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

Lot 194:
Lot 194
Alexander Josiah Webbe. Oxford University, Middlesex & England, 1875-1900. Handsome eight page folding illuminated address/manuscript to Webbe from the Wykehamists cricketers in 1910. To front cover in beautiful illuminated lettering 'To A.J. Webbe from 1875 to 1910 the Harrowian friend and supporter of Winchester cricket from some of those Wykehamists who during that period have played for their school against him and who hope that his energy and interest in the game may long continue'. The following five pages, continued in the same hand and with beautiful decorative borders in red and gold, list the players names who supported this presentation to Webbe including Bonham Carter, Lord Chelmsford, Leveson Gower, J.R. Mason, W.A. Thornton etc. In original silk lined book presentation box with gold clasp and 'A.J.W. 1910' to spine. The box has a clean broken hinge. Very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £140
Alexander Webbe played 247 matches for Middlesex and went on Lord Harris' tour to Australia and New Zealand in 1878/79. He was Captain of Middlesex from 1885-1898
Lot 195:
Lot 195
M.C.C. '114th Anniversary Dinner' 1901. Excellent official menu for the M.C.C. Dinner held at Lord's on the 4th May 1901. The four page card menu with decorative front cover showing the M.C.C. emblem to centre and titles in red. Menu, wines and Toast list to centre pages, programme of music to rear page. 'D.M. Sherwill, Manager' to lower border. Small tear to fold, otherwise in good condition. A rare menu
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 196:
Lot 196
'Lord's Centenary Dinner 1914'. Large official menu for the Dinner held at the Hotel Cecil on Tuesday 23rd June 1914. Centre pages detached, the original ribbon tie in fragile condition has been laid down to the front cover. Some ageing, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
Lot 197:
Lot 197
'The 150th Anniversary of the Marylebone Cricket Club 1937'. An official menu and invitation card for the Dinner held at the Savoy Hotel, 15th July 1937. The menu with ribbon tie, centre pages with an engraving of a 'Grand Cricket Match', Lord's 1793, menu and toast list. Minor ageing, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official menu for a lunch given by the Madras Cricket Club for the 'Presidency Cricket Match', 13th January 1937. Adhesive damage to front cover. Qty 3
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 198:
Lot 198
Gloucestershire C.C.C. 1936. Official menu for the Dinner held at the Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol, Friday April 24th 1936. The four page menu with reproduction photograph of W.G. Grace in batting pose to front cover, menu and toast list to centre pages. Minor staining otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
Lot 199:
Lot 199
Surrey C.C.C. 1953-1956. Three official menus for the 'Championship Dinner' held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, 2nd December 1953, 1st December 1955, and 28th November 1956. Each menu features a mono photograph to centre pages of the County Championship winnings teams (one detached). Also two 'Annual Dinner' official menus held The Oval, 28th April 1954 and 27th April 1955. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
Lot 200:
Lot 200
Australia tour to England 1956. Worcestershire C.C.C. official menu for the 'Dinner to Welcome the Australian Touring Side) held at The Guildhall, Worcester, 2nd May 1956. The folding menu with decorative cover, toast list to centre. Originally Len Maddox's copy. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £80
Lot 201:
Don Bradman 1930. Rare and original 78 rpm vinyl 'Columbia Gramaphone Co' record with recording by Bradman entitled 'How It's Done- A Friendly Chat by Don Bradman of the Australian Cricket XI. 1930' and two piano solos 'Old Fashioned Locket' and 'Old Bungalow of Dreams' both by Don Bradman. In card sleeve. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 202:
David Stuart Sheppard. Cambridge University, Sussex & England 1950-1964. 78rpm record of Sheppard's message to home, 'David Speaking at Perth, Australia', recorded at Nicholson's Sound Recording Studios while on the 1950/51 M.C.C. tour to Australia. The message was recorded and sent home to his mother, 'Mummy', and sister in England. The vendor's notes say he tells them that meat is available and do they want him to bring some back, and also refers to his cricket clothes. Previously sold as part of lot 10 in the Phillips sale of September 1979. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
Lot 203:
Lot 203
Cricket vinyl records. Box comprising approx thirty 45rpm, 78rpm and long playing records, some signed. Records include 'How to Improve Your Cricket', Jack Hobbs c1920s/1930s. 'Victory Test Match- Calypso', Lord Beginner 1950. 'Victory Test Match', Frank Holder 1959. 'Dinner in Honour of Alec Bedser at the Dorchester, Tuesday 22nd September 1960', gatefold double LP. 'Tribute to Collie Smith' early 1960s. '"V" For Victory', Young Growler 1966. 'The Cricket Society Test Match Dinner England versus Australia at Edgbaston 13th July 1968'. 'The Victorious M.C.C. Team' 1971. 'Here Come The Aussies, Australian Cricket Team' 1972. 'Count on Us/ Tables and Chairs', Yorkshire C.C.C. with Ray Dennis c1980. Signed to the plain sleeve by eleven Yorkshire cricketers including Leadbeater, Lumb, Bairstow, Sharpe, Carrick, Squires. 'It's Just Not Cricket', The Twelfth Man 1984, promotional copy etc. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £105
