Autographed Cricket Ephemera

Lot 44:
Lot 44 Lot 44
Gerald John Villiers Weigall. Cambridge University, Kent & Europeans 1891-1920. Three page hand written note on The Sports Club letterhead, dated 'Sept 2 [1903]'. Weigall is replying to an invitation to attend a dinner, 'but as it is the night before we sail to America I don't feel I can leave the missus as she is coming up on Monday with me & I presume your show is a batchelor party'. Nicely signed 'Gerry J V Weigall'. A postscript contains a derogatory remark referring to the Indian cricketer, Ranjitsinhji, a typical sentiment of amateurs of the period, 'If you are slack tomorrow we might go to Oval in afternoon & see the black man'. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £140
Kent's tour to America in 1903 was the first time a County side undertook a major overseas tour, of which Weigall was a member of the party. They sailed from Liverpool on the S.S. Oceanic on 9th September to play four matches, Kent winning all four
Lot 45:
Lot 45
Rt Rev Cecil Wilson. Kent 1882-1890. Single page hand written letter to The Secretary, Lord's Cricket Ground, dated 24th May 1908. Wilson is writing to '... ask you to kindly send me my tickets for the Universities match [and] my member's ticket to the above address [Halstead, Sevenoaks]'. Nicely signed Cecil Wilson, Bishop of Melanesia'. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £110
Wilson was appointed Bishop of Melanesia in 1894
Lot 46:
Lot 46
Stanley Christopherson. Kent & England 1883-1890. Two page hand written letter dated 24th December 1919. 'Mr S. Christopherson writes to thank the M.C.C. Staff at Lord's for their Christmas Greetings and for the very appropriate card on which they appear'. The letter laid down to page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 47:
Lot 47
William John Fairservice. Kent 1902-1921. Single page hand written letter on 'The White Horse Inn, Bridge, Nr. Canterbury' letterhead, dated 27th May 1934. Fairservice is replying to a request for his and his son's autographs. Nicely signed to the lower half of the page 'W.J. Fairservice' and 'Colin Fairservice' (Kent & Middlesex 1929-1936). The letter laid down to page, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a mono postcard of W.J. Fairservice by Mockford of Tonbridge
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £140
Lot 48:
Lot 48
Frank Edward Woolley. Kent & England 1906-1938. Single page hand written letter sent from Frant, Sussex, dated 1st March 1951 to a Mr Milne. Woolley is writing to acknowledge his signing of a painting. He comments on the current England tour of Australia, 'What a good thing we have broken the spell in Australia- may it be the forerunner of a long line of success', and continues by describing local flooding and hopes for better weather. Nicely signed 'Frank E. Woolley'. Sold with a small candid photograph of Woolley walking on to the field and a mono reprint press photograph of Woolley walking on to the field for his last County Championship match in 1938, at Dover. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £110
Lot 49:
Lot 49
Cuthbert James Burnup. Cambridge University, Kent & London County 1895-1907. Single page hand written letter to John Arlott, dated 5th April 1959. Burnup writes to thank Arlott for a card and that he is sending 'them [sic] to my grandson (16) in Kenya to inform him that I also was young at one time'. Some creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £95
Burnup died a year later, aged 84
Lot 50:
Lot 50 Lot 50
George Gibbons Hearne. Kent & England 1875-1895. Two page letter handwritten in ink by Hearne, dated 22nd March 1889. Hearne is replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £190
Lot 51:
Lot 51 Lot 51
Manley Colchester Kemp. Kent & Oxford University 1880-1895. Two page letter handwritten in ink by Kemp sent from Harrow, undated c1900. Kemp is writing to 'Alcock', possibly C.W. Alcock, Secretary at Surrey C.C.C., looking for a new groundsman, possibly at Harrow where he taught. 'The man we want will be required to look after all the grounds & not to bowl hence we want a good groundsman, not necessarily a good cricketer. Signed 'Manley C Kemp'. Creasing, folds and pin holes, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £150
Lot 52:
Lot 52 Lot 52
Alec Hearne. Kent & England 1884-1906. Two page handwritten letter from Hearne to a Miss Irvine. 19th March 1889. Hearne is writing to offer to obtain his brothers' signatures for her collection. Nicely signed 'Alec Hearne'. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £130
Alec Hearne scored over 16000 runs, took 404 catches and took over 1150 wickets for Kent. He died in Beckenham in 1952
Lot 53:
Lot 53
William Richard Hillyer. Kent 1835-1853. Very early handwritten letter from Hillyer, on folded page, accepting invitations to play in matches for Kent in 1849. The letter headed 'Lords Ground, June 27 [18]49'. 'Sir, In reply to your letter I shall be at Lords ready to play on the 9th [July] and likewise on the 20 of August at Canterbury. I hope in trust you will play the strength of the County would be kind enough to send a list of the Names to Mr. J.H. Dark. Yours truly, W. Hillyer'. Minor ageing, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a typed copy of the letter. A rare and very early letter from a Kent and All England XI cricketer. Previously sold as one of two letters from Hillyer sold by Bloomsbury Book Auctions in July 2005, the pair to this letter was sold by Knights in August 2016
Estimate: £1000/1500
Hammer price: £1100
Hillyer was described as one of the best of all bowlers and he was at his most brilliant in 1845. He took 100 wickets in a season seven times and was the first known cricketer to have performed the match double of 100 runs and 10 wickets in first class cricket. He was forced to give up cricket in 1855 due to illness and died in 1861 in Maidstone at the age of 47 Hillyer played for Kent in the England v Kent match at Lord's on the 9th to 10th July 1849, taking four wickets in the match which England won by seven wickets, and in the Kent v England match played at Canterbury on the 20th to 22nd August 1849, Hillyer taking six wickets in the match with Kent winning by 206 runs
Lot 54:
Lot 54
Thomas Tosswill Norwood Perkins. Cambridge University & Kent 1893-1900. Single page handwritten note on Perkin's personal letterhead, undated. Perkins is replying to a request for his autograph. Nicely signed 'T.N. Perkins'. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
Lot 55:
Lot 55
Cloudesley Henry Bullock Marsham. Oxford University & Kent 1900-1922. Single page handwritten letter from Marsham to an unknown correspondent, dated 27th September 1904. Marsham is replying to a request for a bat, 'I am up in Scotland now & shall not be home for some time, but if I have a bat I will let you have it later'. Nicely signed 'C.H.B. Marsham'. Sold with a mono postcard of Marsham, full length in blazer, Mockford of Tonbridge. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £110
Marsham captained Kent from 1904 to 1908
Lot 56:
Lot 56
John Richard Mason. Kent & England 1893-1914. Single page handwritten letter from Mason to an unknown correspondent, dated 11th July 1906. Mason is replying to a request for a bat in his very neat handwriting, 'I will send you an old bat at the end of this season without fail'. Very nicely signed 'J.R. Mason'. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £110
Lot 57:
Lot 57 Lot 57
Arthur Fielder. Kent & England 1900-1914. Single page handwritten letter from Fielder to a Mr Malyon, dated 23rd October 1944. Fielder is replying to a request for his autograph, and also a request for addresses of other former players, 'You may get A.P. day's if you write to Blackheath Cricket Club, W. Hardinge at St Pauls School, W. Ashdown at Rugby School. I very seldom see any of the old Cricketers, so I am unable to give you any of the other addresses'. Nicely signed 'A. Fielder'. Sold with two mono postcards of Fielder by Mockford of Tonbridge etc. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Kent won the County Championship in 1909, winning 16 of their matches, losing only two. Arthur Fielder took 110 wickets in the season at an average of 20.87 and a best of 8-64 with eleven five wicket hauls. He achieved the unusual distinction of scoring a century (112no) when coming in at number eleven, for Kent v Worcestershire at Stourbridge in July 1909, adding 235 for the last wicket with Frank Woolley, a record in English county cricket
Lot 58:
Lot 58
Robert Elliott Storey Wyatt. Warwickshire, Worcestershire & England 1923-1951. Single page handwritten letter in ink on 'The Old Forge, Wimpstone' letterhead, dated "Nov 10th". Wyatt is replying to an unknown correspondent requesting his autograph. Wyatt comments on the standard of cricket having been low, but there are now signs of marked improvement & I see no reason why we shouldn't retain the Ashes for many years to come'. Nicely signed in ink 'R.E.S. Wyatt'. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 59:
Lot 59
Richard Thompson Spooner. Warwickshire & England 1948-1959. Single page handwritten letter in ink on Warwickshire C.C.C. letterhead, dated 7th May 1958. The letter relates to Spooner's application for membership (of a club?) and confirms he will 'contact Eric Hollies with a view to him becoming a member'. Nicely signed in ink 'R.T. Spooner'. File holes to left edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 60:
Lot 60
Sydney Francis Barnes. Warwickshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, England & Wales 1894-1930. Handwritten one page letter from Barnes replying to Mr [Les] Gutteridge. The letter dated 27th April 1959, handwritten in ink in Barnes' distinctive copperplate handwriting, refers to a change in hotel arrangements for a meeting with Wilfred Rhodes, and Rhodes' daughter and son-in-law, Mr & Mrs Burnley, in London. Nicely signed by Barnes. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £100
Lot 61:
Lot 61
George Herbert Hirst. Yorkshire & England 1891-1929. Handwritten single page letter in ink from Hirst, dated 15th August 1944, to M.F. Wolfe, sports editor of the Liverpool Echo, saying 'I miss my visits to one of my favourite towns and the cricket ground'. Nicely signed 'G.H. Hirst'. G/VG
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £70
Lot 62:
Lot 62
Douglas Robert Jardine. Surrey & England 1921-1933. Yorkshire & England 1891-1929. Single page typed letter from Jardine, dated 18th May 1950, inviting E.R. Rockley-Wilson to a dinner 'on the Monday night of the Lord's Test, June 26th, at the United University Club... [with] 4 old Surrey hands, Fender, Allom, Howell and Block'. Nicely signed in ink by Jardine. Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
Lot 63:
Lot 63
Donald George Bradman. New South Wales, South Australia & Australia 1927-1949. Single page typed letter from Bradman, dated 23rd February 1989, replying to a request from Mick Pope, Assistant Secretary of the Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society, for a foreword for Pope's biography of Roy Kilner (Yorkshire & England, 1911-1927). 'When I read your letter of 8th Feby [sic] I thought at first blush you had presented me with an impossible assignment. Later I revised that to "very difficult"'. Sold with the original typed introduction by Bradman on green paper. 'If you think it suitable for your purpose you are at liberty to publish it'. Signed in ink 'Don Bradman'. Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £120/180
Hammer price: unsold
Kilner died of an infection in 1928 aged 37. In Bradman's foreword, which was reproduced in its entirety in Pope's biography, Bradman compares the sadness of Kilner's passing at such a young age with that of Bradman's compatriot, Archie Jackson. Bradman describes how his first new bat, bought for him by his mother as reward for scoring a century in a county game, was a 'Roy Kilner bat', made by Wm Sykes of Horbury, Yorkshire, whom Bradman later chose as the manufacturer of his own named bats, and used throughout his playing career. Bradman also relates the Australian team visiting Kilner's grave on the 1930 tour and laying a wreath in his memory
Lot 64:
Lot 64 Lot 64
Donald George Bradman. New South Wales, South Australia & Australia 1927-1949. Single page handwritten letter from Bradman, dated 19th December 1991, replying to a request from Mick Pope, Honorary Secretary of the Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society. Bradman thanks Pope for sending a copy of 'Twelfth Man' and of 'the Kilner book which was splendid'. Bradman then states that 'As for your further request I regret that I am unable to accede. For personal reasons I feel unable to write a favourable eulogy of the gentleman concerned'. Nicely signed by Bradman. Accompanying the letter is another, from Pope to 'Bob', dated 8th November 2009, in which Pope acknowledges Bradman's contribution to his earlier book on Roy Kilner, and confirms that 'Bradman did not want to write a short tribute to Trevor Bailey for the 1992 'Twelfth Man', which was a tribute to the Essex & England all rounder. 'The tributes included contributions from: John Woodcock, Doug Insole, Willie Watson, Swanton, Peter May, Godfrey Evans, MJK Smith and Sir Colin Cowdrey, amongst others- but no Don! Perhaps he didn't like T.B.'s style of batting?'. A fascinating and controversial account of cricketing rivalries. G/VG
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 65:
Lot 65
Montague Alfred 'Monty' Noble. New South Wales & Australia 1893-1920. Small single page typed note from Noble to 'Mr Gaston' regarding Noble having left his umbrella in 'the Press Box', during the 1926 Australian tour to England. Accompanied by a single page handwritten letter from Noble to Mr [A.J.] Gaston, on Royal Automobile Club headed paper, dated 4th September 1926, confirming receipt of the mislaid umbrella and also thanking Gaston for the receipt of a book. Sold with a copy of an extract relating to A.J. Gaston's scrapbook by Nicholas Sharp, which provides evidence that the letter was owned by Gaston, then passed through the hands of J.W. Goldman, Irving Rosenwater, subsequently to Christopher Saunders, and hence to the current vendor. Odd minor faults to the handwritten letter, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £120
Lot 66:
Lot 66 Lot 66
William Albert Stanley 'Bert' Oldfield. New South Wales & Australia 1919-1938. Two page typed letter from Oldfield to 'Mr John C. Fison' replying to a request for autographs, in which Oldfield comments 'in the variation of the styles of writing that was so noticeable among the players'. Oldfield also encloses 'a brochure I have prepared of the exciting Tests I played against different England Elevens as I cannot help but feel some of the greatest players of all time operated in that period', naming Jack Hobbs as 'one of the greatest batsmen England ever produced'. Good cricket content. Nicely signed in ink '(Bert) W.A. Oldfield'. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
