The Cricket Collection Of Michael Smith, Cricket Lover Of Kent. Part Four

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 160:
Lot 160
'Australian's Fixtures 1926'. Small four page card fixture list issued by W.D. & H. Wills in 1926 for the Australian tour to England. The colourful wrappers with titles to face, tour fixtures to inside pages and a listing of the Australian team and the state they play for to rear wrapper. VG. Scarce
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £55
Lot 161:
Lot 161
'Players Please'. Cricket Fixtures. Fixture booklets issued by John Player & Son for 1929, 1935, 1937, 1938 & 1939. Small booklet with colourful attractive wrappers. G. Qty 5
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £90
Lot 162:
Lot 162
'Cricket Fixtures 1933 & 1934'. Fixture booklets issued by Ogden's 'Robin' cigarettes for the two years. Attractive colour covers, with full list of fixtures for Yorkshire C.C.C. and Test matches v West Indies for the season of 1933 and the other booklet with full list of fixtures for Yorkshire C.C.C. and Test matches v Australia for the season of 1934. Minor wear to covers, good. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £50
Lot 163:
Lot 163
M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1948/49. Two fixture booklets, one issued by the United Tobacco Co Ltd (S.A.), 32 pages including pen pictures, biographies, fixtures etc and the other issued by Shell Motor Oil with biographies and fixtures. Attractive colour covers, minor wear with corner loss to the covers of the U.T.C. booklet, good. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £60
Lot 164:
Lot 164
South African tours of England. Three fixture booklets issued for the cricket tours of 1947 (Shell Motor Oil), 1951 (Greenacre's, Durban) and 1955 (Atlantic Service Stations). Each with fixtures and players names, one with biographies. Attractive colour covers, good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
Lot 165:
Lot 165
Australian tours of South Africa. Two fixture booklets issued for the cricket tours of 1957/58 (Atlantic Service Stations) and 1966/67 (The Cape Times). Each with fixtures and players names, one with biographies. Attractive colour covers, good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £40
Lot 166:
Lot 166
'Hampshire County Cricket Club Fixtures 1928' . Fixture booklet issued by Phillip Mead, Sports Outfitters. Sold with a fixture booklet for 'Lancashire County & Manchester Cricket Club 1957'. Good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £22
Lot 167:
Lot 167
'Bristol United Breweries' Fixture card for 1946 listing the fixtures of the Indian tourists, Gloucestershire and Somerset teams plus the laws of cricket and records. Attractive colour covers featuring W.G. Grace. Some minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £32
Lot 168:
Lot 168
Bruce N. French. Nottinghamshire & England 1976-1995. Official T.C.C.B. card invitation to French inviting him 'to be available to play, if selected for England v India at Edgbaston on the 3rd-8th July 1986' and another similar invitation inviting him 'to be available to play, if selected for England v New Zealand at Lord's on the 24th-29th July 1986' . Both signed to verso by French. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 169:
Lot 169
'Listen to the Tests on His Masters Voice true to life Radio'. Two fixture and scoring chart booklets, each of four pages, with colourful pictorial front covers for the Australian tour to England in 1938 and the England tour of Australia in 1946/47. Both scoring charts have some handwritten details. Odd faults otherwise in good condition. Qty 2. Unusual
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 170:
Lot 170
Australia tour to India 1956/57. Official menu for the 'Dinner to Australian Cricket Team and The Indian Test Team', held at the Corporation Stadium Pavilion, Madras on 20th October 1956. Menu with Madras Cricket Association emblem and colours to front cover. Menus, speakers and entertainments to centre pages, lists of the two teams to back cover. Australian wicket keeper, Len Maddocks' personal copy, his name inscribed in ink to front cover. Light horizontal fold, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 171:
Cricket ephemera. Large blue album comprising an eclectic selection of prints, posters, brochures, pages from publications including Boy's Own Paper, The Sketch etc. Items include three original 'Cyril Washbrook Charts Exclusive to the Empire News', 'Batting Guide', 'Bowling Guide' and Fielding Guide' c1950s. Each measures 11"x19". Folds, wear and some tears, otherwise in good condition. A colour print from an original by the artist Fielding Babb of Barbados, the print laid to mount with printed title to top margin, 'St. John the Baptist Ground, Holders Hill, Barbados' and dated 1994. Produced for a charity match, signed to the top border by Garry Sobers and to other margins by thirteen players. Set of 'Clashes for the Ashes' official medal collection produced for the 1990/91 Ashes series in original album etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
Lot 172:
Cricket films 1950s. One 16mm film featuring Len Hutton demonstrating the forward defensive batting stroke produced by the 'Realist Film Unit' 1950. Sold with a copy of the accompanying booklet 'Len Hutton Demonstrates Batting Strokes'. Also a 16mm film of 'Batting Strokes, Edrich and Evans' in metal canister, Len Hutton 'Batting Strokes, Forward defense to straight ball' and one other unknown film. Qty 4. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £85
Lot 173:
Cricket films 1950s/1960s. One 16mm colour film with sound labelled 'At Home to the World, Replacement Copy No. 1' of the Rothmans World XI Series held in England 1965. Ex Scarborough C.C. Also eight 8mm Kodak film boxes, apparently owned by Herbert Sutcliffe, one labelled 'E.J. Craig Lord's 1960', the remainder lacking films. Sold with a 35mm film in metal canister, label inside reads 'Leicester & Portsmouth', and an unknown 8mm film in plastic case. Qty 11. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Lot 174:
Lot 174
Inaugural Australian tour to England 1878. Official printed invitation with handwritten additions, on Eldon Chambers, Bank Place, Melbourne letterhead. The invitation issued by H. Hale Budd, Hon. Sec. Reception Committee of the Victorian Cricket Association to 'The Worshipful, The Mayor of Melbourne'. 'Reception to the Australian Eleven shall take the form of a Banquet, to be given in the Town Hall, Melbourne, on their arrival. I am instructed by the Sub-committee, formed for the purpose of carrying out the Reception, to solicit your patronage & that of the Corporation'. Dated 8th November 1878. Handwritten annotation in ink to top left corner, 'Miscellaneous Council 12/11/78'. The invitation is window mounted below a mono printed photograph of the Australian team. Title panel below appears to incorrectly attribute the banquet as being for the following M.C.C. tour to Australia in 1878/79. Framed and glazed, overall 12.5"x21". Previously sold by Phillips as lot 113 in sale no. 30649. Light folds to the invitation, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £270
The Australians left Liverpool on 18th September 1878, arriving in New York on 29th September where they played six matched. They arrived in Sydney on 25th November 1878
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M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1906. Excellent original menu for the 'Dinner to the M.C.C. Cricket Team, Humwood Hotel [Port Elizabeth], 21st April 1906'. The folding card menu with decorative cover featuring illustrations of a cricketer and a match in progress. To inside pages are the Toast List and menu, to back cover a listing of the music to be played. An early menu from the inaugural M.C.C. tour of South Africa. Some creasing and wear, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
In this first tour captained by Pelham Warner, South Africa won four of the five Tests played, England's only success was the fourth Test at Cape Town
Lot 176:
Lot 176
'Kent County v Hawick & Wilton' 1925. Original poster advertising a 'Grand Cricket Match', Buccleuch Park, 12th September 1925. 22"x34.5". Horizontal and vertical folds, tears and wear to folds, some loss to top right corner
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Having played at Berwick on 10th & 11th September, Kent appear to have been on tour to the North and Scotland, however no record of this game can be found
Lot 177:
Lot 177
