing with far greater determination and technical application that when they lost the first match of the series... England apart from Close batted indecisively; for Australia the bowling of Mallett and Lillee and the steady, well judged innings of Stackpole, the two Chappells and Sheahan were decisive... Lillee, this time, bowled from his full run and in his second over he beat Boycott with a purely straight ball of such high pace that it howled through an embryo stroke and whipped out the middle stump... Close played such an innings as is rare in over-limit cricket which simultaneously secured the innings and gave it powerful impetus'. Arlott describes the run out of Close and how 'It can be argued the match was decided in that moment'. England's innings closed at 236 for nine. 'Some wayward bowling by Snow and Arnold gave the Australian innings an easy start... Stackpole thumped off the back foot and Ian Chappell struck with compact power... The younger [Greg] Chappell, who learnt much about the over-limit game while he was at Somerset, now paced the innings with sound understanding, playing his strokes with fastidious ease... Watson - with a runner - and Marsh brought the matter to a comfortable end...'. Handwritten alterations and deletions in Arlott's hand. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £100
England went on to win the deciding match at Edgbaston by two wickets to win the three match series 2-1
Lot 48:
Lot 48
John Arlott. England v New Zealand 1973. Four original typed manuscripts written by Arlott for articles for The Guardian newspaper. The reports covers the second Test, England v New Zealand, Lord's, 21st-26th June 1973, with one article for play on days one (five page report), two, four and five (each four pages). On day one Arlott describes England, having been put in by New Zealand captain, Congdon, playing 'some injudicious strokes but five missed chances - all four main scorers were dropped early in their innings - let them escape to a score which their bowlers might yet make respectable'. The weather is described as 'a steamy atmosphere'. Boycott is described 'hooking Taylor for six, a stroke peremptory as the crack of a ring master's whip'. Later in the day with wickets falling regularly 'the English innings became a salvage operation carried out by Greig with the inordinately long tail as his junior partners'. England finished the first day on 240/9. At the end of the second day's play 'New Zealand are now 53 runs behind England with seven wickets left... [with] New Zealand favourites to win'. The pitch is described as 'firm but true... while encouraging stroke making... Snow bowled with pace, immaculate control... Arnold at the other end swung the ball within so precise a line...'. Congdon finished on 100no. Reporting after the close of play on day four, with New Zealand declaring their innings at 559/9 and England ending 224/2, Arlott comments 'New Zealand pressed towards the decision between a draw and their first win over England', England's chance of a win having already been written off by bookmakers. Arlott comments on how New Zealand 'strove to score quickly in the morning and urged on by some richly bibulous and exaggeratedly Antipodean exhortations from the tavern, bowled with all their hearts and fielded like dervishes'. In the fifth day's report Arlott notes the 'For the second time in successive Tests New Zealand had clear sight of their first win over against England; once more at Lord's yesterday, they could not grasp it... From hour to hour the balance of probability changed. In an atmosphere of dramatic suspense, New Zealand strove to win, England to save the game... Only in the last hour could England feel themselves truly safe'. Handwritten alterations and deletions in Arlott's hand. G/VG
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £140
With the first two matches in the three Test series both drawn, New Zealand had the opportunity to win a series in England for the first time
Lot 49:
Lot 49
John Arlott. England v West Indies 1973. Four original typed manuscripts written by Arlott for articles for The Guardian newspaper. The reports covers the second Test, England v West Indies, Edgbaston, 9th-14th August 1973, with one article each for play on days one (four page article), two (five pages), four (four pages) and five (three pages). With the West Indies having won the toss and electing to bat, Arlott described the first day's play with 'England, with characteristic tenacity, confined West Indies to 190 runs for five wickets in a full six hours' play on a fair wicket... Only one West Indian played a significant innings: Fredericks... [who] batted all day for 98'. Having dropped a catch off Headley, Arlott states 'For Essex Fletcher constantly holds all but improbable catches; in Tests he seems a compulsive dropper'. Illingworth bowled for three and a half hours, 'At one point Illingworth had bowled eighteen overs, thirteen of them maidens, for six runs'. Day two is summarised by Arlott as being of 'little pleasure for players or spectators... the standard of play fell from splendour to grim restriction... the possibility of the game being revived to a pleasurable entertainment is now depressingly distant'. West Indies has closed their innings 327 all out (Fredericks 150) and England closed on 96/0. Arlott also reports on a dispute before play started when 'one of the umpires, Arthur Fagg, declared he would withdraw from the match unless Kanhai apologised for his reaction to a decision of the previous day. The Warwickshire coach, Alan Oakman, 'stood' for the first over when Fagg came on, saying that all had been resolved'. At the close of play on day four Arlott reports that 'The harmony of reasonable competition [had] returned... West Indies finished the day 227 in front with five second innings left... a draw is still the likeliest outcome.' The report on the final day's play confirmed the predicted draw, 'which neither side deserved to win'. Sold with a five page report on Kent beating Worcestershire to win the Benson and Hedges Cup at Lord's, 21st July 1973. Handwritten alterations and deletions in Arlott's hand. G/VG
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £125
West Indies won the three match Test series 2-0 with the Edgbaston Test drawn
Lot 50:
Lot 50
John Arlott. Middlesex v Gloucestershire, 2nd-4th May 1973. Original three page typed manuscript written by Arlott for an article for The Guardian newspaper. Writing at the close of play on the opening match of the 1973 County Championship season, Arlott describes how 'The perennial uncertainty of Maytime form produced an interestingly uneven pattern of play at Lord's yesterday. Gloucestershire, in a couple of bursts of enterprise, hauled themselves from the brink of collapse to an upright position'. Sold with a official match scorecard for the match annotated in hand by Arlott. VG
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: unsold
The rain affected match ended in a draw with no play possible on the second day
Lot 51:
Lot 51
'A Cricketer's Song written by Daniel H.C. Nelson, and sung at one of the meetings of the East Surrey Cricket Club, in the season of 1831'. Rare original manuscript, handwritten in ink in neat copperplate of the song subsequently published by J. Chappell of London. The poem refers to fifteen club members, beginning with the veteran Rich, ending with the umpire Dick and the author, Nelson. The sixth verse is dedicated to Wanostrocht ('Felix'), 'a model for all, and the Pink of our Club'. Owner's signature in ink to the front page of Geo Rich who, as 'the Veteran Rich', is the subject of the second and third verses. The manuscript has also been annotated in pencil, presumably by the owner, Rich, with the letters A-E, which refer to notes published in the printed version relating to four of the featured players and the church near the Club ground. The booklet is contained in a modern blue cloth slip case. A copy of the printed version was sold by Knights in 2016 for £2,400. Horizontal and vertical folds, wear to spine and some ageing, otherwise in good condition for its age
Estimate: £1800/2500
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 52:
Lot 52 Lot 52
West Kent v Australia 1934. Official printed sheet for the 'order of play' for the golf match played at West Kent Golf Club on the 29th April 1934. Title to top of sheet and players names below in 'order of play' number. All twenty of the touring party took part including the manager Bushby etc. Signed to the back of the sheet by thirteen participants, mainly in pencil, including Arthur Mailey with small self portrait caricature drawn by him, Don Bradman, Fairfax, Ponsford, Ebeling, Brown, O'Reilly, Grimmett, McCabe, Barnet, Kippax etc. The sheet with worn fold marks, small hole to centre, nicks to edge of folds, some minor soiling otherwise in good condition. An unusual autographed piece of ephemera from the 1934 tour
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £85
This golf match was played just prior to the opening tour match against Worcestershire. 'On Sunday 29th April 1934 the Australian cricketers paid a visit to the course to play a team from the West Kent club. The winners for the Australians were L Darling and A Mailey, who respectively, beat E Borradaile by 8&7 and L W Fyson by 3&1. The best golfers of the Australian cricketers were S McCabe who halved with Francis McGloin jun., and Don Bradman. The latter was partnered by C L Leman, a club member, in a foursome and they won by a hole against C Grimmett and B S Farnfield, a West Kent member'.
Lot 53:
Lot 53 Lot 53
Australia 1934. Official 'Australian XI English Tour 1934' Orient Line R.M.S. Orford' brochure. The brochure is fully and nicely signed in black ink by all eighteen members of the touring party including the management. Signatures include Woodfull, Bradman, Chipperfield, Fleetwood-Smith, Grimmett, McCabe, Ponsford, O'Reilly, Barnett, Darling, Oldfield, Kippax etc. Minor soiling and age toning to pictorial wrappers and rusting to staple area. Signatures good
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £300
Lot 54:
Lot 54
'Luncheon Hosted by The Honourable Bob Carr M.P. Premier of New South Wales & Mrs Helena Carr in honour of the Success of the Australian Cricket Team West Indies Tour 1995. Official menu for the Luncheon held on the 29th June 1995 at Parliament House to the Australian touring party on their return from the West Indies 1995. Signed to the front cover by fifteen members of the party. Signatures include Bobby Simpson, Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh, Mark Taylor, Ian Healey, Greg Blewett, Tim May, Michael Slater, Mark Waugh, Paul Reiffel, Glen McGrath, David Boon etc in various coloured pens. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
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John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England 1905-1934. Official menu for 'The Cricket Match of the Season' luncheon held for the charity match J.B. Hobb's XI v Wimbledon & District XVIII, 17th September 1927. The four page menu nicely signed in ink to the front cover by thirteen players. Notable signatures include Jack Hobbs, Percy Fender, Andrew Sandham, Herbert Strudwick, Albert Geary, Hugh Dales, Thomas Shepherd, Andrew Ducat, Maurice Tate etc. No record of the match can be found. Small tear to fold, minor ageing, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £100
Lot 56:
Lot 56 Lot 56
Lancashire C.C.C. 1990. Record score 863. Official menu for the end of season 'Sportsman's Dinner' held at Old Trafford, 21st September 1990, the season in which Lancashire made their record score of 863, against Surrey. The menu signed by all eleven members of the Lancashire team including Neil Fairbrother who made his record score of 366. Other signatures include Mendis, Fowler, Atherton, Watkinson, Hegg, DeFreitas, Patterson etc. Sold with a signed mono press photograph of Fairbrother etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 57:
Lot 57 Lot 57
Yorkshire C.C.C. Rare and unusual official menu for the dinner held at the Royal Victoria Ground, Sheffield, 24th November 1938. The dinner was held to celebrate the birthdays of Herbert Sutcliffe and Harry Genders, father of Roy Genders (Derbyshire, Worcestershire & Somerset 1946-1949). The menu with decorative front cover and red ribbon tie is in the style of a scoreboard showing Herbert Sutcliffe 'not out 44' and Harry Genders 'not out 56', 'Total for 0 wickets 100'. Signed to the inside front cover in pencil by nine attendees including Sutcliffe. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 58:
Lot 58 Lot 58
Len Hutton. One page handwritten letter, dated 7th August 1986, regarding signing books at Trent Bridge 'You will find me near the press box or nearby'. Sold with a signed copyright photograph of Hutton and Arthur Mitchell walking out to bat at Headingley, signed by Hutton and two other items signed by Hutton. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
Lot 59:
Lot 59
Sir William Worsley. One page handwritten letter on 'Sir William Worsley, Hovingham Hall' headed paper to Ron Yeomans of the Cricket Society regarding severing his connection as a patron of the Society, taking his name off the official letter head.... Signed in ink by Worsley. The letter undated but marked 29th July. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Sir William Worsley captained Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1928 and 1929, his only seasons of first-class cricket. The county lost only twice whilst Worsley was captain. He was President of Yorkshire CCC from 1960, until his death in 1973 and was President of the MCC in 1962.
Lot 60:
Lot 60
Australian tour of England 1896. Original printed 'Australian XI 1896' headed letter from the Australian tour manager, Harry Musgrove, to the Manageress of the Flying Horse Hotel, Nottingham regarding outstanding team members accounts, the letter dated 29th June 1896. The letter sent from the Alexandra Hotel, Bradford. 'Will you kindly post tomorrow without fail, individual accounts of those members of the team to whom you have not already given them, for their residence at your hotel. We are not very comfortable here, and would be pleased if you could post 'The Flying Horse', in the same envelope...'. Nicely signed by Musgrove. Clean tear to letter where the letter has been horizontally folded otherwise in good condition. A rare letter on official tour letterhead from the 1896 Australian tour
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £200
The Australian team had just played Nottinghamshire in a tour match from the 25th-27th June 1896 and had moved onto play Yorkshire at Bradford on the 29th June-1st July. They obviously found the hotel accommodation in Nottingham preferable to their Bradford accommodation....
