The Cricket Collection of Michael Smith, Cricket Lover of Kent. Part Three

Michael Smith was an avid and passionate cricket collector from Kent. He has been ranked a 'having one of the finest- possibly the finest collection of caps, blazers and items worn by top Test cricketers'. Michael held a formidable treasure-trove of all things cricket particularly favouring items of a remarkable and of a personal nature. Explaining his passion Michael once said that the majority of his items '.... either help revive wonderful memories or make me feel somehow in touch with the greats I have never seen'. The family hope that these items will be enjoyed by collectors with equal passion.

Lot 224:
Lot 224
Arthur William Carr. Nottinghamshire & England 1910-1934. Mono real photograph postcard of Carr, seated, wearing M.C.C. touring blazer. Nicely signed in ink by Carr. C.H. Richards, Nottingham. Good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £55
Lot 225:
Lot 225
Pinnace trade cards 1920's. Black photograph album containing an excellent collection of thirty two original real photograph oversize Pinnace cards of famous cricketers of the day. Players are Hubble, Troughton, Collins, Hedges, Bryan, Hardinge, Woolley, Seymour and Freeman of Kent, Carr and J. Gunn of Nottinghamshire, Warner, Durston, Hearne, Mann, Twining, Bruce, Murrell and Stevens of Middlesex, Knight, Ducat, Sandham and Hobbs of Surrey, Douglas, Gilligan and Russell of Essex, Mead of Hampshire, Sutcliffe of Yorkshire, Bardsley of Australia, M.K. Foster of Worcestershire, R. Tyldesley of Lancashire and Dipper of Gloucestershire. Each card measures 4"x6" with reference number to corner and players name printed to lower border. Rare cards from the 1920's in very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £420
Lot 226:
Lot 226
Signed cricket trade cards. Full set of fifty 'World's Best Cricketers' trade cards, issued by Rover, Wizard, Hotspur & Adventure c1958, each signed by the player featured. Players/signatures include Loader, Statham, Lock, May, Laker, Barrington, Spooner, Parks, Carr, Illingworth, Dooland, Bannister, Titmus, Tribe etc. The cards all laid to two large album pages. To verso of one page, five signatures on pieces laid down of five Surrey players including A. Bedser, E. Bedser, M. Stewart etc. Some cards trimmed, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £80
Lot 227:
Lot 227
Scarborough Festival 1952-1955. Collection of original mono real photograph postcards of teams lined up in front of the pavilion at Scarborough in cricket attire. All photographs by Walkers Studios of Scarborough, the majority with official stamp to verso. Teams include India 1952, M.C.C. 1952, 1953, 1954 & 1955, Gentlemen 1952, 1953, 1954 & 1955, Canadian XI 1954, Players 1954 & 1955, T.N. Pearce's XI 1954 etc Qty 15. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £200
Lot 228:
Lot 228
Scarborough Festival 1956-1963. Collection of original mono real photograph postcards of teams lined up in front of the pavilion at Scarborough in cricket attire. All photographs by Walkers Studios of Scarborough, the majority with official stamp to verso. Teams include Players 1956, 1957, 1958 & 1962, Gentlemen 1956, 1957 & 1958, M.C.C. 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961 & 1962, T.N. Pearce's XI 1956, 1957 & 1958, The Rest 1957, Champion County (Hampshire) 1961, Young England 1963 etc. Qty 19. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £200
Lot 229:
Lot 229
'Sports, Games and Industrial Exhibition. Scarborough May to October 1896'. Official four page programme for the exhibition held in Scarborough, 27th May 1896. Decorative front cover depicting scenes of cricket, cycling, rugby, shooting, fishing, golf and billiards. Timetable of events and programme of music to centre pages, advertising throughout. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 230:
Lot 230
'South African Season 1931-1932. Pocket Souvenir Program and Score Sheet'. Supplement to the Australian Cricketer. 20pp tour brochure. Highly decorative sepia wrappers. Pen pictures and biographies of the two teams, results and fixtures etc. Minor wear with to rear wrapper edge otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 231:
Lot 231
'Welcome! Australia. Illinois Cricket Association July 23, 24, 25, 26, 1932'. Souvenir tour brochure featuring photographs of the Australian team, Alan Kippax in batting pose, Kippax batting with Bradman at Lord's 1930, pen portraits, article on 'Googly' bowling by P.A. Vaile etc. Decorative front cover portraying a kangaroo adopting a boxing pose against a bald eagle. Bound in brown boards with gilt title to spine. Padwick 5327. Minor wear to wrappers otherwise in good/very good condition. Very rare
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 232:
Lot 232
'The Lancashire County Eleven' c1880/1882. Rare and early cabinet card photograph of the Lancashire team, standing and seated in rows, in cricket attire. Players featured include A.N. Hornby (Cpt), O.P Lancashire, A.G. Steele, V.P.F.A. Royle, A. Watson, A.N. Hornby, A. Appleby, J. Briggs, R.G. Barlow, R. Pilling etc. The cabinet card photograph by C.V. Bark of Clifton, Bristol. The card measures 6.5"x4.25", gilt to all edges. A rare photograph of this early Lancashire team
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 233:
Lot 233
M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1922/23. Original mono photograph comprising fourteen members of the M.C.C. touring party, seated and standing in rows in formal attire, with local tribesmen and a large crowd in the background. Signed in ink to the photograph by twelve members of the touring party. Signatures are Fender, Gilligan, Sandham, Livsey, Brown, Mann, Carr, Macauley, Woolley, Stevens, Russell and Jupp. The photograph by W. Ingham of Johannesburg, measures 8.5"x6.5", laid to mount, overall 12"x10". Foxing to mount, the photograph in good condition. Ex George Brown collection. Previously sold by Phillips Auctioneers as lot 32
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £80
Lot 234:
Lot 234
Australia tour to England 1934. Original mono photograph of the Australian players, seated and standing in rows in cricket attire. Nicely signed in ink to the lower border of the mount by fifteen players. Signatures are Woodfull (captain), Brown, Bromley, Wall, O'Reilly, Fleetwood-Smith, Darling, Grimmett, Ebeling, Chipperfield, Barnett, Kippax, McCabe, Ponsford and Oldfield. Lacking the signature of Bradman. The photograph, measuring 8.25"x6", is laid to mount, overall 11.5"x9.75. G
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 235:
Lot 235
New Zealand tour to England 1973. Original mono press photograph of the New Zealand team seated and standing in rows in cricket attire and blazers. Signed to the photograph by all sixteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Congdon (Captain), Turner, R. Hadlee, D. Hadlee, Hastings, Wadsworth, Parker, Pollard, Taylor etc. 8"x6". Sold with a mono photograph of the West Indies touring party to England 1973 signed to verso by Rohan Kanhai (Captain) and Alvin Kallicharran. 8.5"x6.5". Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 236:
Lot 236
M.C.C. tour to Australia 1958/59. Original mono press photograph of the two teams for Prime Minister's XI v M.C.C., Canberra, 10th February 1959. The players seated and standing in rows in cricket attire and blazers with Prime Minister, Robert Menzies seated in the centre. The photograph is laid to photographer's mount which has been tightly trimmed. Signed in ink to the lower border by Menzies. Overall 10"x9.25". The photograph in good condition. Sold with an original mono press photograph of the England team for the Test match v Australia, Lord's 1956. Signed in ink to the photograph by ten England players. Signatures include May (Captain), Trueman, Wardle, Graveney, Cowdrey, Bailey, Laker etc. Fading to some signatures. 8"x6". Nicks to photograph edges. Also a sepia photograph of the S.S. Orontes with cameo photographs and printed signatures of the M.C.C. touring party for the 1932/33 'Bodyline' series to Australia. 10.5"x6.25". Creasing and loss to the photograph. Qty 3. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 237:
Lot 237
Somerset C.C.C. c1975. Original mono press photograph of the Somerset team, seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. Signed in ink to the photograph by twelve Somerset players. Signatures include Close (Captain), Botham, Cartwright, Jones, Denning, Burgess, Taylor, Rose etc. Also signed in ink to verso by Ian Cartwright. 10"x8". Some wear and staining to photograph edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Lot 238