Lot 67:
Lot 67
Hunter Scott Thomas Laurie 'Stork' Hendry. New South Wales, Victoria & Australia 1918-1936. Single page handwritten letter from Hendry to 'Mr Fison', dated 14th October 1971. Hendry expresses his opinion on how 'Nowadays personal average [sic] are uppermost in players minds irrespective of how the result goes. This is what is wrong with cricket today'. Nicely signed by Hendry. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 68:
Lot 68 Lot 68
Mulwantrai Himatlal 'Vinoo' Mankad. India 1946-1959. Single page handwritten letter from Mankad to personal friends, 'Mr & Mrs Hardy', undated. Mankad refers to his playing days in Lancashire, and his son, Rahul, who played in the Bradford League for Cleckheaton. Signed 'Vinoo ""'. Sold with an original Christmas card featuring a colour photograph of an Indian beach scene to 'Mr and Mrs Hardy' from 'Mr and Mrs Mankad'. Also an original mono press photograph of Mankad being presented to the Queen, presumably on the 1952 India tour to England. Handwritten dedication in ink from Mankad to verso, 'To Mr & Mrs Hardy and family... In memory of very happy days during my stay in Lancashire', dated 25th August 1958. The photograph measures 8.75"x5". Loss and repair to photograph, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £60
Lot 69:
Lot 69 Lot 69
Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell. Barbados, Jamaica & West Indies 1941-1964. Two page handwritten aerogramme letter sent from Worrell in Jamaica to Reginald Lockett, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, dated 10th June 1960. Worrell refers to the 'continued success of the Norton Team. I do sincerely hope that they will regain the Championship this year... If the Norton boys can get the runs Jim Laker can get the opposing side out'. He continues with how he is looking forward to the impending West Indies tour to Australia in 1960/61, and how he misses 'Twelve Summers' of League cricket in England. Worrell concludes by thanking Lockett for his 'invaluable assistance to me and the Norton Team during my summers in North Staffordshire' and sends his regards to players and officials of the Club, in particular to Jim Laker and 'Harry, the Curator of the Club. Signed 'Frank'. Some ageing and wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Lot 70:
Lot 70
William Harold 'Bill' Ponsford. Victoria & Australia 1920-1934. Single page handwritten letter on Melbourne Cricket Club letterhead, from Ponsford to Henry Grierson, founder of the Forty Club. The letter dated 23rd October 1961. Ponsford is writing to thank Grierson for his birthday greetings, and to express his 'keen appreciation of the wonderful treatment I received at the hands of the cricket fraternity on the occasion of my visit to England'. Ponsford concludes by saying he has not had an opportunity to return a tie to Bill Woodfull. Nicely signed 'W.H. Ponsford'. Light folds and two file holes to left edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 71:
Lot 71
John Henry Webb 'Jack' Fingleton. New South Wales & Australia 1928-1940. Single page handwritten letter on The Royal Hotel, Ashby de la Zouch headed paper to 'Mr Butcher'. The letter undated. Fingleton is writing to inform Butcher of how he can contact various cricketers. 'Mr Oldfield is on tour & can be reached care B.B.C. Mr Barnes isn't [on tour]. The Mr Ray Robinson who is [on tour], is not the same R.R. who played for Australia'. Nicely signed 'Jack Fingleton'. File holes, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 72:
Lot 72
Arthur Lindsay Hassett. Victoria & Australia 1932-1953. Single page handwritten letter on plain paper to Henry Grierson, founder of the Forty Club. The letter dated 'London, Saturday'. Hassett thanks Grierson for 'the kind thoughts in remembering my birthday' and sends good wishes to him and members of 'the Club'. File holes and light folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 73:
Lot 73
Ian William Johnson. Victoria & Australia 1935-1957. Single page handwritten letter on Australian Board of Control letterhead, to 'Gubby [Allen]'. The letter dated 16th May 1956, written in London at the start of the Australian tour to England in 1956, for which Johnson was captain. Johnson writes to 'express my appreciation for the honour I feel you have bestowed upon me when you made me a member of the "XL Club" at the Oval this evening and presented me with the tie. I am fully aware of the many great cricketers who are members & feel privileged to join them'. Nicely signed 'Ian Johnson'. File holes and light folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £60
Lot 74:
Lot 74
Colin Leslie McCool. New South Wales, Queensland, Somerset & Australia 1939-1960. Single page typed letter to Jack Sokell, Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society. The letter dated 17th September 1959, during McCool's testimonial year while playing for Somerset. McCool is writing to apologise for his late response, accepting an invitation to attend an event the following February. Nicely signed in ink 'Colin McCool'. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 75:
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Arthur Theodore Wallis 'Wally' Grout. New South Wales, Queensland & Australia 1946-1966. Two page handwritten letter in ink to 'Tony', dated 20th June 1965. Grout opens by discussing travel arrangements in order to enable his wife to travel with him, and comments about positive receptions received at Sydney and Brisbane. Regarding the forthcoming 1965/66 tour of M.C.C. to Australia Grout notes '... where old Trueman is still getting wickets there is still a chance of him coming to Australia. If he gets picked I might have a chance for playing for another ten years'. Nicely signed 'Wally Grout'. A fascinating personal account. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Grout, renowned Australian wicket-keeper, ended his Test-playing career playing in all five Test matches in the 1965/66 Ashes series. He died of heart failure aged 41, less than three years after his final appearance
Lot 76:
Lot 76 Lot 76
Cecil George 'Cec.' Pepper. New South Wales, Australian Services & Commonwealth 1938-1950. Single page typed letter to the Secretary, Blackpool C.C., on 'Cec. Pepper School of Cricket' letterhead, dated 22nd August 1947. Pepper writes regarding that he had not received his fee after having to leave early following a visit to Blackpool. Nicely signed in ink by Pepper. Sold with a typed letter to Jack Sokell, Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society, dated 19th May 1960 regarding a speaking engagement. Signed in ink by Pepper. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 77:
Lot 77
George Edward Tribe. Victoria, Northamptonshire, Commonwealth & Australia 1945-1959. Single page handwritten letter on Victoria Hotel, Torquay letterhead, to 'Jack', dated 5th September 1956. Tribe thanks the correspondent for selling '50 of my Testimonial Books'. Nicely signed in ink by Tribe. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 78:
Lot 78
Arthur Gordon Chipperfield. New South Wales & Australia 1933-1940. Single page handwritten letter, to 'Mr Brackley', undated. Chipperfield is replying in response to a request for autographs, and to apologise for not being able to pay a visit while visiting England in 1972. Nicely signed in ink 'Arthur Chipperfield'. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 79:
Lot 79
Leo Patrick Joseph O'Brien. Victoria & Australia 1929-1938. Single page handwritten letter, to 'Ray', dated 22nd August 1997. O'Brien is replying in response to a request for autographs and reminisces about his two appearances for Australia in the 1932/33 'Bodyline' series and the 1936 tour to South Africa, 'a very good team in those years', in which Australia were undefeated on the tour. O'Brien also relates how he continued playing club cricket until 'an injury forced me to retire when I was about 75 years of age'. Nicely signed in ink 'Leo P. O'Brien'. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
Lot 80:
Lot 80
Leonard Stuart 'Len' Darling. Victoria & Australia 1926-1937. Two page handwritten airmail letter, to 'Mr Townshend', dated 17th February 1984. Darling writes to the correspondent apologising in detail for the delayed delivery of a sweater sent by Darling. Nicely signed in ink 'Len Darling'. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 81:
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John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England 1905-1934. Excellent four page handwritten letter in Hobbs' distinctive neat handwriting, on 'Hotel Majestic, Bombay' letterhead, to 'Mr [C.C.] Speight', dated 15th February 1934. Hobbs thanks the correspondent for his 'promise to send some [stamps] along for my boy, He's in luck this time'. Hobbs continues regarding a lost pen, and 'an extremely hot & uncomfortable train journey from Madras. It was just about the hottest I ever remember'. Nicely signed in ink 'Jack Hobbs'. Sold with the original envelope in Hobbs' own hand. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
Lot 82:
Lot 82
Sir Pelham Francis Warner. Middlesex and England 1894-1929. Single page typed letter on M.C.C. letterhead, to Rev. C. Cheshire, dated 29th June 1940. Warner is replying to a request from Cheshire for his son to be put up for membership of M.C.C. 'I am very glad to hear that your boy has done so well. He must be a very good player and it is certain that he is if Claude Taylor [Leicestershire & Oxford University 1923-1927] says so. You must be very proud of him. I am afraid that no one can be put up for M.C.C. until they are 14 years old. Nicely signed in ink 'P.F. Warner'. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £85
Lot 83:
Lot 83
Elias Henry 'Patsy' Hendren. Middlesex & England 1907-1937. Single page handwritten letter in ink, to 'Mr Ridgway', dated 19th September 1926. Hendren is writing to confirm his availability to play at Lord's, 'but I expect I shall be a little late owing to my having to go to Brentford to do a little training so can you field by sub for a little time for me'. Hendren also refers to his brother [Denis] who 'is not in London this year owing to having to get back to his job in Sunderland'. Signed 'E. Patsy Hendren'. Some ink bleeding and smudging, file holes to top edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 84:
Lot 84
Frederick Richard 'Freddie' Brown. Cambridge University, Surrey, Northamptonshire & England 1930-1953. Single page handwritten letter on M.C.C. tour 1956/57 headed paper from Freddie Brown in his capacity as Manager of the M.C.C. tour to South Africa, dated 26/10/56, regarding match tickets. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 85:
Lot 85
George Oswald 'Gubby' Allen. Middlesex, Cambridge University & England 1921-1950. One page handwritten letter in ink from Allen on Stock Exchange headed paper to Jack Sokell, dated 12th January [1962]. Allen is replying to Sokell thanking him for his congratulations on Allen receiving a C.B.E... in the 1962 New Year's Honours. 'This was clearly an honour to cricket & I was the lucky one'. Nicely signed 'Gubby Allen'. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 86:
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Kenneth Frank 'Ken' Barrington. Surrey & England 1953-1968. Two page handwritten letter in ink to Jack Sokell, Wombewell Cricket Lovers' Society, dated 26th February 1980. Barrington is writing to say he is unable to attend the Society's Spring Dinner due to family commitments. Nicely signed 'Ken Barrington'. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £35
Barrington died of a heart attack the following March while on tour with England in the West Indies
Lot 87:
Lot 87
William John 'Bill' Edrich. Middlesex & England 1937-1958. Single page handwritten letter in ink to 'Ken', dated 1st October 1984. Edrich comments on the forthcoming England tour to India. 'Assuming that the players who are banned at present would be available my dozen would be 1. Gooch, 2. Larkins, 3. Gatting, 4. Gower, 5. Lamb, 6. Botham, 7. Downton, 8. Emburey, 9. Edmunds, 10. Foster, 11. Newman, 12. Cowdrey. My choice of captain would be Gooch'. Edrich concludes by stating that his 'favourite grounds home and abroad are Worcester and Sydney'. Signed 'Bill Edrich'. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 88:
Lot 88
Peter Howard Parfitt. Middlesex & England 1956-1972. Single page handwritten letter in ink to 'John [Arlott]', dated 26th June 1970. Parfitt is writing to thank Arlott 'for your generous donation to my Benefit Fund'. Nicely signed 'Peter Parfitt' G/VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 89:
Lot 89
Charles Anderson Fiddian Fiddian-Green. Warwickshire, Cambridge University & Worcestershire 1920-1934. Single page handwritten letter in ink to 'Mr Whitlock', dated 9th December 1954., replying to a request for autographs. Nicely signed by Fiddian-Green G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 90:
Lot 90 Lot 90
J.M. Kilburn, cricket journalist and author. Handwritten two page undated letter from Kilburn to J.M. Coldham, with three pages of handwritten notes by Kilburn, replying to Coldham's request for information for his proposed book on F.S. Jackson, published in 1989. Kilburn, whose sight is now very poor, offers to provide a list of sources, if required, and suggests that Coldham could not have chosen a more worthy subject and extolls the virtues of Jackson. The notes provides a fascinating insight into Jackson, including his immaculate but not ostentatious appearance, his personal interest in players and their families during the Second World War during his presidency of Yorkshire C.C.C., 'unfailingly diplomatic even after long discussions with M.C.C. over wording of Grace memorial, never... resented the captaincy and authority of Lord Hawke' etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Kilburn was cricket correspondent of the Yorkshire Post for thirty years and the leading writer on Yorkshire cricket for many years, a founder member of the Cricket Writers Club
Lot 91:
Lot 91
Levi G. Wright. Derbyshire 1883-1909. Four page handwritten letter with envelope, dated 12th June 1912 on Midland Railway headed paper, to C.P. Green, collector. Wright describes the cricket matches he has played. 'I can still wield the willow to some extent for although entirely without practice this season my three Saturday afternoon scores have been 28, 2, & 100 not out'. He also comments on umpiring a colts match and bemoans the lack of club facilities to train young cricketers. Also the disappointing attendances at Derbyshire, poor weather, a poor South African side, the strength of the Australians, and comments on the selection for England of Brearley, J.W. Hearne, Warner etc. Excellent cricket content. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