Lot 61:
Lot 61
Gilbert Laird Jessop. Gloucestershire, Oxford University & England, 1894-1914. Handwritten one page letter, on St George's, Dorchester headed paper, the letter dated 31st August 1948, to a Mr Moberly. 'I am glad you enjoyed the visit to Lord's. It was a great occasion to witness Bradman's farewell to the Premier Club. What a tremendous run getting machine he has been. I knew Russell Bencraft very well and served on many Committees with him- but I don't remember your Uncle "J.C."- Gloucester had W.O. Moberly- a master at Clifton- and he served on the Committee when I took over from "W.G." - "W.O." was a fine bat and shared in a partnership with "W.G." of over 200 runs. Tempus fugit [Time flies]. Nicely signed 'Gilbert L. Jessop'. Excellent letter from Jessop with very good cricket and W.G. Grace reference. G/VG. Sold with a Members Enclosure ticket for the Oxford v Cambridge match at Lord's, 6th July 1953, signed in ink by Jessop. VG. Qty 2
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £95
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Lot 62
Leonard 'Len' Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Hutton to a Mr. Parkin, dated in pencil '17/1/83'. Hutton is responding to an enquiry about his first cap. 'I received my County cap at Bradford in 1936. There was nothing special about the occasion, just handed to me in the dressing room. I was very pleased of course, it all came as a surprise to me'. Signed 'Len Hutton'. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 63
A.A. Thomson, cricket author. Single page handwritten letter to Mr Coldham from his London address, dated 19th November 1955. Thomson is writing to 'enclose a bit more of my M.S. for you to look at. Don't let it be a burden!'. The manuscript to which he refers may be for 'Cricket My Happiness' published in 1954. Signed in ink 'A.A.T.'. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 64:
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Robert Arthur Thoms. First-class umpire 1826-1903. Undated two page handwritten note in ink in which Thoms makes observations about the introduction of white coats for umpires. "When I call to mind that the most brilliant exhibitions of batting and sterling defence that I have witnessed have been made at the time when "Umpires" were not decked with white coats, makes me come to the conclusion that the game would have flourished equally as well without this supposed adventitious aid to the batsmen - and I am quite sure that "W.G" and others... who originally performed without this adjunct... will be of the same opinion. I well recollect the first time I came across the white coats was at Scarborough... when my brother umpire brought out a couple of them and I chaffingly remarked for what are these for to keep us warm. No! he replied, they are to help the batsman to see better. See better I replied, well I have just lately watched Jupp in for two days and that is long enough for me - and he thought so too - and we did not wear them'. Thoms also writes of 'when England first met Australia at the "Oval" in 1880, the most historical and momentous match that was ever player or ever will be'. He recalls the brilliant batting of 'Lord Harris, "W.G.", Freddie Grace, A.P. Lucas, A.G. Steele, Barnes, Willie Murdoch and Percy McDonnell... and Prince Ranjitsinhji'. An excellent first hand recollection. Some creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £120
Robert Arthur "Bob" Thoms (1826-1903) was a first-class cricket umpire who stood in two Test Matches, the first two played in England, in 1880 and 1882. His long umpiring career in first-class matches lasted from 1863 to 1900. When he died, The Times said that he was "the most famous umpire the game has known". He played in three first-class matches in the period 1850-1851: one for an Under 36 XI, one for Marylebone Cricket Club and Metropolitan Clubs and one for the All England Eleven. His umpiring partner in many of the more prominent matches was R.P. Carpenter
Lot 65:
Lot 65
Cyril Washbrook. Lancashire & England 1933-1959. Two page handwritten letter in ink to 'Morgyn' dated 20th August 1978, written at Old Trafford. Morgyn had written while recovering from being knocked down by a car, requesting a photograph. Washbrook replies, 'I regret that I am unable to produce a photograph. Over the years there have been so many requests for these things that I have no more available'. Nicely signed 'Cyril Washbrook'. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 66:
Lot 66
Ron Yeomans, Northern Cricket Society. Single page typed letter to the collector H.W. Warner, dated 'March 21st' c1960. Yeomans is offering a selection of cricketana for sale, including a photograph of the first England team to tour Australia 1861/62, a W.G. Grace handkerchief, and a Lillywhite scorecard of 1859. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Yeomans was the secretary of the N.C.S. and also a keen collector
Lot 67:
Lot 67
Brian Johnston. Single printed page of a thirty two line poem written by Richard Stilgoe for Johnston's memorial service held at Westminster Abbey, 16th May 1994. The page features colour caricatures of Johnston to the top corners, one of him as a flying angel carrying an 'angel cake', the other of Johnston in wicket keeping attire. Below the poem to the lower border, a line of people are queuing to enter the 'heavenly' Grace gates. One verse describes Johnston as 'the maverick new angel with ears like wings and co-respondent shoes'. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 68:
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Alexander Josiah Webbe. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1875-1900. Four page handwritten letter in ink from Webbe to M.J. Dauglish, Captain of the Harrow eleven in 1886. In the letter on black edged mourning paper with matching envelope, Webbe states 'how very sorry I am we didn't pull the match off yesterday. I was told the Eton bowling did it, and the general opinion was that Bromley-Davenport and Mordaunt bowled better than anyone we have seen in the school match for some years. Our bowling was decidedly weak, I certainly thought both Ramsey and Maclaren would have bowled better than they did'. Webbe continues by praising the Harrow fielding and the personal efforts of Dauglish and his captaincy. Signed 'A.J. Webbe'. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
The match played at Lord's 9th & 10th July 1886 was won by Eton by six wickets, Bromley-Davenport taking nine wickets in the match and Foley top scoring in Eton's first innings with 114 runs
Lot 69:
Lot 69
Stanley Winckworth Scott. Middlesex 1878-1893. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Scott replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector. The letter dated 12th March 1889 and signed 'Stanley W. Scott'. Small adhesive marks to top edges, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £65
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Lot 70
Perceval Jeffrey Thornton Henery. Middlesex & Oxford University 1879-1894. Single page letter handwritten letter in ink from Henery replying to information relating to his birth place and date. 'I have to tell you that I was born in London on June 6th 1859'. The letter is dated 7th October 1890, and signed 'Percy J. T. Henery'. Small adhesive marks to corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 71
James George Walker. Oxford University & Middlesex 1880-1890. Small single page letter handwritten letter in ink from Walker replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector. The letter is undated, and signed 'J.G. Walker'. Small adhesive marks to lower corners, one slightly affecting the signature, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 72
Edward Maitland Hadow. Middlesex 1883-1893. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Hadow replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector. The letter dated 10th April 1889 and signed 'E. Maitland Hadow'. Small adhesive marks to corners, one slightly affecting the signature, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 73
Evan Alcock Nepean. Oxford University & Middlesex 1887-1895. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Nepean replying to a request for his autograph. The letter dated 9th June 1889 and signed 'Evan A. Nepean'. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Nepean was one of three members of his family to play for Middlesex
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Lot 74
Hylton Philipson. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1887-1898. Three page handwritten letter in ink from Philipson replying to a request from a Miss Macdonald for his autograph, '[He] much regrets that it is impossible for him to procure at this time the signatures of any members of the Oxford eleven. The term is over and they are all separated'. The letter is dated 21st March 1889 and nicely signed 'H. Philipson'. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £400
Philipson played only ten first class matches for Middlesex, but also made five Test appearances for England 1891-1895
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Lot 75
Arthur Kenelm Watson. Oxford University & Middlesex 1886-1894. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Watson replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector and congratulating her on the completion of her collection. The letter dated 8th October 1889 and signed 'Arthur K. Watson'. Small adhesive marks to top corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: unsold
Watson played fifteen first class matches for Middlesex 1890-1894
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Lot 76
Francis Gilbertson Justice Ford. Middlesex, Cambridge University & England 1886-1899. Single page handwritten note in ink from Ford replying to a request for his autograph from a local cricket club. The letter dated 'Wednesday 20th' and nicely signed 'Francis G.J. Ford'. Small adhesive marks to corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £100
Ford was one of three brothers to play for Middlesex
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Lot 77
Gregor MacGregor. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1888-1907. Single page handwritten letter in ink from MacGregor replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector who is collecting signatures to raise funds for a local bazaar. The letter dated 10th September [1889?] and signed 'Gregor MacGregor'. Small adhesive marks to corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £100
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Lot 78
Cyril Pelham Foley. Cambridge University & Middlesex 1888-1906. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Foley replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector. The letter dated 'Oct 2 [1889?]' and signed 'Cyril Foley'. Small adhesive marks to corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £38
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Lot 79
Malcolm Robert Jardine. Oxford University & Middlesex 1889-1892. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Jardine replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector who is collecting signatures to raise funds for a local bazaar. The letter dated 'June 5 [1889?]' and signed 'M.R. Jardine'. Small adhesive marks to top corners, lower right corner trimmed, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Jardine played only six matches for Middlesex, all in 1892. He was the father of Douglas Jardine, future Captain of England in the infamous 'Bodyline' series of 1932/33
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Cyril Mowbray Wells. Cambridge University, Surrey & Middlesex 1891-1909. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Wells to an unknown recipient. The letter dated 31st March 1946 is written shortly after Wells has celebrated his 75th birthday and how he likes to enjoy his retirement fishing. Nicely signed 'C.M. Wells'. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 81
James Douglas. Cambridge University & Middlesex 1892-1913. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Douglas to an unknown recipient. Dated 16th April 1947, Douglas appears to be replying to an enquiry about 'survivors', presumably of the Second World War, referring to 'Hendren, young Jack Hearne & Sir Pelham Warner & I am glad to say both my brothers'. Nicely signed 'J. Douglas'. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
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Lot 82
Hugh Richard Bromley-Davenport. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1892-1899. Single page handwritten letter to a Mr Milne, dated 31st May 1934, replying to a request for his autograph. Nicely signed 'H.R. Bromley-Davenport'. Adhesive damage to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £95
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Lot 83
Bernard James Tindal Bosanquet. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1898-1919. Handwritten three page letter from Bosanquet to an unknown recipient. The letter appears to be of a political nature, 'but time would not permit me to enter upon a private correspondence on a subject of this matter, about which all that either of us could say has already been much better said than we could say it' and refers the correspondent to a translation of a publication which Bosanquet had previously supervised. The letter is dated 3rd November 1895 when aged eighteen and is signed by Bosanquet. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
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Pelham Francis 'Plum' Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1920. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Warner to 'Onslow', dated '6th June c1920?]'. Warner is replying to an invitation and states 'I am afraid I am already full up for M.C.C. v Harrow on Saturday. Very sorry indeed as I would much have like to have given you a place if only as a relief from all your hard work in War Office'. Signed 'P.F. Warner'. Sold with a mono press photograph of Warner wearing a suit and holding a newspaper, an inscription to verso recording that the photograph was taken in 1920. 8"x6". G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
The correspondent may be Denzil Onslow-Carleton who flew in the Royal Flying Corp during World War I and was the grandson of the Conservative politician, Denzil Onslow
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Robert Arthur Thoms. Excellent three page handwritten letter in ink from Thoms to Charles F. Pardon, Editor of Wisden, with good cricket content. Thoms appears to be commenting on an article, presumably for inclusion in Wisden, relating to Thoms' views on the l.b.w. law. 'I am pleased to think that the Number One Doctor [W.G. Grace?] - like myself - don't care to argue the l.b.w... I am glad to notify that the "Demon" is of the same idea as myself... and I may add that I have never had a single word with him on the subject'. In a postscript Thomas writes, 'Don't you think that "the well-known" umpire Robert Thoms writes" wd. be best; when they read about "famous" I shall get my rent rise'. The letter with address in ink by Thoms, 9 St. George's Road, Regents Park is undated. Nicely signed in black ink by Thoms. Slight trimming to top edge, light folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £140
Robert Arthur 'Bob' Thoms (1826-1903) was a first-class cricket umpire who stood in two Test Matches, the first two played in England, in 1880 and 1882.