Kent C.C.C. c1960s. Official mono printed photograph of the Kent team, seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire and blazers. Printed title and players' names to borders. Signed in ink to the borders by all sixteen featured Kent players. Signatures include Cowdrey, Ealham, Luckhurst, Graham, Underwood, Shepherd, Knott, Denness, Dixon, Wilson, Brown etc. 11.25"x8.5". Minor creasing and foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 239:
Lot 239
William John Fairservice. Kent 1902-1921. Original sepia press photograph of Fairservice in later years, holding a cricket ball. Nicely signed in ink to the photograph by Fairservice. 6.5"x8.5". Light creasing to corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 240:
Lot 240
Signed cricket press photographs 1950s-1990s. Two original mono press photographs of teams seated and standing in rows in cricket attire. Photographs are The Rest v Surrey for the Champion County Match played at The Oval, 10th-14th September 1955. Nicely signed to the photograph by Don Kenyon and Derek Shackleton. Also the Essex team v Surrey at The Oval 1958 nicely signed in ink by Gordon Barker. Both photographs 10"x8". Sold with an original mono press photograph of the Essex team 1973, signed in ink by Brian Taylor and Brian Edmeades, 8"x5.5". Sold with an official colour photograph of the 1991 Sussex team, the photograph laid to page and signed in ink by twelve Sussex players. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 241:
Lot 241
Yorkshire C.C.C. c1920s. Original sepia photograph of the Yorkshire team seated and standing in rows in cricket attire and blazers. Signed to the verso in ink by Wilfred Rhodes. The photograph by Fielding of Leeds measures 11.5"x8". Creasing, small tear and wear to extremities of photograph, otherwise a nice image in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 242:
Lot 242
William Walter Keeton. Nottinghamshire & England 1926-1952. Original sepia press photograph of Keeton playing a square cut for Nottinghamshire v Surrey at The Oval, August 1933, watched on by Surrey wicket keeper Maurice Allom. Nicely signed in ink to the photograph by Keeton. 10"x8". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
Lot 243:
Lot 243
George Vernon Gunn. Nottinghamshire 1928-1950. Original mono press photograph of Gunn, head and shoulders in cricket attire. Nicely signed in blue ink to photograph with dedication by Gunn. 8.5"x6.25". Minor creasing to corners, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 244:
Lot 244
Frank William Gilligan. Oxford University & Essex 1919-1929. Original sepia photograph of Gilligan head and shoulders in cricket attire and blazer. Nicely signed in black ink to photograph with dedication by Gilligan. 6.25"x8.25". Small stain to left edge, adhesive damage to verso, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 245:
Lot 245
Warwickshire C.C.C. c1953. Official mono photograph of the Warwickshire team and officials, seated and standing in rows in cricket attire. Nicely signed in ink to the mount by all fourteen featured. Players' signatures include Dollery, Pritchard, Hollies, Ord, Grove, Taylor, Townsend, Spooner etc. The photograph by A. Wilkes and Son, West Bromwich, measures 8.5"6.25", laid to photographer's mount, overall 13.5"x10.5". Bumping to mount corners, the photograph in good condition. A nice image
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £22
Lot 246:
Lot 246
Thomas Case. Oxford University & Middlesex 1864-1868. Excellent original mono photograph of Case in later years, seated beside a table on which sits a silver trophy. The photograph by Gillman & Co of Oxford measures 6"x8", laid to photographer's mount, overall 10"x12". Printed title to lower border of mount 'Thomas Case Sic Sedebat [So Sitting] June, 1920'. Minor ageing and small stain to mount, the photograph in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Thomas Case was a lecturer in philosophy and President of Corpus Christie College at Oxford University 1904-1924. It is assumed that the trophy is one he presented to Oxford University Cricket Club
Lot 247:
Lot 247
Sheffield Park v The Parsees (Bombay, India) 1886. Large original sepia photograph of the Parsees team who played the Sheffield Park at Sheffield Park, East Sussex on the 24th & 25th May 1886, standing and seated, in rows wearing blazers, caps and cricket attire. The photograph laid down to official photographers mount with title, dates and players names to lower border. Players include Bhedwar, Major, Banajee, Khambatta, Patell, Framjee etc. The photograph measures approx 11.5"x 9" and overall 17.5"x13.5". Photograph by E. Hawkins & Co of Brighton. An excellent early image. Very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £500
The first day's play was washed out by rain. In a low scoring game and with the Parsees following on after being bowled out for 46 in their first innings, the match was drawn, for Lord Sheffield's XI, Wyatt top scored with 35, Payne 29 as they made 142, Framjee taking four wickets for the Parsees. The Parsees were then bowled out for 46 with Huggett taking five and Greenfield four wickets. The Parsees batted out the match finishing on 53-4
Lot 248:
Lot 248
'Middlesex 1894'. Official sepia photograph of the Middlesex team standing and seated in rows wearing blazers, caps, boaters and cricket attire. The photograph laid down to official photographers mount with title, dates and players names to borders. Players include Webbe (Captain), Hearn, Stoddart, MacGregor, Lucas, Rawlin, Watson and a youthful P.F. Warner etc. The photograph by J. Chaffyn & Sons, Taunton measures approx 11.5"x 8.25". Mounted, framed and glazed overall 17.5"x15". A nice early image in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
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John Richard Mason. Kent & England 1893-1914. Original family photograph album of the Mason family including weddings, holidays, family pets etc. Photographs include Mason playing golf and at cricket matches, also one of W.G. Grace crouching beside a baby in a pram. Loss to spine, some wear, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an order of service for Mason's memorial held at St. Margaret Church, Westminster, 5th November 1958
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £120
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Kenneth Frank Barrington, Surrey & England 1953-1968. Barrington's personal photograph album from his first overseas tour with M.C.C. to Pakistan, 1955/56, comprising over one hundred and seventy mainly candid photographs of Barrington on board ship, on excursions, at cricket matches, playing golf, relaxing etc. Two photographs are signed, one by Barrington, head and shoulders in M.C.C. blazer, 'To my darling wife', the other with Barrington standing in formal attire with three Mohammad brothers, Hanif, Wazir and Raees, signed by the three brothers. Other players on the tour featured in photographs include Titmus, Richardson, Carr, Close, Watkins etc. Previously sold as lot 292 by Phillips in 2000. An excellent personal record of the tour in very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £450
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Kenneth Frank Barrington, Surrey & England 1953-1968. Large ring bound album comprising thirty nine mono photographs relating to the third Test match, Pakistan v England, Karachi, 18th-23rd January 1978. The album was presented by the Karachi Divisional Cricket Association to Barrington in his capacity as tour Manager. Photographs include tossing up for innings, presentations to players and officials, official dinners etc. Previously sold as lot 293 by Phillips in 2000. Very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £165
Lot 252:
Lot 252
Cricket cartoon by 'Lane'. 1954. Original caricature cartoon in black ink by Lane depicting a tearful boy with tousled hair who has just been bowled out. The caption below reads, 'If I'd been able to get me usual 'air-cream it would've been a different story''. Signed by Lane. Date stamped to verso 29th October 1954. 7"x9", in mount, overall 7.75"x11.25". Very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 253:
Lot 253
