Cricket Ephemera

Lot 1:
Lot 1
'The Daily Graphic. Cricket Number 1912'. Original complete edition of the Cricket Number for 1912. Twenty pages with excellent pictures of the Test teams and players who competed in the Triangular Tournament, England, Australia and South Africa. Plus pictures of all the County teams and other players. Some nicks and tears to edges, wear to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 2:
Lot 2
'The Daily Graphic. Cricket Number 1914'. Original complete edition of the Cricket Number for 1914. Forty pages with an excellent picture and article relating to the M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1913/14. Plus pictures of all the County teams and other players etc. Rusting to staples and some ageing, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Sold with an original complete edition of The Daily Sketch for 24th June 1926 with coverage of the Wimbledon tennis championship. G. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £105
Lot 3:
Lot 3
Early Victorian music score. 'Life is Like a Game of Cricket'. Composed by Frank Hall. Published by Duff & Stewart c1870. Printed by Stannard & Son. The front cover features an attractive colour lithograph of a cricket match in progress, country house, marquee and spectators in the background, from an original by Alfred Concanen. Padwick 6573. Front cover detached, wear to page edges and ageing. In fragile condition. A rare and early cricket music score, an image of which features on the rear cover of the dustwrapper of David Rayvern Allen's book 'A Song for Cricket' published in 1981, and which includes a reference to this song on p.56 being sung by Miss Louise Hazleton at a smoking concert. Sold with a cassette tape recording of the song by Brian Eastwood G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £280
Alfred Concanen was one of the leading lithographers of the Victorian era, best remembered for his illustrations for sheet music covers
Lot 4:
Lot 4
Kent County Cricket Club formation, 1870. Two original printed single page reports of meetings held to record the amalgamation of Kent County Cricket Club with the Beverley Kent Cricket Club. The first report is for a committee meeting held at the Royal Hotel, Canterbury, 22nd October 1870, The Hon. Geo. W. Milles M.P. in the chair. It was agreed that four resolutions be carried forward to members of both clubs regarding the amalgamation, the continuation of Canterbury Cricket Week unchanged in its current form, W. de C. Baker to be proposed as Honorary Secretary, and the new committee to be made up of 'Ten gentlemen of East Kent, and Ten from West Kent'. The other report relates to the subsequent 'General Meeting of the Subscribers', held at the Bull Inn, Rochester, 6th December 1870, with Lord Harris in the chair, at which the four resolutions were agreed, also a Provisional Committee, the appointment of Lord Harris as President for 1871, arrangements for County matches with Surrey, Sussex and M.C.C. etc. The reports prepared by W. de Chair Baker. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £900
Lot 5:
Lot 5
Canterbury Cricket Week 1936. 'Epilogue of the Old Stagers. Ninety-First Season'. Script for a musical play titled 'Close of Play or Mr. Smith reads the paper' staged at The Central Theatre, Canterbury. Original paper wrapper with borders in the black, red and gold colours of I Zingari. Good cricket content in the final scene, pages 18-21, including a three verse song, 'The Spirit of I Zingari'. The cast list includes Lord Harris, assumed to be the son of Lord Harris (Kent & England, M.C.C. president etc), also 'Mrs A.P.F. Chapman', presumably Percy Chapman's wife. Some wear, rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 6:
Lot 6
Kent C.C.C. 1939. Original 'Southern Railway' printed paper flyer advertising travel for 'Maidstone Cricket Week', Kent v Somerset (12th-14th July) and v Gloucestershire (15th-18th July). The flyer also advertises Kent v West Indies at Canterbury, 30th, 31st August, 1st September, which was cancelled and the West Indies tour abandoned due to the outbreak of war. Issued from Waterloo Station. 6.5"x11.5", framed and glazed overall 9"x12.5". Loss to top edge, other odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £50
Lot 7:
Lot 7
'Cricket at Arundel Castle' 1957. Official match poster for Duke of Edinburgh's XI v Duke of Norfolk's XI, Arundel, 4th August 1957. 11"x17". Horizontal fold and light creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 8:
Lot 8
Brondesbury C.C. v Middlesex C.C.C. 1957. Official poster for the charity match played at Brondesbury, 30th July 1957. 15"x20". Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 9:
Lot 9