Lot 92:
Lot 92
William Albert Stanley 'Bert' Oldfield. New South Wales & Australia 1919-1938. Single page typed airmail letter to a Mr Dufton, dated 14th June 1973. Oldfield is writing with regard to signed photographs and a brochure presented to Dufton's sons. Signed in ink 'W.A.S. 'Bert' Oldfield'. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
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Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society 1960-1981. Yorkshire. Ten hand written and typed letters to Jack Sokell responding to requests to attend Society functions etc. Correspondents include Len Hutton, Johnny Wardle, Brian Close, Geoff Cope, Freddie Trueman, John Hampshire, Ray Illingworth, Dickie Bird etc. All letters signed by the correspondent. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 94
Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society 1954-1985. Kent. Seven hand written and typed letters to Jack Sokell responding to requests to attend Society functions etc. Correspondents include Leslie Ames, Alan Ealham, Douglas Wright, Stuart Leary, Colin Cowdrey and Graham Johnson. All letters signed by the correspondent. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
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Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society 1962-1981. Middlesex, Surrey and M.C.C.. Nine hand written and typed letters to Jack Sokell responding to requests to attend Society functions etc. Correspondents include Mike Brearley, Ron Hooker, Geoff Arnold, Alf Gover, Alec Bedser, Robin Jackman etc. All letters signed by the correspondent. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
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Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society 1956-1985. Sussex, Hampshire, Essex and Somerset. Eleven hand written and typed letters to Jack Sokell responding to requests to attend Society functions etc. Correspondents include Ted Dexter, John Langridge, Peter Graves, Paul Gibb, Ray East, Keith Fletcher, Lloyd Budd, Abbas Baig etc. All letters signed by the correspondent. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £22
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Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society 1959-1970s. Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Northamptonshire. Six hand written and typed letters to Jack Sokell responding to requests to attend Society functions etc. Correspondents include Tom Graveney, R.E.S. Wyatt, Dennis Amiss, David Steele, Frank Tyson etc. All letters signed by the correspondent. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £48
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Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society 1959-1970s. Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Glamorgan. Six hand written and typed letters to Jack Sokell responding to requests to attend Society functions etc. Correspondents include David Evans, Cyril Washbrook, Brian Statham, Geoff Edrich, C.S. Elliott, Norman Hill etc. All letters signed by the correspondent. Sold with a Leicester C.C.C. autograph sheet signed by fifteen players c1970 including Illingworth, Balderstone, Higgs, Dudleston, Stretton, Booth, Humphries etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
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Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society 1929-1975. South Africa. Five hand written and typed letters to Jack Sokell responding to requests to attend Society functions etc. Correspondents include Russell Endean, A.F. Creese, J.B. Plimsoll etc. All letters signed by the correspondent. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
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Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society 1956-1981. Australia. Nine hand written and typed letters to Jack Sokell responding to requests to attend Society functions etc. Correspondents include Ben Barnett, John Inverarity, Bob Cowper, Ian Johnson, Ashley Mallett, W.J. Dowling, A.R. Barnes etc. All letters signed by the correspondent. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £42
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Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society 1959-1963. India and West Indies. Three hand written and typed letters to Jack Sokell responding to requests to attend Society functions etc. Correspondents are C.G. Borde, Gaekwad, Maharja of Baroda, and Berkeley Gaskin. All letters signed by the correspondent. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
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Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society 1969-1984. Broadcasters, lady cricketers, photographers etc. Eight hand written and typed letters to Jack Sokell responding to requests to attend Society functions etc. Correspondents are Douglas Bader, Peter Baxter, Rachael Heyhoe-Flint, Ken Kelly, Henry Blofeld, Bill Frindall, Patrick Eagar. All letters signed by the correspondent. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
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XL 'Forty Club'. Single page handwritten letter in ink to Henry Grierson, founder of the Forty Club, from Brian Johnston thanking Grierson for his invitation to become a member of the Club. File holes to the letter. Sold with an original Forty Club Christmas card with blue ribbon tie, nicely signed in ink by Herbert Sutcliffe. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
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Evelyn Rockley Wilson, Yorkshire & England 1899-1923. Two page handwritten letter to George Hirst. Yorkshire & England 1891-1929. The letter dated 25th February 1945 and sent from Winchester. 'My Dear George Just a line to hope you are well. It is sad to think you are no longer on the Active List, but no man has served a county so long!. As an old friend of our family I thought you might like to have this memoir of Clem. We think it is well and simply done. D.H.C. (D.H. Crick) is the Bishop of Chester. I hope you and Mrs George are both well. let us hope that before long we shall meet again at a cricket match. No more now. Yours ever my dear George, E. Rockley Wilson. No answer please!'. G
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: unsold
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John Arlott. Single page typed letter from Arlott, dated 21st October 1957. The letter, to E.K. Brown, asking whether Brown is still handling overseas publications such as the New Zealand and South Africa annuals, and the 'S.A. Non-European' annual, as Arlott would like copies for the Wisden book review. Nicely signed in ink by Arlott. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Arlott provided books reviews for Wisden for all but two years from 1950 to 1990
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J.W. Arrowsmith, book publisher. Two page handwritten letter in ink on 'Arrowsmith, Bristol' letterhead to E.B.V. Christian, dated 27th April 1894. Arrowsmith is writing to inform Christian that his book 'will go out for review this day week and will be published the following Monday'. He requests that Christian arranges for sales of the book at cricket grounds and details the terms, 'not sale or return'. The book under discussion is Christian's 'At the Sign of the Wicket', published as one of 'Arrowsmith's Bristol Library' series. Signed by Arrowsmith
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £75
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F.S. Ashley-Cooper. Hand written two page letter on black-edged mourning paper, to E.B.V. Christian dated 7th May 1901 proposing a meeting at The Oval, 'We could talk about our work for the Surrey book. In my chapter on early Surrey cricket I have attempted to deal with the game from the time of Elizabeth until the formation of the Surrey County Club in 1845. I have included biographies of the most celebrated players - Faulkner, Frame, Beldham, Walker, Lambert &c - and have also given details of the matches between Surrey and England from 1793 onwards'. The letter is referring to 'Surrey Cricket, Its History and Associations' edited by Alverstone and Alcock, published in 1902. Christian supplied four chapters and Ashley-Cooper two. The letter nicely signed by Ashley-Cooper. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £85
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Robert William 'Bob' Barber. Lancashire, Cambridge University, Warwickshire & England 1954-1969. Hand written two page letter to Mr Sokell, Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society, dated 15th November 1959. Barber is replying to a request to attend a Society event, but is unable to attend due to lack of transport, and 'am devoting nearly all my time to studying this winter, having an examination to take in some six months'. The letter nicely signed by Barber. Small stain to front page, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a single page handwritten note to Jack Sokell from Jack Bond, agreeing to attend a meeting with Jack Fallows. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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J.M. Barrie. Author of Peter Pan and the Founder of the Allahakbarries C.C. Hand written single page letter to 'Mr Shelton' (Secretary of Nottinghamshire C.C.C.), dated 30th May 1932, thanking him for sending a copy of a Yearbook and apologising for his delay. 'Sir Home Gordon [editor of the Nottinghamshire yearbook 1932-1934] ... has made me feel that I was once again back on Trent Bridge ground (in a boat no doubt)'. Barrie sends his best wishes to the Club 'to whose doings I always turn first in the cricketing news'. Complete with the original envelope. A rare cricket related letter from Barrie. VG
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Barrie formerly worked in Nottingham
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J.A. Best, Secretary, Hambledon C.C. Hand written two page letter on Best's business letterhead to E.V. Lucas, dated 25th August 1908. Best discusses a forthcoming match between Hambledon and England, a revival of famous matches of the past. He relates of disputes within the Club, but 'C.B. Fry dealt with the matter [which] culminated in the present form'. Nicely signed by Best. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £150
The three-day match played at Hambledon 10th-12th September 1908, was classified as first class. Hambledon won by four wickets. E.V. Lucas edited 'The Hambledon Men' in 1907
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Alfred 'Alf' Bew. Three page handwritten letter from Bew to an unknown correspondent, dated 13th February 1888. Bew writes, 'I quite agree with your remarks about Rule 24. I was standing umpire for a crack west end club last season and in a match at Vincent Square a batsman kept his wicket covered with his pads because the bowler was bowling around the wicket. So the bowler had no chance while the batsman could square leg him for four or five runs and on an appeal to me for L.B.W. I put up my hand and the batsman walked up to me and asked me how I could give a man out to a bowler around the wicket. I said to him if your legs had not been in the way you would have been out a half dozen times. Then he began talking and said I did not understand the laws of mechanics. I said damn mechanics it is not cricket to put your legs where your bat should be'. Signed 'Alf Bew' of Marylebone. An intriguing early account regarding the l.b.w. law. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £110
Law 24 of the 1884 code states '[The striker is out if...] Or, if with any part of his person he stop the ball, which in the opinion of the umpire at the bowler's wicket shall have been pitched in a straight line from it to the striker's wicket and would have hit it:- Leg before wicket'. Evidence suggests that the Bew in question may have played a match for the Surrey Club against Cheltenham College in 1869
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Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Hand written three page of letter written on 'Star Hotel, Worcester' letterhead to 'George', dated 21st July 1927. Sutcliffe is replying to a request for autographs and refers to a social evening on Bank Holiday Monday at which 'there will certainly be at least half a dozen of the Yorkshire players attending'. The letter was written on a rain affected day's play during the Worcestershire v Yorkshire match. Sutcliffe bemoans the volume of correspondence he receives and welcomes the occasional wet day to catch up. Nicely signed 'Herbert'. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 113
R.L. 'Bob' Arrowsmith, cricket writer. Two page handwritten letter to Jim (Coldham) dated 3rd October 1982 to Jim (Coldham). Arrowsmith is replying to an enquiry regarding a Harrow match played on 30th June 1906 and suggesting Coldham writes to Harrow School or views the Lord's collection. He also gives details of Ronald C. Franklin who played one match for Essex in 1924, and whom he met once on a train wearing a Cryptics C.C. tie, one of the many clubs for whom Arrowsmith played. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
As well as being a writer of cricket books, Arrowsmith was Wisden's principle obituary writer from 1976 to 1988
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Barrauds, photographers, Liverpool. Hand written single page letter to a Miss Macdonald, dated 5th June 1889. Barrauds are replying to a request for a photograph of Allan G. Steel (Lancashire, Cambridge University & England 1877-1893). '... Steel only sat for us in wig and gown. A copy would be available for 2/6'. The letter nicely signed 'Barrauds'. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Barrauds were well-known suppliers of cabinet card photographs in the late 19th century
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Lord William Norman Birkett. Single page typed letter from Birkett to 'Mr [Les] Gutteridge' publisher, Epworth Press, dated 22nd October 1955, on Royal Courts of Justice headed paper. Birkett is replying to Gutteridge regarding a speech made at a recent dinner in which Birkett had quoted a poem by T.P. Cameron Wilson, 'Sportsmen In Paradise', an original typed copy of which from Birkett is enclosed. Nicely signed in ink 'Norman Birkett'. Folds and minor tears, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lord Birkett was a judge at the Nuremberg Trials, a Member of Parliament, a Vice-President of Lancashire C.C.C., and author of 'The Game of Cricket'. Wilson was an English poet and novelist of the First World War, best known for his poem 'Magpies in Picardy' published posthumously in 1919 by The Poetry Bookshop