Roy Ullyett c1990s. Original pen and ink cartoon depicting two gentlemen in blazers, one holding a newspaper with the headline, 'England fail to save test'. The caption reads 'That's two things that didn't come off. The Test and VAT on heating!' VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 254:
Lot 254
Roy Ullyett c1990s. Original pen and ink cartoon depicting two cricketers standing in the nets, one holding a newspaper with the headline, 'Strike threat over minimum wage'. The caption reads 'What's more, I want an opt out clause in my contract if I win the National Lottery jackpot!' VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 255:
Lot 255
'Sporting Sam' cartoon. Original pen and ink cartoon by Reg Wotton published in the Sunday Express, 22nd August 1937. The cartoon depicts steaming hots drinks being carried on to a damp pitch by a person wearing a thick coat and hat, the players shivering on the field on an apparently unseasonably cold and wet August day. 13"x4". Tear to top edge, some creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 256:
Lot 256
'Our Cricketing Guests'. Colour lithograph print of the Philadelphians of America and the Australian team c1885. The print appeared in 'The Boy's Own Paper'. Attractive print with small vignettes of all the players head and shoulders with images of bats, balls, kangaroos, cockatoos, eagle, bear, American flag etc. 8"x11". Torn right edge and odd nicks to page edges otherwise generally good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 257:
Lot 257
Original signed sketch by 'Ionicus'. Original pencil cartoon of two people seated on a sofa in front of a radio, with a man in the doorway apparently dressed in pyjamas and dressing gown. The caption reads, 'Clinton's waiting for the Test Match scores'. 10"x8". Vertical fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Joshua Charles Armitage was an illustrator and cartoonist working under the pen name of Ionicus. He produced cartoons for Punch, Radio Times, Evening Standard etc and cover illustrations for P.G. Wodehouse books and others
Lot 258:
Lot 258
England v West Indies 1963. Original colour advertising showcard for 'Boys' World' comic magazine advertising 'Free! 2 full- sized autographed cricket bats. Both bats will be autographed by the West Indies and England Test Teams... Easy to Enter Competition in Boys' World'. The showcard, coloured in orange, black and white, measures 15"x10". Two holes with hanging thread to top of card. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Boys' World was a boys' comic magazine published in the UK by Longacre Press. It ran for 89 issues beginning on 26 January 1963, and in 1964 it merged with the Eagle
Lot 259:
England 'Rebel' tour of South Africa 1989. Large original white official flag produced for the tour with sponsors logo 'South African Breweries' and beneath 'English Team' in red, blue and white print. The flag measures 77" long by 50" wide. Previously sold in the Vennett-Smith sale of March 2000 as lot 2509. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Withdrawn
Hammer price: withdrawn
Lot 260:
Joseph 'Joe' Hardstaff. Nottinghamshire, Auckland & England, 1930-1955. Long original cloth players name sign apparently used on the scoreboard of the Sydney Cricket Ground during Test matches when Hardstaff was playing for England. The white cloth printed in black 'HARDSTAFF' measures 107"x18". Some wear and small damage otherwise in good original condition. A rarely seen item
Estimate: £60/90
Withdrawn
Hammer price: withdrawn
Hardstaff went on the M.C.C. tours of Australia in 1935/36, 1936/37 and 1946/47
Lot 261:
Lot 261
Kenneth Frank Barrington, Surrey & England 1953-1968. M.C.C. sleeveless sweater by 'Jaeger' worn by Barrington on M.C.C. tours. The sweater with trimming in M.C.C. colours of red, gold and black. Previously sold by Phillip's Auctioneers in the Barrington sale of June 2000. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £70
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William Arras Johnston, Victoria & Australia 1945-1955. 'Australian tour of England 1948'. Australian dark green cloth test cap worn by Johnston during the famous series against England in 1948. The cap, by Farmers of Sydney, embroidered with the Australia emblem and below '1948'. His name handwritten in ink to the inside of the cap 'W. Johnston'. The cap has some wear and staining and has been affected by moth damage, there is also some wear to the embroidered Australian emblem A very rare cap from a iconic Test series which became known as the 'Invincibles tour'. It is not known where the vendor, the late Mike Smith, obtained the cap
Estimate: £4000/6000
Hammer price: £4300
Cricket caps from the 1948 series are rarely seen at auction and only the caps of Don Bradman, Arthur Morris and Sidney Barnes are known by the auctioneers to been sold in the last twenty years. Bill Johnston was a key member of Bradman's Invincibles, the 1948 Australian team that toured England without losing a single match. He took 102 wickets on the Australian tour of 1948 at an average of 16.42 with a best 6-18 v Yorkshire and nine wickets in the first Test at Nottingham against England.

'Johnston was different to Miller and Lindwall. A tall left-arm bowler, he had a bouncy, bucking approach and a lithe, rubbery action which dispatched a mean late-swerving ball that often cut away sharply. Irrespective of what then happened to it, the bowler more often than not placed his hands on his hips and grinned. Picking up wickets regularly during that series, Jolly Bill Johnston offered no respite to Test or county batsmen who might have thought they were safe whenever Lindwall and Miller took their sweaters. Johnston's overall bag that summer was 102 wickets. No Australian has managed a century of wickets on a tour of England in all the years since'. [David Frith. The Guardian 2007}
Lot 263:
Lot 263
William Arras Johnston, Victoria & Australia 1945-1955. 'Australian tour of England 1948'. Attractive silver plated ashtray with mounted set of cricket stumps and bails with the inscriptions 'Australian XI. 20th English Tour 1948', 'The Ashes 1948' and Johnston's signature all engraved to three borders of the ashtray. Makers marks for Marples, Wingfield & Wilkins of Sheffield to base. The ashtray measures 5.5" diameter and the stumps stand approximately 3.5" tall. Presented to Johnston on the 1948 tour. It is not known where the vendor, the late Mike Smith, obtained these Johnston items
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 264:
Lot 264
Dennis Brian Close. Yorkshire, Somerset & England 1949-1977. M.C.C. navy blue cloth Test touring cap, by Simpson of Piccadilly, with embroidered touring emblem of St. George & Dragon. 'D.B. Close' handwritten to inside label. A few moth holes to cap and peak, some wear to inner lining otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Brian Close went on two tours with the M.C.C. to Australia & New Zealand in 1950/51 and to Pakistan in 1955/56

Brian Close played 22 Test matches for England from 1949-1976. In 1949 at the age of 18 he became the youngest player to attain the double, the youngest to gain a Yorkshire County cap and the youngest to represent England in Test cricket. He scored almost 35,000 runs at 33.26 and took over 1100 wickets at 26.42. He is famously remembered facing the West Indian fast bowlers in 1976 having been recalled to the England team at the age of 45. The interval between Close's first and last Test matches was 27 years, the second-longest after Wilfred Rhodes. Close died in September 2015 at the age of 84 years
Lot 265:
Lot 265
Alec Victor Bedser. Surrey & England 1939-1960. M.C.C. navy blue cloth Test touring cap, by Simpson of Piccadilly, with excellent embroidered touring emblem of St. George & Dragon. Name hand printed to inside label. Previously sold by Vennett-Smith's Auction in November 2000, lot 2487. Some signs of wear otherwise in good+ condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Twin brother of Eric Arthur Bedser, was the principal seam bowler in England from 1946 onwards until the mid 1950's. In his first two Tests for England he achieved match figures of 11 wickets for 145 and 11 wickets for 93. His total of 236 Test wickets created a new world record. He took 100 wickets in a season on eleven occasions with 162 his best in 1953. He was Chairman of selectors from 1969-1981 and managed several overseas M.C.C. tours
Lot 266:
Lot 266