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Lot 86
Timothy Carew O'Brien. Middlesex, Oxford University & England 1881-1898. Two page handwritten letter in ink dated 18th June 1889 from O'Brien to a lady collector requesting his autograph for a local Club. O'Brien also refers to an enquiry relating to a photograph, 'The only photograph of the Middlesex XI that I know of in 1888 was taken at Cheltenham for the newspaper called "Land & Water"'. Nicely signed 'Timothy C. O'Brien'. Minor ink smudging, staining and adhesive marks, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £190
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Lot 87
George James Warner Sinclair Holloway. Gloucestershire 1908-1911. Single page typed letter on Holloway Brothers Ltd of Stroud letterhead, dated 15th June 1959. Holloway is replying to a letter from John Arlott regarding information about A.E.J. Collins of Clifton College for an essay Arlott published in 1959. Nicely signed in ink by Holloway. Sold with a small selection of related unsigned typed correspondence from Arlott. Staple holes to top left corner, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
Arthur Collins famously scored 628no in a house match at Clifton College in 1899. Holloway attended Clifton at the same time as Collins
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Vyell Edward Walker. Middlesex 1859-1877. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Walker to the cricket author, W.A. Bettesworth, dated 9th February 1900. 'You have rather puzzled me however this time. Mr Pallini has been to see me re 'A Talk' in Wiltshire Post[?]. I told him a few things but said he must not interfere with you on any account. He said he would write to you'. Nicely signed V. Edward Walker. Some adhesive marks, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Edward Walker was one of seven brothers, the 'Walkers of Southgate', who played for Middlesex. He captained Middlesex from 1864 to 1872
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Lot 89
Russell Donnithorne Walker. Oxford University & Middlesex 1861-1877. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Walker to 'Ben'. Written on Christmas Day (year unknown), Walker is writing, presumably in later years, to thank the correspondent for his staff's greetings and looks forward to future visits 'when the weather is suitable'. The letter is laid down to card with some underlining in red. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £70
Russell Walker was one of seven brothers, the 'Walkers of Southgate', who played for Middlesex. In later years he served on the committees of Middlesex and M.C.C. and served as President of Middlesex from 1906 until his death in 1922
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Isaac Donnithorne Walker. Middlesex 1862-1884. Three page handwritten letter in ink from Walker to M.J. Dauglish (Middlesex 1886-1890, nine matches). The letter is undated but probably written c1885 when Dauglish was Captain of the Harrow eleven. Following defeat in a school match Walker writes, 'Having seen so much of the boys this year you will know pretty well what my feelings were on Saturday by comparing them with your own. I have seen 2 Old Harrovians today... each made the same remark "Why on earth weren't the lobs tried more 2nd Jun"?' 'He continues '...you have no cause to reproach yourself with the result; it was not your fault that in [the] 1st innings at any rate our batting & bowling were both sadly under the mark; and our general good fielding in the match was chiefly due to the trouble you took with the fellows during the term... It is no disgrace to be beaten by an Eleven that shewed such consistently good bowling...'. Nicely signed 'I.D. Walker'. Horizontal folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Isaac Walker was the youngest of the seven Walker brothers of Southgate who all played for Middlesex. He took over the Middlesex captaincy from his brother Edward in 1873, and held the position until 1884
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Lot 91
John Arlott. Single page handwritten letter in ink on Arlott's 'Invicta Productions Ltd' letterhead, dated 31st January 1957 to 'Mr [Ted] Brown', bookseller. Arlott is writing to say that if 'the New Zealand or the South African non-European Almanack- or any other souvenir or cricket item should appear, I might be able to add it to the Wisden review at proof stage'. Nicely signed 'John Arlott'. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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K.A. Auty. Single page handwritten letter in ink on Chicago Cricket Club letterhead dated 22nd February 1949 to J.D. Coldham. Auty is replying to a Coldham letter concerning copies of Auty's annuals, having had spent around $10,000 in producing the annuals as a hobby. Auty refers to his old friend, Aubrey Smith, who had died recently and had helped him with distribution in the Far West of the States, helping to raise money for the British War Effort. The two men had been friends in the UK before they both moved to the States. He also mentions his own 'Cricket Xmas cards' of which he prints 475 each year 'but I had so many enquiries for more that I had to have them reprinted'. He closes with a reminder to Coldham that he is still looking for an 1875 Wisden., and asks 'Who bought the Chas Britton collection?'. Signed K.A. Auty. Horizontal fold and some creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
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Ronald Gorell Barnes. Oxford University & M.C.C. 1906-1920. Single page handwritten letter with accompanying poem, both on Lord's Cricket Ground letterhead. The letter to 'My Dear Harry [Altham] dated 10th July 1959 relates to 'some lines I scribbled on my way to Lord's this morning... They are the first, on cricket, I have written since the ones, now some years ago... dedicated to our dear old friend, Bill Findlay'. The opening lines of the poem read, 'Poor tottering mortal, did you then replay/ The games you joyed in fifty years ago'. The letter and poem both signed 'Gorell'. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
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John Betjeman. Poet, writer and broadcaster. Single page typed letter on 43, Cloth Fair, London letterhead dated 15th December 1960. Writing to P.A.L. Barling, Betjeman states, 'I can't make definite arrangements more than three months ahead now; if I do I find I am always having to cancel things. If you will write again in, say, July, I can let you have a definite answer'. Signed in ink 'John Betjeman'. At the time Barling was responsible for organising functions for the Cricket Society. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Betjeman, a keen cricket follower, was Poet Laureate from 1972 until his death in 1984, and was a founding member of the Victorian Society
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Lot 95
Frederick Gale. Handwritten twelve page letter written in Manitoba, Canada, dated 1st December 18932, to his friend 'Mr [R.S.] Holmes'. 'Can you help one in a fix? My portmanteau was stolen on my way here and was picked up on the trail 8 months afterwards & nothing left in but wearing apparel which was marked with my name'. Most important to Gale was the loss of his only copy of Public School Matches of 1853 and also a later edition and he asks if Holmes can lend him his copy 'as I want to copy the pictures'. Gale, living with his son and feeling in much better health is enjoying shooting geese and getting exercise. Much on life in the prairies and the extreme cold, interlaced with talk of cricket back in England: O'Brien, Grace, Fuller Pilch, Steele, the over-use of pads and leg protection, etc. 'Do you know any Editor who needs a correspondent - 2000 words and no padding?' G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Fred Gale played in the Winchester Eleven in 1841 against Eton and Harrow at Lord's, but did not go on to play first class cricket. He made his name as a prolific writer of books, newspaper and magazine articles writing under the name 'The Old Buffer'. He had emigrated to Canada to be with his family after the death of one of his sons, but was homesick and missed his cricket, so returned home the following year
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Lot 96
Marquess of Granby, 8th Duke of Rutland. Single page handwritten letter to 'Sir Spenser [Ponsonby]', dated 2nd March 1910 thanking Ponsonby for proposing him once again for the MCC Committee. 'I will joyfully accept it if I am selected'. Granby was a joint editor of 'Outdoor Games: Cricket and Golf published in 1901'. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £120
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John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England 1905-1934. Two page handwritten letter in ink dated 20th July 1931 to 'Mr Pilleau'. Hobbs is writing regarding 'the pictures you ordered at Horsham'. Hobbs continues, 'It is now settled that I shall play for Surrey again next year but I shall be allowed to stand down when I wish... Glad to hear the news about the bat, it should belong to you after all the trouble & expense you were put to'. Signed 'J.B. Hobbs'. Some foxing and staining affecting the signature, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
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Douglas Robert Jardine. Surrey & England 1921-1933. Three page handwritten letter dated 10th September 1934 on the headed paper of United University Club to 'Mr Wagg'. Jardine is writing to thank Wagg for Raven Hill's original cartoon of the Ashes 1934, which 'will make an amusing sequel to the original of 1932 which I also have'. Raven Hill was an accomplished artist and cartoonist of the time. Jardine wants Wagg to meet 'a friend of mine Clifford Bax (who wrote "The Rose without a Thorn"); he is another enthusiast on things Indian' and invites Wagg to dinner to meet Bax. 'I can't help feeling that some day you and he should tour India together- for some years he practised yoga'. The two pages are joined together with tape. The original letter is accompanied by a typed transcript. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £170
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Lot 99
John Richard Mason. Kent & England 1893-1914. Single page handwritten letter dated 24th January 1944. Mason is replying to a request for a signed photograph. 'I also return your Postal Order which will not be required'. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
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Reverend Ward Maule. Cambridge University & Gentlemen of Kent 1853-1854. Three page handwritten letter written from the Pas de Calais, France, dated 27th August 1903 to an un-named correspondent (possibly J D Betham), confirming his appearances for Cambridge and for the Gentlemen of Kent. Maule also lists other matches he played including for the Quidnuncs, and refers to Ranji who considered the Quidnuncs to be the 'Cream of Cambridge Cricket'. He mentions bowling the great Fuller Pilch at Tunbridge Wells. He kept a record of all his cricket matches and also how he trained at bow for the Varsity boat race but there was no race that year (1853). Nicely signed 'W. Maule'. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £260
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Keith Ross Miller. Victoria, New South Wales, Nottinghamshire & Australia 1937-1959. Four page typed letter with annotations in Miller's hand. The letter is undated, on Associated Newspapers Ltd, Sydney headed paper to John Arlott. Miller is writing to say how much he enjoyed Arlott's 'The Echoing Green' and how flattered he is by Arlott's comments, 'Surely I am not that good'. He comments on Australian cricket at the time, 'Those players who have carried Australia since the War are aging [sic] and although we have some bright young players they seem to lack solidity'. Miller suggests Arlott should look at Jim de Courcy, 'Short like Hassett, he's a beautiful batsman but goes for his shots all the time'. He also refers to 'Young Flockton too is an attractive bat, with a bright future. Graeme Hole could be a beauty but loves to cross bat anything on leg stump and wider. Burke who made a 100 in first Test is [a] hard player to fit into any team... Young Benaud is at the moment a useful cricketer. That's all. Thoms and McDonald are complete opposites'. He concludes by looking forward to playing Skittles with Arlott at Taunton. A very good Miller letter. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
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Lot 102
Eric Alfred Burchell Rowan. Transvaal, Eastern Province & South Africa 1929-1954. Four page handwritten letter from Rowan to an unknown correspondent. The letter is undated, but appears to have been written following the 1949/50 Australia tour to South Africa and prior to the 1950 South Africa tour to England. Regarding the Australians, Rowan writes, 'The Aussies were a good side but not the world beaters we made them look. The reasons for our own dismal failures are legion so I will not bother you with them now but if I write a book next year I will most certainly speak my mind'. Regarding the impending tour to England, 'Athol and I are both fit and playing hockey for Jeppe. His leg is as good as it will ever be & provided he is well managed should give your batsmen a rough time next year'. The letter appears to be lacking the first page. Sold with a mono press photograph of Rowan in batting action, dated 13th May 1951, signed by Rowan. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
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Lot 103
Raymond Charles Robertson-Glasgow. Oxford University & Somerset 1920-1935. Original two page handwritten letter dated 23rd May 1952 on The Observer newspaper letterhead, replying to a request to provide a 'Grace Before Dinner at Cricket Matches' for a cricket society dinner. Signed 'R.C. Robertson-Glasgow'. Accompanying the letter are two cards written by Robertson-Glasgow each with two four line alternative forms of Grace composed by him. Sold with two mono press photographs one of Robertson-Glasgow playing golf, the other of him seated reading a newspaper. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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Gilbert Ashton. Cambridge University and Worcestershire 1919-1936. Two page handwritten letter dated 3rd November 1972 from Ashton to the cricket historian J.D. Coldham. Ashton has just received his copy of the Journal of the Cricket Society for Autumn 1972 and is writing to thank Coldham for including an article by Arthur Gibons on 'The Ashton Brothers, a draft of which when it was in preparation he sent to both my brother and myself. He took infinite trouble over its production & I am writing to him to express our gratitude & to thank him for the many kind things he has said'. Ashton closes by requesting a further six copies. Nicely signed 'Gilbert Ashton'. In a postscript Ashton recalls playing with Oliver Leese in the Eton v Winchester match of June 1914. 'Alas six of each side were killed in the '14-'18 war'. Sold with two further Worcestershire related letters, one from H.L. Higgins (Worcestershire 1920-1927), the other from Ted Baker (Worcestershire 1933-1934), both replying to requests for autographs. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £80
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Lot 105
Robert Elliott Storey 'Bob' Wyatt. Warwickshire, Worcestershire & England 1923-1951. A small selection of correspondence from Wyatt to the vendor written in 1992-1994. Subjects include gardening, Wyatt's health and appointments with surgeons, cricket matches he is planning to attend, including the Test match at The Oval, 'which is proving rather depressing!'. Wyatt also replies to a request to sign a copy of 'Three Straight Sticks', and also refers to 'R.E.S. Wyatt, Fighting Cricketer' by Gerald Pawle. He also states, 'I am afraid I must advise you not to write to Sir Donald Bradman. He was only the other day complaining in a letter to me that he was still being inundated with letters mainly with requests for his autograph & at his age he was unable to cope with them. Actually I must receive at least an average of half a dozen a week of varying requests which is a nuisance'. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Wyatt captained England sixteen times. He died in 1996 age 93
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Yorkshire. Selection of ten album pages and white cards, each signed by the player or his signature laid down to the card. Signatures are Hedley Verity, E. Rockley Wilson, Sutcliffe, Yardley (2), P.A. Gibb, L. Hutton, A. Wood, B. Sellers and Horace Brearley (one match for Yorkshire, 1937). Two signatures signed directly to card. Sold with an excellent Yorkshire Post library press photograph of Yardley leading the England team out at Headingley(?), signed by Yardley. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 107
Yorkshire. Three album pages containing the signatures of Yorkshire players, George Hirst, Percy Holmes, Herbert Sutcliffe and Arthur Dolphin, The first three signatures signed to page and the last on paper piece and laid down to page. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
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Lot 108
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1968. Original 1968 'Country Membership' card with rear page signed by six former Nottinghamshire players, Harold Larwood, Bill Voce, Hardstaff, Simpson, Keeton, and Butler. The signatures collected at the Nottinghamshire v Australia tour match played on the 6th July 1968. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
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Lot 109
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1968. Album page signed to face by eleven former Nottinghamshire players, Harold Larwood, Bill Voce, Hardstaff, Shipston, Stocks, Bland, Butler, Davidson, Walker and Jepson. Also signed by R.M. Poulton, Notts Secretary. The signatures collected at the Nottinghamshire v Australia tour match played on the 6th July 1968. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 110
Lord Hawke. Yorkshire & England 1882-1912. Excellent ink signature of Hawke on card. To back in pencil is written 'Signed at Bradford, June 21st [1909]. Yorkshire v Australians'
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
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Lot 111
Wilfred Rhodes. Yorkshire & England 1898-1930 and Schofield Haigh. Yorkshire & England 1895-1913. Two ink signatures of Rhodes and Haigh on cards. To back in pencil is written 'Signed at Bradford, June 21st 1909. Yorkshire v Australians'. Plus a white card nicely signed by Herbert Sutcliffe. Qty 3.
