The Cricket Collection of Robert Appleyard, Yorkshire & England 1950-1958. Part One

Bob Appleyard's brief first-class career which did not start until he was 27. An off spinner who bowled at close to medium pace, with a deceptive dipping flight, and great accuracy, he was devastating on a wet wicket, and economical on batsman's pitches. His Yorkshire debut came in 1950 when he played in three matches and took 11 wickets but there was little indication of what was to happen the following season when he took 200 wickets. He took 154 wickets in 1954 and received an England call-up. He took 5 for 51 on debut, and 31 wickets at 17.87 in his nine Tests. A change in the lbw law and a chronic shoulder injury drastically reduced his effectiveness, and he quit in 1958, after only five full seasons. For Yorkshire he took 708 wickets at an average of 15.48 and a best of 8-76

Each book contains a library bookplate signed by Appleyard.

Lot 486:
Lot 486
Arthur William Carr. Nottinghamshire & England 1910-1934. 'Essex v Nottinghamshire 1921'. Original commemorative silk scorecard for the match played at Leyton on the 8th-10th June 1921. The match was drawn. Nottinghamshire in their only innings made 558-8 with Carr making 204. Essex made 324 in their first innings and were 278-6 in their second innings. Some fraying to scorecard edges otherwise in good/very good condition. Partially laid down to card
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £75
Lot 487:
Lot 487
Arthur William Carr. Nottinghamshire & England 1910-1934. 'Northamptonshire v Nottinghamshire 1928'. Original commemorative silk scorecard for the match played at Northampton on the 11th-13th July 1928. Nottinghamshire won by 288 runs. Nottinghamshire in their first innings made 298 with Carr making 26. Northamptonshire in reply making 154 all out with Richmond taking five wickets, in the Nottinghamshire second innings, Carr made 100no and Nottinghamshire declared at 360-3, Gunn making 159, Northamptonshire were then bowled put for 216 with Barratt taking five and Richmond four wickets each. Some fraying to scorecard edges, minor creasing, odd minor stain otherwise in good condition. Sold with four Nottinghamshire card scorecards for the 1925 season in which Carr scored centuries, v Leicestershire, June 1925 (206), v Sussex, July 1925 (124), v Surrey, August 1925 (107no) and for the Gentlemen of England v Players, Scarborough, September 1925 (101). The four scorecards laid down to single large card
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £75
Carr made his 100 runs in 60 minutes
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Arthur William Carr. Nottinghamshire & England 1910-1934. 'England v Australia at Trent Bridge. First Test Match' [1926]. A good collection of six original photographs from the match scheduled to be played at Trent Bridge on the 12th-15th June 1926. The photographs comprise of Arthur Carr, standing on the pitch with Australian batsman, Charlie McCartney and Warren Bardsley , signed in black ink by all three players, Carr and Australian Captain, Herbie Collins tossing for innings, Carr and Collins looking at the wicket, Carr and one other sitting in a garden attending to mail, a group shot of six England players on the balcony at Trent Bridge, Woolley, Hendren, Carr, Tate, Root and Sutcliffe and the final photograph of Carr and Hendren holding mascots made for the players. All six photographs originally window mounted with printed titles. Framed without glass. The majority of the photographs are 8"x6" or 7"x5". Overall 28.5"x17.5". Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £340
The Test match scheduled for three days was abandoned as a draw due to heavy rain and flooding and lasted only 50 minutes with Australia scoring 32-0 with only 17 overs completed
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Arthur William Carr. Nottinghamshire & England 1910-1934. 'England v Australia at Lord's. Second Test Match' [1926]. A good selection of three original photographs from the Test match played at Lord's on the 26th-29th June 1926. The photographs comprise of Herbie Collins leading the Australians onto the field with the pavilion behind and two images of Carr leading England out onto the field. All three photographs originally window mounted with printed titles. Framed and glazed. The photographs are 10"x8" or 8"x6". Overall 30"x11". Sold with two original photographs from the 4th Test match played at Manchester on the 24th-27th July 1926. The photographs comprise of Herbie Collins and Arthur Carr tossing for innings and Carr and Bardsley stood in front of the crowd near the players entrance to the pitch. Both photographs originally window mounted with printed titles. The photographs are both 8"x6". Overall 10.5"x17.5". Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £320
The Lord's Test match was drawn. The Old Trafford Test also resulted in a draw
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Arthur William Carr. Nottinghamshire & England 1910-1934. Nottinghamshire 'County Champions' 1929. 'Nottinghamshire Cricket Championship Souvenir 1929'. F.S. Ashley-Cooper. Nottingham 1929. Minor age toning to wrappers otherwise in good/very good condition. Sold with 'Nottinghamshire County Cricket Eleven 'Winners of the County Championship' 1929'. Original sepia official photograph of the Nottinghamshire team wearing county caps and blazers. The photograph laid down to official mount with printed title and details of matches played to top and players names printed to lower border. Players featured include A.W. Carr (Captain), Larwood, Voce, Whysall, Walker, Lilley, Staples, Gunn, Barratt etc. Framed and glazed. Overall 13.5"x11.5". These were Carr's personal copies. Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Nottinghamshire played twenty eight matches in the 1929 season, winning fourteen, drawing twelve and losing only two matches
Lot 491:
Lot 491
William Arnold Sime. Nottinghamshire 1935-1950. 'Notts. County C.C. Marks Award Book' Leather bound book recording the cricket seasons of 1938 and 1946. Each page lists the printed names of the players and records the award bonuses earnt by performances in each game. The awards and match details are handwritten. Each of the 1938 matches are recorded and then the book is again used in 1946 where all matches are recorded. The books finishes with a breakdown of how many award marks were given to each player in 1946. Keeton came out on top easily with 137. There is a note 'Pre 1940 5/- per mark'. An unusual and interesting book and it is assumed that Bill Sime who played in that period kept the book. Good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £145