Everton de Courcy Weekes. Barbados & West Indies 1944/45-1963/64. West Indies maroon cloth Test cap, by Simpson of Piccadilly, with embroidered West Indian emblem to front. The inner label to cap has handwritten in ink 'E. Weekes'. The cap peak in distressed condition, with major moth damage to the peak, the main body of the cap in better condition though still with some small evidence of moth damage. No mention of the cap in the vendors notes
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Everton Weekes scored over 12,000 runs in first class cricket at an average of 55.34 with a highest score of 304no. In Tests he averaged 58.61 with a highest score of 207
Lot 267:
Lot 267
Walter Brearley. Lancashire, London County & England 1902-1912. Gentlemen v Players, seven wickets, 1907. Cricket ball, presented to Brearley for his achievement, with shield shaped silver hallmarked plaque to ball with inscription '1907. Gentlemen v Players at Lord's, 7 wkts for 102 runs, W.E. Brearley'. Previously sold by Christie's Auctioneers on the 2nd June 1989 (with two other balls), as lot 283. Good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
In 1907 Lancashire fast bowler, Walter Brearley took 48 wickets at an average of 22.79 and a best of 8-71. In the 1907 Gentlemen v Players match played on the 8th-10th July, Walter Brearley bowled 35 overs, 7 maidens, 7 wickets for 102 runs in the Players first innings and he took 3-74 in the second innings. The match was drawn
Lot 268:
Lot 268
Douglas Vivian Parson Wright. Kent & England 1932-1958. Nottinghamshire v Kent 1937, Hat Trick. Cricket ball, presented to Wright for his achievement, with circular silver metal band around the ball with inscription 'D. Wright. Kent v Notts at Nottingham. Hat Trick (6-47). 28th July 1937'. Good condition. Previously sold in the Vennett-Smith sale of March 2001 as lot 2911
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £630
In the match played at Trent Bridge, Nottinghamshire in their first innings were bowled out by Kent for 166, Wright performed the hat trick by bowling Knowles for 5, having Hardstaff caught by Ashdown for 0 and having George Gunn caught by Bryan for 0. He finished with figures of 22.2 overs, 4 maidens, 6 wickets for 47 runs
Lot 269:
Lot 269
Fred Ridgway. Kent & England 1946-1961. Kent v Nottinghamshire 1950, eight wickets. Cricket ball, presented to Ridgway for his achievement, with circular silver metal band around the ball with inscription 'Fred Ridgway. 19.5 overs, 4 maidens, 39 runs, 8 wickets. Nottingham v Kent at Dover. August 26th, 28th, 29th 1950'. Good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £340
In the match played at the Crabtree Athletic Ground, Dover Nottinghamshire were bowled in their first innings for 157, Ridgway took eight wickets for 39 runs, bowling four players and having the other four caught, Marshall took the other two wickets. Ridgway took 3 wickets in their second innings, Kent lost the match by being bowled out for 81 and Nottinghamshire won by 55 runs
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Arthur Fielder. Kent & England 1900-1914. An impressive and beautifully decorated silver presentation paper knife in the form of a cricket bat, the handle moulded with crossed bats and ball before a wicket, and the Kent emblem of the white horse in shield with motto 'Invicta' in scroll beneath, scrolling foliage to extremities of handle and the blade inscribed 'The Kent County Cricket Club. Presented to A. Fielder. Champion Eleven 1913'. Hallmarks for Sheffield 1913 and makers mark for Henry Wilkinson of John Street, Sheffield to both knife blade and handle. The knife measures 12.5" long. Very good condition. An excellent memento of the 1913 Championship winning season of 1913
Estimate: £800/1200
Hammer price: £2000
Arthur Fielder, a fast bowler and very photogenic with his stance and moustache, took almost 13,000 first class wickets for Kent at an average of 21.02, he played in six Tests for England. In the 1913 season, Fielder took 116 wickets in the 1913 season with a best of 8-120 and an average of 19.50
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Richard Gorton 'Dick' Barlow, Lancashire & England, 1871-1891. Excellent and historic early silver plated claret jug with inscription 'Presented to R.G. Barlow by W. Church Esq for his very fine innings of 101 for North of England v Australians. Also ten wickets for 48 runs at Nottingham Sept 1st, 2nd & 3rd 1884'. The claret jug with hinged lid/cover, measuring 7.5" tall, has beaded decoration above and below the inscription with lined decoration to handle made by Atkin Brothers of Sheffield with marks to the base for 1884. An historic and unique early trophy presented to Barlow for his outstanding achievements during the match, Barlow scoring 101 in the North's second innings to set up the win and taking ten wickets in the match, four wickets for six runs in the Australians first innings and six wickets for forty two runs in their second innings. Previously sold at Phillips sale of 'Cricketana' of May 1982 as lot 290. The claret jug was pictured in Barlow's book 'Forty Years of First-Class Cricket' published in 1908 on page 191 with another Barlow trophy sold in Knights, May 2017 auction. Some minor scuffing and marks to jug otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £5000/8000
Hammer price: £5000
In this tour match, the North batted first and were bowled out for 91 by the Australians, Spofforth and Boyle taking 5 wickets each, Flowers top scored for the North with 26, Barlow making 10 not out. The Australians then batted and were bowled out for 100, Bonnor top scored with 38, Barlow taking 4 wickets for 6 runs. In the North's second innings they totalled 255 with Barlow scoring a century 101 and Flowers making 90.This was Barlow's first century in first class cricket. The Australian were bowled out for only 76 in their second innings with Attewell taking 4-30 and Barlow 6-42 from 27 overs. The North of England won by 170 runs. Richard Barlow considered this match to be his best all round performance that he played. He states in his autobiography 'The best, in my opinion, was at Nottingham in 1884, in the match North of England v Australians. In the first innings I was 10 not out and in the second innings I made 101 on a very bad wicket, and against some first-class bowling. I have often remarked since, that I did not know how I managed to remain in so long on such a difficult wicket, and with such bowlers as Messrs. Spofforth, Palmer, Boyle, Giffen and Midwinter arrayed against me. I also took ten wickets for 48 runs. The London Papers gave the following complimentary report of play:- For North of England against the Australian team, at Nottingham [1884], on a sticky wicket, Barlow was batting four hours and a half for his score of 101, and never gave the semblance of a chance; in the first innings he was 10 not out, and his bowling average was ten wickets for 48 runs. Such a performance in a match of this importance, has never been recorded, and a subscription was made and presented to him, along with a few other presents including a silver claret jug and a diamond breast pin whilst he was enthusiastically cheered'. The Australian player, Tom Horan writing in The Australasian said 'Throughout the tour we have not seen a finer performance than that of Barlow's, on such a difficult wicket, against splendid bowling, and without giving the slightest chance. His bowling also, was first class, and required a good deal of watching'.

Richard Barlow played in 351 first class matches scoring over 11,000 runs at an average of 20.61 with a highest score of 117 v M.C.C. in July 1885. He took 950 wickets at 14.52 with a best of 9-39 v Sussex in June 1886. His batting epitomised the term 'stonewalling'. He also played football as a goalkeeper for Lancashire.

Barlow is immortalised in one of the best-known pieces of cricket poetry, a poem called 'At Lord's' by Francis Thompson. In it Thompson remembers back watching Barlow and A N Hornby play for Lancashire through rose-tinted glasses. The first verse of the poem, which is repeated as the final verse is the best known:

It is little I repair to the matches of the Southron folk,
Though my own red roses there may blow;
It is little I repair to the matches of the Southron folk,
Though the red roses crest the caps, I know.
For the field is full of shades as I near a shadowy coast,
And a ghostly batsman plays to the bowling of a ghost,
And I look through my tears on a soundless-clapping host
As the run-stealers flicker to and fro,
To and fro:
Oh my Hornby and my Barlow long ago!