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Don Bradman. Single page hand written letter from Bradman on his personal letterhead dated 28th August 1984. The letter to 'James' is in reply to a request for a photograph. Bradman notes that 'your father was born in Lancashire therefore you may be interested to know I am a life member of Lancs C.C. Club'. Minor staining, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
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Neville Cardus. Handwritten two page letter from Cardus on Garrick Club letterhead paper, crossed out and replaced with 'National Liberal Club, Waterloo Place', with original envelope. The letter undated, the envelope postmarked 13th January 1965. Cardus is replying to a letter asking for guidance and advice on how to become a successful writer. Cardus suggests daily practice, sending letters to 'The Cricketer' and 'Playfair', sending a specimen of his work to Cardus etc. 'I myself found it hard to begin! I was always being told that only "Experienced" men were wanted. But, I asked, how can I get "Experience" if you won't give me a start?'. Nicely signed by Cardus. Cardus notes that he remembers the vendor's grandfather, Mr Victor Wahltuch, a renowned chess player who represented England in 1909-1911. Sold with a Times Obituary for Wahltuch. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £90
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Charles Cowden Clarke, teacher, scholar and music publisher. Single page handwritten letter from Clarke to 'A. Mattews Esq' dated 26th December 1850. 'I have sent you a marked syllabus with a subject that I think will please your audience well'. Nicely signed by Clarke. Handwritten inscription in pencil by John Arlott to top margin who notes that Clarke was the editor of 'Nyren's Young Cricketer's Tutor 1787-1877'. Letters from Clarke are rarely seen. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £100
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John Charles Clay. Glamorgan, Wales & England 1921-1949. Two page handwritten letter dated 20 Jan [1962] to 'John [Arlott]'. Clay refers to a photograph taken 'over 30 years ago' and going on to write about Wilf [Wooller] 'who paid the penalty for being so outstandingly more competent than anyone else and they know it... jealousy pays a big part... however I am glad that he will be here to guide us through what may be a sticky couple of years'. Wooller captained Glamorgan from 1947 to 1960. Clay was captain in the 1920s and president from 1960 until his death. Clay and Arlott were good friends and the letter is from from Arlott's collection and has a pencilled note in Arlott's hand at the head of the letter. Some foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Basil Lewis D'Oliveira. Worcestershire & England 1964-1980. Single page handwritten letter on Worcestershire C.C.C. letterhead, undated, to Mr McLeod. D'Oliveira is replying to a question about his favourite Test, and chooses the Oval Test of 1968 against the Australians 'because I so desperately wanted to go back and play in South Africa'. D'Oliveira scored 158 in an England win, so precipitating perhaps cricket's most dramatic political crisis. Nicely signed by D'Oliveira. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £52
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Robert Henderson. Surrey 1883-1896. Two page handwritten letter dated 20th September 1893 to the cricket collector, Charles Pratt Green. Henderson is replying to accept an invitation from Green to 'peruse some of your cricket volumes, and view your collection of hats and pictures'. Nicely signed by Henderson. Adhesive damage to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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Thomas Walter Hayward. Surrey & England 1893-1914. Single page handwritten letter dated 25th June 1903 to F.E. Lacey, Secretary of M.C.C. Hayward is replying to confirm his availability 'to play for the Players at Lord's on the dates mentioned'. Nicely signed 'T. Hayward'. Two nicks to top edges nicely repaired, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £180
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Henry Starr Harrison. Surrey 1909-1923. Single page handwritten letter dated 27th May 1934. Harrison is replying to a request for his autograph and refers to the college which the unnamed correspondent had recently left, and to which Harrison appears to have attended. Nicely signed 'H.S. Harrison'. The letter has been laid to a page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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William Eyton Roller. Surrey 1881-1890. Two page handwritten letter dated 18th March 1946, to Jim Coldham, cricket collector. Roller reminisces about his playing days with Surrey, 'I had 8 years of County Cricket... and a very nice time I had of it- we started at nearly the bottom of the list & ended up as Champion County', and how he 'was playing better cricket at the end of my career' which was ended by a knee injury. Nicely signed by Roller
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
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Charles William Alcock, Secretary Surrey C.C.C. 1872-1907. Very nice hand written single page letter on Kennington Oval headed card from Alcock, to an unknown cricketer. The note, dated 18th June 1885, is an invitation to 'play for the South against the North (Richard Humphrey's benefit) on Thursday next & two following days'. Signed 'C.W. Alcock'. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £140
Alcock arranged the first cricket Test Match to be played in England, England against Australia at the Kennington Oval in 1880. He also edited the Cricket newspaper for almost a quarter of a century, and edited James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Annual from 1872 to 1900. Alcock was also involved in the organisation of the first England international football match against Scotland in 1870, and proposed the introduction of the F.A. Challenge Cup, which first took place in 1872, played at The Oval, Alcock himself captaining the winning Wanderers side.

The South v North match played at The Oval 25th-27th June 1885 was won by North by eight wickets. Richard Humphrey, for whose benefit the match was arranged, played for Surrey 1870-1881. Humphrey drowned in the River Thames in 1906, in impoverished circumstances
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Errol Reginald Thorold Holmes. Oxford University, Surrey & England 1925-1955. Three page handwritten letter on his personal letterhead with original envelope, writing to a Master Robin McConnell in New Zealand. The letter sent from London is dated 1st August 1958. Holmes writes about the M.C.C. tour he led to New Zealand in 1935/36, and that his vice-captain 'was your present Governor General, Lord Cobham'. He describes his continued close associations with New Zealand, 'I am now President of a cricket club called The London New Zealand Cricket Club which provides cricket for young (& some not so young) New Zealanders resident in this country'. He comments on the bad luck experienced by New Zealand in recent Test matches, and how his Club entertained the touring party on the River Thames'. Nicely signed 'E.R.T. Holmes'. Good cricket content. Sold with a mono press photograph of Holmes, 3.75"x5". G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £60
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Donald John Knight. Surrey, Oxford University & England 1911-1937. Single page handwritten letter, undated but written during the first World War, regarding an application for a post 'as a steward on the special train'. Nicely signed 'Donald Knight'. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £80
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Cyril Theodore Anstruther Wilkinson. Surrey 1909-1920. Single page handwritten letter to Jim Coldham, cricket collector, undated. Wilkinson is replying to a request from Coldham for an autograph. Nicely signed 'C.T.A. Wilkinson'. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Wilkinson captained Surrey in 1914 and 1919-1920. An excellent hockey player, he captained England and won a Gold medal in the 1920 Olympics
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William Barclay Delacombe. Derbyshire 1894-1900. Rare two page handwritten letter in ink on Derbyshire County Cricket Club letterhead from Delacombe to the collector, Charles Pratt-Green, dated 23rd August 1898. Delacombe is replying to a request for three copies of scorecards printed on satin for the match Derbyshire v Yorkshire at Chesterfield, 18th-20th August 1898. Yorkshire had just beaten Derbyshire by an innings and 387 runs, Brown (300) and Tunnicliffe (243) making a record opening stand of 554 out of a total of 662 for Yorkshire. Delacombe writes, 'Many thanks for your kind expressions of sympathy for Derbyshire, we certainly do not seem to be blessed with the best of luck & everything seems against us, but I hope after all these years of struggling our efforts will be rewarded in the near future'. Nicely signed 'W. Barclay Delacombe'. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £100
Delacombe served as Secretary for Derbyshire C.C.C. from 1889 to 1907, playing for the team when required. Derbyshire were elected to the County Championship in 1895, having been struggling for the previous seven years
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Levi George Wright. Derbyshire 1883-1909. Four page handwritten letter in ink from Wright with original envelope to the collector, Charles Pratt-Green, dated 17th December 1908. The content of the letter is primarily regarding their Freemason activities. Regarding cricket he states, 'The New Year will soon be with us and cricket once again the chief topic. I hope to have another season to make my 25th but I am rather afraid it is now getting too much like hard work and it will be difficult to maintain my place'. Nicely signed 'Levi G. Wright'. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Wright played a full season for Derbyshire in 1909, his last before retiring from first class cricket
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Edward Maynard Ashcroft. Derbyshire 1897-1906. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Ashcroft to the collector, J.D. Coldham, dated 7th December 1946. Ashcroft reminisces about his playing days 'in what I consider the Golden Age of the Glorious Game, & am proud to have tried my poor skill against such giants of the game as were contemporaries with me, Hirst, Rhodes, Haigh, Hon F.S. Jackson & other great Yorkshiremen such as J.T. Brown & Long John Tunnicliffe. A wonderful team in those days. Surrey with Abel, Hayward, Billy Lockwood & Tom Richardson... It was my delight & pleasure to play both with & against the greatest of all cricketers the G.O.M. [Great Old Man] W.G. Grace. He was at the end of his career but could even then play great cricket'. Ashcroft closes by expressing his disappointment about having to retire from the game, and encourages youngsters following the 'last awful War'. An nice letter with excellent cricket content. Nicely signed 'E. Maynard Ashcroft'. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Ashcroft was joint captain of Derbyshire 1904-1905
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Edward Apsey English. Hampshire 1898-1901. Two page handwritten letter with original envelope from English to the cricket writer, Neville Weston, dated 14th March 1961. English relates how he 'cannot tell you much about W.G.G.[Grace] but my brother Alfred who played cricket for Dorking & Reigate Priory was fielding sub for "Ranji" (who hadn't arrived) in a big match at Reigate Priory & caught him out in the long field'. English also relates his memories of W.W. Read of Surrey,'The last time I saw him I was playing for the Priory at East Molesey. W.W. [Read] was present at that match on behalf of Surrey C.C.... looking out for young players... He was in a bad way at that time & died a few years later'. An excellent letter with good cricket content. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
English died in 1966 at the age of 102
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The taking of the new ball, 1939. Interesting correspondence between W.C. Brown, Secretary of Northamptonshire C.C.C. and R.S. Rait-Kerr, Secretary of M.C.C. The discussion is regarding the subject of the taking of the new ball in first class matches. Typed on M.C.C. headed paper, Rait-Kerr comments on Brown's suggestion regarding the new ball and asks for arguments for and against the proposal. Rait-Kerr states, '... any proposal which will assist the fielding side after 200 runs are on the board is useful, provided it is not going to develop the wrong kind of bowling'. He expresses his concern that 'the advance of swing bowling has been a doubtful improvement, and has almost killed the breed of off spinners of the J.T. Hearne type... I feel your proposal would meet with a much better reception if we could be convinced that it was going to encourage the spinners rather than the swingers'. The letter, dated 16th January 1939, is signed in ink by Rait-Kerr. In his reply of 1st March, Brown states, 'The chief point raised in favour... with regard to the continued use of the old ball at 200 runs although the new ball has already been claimed, was that the spin bowler could be used in conjunction with the fast bowler'. His argument is along the lines that by taking a new ball, a spinner would be taken off in favour of a swing bowler "marking time". He continues to suggest that spin bowlers' '... supposed inability to bowl with anything but an old ball has in late years become somewhat of a fetish' and quotes examples of Freeman for Kent, and Jupp for Northamptonshire who had bowled successfully with a new ball. Ageing and some wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £42
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Cyril Asplan Beldam. Middlesex 1896. Handwritten four page letter in ink from Beldam to Archie Maclaren, dated 19th December 1937. Cyril Beldam is writing to Maclaren to thank him 'four your kind letter on the passing of my brother George'. He describes his relationship with his brother as 'a delightful companion & I am sure that if it had not been our fate to be mixed up in business together we should have been the best of friends & seen a good deal of each other. As it was it seemed impossible for us to see eye to eye due to our different outlooks & from my commercial angle the importance of making profits from any new ventures'. Beldam closes by regretting he will not be able to fulfil a meeting with Maclaren. Nicely signed 'Cyril Beldam'. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
George Beldam was renowned as a pioneer in sport action photography, and published 'Great Batsmen, Their Methods at a Glance' with C.B. Fry in 1905. He died of a heart attack on 23rd November 1937.
