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:
Lot 372
Australia v England 1928. Official scorecard for the 2nd Test match played at Sydney on the 14th-20th December 1928. Fully printed details. England won the Test by eight wickets, Wally Hammond making 251 out of a first innings total of 636 and Geary taking seven wickets in the match. Bradman was 12th man and took a catch. Good condition. Sold with an official scorecard for the Queensland v M.C.C. tour match of 27th-30th November 1920. M.C.C. won the match by an innings and 41 runs, Wilfred Rhodes made 162 out of a first innings score of 419, Parkin took seven wickets in the match. Handwritten scores. Odd faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
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Lot 373
Scotland v Australia 1921 & 1926. Official opening day scorecard for the tour match played at The Grange Cricket Club, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh on the 14th/15th July 1921, the scores blank. The match was drawn, Collins and Andrews making centuries for Australia, opening batsman, Kerr made 147 for Scotland. Some wear, minor foxing and creasing to card otherwise in good condition. Plus an official opening day scorecard for the North of Scotland League XI v Australians played at Grant Park, Forres on the 18th September 1926, the scores blank. The scorecard signed in pencil to face by Australian player, Arthur Mailey. Australia won by eight wickets, Ryder making 92. Horizontal fold, minor age toning otherwise in good condition. This was the last touring match of the 1926 tour. Qty 2. Rarer tour scorecards
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £75
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Lot 374
Gloucestershire v Australia 1930 'Match Tied'. Official fully completed printed scorecard for the tour match played at Fry's Ground, Bristol on the 23rd-26th August 1930. The match was tied. Minor age toning otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £90
In the match, Gloucestershire batted first and made 72 with Hornibrook taking four wickets, in reply Australia totalled 157 with Ponsford making 51, Goddard taking 5-52 from 26 over. In their second innings, Gloucestershire made 202, Hammond top scoring with 89, Hornibrook taking five wickets. This set Australia 118 to win, in a close match they were bowled out for 117 with Parker taking 7-54 from 35 overs
Lot 375:
Lot 375
'John Edrich 226 not out'. Official scorecard for the Surrey v Middlesex Championship match played at the Oval on the 8th-10th July 1967. Nicely signed by Surrey opening batsman John Edrich who scored 226 not out and shared in a third wicket partnership of 297 with Ken Barrington. Fully completed match score. Handwritten and printed annotation. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
This was John Edrich's highest first class score at the time
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Lot 376
M.C.C. tour of Australia 1924-25. England v New South Wales 'Official scorecard for the tour match played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on the 21st-25th November 1924. Fully completed printed scores. Small loss to lower left hand corner of the scorecard, minor wear to the other scorecard corners, minor staining and age toning otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
M.C.C. won the match by three wickets with Tate taking ten wickets and Tyldesley taking nine wickets in the match, Bardsley made 160 in Australia's first innings and Mailey took seven wickets in the match
Lot 377:
Lot 377
Australia v England 1924/25. Scarce official scorecard for the second Test match played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 1st-8th January 1925. Odd minor faults otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £80
Australia won the 'Timeless Test' by 81 runs. For England Sutcliffe made 176 & 127, Hobbs 154, Tate with 9 wickets in the match. Hobbs & Sutcliffe put on 283 for the 1st wicket in their first innings. For Australia Richardson made 138, Ponsford 128, Taylor 108, with Gregory and Mailey taking 7 wickets each in the match
Lot 378:
Lot 378
Sussex C.C.C. 1989. Official scorecard for the last County Championship match to be played at Hastings, Sussex v Middlesex, 19th-22nd August 1989. Complete printed scores. Signed in ink by twenty players. Signatures include Speight, Smith, Pigott, Gould, Smith, Dodemaide etc of Sussex, Gatting, Tufnell, Fraser, Brown, Emburey, Hughes etc of Middlesex. Limited edition of thirty copies, this being number 22. Framed and glazed overall 14.5"x10". Fading to some signatures otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Middlesex beat Sussex by nine wickets. Mike Gatting was top scorer in the match scoring 121 in Middlesex's first innings