William Howard Vernon 'Hopper' Levett. Kent & England 1930-1947. M.C.C. tour of India & Ceylon 1933/34. Official menu for the ' Calcutta Cricket Club Dinner to the Marylebone Cricket Club Touring Team in India on Wednesday, January 3rd 1934'. The cover of the menu with titles to centre and decorated with the raised colour images of a lion and tiger and ribbons ties in M.C.C. and Calcutta Cricket Club colours. To inside pages details of the Calcutta officials, names of the M.C.C. team, menu and toasts and music. Printed by Thacker & Spink of Calcutta. Signed to the front cover by fourteen members of the M.C.C. party, D.R. Jardine (Cpt), Nichols, Valentine, Townsend, Bakewell, Human, Verity, Levett, Elliott, Clark, Langridge, Gregory, Mitchell and Marriott. A rare menu and rare in this signed form
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £295
Lot 178:
Lot 178
Leslie Ames. Kent & England 1926-1951. 'Bodyline'. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the M.C.C. 'Bodyline' tour of Australia 1932/33. Excellent decorative cover in M.C.C. colours, M.C.C. emblem of St. George & Dragon, caricatures, by Arthur Mailey, of the M.C.C. team stood on a outline map of Australia and printed detail 'Christmas Greetings 1932 from The M.C.C. in Australia' . Paper insert to inside with 'With Sincere Wishes for a bright and Merry Christmas and a Happy and Properous New Year' . Signed in ink from 'Les' to 'H. Levett'. Some minor age toning to covers otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £180
Lot 179:
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Australia tour of England 1934. Small rare 'Orient Line' menu for the S.S. Orford which brought both the Australian cricket and Davis Cup tennis teams to in England 1934. The four page folding card menu is very nicely signed in black ink by fifteen members of the Australian cricket touring party plus the Manager, H. Bushby and the Treasurer, W.C. Bull. Signatures include Woodfull, Ponsford, Bradman, McCabe, Brown, Darling, Kippax, Chipperfield, Grimmett, Oldfield, Barnett etc. Plus cricket reporters, Arthur Mailey and Ray Robinson. Also signed by the four members of the Davis Cup team including Quist, Crawford, Turnbull and McGrath and others. A total of thirty signatures, Oldfield having signed it twice, one signature in pencil. An excellent and rare item of Australian memorabilia. Good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £310
Lot 180:
Lot 180
Australia Cricket Team in England 1956. Official Australian Board of Control programme and itinerary for the tour to England. Decorative cover in green and gold with Australian emblem. To inside pages are the programme of matches to be played on the tour and the back cover is an autograph card with names of the touring Australians listed. This is nicely signed by all members of the touring party in ink. Seventeen signatures including Johnson, Miller, Benaud, Davidson, Harvey, Lindwall, McDonald, Craig, Maddocks, Rutherford etc. This was Len Maddocks copy. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £180
Lot 180a:
Lot 180a
Amended description: 'Surrey County Cricket Club. Annual Dinner 1937' [and 1938]. Official menus for the Annual Dinner's held at The Oval on the 6th May 1937 and 5th May 1938. Original decorative covers. The 1937 menu signed to front cover by A.P.F. Chapman (Kent & England) and the 1938 menu signed to front cover by E.W.J. Brooks and Laurie Fishlock of Surrey. Minor adhesive marks to backs of both menus. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 181:
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New Zealand tour of England 1949. Official menu for the 'Worcestershire County Cricket Club Dinner to welcome the New Zealand Team', the Dinner held at the Guildhall on the 7th May 1949. The menu with titles to centre with colours to corners of the two teams. Signed, in ink and pencil, to inside page by ten members of the New Zealand team including Wallace, Sutcliffe, Reid, Burke, Scott, Donnelly, Burtt etc. Plus the additional signature of William Harold Shakespeare who played for Worcestershire 1919-1931. This was Reg Perks copy and is signed by Perks to front cover corner. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
Lot 182:
Lot 182
Worcestershire C.C.C. 'John Player League Winners' 1971. Official 'Souvenir of the Reception for the Worcestershire County Cricket Club by the Right Worshipful The Mayor Of Worcester and The Corporation on Tuesday 12th October 1971' held at The Guildhall, Worcester. The four page souvenir with titles and emblems to front cover and signed to inside 'Autographs' page by fourteen players and guest?. Signatures include Headley, Flavell, Yardley, Gifford, Holder, D'Olivera, Ormrod, Griffiths etc. Some staining otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