An example of the marks given. Nottinghamshire played Northamptonshire at Northampton on May 7th-10th 1938. In the match Keeton was awarded 3 marks for his batting having totalled 46 runs in the two innings, 41 in the first and 5 in the 2nd, Knowles was awarded 4 points for his batting having scored 64 runs, 51 in the first innings and 13 in the second. In the bowling column, Staples and Butler was awarded 6 points each for taking seven each in the match. No other player was awarded marks
Lot 492:
Lot 492
William Arnold Sime. Nottinghamshire 1935-1950. A selection of cricket ephemera formerly the property of Sime including an aerial photograph of Trent Bridge taken during the England v Australia Test match in 1948 with Australia batting. Photograph by Thos Thorburn of Arkwright Street, Nottingham, a scrapbook of press cutting photograph of former cricketers, a mono photograph of Sime and his Wife at Trent Bridge, a brochure entitled 'Notts County Cricket Club and Trent Bridge' issued by the club in 1946, Nottinghamshire C.C.C. handbook and Annual Reports for 1980, 1981, 1982 etc. Odd faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
Lot 493:
Lot 493
Arthur William Carr. Nottinghamshire & England 1910-1934. 'M.C.C. South Africa 1922-23'. Original sepia photograph of the M.C.C. touring team to South Africa 1922/23, standing and seated in rows, the majority of the players wearing caps and blazers. Players featured include F.T. Mann (Cpt), Gilligan, Fender, Carr, Street, Mead, Woolley, Sandham, Jupp, Macauley, Brown, Stevens etc. In original mount with handwritten title and players names to lower border, the photograph measures approx 11.5"x9.25" and overall framed and glazed measures 1.5"x17". A rarely seen touring team photograph. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Lot 494:
Lot 494
Arthur William Carr. Nottinghamshire & England 1910-1934. M.C.C. touring blazer worn by Carr on the M.C.C. tour of South Africa in 1922/23. The blazer by E.C. Devereux with raised embroidered M.C.C. emblem in white of St.George & dragon to breast pocket and trimming to pockets and blazer edges in M.C.C. colours of yellow and red. 'A.W. Carr 1922' handwritten in black ink to inside label at neck. Some wear and soiling, odd moth hole and odd faults to blazer otherwise in good condition for its age. An early M.C.C. touring blazer
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £300
Carr scored a total of 428 runs on the tour with a highest score of 63 v South Africa in the 4th Test at Johannesburg and an average of 19.45. He played in all five Test matches during the tour. This was the only M.C.C. tour made by Carr.

Knights have sold only one M.C.C. 1922/23 blazer, that of George Street, previously in nearly twenty five years of trading
Lot 495:
Lot 495
William Arnold Sime. Nottinghamshire 1935-1950. Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1st XI blazer worn by Sime during his playing career. The navy blazer, by Maenson, with excellent raised embroidered Nottinghamshire emblem with 'Notts' below to chest. 'W.A. Sime. N.C.C.C.' handwritten in black ink to inside label at neck. Two very minor small moth holes otherwise in good+ condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 496
Arthur William Carr. Nottinghamshire & England 1910-1934. Original black umbrella with full leather handle, the runner in bamboo, by Ben Cox of Oxford Street, London, owned by Arthur Carr. The top of the handle has a gold metal band with the inscription 'A.W. Carr 1926'. Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Arthur Carr probably used the umbrella during the first Test at Trent Bridge, when the match was abandoned as a draw due to heavy rain and flooding and lasted only 50 minutes with Australia scoring 32-0 with only 17 overs completed
Lot 497:
Lot 497
New Zealand tour to England 1958. Official menu for the 'Dinner to the New Zealand Cricket Team' held at Lord's 19th May 1958. Signed in ink to the rear page by sixteen members of the New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Reid (Captain), Miller, Hayes, Cave, Sutcliffe, MacGibbon, Playle, Harford, Alabaster, Sparling, Petrie, Phillips (Manager) etc. Sold with an official menu for the 200th Test match, England v Australia, Lord's 22nd June 1968 unsigned. Both menus W.E. Sime's copies. Minor staining to the two menus, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
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William Gilbert Grace. 'Century of Centuries'. Original blue, white and gilt porcelain plate produced to commemorate W.G. Grace's Century of Centuries. The plate decorated in blue and gilt with the central reserve with Grace's signature and the date '1895' below with years and detail of each individual century and who scored against radiating out from the centre. With semi-gadrooned rim and gold line decoration to edge. Approximately 9" diameter. To verso, is a seating plan of the eighteen diners at the Dinner, makers marks for Coalport, England and pattern number X1763. The plate was commissioned by Grace from the Coalport China Company and manufactured for S.J. Kepple & Son of Bristol for a private dinner given by seventeen members of the Century Club at the St. Stephen' s Restaurant on January 22, 1895. Each guest was presented with a plate by Grace, and eighteen plates were produced, this plate being presented to Gilbert Court Branch who sat next to Grace at the Dinner. The plate has recently been professionally restored due to a hairline break to the plate in May 2017 when being removed from the frame it was originally displayed in, probably caused by slight pressure on the plate whilst in the frame. There are photographs of the plate originally mounted in the frame, after the breakage and the restored plate available to view. A very rare plate, rarely seen
Estimate: £12000/18000
Hammer price: £10000
W.G. Grace completed his one hundredth century by making his highest first class score of 288 v Somerset in the game in the match, Somersetshire v Gloucestershire, played at the Ashley Down Ground, Gloucester on Friday May 17th 1895.