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Ronald 'Ronny' Aird. Hampshire & Cambridge University 1920-1938. Three page handwritten letter on Hotel Astra, Bondi Beach, Sydney letterhead. The letter dated 9th January 1955 to 'My dear Plum [Warner]' during the 1954/55 M.C.C. Ashes tour in his capacity as Secretary of M.C.C. Aird is reporting on the Melbourne Test, 'I still cannot believe that what we saw on the last morning really happened'. Australia who had ended the previous day on 79 for 2, needing a further 165, were blown away by Tyson and Statham for a further 33 runs. Aird writes that the wicket was really fast and Tyson looked very difficult. 'Godfrey Evans was magnificent diving full length on either side of the wicket and catching them one handed'. He praises Cowdrey and May, who 'should be Captain and Vice Captain. Cowdrey has the better outlook on the game in my opinion. May does not enjoy Test Matches'. Much on the hospitality received and the huge crowds - 300,000 watched the Melbourne Test, £24,000 receipts. 'We shall I think have paid our expenses for this tour after this match and everything else will be profit'. Signed 'Ronny'. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
Aird was secretary to M.C.C. 1953-1962, and President in 1968-1969
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Harry Surtees Altham. Oxford University, Surrey & Hampshire 1909-1923. Two page handwritten letter dated 16th February 1959 to Mr Warner (H W Warner, Kent follower and collector) replying to Warner's letter which he had read with great interest and enjoyment. Altham does not believe it possible to play more enjoyable cricket than that on August tours with the Harlequins, 'Yorkshiremen may laugh at the 'fancy caps' but some pretty good cricketers wore them and are in company good companions'. Altham goes on to confirm that the 1958/59 Ashes tour in Australia has been disappointing, 'so many things have gone wrong, but I never did trust our batting and the Australians are back to something like their old standard'. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
The Ashes series was won by Australia 4-0 with one match drawn. At the time Altham, best known for his writing, coaching and administrative skills was Treasurer and President elect of M.C.C.
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Anfield Cricket Club, Liverpool. Two page handwritten letter on Anfield C.C. headed paper to S. Swire of Manchester C.C. The letter dated 1st April 1874 and signed by ? Barrett, Hon Sec. 'As subscribers to the County Club we venture to ask your assistance in the matter of a professional bowler. We have a ground man but need a second man who can bowl & might be of use to us in some of our matches'. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Samuel Henry Swire played five matches for Lancashire 1865-1868 and was Secretary of Lancashire C.C.C. from 1873 until his death in 1905
Lot 138:
Michael Colin Cowdrey. Kent & England 1950-1976. Selection of scorecards, letter, CD, postcard, two biographies etc relating to Cowdrey. Signed items include a postcard of Cowdrey signing autographs on board ship, M.R.R. Ltd 'Cricket Hall of Fame Series'. Typed letter to John Arlott on Barclays International letterhead, dated 24th November 1980, signed 'Colin'. 'M.C.C. The Autobiography of a Cricketer', signed by Cowdrey with dedication. Sold with a CD of 'A Service of Thanksgiving' for Lord Cowdrey, held at Westminster Abbey, 30th March 2001, with original Order of Service. Scorecards include England v West Indies, Lord's 1963, Kent v Australians, Canterbury 1975 (Kent won, Cowdrey 151no in Kent's second innings), England v Australia, Edgbaston 1968 (Cowdrey 104, his last Test century v Australia) etc. Handwritten and printed scores. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 139:
Lot 139
E.V. Lucas, cricket author, c1950s. Single page handwritten draft with amendments in Lucas's distinctive hand of the suggested wording for a memorial stone to be erected in honour of William Wilfred Whysall 1887-1930 (Nottinghamshire & England). G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Whysall died suddenly of blood-poisoning in November 1930. The memorial was to commemorate the 'Nottinghamshire and All England Cricketer' for 'his sterling work as a man and his many notable achievements in the field'
Lot 140:
Lot 140
John Beaumont. Yorkshire & Surrey 1877-1890. Single page handwritten note dated 25th March 1889. Beaumont is writing to hope a 'proposed Bazaar will be a success'. Nicely signed 'J Beaumont'. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £130
Lot 141:
Lot 141
William Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk, 9th Duke of St. Albans, Lord Burford. Original signed free-front envelope to Edward Corbett of Winsford, Cheshire, dated 16th November 1838. Nicely signed 'St. Albans' in black ink. An early signature of Beauclerk. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Beauclerk was born in 1801 and played one match for Hampshire in 1817 and M.C.C. in 1825. He died in 1849
Lot 142:
Lot 142
John George Brabazon Ponsonby, 5th Earl of Bessborough. Original signed free-front envelope to Robert Bigsby[?] of Derby, dated 18th September 1839. Nicely signed 'J.G.B. Ponsonby' in black ink. An early signature of Ponsonby. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
John George Brabazon Ponsonby, 5th Earl of Bessborough, played five first class matches for M.C.C. in the 1830s. He served as Member of Parliament for Bletchingley, Higham Ferris and Derby 1831-1847
Lot 143:
Lot 143
Lord Charles James Fox Russell. Original signed free-front envelope to The Lord W. Russell of Buckinghamshire, dated 18th March 1838. Nicely signed 'C.J.F. Russell' in black ink. An early signature of Russell. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lord Russell played eleven first class matches 1833-1851. He was a British soldier and Whig politcian
Lot 144:
Lot 144
Robert Brudenell, 6th Earl of Cardigan. Original signed free-front envelope to Captain Grant of Edinburgh, dated 25th July 1835. Nicely signed 'Cardigan' in black ink. An early signature of Cardigan. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Brudenell played nine first class matches for M.C.C., 1790-1793, including two appearances for England v Surrey in 1793. He sat as Member of Parliament for Marlborough from 1797 until 1802
Lot 145:
Lot 145
Hon. Edward Harbottle Grimston. Original signed free-front envelope to Charles Dalton, Eton College, dated 13th July 1835. Nicely signed 'E.H. Grimston' in black ink. An early signature of Grimston. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Grimston played some thirty first class matches, mainly for Oxford University and M.C.C., 1832-1849. He sat as Conservative Member of Parliament from 1835 until 1841. In later years he took holy orders and became the Rector at Pebmarsh
Lot 146:
Lot 146
Sir John Shelley, 6th Baronet. Original signed free-front envelope to Captain Eyres, Cavenham, dated 14th June 1830. Nicely signed 'J.S. Shelley' in black ink. An early signature of Shelley. The envelope laid to card, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Shelley played eight first class matches, mainly for M.C.C., 1792-1795. He was a notable breeder of thoroughbred race horses including three winners of the Epsom Derby. He died in 1849
Lot 147:
Lot 147
Hon. Henry Cecil Lowther. Original signed free-front envelope to Mrs Fane of Grantham, dated 20th February 1836[?]. Nicely signed 'H.C. Lowther' in black ink. An early signature of Lowther. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £60
Lowther played first class cricket 1819-1843, mainly for M.C.C. and Hampshire. He was a long-serving Conservative Member of Parliament
Lot 148:
Lot 148
Stephen Lushington. Original signed free-front envelope to Mr A Cossett of Goxford, Suffolk, dated 24th June 1836. Nicely signed 'S. Lushington' in black ink. An early signature of Lushington who played in three major matches in 1799 and was mainly associated with Surrey. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Stephen Lushington was born in London in 1744 and was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford. He entered Parliament in 1806, as Whig member for Great Yarmouth, and was a radical for the abolition of slavery and capital punishment. He died in 1873
Lot 149:
Lot 149
Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford. Original signed free-front envelope to a Mr King of Clifton dated and dated 8th March 1825. Nicely signed 'Hertford' in black ink. An early signature of Hertford who was an English amateur cricketer 1797-1799. He was mainly associated with Surrey and was a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club. He was a British Tory politician and art collector. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lord Hertford was born in 1777 and made three known appearances in major cricket matches including playing in the England v Surrey matches of 1797 on two occasions, once for England and on the other occasion for Surrey. He also played for M.C.C. He died in 1842
Lot 150:
Lot 150
Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville. Original signed free-front envelope to a Mr Goldart[?] of Norwich, dated 25th August 1827. Nicely signed 'C. Greville' in black ink. An early signature of Greville, who played for M.C.C. in 1824-1826. Some staining and wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Charles Greville was an English diarist born in 1794 who played first class cricket from 1819-1827 playing for M.C.C. and appearing for the Gentlemen (v Players) and educated in Eton and Oxford. He is remembered for posthumously-published diaries regarding the Royal Family, which caused an uproar in the 1870's. He died in 1865
Lot 151:
Lot 151
Brownlow Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Exeter. Original signed free-front envelope to a Mr John Clark of Newmarket, dated 5th February 1839[?]. Nicely signed 'Exeter' in black ink. An early signature of Cecil, who played one first class match in 1817. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Charles Greville held office in the first two Tory administrations of the Earl of Derby. He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1827 and admitted to the Privy Council in 1841. He died in 1867
Lot 152:
Lot 152
Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey, Walter Burrell, and William Saunders Sebright Lascelles 1820s-1830s. Three original signed free-front envelopes, each signed by the correspondent. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
Paget was a Member of Parliament for Anglesey 1820-1832 and helped found Worthing Cricket Club in Sussex in 1855. Burrell stood as an M.P.1812-1831. He played in the earliest recorded school match for Westminster v Charterhouse in 1794. Lascelles was a Whig politician. He played one first class match in 1818
Lot 153:
Lot 153 Lot 153
'Scottish Cricket Union Official Souvenir Programme of Australians' Visit 1926'. Official programme published for the Scottish leg of the Australians' tour of 1926. The programme covers the three matches played in Scotland, v Western District XI, Glasgow, 17th-19th July, v Eastern Counties, Perth, 20th July, and v Scotland, Edinburgh, 21st-22nd July. The brochure comprises pen pictures and biographies of the Australian touring party, statistics for the 1925 Scottish County Championship season, 'Scottish Cricket Internationalists' etc. Signed in black ink to the title page by nine members of the Australian touring party. Signatures are Bardsley, Ellis, Ryder, Andrews, Gregory, Woodfull, Everett, Oldfield and Ponsford. Padwick 5045. Rusting to staples, general ageing, otherwise in good condition. A rare programme, especially in this signed form
Estimate: £350/450
Hammer price: unsold
Australia beat West of Scotland by an innings and 61 runs, and Eastern Counties by six wickets. The match v Scotland, a two day match in which the Australians scored 563 in their only innings, ended in a draw