Lot 272:
Lot 272
John Edrich. Surrey & England 1958-1978. England v West Indies 1969. 'The Wisden Trophy'. Replica 'Wisden Trophy' presented to John Edrich, following England's victory over the West Indies in the 1969 series. England won the series by two Tests to nil, with one drawn. The silver metal trophy mounted on black wooden base has the raised figure of 'John Wisden 1826-1884' to side with metal plaque below 'Wisden 1864-1963. England v West Indies 1969. England 2 West Indies 0. 1 Drawn. J. Edrich'. The trophy stands approx 6.5" high. Previously sold by Sotheby's auctioneers in July1995. Some wear, otherwise in good overall condition
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £700
Knights have previously sold a similar trophy awarded to Ray Illingworth for this series win in 1969. It sold for £620 hammer
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Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji. Sussex & England. 1895-1920. 'From K.S. Ranjitsinhji to Mrs W.L. Murdoch. Christmas 1896'. Silver plated five piece tea service, comprising of a large two handled tray, a teapot, a hot water jug and sugar bowl presented to Mrs W.L. Murdoch, wife of the William Lloyd Murdoch, fellow Sussex player and Australian Captain 1880-1890, by Ranjitsinhji. The tray measures All of the five items are inscribed 'From K.S. Ranjitsinhji to Mrs W.L. Murdoch. Christmas 1896' and have makers marks to base, three of the items, the teapot, the hot water jug and the sugar bowl are marked for L.F. Cole of Market Street, Cambridge, the milk jug for John Round & Son Ltd of Sheffield and the tray is not marked at all. The tray measures 22"x14", the teapot 6" tall, the water jug 9" tall, the milk jug 4.5" tall and the sugar bowl 3.75" tall. All of the items have foliate decoration with small bone fittings and the inscription is engraved within a cartouche to the centre, blank cartouche to rear. Previously sold by Phillips Auctioneers in May 1982 as lot 283. Odd faults otherwise in good condition. A rarely seen personal gift from Ranjitsinhji to his county captain's wife
Estimate: £1500/2500
Hammer price: £2200
William Lloyd Murdoch. New South Wales, Sussex, London County, Australia & England, 1875-1904. Billy Murdoch is listed as player/cap number thirteen in the list of Australian Test players and he played his first Test match for Australia, in the second Test ever played, against England at Melbourne in March/April 1877. He captained Australia in sixteen Tests from 1880 to 1890, this included four tours to England one of which, in 1882, gave rise to The Ashes. Murdoch scored both the first double century in Test cricket (211 against England in 1884) and the first triple century in Australian domestic cricket (321 against Victoria in 1882). In later years, he settled in England, playing county cricket for Sussex (1893 to 1899, as captain) and London County (1900 to 1904). In 1892, he toured South Africa with England and played in one Test match, making him one of the few cricketers to represent more than one international team. Murdoch's final first-class match came at the age of 49, in August 1904. He died in Melbourne in 1911, aged only 56
Lot 274:
Lot 274
'M.C.C. tour of India, Pakistan & Ceylon 1951/52'. An Indian pierced and chased scroll container with floral decoration engraved to side cartouche 'As a token of remembrance of the Marylebone Cricket Club's visit to Quimper U.P.(Upra Pradesh) India for the 4th Test. January 12th 1952. Vizzy, President UPCA'. The scroll holder contains a silk scroll with fully printed scorecard, printed in red, of the 4th Test Match India v England, which England won by eight wickets. Gilt fringing to edges of the silk scorecard. The scroll holder mounted on a black wooden stand with applied maps of India and the United Kingdom with applied 'Upra Pradesh Cricket Association' emblem to side. Silver metal borders to sides of stand. An unusual memento of the tour presented to M.C.C. Previously sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary auction as lot 818 in April 1987. Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £120
In the fourth Test, played at Green Park, Kanpur, the bowling of Tattersall who took eight wickets and Hilton who took nine wickets won the match for England in a low scoring game
Lot 275:
Lot 275
'Canada Centennial and 100 Years of Cricket at Rideau Hall'. Large and impressive silver plate on copper salver with pie crust edging, the ground chased with a broad frieze of flowers and foliage and with inscription to centre 'Presented to M.C.C. by the Ottawa Valley Cricket Council to commemorate Canada's Centennial and 100 Years of Cricket at Rideau Hall'. Made by 'Birks, Regency Plate' of Montreal with stamp to base. Approximately 13.75" diameter. Good/very good condition. Previously sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary auction as lot 820 in April 1987
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £80
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Lot 276
Bob Woolmer. Kent & England 1968-1984. Silver plated rose bowl trophy produced by Bob Woolmer to thank supporters of his Benefit Year in 1984. The rose bowl with engraved 'Bob Woolmer Benefit Year 1984' emblem and wording 'Thank you for all your support, Bob Woolmer'. Approximately 7.5" tall. Good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
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Lot 277
Frederick Sewards Trueman. Yorkshire & England 1949-1968. 'In Honour of Regaining the Ashes 1953'. Ronson 'Touch-Tip' metal table lighter with 'Ashes' inscription to one side and to other side 'F.S.T.', Trueman's initials. Minor wear and chipping otherwise in good condition. Bought at the Fred Trueman auction as lot 83, noted that there were 'only 18 lighters made for those players that took part in the series'
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £160
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Kenneth Frank Barrington, Surrey & England 1953-1968. Attractive silver metal miniature cricket bat presented to Barrington for him scoring 256 for England v Australia at Old Trafford in 1964. The silver metal cricket bat has an engraved inscription to face which reads:- 'To the heighest score 256- Kain Barrington for the Test match. Auostrelia v M.C.C. From Ajiz Babalal, Poona, India....'. The silver cricket bat in original lined box. Good condition. Previously sold by Phillips Auctioneers T0378
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
I presume this was a gift from a fan of Barrington's. Barrington made his highest Test score at Manchester in 1964 against Australia. The engravers knowledge of the English language leaves much to be desired...!
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Lot 279
William Williams. Middlesex 1885-1902. A bronze commemorative medal, the obverse with relief bust of Sir Ralph Abercrombie, the reverse with inscription, 'To Commemorate the Centenary of the conquest of Trinidad by the British 1797', surrounding a relief design of Trinidad harbour immediately after its capture. In plush-lined morocco box. Previously sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary auction as lot 808 in April 1987. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
This medal was presented to William Williams, a member of H. Priestley's English touring team which played in Trinidad in 1897, the Centenary year
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Lot 280
Alfred Percy Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. 'The 1927-28 M.C.C. in South Africa. A souvenir with photographs'. Rare fifty two page pre tour brochure with itinerary, hotels, averages, full page pen pictures and biographies, team photographs etc. Printed by Walker & Snashall Ltd. Some rusting to staples, centre pages neatly detached from staples otherwise in good condition. This was Freeman's copy and his name is handwritten to the top border of the front cover in red ink. A scarce tour brochure
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £600
Ronald Stanyforth captained M.C.C. on the tour to South Africa in 1927/28 and led England in four Tests, an unusual appointment since, at that time, he had never played in a first class cricket match, most of his matches being military ones. The Test series was drawn 2-2, with England winning the first two and South Africa the last two, with a drawn Test in the middle.Freeman took fourteen wickets in the Test series including 4-58 in the second Test
Lot 281:
Lot 281
Alfred Percy Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. M.C.C. Tour of Australia 1928/29. Official 'Orient Line, R.M.S. Ormonde' souvenir brochure for the M.C.C. Australian Tour 1928/29'. Decorative covers with M.C.C. colours. To inside pages, real mono photograph of the M.C.C. team laid down to the itinerary page, pen pictures and biographies of the M.C.C. team etc. The brochure contains the full set of tour results and was probably published in limited numbers just prior to departure, the final page states, 'Freemantle, March 25th - M.C.C. having retained "The Ashes" embarked in R.M.S. "Ormonde" for England'. Some foxing and wear to covers, otherwise in good condition. A rare brochure for the return trip and unusual to see, the S.S.Otranto brochure, for the outward trip being much more widely seen. This was Freeman's copy
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £220
The touring party travelled out from Toulon on the S.S. Otranto and returned from Freemantle on the Ormonde on 20th April 1929 having won the Ashes series 4-1
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Lot 282
'Souvenir of the First World's Broadcast by the English Cricket Team. From the Studios of the New South Wales Broadcasting Company Limited, 96-98 Market Street, Sydney'. Official four page card souvenir produced to commemorate the event held on the 11th November 1928. The broadcast was made between 5.15 to 6.15am, Sydney time to 7.15-8.15pm, London Time. The souvenir has titles to front cover with ribbon tie in M.C.C. colours, pen pictures of the players to inside and Breakfast menu to back cover. This was Tich Freeman's copy. A rare souvenir. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £220
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Lot 283