Lot 204:
Cricket films. England v Australia 1968 16mm colour film with sound titled 'Prospect of Play', produced by Seven Seas FIlms. 'British Timken Cricket Team in South Africa 1950/51', original 16mm film. Modern label incorrectly describes this as the 1951 South African tour to England. A set of seven 16mm short black and white 'M.C.C. Batting' coaching films. Titles are 1 Stance, Grip & Bat Lift, 2 Forward Defensive Stroke, 3 Off-Drive, 4 On-Drive, 5 Back Stroke, 6 Hitting to Leg, and 7 The Cuts. Sold with two 36mm black and white football films, 'Universal News F.A. Cup Final', year unknown. Also a British Movietone News 35mm film of a 'Leicester City Football Match'. Qty 11. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £110
Lot 205:
Lot 205
Cricket games. 'Crickette. The New Indoor Game of Table Cricket'. Burlington Trading Co, Slough, c1920s. Contents comprise bat, ball, stumps and six boundary edges. Wear to original box and lid. Also two different versions of 'Balyna Discbat Cricket' originally issed in 1950. Contents comprise plastic fielders and stumps, cloth playing surface, metal batting mechanism etc. Some wear to boxes, generally good condition. Sold with 'Balyna Football'. Some faults, generally fair to good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
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Greville Thomas Scott Stevens. Middlesex, Oxford University & England 1919-1932. Large scrapbook album with label laid down to inside front cover, 'Presented by the Games Committee of U.C.S. to G.T.S. Stevens to commemorate... 466 not out... Three Years Brilliant Captaincy, 1917, 1918, 1919'. The album covers the period 1920 to 1922 and contains press cuttings, ten scorecards, three original press and candid photographs, two official match tickets for the Scarborough Festival 1920 etc. Scorecards for matches played at Lord's include Oxford v Cambridge 1920, Gentlemen v Players 1920, Middlesex v Essex 1920 (Stevens 82), v Somerset 1920 (Stevens six wickets in the match), v Surrey (Stevens 53 and six wickets), v Lancashire 1922 (Stevens ten wickets in the match) etc. Some wear to covers and fading to spine, otherwise in good condition. Previously sold as lot 44 in Phillips auction of November 1984
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Stevens caused a sensation in 1919 when at the age of 18, playing in a house match at University College School, he scored 466, and was promptly selected to play in the Gentlemen v Players match at Lord's. After leaving University, work commitments prevented him playing regular County cricket, but he did make ten Test appearances for England 1926-1930
Lot 207:
Lot 207
Albert Craig. 'Cricket Rhymester' c1900s. Original single page broadsheet of a poem by Craig titled 'George Brann [Sussex] on a Treacherous Wicket. Respectfully dedicated to Harry Butt, their popular wicket-keeper'. Minor foxing, lights folds, small loss to left edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £225
Lot 208:
Lot 208
'Colin Cowdrey and Geoff Pullar'. Original 1960's free standing card advertising showcard showing the two England openers walking out to bat. Signed in ink by both players. Appears to have been trimmed, 6"x8.5", with card support at back, odd faults otherwise in good condition. Sold with three further advertising showcards for 'Run-it-Out Card Cricket' c1940s, 8"x10" with card support. 'A Sure Hit. Crook's Mitre Brand Cricket Equipment', c1960s. 8.5"x11". Loss to card support. 'Make Sure You Catch Every XXXX Minute' leaflet dispenser featuring a cut-out of Ian Healy in wicketkeeping pose. 14.5"x13". Odd faults, generally good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 209:
Lot 209
'Dinner to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Victory Test Matches'. Official menu card for the Dinner held at Lord's on the 3rd July 1985. The inside 'Menu' and 'Wines' page signed by twenty nine of the guests including many who played in the Victory Tests. Signatures include Hutton, Gover, Edrich, Allen, Mann, Pope, Fishlock, Hassett, Keith Miller, Sismey, Stanford, Ellis etc. The menu split into two parts for display, window mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 13"x18". G/VG. Previously sold as lot 273 in Phillips auction of October 1998
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 210:
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Don Bradman. Six Australian Cricket Society Annual Dinner Adelaide Branch menus for 1982, 1983, 1985-1987 and 1989. All signed, four by Bradman. Other signatures are Alan Davidson, Paul Sheahan, Fred Bennett and Neil Hawke. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £60