Lot 154:
Lot 154
'Old England v Surrey, May 23, 1946'. Official Mitcham Cricket Club handbook for 1946, signed to the front cover by the majority of the two teams who played at The Oval the following day. Surrey signatures include Bennett, Gregory, Barling, Squires, Parker, Watts, McIntyre, Mobey, Whittaker, A. Bedser, E. Bedser etc. 'Old England' signatures include Fender, Holmes, Sandham, Allom, Freeman, Sutcliffe, Tate, Jardine etc. It is likely that the handbook was signed by the players at a practice session at Mitcham prior to the one day match played at The Oval the following day. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £220
The one day match was drawn
Lot 155:
Lot 155
Old England v Surrey 1946. Original mono press photograph of the Old England team who played Surrey at the Oval in May 1946. The photograph signed by all twelve players featured in ink plus the umpires, Jack Hobbs and Herbert Strudwick. Players signed include Percy Fender, Douglas Jardine, Errol Holmes, Tich Freeman, Frank Woolley, Herbert Sutcliffe, Patsy Hendren, Arthur Sandham, Maurice Tate, Donald Knight etc. Some signed to darker areas but otherwise good signatures. The photograph by Central Press Photos measures 9.75"x 8". Minor creasing to edges, otherwise in good condition. A nice image. Sold with official scorecards for the Surrey v Old England matches played at The Oval in 1946 and 1947. Also an album page with press cuttings and signatures on pieces laid down from the 1947 match. Signatures include Gilligan, Hitch, Davies and Parker. G
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £180
Lot 156:
Lot 156 Lot 156
Autographed dinner menus. Three original signed menus for 'The Sydney Barnes Cricket Society 1965, Fourth Annual Dinner', held at the Grand Hotel, Hanley 17th April 1973. Signed in ink to centre page by nine attendees. Signatures include Denis Compton, John Ikin, Freddie Brown, etc. Some staining to cover. 'Sportsman's Dinner', held at The Berkley, Accrington, 2nd April 1981, signed to back cover by six attendees including Dickie Bird, Bobby Charlton, Jack Simmons, Bob Ratcliffe etc. 'Peter Roebuck Benefit Year 1990, Bath Dinner', held at The Pavilion, North Parade Road Bath, 18th June 1990, signed by Roebuck, and speakers, Henry Blofield and Robert Crampsey. Sold with a programme for the 'Brian Lara Experience', Nursery Pavilion, Lord's 6th September 2007, unsigned. Odd faults, generally good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £35
Lot 157:
Lot 157
Leslie Ethelbert George Ames. Kent & England 1926-1951. Menu for the 'Dinner to Celebrate the 80th birthday of Leslie E.G. Ames', held at The Chiesman Pavilion, St. Lawrence Ground, Canterbury, held on the 3rd December 1985. The menu with blue ribbon tie, and featuring a cartoon to the back cover my 'Mac' in combined wicket keeping and batting pose, the caption 'Good at either!'. The menu signed to the front cover by Ames, Godfrey Evans, Hopper Levett and Alan Knott. Mounted, framed and glazed with accompanying Guest List, overall 18"x22". G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 158:
Lot 158
Kent C.C.C. County Champions 1906. Official menu for the dinner given by the Kent Captain, George Marsham, 11th September 1906. The menu with blue borders, printed titles and Kent 'Invicta' embossed emblem to front cover. Centre pages comprise the final County Championship league table, and Kent batting and bowling averages for the season. Printed menu to rear cover with blue borders and 'Conservative Club' embossed emblem. Signed in pencil to the front cover by sixteen Kent players. Signatures of players who were members of the Championship winning team are Marsham, Blaker, Dillon, Hutchings, Day, Burnup and Mason. Signatures of former players in attendance are Marchant, Christopherson, Mordaunt, MacKinnon, Lord Harris, Patterson, Weigall and Bradley. From the collection of J.R. Mason, his initials to the rear page. Minor wear and ageing, small split to fold, otherwise in good condition. Rare in this signed form
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £720
Lot 159:
Lot 159
Kent C.C.C. County Champions 1909. Original menu for the 'Dinner to the Kent XI, Canterbury, October 23 1909'. The folding card menu with printed titles and Kent emblem to front cover, with four page insert listing players who played in both the 1909 and 1906 Championship winning seasons, menu and toast list and musical entertainments. Signed in pencil to the inside back cover and one other page by twenty one Kent players and officials. Players' signatures include Dillon (captain), Weigall, Mason, Hutchings, Carr, Troughton, Woolley, Fairservice, Blythe, Seymour, Fielder, Hubble, Huish etc. Also signed in pencil to the front cover by A.O. Snowden, this being his copy. The insert, with blue ribbon tie, is detached. Apparently lacking photograph to inside front cover. Creasing and ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £470
Arthur Owen Snowden played only one first class match for Kent, in 1911. He made ten appearances for Kent Second XI in the Minor Counties Championship 1911-1914
Lot 160:
Northamptonshire C.C.C. dinner menus. Four official menus for 'Agent's Dinner 1964' signed to the front by Colin Milburn, B. Reynolds, K. Andrews and three others. 'Dinner in Celebration of the Winning of the Gillette Cup', 1976. 'Celebrating 100 years of First Class Cricket at the County Ground 1905-2005', Althorp, 2005, signed to the front by nine attendees including D. Sales, N. Durden-Smith, etc. Sold with eight covers issued to commemorate the last three day County Championship match played at Northampton v Kent, 21st-24th August 1992, signed in total by twenty eight players. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 161:
Lot 161
Somerset C.C.C. autograph album 1940s-1980s. Album containing over seventy signatures, the majority of Somerset players. Somerset signatures include H.F.T. Buse (on piece), H.L. Hazell, L.St.V. Powell, F.L. Angell, K.D. Biddulph, J.M. Parks, C.F.D. Buttle, C.J.P. Barnwell, T.I. Barwell, C.H. Dredge, M. Spurway, A.H.S. Clarke, I.T. Botham, J. Garner, M. Lathwell, J. Redman. S. Waugh, M. Crowe etc. Other non-Somerset signatures include N. Harvey, G. Hick, R. Hadlee, J. Inverarity etc. Some pages loose with tape repairs, otherwise in fair to good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
Lot 162:
Lot 162
'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". Sold with a similar insert from 'A Tale of Two Captains', Bill Frindall, published by Boundary Books, Cheshire, 1992, signed by Viv Richards and Bill Frindall. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 163:
Lot 163 Lot 163
Australia tour to England 1948. Black file comprising an autograph album and five original mono photographs (one duplicated). The items relate to the Australian players, officials and journalists visiting a shoemaking factory in Northampton, 'Richard Taylor & Son (Reliance) Ltd', owned by Reginald R. Garratt, father of the original owner of this collection. The album comprises twenty nine signatures on pieces laid down. Australian players signatures include Hamence, Toshack, Tallon, Miller, Bradman, Hassett, Lindwall, Johnson, Harvey, Ring, McCool, Johnston, Morris, Barnes, Saggers, Loxton etc. The photographs depict the visit with the players viewing the factory and their details being recorded by factory staff. Players featured include Hassett, Johnston, Saggers, Harvey, Morris etc. Each photograph measures 8.5"x6.5" and is laid down to mounts, overall 10"x8". Rare. G/VG
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £190
Presumably for contractual reasons, the players were not permitted to sign autographs. However each member of the touring party were offered a free pair of shoes or boots from the factory. Each player's foot was drawn around for measurement, the player then signed his 'foot'. It is these original signatures that have been laid down to the album
Lot 164:
Lot 164
Frank Henry Crawford, cricket bat maker. An interesting collection of legal documents, patents, contracts etc relating to Crawford's sporting equipment manufacturing business. Items include the original Articles of Agreement (contract) dated 11th December 1884 for 'exclusive agency for sale of Crawford Excellor [sic] Cricket Bat' between Henry Covil Crawford, cricket bat manufacturer, and Richard Alexander Head and Henry Luff trading as John Wisden & Co. and another renewing the arrangement dated 15th January 1897. The contracts signed by the three parties. Also two original Patent certificates, no. 8426 (1884) issued to Crawford for an invention for 'improvements in cricket bats', and Patent no. 18852 (1891) issued to Crawford for an invention for 'an improvement in cricket stump'. Both patents have original correspondence from the Patent Office and include the printed 'Complete Specifications' with printed diagrams for the two patents detailing Crawford's designs. A fascinating and complete record of the Patent procedure from initial application, Provisional Acceptance, Acceptance of Complete Specification, and the issue of Patent certificates. Also included are receipts from the Patent Offices for payment of £10 from Crawford regarding 'Tennis Racquet and Hockey Stick', and receipts for annual patent renewals, legal fees etc. Sold with Crawford's Last Will and Testament dated 15th April 1905 (he died on 26th February 1905) bequeathing his estate to his wife, Maria, also a passport for Miss Olive Crawford, presumably Frank's daughter. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £240
Henry 'Harry' Luff was proprietor of Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack and of the firm of Messrs. John Wisden & Co., of Cranbourn Street. In his early days, John Wisden didn't manufacture cricket bats himself, but was merely a salesman for other makers' products including the Crawford Exceller bat. As the sporting equipment business grew the company moved to 23 Cranbourn Street in London in 1913
Lot 165:
Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire signatures c1960s/1970s. Collection of signed press cuttings and pieces laid down to larger pages. Over sixty Nottinghamshire signatures including Carlton Forbes, Keith Gillhouley, Mike Smedley, Bob White, Geoff Millman, John Springall, Norman Hill, Andy Corran, Norman Whittingham, Brian Bolus etc. Over sixty Warwickshire signatures including M.J.K. Smith, John Jameson, David Brown, Alan Smith, Bob Barber, Ray Hitchcock, Tom Cartwright, Lance Gibbs, Richard Edmonds, Norman Horner, Khalid Ibadulla, Dennis Amiss etc. Some duplication. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 166:
Lot 166
International cricket signatures 1970s/1980s. Selection of approximately forty signatures, either signed to cards or on pieces laid down to card. Signatures include Mike Brearley, Bob Willis, David Steele, Mike Proctor, Robin Jackman, Bernard Julien, Collis King, Sylvester Clarke, Ian Chappell, Ross Edwards, Ashley Mallett etc. Sold with a mono postcard of the 1905 Surrey team, by R. Scott & Co, Manchester. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 167:
Lot 167
England Test and County players 1920s-1950s. Twelve signatures, the majority on card, some on piece laid to card. Signatures are John Langridge, Frank Woolley, Derek Shackleton, Andrew Sandham, Cyril Walters, Joe Hardstaff Jnr. Freddie Brown, R.E.S. Wyatt, Eddie Paynter, Gubby Allen, Jack Hobbs, and Norman Cornelius. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 168:
Lot 168
Australian cricketers 1930s-1960s. Twenty three signatures in ink of Australian players, the majority on piece laid down to card. Signatures include Bob Simpson, Bob Massie, John (Jack) Rutherford, Tom Veivers, Bill Lawry, Ernie McCormick, Ben Barnett, Arthur Chipperfield, Ernie Toshack, Frank Ward, Bill O'Reilly, Wendell Bill etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £75
Lot 169:
Lot 169