Lot 183:
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'Worcestershire C.C.C. 1964 County Championship Anniversary Lunch at The County Ground, Worcester. Saturday 18th August 1984'. Official menu signed to the rear cover by sixteen players. Signatures include Flavell, Graveney, Lister, D'Olivera, Kenyon, Richardson, Horton, Slade, Jenkins, Coldwelletc. Odd faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 184:
Lot 184
'The Northern Cricket Society Dinner 1963'. Official Dinner menu held at The Queens Hotel, Leeds on the 23rd October 1963. Signed to inside menu pages by the Chairman, Sir William Worsley and the four guest speakers, C.L.R. James, R.E.S. Wyatt, Ernest Bradbury and Donald Hughes. Odd minor faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 185:
Lot 185
'The Northern Cricket Society High Tea to pay tribute to Yorkshire 1933-1939'. Official menu for the High Tea held at The Queens Hotel, Leeds on the 5th January 1967. Signed to rear 'Autographs' page by thirteen former players including Sutcliffe, Snook (Chairman), Sir William Worsley, Harbord, Jacques, Mitchell, Hutton, Sellers, Yardley, Bowes, Halliday, Wood etc . Odd minor faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 186:
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India tour of England 1967. Northern Cricket Society Dinner menu to 'The Indian Cricketers' held at The Guildford Hotel, Leeds on the 7th June 1967. Signed to front cover and inside pages by all sixteen members of the Indian touring party. Signatures include Nawab of Pataudi, Engineer, Bedi, Wadekar, Borde, Prasanna, Venkat, Chandra etc. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £110
Lot 187:
Lot 187
South African tour of England 1960. Official menu for the 'B.B.C. Cricket Club Annual Dinner' held at the Empress Club on the 26th April 1960. Signed to rear cover by eleven members of the South African team and others. Thirteen signatures in total including Nourse, Pithey, Goddard, Fellows-Smith, McGlew, Tayfield, McLean, Godfrey Evans etc. Some staining and odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 188:
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Surrey C.C.C. 'County Champions' 1954. Official menu for the Championship Dinner held at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane on 8th December 1954. Menu with mono photograph of the team to inside. Signed to inside pages in ink by Stuart Surridge and Douglas Jardine, and in pencil by Percy Fender and former captain, M.R. Barton. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 189:
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Frank Edward Woolley. Kent & England 1906-1938. Large rare official menu for the dinner held 'in honour of Frank Woolley at the Wentworth Hotel, Sydney', by the Sydney Morning Herald and The Kent Sportsmen's Tour, 12th February 1971. The menu with cartoons to the front and inside front cover by Tony Rafty. Signed to rear page by fourteen attendees. Signatures include Frank Woolley, Neil Harvey, Bill O'Reilly, Colin Cowdrey, Jack Fingleton, Derek Underwood, Harold Larwood, Denis Compton, Brian Johnston etc. Sold with an accompanying typed guest list. Minor creasing to menu extremities, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Lot 190:
Lot 190
Australia tour to England 1926. Unusual menu in the form of a cricket bat in balsa wood for the 'Complimentary Dinner to the Australians', held at the Hotel Metropole, Folkestone, 1st September 1926. Printed title 'Folkestone Cricket Festival 1926' to front, menu printed to verso. Signed in ink to the face of the 'bat' by seven Australian players. Signatures are Bardsley, Collins, Gregory, Mailey, Oldfield, Taylor and McCartney. Accompanying the menu is a small press cutting relating to the cost of champagne consumed at the dinner, the bill totalling £50. 17s. 6d. 'Councillor Stainer remarked that he could not understand it, as he believed that most of the Australians were tee-totallers. "œWho then drank the champagne?" asked Councillor Forsythe, but his question remained unanswered'. Loss to handle which is becoming detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
Lot 191:
Lot 191