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
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Lot 112
'Leslie Ames. '80th Birthday' 1985. Official printed invitation card 'The Earl Attlee requests the pleasure of the company of.... at a reception in the Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords to mark the 80th Birthday of L.E.G. Ames CBE on Wednesday 11th December 1985'. Personally signed by Ames at his Birthday celebration. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £28
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Lot 113
Charles Burgess Fry, Oxford University, Sussex, London County, Hampshire & England, 1892-1921. Excellent ink signature of Fry on card. To back in pencil is written 'Signed 1909 at Bradford, Yorkshire v Australians, June 21st'
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 114
Frank Stanley Jackson. Yorkshire & England 1890-1907. Excellent ink signature of Jackson on card. Loosely mounted with a bookplate picture of Jackson. To back of card is written, in pencil 'Signed at Bradford, June 21st [1909], Yorkshire v Australians'
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
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Lot 115
David Denton, George Hirst and Morris Leyland. All three, Yorkshire & England. Excellent ink signatures of the three players on pieces individually mounted with a mono postcard of the player to larger page. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
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Lot 116
William Gunn and Richard Daft of Nottinghamshire. 'Bought of R. Daft, Midland Counties Cricket & British Sports Warehouse, Lister Gate, Nottingham.... Dealer in every article connected with cricket and British Sports'. Early printed invoice for Richard Daft's sporting business for the sale of one cricket ball, signed by Richard Daft and also by William Gunn who was seventeen at the time and hand dated '1st July 1876'. Light folds, minor nicks to page edge, some ink staining to verso otherwise in good condition. Previously sold at the Bruce French Benefit auction held at Trent Bridge in 1991
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Employed in Richard Daft's shop in Nottingham, Gunn had not much spare time, but, determined to make himself a cricketer, he used to get some practice at unearthly hours in the morning. The well known cricket and sporting business Gunn & Moore, of which Gunn was a co-founder, opened for business in 1885
Lot 117:
Lot 117
Australia. Selection of album pages, paper pieces, and labels, all signed by a former Australian Test player. Fifteen signatures, Don Bradman (2), Keith Miller, Ernie McCormick, H.H. Alexander, Ted a'Beckett, George Tribe, Leo O'Brien, Len Darling, Edward White, Ron Hamence, Bill Brown, Sam Loxton, Ernie Toshack and 'Stork' Hendry. Also a signed mono photograph of D.L. Freeman of New Zealand. A good selection of signatures
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 118
South Africa. Five cream cards, each signed very nicely in ink by a former South African player, each signature believed to have been signed on the South African 1929 tour of England. Signatures are H.G. Deane, Denys Morkel, Edward Alexander, Arthur Oche and H.G. Owen-Smith. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
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Lot 119
South Africa. Selection of twenty four white card, some with image and biography attached, all signed by a former South African Test player. Signatures include B. Mitchell, D, Dyer, O.C. Dawson, D. Nourse, A. Rowan, N. Adcock, J. Lindsay, D. Ovenstone, L. Tucket, H. Tayfield, R. Crisp (2), E. Barlow, M. Procter, B.A. Richards etc. A good selection of signatures
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
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Lot 120
Lord Hawke. Yorkshire, Cambridge University & England 1881-1912. Nice signature in ink of Hawke on piece laid down to card. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
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Lot 121
Thomas Richardson. Surrey, London County, Somerset & England 1892-1904. Excellent ink signature of Richardson on piece, window mounted below a mono image of Richardson in bowling pose. Framed and glazed, overall 18"x11.5". VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £130
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Lot 122
Surrey C.C.C. Over sixty signed post cards, small cards, pages, cuttings and pieces (some laid to card). Signatures in ink include A. Bedser, E. Bedser, Gover, Laker, Subba Row, J. Edrich, Arnold, Roope, M. Stewart, A. Butcher, A. Stewart, M. Butcher, B. Hollioake, Thorpe, Ramprakash, Bicknell, Ormond etc. Some duplication. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
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Lot 123
County signatures. Red album comprising over fifty signatures, the majority signed to plain cards, some cards with photographs laid down. Earlier signatures include Willie Watson (Yorkshire), Jim Laker, Alec Bedser (Surrey). The majority of later signatures are mainly Middlesex cricketers including Mike Gatting, Simon Hughes, John Emburey, Angus Fraser, Paul Downton, Graham Barlow, Wilf Slack, Phil Edmonds, Norman Cowans etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £10
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Lot 124
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. Two signatures of Harold Larwood in ink, and W.W. 'Dodger' Whysall in pencil, each on piece laid to white paper. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
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Lot 125
Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex & Kent. Four signatures in ink of M.J.C. Allom (Surrey), A.E.R. Gilligan (Sussex), G.T.S. Stevens (Middlesex) and A.P.F. Chapman (Kent), each on piece laid to white paper. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
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Lot 126
New Zealand. Four signatures in ink on pieces of Matt Poore, Tony MacGibbon, Geoff Rabone and Ian Leggatt. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
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Lot 127
Australia 1940s-2000s. Forty signatures in ink of Australian Test cricketers. The majority signed individually to card, some on pieces laid down. Signatures include Benaud, Bichel, Alderman, Border, Bright, Brown, Gillespie, Hamence, Hayden, Inverarity, Lawson, McGrath, Toshack, Warne, Harvey etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £28
Lot 128:
Lot 128
England 1920s-1950s. Twelve signatures of England Test cricketers in ink on pieces individually laid to cards. Signatures are G.T.S. Stevens, R.E.S. Wyatt, F.R. Brown, C.J. Barnett, W.H. Levett, E.R.T. Holmes, N.S. Mitchell-Innes, D. Smith, H.D. Read, A.R. Gover, L. Hutton and C. Washbrook. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
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India 1960s-2000s. Twenty two signatures of India Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Nawab of Pataudi, Umesh Kulkarni, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, V.V.S. Laxman, Anil Kumble, Dilip Doshi, Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
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Pakistan 1950s-2000s. Twenty two signatures of Pakistan Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Intikhab Alam, Naushad Ali, Majid Khan, Nasim-ul-Ghani, Sarfraz Nawaz, Zaheer Abbas, Mushtaq Mohammad, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mushtaq Ahmed etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
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South Africa 1920s-2000s. Thirty six signatures of South Africa Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include H.G. Owen-Smith, J.P. Fellowes-Smith, A.H. McKinnon, P. Pollock, S. Pollock, M. Procter, H. Cronje, A. Donald, E. Barlow, C. Rice, J. Kallis, G. Smith, B. Richards, L. Klusener etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £18
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Sri Lanka 1980s-2010s. Fifteen signatures of Sri Lanka Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Dilshan, Vaas, Ranatunga, Jayasuriya, Muralitharan, Dias, Herath, Kaluwitharana etc. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
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West Indies 1950s-2000s. Thirty four signatures of West Indies Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Wes Hall, Lance Gibbs, Frank King, Ron Headley, Vanburn Holder, Brian Lara, Reg Scarlett, Garry Sobers, Desmond Haynes, Gordon Greenidge, Michael Holding, Clive Lloyd, Courtney Walsh etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
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Zimbabwe 1990s-2000s. Forty signatures of Zimbabwe Test and One Day International cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Curran, Brandes, Campbell, Fletcher, Goodwin, G. Flower, A. Flower, Mbangwa, Houghton, Olonga, Strang, Streak, Traicos, Viljoen, Wishart etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
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New Zealand 1940s-2000s. Fifty signatures of New Zealand Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Cave, Reid, Rabone, Hayes, Mooney, Meale, Pollard, Hayes, C. Cairns, Fleming, Greatbatch, Morrison, Parore, Bracewell, McCullum, Oram, Styris, Vettori, Southee etc. Odd duplicates. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 136:
Lot 136
'The Centurions- Scorers of 100 First-Class Centuries'. Headed book insert by Boundary Books containing the ink signatures of nine players who have achieved the feat. Signatures, nicely signed in ink, by Don Bradman, Glenn Turner, Colin Cowdrey, Tom Graveney, Dennis Amiss, Geoff Boycott, John Edrich, Zaheer Abbas and Graham Gooch. 9"x12.5". VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 137:
Lot 137
Cricket autograph book 1946-1948. Autograph book comprising some nicely signed pages laid down of County teams, also some individual signatures on pieces, and printed sheets of the India touring party of 1946 and South Africa 1947. Counties include Middlesex, Leicestershire, Hampshire, Warwickshire, Lancashire, Essex, Kent, Derbyshire, Worcestershire, Nottinghamshire, Sussex, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Surrey, Yorkshire, Glamorgan, all 1948. Also a nicely signed page of the South African touring party 1947. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £260
Lot 138:
Lot 138
Australia Test signatures 1970s-2010s. Forty four signatures on white cards of Australia Test cricketers. Signatures include Hogg, Finch, Pattinson, Kasprovicz, Henriques, Hazelwood, Taylor, Hughes, Gilchrist, Boon, Katich, Law, Voges, T. Chappell, Clarke, Moody, Starc, Fleming etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £38
Lot 139:
Lot 139
England tour of West Indies 2009. Four official match tickets for the abandoned second Test match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua, February 2009. Three tickets are signed by the England captain Andrew Strauss, and one additionally by West Indies captain Chris Gayle. Sold with two wrist bands from the match and a copy of The Daily Observer published in Antigua, 14th February 2009 with a report on the abandonment of the match after only ten deliveries due to the unacceptable condition of the newly laid outfield. Odd faults to the tickets, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
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England and New Zealand 1949. Autograph book with two pages signed in ink, one by ten England players including Mann, Edrich, Hollies, Washbrook, Bailey, Hutton, Compton, Wharton etc. Signatures include Cowie, Scott, Burtt, Cresswell, Hadlee, Sutcliffe, Mooney etc. Another page signed by eight members of the New Zealand touring party for 1949. Also nicely signed in ink to other pages by Herbert Sutcliffe and Abe Waddington. Some pages becoming detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 141
M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1930-31. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the tour with 'M.C.C. South Africa 1930/31' and M.C.C. colours to cover. To inside a picture of the team and the wording, 'With Best Christmas Wishes from a Happy Family in South Africa'. Nicely signed by thirteen members of the team in ink. Signatures include Chapman (Captain), Allom, Voce, Hendren, Tate, Hammond, Leyland, White, Wyatt, White, Farrimond, Turnbull etc. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £170
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Scrapbook of William Archibald Standish (1856-1942). Original and attractively bound scrapbook for the period 1876-1900, comprising theatre programmes, cricket fixture cards, photographs, newspaper cuttings, manuscript for a speech, photographs, letters etc. Fixture cards for teams for whom Standish played include Priory Park 1888, Linden C.C. 1889, Rushey Green C.C. 1890-1894, West Albion C.C. 1879, Catford 1895, 1896 etc. The majority of the cards have been annotated with the results and scores and are loosely inserted. Press cuttings relate to theatre reviews and matches in which Standish played, including one showing Standish scoring 101 for Bushey Green v Colombia in 1893. One cutting shows the averages for Rushey Green for 1893 in which Standish finished sixth in the batting averages which were led by Alec Hearne of Kent with G.G. Hearne third. Also includes four original candid photographs of a match and players, possibly taken on a Club tour. A well presented album of an actor/ entertainer and keen Club cricketer of the period in the south east London area with many unusual and scarce contents. One album page detached, the contents in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 143
Thomas William Garrett. New South Wales & Australia 1876-1898. Excellent ink signature of Garrett, signed 'T.W. Garrett' and with 'Australian XI 1878' beneath on paper piece, light fold. A rare signature from a member of the first Australian touring party to England. This signature accompanied the letter sent by Garrett, on 'Christie & Berne, Solicitors of Sydney' headed paper, to a Mr Swabey dated October 1931, it is referred to in the contents of the letter and sold as lot 59 in Knights November 2017 auction. A copy of the lot description from the November auction is printed below for customer reference. Very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £600
One page handwritten letter on 'T.W. Garrett. Christie & Berne, Solicitors of Sydney' headed paper and dated 7th October 1931 to a Mr Swabey with good cricket content, the letter reads '...It is very gratifying to find that I am not altogether forgotten in England. As you say I am to be congratulated on being in good health after so many years- as a matter of fact Jack Blackham and I are the only survivors of the first Australian XI and Jack is still well and just as interested in cricket as the youngest- although he is four years older than me- I enclose an autograph as you request'. Nicely signed 'your sincerely T.W. Garrett'. Light folds otherwise in very good condition. A rare letter from a member of the first Australian touring party to England'. Knights Auction November 2017'.