Alfred Percy Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. Tich Freeman 'Record bowling figures 1930'. Five telegrams, all dated 14th and 15th August 1930, all congratulating Freeman on taking record personal bowling figures of 10-53 in Essex's first innings in the match between Essex and Kent at Southend on the 13th-15th August 1930. Various messages, 'Congratulations. Why don't you show em at Oval', 'Congratulations from a humble admirer of you and Kent', 'Congratulations , you cannot do it against my side- Joe', 'Heartiest congratulations. Best wishes for continued success- Arch' etc. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £220
In the match Freeman bowled Essex out for 145 with figures of 10-53 and in their second innings took 6-41 bowling Essex out for 122. Kent won by 277 runs
Lot 284:
Lot 284
Alfred Percy Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. Original gold metal masonic medal and programmes formerly belonging to Tich Freeman. White ribbon with bar and below the medal with masonic emblem. In original lined box. Sold with two 'Masonic Social Gathering' programmes for events held on the 'S.S. Otranto' on the 13th and 14th October 1928, one on a single card and the other four pages with ribbon tie. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £110
The 'S.S. Otranto' was the ship which carried the M.C.C. touring team on their tour of Australia 1928/29, including Freeman
Lot 285:
Lot 285
Alfred Percy Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. Selection of ephemera formerly the property of Freeman including a small card 'Programme of Arrangements for Mr A.C. MacLaren's English Team, November 2,3, and 4 1922' [on tour in Perth], small folding card for 'Wellington Cricket Association. Complimentary Harbour Trip to visiting English Cricketers. December 31st 1922', small folding card for 'Programme of Engagements arranged for the visit of the English Cricket Team to Western Australia 1924', larger folding card programme for 'S.S. Otranto Social Evening to English Cricket team from Australian passengers 14th October 1928', original 'Orient Line' return ticket to England from the Port of Freemantle 25th March 1929 in the name of A.P. Freeman, original 'Orient Line' luggage label for the return trip 'M.C.C.' to one side and Freeman's name and address to the other, Freeman's Life Member card for Kent C.C.C. 1963, a long telex announcing that Freeman had been released by Kent in 1936, the telex in the original envelope in which it was posted and Freeman has written to the back of the envelope 'What I would like to know who was responsible for letting everybody know in England before I did' etc. Sold with a good collection of press cuttings regarding Freeman. Good condition. Previously sold as part of lot 308 in Phillips auction of October 1996
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £280
Lot 286:
Lot 286
Alfred Percy Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. Two original drawings of Freeman, one in ink of Freeman, head and shoulders, wearing cricket shirt, blazer and Kent cap, a very good likeness. 'Freeman (6)' to border and the other a pencil drawing of 'Tich', side on, signed Kerwal Mdegratti (?). The first drawing measure 7"x10" and the other 5"x8". Folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £260
Lot 287:
Lot 287
Alfred Percy Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. Original two page typewritten manuscript written by Charles Stowell Marriott, Kent & England 1924-1937, following Freeman's death in January 1965. Marriott talks of bowling in tandem with Freeman calling it 'combined operations', talks of his bowling, the amount of spin he put on the ball, his action, the flight he gave the ball and that he did not like bowling into the wind [Freeman usually got the choice of ends] 'During the summer term at Dulwich [Marriott was a master at Dulwich College] I was rarely able to turn out for Kent in more than one match.... but when I joined them at the end of July, usually for the gruelling dogfight at the Oval, Tich would give me a welcoming grin and we would get down to business. The great advantage of having both of us in the side was that we were so utterly different in style, pace and height that it was well worth keeping us on together for long spells, often right through the innings.... As we bowled over after over from opposite ends, he and I were continually playing into one another's hands. On some days we shared the wickets, on others, one of us, Tich, more often than not would be hauling in the big catch, while the other supplied covering fire by keeping the batsman pegged down, anxious, inpatient and so on... Nicely signed 'C.S. Marriott, January 1965'. Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £260
Lot 288:
Lot 288
'Lamplough's Model Cricket'- by Royal Letters patent. Early c1890's cricket game with wicket, colour tin plate fielders, wicket keeper, one batsman of W.G. Grace, wickets and pitch, metal supports, scenery boards etc. in original box. Lacking bowling spring and two balls. Rare
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £130
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Amended description: 'The Great Test Match or County Championship'. Very rare Pealland Series 115, c1910, comprising eleven lead cricketer figures, board, scoreboard and numbers, in original colour box with illustrations of W.G. Grace and Ranjitsinhji, and description, 'All the Excitement and Interest of An Ordinary Cricket Match. Comprising 11 model Cricketers, scoring board as used at all the great Test Matches with complete outfit of letters and figures'. Rules pasted under lid. A few arms loose of cricket figures (Three of the lead figures each have one arm missing), lacking ball. Some loss and damage to box lid edges, generally in good condition
Estimate: £600/900
Hammer price: £3200
A similar lot lacking scoreboard and some figures was sold by Christies in 'The Arnold Rolak Reference Collection of Britains Toys' auction held in December 2000 for £2938 including buyer's premium
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'Real Cricket on a Table'. "Ell-Jay" Table Games. Set No. 0 c1920s, comprising bat, stumps, bails, three balls and scoring tray in original box with an illustration of two gentlemen playing the game, and description, 'Not a mechanical toy but the actual game played with bat, ball and wickets'. Rules pasted under lid. Old tape repairs to box and lid, the contents in good condition. Sold with 'Googly' card game, Smith & Hallam, c1932, 'The Eddie Barlow Test Series', both in original boxes. 'Cricko. The Latest New Game'. c1910s. Comprising bat, stumps, bails, wooden mechanical bowling machine, playing instruction and seven fielding nets. Original box in poor condition with crude tape repairs. Also a wooden box with hinged set of cricket stumps inside. G. Qty 4
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £78
Lot 291:
'Stumpz'. Boxed cricket game by De La Rue 1930's with playing board and cards, eleven wooden 'players', instructions, playing field, 'Out/Not out' spinner. Lacking 'Stumpz Score Book' with pencil. (See Wisden book of Cricket Memorabilia p.286). Minor wear to box, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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'The Test Match - a Mechanical Table Cricket Game'. Endorsed by Jack Hobbs. Chad Valley Games c1940, Pictorial box cover. Rules pasted under lid. Appears complete with batsman and bowler figures, ball, stumps, bails and four 'fielders'. Also 'Table Cricket- latest indoor game'. c1900 cricket game in original box with pictorial lid. Complete with net, posts, wicket, bat and balls. 'Cricket at Lord's', Chad Valley, etc. Some wear to boxes otherwise in generally good condition. Qty 4. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £30
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Cricket Games. Box containing an assortment of cricket games etc including 'Webster's Bar Cricket' in wooden box. 'Dice Cricket', Pax Products (Plastics) Ltd. 'Cricket at Home', Mehreen Games, Karachi. 'Wills's Woodbine Cricket Game', mechanical tin game etc. Sold with an unused set of 'Swan Pencil Co. Cricket' pencils made in Bavaria with original paper seal featuring a batsman in batting pose. A 'Corgi Comic Classics The Hotspur' diecast mode of a Ford Popular van in good original box etc. Qty 15. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
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Cricket Games. Box containing an assortment of mainly modern cricket games etc including mechanical metal 'Wills's Woodbine Cricket Game', 'Armchair Cricket', 'Owzthat', 'Dow's Port Cricket Dice', 'Cricketrivia' etc. Qty 10. Sold with a selection of six large boxed games including 'Subbuteo Test Cricket', 'International Cricket', 'Wicketz', 'Super Cricket' etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
Lot 295:
Lot 295
Cricket card games, computer games and trade cards. Card games are 'Marston's Top Trumps', 'Wickets', PlayStats, Australia. Computer cassette games are 'Graham Gooch's Match Cricket' for Amstrad, and 'Brian Rose Howzat' for Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Trade and collectors cards are 'International Cricket' Ardmona Collector Cards Series III in original sealed packet. 'World Series Cricket Souvenir'. A near complete set of 'Topdraw one Day Wonders' and 'World Series' Futera trade cards. Qty 8. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
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Cricket games. 'Mettoy Spinner Winner Cricket' c1950s. Mechanical tin game, 12"x12" in good condition. Also Ariel 'Elec-Crickette' game in original box, c1960. Includes tin/wood/electric game-board, six bulbs, two sight screens/ score boards and stumps. Wear to box, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 297:
Subbuteo Table Cricket. Collection of players, umpires, groundsmen, two sets of stumps etc in unopened original bags with card headers, one in a box as issued by Subbuteo Sports Games, Tunbridge Wells. Also five sets of playing rules and instructions and a set of score sheets, also unopened, and a playing mat. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
Lot 298:
Lot 298
Cloudesley Henry Bullock Marsham. Oxford University & Kent 1900-1922. Sepia real photograph postcard of Marsham in batting pose at the wicket. Nicely signed in ink to face by Marsham, slight smudging to initials of signature. Published by Foster of Brighton, blind stamp.