Lot 379:
Lot 379
Jack Hobbs 'Record'. Somerset v Surrey 1925. Official and complete scorecard from the match played on the 15th-18th August 1925, where Hobbs made his 126th and 127th centuries equalling and breaking W.G. Grace's record of number of centuries scored. Hobbs made 101 in the first and 101no in the second. Surrey won the match by ten wickets. Mounted, framed and glazed overall 8.5"x12". Good condition. Sold with 'England's Champion Batsman. J.B. Hobbs. Surrey & England XI' 1922. Large linen handkerchief with printed headings and five images of Hobbs in various batting poses plus total runs and average in first class cricket up to 1922. Listed to outer border are details of centuries scored by Hobbs. 17"x17", mounted, framed and glazed in contemporary frame, overall 21"x23". Light creasing, otherwise in very good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £115
Lot 380:
Lot 380
Kilkenny Castle Cricket Club. Original scorebook covering matches played 1901-1913. Original black quarter leather minute book comprising handwritten minutes of meetings and accounts for Kilkenny County Cricket Club, 1906-1914. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £240
Lot 381:
Lot 381
M.C.C. Tour of West Indies 1968. Official first day cover for the tour with colour flags of three of the West Indian islands, printed action picture and set of three Jamaica stamps commemorating the tour. Officially date stamped in Jamaica 8th February 1968' and '1st Test Match drawn'.. The cover is signed by sixteen of the M.C.C. team including Cowdrey, Snow, Jones, Graveney, Barrington, Pocock, Knott, Milburn, D'Oliveira, Edrich, Boycott, Parks, Higgs etc. Rare in this signed form. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £48
Lot 382:
Lot 382
Kent C.C.C. 1985. Mono commemorative card of the 1985 Kent team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. Signed in ink to the borders by twenty four members of the players. Signatures include Cowdrey (Captain), Dilley, Underwood, Knott, Ellison, Luckhurst, Johnson, Taylor, Benson, Jarvis etc. Four commemorative stamps to verso postmarked 'Cricket on Goodwin Sands, Deal, Kent, 1st July 1985'. Slight smudge to the signature of Knott, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £50
Lot 383:
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Stamps. Two sheets of six 'World Champions' stamps issued in Tuva featuring Brian Lara, Nick Faldo, Andre Agassi, Mike Tyson, Steffi Graf and Anatoly Karpov. One sheet unperforated. Four '1977 Cricket Test', Melbourne labels. 'Australia 56 Olympics Melbourne' label. Four India stamps postmarked 'Ruby International, Calcutta'. Hull Railway Clerks Cricket Club 1873-1973 label. Two perforated labels of Hammond and Sutcliffe. Set of eight Afghanistan Cinderella labels for the 1999 World Cup etc. Also ten I.C.C. Trophy 1979 commemorative covers for the ten participating nations, the Argentina cover signed by eleven players. Centenerary Test, Lord's 1980 official T.C.C.B. cover signed by Mike Gatting etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £10
Lot 384:
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Don Bradman. Red folder comprising over thirty commemorative covers, philatelic sheets etc. Includes two 'Australian Legends' Medallic first day covers dated January 1997 with commemorative $5 Bradman coin, one signed by Bradman. '75th Birth Anniversary' commemorative cover dated 18th November 1983, signed by Bradman. Various other 'Australian Legends' covers and sheets. 'Sir Don Bradman The Australian Legend' limited edition cover no. 17/214 issued by the ECB for the Lord's Test 1997, signed by Bradman and Colin Cowdrey. '1788-1988 England Australia Bicentennial Souvenir' limited edition card no. 123/150 signed by Bradman and Len Hutton etc. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £85
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International cricket first day covers 1984-2012. Two blue folders comprising commemorative covers. Series include 'Leaders of the World', David Bairstow and Geoff Boycott, 1984, both signed. A Benham Silk 'Allan Border becomes the World's Greatest Ever Test Batsman', 1993. Set of five official covers issued in South Africa for each of the five Test matches on England's first tour of South Africa for 30 years in 1995/96. Pakistan World Cup winners 1996 signed by Imran Khan. Other countries of issue include India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tuvalu, New Zealand etc. Other sports covered include Commonwealth Games 1995, 1998 etc. Approx 200 covers in total. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