Don Bradman. Official Anglo-American Sporting Club Dinner menu with Guest of Honour 'Sir Don Bradman in recognition of his unique and unforgettable contribution to world cricket'. Held at The London Hilton on 13th May 1974. The menu with pictorial cover showing a colour caricature of Bradman batting by artist Roy Ullyett. To inside pages, menu, toasts and programme of boxing for the evening. Signed to front cover by Bradman. Some creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 192:
Lot 192
Tom Richardson, Surrey & England. Liebig decorative menu card with excellent image of Richardson in bowling pose to right hand border of card. Produced in 1897. With biographical details of Richardson and Liebig advert to reverse. Very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 193:
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Charles Marriott. Oxford University 1870-1871. Early two page handwritten letter, dated 14th March 1889. Marriott is replying to a request for his autograph. 'Since 1887 I have not been Captain of the Leicestershire Eleven, but up to that time I was'. Nicely signed by Marriott. Tape repair slightly affecting the signature, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £60
Charles Marriott was captain of Leicestershire from 1879 to 1884, prior to the County achieving first class status in 1894. He served as President 1890-1893 and again 1903-1904
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Philip Hilton. Kent C.C.C. 1865-1873. Handwritten four page letter from Hilton to Bob Thoms (Umpire) dated the 23rd December [1876]. The amusing handwritten four page letter talks of the 'Success of the Incogniti', matches with Incogniti in the Midlands, Brighton, Cobham, Gravesend etc. He talks of the players using their nicknames ie 'Phil-istine' (Hilton), 'Wild Beast', 'Tiger' etc. He looks forward to the New Year, 'However we must hope that 1877 may be more m....? in many ways to us all, especially the tiger who has had a hard time of it lately... it is to be hoped that Thoms may still often be umpiring when the Phil-istine, Wild Beast are together and may some lucky chance allow of our turning up in the Midland Ingog tour of 1877.... A Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to Thoms, Family is the earnest wish of... (signed) P. Hilton and the Tiger. A postscript added to the top of the first page reads 'Very glad to hear Middlesex County is to play at Lord's this year. Better than with the Ladies Princes'. Folds, some wear and tears to edges of folds otherwise in good condition. A rare letter from an early Kent player. Previously sold in the Christie's auction of October 1987
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £110
Hilton played 26 matches for Kent between 1865-1873. He was Treasurer of Kent C.C.C. from 1867 to 1871 and his final first class match was for the M.C.C. against Nottinghamshire in July 1874. He also played many matches for the Gentlemen of Kent, Incogniti, North Kent etc including games against the United South of England XI. Middlesex County Cricket Club used the Princes Ground, Chelsea between 1872 and 1876 and moved to Lord's in 1877
Lot 195:
Lot 195
Scarborough Festivals 1925-1932. Original 'G.G. Bussey. Cricket Scoring Book' comprising complete, detailed and neatly presented scores for matches played at Scarborough for the period and one Test match v Australia at Headingley 1926. Owner's name handwritten in ink to inside front cover, 'R. Stockton Hawson, Pickering, Yorkshire 1925'. The scorebook, with detailed handwritten scores, match statuses and additional notes to margins annotated in pencil, has been signed in ink by ten players who achieved significant performances in matches. Signatures are Jack Hobbs record score of 266 for Gentlemen v Players, Scarborough 1925. Herbert Sutcliffe 171 for Yorkshire v M.C.C., Scarborough 1925 and 107 for Yorkshire v M.C.C., Scarborough 1926. Nigel Haig 43no and H.D.G. Leveson-Gower 37 for M.C.C. v Yorkshire, Scarborough 1926. J.W.H.T. Douglas 101no for M.C.C. v Yorkshire, Scarborough 1927. Jack Hobbs 119, Percy Holmes 127 and Ernest Tyldesley 116 for Players v Gentlemen, Scarborough 1927. Jack Mills 152 and Roger Blunt 131 for New Zealanders v H.D.G. Leveson-Gower's XI, Scarborough 1927. Some wear and ageing to covers and internal pages, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
It is assumed that the owner of the scorebook was a spectator at the featured matches, this being a unique record of the matches played
Lot 196:
Lot 196
