Cricket Bats, Balls & Equipment

Lot 737:
Lot 737
Early tour photographs. Three copy photographs of W.G. Grace's team to Australia 1873/74, and two of the Aboriginal Team's last match before leaving for England, v an Army and Navy tea at the Albert Ground in 1868. G/VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £35
Lot 738:
Lot 738
'M.C.C. Australian Tour 1928-29'. Large official mono photograph of the M.C.C. touring team to Australia, seated and standing in rows, wearing tour blazers. The photograph laid down to photographers mount with title to top border. Signed to lower border in black ink by seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures are Percy Chapman (Captain), Toone (Manager) White, Jardine, Hobbs, Ames, Leyland, Larwood, Duckworth, Mead, Tate, Freeman, Hammond, Geary, Hendren, Sutcliffe, Tyldesley and White. Lacking the signature of Staples who is featured in the photograph having been taken ill on arrival in Australia and was sent home early in the tour. The photograph measures 14.75"x11.75", laid to photographer's mount, overall 24"x18.75". Minor surface marks to image and signatures showing some signs of fading, although all legible otherwise. Some wear and staining to mount, otherwise in good condition. A good image
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £400
England won the series by four Tests to one
Lot 739:
Lot 739
Elias Henry 'Patsy' Hendren. Middlesex & England, 1907-1937. M.C.C. tour of Australia 1928/29. Original oval cameo studio photograph of Patsy Hendren, head and shoulders in suit and tie taken on the M.C.C. tour whilst in Adelaide. The photograph laid down to photographers mount and inscribed in ink to Hart from 'E. Patsy Hendren'. Photograph by Crown Studios, Adelaide. The photograph measures 3.5"x5.25" and overall with studio mount 6"x8". Minor wear to mount and slight fading to image otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 740:
Lot 740
England v India 1946. Excellent original official mono photograph of the England team standing and seated in rows wearing cricket attire for the third Test, The Oval 17th-20th August 1946. Players are Hammond (Captain), Hutton, Washbrook, Fishlock, Compton, Hammond, Edrich, Langridge, Smith, Evans, Bedser and Gover. The photograph laid down to photographers mount measures 11.25"x9.5". Framed and glazed, overall 17"x15.5". Minor creasing, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
The third and final Test of the series was drawn with no play possible on the final day. England won the series 1-0
Lot 741:
Lot 741
Frank Stanley Jackson. Cambridge University, Yorkshire & England 1890-1907. Excellent original mono press photograph of Jackson in later years, head and shoulders wearing a suit and tie. 8"x6". Odd minor surface marks, otherwise in very good condition.
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Jackson served as a Member of Parliament and later served as Governor of Bengal where he narrowly escaped an assassination attempt
Lot 742:
Lot 742
Herbert Sutcliffe and Bob Wyatt 1935. Original mono press photograph of Sutcliffe and Wyatt walking out to bat at Trent Bridge for England v South Africa, 15th-18th June 1935. Signed in ink to the photograph by Sutcliffe and Wyatt. 8"x6". Fading to the Wyatt signature, the photograph in very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
The rain affected first Test was drawn. Wyatt top scored for England in their only innings scoring 149 runs
Lot 743:
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Australia tour to England 1956. 'Visit of the Australian Touring Team to British Timken Limited, Duston, Northampton, England, June 13th 1956'. Red album comprising eighteen mono photographs of players and officials at dinners, giving speeches, signing for autographs etc. Players featured include Lyndsay Hassett, Neil Harvey, Keith Miller etc. Three Northamptonshire players are also represented, Freddie Brown, Jock Livingston and Frank Tyson. Each photograph measures approx. 8"x6". G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
Lot 744:
Lot 744
M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1938/39. Original sepia press photograph of the Western Province Country XI walking on to the field for the first match of the M.C.C. tour played at Cape Town, 8th-9th November 1938. 10"x8" in good condition. M.C.C. won the match by an innings and 342 runs, Eddie Paynter scoring 193 and Walter Hammond 106. Sold with an excellent official mono photograph of the 'Natal Cricket Team, Joint Winners, Currie Cup, 1937-38'. Printed titles and players names to mount borders. Notable players include W. Wade, Dalton, Harvey (Captain), Nourse etc. The photograph measures 10"x8", overall 13.25"x11.25". G/VG. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 745:
Lot 745
M.C.C. tour to Australia and New Zealand 1935/36. Original mono press photograph of members of the M.C.C. touring party on a sightseeing trip watching Maori children bathing in a pool at Rotorua, shortly after the last match of the tour. The photograph, dated 6th April 1936, measure 10"x8". A good image. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £100

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