A short resume of Gilbert Court Branch and the plate's history is provided by the vendors of the plate who reside in Canada- 'Although we know the journey of the plate over the last century we do not know a great deal of history about the original owner, our great grandfather Gilbert Court Branch and his connection to W.G. Grace. Gilbert Court Branch lived in Norton Hauteville, Pensford in Somerset and was a cattle dealer and farmer. We believe he knew W.G. Grace through their joint love of beagling. Both Branch and Grace were members of the Clifton Foot Beagles. We also believe that he was a member of the Bristol Century Club.

The plates journey began when it was specially commissioned by S. J. Kepple and Son for a private dinner party at the St. Stephen' s Restaurant on January 22nd, 1896 in honour of W.G.' s 100th century. The back of the plate depicts the seating arrangement with Gilbert Court sitting beside W.G. along with the other guests. The dinner was arranged by W. Methven Brownlee for all 18 guests.

Gilbert Court Branch died on December 19, 1912 at which time the plate was willed to our grandfather Harold Samuel Branch. He lived in the South Gloucestershire area for most of his life where the plate was proudly displayed in a frame in his residence until his death in 1967. After his death the plate along with other articles were shipped to Canada by our father Gilbert Peter Branch. He immigrated to Canada in the early 1950' s where he married our mother and lived in southern Ontario. As children we all remember the plate being displayed in the living rooms of our homes but had little knowledge of the significance other than it was a cricket plate that belonged to our great grandfather. In 2016 we started to appraise a number of household items that belonged to our parents at which time we discovered the importance of the plate. Being Canadian we have no understanding of the game of cricket and felt it was important to return it to the birthplace of the sport where it can be appreciation for it's rarity and significance.

'Irving Rosenwater, in 1975, wrote that ten [plates] were still in existence, and the appearance of one on the open market, it was believed for the first time, caused a flutter of excitement at Christie's Auctioneers in June 1989'. It sold for £4200 as lot 222. The Wisden Book of Cricket Memorabilia. Marcus Williams & Gordon Phillips 1990
Lot 499:
Lot 499
'The Brownies (Cricket)'. Large ceramic bowl with decorated with of images of 'Brownies' playing cricket to inside. Images of batsmen, fielders, umpires, crowd in a small marquee', thirteen images in total. Green rim, the base with printed factory stamps. Grimwade of Stoke-On-Trent and information on the Brownies. 'Brownies are imaginary little sprites, who delight in harmless pranks and helpful deeds. They work and sport while weary households sleep, and never are seen by mortal eyes'. The Brownies were characters in children's books before the first world war, popular in the USA. Approximately 12" long by 9.5" wide and 2.5" deep. Minor chip to underside of rim. Rare
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 500:
Lot 500
Village cricket mug. Very large Staffordshire 19th century mug, transfer printed in black with two scenes of village cricket, with church and tents to background, floral and oak leaf rim decoration and crossed cricket bats, balls and stumps decoration to handle. Hand coloured in green, burgundy, yellow and blue. Approx 5" tall and rim 5" diameter. c1850's/60's. Minor wear to the rim, small chip to base, odd further minor faults otherwise in good/very good condition for its age. Unusual to see this design of mug in this size
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £220
Lot 501:
Lot 501
Village cricket bowl. Staffordshire 19th century bowl, transfer printed in sepia with two scenes of village cricket, with church and tents to background, to sides, floral and oak leaf rim decoration. Hand coloured in green, burgundy, yellow and blue. Approx 5.5" diameter and 3.75" tall. c1850/60. Chip to rim odd further minor faults otherwise in good condition for its age. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £140
Lot 502:
Lot 502
Sydney Francis Barnes, Warwickshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, England & Wales 1894-1930. Decorative white small side plate with colour transfer printed vignette of Barnes in batting pose next to the wicket to centre, with inscription 'Syd. F. Barnes-Famous International Bowler' below. Above the centre image of Barnes is a printed shield 'Brilliant bowling by Barnes-obtained six wickets for 24 runs. The English team in Australia 1908' . 6" diameter with gold lustre to rim. Minor wear to the image of Barnes and surface of plate otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
The plates were produced to commemorate Barnes taking six wickets for 24 runs for England v Australia in Australia 1908' .