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Derbyshire C.C.C. Three Derbyshire Cricket Society dinner menus for 1989/90 (two copies) and 1990/91. Eleven signatures in total including Donald Carr, Guy Willatt, Tony Smith, Kim Barnett, Barry Meyer etc. Also a Hertfordshire Cricket Society menu for 1997 signed by Carr, Godfrey Evans and Eric Russell. Sheffield Cricket Lovers' Society menu for 1981 fifteen signatures including Barnett, Wood, Borrington, Brown, Close, Lloyd, Tunnicliffe etc. Qty 5. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
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Bodyline. 'The Oxford and Cambridge Association of South Australia'. Official menu for the Annual Dinner held at the Oriental Hotel, Adelaide, 5th November 1932. The menu with decorative covers and pale and dark blue ribbon tie, with four page insert listing Association members, menu and toast list. Plum Warner's personal copy with handwritten notes in pencil in Warner's own hand to last page and inside back cover with his speech notes relating to Varsity matches. Previously sold by Phillips Auctioneers as lot 279 in 1999. Odd minor faults, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £160
The dinner was held during the tour match against South Australia, Adelaide 4th-8th November 1932 before the furore surrounding the M.C.C. leg theory tactics had blown up. In the tour matches leading up to the first Test at Sydney, the tourists, managed by Warner, were unbeaten. M.C.C. won the match v South Australia by an innings and 128 runs
Lot 213:
Lot 213
Cricket Lovers' Dinner Club 1948. Two official menus, one for the inaugural dinner held at the Hotel Metropole, Leeds, 5th May 1948, and the other for the second dinner, held at the Guildford Hotel, Leeds, 26th July 1948. Both menus signed by attendees. Signatures include Herbert Sutcliffe, Kenneth Wolstonholme, Godfrey Evans, A.E.R. Gilligan, Walter Hammond, Jim Laker etc. Some ageing and wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 214:
Lot 214
Australia tour to England 1934. The Institute of Journalists, London District 'Welcome Luncheon to the Australian Cricket Team'. Criterion Restaurant menu dated 27th April 1934. Signed to the front cover in pencil by Charlie Grimmett and Bernard Bosanquet. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £42
Lot 215:
Lot 215
India tour to Australia 1947/48. Official menu for a 'Christmas Cabaret in honour of the Visiting Indian Tourists' held at the California Ballroom, Bathurst, 20th December 1947. The four page menu with decorative floral front cover and scalloped edges, with printed list of the Indian touring party and menu to centre pages. Nicely signed in ink to the front cover by Don Bradman and one other, and to the rear autograph page by Ross Stanford (South Australia & Australian Services) and one other. Minor staining to rear cover, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
The dinner was held during the two day tour match, Western New South Wales v Indians, played at Bathurst, which the Indians won by 104 runs
Lot 216:
Lot 216
Australia 'Centenary Test' tour to England 1980. Official Surrey C.C.C. menu for 'A Dinner to Commemorate the Visit of the Australian Touring Side' held at The Oval, 9th August 1980. The folding menu with silver Surrey emblem to front cover. Signed to rear cover by fourteen members of the Australian touring party. Players' signatures include Chappell (Captain), Wood, Pascoe, Dyson, Border, Mallett, Bright, Marsh, Hughes, Thomson etc. Originally Alf Gover's copy. Originally sold by Phillips as lot 272, 1998[?]. Minor staining to front cover, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 217:
Lot 217
Australia tours to England 1989, 1993 and 2001. Three official signed menus for dinners etc held during Australian tours to England, each signed by current and former international cricketers. Menus are 'International Luncheon Club', Cafe Royale, 20th June 1989 (seven signatures), 'M.C.C. Official Guests', Lord's 17th June 1993 (fourteen signatures), and 'M.C.C. Dinner to the Australian Touring Party', Arundel Park, 26th June 2001 (eight signatures). Signatures include Border, S. Waugh, Willis, Swetman, Tolchard, Cartwright, Sobers, Hadlee, Gatting, Hogg etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
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M.C.C. tour to India 1951/52. Original menu for luncheon held on the S.S. Chusan, 16th March 1952, during the return voyage from India. Nicely signed in ink to verso by all seventeen members of the returning M.C.C. touring party. Signatures include Howard (Captain), Carr, Graveney, Kenyon, Shackleton, Robertson, Leadbeater, Robertson, Spooner, Statham, Tattershall, Watkins etc. Also signed by the Manager, G. Howard. Original owner unknown. Minor wear to top edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £120
'Dusty' Rhodes, an original member of the touring party, had to return home early due to injury and was replaced by Ernie Leadbeater of Yorkshire. A handwritten inscription to left edge of front cover reads, 'If we are not back please will you take Bob [family dog?] for a walk. I took him 2.30pm', which shows that interesting cricket memorabilia should not be left lying around the house...