South Australia tour to Victoria 1887. Early official eight page report handwritten in ink by the manager of the South Australia team, to the South Australia Cricketing Association, dated 22nd February 1887. The report describes leaving 'overland for Melbourne on Tuesday, February 8th for the purpose of playing the 10th Intercolonial match with Victoria.' The match played on 11th, 12th & 14th February was won by Victoria by 144 runs. It continues with a description of a two day match at Ballarat, 'The result of the match is of course unsatisfactory & is difficult to account for. Some allowance must be made for a party of young fellows who go away from home on what many of them consider a holiday excursion'. He blames the illness of three or four players, 'luck being all against us... umpires decisions not in accord with our ideas of justice'. The manager requests individual sleeping berths on future tours, and describes dissatisfaction at the hotel accommodation. The report concludes with comments regarding the forthcoming England tour, changes to laws, and expenses incurred including a statement of expenditure signed by the manager. An excellent record of early Australian State cricket. Odd faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £420
Lot 197:
Lot 197
Australia tour 1899. Paper piece nicely signed in ink by three members of the Australian touring party to England in 1899. The rare signatures are of Victor Trumper, Jack Kelly and Ernest Jones. There are two unidentified signatures also signed to the page. The paper piece laid down to a larger album page. Good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Withdrawn
Hammer price: withdrawn
The Australians of 1899 lost only three matches on the tour (Essex, Kent and Surrey), drawing four Tests and winning the 2nd Test at Lords by 10 wickets to win the Ashes. Darling, Gregory, Kelly, Iredale and Trumper all had good tours with Darling topping the average with almost 2000 runs at 41.29, Trumper scored three centuries on the tour including 300 not out against Sussex at Hove, Trumble, Howell and Jones took over 390 wickets between them. The year 1899 was the first time in England that five Test matches were played and the English team were chosen by a selection committee for the first time in this year
Lot 198:
Lot 198
Arthur Owen Jones. Nottinghamshire & England 1892-1914. Excellent ink signature of Jones on good sized paper piece. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
Lot 199:
Lot 199
Walter Reginald Hammond. Gloucestershire & England 1920-1951. Excellent ink signature of Hammond on an album page, with handwritten detail 'England Captain 1938-39, Gloucestershire Captain 1939' below. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
Lot 200:
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Nottinghamshire C.C.C. and Sussex C.C.C. c1926. Album page nicely signed in ink by eleven Nottinghamshire players and to verso in ink and pencil by thirteen Sussex players. Nottinghamshire signatures include Carr (Captain), Lilley, Richmond, Larwood, Shipston, Whysall, Gunn etc. Sussex signatures in ink include Gilligan (Captain), Tate, Bowley, Cornford, Langdridge, Parks, Wensley, Cook etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
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Northamptonshire C.C.C. c1928 and Rest of England 1953. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Northamptonshire players and to verso by twelve Rest of England players. Northamptonshire signatures include Jupp (Captain), Brown, Thomas, Walden, Timms, Hawtin, Bellamy etc. Rest of England signatures include Gimblett, Tribe, Wright, Subba Row, Lock, Kenyon, Moss etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Hampshire C.C.C. and Lancashire C.C.C. c1928. Album page nicely signed in ink by eleven Hampshire players and to verso by thirteen Lancashire players. Hampshire signatures include Tennyson (Captain), Adams, Sprinks, Kennedy, Newman, Herman, Harfield etc. Lancashire signatures include Green (Captain), Hallows, Sibbles, Hopwood, Farrimond, Iddon, Duckworth, E. Tyldesley, R. Tyldesley etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
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Gloucestershire C.C.C. and Yorkshire C.C.C. c1928. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Gloucestershire players and to verso by eleven Yorkshire players. Gloucestershire signatures include Rowlands (Captain), Neale, Barnett, Dipper, Hammond, Sinfield, Mills, Craddy etc. Yorkshire signatures include Worsley (Captain), Leyland, Holmes, Sutcliffe, Rhodes, Oldroyd, Wood, Robinson etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