Lot 503:
Lot 503
Sydney Francis Barnes, Warwickshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, England & Wales 1894-1930. An 7.25" side plate with colour transfer printed vignette of Barnes in bowling pose next to the wicket to centre, with inscription 'Syd. F. Barnes-Famous International Bowler' . Good/very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 504:
Lot 504
Sydney Francis Barnes, Warwickshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, England & Wales 1894-1930. Commemorative Staffordshire transfer printed ribbed mug with vignette of Barnes, wearing cap, in batting pose to centre, with inscription 'Syd. F. Barnes-Famous International Bowler' to reverse a shield with 'Brilliant bowling by Barnes-obtained six wickets for 24 runs. The English team in Australia 1908' . Slight wear to image of Barnes otherwise in good condition. Approx 4.5" high. Rare
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £150
Lot 505:
Lot 505
Sydney Francis Barnes, Warwickshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, England & Wales 1894-1930. Decorative green plate with colour transfer printed vignette of Barnes in bowling pose next to the wicket to centre, with inscription 'Syd. F. Barnes-Famous International Bowler' . To verso, a printed shield 'Brilliant bowling by Barnes-obtained six wickets for 24 runs. The English team in Australia 1908' . 8" diameter. Minor wear to image of Barnes and surface of plate otherwise in good condition. Unusual
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £160
Lot 506:
Lot 506
Alphabet 'Cricket' plate. Mid 19th Century earthenware circular 'Alphabet' child's plate with cricket scene to centre and 'Cricket', transfer printed in colour within the letters of the alphabet to rim. Approximately 5.5" diameter. 'Meakin' impressed to base. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £55
Lot 507:
Lot 507
'Cricket'. Victorian Staffordshire cricket mug with strap handle, printed in green with image of an early game of cricket with seven players, two umpires, tents and woods to background. c1880. 2.5" tall. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £240
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'Cricket'. Three Victorian Staffordshire cricket mugs with strap handle, one printed in black with image of an early game of cricket with seven players, two umpires, tents and woods to background. Hairline crack and heavy restoration. Another printed in black with image of four children playing cricket with woodland and church spire to background. Wear to transfer print and hairline crack running through the mug and another entitled 'Cricket' with transfer print in black of a cricket match in progress, hand coloured in blue, yellow and green.Two chips to rim and chipping to base. Each 2.5" tall and all three c1880. Qty 3
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £110
Lot 509:
Lot 509
Cricket jug. Early Staffordshire blue cream/milk cricket jug with strap handle, Transfer printed with two village cricket scenes to sides in light blue, floral and oak leaf rim decoration to inner and outer rim of jug. c1870/80. 4" tall. Large chip to foot of jug, minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £220
Lot 510:
Lot 510
William Gilbert Grace. Gloucestershire & England 1865-1908. A stoneware circular match holder with transfer printed full length image of Grace in batting pose. Produced by Kepple of Bristol. Approx 2.5" high and 3" diameter. Registration number R319664 for 1898 and painted mark M615 to base. Very minor wear otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £190
Lot 511:
Lot 511
Cricket vase. An unusual early green glass vase with large image of a boy wearing boater and holding to his side a cricket bat. The vase stands 9.5" tall and the painted image approximately 5.5" tall. Maker not known, the vendor suggests 'Bristol Glass'...?. The vase very light. Not previously seen by the auctioneer. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £180
Lot 512:
Lot 512
Ian Terence Botham. Somerset, Worcestershire, Queensland, Durham and England 1974-1993. 'Arlott's Immortals'. Excellent porcelain hand decorated action figure of Botham in batting pose in mahogany plinth, sculptured and produced in Alderney in 1982 by Count Andre D' Aquino, based upon the selected cricketers of John Arlott. The figure stands high 11" and is marked to base 'No.85 D' Aquino'. Sold with a 'Limited Edition Guarantee certifying that the figure is number 85 of a limited edition of 100 single copies. Very good condition. Rare, not previously sold by the auctioneers
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £150
There were fifteen completed cricketers represented before the hurricane of 1987 destroyed the Count' s studio in Alderney never to be rebuilt
Lot 513:
England v Australia 'Coronation' Test Series 1953. Official half pint glass tankard with colour emblem of the Ashes urn, bat, stumps and ball on a green shield, supported by a lion and kangaroo either side. Title scroll below,' Test Series. England- Australia 1953'. Lustre to rim. 4" tall. Wear to lustre, otherwise in good condition. Also a half pint glass tankard issued for Ken Suttle's benefit, 1972, with Sussex emblem and printed signatures of eleven Sussex players including Suttle, Dexter, Parks, Oakham, Langridge, Buss, Snow etc. 4.5" tall. Sold with 'The Ashes Tankard' issued by Franklin Porcelain to celebrate the centenary of the Ashes, 1882-1992. 6.5" tall, and one other small glass 'The Cricketers Tankard'. Qty 4. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 514 No lot
Lot 515:
Arthur Wood 'Sporting Series' cricketing mug, with colour cricket vignettes to sides of a match in progress with trees and scoreboard to background and a bowler verso. Gold lustre to handle, base and lip, beaded waist. 5" tall. Very good condition. Sold with 'W.G. Grace'. Royal Doulton ceramic caricature toby jug of 'The Champion' W.G. Grace 1989. 4" tall. Limited edition no 2678/9500. VG. Qty 2 - cricket
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 516:
Worcestershire County Cricket Club 'Champions 1964' . Jasperware 5" green/grey ceramic tankard produced to commemorate the Championship win 1964. With raised figures of a bowler, batsman, fielders, the Cathedral and the County emblem in white. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 517:
W.G. Grace. Coalport china plate commemorating W.G. Grace scoring a 'Century of Centuries' . Limited edition of 750 plates, this being no. 24, with facsimilie signature of Grace to reverse. Good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £10
Lot 518:
Cricket bag. Small crested china cricket bag with colour emblem for 'Luton'. Arcadian ware. Approx 3" long. Very minor wear. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £30
Lot 519:
Cricket bag. Large crested china cricket bag with colour emblem for 'Edinburgh'. Atlas Heraldic China. Approx 4.5" long. Very minor wear. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 520:
Cricket bag. Large crested china cricket bag with colour emblem for 'Chester'. British Manufacture. Approx 4.5" long. Very minor wear. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 521:
Cricket bag. Small crested china cricket bag with colour emblem for 'Cambridge'. Arcadian ware. Approx 3" long. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 522:
Cricket bag. Medium crested china cricket bag with colour emblem for 'Great Yarmouth'. Arcadian China. Approx 4" long. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 523:
Cricket bag. Medium crested china cricket bag with emblem for 'City of London'. Coronet ware. Approx 4" long. Small firing crack, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 524:
Lot 524
Alfred Charles Stirrup Glover. Warwickshire 1895-1909. Attractive silver cigarette case with engraved circular image of Glover wearing Warwickshire cap and striped cricket blazer with 'A.C.S. Glover' and 'Warwickshire' above and below. To verso are the entwined initials 'B.L.'. The gilt lined case hallmarked for Birmingham 1900 and markers marks 'S star B' for Synyer & Beddoes of Birmingham measures 3.5" tall by 2.5" wide. Good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Alfred Glover, a middle order right hand batsman and occasional medium pace bowler, played 149 matches for his county scoring over 5000 runs at an average of 25.57 with a highest score of 124. He was captain of Warwickshire in the seasons of 1908 and 1909
Lot 525:
Lot 525
John Victor Saunders. Carlton C.C., Victoria, Wellington & Australia 1899-1914. Unusual silver vesta and sovereign case with inscription to front 'Presented to J. Saunders Esq. Member of the Australian XI by the members of the C.C.C. [Carlton Cricket Club] as a mark of esteem. 15.3.02'. To verso is the engraved emblem of the Carlton Cricket Club and the entwined initials 'J.S.' [John Saunders]. The case, with a lid at one end as a vesta case and at the other a hinged lid for storing sovereigns, hallmarked for Birmingham 1900 and markers marks 'S.M.L.' for Samuel M. Levi of Birmingham measures 1.25" by 2.75". Some bumps and dents to the surface of the silver otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £290
John 'Jack' Saunders was a left handed medium pace spin bowler who took over 553 first class wickets at an average of 21.81. He played fourteen Test matches for Australia taking seventy nine wickets at an average of 22.73 and a best of 7-34 v South Africa in 1902. He will be remembered chiefly as a member of the Australian team of 1902, which toured England and South Africa under Darling's captaincy. He came over with a big reputation as a left-handed slow bowler, and, favoured as he was by a wet season, met with considerable success. In all matches he obtained 127 wickets for just over 17 runs apiece, and in the four Test Matches in which he took part he dismissed eighteen men at a cost of 26.27
Lot 526:
Lot 526
Cricket cigarette cases. Two silver plated cigarette cases, the first inscribed 'Presented to J.C. Pickering for his fine innings of 171, July 7th 1911. Aspley C.C. and the other with entwined initials 'G.M.G.' and to inside stumps, ball and bails. Both approximately 2.75"x3.25". G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 527:
Lot 527
John William Hearne. Middlesex & England 1909-1936. Excellent silver cigarette case presented to Hearne whilst on the M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1913/14. Inscription to front reads 'Presented to J.W. Hearne by the Transvaal Cricket Union as a memento of the M.C.C. Visit to Johannesburg 1913-14'. The case, with gilt inner lining, measures approx 3.25"x3.5". Hallmarked, Chester 1911. Minor wear otherwise in good condition. Previously sold by Knights in February 2014
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £340
John Hearne, known as 'Young Jack' to distinguish him from his distant cousin J.T. Hearne', was a Middlesex leg spinning all rounder who represented England in twenty four Test matches from 1911 to 1926. One of the leading all rounders of his day, he achieved the 'double' five times and on three occasions exceeded 2,000 runs. He took over 100 wickets in a season five times.

The M.C.C. tour of South Africa in 1913/14 was won by four Tests to nil, one drawn, mainly thanks to the bowling of Syd Barnes, who finished the tour having taken 103 wickets at 10.74 with a best of 9-103. Hearne played in three of the five Tests and took 5-49 in the 3rd Test, but never lived up to his English reputation.