Tom Garrett is listed as player/cap number four in the list of Australian Test players and played in nineteen Test matches for Australia and toured England on three occasions, 1878, 1882 and 1886. His most successful tour being the 1882 series where he took 118 wickets at 14.35 in first class matches. He played in the first Test match played in Melbourne, Australia in March 1877
Lot 144:
Lot 144
Raymond Charles Robertson-Glasgow ('Crusoe'). Oxford University & Somerset 1920-1935. Original six page handwritten manuscript in ink by Robertson-Glasgow for 'The Cricketer' magazine's 'Talking at Random' column, dated 'Oct 2 [1964]. Robertson-Glasgow opens with a comparison of village and first class cricket. Recalling his experiences of village cricket matches he writes, 'I delighted in them because they contained very good and very bad temper, honesty and open cheating, and umpires who mingled accuracy with brazen patriotism'. He also relates 'when I bowled a maiden over to Don Bradman in 1930. We hadn't met before and I think the great man suspected me of being about to bowl a leg-break with an off-break action. He soon discovered the truth. No more maidens to Bradman'. He continues by discussing the Test series against Australia and how Denis Compton 'remarked that Test cricketers are "public entertainers". I'm afraid not. In hard fact they are there primarily to hold or win the Ashes'. He also considers the forthcoming tour to South Africa and laments the exclusion of Colin Cowdrey and Tom Graveney, 'By any standards great batsmen and great batsmen are as rare as great poets' and points out that with Graveney aged 37, 'did not Sir Jack Hobbs score 100 of his 197 centuries in First Class cricket after he'd passed his fortieth year?'. He concludes by considering M.C. Lyon of Somerset whom he considers to have been of Test class but was never selected, 'he was a terrific hooker and cutter, but his peculiar glory was the drive, off or straight. Above all he enjoyed the battle'. The article is signed 'R.C. Robertson-Glasgow to the first page, and 'R.C.R-G' to the final page. Some staining to pages, small hole to centre of each page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £70
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Lot 145
Raymond Charles Robertson-Glasgow ('Crusoe'). Oxford University & Somerset 1920-1935. 'Look Out, He Shoots'. Original five page handwritten manuscript in ink by Robertson-Glasgow for 'The Cricketer' magazine's 'Talking at Random' column, c1964. Robertson-Glasgow describes in his customary humorous style his memories of 'cricket of boyhood, when some of the players could scarcely see over the top of their single left pad'. Robertson-Glasgow describes how a batsman, having been bowled by a shooter says to the incoming batsman, "Look out, he shoots"... a fluke which may yet recur...'' The second batsman in, having played a series of snicks over the slips, is caught at slip, and as he walks off to be replaced by his captain 'says "Look out, he's bowling for catches at slip"... 'The captain of the fielding team is not having one of his best days. When he crams the off side with fielders, his slow and fast bowlers both bowl to the leg; and when like any observant tactician, he transfers most of his fielders to the leg, his bowlers bowl to the off... The captain advances enjoyably to 75, when he is adjudged L.B.W. to a ball that he has received with his midriff... and while lending his batting-gloves to the incoming Number 5, says "Look out, he's bowling for L.B.W's"... The captain is soon proved wise in his advice, as Number 5, 6 and 7 are all adjudged L.B.W. to the fast bowler by the Visiting Umpire, Number 6 perhaps the most unlucky, as he has been hit on the adam's-apple by a near-wide to leg...'. The article is signed 'R.C. Robertson-Glasgow to the first page, and 'R.C.R-G' to the final page. Small hole to centre of each page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
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Lot 146
Raymond Charles Robertson-Glasgow ('Crusoe'). Oxford University & Somerset 1920-1935. 'Walter Hammond my Greatest Cricketer'. Original eight page handwritten manuscript in ink by Robertson-Glasgow for 'The Cricketer' magazine's 'Talking at Random' column, c1964 in which he describes his cricketing greats. 'I was about eight years old when I saw my first Greatest Cricketer. He was thirteen and captain of our school eleven... When he grew up he was still good as a cricketer, but he was better as a novelist'. While still at school 'my unseen hero was S.F. Barnes, who was, I suppose, the greatest bowler that the game has yet seen'. Robertson-Glasgow's the all-rounder, Walter Hammond, as '... great as a batsman, more than good as a bowler, incomparable as a slip-fielder... a magician... like a panther with prophetic powers'. Regarding Hammond's bowling, 'It had in it the seeds of greatness, though not always the full bloom'. However, 'Great, then as Hammond's fielding was, anywhere, great as his bowling could be at times, it is as a batsman, and so as an all-rounder, that he joins the immortals... Psychologically, as he approached the wicket, you feel that he was the king and that the other white clad figures on the green were his courtiers'. Robertson-Glasgow concludes the article with a full description of Hammond's batting achievements, 'In 1928 he took with him from Gloucestershire a batting average of 82.46, with 9 centuries, and soon was continuing the show in [the 1929/29 M.C.C. tour to] Australia... 251 in the second Test at Sydney, 200 and 32 in the third, at Melbourne, 119 and 177 in the fourth at Adelaide... four years later, four consecutive Test innings in the Antipodes:- 101 and 75 not out against Australia, 227 and 336 against New Zealand'. The article is signed 'R.C. Robertson-Glasgow to the first page. Small hole to centre of each page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £130
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Lot 147
Raymond Charles Robertson-Glasgow ('Crusoe'). Oxford University & Somerset 1920-1935. 'Forty Years On'. Original six page handwritten manuscript in ink by Robertson-Glasgow for 'The Cricketer' magazine's 'Talking at Random' column, probably written in 1964 on the passing of the former cricketer and cricket writer, Frank Mann (Middlesex & England 1909-1931). Robertson-Glasgow is comparing the change in style of cricket writing over time. 'I have in front of me a copy of The Cricketer compiled (as near as may be) 40 years ago. A kindlier outlook on out Test cricketers and their performances, or occasional lack of it, seemed then to prevail'. With M.C.C. having lost the first two Test of the 1924/25 Ashes series, Robertson-Glasgow refers to the 'Notes and Comments' article saying, '... any feelings of disappointment over the result of the first two Test matches largely disappear. The most pleasing features in the two games have been the bowling of Tate and the batting of Sutcliffe and Hobbs. Though their magnificent efforts failed to secure victory for England, one feels that the prestige of English cricket is nevertheless re-established'. He also recounts the praise given by the Australian press to the English efforts and performances... Perhaps the praise is at times a little fulsome, but surely many readers today would still prefer the blanket to the scorpion? Anyhow, the modern cult of damnation is hard to bear, for players and readers alike.' He also refers to the anonymity of the writer, 'The Onlooker', 'a pen-name that conceals the identity of a very prominent figure in the game'. He concludes by remembering the recently deceased Frank Mann, 'he was one of my heroes. He was courageous and kind, courteous and witty; with a dignity that was yet born of calmness and humour... As a batsman, he was equally calculating whether in defence or in those sudden and titanic assaults on the bowling'. The article is signed 'R.C. Robertson-Glasgow to the first page, and 'R.C.R-G' to the last page. Small holes to centre of each page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
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Lot 148
Alan Ross. Poet, writer and editor. Original five page handwritten manuscript in ink by Ross in 1964 on the subject of Tom Graveney (Gloucestershire, Worcestershire & England 1948-1970), who 'at the age of 37 [has] been written off [as an England player]'. Ross describes Graveney as one who 'appears to enjoy the game... a symptom, to puritan critics, of lack of guts... [Graveney] has suffered in public estimation from an apparent distaste for the hurly-burly... phrases reflecting on his temperament or on his fighting qualities under pressure have been bandied about... what has never been in dispute is the beauty of Graveney's stroke play, the correctness of his technique, his poise and general assurance... he remains with Wardle the most wasted and neglected of England's post-war cricketers...'. Ross continues by listing Graveney's many county and Test achievements, how he is 'incapable of an ugly stroke... devoid of violence and impetuosity'. He considers how Graveney had changed over ten years, 'Where once there was a faint air of complacency, a disinvolved virtuosity, there is [now] a greater astringency, sterner application...'. Ross also describes how Graveney's inconsistencies were in part due to circumstances, 'But it remains a fact that in his five series against Australia he failed either to clinch his place or fully to impose himself in a fashion commensurate with his gifts... but on the evidence of the present the result is pure loss'. Small holes to centre of each page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £70
Ross was a poet inspired by his experiences in World War II. He became a sports writer for The Observer in 1950, and their cricket correspondent in 1953. Graveney was subsequently reselected to play for England, making his final Test appearance in 1969 when he was banned from Test cricket after making an appearance in a benefit match on a Sunday in the middle of a Test match in which he was playing
Lot 149:
Lot 149
Maxwell Henry Norman "Max" Walker. Victoria & Australia 1968-1982. 'Great Catches Win Matches'. Original nine page handwritten manuscript for an article written by Walker on the subject of the 'Shell Ultra Classic Catches' competition recently introduced by Australia's Channel Nine. Writing during the 1985/86 season, Walker describes how easy it used to be 'that a sideways glance at a good looking bird in a bikini or an untimely chat with an outspoken Pom meant missing the best or only catch of the day!' and how 'That sort of gut wrenching feeling used to be almost as bad as spilling a sitter in front of the lads at fine leg or Bay 13 at the MCG', but how with 'the use of new technology in the form of electronic scoreboards, at both the MCG and the SCG, it's possible to get a second chance, as 30-40,000 light globes merge to create a slow motion replay on their huge matrix screens'. Walker describes the skills of the cameramen, and how the commentators compiled the best catches for the new competition and the first winner, that of Allan Border to dismiss John Wright of New Zealand off Dave Gilbert. Walker also described other great catchers and catches including those by Jeremy Coney of New Zealand, Azharruddin and Kapil Dev of India, Greg Matthews and Steve Waugh of Australia etc. Some folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 150
John Michael 'Mike' Brearley. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1961-1983. Three page copy of a manuscript by Brearley with annotations and additions in his own hand. The article was written for David 'Yozz' Hughes' (Lancashire) benefit brochure of 1981. Dated 24th September [1980], at the top of the first page Brearley writes, 'Dear Yozz- Sorry for the delay. I suggest you draw a line between the main article & the nonsense at the end!'. His signature has been cut out of the page. The content of the article is primarily concerning the use of batting helmets and other means of protection, and starts, 'Denis Compton writing in a Centenary Test dinner souvenir programme about going back in to bat against Lindwall and Miller after having five stitches in his eyebrow, says that if helmets had been in vogue at the time he could not have worn one: it would have been "an insult to my manhood"'. The handwritten 'nonsense' at the end of the article relates to the difficulty of setting a field to Hughes, and was included in the published Benefit brochure. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 151
William John 'Bill' Edrich. Middlesex & England 1937-1958. 'Broadcast to India'. Single page handwritten letter to John Arlott at the BBC dated 31 October 1947 with accompanying script for the proposed broadcast to India, requesting a typed copy of it for reference and awaiting further details. The six-page manuscript and the letter are contained in a red slipcase. The text starts: 'I played my first big game for Norfolk, my home county, against the All Indian touring side of 1932 and well do I remember the devastating bowling of Mohammed Nissar and the exhilarating batting of C K Nayudu'. He recalls touring India with Lord Tennyson ten years earlier and the successes of the 1946 Indian tourists particularly Merchant, Mankad, Hazare and Modi but the visitors lacked fast bowlers. He recalls 'Duleep' and the 1946/47 M.C.C. tour to Australia and comments state by state on their players, the cities and grounds and the varying conditions encountered in each state. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Edrich played in all five Tests on the first M.C.C. tour following the end of the Second World War. Australia won the series 3-0 with two matches drawn