'Coventry Cathedral Sports Festival' 1962. Official match poster for 'The Forty Club XI (Capt. Sir Leonard Hutton v Coventry & District (Diocese) XI (Capt. J. Hews)' played at Courthaulds Sports Ground, 27th May 1962. 15"x20". Horizontal and vertical folds, minor creasing, pin holes to top corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 10:
Lot 10
Australia tour to England 1964. Official match poster for Oxford University v The Australians played at the University Parks, Oxford, 27th-29th May 1964. 10"x15". Horizontal fold, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
The Australians won the match by an innings and 120 runs. Top scorers were Redpath (162) and Cowper (100) for Australia
Lot 11:
Lot 11
Ian Botham. 'Botham Punches P-C'. Original unused newspaper poster for the London Evening Standard. 16.5"x29". Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
The incident appears to relate to a charity walk from John O'Groats to Land End in 1985 during which Botham had an altercation on Bodmin Moor with a police motorcycle outrider
Lot 12:
Lot 12
'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 modern frame, overall 21"x21.5". Light creasing, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 13:
Lot 13
'Lancashire County Cricket Club Season 1931. Champion County 1926, 1927, 1928 & 1930'. Large linen handkerchief with printed headings, a photograph of the team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire, printed names below. 17"x16.5", mounted, framed and glazed in modern frame, overall 19"x18". Some staining and creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 14:
Lot 14
'Hudson's Extract of Soap' c1880s/1890s. Excellent large colour advertising lithograph poster with image of a tennis player in red blazer and striped cap. 'For Cricket Lawn Tennis, Boating Flannels use Hudson's Extract of Soap... Softens Water, Lathers Freely, Leaves NO Smell'. The original poster, with odd faults and minor loss measures approx. 13.5"x18.5". Attractively mounted, framed and glazed overall 18"x23.5". Rare
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 15:
Lot 15
'Wisden Autograph Bat. There's a Century Behind Every One"'. Colour advertising showcard c1960s. The card features an illustration to the top left corner of John Wisden, with a Wisden bat to the centre. The reference to 'a Century' may correspond to the centenary of the publication of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 1963. 12"x16". Staining and some wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 16:
Lot 16
John Arlott. England v Pakistan 1974. Five original typed manuscripts written by Arlott for articles for The Guardian newspaper. The reports cover the third and final Test, England v Pakistan, The Oval, 22nd-27th August 1974, with one article for each of the five day's play. On day one Arlott describes the slow pitch as 'the slow, easy creation of batsmen's dreams', Zaheer and Majid 'went their contrastingly enterprising ways', in the afternoon England's bowling 'began to look deficient both in technique and imagination', Underwood bowling Majid round his legs sweeping on 98 etc. At the end of play, Pakistan were 317/2, Zaheer 151no. Arlott's report on day two describes the continuation of the Pakistan innings, ending 600/7 declared, 'an impregnable position', England losing the wicket of Lloyd for 4 to end the day 15/1, 585 runs behind. He also reports on the anticipated appointment of Denness as Captain and Alec Bedser as Manager for the forthcoming tour to Australia and New Zealand, 'Denness has not lost a series'. Day three continued with England finishing on 293/4 (Amiss 168no, Fletcher 12no) with Pakistan's 'chance of forcing a win... slimmer than England's making a draw', the wicket still playing slow, 'It was a batsman's day, and Amiss was the batsman'. On day 4, 'Assisted by a rain, a delayed start and a slow pitch, England plodded on towards drawing the third Test'. Amiss played and missed at a bouncer from Sarfraz which 'hit him on the right cheek' forcing him to retire for the day. England finished on 438/6. On the final day Arlott describes the pitch has having 'simply become more lifeless as the match went on... this [pitch] simply denied the merits of cricket, distorting the play so far in favour of the batsmen that no honest finish was ever possible'. The remainder of the article relates to the selection for the forthcoming winter tour. The match ended in the expected draw, England all out for 545, Pakistan 94/4 at close of play. Handwritten alterations and deletions in Arlott's hand. G
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £260
With the first two matches in the three Test series both drawn, Pakistan had the opportunity to win a series in England for the first time
Lot 17:
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Alec Victor Bedser. Surrey & England 1939-1960. Original double long playing record produced to commemorate the 'Dinner in honour of Alec Bedser at The Dorchester, Tuesday 22nd September 1960' on Bedser's retirement from first class cricket. The records in gatefold cover comprise William Harrison reading congratulatory telegrams, speeches by Bedser, Peter May, Denis Compton, Godfrey Evans etc, and Stuart Surridge presenting a cup to Bedser. Light surface scratches to records, some wear and staining to cover, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 18:
'Australia v West Indies Calypso' 1950/51. Original 78rpm record. Lord Beginner (Egbert Moore) accompanied by Calypso Rhythm Kings. Rare. Sold with four long player records, 'Freddie Trueman. The Umpire Strikes Back', 1981, signed to the cover by Trueman. 'Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume II', 1977. 'The Sound of Cricket', John Arlott and The Yetties, 1984. 'The Lord's Taverners Best of Test Match Special', 1984. Qty 5. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 19:
Lot 19
Surrey C.C.C. 1933. Official Surrey 'Full Member' blue leather folding ticket for 1933. Also an official Surrey C.C.C. fixture list for 1929. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 20:
Lot 20
Yorkshire C.C.C. 1933. Official Yorkshire blue cloth member's folding ticket for 1933. G/VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £25
Lot 21:
Lot 21
Beverley Cricket Club fixture cards for 1922-1928, 1936, 1947-1954, 1956, 1957 and 1962. Matches played at Canterbury, Kent County Ground. Some duplication. Qty 22. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £28
Lot 22:
Lot 22
Lincolnshire County Cricket Club 1937. Nicely presented and bound album presented to J.A. Evans by members of the Lincolnshire County Cricket Club 'on his resignation from the Office of Honorary Treasurer 1937'. The following pages have the names neatly written in ink of all the subscribers. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 23:
Lot 23
M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1956-57. Rare official players' itinerary for the M.C.C. tour with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. A number is annotated in ink against each match, apparently indicating the number of days the match was due to last. Owner unknown. Rusting to staple, minor ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 24:
Lot 24
M.C.C. tour of New Zealand 1960-61. Rarer official players' itinerary for the 'young' M.C.C. tour with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. Rusting to staples, minor wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
Lot 25:
Lot 25
M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1964-65. Rare official players' itinerary for the M.C.C. tour with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. Rusting to staples, minor wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 26:
Lot 26
M.C.C. tour of Australia and New Zealand 1965-66. Rare official players' itinerary for the M.C.C. tour with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. Rusting to staples, minor wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 27:
Lot 27
M.C.C. tour to Australia 1928/29. 'England versus Australia Sheffield Shield Cricket Fixtures 1928-9'. Original advertising fixture card produced by Clements Tonic featuring decorative front cover, cameo pictures of the M.C.C. touring party to last page, fixtures for the tour and Sheffield Shield matches listed to centre pages. Annotations to centre pages in red ink recording the results of the five Test matches. Minor loss to top edge, otherwise in good condition. Not previously seen by the auctioneer
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £95
Lot 28:
Lot 28 Lot 28
Stoics Cricket Club. Early 'List of Matches' folding fixture cards for 1879, 1881, 1886, 1888-1890 and 1894. Also two 'Rules and List of Members' booklets for 1885 and 1888, and a fixture card for two tours, date unknown. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 10
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
It is believed that the Stoics Cricket Club was founded in 1877, originally for the old boys of Westminster School. Notable players who appeared include A.E. Stoddart, C.J. Kortwright and R.W.V. Robins, but it was while playing for Hampstead against Stoics in a one day match in 1886 that Stoddart scored 485 in a total of 813 for 9, the Stoics not getting a bat
Lot 29:
Lot 29
Little Common Cricket Club, Bexhill, Sussex. Early original folding fixture card for 1896 listing officers, fixtures, rules and directions to the ground. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 30:
Lot 30
Australia. Surrey United Cricket Club, New South Wales. Original printed card with gilt edges announcing the 'Annual Dinner' to be held 7th July 1882. To verso are players batting and bowling averages for the 1881/82 season. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 31:
Lot 31
'The Death of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Cricket Club. A Song'. 1827. Five eight line stanzas to be sung to the tune of 'Maggie Lawder'. Printed by Beadsmoores of Ashby on a sheet with black mourning border, tipped in to blue cloth covers. The writer bemoans the death of the club about which he had written the previous year in which it had been founded. He ends in an optimistic vein with the hope that 'from its ashes, Phoenix like, It may with vigour rise, Sir'. 'A.D. 1827' annotated in ink beside the title. This copy was the source for the entry in Padwick of 6562-2. This song is reproduced in the book 'A Song for Cricket' by David Rayvern Allen published in 1981. VG
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
The writer's optimism seems well-founded as the present Ashby Hastings Cricket Club was founded in 1831
Lot 32:
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'The 150th Anniversary of the Marylebone Cricket Club 1937'. An official menu, with ribbon tie in M.C.C. colours, and a 'Plan of Tables for the 150th Anniversary Dinner held at the Savoy Hotel, 15th July 1937. Foxing to both items, otherwise in good condition. Also 'M.C.C. 1787-1937' reprinted from 'The Times' M.C.C. Number May 25th 1937. The Times Publishing Company. London 1937. Possibly a presentation copy presented to a guest at the dinner. Gilt to top edge. Wear to spine, some foxing, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'M.C.C. Scores of Matches Etc' for 1911, 1912, 1927, 1933 and 1934, and 'M.C.C. Members 1913', all in original red cloth. G. Qty 9
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 33:
'Centenary of South African Test and International Cricket' 1989. Original green file containing press and media material relating to the Centenary celebrations. Contents include a large 'South African Cricket Union' handkerchief, smaller silk handkerchief produced for the Centenary Banquet, 8th March 1989 incorporating sponsors' logos, various press releases, itinerary etc. Also correspondence relating to the event sent to Chris Harte of the Australian Cricket Journal, from Dr. Ali Bacher, Albie During etc. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
Lot 34:
Don Bradman. 'Vale The Don 1908-2001. Australian Legends'. Two commemorative covers and a set of stamps in presentation folder published by The Bradman Foundation, Bowral, 2001. Sold with three books, 'Bradman a Tribute', 'Sir Donald Bradman A.C.', Sydney 1998, and 'Images of Badman', New South Wales 1997 in slipcase. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
Lot 35:
Lot 35
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: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 36:
Cricket ephemera. Box containing a selection of photographs, autograph sheets, scorecards, postcards, prints, cigarette cards etc, some signed. Good Sussex interest. Autograph sheets include Sussex 1984 and 1985. A benefit brochure for Chris Waller, 1984, signed to the front cover by Waller. A colour Stamp Publicity colour print of Ian Botham in batting action, signed by Botham. Other items include a mono reproduction print of "England's Twelve Champion Cricketers" by T.H. Hennah of the team on board ship prior to departing for America, 1859, in good condition. Cigarette card series include Wills's 'Cricketers' 1908, Ogdens 'Prominent Cricketers of 1938', both complete, John Player & Sons 'Cricketers 1934' etc. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £42
Lot 37:
Lot 37
Cricket games, belt buckle and pencils. Two cricket games, 'Family Circle Cricket' comprising a spinner set into a lidded box c1940s. Minor staining to lid, otherwise in good condition. Also a tin 'Wills's Woodbine Cricket Game' c1930s in good condition. Sold with an early original metal belt buckle featuring a batsman at the wicket in fair condition. Also three pencils titled 'MSCO Sport Players', each featuring three cameos of Indian cricketers. Players featured are Umrigar, Manjrekar, Hazare, Gupte, Phadkar, Tamhane, Mankad, Ramchand and Roy. J.S. Staedtler, Germany, series nos. 6298a, b & c. Also two other pencils titled 'Cricket 87'. All pencils unused and in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 38:
'Test Match Cricket'. Cricket game c1950s by J.N. Johnson, Birstall Street, Leicester, in original box. Contents comprise playing board, scoreboard, dice and three counters. Rules printed to label inside lid. Minor ageing to lid, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £38
Lot 39:
Lot 39
Cricket memorabilia sales. Black file comprising a good selection of cuttings and sale catalogue pages relating to collecting cricket memorabilia and sales over the years. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28

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