Lot 528:
Lot 528
Cricket cigarette case. Attractive silver cigarette case with scene of a cricket match in progress to lid, batsman, wicket keeper and fielder. The gilt lined case hallmarked Birmingham 1918 and makers marks for Charles S. Green & Co of Birmingham measures 4.25"x3.25". VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £140
Lot 529:
Lot 529
George Ernest Cording. Glamorgan 1921-23. Attractive silver cigarette case with inscription 'Geo. E. Cording. 101 runs. Glamorgan v Worcester. 27,28,29 July 1921. From Cardiff C.C.'. The gilt lined case hallmarked for Sheffield 1920 and markers marks 'W&H' for Walker & Hall of Sheffield measures 3" by 3.5". Minor dent otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £230
Cording made his debut in county cricket for Glamorgan against Berkshire in the 1900 Minor Counties Championship. His appearances for Glamorgan were limited in his capacity as a full-time school teacher. Before World War One, his teaching commitments limited his appearances in the Minor Counties Championship to just seventeen. Glamorgan were afforded first-class status for the 1921 season, with Cording, aged 43 at this time, keeping-wicket in Glamorgan's inaugural County Championship match against Sussex at Cardiff Arms Park. Cording assisted Glamorgan for two further seasons, making eighteen further first-class appearances, the last of which came against Yorkshire. In his nineteen first-class appearances, he scored a total of 498 runs at an average of 16.60, with a high score of 101. This score, which was his only first-class century, came against Worcestershire at St Helens, Swansea, in July 1921
Lot 530:
Lot 530
Cricket cigarette case. Attractive silver gilt lined cigarette case with engraved crossed bats and ball and stumps and bails below to lid. To inside the inscription 'Presented to Mr E.E. Taylor by his club mates of the Derby Midland C.C. 1922. The case hallmarked Birmingham 1922 and makers marks for William Neale & Sons of Birmingham, measures 4"x3.5". Minor wear to case otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 531:
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Frank (Bramley) Watson. Lancashire & M.C.C. 1920-1937. Attractive silver plated cigarette case with enamelled emblem of 'Demerara' to lid. To inside the inscription 'F. Watson from C.R. Brown. Feby 1926'. The gilt lined case measures 2.75" by 3.25". Minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
Frank Watson played 456 matches for Lancashire and was a member of the M.C.C. touring team to the West Indies in 1925/1926. Cyril Rutherford Brown played for British Guiana and the West Indies between 1921 and 1939. They played against each other in two of the three Test matches, England winning the series by one test to nil and two matches drawn, and the two tour matches against British Guiana. Both performed well in the series
Lot 532:
Lot 532
Frank (Bramley) Watson. Lancashire & M.C.C. 1920-1937. Attractive silver cigarette case, presented to Watson by Leonard Green, Lancashire Captain, engraved Lancashire C.C.C. emblem to lid and below the inscription 'F.W. from L.G. 1927'. The gilt lined case hallmarked for Birmingham 1927 measures 2.75" by 3". Some small denting to lid of case otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £200
Lancashire won the County Championship in 1927, under the captaincy of Green, Watson playing thirty four matches and scoring 1536 runs at an average of 38.40, scoring three centuries with a highest score of 125
Lot 533:
Lot 533
Frank (Bramley) Watson. Lancashire & M.C.C. 1920-1937. Attractive silver cigarette lighter, presented to Watson for winning the County Championship in 1930 with colourful enamelled Lancashire emblem of the red rose in red, green and brown enamel 'County Cricket Champions 1930. F. Watson' in blue enamel. The lighter hallmarked for Birmingham 1930 with makers marks for Ollivant & Botsford of Birmingham measures 2.25" by 1.75". Some minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £340
Lancashire won the County Championship in 1930, under the captaincy of P.T. Eckersley, Watson playing thirty two matches and scoring 2031 runs at an average of 45.13, scoring three centuries with a highest score of 135
Lot 534:
Lot 534
John William Hearne. Middlesex & England 1909-1936. 'Folkestone Cricket Festival 1927'. Attractive silver cigarette case, decorated to both sides in zig-zag line patterns, with initials 'J.W.H.' in oval to corner. Inscription to inside reads 'Folkestone Cricket Festival. Presented to J.W. Hearne 100 for M.C.C. v Kent. 8th September 1927'. The case, with gilt inner lining, measures approx 3"x3.25". Hallmarked, Chester 1924 and makers marks of A. Wilcox of Birmingham. VG. Previously sold by Knights in February 2014
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
M.C.C. won the match by 188 runs and Hearne got his century in the M.C.C. 2nd innings. He also took four wickets in the match
Lot 535:
Lot 535
'All India tour of England 1932'. Excellent large silver cigarette case presented by the members of the All India team to their Manager E.W.C. Ricketts. The case, with Indian cricket emblem engraved to centre and beneath dated '1932'. To the inside of the case is the inscription 'E.W.C. Ricketts from the All India Cricket Team'. The gilt lined case, hall marked Chester 1916 with unidentified makers marks, measures 3.25 wide by 6" tall. Good/very good condition. Previously sold by Knights in August 2001
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £360
Lot 536:
Lot 536
George 'Gubby' Oswald Browning 'Gubby' Allen. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1921-1950. Rare silver metal vesta case with ring suspension to top of lid, the front with engraved initials 'G.O.A.' in cartouche with swirling floral decoration to border, and to verso an image of stumps being broken by the cricket ball and below inscribed bowling figures of '6-0-36-5'. The vesta measures approximately 1.75"x2". Some slight wear and odd small dent otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
In the first Test of the 1936/27 Ashes Test series played at Brisbane in Australia, 'Gubby' Allen won the first Test for England, along with Bill Voce four wickets for 16 runs, by taking five wickets for thirty six runs. In the match England batted first making 358 all out, Leyland 126. In reply Australia made 234 all out, Voce taking 6-41 and Allen 3-71. In England's second innings they made 256 all out, Allen top scoring with 68 and then Allen and Voce bowled out Australia for 58 runs in 12.3 overs to win the first Test match. Australia won the series in 1936/37 by three Tests to two thanks to the brilliance of Bradman's batting