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Lot 152
WITHDRAWN

Robert 'Bob' Appleyard. Yorkshire & England 1950-1958. A collection of original typed manuscripts with handwritten annotations and notes of a series of articles written by Appleyard for the Daily Express. The articles were written while Appleyard was in hospital from 1952 to 1954 with tuberculosis. Subjects covered include being spotted by, Ernest Holdsworth, chairman of the Yorkshire County selection committee, the frustrations of hospitalisation, the birth of his daughter, his determination to recover and return to playing for Yorkshire, overcoming his illness and gaining his first England cap etc. Accompanying the manuscripts is a collection of letters from admirers, congratulating him on his recovery and grateful for the inspiration given to others, his success in Test cricket, religious faith etc. An excellent personal account of Appleyard's life. Sold with a modern printout of a manuscript for a book which appears to be a history centred around the Bradford League, written by an unknown Australian with Yorkshire connections, sent to Appleyard possibly for his comments. G
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Hammer price: withdrawn
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Lot 153
Bryan Herbert Valentine. Kent, Cambridge University & England 1927-1948. M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1938/39. 'Timeless' Test series. Official M.C.C. Christmas card with mono team photograph to centre. Inscription in ink, 'Having a marvellous time. This tour is full of fun'. Signed by Valentine. Tape repairs and some wear, generally in fair condition. Sold with a mono press photograph of Valentine, head and shoulders wearing cricket attire and Cambridge University cap, dated 22nd May 1933. 4"x5.25". Some wear, generally good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £60
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West of England cricket archive 1943-1945. Brown album comprising an excellent selection of over seventy original photographs, fixture lists, programmes etc, some of which are signed. Many of the players who took part in matches were first-class and international cricketers. Notable players include T.W. Goddard, F.R. Santall, R.J.O. Meyer, W.R. Hammond, R.T.W. Perks, R. Cristofani, S. Pothecary, T. Barling etc. Original press photographs include the match in progress of West of England v United Service, Clifton College, 20th May 1944 with the impressive backdrop of the College. The West of England team v Lord's XI at Lord's, 8th July 1944, with three others from the match, one of five of the players watching on from the pavilion, another of the match in progress, and one of the brothers B.H. and M.D. Lyon who captained the two sides. West of England team photograph for the match v New Zealand, Worcester, 2nd June 1945. The West of England team walking on to the pitch at Lord's 1945. Signed photographs include F.H. Vigar (Essex) in batting pose, a candid photograph of Harold Gimblett dated 30th July 1945, Arthur Fagg (Kent & England) etc. Scorecards include South v North, Gloucester, 27th-28th July 1943, nicely signed in ink by twenty two players. Signatures include Fagg, R.E.S. Wyatt, Nutter, Goddard, Fiddling, Iddon, Constantine, Martindale, Duckworth, Achong etc. Also included is a copy of 'West of England Cricket', by K.G. Bird, published in 1945 (Padwick 937). Other scorecards include v Royal Australian Air Force, Clifton College, 9th September 1944, v New Zealand, Glastonbury, 14th July 1945, signed to verso in pencil by ten New Zealand players etc. Sold with an official mono photograph of the West of England team for the match v The Australians, Bristol, 2nd September 1944. The photograph, 10"x7.5", laid to photographer's mount, overall 14"x11", players' names and title inscribed to lower border of mount. Odd faults, generally in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £600/900
Hammer price: £1200
G.O.J. Elliott was the founder and secretary of the West of England Cricket Club, set up to raise funds for War charities. Elliott later became secretary of Leicestershire C.C.C.
Lot 155:
Lot 155
Kent C.C.C. c1936. Page nicely signed in ink by thirteen Kent players. Signatures include Chapman, Freeman, Levett, Lewis, Watt, Ames, Wright, Valentine, Knott, Todd, Ashdown, Fagg etc. The signature of Lewis on piece laid down. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 156:
Lot 156
Kent C.C.C. c1930s. Page signed in ink (one in pencil) by seven Kent players. Signatures are Chapman, Woolley, Fagg, Todd, Sunnucks, Watt and Wright. The signatures of Chapman and Watt on pieces laid down, Chapman signed in pencil. Also a signature of C.H. Knott on piece, adhesive mark affecting the signature. Eight signatures in total. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 157
Kent C.C.C. c1933/4. Large album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Kent players. Signatures are Chapman (Captain), Levett, Woolley, Valentine, Ames, Todd, Fagg, Wright, Watt, Lewis, Ashdown and Ashwell. Also signed to verso in pencil by eleven Sussex players including Tate, Cook, Cornford, Wensley, John Langridge, Greenwood, Cox etc. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
Arthur Ashwell (Kent 1933-1934) played only four first class matches
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Kent and Warwickshire c1937. Album page signed in pencil by twelve Kent players. Signatures include Ashdown, Ames, Taylor, Lewis, Sunnocks, Woolley, Foy etc. Also signed to verso in ink by ten Warwickshire players including Wyatt, Cranmer, Santall, Kilner, Dollery, Ord etc. Sold with two small mono photographs of Kent players, one of Ames and Valentine, the other of Ashdown. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £110
Howard Taylor (Kent 1937) played only three first class matches
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Middlesex C.C.C. c1895. Decorative album page very nicely signed in ink to both sides by ten Middlesex players. Signatures are Webbe (Captain), Bromley-Davenport, Hayman, MacGregor, O'Brien, Stoddart, Lucas, Bray, Wilson and Hornsby. Also signed by H.H. Marriott (Leicestershire 1894-1902).
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £340
H.J.H. Hornsby played only one first class match for Middlesex in 1893
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Lot 160
Sussex C.C.C. 1937. Album page nicely signed in ink (one in pencil) by eleven members of the Sussex team. Signatures include Holmes (Captain), James Langridge, Oaks, J.H. Parks, Cornford, H.W. Parks, John Langridge, Cox, Hammond etc. Trimming to corners, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Worcestershire C.C.C. 1927. Large album page nicely signed in ink by eleven Worcestershire players. Signatures include Ponsonby (Captain), Toppin (four matches), Lane, Gibbons, Rogers, Tarbox, Price, Wright, Fox etc. Small adhesive marks to top edge, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £95
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Lot 162
Worcestershire C.C.C. 1929. Album page nicely signed in ink by ten Worcestershire players. Signatures include Coventry (Captain), Gilbert, Quaife, Gibbons, W.V. Fox, Wright, Jackson etc. Adhesive marks to top corners, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
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Worcestershire and Derbyshire 1931. Album page nicely signed in ink and pencil to one side by twelve Worcestershire players, and to the verso in ink by eleven Derbyshire players. Worcestershire signatures include Walters (Captain), Williams, Quaife, White, Gibbons, Brook, Perks, Jackson etc. Derbyshire signatures include Richardson (Captain), Slater, Townsend, Lee, Worthington, Alderman, Storer, Hutchinson etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
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Lot 164
Worcestershire C.C.C. 1934. Album page nicely signed in ink by nine Worcestershire players. Signatures include Walters (Captain), Martin, Bull, Howarth, Jackson, Perks etc. Small adhesive marks to top edge, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 165
Worcestershire C.C.C. 1900s-1950s. Fourteen signatures in ink and pencil on pieces laid to labels, laid to an unofficial autograph sheet. Signatures in ink are Jewell, Foster, Preece, Tarbox, Pearson, Coventry, Higgins and White. Signatures in pencil are Howarth, Palmer, Martin, King, Jenkins and Cooper. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 166
Australia 1931/32. First Test match played at Brisbane. Page nicely signed in pencil and two in ink on Lennons Hotel, Brisbane letterhead, by eleven members of the Australian squad for the first Test v South Africa, Brisbane, 27th November- 3rd December 1931. Signatures are Woodfull (Captain), Oldfield, McCabe, Bradman, Nitschke, Wall, Oxenham, Rigg, Ironmonger, Ponsford and Nash. Lacking the signatures of Grimmett and Kippax who played in the match. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £240
Australia beat South Africa by an innings and 163 runs. Bradman top scored in the match with 226 runs in Australia's only innings
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Lot 167
South Africa tour to England 1935. Album page nicely signed in ink by fourteen members of the South African touring party. Signatures include Wade (Captain), Cameron, Rowan, Langton, VIljoen, Siedle, Dalton, Nourse etc. Sold with sixteen candid photographs of the fifteen members of the South African touring party and one of a match in progress. Two photographs are signed by the featured players, Nourse and Dalton. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
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Lot 168
South Africa tour to England 1935. Page nicely signed in ink by fourteen members of the South Africa touring party. Signatures are Wade (Captain), Cameron, Mitchell, Viljoen, Dalton, Bell, Tomlinson, Vincent, Nourse, Williams, Langton, Crisp, Balaskas and Rowan. Lacking the signature of Siedle. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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M.C.C. tour to Australia and New Zealand 1935/36. Large album page nicely signed in ink by fourteen members of the M.C.C. touring party. Signatures include Holmes (Captain), Human, Griffith, James Langridge, Mitchell-Innes, Barber, Lyttleton, Smith, Hardstaff, Sims etc. Also to verso twelve signatures of the Queensland team for the Sheffield Shield match v New South Wales, Brisbane, 8th-12th November 1935. Signatures include Levy (Captain), Andrews, Christy, Wyeth, Bensted, Cook, Allen, Tate etc. Some age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £130
The M.C.C. touring party essentially comprised of young up and coming players to help them gain experience with a view to the forthcoming 1936/37 full Ashes tour
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Lot 170
India tour to England 1952. Album page signed in ink by ten members of the India touring party. Signatures include Hazare (Captain), Shinde, Ghulan Ahmed, Sen, Roy, Ramchand, Mantri, Gopinath, Adhikari etc. Slight smudging to some signatures, adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
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Lot 171
Australia tour to England 1961. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve members of the Australian touring party. Signatures include Neil Harvey, Alan Davidson, Ian Quick, Barry Jarman, Brian Booth, Graham McKenzie, Lindsay Kline, Frank Misson, Bill Lawry, Colin McDonald etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
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Lot 172
New Zealand tour to United Kingdom, Prudential World Cup 1979. Official autograph sheet nicely signed in ink by all fifteen members of the New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Burgess (Captain), Howarth, Cairns, Chatfield, Edgar, Hadlee, Morrison, Wright etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 173
Australia tour to England 1938. Montage comprising two album pages nicely signed in ink by thirteen members of the Australia touring party and seventeen England players. Australia signatures include Bradman (Captain), Fleetwood-Smith, Brown, Barnes (signed twice), Chipperfield, McCabe, O'Reilly etc. England signatures include Hammond (Captain), Paynter, Hutton, Edrich, Leyland, Verity, Compton, Wright etc. Also a complete official scorecard for the fifth Test played at The Oval, 20th-24th August 1938 in which Len Hutton made his record score of 364 in England's record total of 903-7 declared. Also in the montage are a selection of seventeen cigarette cards and a mono postcard of the Australia touring party. Framed and glazed overall 23.5"x19.5". Sold with a folder comprising meticulously compiled notes relating to the montage and the tour. Some foxing to the scorecard, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £300
The five match Ashes series was drawn 1-1 with two matches drawn and the Old Trafford Test abandoned without a ball bowled. England won the 'timeless' fifth Test at The Oval by an innings and 579 runs
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Lot 174