England Test and County cricketers 1940s-1970s. Good selection of thirty signatures on small white cards. Earlier signatures include Freddie Brown, Alec Bedser, R.E.S. Wyatt, Gubby Allen, Frank Tyson, Arthur Jepson, Geoff Edrich, Ted Lester, Ken Suttle, David Shepherd, Arthur Sellers, Tony Pawson, Roy Virgin, Eddie Paynter etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £15
Lot 170:
Lot 170
Arthur Dick Pougher, Leicestershire & England, 1894-1901. Excellent ink signature of Pougher on piece. Rare. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £190
Lot 171:
Lot 171
Archibald Palmer Wickham. Somerset 1891-1907. Excellent ink signature of Wickham to paper piece laid to card. Sold with an excellent ink signature on card of Leonard Charles Braund, Surrey, Somerset, London County & England. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 172:
Lot 172
Lord Hawke and Lord Lonsdale. Original photograph album page, lacking the original photographs, nicely signed in ink by 'Hawke' and 'Lonsdale' and dated 16th August 1909 and 25th January 1910 respectively. Sold with two bookplate images of Hawke and Lonsdale. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lord Hawke, Yorkshire & England 1881-1911, was one of the most influential personalities in cricket as a player and official with Yorkshire C.C.C. and captained England in four of the five Test matches in which he played. Lord Lonsdale is noted for the instigation of the original Lonsdale Belts in 1909 for boxing, and in later years was involved in horse racing
Lot 173:
Lot 173
Surrey C.C.C. Tom Hayward and Jack Hobbs. Two press cutting pictures of Hayward and Hobbs, each laid to card and nicely signed in ink below the featured player. The cards also signed to verso by Chaplin, Holloway (Sussex), Blythe, Fielder (Kent) etc. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
Lot 174:
Lot 174
Victor Thomas Trumper. New South Wales & Australia 1894-1914. Pencil signature of Trumper on small page. Fading to signature, some creasing, otherwise in generally good condition. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
Lot 175:
Lot 175
Derbyshire 1909. Two album pages nicely signed in ink by eleven members of the Derbyshire team of 1909. Signatures are Levi Wright, Humphries, Bowden, Bracey, Chapman, A. Morton, Needham, Rickman, Warren, Cadman and Bagshaw. The signature of C.P. Buckenham of Essex to verso. Pages measure 4.5"x2.75". G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £95
Lot 176:
Lot 176
Kent and Lancashire 1909. Three album pages nicely signed in ink by twelve members of the Kent team and eleven members of Lancashire team of 1909. One page has Kent and Lancashire signatures back to back. Signatures include D.W. Carr, Blythe, Seymour, Jennings, Huish, Wolley, Mason, Fielder, Hutchings, Fairservice, Day, Humphreys etc of Kent and A.H. Hornby, H. Dean, E. Tyldesely, A. Hartley, R. Blomly, Huddleston, Makepeace etc. Pages measure 4.5"x2.75". G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £140
Lot 177:
Lot 177 Lot 177
Leicestershire, Middlesex & Nottinghamshire 1909. Three album pages nicely signed in ink and odd ones in pencil by seven members of the Leicestershire team, nine members of the Middlesex team and twelve members of Nottinghamshire team of 1909. Two of the pages have signatures back to back. Signatures include Astill, Coe, Wood, Sturman, Warner, Douglas, M.J. Susskind, Hendren, Mignon, Trott, G.L. Hebden, G. Gunn, Hardstaff, Alletson, Oates, J.W. Barnes, A. Iremonger, J. Iremonger, J. Gunn, Hallam, J. Carlin etc. The Nottinghamshire page also signed by Alfred J. Atfield of Gloucestershire (3 matches). Some rarer signatures. Pages measure 4.5"x2.75". G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £140
Lot 178:
Lot 178
Surrey 1909. Two album pages signed in ink and pencil by sixteen members of the Surrey team of 1909. Signatures include Leveson-Gower, Hayes, Marshall, Ducat, G. Platt, Rushby, Hitch, Lees, Crawford, T. Hayward, Hobbs, W.J.H. Curwen etc. Additional signatures on piece laid down. Pages measure 4.5"x2.75". Some rarer signatures. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £130
Lot 179:
Lot 179 Lot 179
Somerset, Warwickshire & Worcestershire 1909. Three album pages nicely signed in ink, odd one in pencil by eight members of the Somerset team, eleven members of the Warwickshire team and seven members of the Worcestershire team of 1909. Two pages have signatures back to back. Signatures include B.L. Bisgood, E.A. Gresswell, W.T. Gresswell, E.S.M. Poyntz, Robson, Chidgey, Braud (signatures possibly stamped?), S. Hargreave, S. Santall, Kinneir, Lilley, R.S. Everitt, Field, W.C. Hands, F.R. Foster, Baker, Quaife, W. Richards, Bowley, Arnold, Simpson-Hayward, Burrows, Bale, W.H. Hickton etc. Pages measure 4.5"x2.75". Some rarer signatures. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £320
Lot 180:
Lot 180
Australians and Yorkshire 1909. Three album pages nicely signed in ink by all sixteen members of the Australian touring team to England in 1909 and by thirteen members of the Yorkshire team of 1909. Two pages have signatures back to back. Signatures include Noble, Trumper, Laver, Whitty, Armstrong, Hopkins, Carter, Macartney, Gregory, Bardsley, O'Connor, McAlister, Ransford, Lord Hawke, Newstead, W.E. Bates, Haigh, Hirst, B.B. Wilson, Rothery, Hunter, Rhodes, A. Drake, Wilkinson etc. Pages measure 4.5"x2.75". G
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £440
Lot 181:
Lot 181 Lot 181
Sussex & Gentlemen 1909. Three album pages nicely signed in ink and pencil by twelve members of the Sussex team of 1909 and by eight members of the Gentlemen team who played the Players at the Oval in July 1909. Two pages have signatures back to back. Signatures include C.L.A. Smith, R.B. Heygate, Cartwright, R.R. Relf, A.E. Relf, Leach, Cox, Vine, Vincent, F. Parris, Killick, Randall-Johnson, C.B. Fry, S.G. Smith, Shields, H.A. Gilbert, Dillon, Hutchings, D.W. Carr etc. Pages measure 4.5"x2.75". G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £140
Lot 182:
Lot 182
Cricketer's signatures 1909. Five album pages nicely signed in pencil by twenty seven players from the 1909 season with strong Yorkshire interest. Three pages have signatures back to back. Signatures include Lord Hawke, W.E. Bates, D. Denton, Hirst, H. Watson, H. Myers, J. Rothery, C.H. Hardisty, C.P. Buckenham, E.J. Smith, R.R. Relf, James Seymour, Woolley, A. Baker, J. Douglas, T. Richardson, W.A. Wilkinson, Bosanquet, E.F. Field, J. Humphries etc. Pages measure 4.5"x2.75". G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £170
Lot 183:
Lot 183 Lot 183
Gloucestershire 1909. Two album pages nicely signed in ink by nine members of the Gloucestershire team of 1909. Signatures include Board, P.P. Barnett, W.E. Meyer (?), A. Pendunck, Dipper, Mills, L.D. Brownlee etc. Some rarer signatures. To the back of one of the album pages are three signatures of Hampshire players from 1909, Mead, G. Brown and Newman. Oblong piece cut from one album page. Pages measure 4.5"x2.75". G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
Lot 184:
Lot 184
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. c1936. Large album page signed in pencil by fifteen Nottinghamshire players. Signatures include Hearne, Keeton, Voce, Larwood, Gunn, Maxwell, Lilley, Wheat, Hardstaff etc. Also includes the later signature of Reg Simpson. 7"x6". G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £30
Lot 185:
Lot 185
Australia tour to England 1930. Small autograph album containing forty eight signatures of England and Australian Test cricketers. Two pages comprise eleven signatures in ink of members of the Australian touring party. Signatures are Woodfull (captain), Richardson, Bradman, Jackson, McCabe, Wall, Hurwood, a'Beckett, Oldfield, Hornibrook and Grimmett. Two further pages comprise the signatures in ink of twelve England players, Chapman (captain), Tate, Duleepsinhji, Geary, Leyland, Hendren, Tyldesley, Duckworth, Larwood, Hammond, Hobbs and Sutcliffe. Other signatures, the majority in ink, include Wood, Leyland, Warburton, Bates, Taylor, Sibbles, Hopwood etc. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £170
Lot 186:
Lot 186
South African tour to England 1947 and England County signatures. Small autograph album seven signatures in ink of the South African touring party. Signatures include Rowan, Lindsay, Plimsoll, Smith, Viljoen etc. County signatures in ink and pencil, some on pieces laid down include Dawson, Rogers, Godfrey (Hampshire), Chapman, Berry, Lester (Leicestershire), L. Compton, D. Compton, Sims, Thomson, Edrich (Middlesex), Barling, Laker, E. Bedser, A. Bedser, Fletcher (Surrey), Simpson, Hardstaff, Butler, Harvey (Nottinghamshire) etc. Approx. one hundred signatures in total. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
Lot 187:
Lot 187
Northamptonshire 1953. Official autograph sheet signed in ink by twenty players. Signatures include Brown (captain), Jakeman, Reynolds, Lightfoot, Tribe, Andrew, Fiddling, Nutter etc. Small tear affecting Jakeman signature, light veritcal and horizontal folds. The lower half of the sheet laid down to album page. Also a page laid down to album page signed in ink and pencil by eleven Northamptonshire players, 1948. Signatures include Childs-Clarke, Barron, Oldfield, Broderick, Clarke, Davis etc. Sold with four Northamptonshire C.C.C. yearbooks for 1958, 1960, 1961 & 1964. Also 'Northamptonshire Cricket, a history', J.D. Coldham 1959 with dustwrapper, and three non-league football programmes for Peterborough United. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
Lot 188:
Lot 188
Pakistan tour to England 1974. Official typed autograph sheet fully signed in ink by the nineteen members of the touring party. Players' signatures include Intikhab Alam (captain), Asif Iqbal, Mushtaq Mohammad, Wasim Bari, Sarfraz Nawaz, Zaheer Abbas, Imran Khan, Wasim Raja etc. Horizontal folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 189:
Lot 189
Pakistan tour to England 1978. Official typed autograph sheet signed in ink by thirteen members of the touring party. Players' signatures include Wasim Bari (captain), Wasim Raja, Javed Miandad, Mohsin Khan, Mudassar Nazar, Sikander Bakht etc. Owner's typed details and Pakistan emblem drawn in pencil to lower portion. Horizontal folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 190:
Lot 190
England Test Debuts 1994-2000s. Two sheets, one on T.C.C.B. headed paper, comprising fifty four signatures in ink of England Test players. Players' signatures include Crawley, Benjamin, Wells, James, A. Hollioake, B. Hollioake, M. Trescothick, S. Harmison, R. Key, J. Anderson, M. Hoggard, S. Jones, P. Collingwood etc. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 191:
Lot 191
India tour to England 2011. Unofficial sheet signed in ink by eighteen members of the Indian touring party. Players' signatures include Dhoni (captain), Sharma, Sreesanth, Mishra, Zaheer Khan, Laxman, Dravid, Tendulkar, Ghambir etc. The Ghambir signature on piece laid down. G
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £35
Lot 192:
Lot 192
Worcestershire C.C.C. c1962. Page on Worcestershire C.C.C. headed paper, signed in pencil by twelve Worcestershire players. Signatures include Kenyon (captain), Broadbent, Horton, Sanden, Fearnley, Headley, Booth, Coldwell etc. Horizontal folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 193:
Lot 193
Worcestershire C.C.C. 1978. Official typed page signed, the majority in red ink, by seventeen Worcestershire players. Signatures include Gifford (captain), d'Oliveira, Holder, Neale, Ormrod, Patel, Pridgeon, Turner etc. Owner's typed details and Worcestershire emblem drawn in pencil to lower portion. Horizontal folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
Lot 194:
Lot 194
South Africa tour to England 1951. Official autograph sheet nicely signed in ink, by all sixteen members of the South African touring party. Players' signatures include Nourse (captain), E.A.B. Rowan, A.M.B. Rowan, Melle, McCarthy, Cheetham, Van Ryneveld, Endean, McGlew etc. Tears and loss to top portion of the page affecting the printed title, folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