Lot 537:
Lot 537
Victorian cricketing vesta case. Attractive electro-plated rounded oblong vesta case applied with a raised enamelled oval colour plaque of a batsman standing before a set of stumps to centre cartouche with stylised foliage decoration. Worn makers mark of 'H.J. & Co' [not traced]. The vesta measures approximately 1.75"x2.75". Some slight wear and odd small dent otherwise in good condition. A nice case
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 538:
Lot 538
Victorian cricketing vesta case. Attractive silver plated rounded oblong vesta case with crossed bats and ball decoration on a ribbed background. The vesta measures approximately 1.25"x1.5". Some minor wear otherwise in good condition. A nice case
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £270
Lot 539:
Lot 539
Vesta case. Unusual Victorian bakerlite brown vesta case, modelled as a book, depicting a batsman, and a golfer on the reverse. Approximately 2"x1.5". G. Rare
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
Lot 540:
Lot 540
Cricket vesta case. Excellent silver metal vesta case, grooved case with crossed cricket bats and ball decoration to both sides. Approx 1"x1.5". G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 541:
Lot 541
Cricket vesta case. Excellent small silver cricketing vesta case, the face with original enamelled scene in colour of a batsman standing in front of the stumps and playing a shot, enamel good, the reverse has been engraved 'Dick' . Hallmarked to inside Birmingham 1917. Approx 1.5" tall by 1" wide. Odd minor bump otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £300
Lot 542:
Lot 542
Cricket vesta case. Silver metal cricketing vesta case, the face with original enamelled scene in colour of a batsman standing in front of the stumps and playing a shot. Approx 2" tall by 1.5" wide. Small loss to edge of enamel, odd minor bump and lid a little loose otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
Lot 543:
Cricket vesta. Brass metal vesta case with engraved image of a cricketer in cap stood in front of a set of cricket stumps. 1.5"x1.75". G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 544:
Lot 544 Lot 544
Silver letter opener/paper knife. Attractive Victorian silver letter opener with cricket scene of a match in progress with pavilion to foreground. The knife is hallmarked for London 1888 with makers mark for Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall - Martin, Hall & Co. The cricket engraving probably added at a later date. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £110
Lot 545:
Lot 545
Cricket condiment pots. Pair of mustard pots (?) in silver metal in the form of upside down cricket caps standing on three cricket stumps with cricket ball and bails on naturalistic stands. The stands with trade marks. The pots stand approximately 2.25" tall. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 546:
Lot 546
Cricket bottle stoppers. Three various cricket bottle stoppers, two with chain and ring. One silver, with figure of a batsman to top, and hallmarked Birmingham 1923 with makers mark for A.J. Pepper & Co of Birmingham, another more modern with figure of a batsman to top and the third a painted figure of a batsman to top, lacking cork. Odd faults, good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 547:
Lot 547
Charles Burgess Fry, Sussex & England 1892-1921. Victorian spelter three piece clock garniture featuring C.B. Fry. The clock cast with a wicket keeper a top it, flanked by Fry as a bowler and Fry as a batsman, celebrating Fry as the great English all rounder. The clock is 12" high, the bowler is 11" high and the batsman is 10" high. The clock appears to be in working order. Repaired break to the bat of the batsman figure, some wear to the surface of the figures otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £360
It is rare to find the full set of three figures including the much rarer wicket keeper on the clock together
Lot 548:
Lot 548
Australia tour of England 1926. An oval colour Thorne's Super Extra Creme Toffee tin 'A Souvenir of the Australian's Visit in 1926. With named pictures of the Australian team to the sides and portrait of the Oval cricket ground with match being played to lid. 5.5". Very minor wear otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Lot 549:
Lot 549
St. David's Cricket Club 1903. Attractive circular silver plate salver with pie crust edges and intricate floral design. Engraved inscription to centre, 'Presented to Rev. Ll. Ll. Davies by the St. David's Cricket Club 1903'. Maker's mark to verso. 12" diameter. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 550:
Lot 550
Silver metal EPNS ball ashtray mounted on three crossed cricket bats on circular metal base. Approx 5" tall. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 551:
Lot 551 Lot 551
'The Nelson Lee Souvenir Album of the Test matches. England v Australia 1928/29'. Unusual souvenir folder containing a full set of sixteen circular metal lapel type badges with head and shoulders images of members of the M.C.C. team. Players include Sutcliffe, Hobbs, Larwood, Chapman, Hendren, Tate, Jardine, Hammond, Freeman, Ames etc. Mounted in a free-standing frame, overall 9.75"x9". The badges in generally good condition, the card folder split down the spine and only fair condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
Lot 552:
Lot 552
Cricket printing blocks c1930s. Box containing a collection of twenty one copper on wood printing blocks of cricket bats and two others. A number of the blocks are stamped 'S.M. Wainwright Limited' of Leeds. Presumed to have been used for a cricket and sporting advertising catalogue in the 1930s. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 553:
Ian Botham and Garry Sobers. Two Endurance Ltd cold-cast porcelain figures of Botham and Sobers in batting pose. On wooden plinth. Approx 9.5" tall. Sold with wooden bookends each incorporating a porcelain cast figure of batsmen. 6.5" tall. Qty 4. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 554:
Lot 554
M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1938/9. Official scorecard for the second Test match, South Africa v M.C.C played at Newlands, Cape Town, 31st December 1938- 4th January 1939. Nicely signed in ink by all sixteen members of the M.C.C. touring party. Signatures include Hammond (Captain), Hutton, Yardley, Verity, Ames, Valentine, Edrich, Perks, Farnes, Paynter etc. Also signed in pencil by the South African players including Melville (Captain), Mitchell, Langton, Nourse, Rowan, Balaskas etc. Some ageing and creasing, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official scorecard for the second Test played at Newlands, Cape Town, 31st December 1927- 4th January 1928. Foxing and ageing to both scorecards, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £550