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Lancashire C.C.C. and Glamorgan C.C.C. c1928. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Lancashire players and to verso by fourteen Glamorgan players. Lancashire signatures include Green (Captain), Hallows, Duckworth, Makepeace, E. Tyldesley, R. Tyldesley, McDonald, Hodgson etc. Glamorgan signatures include Bates, Hills, Sullivan, Bell, Dyson, Bowen, Dyson, E. Davies etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 205:
Lot 205
Wales 1928. Album page nicely signed in ink by the eleven players who played for Wales v Lancashire, Stanley Park, Blackpool, 25th-28th August 1928. Signatures are Riches, Turnbull, Morgan, Rowland, Jagger, Davies, Bates, Barnes, Hills, Mercer and Ryan. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
Lancashire won the match by 80 runs
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Lot 206
Worcestershire C.C.C. c1929. Album page signed in pencil by twelve Worcestershire player. Signatures include Coventry (Captain), Gilbert, Styler, Wright, Gibbons, Nichol, Jackson, Parker, Price etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Surrey C.C.C. and Essex C.C.C. 1928. Album page nicely in ink by thirteen Surrey players, and to verso by ten Essex players (two in pencil). Surrey signatures include Fender (Captain), Hobbs, Garland-Wells, Ducat, Barling, Fenley, Peach, Sandham, Gover etc. Essex signatures include Douglas (Captain), Crawley, Franklin, Gilligan, Wykes, Russell, Hipkin, Nichols etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 208:
Lot 208
Derbyshire C.C.C. c1928. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Derbyshire players. Signatures include Jackson (Captain), Richardson, Slater, Bowden, Townsend, Hutchinson, Elliott, Storer etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 209:
Lot 209
Leicestershire C.C.C. c1928. Album page nicely signed in ink by eleven Leicestershire players. Signatures include Dawson (Captain), Astill, Skelding, Geary, Shipman, Sidwell, Snary, Bradshaw etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 210:
Lot 210
South Africa tour to England 1929. Album page signed in ink by thirteen members of the South Africa touring party. Signatures include Morkel, Taylor, Cameron, Mitchell, Bell, van der Merwe, Siedle, McMillan, Vincent etc. Also signed by the Manager, H.O. Frielinghaus. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 211:
Lot 211
South Africa tour to England 1924. Large album page nicely signed in ink by eleven members of the South Africa touring party. Signatures are Taylor (Captain), Commaille, Pegler, Hearne, Hands, Nupen, Deane, Blanckenberg, Meintjes, Catterall and Susskind. Some smudging to the signature of Blanckenberg, other small ink blots not affecting signatures, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £42
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Somerset C.C.C. 1928. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Somerset players. Signatures include White (Captain), Greswell, Earle, Case, Ingle, Hunt, Young, Luckes, Lee, Leach etc. To verso, ten signatures in ink for The South v Australians, Hastings, 2nd-4th September 1953. Signatures include Brookes, Robertson, Richardson, Wright, D. Compton, Moss, Spooner, Emmett etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 213:
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West Indies tour to England 1928. Album page signed by eleven members of the West Indies touring party, eight in ink, three in pencil. Signatures include Wight, Browne, Scott, Bartlett, Constantine, St Hill, Francis, Martin etc. To verso signed by twelve members of the 1953 Australia touring party to England. Signatures include Hassett, Davidson, de Courcey, Johnston, Langley, Harvey, Craig etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
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Lot 214
Cricket signatures c1940s/1950s. Small blue photograph album containing a collection of album pages signed in ink and pencil, signatures on pieces etc. Teams featured include Kent, British Empire team late 1940s, Yorkshire, South of England 1953, Hampshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire. Notable players include Hutton, Watson, Lowson (Yorkshire), Ridgeway, Cowdrey, Knight (Kent), Richardson, Gimlett, Perks, Laker (South of England), A. Bedser, E. Bedser (Surrey), L. Compton, Edrich, Moss (Middlesex), Brown, Nutter, Tribe, Starkie (Northamptonshire) etc. Individual signatures include Arthur Gilligan, Frank Woolley etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