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Marsham was captain of Kent 1904-1908
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Lot 299
Francis Thomas 'Frank' Mann. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1909-1931. Sepia real photograph postcard of Mann standing with bat wearing Middlesex cap. Nicely signed in ink to face by Mann. E. Hawkins & Co, Brighton. Very minor wear to lower corners of card otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Mann captained the M.C.C. on the 1922/23 tour to South Africa
Lot 300:
Lot 300
Henry Dudley Gresham 'Shrimp' Leveson-Gower. Oxford University, Surrey & England, 1893-1931. Sepia real photograph postcard of Leveson-Gower at the wicket with bat. Signed in ink to face by Leveson-Gower. E. Hawkins & Co, Brighton. Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Lot 301:
Lot 301
Henry Dudley Gresham 'Shrimp' Leveson-Gower. Oxford University, Surrey & England, 1893-1931. Sepia real photograph postcard of Leveson-Gower in batting stance at the wicket. Signed in ink to face by Leveson-Gower, the signature then appears to have been signed again by the player. Anon (E. Hawkins & Co, Brighton). Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
This photograph was taken at the same time as the previous postcard, one has the Hawkins mark and the other doesn't
Lot 302:
Lot 302
Arthur Dolphin. Yorkshire & England 1905-1927. Sepia real photograph postcard of Dolphin, full length, in wicket keeping pose at the wicket wearing Yorkshire cap. The postcard nicely signed to image in black ink by Dolphin. Anon (E. Hawkins & Co, Brighton). Some fading to image otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Dolphin played in one Test on the 1920/21 tour of Australia
Lot 303:
Lot 303
Montaque Alfred Noble. New South Wales & Australia 1893-1920. Sepia real photograph postcard of Noble, full length, in batting pose at the wicket wearing Australian cap. Anon (E. Hawkins & Co, Brighton). Some fading to image, minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 304:
Lot 304
Henry Knollys Foster. Worcestershire 1899-1925. Sepia real photograph postcard of Foster, full length, in batting pose at the wicket wearing hooped cap. Published by Foster of Brighton. Some wear and creasing to card, pin hole to top border otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £22
Lot 305:
Lot 305
John Alexander Cuffe. Worcestershire & New South Wales 1902-1914. Sepia real photograph postcard of Cuffe, full length, in bowling pose at the wicket wearing Worcestershire cap. Published by Foster of Brighton. Some fading to image otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £60
Cuffe is recognised as being the first Australian to play in the Football League. Playing with Glossop North End between 1905 and 1914, Cuffe played 282 matches as a full back
Lot 306:
Lot 306
Cuthbert James Burnup. Kent & London County 1896-1907. Sepia real photograph postcard of Burnup, full length, in batting pose at the wicket wearing Kent cap. Published by Foster of Brighton, blind stamp. Adhesive marks to verso and minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Burnup played football for Corinthians & England, playing 79 matches for Corinthians F.C. between 1894 and 1901, scoring 28 times and one International for England v Scotland in Glasgow 1896
Lot 307:
Lot 307
Richard Norman Rowsell Blaker. Kent 1898-1908. Sepia real photograph postcard of Blaker, full length, in batting pose at the wicket wearing Kent cap. Published by Foster of Brighton, blind stamp. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Dick Blaker won the Military Cross whilst serving as a Lieutenant in the Rifle Regiment on the Western Front during the Great War.
Lot 308:
Lot 308
Kenneth Lotherington Hutchings, Kent & England 1902-1912. Sepia real photograph postcard of Hutchings, full length, in batting pose at the wicket. Published by Foster of Brighton. Some fading to image and minor wear to top edge otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 309:
Lot 309
John Neville Crawford. Surrey & England 1904-1921. Sepia real photograph postcard of Crawford, full length, in bowling pose at the wicket wearing Surrey cap. Published by Foster of Brighton. Minor wear and minor fading to image otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
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Lot 310
Edward Goatly. Surrey 1901-1914. Sepia real photograph postcard of Goatly, full length, in batting pose at the wicket wearing cap. The card with printed surname spelt 'Goatley'. Published by Foster of Brighton. Some fading to image otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £48
Lot 311:
Lot 311
Alan Marshal. Queensland & Surrey 1903-1910. Sepia real photograph postcard of Marshal, full length, in batting pose at the wicket wearing Surrey cap. The card with printed surname spelt 'Marshall'. Published by Foster of Brighton. Some minor fading to image otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £38
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Lot 312
Henry Starr Harrison. Surrey 1909-1923. Sepia real photograph postcard of Harrison, full length, standing at the wicket with bat, wearing Surrey cap. Anon (E. Hawkins & Co, Brighton). Some fading to image, minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £38
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Lot 313
John Richmond Gunn. Nottinghamshire & England 1896-1925. Sepia real photograph postcard of Gunn, full length, in batting attire, wearing cap and stood leaning on his bat at the wicket. Published by Foster of Brighton. Some minor fading to image otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 314
Frederick William Tate. Sussex & England 1887-1905. Sepia real photograph postcard of Gunn, full length, in bowling pose wearing cap. Published by Foster of Brighton. Postally used 1909. Some fading to image and minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £32
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Lot 315
Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji. Sussex & England 1895-1920. Sepia real photograph postcard of Ranji, full length, in batting pose at the wicket. Entitled 'H.H. the Jam Sahib'. Published by Foster of Brighton. Some fading to image and minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £32
Lot 316:
Lot 316
Albert Edward Relf. Sussex & England 1900-1921. Sepia real photograph postcard of Relf, full length, holding a ball at the wicket wearing England touring cap. Published by Foster of Brighton. Fading to image otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £32
Lot 317:
Lot 317
Arthur Frederick Augustus Lilley. Warwickshire & England 1894-1911. Sepia real photograph postcard of Lilley, full length, standing at the wicket wearing wicket keeping pads, gloves and cap. Published by Foster of Brighton. Some minor fading to image and minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 318:
Lot 318
John Henry 'Jack' Board. Gloucestershire, London County, Hawke's Bay & England 1891-1914. Sepia real photograph postcard of Board, full length, in wicket keeping pose wearing hooped cap. Published by 'The Brighton View Company', formerly Foster of Brighton. Dated to verso August 1914. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 319:
Lot 319
Gilbert Laird Jessop, Gloucestershire & England 1894-1914. Sepia real photograph postcard of Jessop, full length, playing a shot to leg, wearing hooped cap. Published by Foster of Brighton. Dated to verso August 1914. Minor fading and minor wear to card otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 320:
Lot 320
Gilbert Laird Jessop, Gloucestershire & England 1894-1914. Sepia real photograph postcard of Jessop, full length, playing a shot to leg, wearing hooped cap. Published by Foster of Brighton. Fading to image and minor wear to card otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
Lot 321:
Lot 321
Gilbert Laird Jessop, Gloucestershire & England 1894-1914. Sepia real photograph postcard of Jessop, full length, in batting pose at the wicket, wearing cap. Published by Foster of Brighton. Postally used 1908. Minor wear to card otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 322:
Lot 322
George Herbert Hirst. Yorkshire & England 1891-1929. Sepia real photograph postcard of Hirst, full length, standing at the wicket, wearing Yorkshire cap and blazer. Published by 'The Brighton View Company', formerly Foster of Brighton. Postally used 1914. Fading to card otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 323:
Lot 323
David Denton. Yorkshire & England 1894-1920. Sepia real photograph postcard of Denton, full length, standing in batting pose at the wicket, wearing Yorkshire cap. Published by Foster of Brighton. Minor wear to card otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £65
Lot 324:
Lot 324
Wilfred Rhodes. Yorkshire & England 1898-1930. Sepia real photograph postcard of Rhodes, full length, standing in batting pose at the wicket, wearing Yorkshire cap. Published by Foster of Brighton. Minor wear and fading to card, some wear to verso otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £28
Lot 325:
Lot 325
John Thomas 'Jack' Brown, Yorkshire & England, 1889-1904. Sepia real photograph postcard of Rhodes, full length, standing in batting pose at the wicket, wearing Yorkshire cap. Published by Foster of Brighton. Some wear and fading to card, adhesive marks to verso otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £32
Lot 326:
Lot 326
