The Cricket Collection Of Robert Appleyard, Yorkshire & England 1950-1958. Part Two

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 in the collection contains a library bookplate signed by Appleyard.

Lot 372:
'The Larwood Story'. Larwood & Perkins 1965 (poor dustwrapper), with laid down signature of Larwood on card with detail (at Nottingham July 6th 1968, to front end paper, 'Ashes Triumphant 1954-55'. Bruce Harris 1955, signed and dedicated to Appleyard by Harris, 'Cricketers Cricket, Learie Constantine 1949, signed by Tom Graveney and Dick Richardson with annotation by Appleyard, 'In Quest of the Ashes'. D.R. Jardine. London 1933, 'Cricket Scores, Notes, &c. From 1730-1773. Written as reported in the different newspapers....'. H.T. Waghorn. London 1899 etc. Sold with three boxes of over ninety general cricket books all formerly the property of Bob Appleyard, the majority with his bookplate and signed by him, odd one with annotated comments by Appleyard. Some paperback and S.B.C. editions
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £140
Lot 373:
Yorkshire cricket. 'Holmes & Sutcliffe. The Run Stealers'. Leslie Duckworth 1970. Signed to title page by Holmes and Sutcliffe, 'History of Yorkshire County Cricket 1903-1923' A.W. Pullin. Leeds 1924, 'Len Hutton Remembered' Donald Trelford 1992, marked 'Presentation copy' by Appleyard, also books signed by Trueman, Willie Watson, Boycott etc. Sold with a box of thirty seven books and brochures on Yorkshire cricket all formerly the property of Bob Appleyard, the majority with his bookplate and signed by him, odd one with annotated comments by Appleyard. Some paperback editions
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £170
Lot 374:
Lot 374
'Fresh Light on Pre-Victorian Cricket. A Collection of New Cricket Notices from 1709 to 1837'. G.B. Buckley. Birmingham 1937. Green and cream cloth boards. Signed bookplate of Bob Appleyard to inside front cover. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £60
Lot 375:
Lot 375
'Sports' Sunlight Year Books 1895'. Lever Bros Ltd. The majority of the book is devoted to cricket. Original colour pictorial front wrapper. Signed bookplate of Bob Appleyard to inside front cover. Some creasing and minor loss to covers and spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 376:
Lot 376
'The Windsor Magazine' August 1896. Complete with original decorative wrappers. Includes a six page article on the 1896 Australians tour to England. Signed bookplate of Bob Appleyard to inside front cover. Some wear to covers and loss to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 377:
Lot 377
'C.B. Fry's Magazine of Sports and Outdoor Life'. Volume VI, October 1906 to March 1907. George Newnes, London 1907. Includes seven articles on cricket. Bound in green cloth with gilt titles and gilt page edges. Breaking to front internal hinge, some pages loose otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'Cricket' by K.S.R., 1901. 'Everybody's Book of Games (Outdoor)', W.H. Howe, London 1890. 'J.M. Barries' Allahakbarries C.C. 1899', London 1950, original dustwrapper with some tears. 'Catalogue of the Collection at 'The Yorker', Piccadilly' c1930s. All titles with signed bookplates of Bob Appleyard. Qty 5. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 378:
Don Bradman. Coalport china plate commemorating Don Bradman scoring a 'Century of Centuries' . Limited edition of 500 plates with facsimile signature of Bradman to reverse. In original box. VG - cricket
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £60
Lot 379:
W.G. Grace. Coalport china plate commemorating W.G. Grace scoring a 'Century of Centuries' . Limited edition of 750 plates with facsimile signature of Grace to reverse. In original box. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 380:
'One Hundred Hundreds' commemorative plates. Three limited edition Coalport and Grafton plates for Jack Hobbs, Geoffrey Boycott and Colin Cowdrey. The Hobbs and Boycott in very good condition, the Cowdrey plate broken. All In original boxes. Sold with a further Wombwell Cricket Lovers Society 1951-1991 commemorative plate, limited edition of 100 plates in original box. Qty 4
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £12
Lot 381:
West Indies 1957. Royal Worcester bone china plate produced by the factory to commemorate the West Indies tour of England in 1957. The plate bears the printed signatures in gold of the West Indies touring team visiting Worcester for the opening match of the tour. Signatures include Goddard, Sobers, Gibbs, Walcott, Valentine, Worrell, Weekes, Hall, Ramadhin, Kanhai etc. The plate measures approx 10.5" diameter with signatures in gold to centre with decorative gold edging to rim and inscription 'West Indies Cricket Team 1957. Worcester, May 1st'. To reverse is the Royal Worcester mark. Rare. VG
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
These commemorative plates were first produced and issued in 1938 and continued until 1973. Each plate was limited in number by the factory to about 50-60, one given to each member of the team and a few made available to specialist collectors
Lot 382:
Cricket bag. Large crested china cricket bag with colour emblem for 'Chatteris' [Cambridgeshire]. Coronet Ware. Approx 4.5" long. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 383:
Cricket bag. Large crested china cricket bag with colour emblem for 'Buxton'. Coronet Ware. Approx 4.5" long. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 384:
Cricket bag. Two large crested china cricket bags with colour emblems for 'Harpenden' (Griffin China) and 'Coventry'. Some wear to each emblem. Approx 4.5" long. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 385:
Cricket bags. Four small crested china cricket bags with colour emblem for 'Beverley', 'Kenilworth Priory', 'Wells next the Sea' etc . All with various degrees of wear. Approximately 3" long. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 386:
Cricket bags. Two small crested china cricket bags with colour emblem for 'Llangollen' and 'Rugby'. Arcadian ware. Approx 3" long. Very minor wear. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 387:
Cricket bag. Large crested china cricket bag with colour emblem for 'Modbury' (Devon). Florentine China. Approx 4.5" long. Very minor wear. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 388:
Cricket bag. Large crested china cricket bag with colour emblem for 'Edinburgh' British Manufacture. Approx 4.5" long. Very minor wear to emblem. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 389:
Cricket bag. Large crested china cricket bag with colour emblem for 'Blackpool' Florentine China. Approx 4.5" long. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 390:
Lot 390
Early cricket ball. Unusual cricket ball with main full seam around the ball and two additional seams running either side of the main full seam, quartering the ball. Date unknown. Interesting...
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £30
Lot 391:
Melbourne Cricket Club. Centenary Test Match Dinner 1977'. Ceramic tankard and ashtray with titles and details and image of the Melbourne Cricket Ground 1877 to centre. The tankard standing 4.75" and the ashtray approximately 5"x4". Made by the Elischer factory to commemorate the Centenary Test. Both presented to Bob Appleyard
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 392:
'The Batsman' . H.J. Wood ceramic toby jug of the bowler. 7" tall. Very good condition - cricket
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
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Staffordshire cricketing figures. Pair of early mid 19th Century Staffordshire figures of a young boy cricketer dressed in tunic holding a cricket bat and a girl holding a ball. Approximately 6" tall. Minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
Lot 394:
Lot 394
Silver cricket medals. Nine hallmarked cricket medals each with ornate cricketing decoration, three with enamel decoration, one with silver chain, one in box. Sold with a further bronze metal cricket medal for Margate College. Good condition. Qty 10
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 395:
Lot 395
Gold cricket medals. Four hallmarked gold cricket medals each with ornate cricketing decoration in gold and enamel. Includes Spen Valley Cricket League, Low Moor C.C. 1908, Bradford Cricket Club 1897, Gomersal C.C. 1911 etc Good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £160
Lot 396:
Lot 396
'County Match'. Large ornate silver and cobalt blue enamel pin badge with title on bar hanging above main badge. The badge decorated with Prince of Wales feathers and crown and images of what appears to be a wolf and cat below. Hallmarked Birmingham 1897. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 397:
Lot 397
'Finsbury Park C.C.'. Silver and cobalt blue enamel pin badge with title to shield shape badge. Hallmarked Birmingham 1937. Sold with an early pin badge featuring an image of Yorkshire C.C.C. with Lord Hawke as Captain (Whitelocks of Briggate, Leeds) and a small tin box for pen nibs featuring a batsman to lid. Qty G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 398:
Amended description: Brian Close Benefit Year 1961. Sandland one pint tankard produced to commemorate Close' s Benefit Year, with vignette of the pavilion at Headingley and printed details. Gold lustre to rim and handle. 5". Repaired breaks to the handle of the Close tankard at top and bottom plus hairline crack. Sold with a Spode two handled tankard produced to commemorate the M.C.C. Bicentenary 1787-1987. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
Lot 399:
Cricket ceramics. 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. Sold with two various size 'Teachers Whisky' water jugs with cricket images to sides, a bowl featuring a bear playing cricket, an attractive cricket glass lemonade bottle with 'B. Noble of Birstall' with figure of a batsman, stumps and ball to side of bottle, 10" tall, pair of cricket dog bookends, German, 'Mr Dumkins' cricket dish etc. Good selection. Some faults, good
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 400:
Cricket metalware. A white metal figure of W.G. Grace, standing full length in pads on naturalistic base (lacking cricket bat), a metal belt buckle with image of batsman to face by E. Ade of London and a silver plated tulip vase with figure of a batsman with cracked glass fluted funnel (lacking cricket stumps). Some faults, good
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 401:
Cricket plate circa 1910. A rare Choisy Le-Roi Majolica mustard coloured cricket plate, green to verso, depicting an Asian cricket match in the French Empire (Vietnam) with images of children (oriental) playing cricket to centre with foliage decoration and signed HB in chinese signs along the edge of the plates. One of a series of very unusual plates by the company of Hautin & Boulanger for Choisy-Le-Roi in France. Impressed with 'HB' & 'Choisy Le Roi' to base. The plate measures 9" in diameter. Some crazing to glaze, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 401a:
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'Kinsella Kids'. Full set of six colour postcards depicting boy cricketers by E.P. Kinsella c1906. Each card with boy cricketer in different position and title to lower border. Published by Langsdorff & Co. Series no. 675. Five postally used. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30

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