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Lot 215
Australia tour to England 1934. Two album pages nicely signed in ink by eleven members of the Australia touring party. Signatures are Wall, Brown, Ebeling, Kippax, Chipperfield, Barnett, Oldfield, McCabe, Bradman, O'Reilly, and the manager Bushby. Odd faults not affecting the signatures, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 216
South Africa tour to England 1951. Original autograph sheet with printed title and players' names. Nicely signed in ink by all fifteen listed members of the touring party. Signatures include Nourse (Captain), E.A.B. Rowan, Mann, A.M.B. Rowan, Melle, McCarthy, Cheetham, Van Ryneveld, Endean, McGlew, Waite etc. Framed and glazed, overall 8"x13". To back of frame is a label annotated in ink 'Original setting in type, original signatures - before photographing for 50,000 copies of 'Playfair Annual'. Some foxing and light fold to sheet, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 217
West Indies 1979. Official autograph sheet for the West Indies Prudential Cup team (World Cup) nicely signed in ink by all fifteen members of the West Indies touring party. Signatures include Lloyd (Captain), Murray, Bacchus, Croft, Garner, Gomes, Greenidge, Haynes, Holding, Kallicharran, Marshall, Richard, Roberts etc. Light horizontal fold, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £100
West Indies beat England in the Final at Lord's by 92 runs
Lot 218:
Lot 218
Pakistan tour to Ceylon, Australia and New Zealand 1972/73. Rare official autograph sheet fully signed by all nineteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Players' signatures include Intikhab Alam (Captain), Asif Iqbal, Mushtaq Mohammad, Majid Khan, Wasim Bari, Sarfraz Nawaz, Zahir Abbas etc. Folds and wear, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £110
Lot 219:
Lot 219
Pakistan tour to England 1982. Official autograph sheet fully signed by all eighteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Players' signatures include Imran Khan (Captain), Zaheer Abbas, Majid Khan, Wasim Bari, Javed Miandad, Sarfraz Nawaz, Wasim Raja, Mudassar Nazar, Salim Malik etc. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 220:
Lot 220
India tour to England 1952. Rare official autograph sheet fully signed by all eighteen members of the India touring party. Players' signatures include V.S. Hazare (Captain), D.K. Gaekwad, H.G. Gaekwad, V.J. Manjrekar, G.S. Ramchand, P. Roy, C.T. Sarwate, P.R. Umrigar etc. The sheet with horizontal and vertical folds, some foxing, has been laid to card. Otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 221:
Lot 221
India 1969/70. Rare official autograph sheet signed in ink by fifteen India players for the Australian tour of India 1969/70. Signatures include Nawab of Pataudi (Captain), Engineer, Bedi, Venkataraghavan, Mankad, Viswanath, Solkar, Roy, Prasanna etc. Light folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
Lot 222:
Lot 222
India to tour to Australia 1985/6. Rare official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all seventeen members of the India touring party. Players' signatures include Kapil Dev (Captain), Shastri, Azharuddin, Binney, More, Kirmani, Vengsarkar, Gavaskar, Sharma etc. Minor wear to top edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 223:
Lot 223
West Indies tour to England 1957. Autograph sheet on Lancashire C.C.C. headed paper, signed in ink by sixteen members of the West Indies touring party. Signatures include Weekes, Worrell, Walcott, Pairaudeau, Valentine, Hall, Sobers, Ramadhin, Alexander etc. Light folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £75
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Lot 270:
Lot 270 Lot 270
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
Lot 271:
Lot 271 Lot 271 Lot 271
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
Lot 273:
Lot 273 Lot 273
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
Lot 276:
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
Lot 277:
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
Lot 278:
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...!
Lot 279:
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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