Albert Edwin Trott. Victoria, Middlesex, London County, Australia & England, 1892-1910. Sepia real photograph postcard of Trott, full length, in batting pose at the wicket wearing Middlesex cap. Published by Foster of Brighton. Dated to verso August 1914. Minor fading and minor wear to card otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
Lot 327:
Lot 327
Wilfred Richard Daniel Payton. Nottinghamshire 1905-1931. Sepia real photograph postcard of Payton, full length, in batting pose at the wicket wearing cap. Anon (E. Hawkins & Co, Brighton). Wear and soiling to image, pin hole to top border of card, only in fair/good condition
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £22
Lot 328:
Lot 328
Frederick Albert Pearson. Worcestershire & England 1900-1926. Sepia real photograph postcard of Pearson, full length, at the wicket in batting pose wearing Worcestershire cap. Foster & Co of Brighton. Some light fading to card and minor wear to card otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 329:
Lot 329
'Sir Julian Cahn's Cricket Team 1933'. Tour to Canada, North America and Bermuda. Mono advertising postcard for 'Viyella' cricket shirts and socks, featuring the team seated and standing in rows in cricket attire, printed title to top, and players' names to right margin. Printed in Canada. Minor wear to corners of card otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £28
Lot 330:
Lot 330
Arthur Owen Jones. Cambridge University, Nottinghamshire, London County & England 1892-1914. Mono real photograph postcard of Jones in batting pose. Sold with a mono real photograph postcard of John Richmond Gunn, Nottinghamshire, London County & England 1896-1925, in batting pose. The two postcards Lindley Series. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £22
Lot 331:
Lot 331
'Notts XI'. Mono real photograph postcard of the Nottinghamshire team of 1902 who played v Sussex at Hove. Title printed to lower border of card. Foster & Co. of Brighton. Postally used. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
Lot 332:
Lot 332
John Richmond Gunn. Nottinghamshire, London County & England 1896-1925. Sepia real photograph postcard of Gunn in bowling pose. Cobden Series. Rare. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 333:
Lot 333
Arthur William Carr. Nottinghamshire & England 1910-1934. Sepia real photograph postcard of Carr in batting pose The scoreboard in the background is showing Carr's then top score of 204. Nottingham 1921 series. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £25
Lot 334:
Lot 334
Arthur William Carr. Nottinghamshire & England 1910-1934. Sepia real photograph postcard of Carr standing full length in cricket attire and M.C.C. touring blazer for 1922/23. Publisher unknown. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
Lot 335:
Lot 335
Frank Cyril Leonard Matthews. Nottinghamshire 1920-1927. Mono real photograph postcard of Matthews standing full length in cricket attire and Nottinghamshire cap, taken at Dover 1923. Publisher unknown. G
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £38
Lot 336:
Lot 336
Harold Larwood. Nottinghamshire & England 1924-1938. Sepia real photograph postcard of Larwood three quarter length in cricket attire holding a cricket ball. E.P. Short & Son, Nottingham c1929. Rare. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 337:
Lot 337
Joseph Hardstaff Jnr. Nottinghamshire & England 1930-1955. Sepia real photograph postcard of Hardstaff, seated half length in cricket attire and Nottinghamshire cap. C.H. Richards series c1932. Minor creasing to one corner, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £30
Lot 338:
Lot 338
Harold Larwood. Nottinghamshire & England 1924-1938. Mono real photograph plain back postcard of Larwood's hand print c1932. Publisher unknown. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £18
Lot 339:
Lot 339
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1932. Sepia real photograph postcard of the Nottinghamshire team seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire, caps and blazers. C.H. Richards series. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 340:
Lot 340
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1934. Sepia real photograph postcard of the Nottinghamshire team seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire and blazers. C.H. Richards series. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 341:
Lot 341
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1938. Mono real photograph postcard of the Nottinghamshire team seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire and blazers. C.H. Richards series. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 342:
Lot 342
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1947. Mono real photograph plain back postcard of the Nottinghamshire team seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire. Albert Wilkes, West Bromwich. Players' names printed to lower border. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 343:
Lot 343
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1953. Mono real photograph plain back postcard of the Nottinghamshire team seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire. Publisher unknown. Players' names handwritten in ink to lower border. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 344:
Lot 344
Cuthbert James Burnup. Cambridge University, Kent & London County 1895-1907. Mono postcard of Burnup standing full length wearing a blazer and straw boater. Nicely signed in ink by Burnup. Mockford of Tonbridge. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 345:
Lot 345
Harold Thomas William Hardinge. Kent & England 1902-1933. Phillips 'Pinnace' premium issue cabinet size mono real photograph trade card of Hardinge, full length, in batting pose. Signed by Hardinge. No.30c. 4"x6". Excellent image. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 346:
Lot 346
'Kent County Champions 1910'. Unusual large format postcard featuring pictures of fourteen members of the Kent Championship winning team. Players featured include Dillon (captain), Carr, Blythe, Fielder, Mason, Woolley, Hardinge, Huish, Fairservice etc. Published by Mockford of Tonbridge. 9"x5.2". Minor ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 347:
Lot 347
Jack Hobbs. Mono postcard of Hobbs in batting pose. 'Hobbs and the Googlie- 2'. Series D1 postcard 'Ready for the Googlie' by James Henderson of London. Facsimile signature. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £22
Lot 348:
Lot 348 Lot 348
Surrey C.C.C. 1905. Mono postcard of the Surrey team seated and standing in rows in cricket attire. Signed to the verso in ink by ten Surrey players, the majority featured in the photograph. Signatures are Raphael, Smith, Spring, Baker, Nice, Hayes, Hobbs, Holland, Strudwick and Hayward. Minor adhesive damage to the front, the signatures in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £110
Lot 349:
Lot 349
Henry Starr Harrison. Surrey 1909-1923. Mono postcard of Knight in batting pose. Nicely signed in ink by Harrison. Tightly trimmed, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 350:
Lot 350
Don Bradman. Mono real photograph plain back photograph of Bradman in batting pose. Inscribed to verso in ink in Bradman's hand, 'With many thanks for your kind letter'. Possibly initialled by Bradman. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 351:
Lot 351
England Test cricketers 1920s. Six original mono real photograph postcards. Players featured are A.W. Carr, Maurice Tate, Frank Woolley, Les Ames, one of Freeman, Ames and Chapman, and another of Freeman, Chapman and Woolley. Sold with two mono real photograph postcards of Buswell and 'Bumper' Wells, both trimmed, and a mono postcard of A. Ducat. Publishers include Flemons, Fisk-Moore etc. Qty 9. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 352:
Lot 352
Yorkshire v M.C.C. 1952. Original mono plain back real photograph postcard of the Yorkshire team lined up on the pitch with the pavilion in the background for the match played at Scarborough, 3rd-5th September 1952. Players' names handwritten in ink to verso. Players featured are Close, Burgin, Wilson, Lester, Wardle, Brennan, Yardley, Lowson, Watson, Hallliday and Hutton. The photograph by Walkers of Scarborough. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
The match was drawn. Hutton scored 103 and 137 for Yorkshire. For M.C.C. Peter May scored 174 and 100no
Lot 353:
Lot 353
Robert Walter Vivian Robins. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1926-1951. Original mono plain back real photograph postcard of Robins, half length in cricket attire with the Scarborough pavilion in the background. The photograph by Walkers of Scarborough taken when Robins captained M.C.C. v Yorkshire at Scarborough, 3rd-5th September 1952. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
Lot 354:
Lot 354
Herbert Alan Peach. Surrey 1919-1931. Mono real photograph oversize plain back postcard of Peach in batting pose. Pinnace series, no. 22.C. Signed in ink to the photograph by Peach. Small creases to two corners, minor silvering, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £48
Lot 355:
Lot 355
Herbert Strudwick. Surrey & England 1902-1927. Sepia real photograph oversize plain back postcard of Strudwick in wicket keeping pose. Pinnace series no. 17.C. Signed in ink to the photograph by Strudwick. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £60

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