Lot 195:
Lot 195
South Africa tour of England 1947. Small album page containing twelve signatures in ink of the South African touring party. Signatures include Melville (captain), Viljoen, Fullerton, Ovenstone, Smith, Plimsoll, Begbie, Harris, Payn etc. Also a further album page with the ink signature of Dyer. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 196:
Lot 196
Australia 1953 Coronation Tour to England. Official autograph sheet fully signed by the Australian squad. Signatures include Hassett (captain), Morris, Archer, Benaud, Harvey, Lindwall, Johnstone, Langley, Miller etc. Handwritten dedication in ink to top left corner, 'To George [Duckworth] with best wishes from the team', signed by Maurice H Leadbeater, Assistant Manager of the Australian touring party and dated 4th September 1953. Nicely presented in red folder with tooled and gilt title 'Australian Test Team 1953' to front cover. Light folds to the autograph sheet, otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
George Duckworth, Lancashire & England 1923-1938 was renowned as an outstanding wicket-keeper. After retiring from playing, he took over from Bill 'Fergie' Ferguson as baggage-manager for England and M.C.C., Ferguson having reluctantly retired after 52 years in the role
Lot 197:
Lot 197
New Zealand tour to England 1978. Official autograph sheet signed by all sixteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Burgess (captain), Bracewell, Cairns, Congdon, Edgar, D.R. Hadlee, R.J. Hadlee, Howarth, Wright etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 198:
Lot 198
Pakistan tour to England 1971. Scarce official autograph sheet signed by seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures include Intikhab Alam (captain), Asif Iqbal, Wasim Bari, Asif Masood, Sadiq Mohammad, Zaheer Abbas, Imran Khan etc. Lacking the signature of Sarfraz Nazaz. Rare. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £100
Lot 199:
Lot 199
Pakistan tour to England 1974. Official autograph sheet signed by all nineteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Intikhab Alam (captain), Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan Mushtaq Mohammad, Wasim Bari, Sarfraz Nawaz, Zaheer Abbas, Imran Khan, Wasim Raja etc. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 200:
Lot 200
Pakistan tour to England 1978. Official autograph sheet signed by eighteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Wasim Bari (captain), Wasim Raja, Sadiq Mohammad, Javed Miandad, Sikandar Bakht, Mudassar Nazar, Abdul Qadir, Arshad Pervez etc. Lacking the signature of Sarfraz Nawaz. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 201:
Lot 201
West Indies tour to England 1976. Official autograph sheet signed by all nineteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Lloyd (captain), Murray, Daniel, Fredericks, Gomes, Greenidge, Holder, Holding, Kallicharran, Richards, Roberts, Rowe etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 202:
Lot 202
'M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1956-57'. Official autograph sheet nicely signed in ink by all seventeen members of the touring party. Players' signatures include May (captain), Insole, Bailey, D. Compton, Cowdrey, Laker, Lock, Parks, Statham, Tyson, Wardle etc. G/VGLight folds, two old tape repairs to top edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 203:
Lot 203
'West Indies Tour to U.K. 1973'. Official autograph sheet nicely signed in ink by all eighteen members of the West Indies touring party. Players' signatures include Kanhai (captain), Boyce, Fredericks, Gibbs, Holder, Julien, Kallicharran, Lloyd, Rowe etc. Light folds, tape reinforcement to page edges, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official autograph sheet for the 1995 West Indies tour, fully signed by all twenty one members of the touring party. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 204:
Lot 204
Australia tour to England 1980. Official autograph sheet for the Centenary Test on Australian Cricket Board letterhead, nicely signed in ink by all fourteen players. Signatures include G. Chappell (captain), Hughes, Border, Bright, Dyson, Lillee, Mallett, Marsh, Pascoe, Thomson, Wood, Yallop etc. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £38
Lot 205:
Lot 205
Australia tour to England 1985. Official autograph sheet for nicely signed in ink by sixteen players. Signatures include Border (captain), Hilditch, Boon, Lawson, McDermott, Matthews, O'Donnell, Thomson, Wessels, Wood etc. Lacking the signature of Ritchie. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
Lot 206:
Lot 206
Australia tour to England 1989. Official autograph sheet nicely signed in ink by all twenty one members of the touring party. Players' signatures include Border (captain), Marsh, Alderman, Boon, Healy, Hohns, Hughes, Jones, Lawson, Moody, Taylor, S. Waugh, Zoehrer etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £92
Lot 207:
Lot 207
Zimbabwe and South Africa. Official autograph sheet for the 1992 Benson & Hedges World Cup, signed in ink by all seventeen members of the Zimbabwe squad. Players' signatures include Houghton (captain), Arnott, Brandes, Campbell, Flower, Shah, Traicos etc. Smudging to two signatures, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official autograph sheet for the South Africa 'A' Team tour to England 1996, signed by nineteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Gibbs, Pothas, Adams, Klusener, Kallis, Boje etc. Also an autograph sheet for the South Africa tour to England 1994 with facsimile signatures. Qty 3. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
Lot 208:
Lot 208
Australia 1938. Official autograph sheet for the Australian tour of England 1938. Very nicely signed in ink by all seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures include Bradman (captain), McCabe, Barnes, Barnett, Hassett, Brown, O'Reilly, Chipperfield, Fleetwood Smith, McCormick, Jeanes (Manager) etc. Horizontal fold with small tear to left edge, otherwise in good condition. Rare to see the sheet fully signed by the entire squad. Sold with a mono real photograph postcard of the 1938 Australian team in very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 209:
Lot 209
Australia tour to U.K. and Sri Lanka 1981. Official autograph sheet signed by seventeen members of the touring party. Players' signatures include Hughes (captain), Alderman, Beard, Border, Bright, T. Chappell, Hogg, Lawson, Lillee, Welham, Wood, Yallop etc. Lacking the signatures of Marsh and Dyson. Minor creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 210:
Lot 210
England tour to Australia 1971. Ashes winners. Unofficial autograph sheet on green card signed by thirteen England players. Signatures include Illingworth (captain), Fletcher, Boycott, D'Oliveira, Underwood, Snow, Edrich, Cowdrey, Luckhurst, Knott, Smith etc. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 211:
Lot 211
Australia v New Zealand 1993/94. Folding card fully signed by the Australian team for the third Test, Brisbane, 3rd-7th December 1993. Signatures include Border (captain), S. Waugh, M. Waugh, McGrath, Taylor, Slater, Healy, Warne etc. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £18
Lot 212:
Lot 212
Gentlemen v Players, Scarborough, 8th September 1924. Page signed in pencil by the twelve members of the Players team and the umpire, G.H. Hirst. Players' signatures are Rhodes (captain), Hendren, Astill, Tyldesley, Holmes, Dolphin, Kilner, Sutcliffe, Whysall, Macaulay, Hearne and Kennedy. Some folds and creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 213:
Lot 213
India tour to England 1946. Page nicely signed in ink by fifteen members of the Indian touring party. Signatures include Nawab of Pataudi (captain), Merchant, Nayudu, Mushtaq Ali, Sohoni, Mankad, Modi, Shinde etc. The page measures 4.5"x6.75". Horizontal and vertical folds, light foxing, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an original mono photograph of Pataudi leading the Indian team onto the field during the second Test at Old Trafford, 20th-23rd July 1946. 8.25"x6.5". A nice image in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £120
Lot 214:
Lot 214 Lot 214
England v India 1946. Page nicely signed in ink by eleven England players. Signatures are Hammond (captain), Hutton, Gover, Bedser, Evans, Washbrook, Fishlock, Langridge, Compton, Smith and Ikin. The page measures 4.5"x5.75". Small ink smudge to the Hutton signature, horizontal fold and light foxing, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an original mono photograph of Hammond in formal attire walking down the pavilion steps during the second Test at Old Trafford, 20th-23rd July 1946. 8.25"x6.5". A nice image in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 215:
Lot 215
Surrey C.C.C. c1911/1912. Page nicely signed by fifteen Surrey players. Signatures include Bird (captain), Campbell, Hayward, Strudwick, Hobbs, Myers, Abel, Knight, Hitch etc. G
Estimate: £140/160
Hammer price: £150
Lot 216:
Lot 216
Surrey C.C.C. c1928/29. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Surrey players. Signatures include Fender (captain), Ducat, Daily, Squires, Peach, Barling, Gregory, Geary, Brooks, Wilson etc. The page laid to card, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 217:
Lot 217
Warwickshire C.C.C. c1924. Album page signed by eighteen Warwickshire players. Signatures include Wyatt, Partridge, Santall, Gough-Calthorpe, Bates, Hewetson, Stephens, Quaife, Fox, Parsons etc. Two signatures on piece laid down to lower portion of page. Some wear, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £95
Lot 218:
Lot 218
Warwickshire C.C.C. 1923. Album page nicely signed in black ink by twelve Warwickshire players. Signatures are Gough-Calthorpe (captain, B.W. Quaife, Wyatt, Partridge, Smith, Howell, Santall, W. Quaife, Bates, White, Wassell and Smart. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £130
Lot 219:
Lot 219
Derbyshire C.C.C. 1906. Album page nicely signed in black ink by eleven Derbyshire players. Signatures are L.G. Wright (captain), H.F. Wright, Ollivierre, Walkden, Taylor, Warren, Humphries, Bestwick, Morton, Cadman and Hunter. Very good condition. Sold with a mono photograph of the Derbyshire team c1905, Star series. G
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £170
Lot 220:
Lot 220
Derbyshire C.C.C. 1906. Large decorative album page nicely signed in black ink by eleven Derbyshire players. Signatures are Chapman (captain), Oliver, Wickstead, Slater, Warren, Root, Burnham, Humphries, Blount, Cadman and Morton. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £140
Lot 221:
Lot 221
Kent C.C.C. c1910. Album page nicely signed in ink (one in pencil) by fifteen Kent players. Signatures include Dillon (captain), Hardinge, Hutchings, Hatfield, Fairservice, Huish, Fielder, Blythe, Hubble, Mason etc. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £110
Lot 222:
Lot 222 Lot 222
Germantown Cricket Club of Philadelphia U.S.A. tour to England 1911. Two small album pages nicely signed in ink by fifteen members of the touring party. Signatures include O'Neill, Stewart, Priestman, Savage, Tripp, Maxwell, Harned, Anderson, Pearson etc. The two pages are signed to the verso by eleven prominent English cricketers of the period. Signatures include Spooner, MacLeod, Hornby, Hartley, Garnett (Lancashire), White (Yorkshire), Carr, Prest, Hutchings, Day (Kent) etc. Good signatures. G/VG
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £130
Lot 223:
Lot 223
Australia tour to England 1964. Official autograph sheet fully signed by all seventeen Australian players. Signatures include Simpson (captain), Booth, Burge, Connelly, Grout, Lawry, Redpath, Sellers, Veivers etc. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38

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