'War Cricket 1940. British Empire XI v London Counties'. Montage comprising two album pages nicely signed in ink (three in ink) by seventeen players and three additional signatures on pieces, all laid down to a larger page. Signatures include Eastman, Smith (Essex), Todd, Fagg, Watt, Wright (Kent), Hulme, Compton, Durston (Middlesex), Sandham, Brooks (Surrey), Wellard, Lee (Somerset) etc. Also included is an official complete scorecard for British Empire XI v London Counties XI played at Lord's, 13th July 1940, which the London Counties XI won by 104 runs. The scorecard is signed in pencil by C.J.E. Jones, Hon. Sec. of the London Counties team. Framed and glazed overall 28"x22". G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
Lot 175:
Lot 175
Pakistan tour to England 1954. Page nicely signed in ink by sixteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Signatures include A.H. Kardar (Captain), Khalid Hassan, Fazal Mahmood, Imtiaz Ahmed, Waqar Hassan, Wazir Mohammad, Zulfiqar Ahmed, Ikram Elahi etc. Sold with two official mono postcards of the Pakistan team. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 176:
Lot 176
Pakistan tour to England 1962. Official autograph sheet signed in ink by eighteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Players' signatures include Javed Burki (Captain), Hanif Mohammad, Antao DeSouza, Mushtaq Mohammad, Intikham Alam, Saeed Ahmad, Shahid Mahmood, Asif Ahmad etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 177:
Lot 177
Pakistan tour to England 1967. Autograph sheet on Kennington Oval letterhead, nicely signed in ink by eleven members of the Pakistan touring party. Signatures include Hanif Mohammad, Mushtaq Mohammad, Wasim Bari, Pervez Sajjad, Niaz Ahmed, Salim Altaf, Asif Iqbal etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 178:
Lot 178
Pakistan tour to England 1971. Official autograph sheet signed in ink by seventeen members of the Pakistan touring party. Signatures include Intikhab Alam (Captain), Asif Iqbal, Pervez Sajjad, Wasim Bari, Asif Masood, Sadiq Mohammad, Zaheer Abbas, Talat Ali, Imran Khan etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 179:
Lot 179
Pakistan tour to England 1978. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all nineteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Signatures include Wasim Bari (Captain), Wasim Raja, Sarfraz Nawaz, Sadiq Mohammad, Javed Miandad, Sikandar Bakht, Mudassar Nazar, Abdul Qadir, Mohsin Kahn etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 180:
Lot 180
Pakistan tour to England 1982. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all eighteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Signatures include Imran Khan (Captain), Zaheer Abbas, Majid Khan, Wasim Bari, Javen Miandad, Sarfraz Nawaz, Wasim Raja, Mudassar Nazar, Abdul Qadir, Salim Malik etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 181:
Lot 181
Pakistan tour to England 1987. Official autograph sheet signed in ink by fifteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Signatures include Imran Khan (Captain), Mudassar Nazar, Mansoor Akhtar, Salim Malik, Shoaib Mohammad, Manzoor Elahi, Wasim Akram, Saleem Jaffar, Ejaz Ahmad etc. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 182:
Lot 182
Pakistan tour to England 1992. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all twenty members of the Pakistan touring party. Players' signatures include Javed Miandad (Captain), Salim Malik, Aamir Sohail, Ataur Rahman, Inzamam-Ul-Haq, Moin Khan, Mushtaq Ahmed, Ramiz Raja, Rashid Latif, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram etc. Sold with two further official autograph sheets for the Pakistan 'A' Team tour to England 1997, and Pakistan to England 2003 etc. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £35
Lot 183:
Lot 183
Surrey 'County Cricket Champions 1952-1958'. Official autograph sheet very nicely signed by seventeen members of the Surrey team of 1958. Signatures include May, Loader, Clark, Edrich, Lock, Barrington, E. & A. Bedser, Constable, Laker, Stewart, Parsons etc. Minor browning to card to page edges otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 184:
Lot 184 Lot 184
Nottinghamshire 1929-1931. Large album page signed in ink by eighteen players from the period. Signatures include Arthur Carr, Voce, Larwood, Lilley, Walker, Payton, Gunn, Richmond, Staples, Keeton, L. Kirk, Hardstaff, Iremonger, Harris. Gunn has signed the page twice. To verso are fourteen ink signatures of 'First Class Umpires 1931-32'. Signatures include Dolphin, J. Stones, A. Skelding. Hitch, H.G. Baldwin, Harding Young, F.I. Walden, George Beet etc. Small tear to page edge, old tape marks to lower border of page, to verso. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £100
Nottinghamshire were County Champions in 1929. The Nottinghamshire signatures appear to have been added to the page over the three years.
Lot 185:
Lot 185 Lot 185
Yorkshire Test players. Two A4 cards signed by over seventy Yorkshire Test players. Signatures include Tendulkar, Vaughan, Trueman, R. Richardson, Boycott, Bairstow, Hoggard, Rhodes, Appleyard, Illingworth, Old, Balderstone, Gough, Katich, Close, Bowes, Wardle (laid down), Watson, Silverwood, Padgett, Hampshire etc. Some duplication of signatures. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 186:
Lot 186
Sussex C.C.C. c1938. Album page nicely signed in black ink by twelve Sussex players. Signatures are Holmes (Captain), Stainton, James Langridge, John Langridge, J. Cornford, W. Cornford, J. Parks, Nye, Cox, Bartlett, Hammond and H. Parks. Horizontal fold, light adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 187:
Lot 187
Middlesex C.C.C. 1963-2005. Blue folder comprising twenty eight official autograph sheets for the period. Seasons are 1963, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980-1985, 1988, 1989, 1991-2005. Earlier signatures include Drybrough, Parfitt, Titmus, Murray, Moss etc. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £220
Lot 188:
Lot 188
England Test players. Folder comprising over six hundred signatures on unofficial sheets, some on labels laid down, a few reproductions. Signatures include Gover, Denness, M. Stewart, Grieg, Graveney, A. Bedser, Oakham, Lever, Luckhurst, Cartwright, Doggart, Insole, Dilley, Woolmer, Mann, Swetman, Carr, Simpson, Snow, Underwood, Subba Row, Parks, Gifford etc. Some duplication. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £100
Lot 189:
Lot 189
England international and county autographs. Three printed sheets, eight comprising eighteen signatures. Cards are 'England Captains- One Day Internationals 1971-1992', '[County] Captains 1996/97', and 'Wicketkeepers'. Signatures include Illingworth, Brearley, Gifford, Close, Boycott, Gatting, Denness, Willis, Emburey, Edrich, Botham, Gooch, Greig etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 190:
Lot 190
England and county autographs 1982-2003. A selection of eighteen official and unofficial autograph sheets. Sheets include England v West Indies Texaco Trophy One Day Internationals, 19th, 21st & 23rd May 1988. Northamptonshire 1982, Nottinghamshire 1990, Yorkshire 1996, Gloucestershire 1990, Worcestershire 2000, Middlesex 1988/89 etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 191:
Lot 191
England Test players. Eight unofficial autograph sheets signed by former Test players. Signatures include Swetman, Amiss, A. Bedser, Cartwright, Statham, Tyson, Higgs, Sheppard, Hayes, Warr, Dewes, Evans, Brookes, Denness, Woolmer, Old, Parfitt, Washbrook, Ames, Wright, Gifford, Graveney, Hardstaff, Trueman, Illingworth, Gatting, Atherton etc. Over one hundred and seventy signatures in total. Some duplication. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 192:
Lot 192
Autograph sheets 1982-2003. A selection of official and unofficial county and international autograph sheets. Counties include Hampshire 1982, Sussex 1983 and 1991, Warwickshire 1987, Lancashire 1992, Somerset 1993, 1995, 1998 and 2003, Durham 1999 etc. Also a fully signed Zimbabwe Cricket Union autograph sheet for the Prudential World Cup 1983, and three New Zealand domestic autograph sheets early 1990s. Qty 15. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £120
Lot 193:
Lot 193
Lancashire C.C.C. Five official autograph sheets for 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2010. Signatures include Crawley, Atherton, Anderson, Fairbrother, Flintoff, Hegg, Chapple, Law, Loye, Cork, Hooper, Mahmood etc. Lacking the odd signature. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 194:
Lot 194
Alexander Josiah Webbe. Oxford University, Middlesex & England, 1875-1900. Handsome eight page folding illuminated address/manuscript to Webbe from the Wykehamists cricketers in 1910. To front cover in beautiful illuminated lettering 'To A.J. Webbe from 1875 to 1910 the Harrowian friend and supporter of Winchester cricket from some of those Wykehamists who during that period have played for their school against him and who hope that his energy and interest in the game may long continue'. The following five pages, continued in the same hand and with beautiful decorative borders in red and gold, list the players names who supported this presentation to Webbe including Bonham Carter, Lord Chelmsford, Leveson Gower, J.R. Mason, W.A. Thornton etc. In original silk lined book presentation box with gold clasp and 'A.J.W. 1910' to spine. The box has a clean broken hinge. Very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £140
Alexander Webbe played 247 matches for Middlesex and went on Lord Harris' tour to Australia and New Zealand in 1878/79. He was Captain of Middlesex from 1885-1898
Lot 195:
Lot 195
M.C.C. '114th Anniversary Dinner' 1901. Excellent official menu for the M.C.C. Dinner held at Lord's on the 4th May 1901. The four page card menu with decorative front cover showing the M.C.C. emblem to centre and titles in red. Menu, wines and Toast list to centre pages, programme of music to rear page. 'D.M. Sherwill, Manager' to lower border. Small tear to fold, otherwise in good condition. A rare menu
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 196:
Lot 196
'Lord's Centenary Dinner 1914'. Large official menu for the Dinner held at the Hotel Cecil on Tuesday 23rd June 1914. Centre pages detached, the original ribbon tie in fragile condition has been laid down to the front cover. Some ageing, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
Lot 197:
Lot 197
'The 150th Anniversary of the Marylebone Cricket Club 1937'. An official menu and invitation card for the Dinner held at the Savoy Hotel, 15th July 1937. The menu with ribbon tie, centre pages with an engraving of a 'Grand Cricket Match', Lord's 1793, menu and toast list. Minor ageing, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official menu for a lunch given by the Madras Cricket Club for the 'Presidency Cricket Match', 13th January 1937. Adhesive damage to front cover. Qty 3
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 198:
Lot 198
Gloucestershire C.C.C. 1936. Official menu for the Dinner held at the Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol, Friday April 24th 1936. The four page menu with reproduction photograph of W.G. Grace in batting pose to front cover, menu and toast list to centre pages. Minor staining otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
Lot 199:
Lot 199
Surrey C.C.C. 1953-1956. Three official menus for the 'Championship Dinner' held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, 2nd December 1953, 1st December 1955, and 28th November 1956. Each menu features a mono photograph to centre pages of the County Championship winnings teams (one detached). Also two 'Annual Dinner' official menus held The Oval, 28th April 1954 and 27th April 1955. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
Lot 200:
Lot 200
Australia tour to England 1956. Worcestershire C.C.C. official menu for the 'Dinner to Welcome the Australian Touring Side) held at The Guildhall, Worcester, 2nd May 1956. The folding menu with decorative cover, toast list to centre. Originally Len Maddox's copy. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £80
Lot 201:
Don Bradman 1930. Rare and original 78 rpm vinyl 'Columbia Gramaphone Co' record with recording by Bradman entitled 'How It's Done- A Friendly Chat by Don Bradman of the Australian Cricket XI. 1930' and two piano solos 'Old Fashioned Locket' and 'Old Bungalow of Dreams' both by Don Bradman. In card sleeve. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 202:
David Stuart Sheppard. Cambridge University, Sussex & England 1950-1964. 78rpm record of Sheppard's message to home, 'David Speaking at Perth, Australia', recorded at Nicholson's Sound Recording Studios while on the 1950/51 M.C.C. tour to Australia. The message was recorded and sent home to his mother, 'Mummy', and sister in England. The vendor's notes say he tells them that meat is available and do they want him to bring some back, and also refers to his cricket clothes. Previously sold as part of lot 10 in the Phillips sale of September 1979. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
Lot 203:
Lot 203
Cricket vinyl records. Box comprising approx thirty 45rpm, 78rpm and long playing records, some signed. Records include 'How to Improve Your Cricket', Jack Hobbs c1920s/1930s. 'Victory Test Match- Calypso', Lord Beginner 1950. 'Victory Test Match', Frank Holder 1959. 'Dinner in Honour of Alec Bedser at the Dorchester, Tuesday 22nd September 1960', gatefold double LP. 'Tribute to Collie Smith' early 1960s. '"V" For Victory', Young Growler 1966. 'The Cricket Society Test Match Dinner England versus Australia at Edgbaston 13th July 1968'. 'The Victorious M.C.C. Team' 1971. 'Here Come The Aussies, Australian Cricket Team' 1972. 'Count on Us/ Tables and Chairs', Yorkshire C.C.C. with Ray Dennis c1980. Signed to the plain sleeve by eleven Yorkshire cricketers including Leadbeater, Lumb, Bairstow, Sharpe, Carrick, Squires. 'It's Just Not Cricket', The Twelfth Man 1984, promotional copy etc. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £105