The second Test of the 1938/9 'Timeless' series was drawn. M.C.C. won the five match series 1-0, with the fifth Test famously lasting ten days before rain at tea on the final day left M.C.C. 42 runs short of a target of 696 and having to depart to catch the 'Athlone Castle' for home
Lot 555:
Lot 555
M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1927/28. Official scorecard for the second Test match, Newlands, Cape Town 31st December 1927- 4th January 1928. Handwritten scores neatly annotated in ink recording wickets to fall on the first day's play. Also an official scorecard for Western Province v M.C.C. 12th-14th November 1927. Vertical fold and foxing to both scorecards, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
In the second Test match M.C.C. beat South Africa by 87 runs
Lot 556:
Lot 556
Cricket scorecards 1950s. Collection of twenty one official scorecards and tickets for Test and county matches. Test scorecards include England v Australia, Trent Bridge, 11th-16th June 1953, Old Trafford, 9th-14th July 1953, Headingley, 23rd-28th July, Headlingley, 12th-17th July 1956, v India, Headlingley 2nd-7th July 1959, v West Indies, 25th-30th July 1957 etc. County matches are for Yorkshire, home and away, 1955-1959. Also two official scorecards for Scarborough Cricket Festival 1954, Gentlemen v Players and T.N. Pearce's XI v Pakistan. Sold with three match tickets for England v South Africa, Headingley 1951, England v Australia, Headingley 1953 etc. Handwritten and printed scores to scorecards, folds and some wear, generally in good condition. Also four 'News Chronicle' cricket annuals for 1951, 1956, 1957 and 1958 in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 557:
Lot 557
Cricket scorecards and tickets 1960s. Collection of fifty seven official scorecards and tickets for Test, cup finals and county matches etc. Test scorecards include England v South Africa, The Oval 1960, v Australia, The Oval 1961, v Pakistan, The Oval 1962, v West Indies, Headingley 1963, The Oval, The Oval 1963, v Australia, The Oval 1964, Headingley 1964 etc. The majority of the remainder are County matches, the majority featuring Yorkshire, Gillette Cup matches etc. Handwritten and printed scores to scorecards, folds and some wear, generally in good condition. Also official match tickets for Gillette Cup Finals held at Lord's 1963 and 1965, a Yorkshire Member's card for 1969, Yorkshire fixture cards for 1961, 1963 and 1964 etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 558:
Lot 558
Jack Hobbs Benefit 1914. Excellent large double scorecard printed on silk for the matches played at Lord's, Surrey v Kent 10th & 11th August, and Surrey v Yorkshire 13th-15th August 1914. The scorecard with neatly finished edge and rounded corners measures 12.5"x10". Very good condition. Sold with a mono postcard size photograph of Hobbs, full length in Surrey blazer and boater. Adhesive damage to verso, small crease to centre, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
Due to the outbreak of war, The Oval had been commandeered, so the matches were played at Lord's. The match v Kent had been designated as Hobbs' benefit match and was scheduled for three days. However, Surrey won by eight wickets in just two days, Hobbs scoring 16 and 26no. The takings were disappointingly poor, so Surrey offered to defer Hobbs' benefit until after the war, which was played as the last fixture in the 1919 season. The match against Yorkshire was won by Surrey by an innings and 30 runs, Hobbs scoring 202
Lot 559:
Lot 559
'Tom Hayward's Record Scores. A Second Double Century. A New Record Set Up' 1906. Excellent large silk souvenir reproduced from the Pall Mall Gazette, 9th June 1906. The silk with title and printed article describing Hayward's achievements with scorecards below for Nottinghamshire v Surrey, Trent Bridge, 4th-6th June 1906, and Leicestershire v Surrey, Leicester, 7th-9th June 1906. Minor foxing to extremities, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
In the two consecutive County matches Hayward scored 144no and 100 against Surrey, and 143 and 125 against Leicestershire. Prior to this, W.G. Grace was the only player to score two centuries in a match. Hayward surpassed this feat by scoring two centuries in two consecutive matches within the space of a week. Surrey won both matches
Lot 560:
Lot 560
I Zingari v Gentlemen of England 1885. Original scorecard for a 'Grand Cricket Match' played at Scarborough, 31st August, 1st & 2nd September 1885. Very good condition. Sold with an official programme for a show held at the Londesborough Theatre, Scarborough, at which the two teams were the guests of Lord and Lady Londesborough. Also a cutting from The Tatler, September 1901, describing Grace's shooting exploits on Lord Londesborough's estate. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
The match was drawn. For I Zingari, J.G. Walker scored 111 runs in their first innings. Captaining the Gentlemen, W.G. Grace scored 68 and H.W. Bainbridge 76 in their only innings
Lot 561:
Lot 561
M.C.C. & Ground v Australia 1896. Rare official M.C.C. Lord' s silk scorecard for M.C.C. v Australia, Lord' s, June 11th and 12th 1896. M.C.C. won by an innings and 18 runs. M.C.C. made a total of 219 with A.E. Stoddart making 54, F.S. Jackson 51 and Gunn 39. Australia made only 18 in the first innings, only three batsmen scored runs, and 183 in their second innings with J. Darling top scoring in the second innings with 76, C.J.Eady 42 and Gregory 28. J.T. Hearne took thirteen wickets in the match including all nine in the second innings, Giffen was absent. Pougher took five wickets in the Australian first innings without conceding a run. There were eleven 'Ducks' in the game. Light folds and odd minor marks otherwise in very good condition - cricket
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
The Australian's score of 18 was their lowest recorded score in England and the lowest against M.C.C. Wisden called it 'perhaps the most sensational match of the whole tour. The game is already a historical one ... By winning in such sensational style the M.C.C. at last took their revenge for the never-to-be-forgotten defeat in 1878.'

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