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County cricket first day covers 1973-2009. Two blue folders comprising over 120 commemorative covers with good Yorkshire interest, a good number signed. Includes six '100 Years of English County Cricket' covers issued in 1973 for Middlesex, Royal Engineers, M.C.C. and Yorkshire (3 copies). The M.C.C. cover with six signatures including Close, Denness, Trueman, A. Bedser etc. The Yorkshire covers with twelve signatures including Yardley, Close, Illingworth, Boycott, Trueman, Hutton, Bowes, Appleyard etc. Other covers signed include Old, R. Smith, Cowdrey, Brearley. Sachin Tendulkar, 'Yorkshire's First Overseas Player', 1992, limited edition no. 41/150 signed by Tendulkar and Martyn Moxon. Four Benham Silk '120 Years of County Cricket' covers 1993, two signed by Boycott, two by Bradman and one by Trueman. Other series include an official 'County Cricket 1873-1973 Official Medallic First Day Cover', Benson and Hedges Cup finals 1988-2002, NatWest Trophy 1981, 1988-2000 etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £140
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Australia cricket first day covers 1988-2011. Two blue folders comprising over 200 commemorative covers. Covers include 'Australia Bicentenary 1788-1988' signed by Don Bradman. 'Centenary of Test Cricket. Australia England 1877-1977', nine signatures including Statham, Woolmer, Trueman, Tavare, Lever etc. 'Cricketing links with Australia', five signatures including Close, Brearley, A. Bedser, E. Bedser etc. 'M.C.C. 200th Anniversary' signed by Bradman. 'Allan Border becomes the World's Greatest Test Batsman' Benham Silk 1993, signed by Border etc G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
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West Indies cricket first day covers 1966-2011. Two blue folders comprising approx 140 commemorative covers. Covers include 'Brian Lara World Record Score 375 1994' signed by Lara. 'Leaders of the World' 1984 signed by Len Hutton. 'Barbados Independence 1966' signed by Garry Sobers. Test series include v South Africa, Barbados 1992, v England 1994, v Australia 1995. Also eight 'Wisden Cricketers of the Century', Grenada 2000 etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
Lot 389:
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England cricket first day covers 1980-2009. Three blue folders comprising approx 250 commemorative covers. Signed covers include 'A Century of Tests 1880-1980' signed by Micky Stewart, Alec Bedser and John Edrich. 'Centenary of the Ashes' 1982 Benham Silk signed by Brian Close. Other series include thirteen covers for I.C.C. World Cup 1999, each limited edition no. 218/300. Test series include v India 1996, each limited edition no. 51/400. Also v New Zealand and India 1990, v West Indies 1991, v Pakistan 1992, v Australia 1993 and 1997, v New Zealand 1994 and 1999, v South Africa 1999/2000, v West Indies 1995 etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 390:
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International cricket stamps 1990s-2010s. Three brown albums comprising stamps issued by Test playing and other nations. Issues include a full set of six 'Wisden Cricketers of the Century' sheets issued in Grenada. 'World Cup Final 1992'. A booklet of 'Cricket in Australia. The Story in Stamps', 'I.C.C. Cricket World Cup, West Indies 2007' etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £60
Lot 391:
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'County Cricket 1873-1973' commemorative covers. Black album comprising twenty official TCCB first day covers issued to celebrate the centenary of County Cricket, and a rarer British Post Office cover, posted from and franked 'British Forces Postal Service', Munich 16th May 1973. Sold with an official 'Bicentenary Presentation Album' issued by the M.C.C. for the Bicentenary Match v Rest of the World, Lord's 20th-25th August 1987. Limited edition no. 22/150. Also a '1999 ICC Cricket World Cup' official album published by Stamp Publicity, limited edition no. 1/100. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 392:
Lot 392
England v Australia Centenary Test Match 1980. A green presentation folder with embossed '1880 1980' emblem of a kangaroo and lion on the front cover. Limited edition 834/1400. Folder comprises official TCCB First Day Covers, printed photographs of the two teams etc. Sold with a blue presentation folder with M.C.C. logo on the front, issued to commemorated the 100th Test match at Lord's, England v West Indies, 29th-3rd July 2000. Limited edition no. 5/250, signed to the limitation page by Nasser Hussain, Alec Stewart and Jimmy Adams. Also a green presentation folder issued by Stamp Publicity to commemorated the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.G. Grace in 1998. Limited edition no. 62/150, signed by Dominic Grace, Great-great-grandson of W.G. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 393:
Lot 393
Middlesex C.C.C. 1996-1999. Two green folders comprising official scorecards for Test, international, county, M.C.C., tour and representative matches, the majority played at Lord's. Some scorecards signed. Notable matches include Middlesex v Somerset, 1998 (Langer 233no, Nash 114, Johnson 9-134), Middlesex v Warwickshire 1998 (Lara 226, Munton 7-66) etc. Signatures include Phil Tufnell, Keith Brown, Mike Gatting, Richard Johnson, Keith Dutch, Owais Shah, Justin Langer, David Nash, Tim Bloomfield, David Goodchild, Brian Lara etc. Over 160 scorecards in total, some with accompanying match tickets. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 394:
Lot 394
'Laker's Test 1956 19 Wickets 50th Anniversary'. A print of a handwritten scorecard for England v Australia, Old Trafford, 26th-31st July 1956 in which Jim Laker had match bowling figures of 19-90 including taking all ten wickets in Australia's second innings, England winnings by an innings and 170 runs. Limited edition no. 84/200. Mounted, overall 13.5"x17". VG
Estimate: £18/25
Hammer price: £25
Lot 395:
Lot 395
Muttiah Muralitharan. First day cover issed 3rd December 2007 to commemorate Muralitharan becoming the record wicket taker in Test cricket, with a sheet of stamps in presentation folder. The folder and commemorative cover both signed by Muralitharan. Sold with an official match ticket for the first day's play in the first Test, Kandy, 3rd December 2007, signed by Muralitharan. Also a copy of the 'Island' newspaper 4th December 2007 with reports on Muralitharan's record achievment. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 396:
Lot 396
M.C.C. tour to India 1951/52. Original advertising folding scorecard produced by Rhodes Navy Cut Cigarettes with colour image of cricket stumps and printed signatures of the M.C.C. touring party to front, and colour advertisment to rear. Small tears to fold, tape repair to lower edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 397:
Lot 397
Surrey C.C.C. Official benefit brochure for Roger Knight 1984 signed by Knight to the front cover and internally by thirteen Surrey players including Knight, Alan Butcher, Robin Jackman, Micky Stewart, Alec Stewart, Graham Roope, Geoff Howarth, Sylvester Clarke, Graham Clinton etc. Sold with a benefit brochure for Sylvester Clarke 1987, signed to the autograph page by Clarke. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £50
Lot 398:
Lot 398
Pakistan tour of England 1962. Official souvenir brochure published in Pakistan. Signed to the front cover by Hanif and Mustaq Mohammad, and also to internal page by Hanif Mohammad. Good/ very good condition. Sold with an official tour brochure for the Pakistan tour to India 1979/80, bound in grey cloth. G. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 399:
Lot 399
'Meet the Test Stars'. Brochure published by Charles Buchan's Publications, London, for the 1953 Coronation Test series. The front cover depicts the Duke of Edinburgh in bowling action. Nineteen signatures to internal pages including Alec Bedser (5 signatures), Godfrey Evans (5), Roy Tattersall (2), Trevor Bailey, Brian Close, Reg Simpson, Eill Edrich, David Sheppard, Frank Lowson and Eric Bedser. Minor wear to spine, rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 400:
Lot 400
Signed benefit brochures. Three brochures, for Bob Stephenson, Hampshire, 1979. Nine signatures including Pocock, Tremlett, Nicholas, Cowley, Parks etc. John Lever, Essex, 1980, thirteen signatures including Lever (signed twice), Gooch, Denness, Pont, Hardie, McEwan, Fletcher, East etc. Kevin Sharp, Yorkshire, 1991, ten signatures including Metcalfe, Carrick, Batty, Sharp, Moxon, Grayson etc. Qty 3. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 401:
Lot 401
Australia tour to England 1968. Tour brochure, 'Cricket Almanack' published by Rothmans and M.C.C. for the 1968 tour. Six signatures to back page including Tony Greig, John Snow, Alan Oakman, Malcolm Scott, Jim Parks etc. Sold with an autograph sheet for West Indies U25 tour to Zimbabwe 1981, fully signed by the squad including Bacchus, Haynes, Daniel, Dujon, Logie, Marshall etc. 1983 World Cup souvenir brochure, eleven signatures including Gavaskar, Madan Lal, Joel Garner, CLive Lloyd, Viv Richards, Andy Roberts etc. Peter May Memorial Appeal commemorative cover 1997, five signatures including Alec Bedser. Official match ticket England v Wets Indies Edgbaston 2000 signed by Darren Gough. 'Lunch with a Legend' menu signed by Richard Hadlee etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20

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