Lot 204:
Cricket films. England v Australia 1968 16mm colour film with sound titled 'Prospect of Play', produced by Seven Seas FIlms. 'British Timken Cricket Team in South Africa 1950/51', original 16mm film. Modern label incorrectly describes this as the 1951 South African tour to England. A set of seven 16mm short black and white 'M.C.C. Batting' coaching films. Titles are 1 Stance, Grip & Bat Lift, 2 Forward Defensive Stroke, 3 Off-Drive, 4 On-Drive, 5 Back Stroke, 6 Hitting to Leg, and 7 The Cuts. Sold with two 36mm black and white football films, 'Universal News F.A. Cup Final', year unknown. Also a British Movietone News 35mm film of a 'Leicester City Football Match'. Qty 11. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £110
Lot 205:
Lot 205
Cricket games. 'Crickette. The New Indoor Game of Table Cricket'. Burlington Trading Co, Slough, c1920s. Contents comprise bat, ball, stumps and six boundary edges. Wear to original box and lid. Also two different versions of 'Balyna Discbat Cricket' originally issed in 1950. Contents comprise plastic fielders and stumps, cloth playing surface, metal batting mechanism etc. Some wear to boxes, generally good condition. Sold with 'Balyna Football'. Some faults, generally fair to good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
Lot 206:
Lot 206 Lot 206 Lot 206
Greville Thomas Scott Stevens. Middlesex, Oxford University & England 1919-1932. Large scrapbook album with label laid down to inside front cover, 'Presented by the Games Committee of U.C.S. to G.T.S. Stevens to commemorate... 466 not out... Three Years Brilliant Captaincy, 1917, 1918, 1919'. The album covers the period 1920 to 1922 and contains press cuttings, ten scorecards, three original press and candid photographs, two official match tickets for the Scarborough Festival 1920 etc. Scorecards for matches played at Lord's include Oxford v Cambridge 1920, Gentlemen v Players 1920, Middlesex v Essex 1920 (Stevens 82), v Somerset 1920 (Stevens six wickets in the match), v Surrey (Stevens 53 and six wickets), v Lancashire 1922 (Stevens ten wickets in the match) etc. Some wear to covers and fading to spine, otherwise in good condition. Previously sold as lot 44 in Phillips auction of November 1984
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Stevens caused a sensation in 1919 when at the age of 18, playing in a house match at University College School, he scored 466, and was promptly selected to play in the Gentlemen v Players match at Lord's. After leaving University, work commitments prevented him playing regular County cricket, but he did make ten Test appearances for England 1926-1930
Lot 207:
Lot 207
Albert Craig. 'Cricket Rhymester' c1900s. Original single page broadsheet of a poem by Craig titled 'George Brann [Sussex] on a Treacherous Wicket. Respectfully dedicated to Harry Butt, their popular wicket-keeper'. Minor foxing, lights folds, small loss to left edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £225
Lot 208:
Lot 208
'Colin Cowdrey and Geoff Pullar'. Original 1960's free standing card advertising showcard showing the two England openers walking out to bat. Signed in ink by both players. Appears to have been trimmed, 6"x8.5", with card support at back, odd faults otherwise in good condition. Sold with three further advertising showcards for 'Run-it-Out Card Cricket' c1940s, 8"x10" with card support. 'A Sure Hit. Crook's Mitre Brand Cricket Equipment', c1960s. 8.5"x11". Loss to card support. 'Make Sure You Catch Every XXXX Minute' leaflet dispenser featuring a cut-out of Ian Healy in wicketkeeping pose. 14.5"x13". Odd faults, generally good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 209:
Lot 209
'Dinner to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Victory Test Matches'. Official menu card for the Dinner held at Lord's on the 3rd July 1985. The inside 'Menu' and 'Wines' page signed by twenty nine of the guests including many who played in the Victory Tests. Signatures include Hutton, Gover, Edrich, Allen, Mann, Pope, Fishlock, Hassett, Keith Miller, Sismey, Stanford, Ellis etc. The menu split into two parts for display, window mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 13"x18". G/VG. Previously sold as lot 273 in Phillips auction of October 1998
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 210:
Lot 210 Lot 210
Don Bradman. Six Australian Cricket Society Annual Dinner Adelaide Branch menus for 1982, 1983, 1985-1987 and 1989. All signed, four by Bradman. Other signatures are Alan Davidson, Paul Sheahan, Fred Bennett and Neil Hawke. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £60
Lot 211:
Lot 211 Lot 211
Derbyshire C.C.C. Three Derbyshire Cricket Society dinner menus for 1989/90 (two copies) and 1990/91. Eleven signatures in total including Donald Carr, Guy Willatt, Tony Smith, Kim Barnett, Barry Meyer etc. Also a Hertfordshire Cricket Society menu for 1997 signed by Carr, Godfrey Evans and Eric Russell. Sheffield Cricket Lovers' Society menu for 1981 fifteen signatures including Barnett, Wood, Borrington, Brown, Close, Lloyd, Tunnicliffe etc. Qty 5. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 212:
Lot 212 Lot 212
Bodyline. 'The Oxford and Cambridge Association of South Australia'. Official menu for the Annual Dinner held at the Oriental Hotel, Adelaide, 5th November 1932. The menu with decorative covers and pale and dark blue ribbon tie, with four page insert listing Association members, menu and toast list. Plum Warner's personal copy with handwritten notes in pencil in Warner's own hand to last page and inside back cover with his speech notes relating to Varsity matches. Previously sold by Phillips Auctioneers as lot 279 in 1999. Odd minor faults, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £160
The dinner was held during the tour match against South Australia, Adelaide 4th-8th November 1932 before the furore surrounding the M.C.C. leg theory tactics had blown up. In the tour matches leading up to the first Test at Sydney, the tourists, managed by Warner, were unbeaten. M.C.C. won the match v South Australia by an innings and 128 runs
Lot 213:
Lot 213
Cricket Lovers' Dinner Club 1948. Two official menus, one for the inaugural dinner held at the Hotel Metropole, Leeds, 5th May 1948, and the other for the second dinner, held at the Guildford Hotel, Leeds, 26th July 1948. Both menus signed by attendees. Signatures include Herbert Sutcliffe, Kenneth Wolstonholme, Godfrey Evans, A.E.R. Gilligan, Walter Hammond, Jim Laker etc. Some ageing and wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 214:
Lot 214
Australia tour to England 1934. The Institute of Journalists, London District 'Welcome Luncheon to the Australian Cricket Team'. Criterion Restaurant menu dated 27th April 1934. Signed to the front cover in pencil by Charlie Grimmett and Bernard Bosanquet. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £42
Lot 215:
Lot 215
India tour to Australia 1947/48. Official menu for a 'Christmas Cabaret in honour of the Visiting Indian Tourists' held at the California Ballroom, Bathurst, 20th December 1947. The four page menu with decorative floral front cover and scalloped edges, with printed list of the Indian touring party and menu to centre pages. Nicely signed in ink to the front cover by Don Bradman and one other, and to the rear autograph page by Ross Stanford (South Australia & Australian Services) and one other. Minor staining to rear cover, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
The dinner was held during the two day tour match, Western New South Wales v Indians, played at Bathurst, which the Indians won by 104 runs
Lot 216:
Lot 216
Australia 'Centenary Test' tour to England 1980. Official Surrey C.C.C. menu for 'A Dinner to Commemorate the Visit of the Australian Touring Side' held at The Oval, 9th August 1980. The folding menu with silver Surrey emblem to front cover. Signed to rear cover by fourteen members of the Australian touring party. Players' signatures include Chappell (Captain), Wood, Pascoe, Dyson, Border, Mallett, Bright, Marsh, Hughes, Thomson etc. Originally Alf Gover's copy. Originally sold by Phillips as lot 272, 1998[?]. Minor staining to front cover, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 217:
Lot 217
Australia tours to England 1989, 1993 and 2001. Three official signed menus for dinners etc held during Australian tours to England, each signed by current and former international cricketers. Menus are 'International Luncheon Club', Cafe Royale, 20th June 1989 (seven signatures), 'M.C.C. Official Guests', Lord's 17th June 1993 (fourteen signatures), and 'M.C.C. Dinner to the Australian Touring Party', Arundel Park, 26th June 2001 (eight signatures). Signatures include Border, S. Waugh, Willis, Swetman, Tolchard, Cartwright, Sobers, Hadlee, Gatting, Hogg etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 218:
Lot 218 Lot 218
M.C.C. tour to India 1951/52. Original menu for luncheon held on the S.S. Chusan, 16th March 1952, during the return voyage from India. Nicely signed in ink to verso by all seventeen members of the returning M.C.C. touring party. Signatures include Howard (Captain), Carr, Graveney, Kenyon, Shackleton, Robertson, Leadbeater, Robertson, Spooner, Statham, Tattershall, Watkins etc. Also signed by the Manager, G. Howard. Original owner unknown. Minor wear to top edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £120
'Dusty' Rhodes, an original member of the touring party, had to return home early due to injury and was replaced by Ernie Leadbeater of Yorkshire. A handwritten inscription to left edge of front cover reads, 'If we are not back please will you take Bob [family dog?] for a walk. I took him 2.30pm', which shows that interesting cricket memorabilia should not be left lying around the house...
Lot 219:
Lot 219
India tour to Australia 1977/78. Official Australian Cricket Board menu for the 'Dinner in Honour of the 1977-78 Indian Touring Team' held at Kooyonga Golf Club, Lockleys, South Australia, 26th January 1978. The four page folding menu is signed to the rear page by ten attendees. Signatures include Bishan Bedi, Rick Darling, Jim Higgs, Brijesh Patel, Ashley Woodcock etc. Sold with a menu for the 'Gala Test Match Dinner' held at the Sheraton Perth Hotel, 30th January 1992, signed to the front cover by Kapil Dev. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 220:
Lot 220
New Zealand tour to England 1986. Official menu for the 'Dinner to the New Zealand Touring Team', 30th June 1986. Signed to the centre pages by fifteen members of the New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Coney (Captain), Edgar, Barrett (signed twice), Hadlee, Watson, M. Crowe, Chatfield, Gray, Smith, Stirling etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
The dinner was held at the close of the drawn Middlesex v New Zealanders tour match at Lord's in which Angus Fraser made his first-class debut
Lot 221:
Lot 221
M.C.C. & Cornhill Insurance menus 1988-1998. Small blue folder comprising ten official menus for lunches and dinners held during Test matches including v Sri Lanka, Lord's 1988, v India, Old Trafford 1990, Headingley 1994 etc. Each menu has been signed by multiple attendees. Signatures include Alec and Eric Bedser, Ray Illingworth, Jack Bannister, Peter Burge, David Gower, Dennis Amiss, Tom Cartwright, Fred Ridgway, John Snow, John Shepherd, Tom Graveney, Basil D'Oliveira, Mike Denness etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 222:
Lot 222
Sydney Santall. Warwickshire & London County 1894-1914. Single page handwritten letter in ink on 'Sydney Santall Athletic Outfitter, Bournemouth' letterhead, dated 15th April 1952. In the letter to Leslie Gutteridge of Epworth Books, Santall states, 'I wrote an article: "I like to remember First-Class Cricket when I was a boy" for "The Cricketer" which appeared in their Spring Annual in 1940. I want to get a copy of it and Mr. Langford has suggested that I write to you. Can you help me and if so, how much will it be'. Signed 'S. Santall'. Horizontal and vertical folds, some creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 223:
Lot 223
Douglas McPherson Ovenstone. Western Province & South Africa 1946-1947. Single page handwritten letter in green ink on 1947 Springbok Tour official letterhead. The letter from Ovenstone to John Arlott is date stamped 3rd[?] June 1947. Ovenstone is writing to thank Arlott for inviting him and other members of the South Africa touring party to visit the B.B.C. to broadcast a message 'to our friends in South Africa... when we return to S.A. you can imagine the pleasure it is going to be to say when we hear your voice over the air, "Oh, I know old John.... etc" I'm rather inclined to regard youth as a building up of interesting memories to be stored away for that time when we grow old and memories are everything, You have created one'. Signed 'Duggie' A nice letter. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £45
Ovenstone was one of three wicket keepers selected for the 1947 tour and played in no Test matches. A broken finger preventing him playing for half the season

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