Lot 219:
Lot 219
India tour to Australia 1977/78. Official Australian Cricket Board menu for the 'Dinner in Honour of the 1977-78 Indian Touring Team' held at Kooyonga Golf Club, Lockleys, South Australia, 26th January 1978. The four page folding menu is signed to the rear page by ten attendees. Signatures include Bishan Bedi, Rick Darling, Jim Higgs, Brijesh Patel, Ashley Woodcock etc. Sold with a menu for the 'Gala Test Match Dinner' held at the Sheraton Perth Hotel, 30th January 1992, signed to the front cover by Kapil Dev. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 220:
Lot 220
New Zealand tour to England 1986. Official menu for the 'Dinner to the New Zealand Touring Team', 30th June 1986. Signed to the centre pages by fifteen members of the New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Coney (Captain), Edgar, Barrett (signed twice), Hadlee, Watson, M. Crowe, Chatfield, Gray, Smith, Stirling etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
The dinner was held at the close of the drawn Middlesex v New Zealanders tour match at Lord's in which Angus Fraser made his first-class debut
Lot 221:
Lot 221
M.C.C. & Cornhill Insurance menus 1988-1998. Small blue folder comprising ten official menus for lunches and dinners held during Test matches including v Sri Lanka, Lord's 1988, v India, Old Trafford 1990, Headingley 1994 etc. Each menu has been signed by multiple attendees. Signatures include Alec and Eric Bedser, Ray Illingworth, Jack Bannister, Peter Burge, David Gower, Dennis Amiss, Tom Cartwright, Fred Ridgway, John Snow, John Shepherd, Tom Graveney, Basil D'Oliveira, Mike Denness etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 222:
Lot 222
Sydney Santall. Warwickshire & London County 1894-1914. Single page handwritten letter in ink on 'Sydney Santall Athletic Outfitter, Bournemouth' letterhead, dated 15th April 1952. In the letter to Leslie Gutteridge of Epworth Books, Santall states, 'I wrote an article: "I like to remember First-Class Cricket when I was a boy" for "The Cricketer" which appeared in their Spring Annual in 1940. I want to get a copy of it and Mr. Langford has suggested that I write to you. Can you help me and if so, how much will it be'. Signed 'S. Santall'. Horizontal and vertical folds, some creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 223:
Lot 223
Douglas McPherson Ovenstone. Western Province & South Africa 1946-1947. Single page handwritten letter in green ink on 1947 Springbok Tour official letterhead. The letter from Ovenstone to John Arlott is date stamped 3rd[?] June 1947. Ovenstone is writing to thank Arlott for inviting him and other members of the South Africa touring party to visit the B.B.C. to broadcast a message 'to our friends in South Africa... when we return to S.A. you can imagine the pleasure it is going to be to say when we hear your voice over the air, "Oh, I know old John.... etc" I'm rather inclined to regard youth as a building up of interesting memories to be stored away for that time when we grow old and memories are everything, You have created one'. Signed 'Duggie' A nice letter. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £45
Ovenstone was one of three wicket keepers selected for the 1947 tour and played in no Test matches. A broken finger preventing him playing for half the season
Lot 224:
Lot 224
Keith Miller. Australia 1971. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Miller to 'Gerry'. The letter dated 19th January 1971 is in response to a request for an autographed photograph of Miller. Writing from an address in New South Wales during the 1970/71 Ashes series Miller states 'You are not missing very much in the way of good cricket this Test series. The only player worth seeing in this country right now is a South African named Barry Richards. He is far and away in a class of his own. In fact about the only batsmen I'd go out of my way to see are two West Indians Gary Sobers and Clive Lloyd and two South Africans Richards & Graeme Pollock. They are great aggressive players'. Adhesive damage to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Barry Richards was playing Sheffield Shield cricket for South Australia in the 1970/71 season
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Frank Stanley Jackson. Cambridge University, Yorkshire & England 1890-1907. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Jackson to 'Moore', dated 14th November 1946. Jackson is replying to an invitation to attend a dinner at Lord's. 'I should much like to do so tho' at the moment I am a bit of a crock...'. Nicely signed 'F. Stanley Jackson'. VG
Estimate: £80/100
Hammer price: £70
Lot 226:
Lot 226
Charles Burgess Fry. Oxford University, Sussex, London County, Hampshire & England 1892-1921. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Fry to 'Mr. Moore', dated 8th November 1947. Fry is replying to an invitation to attend a dinner at Lord's on 6th January 1948. '...I will hope to be present at the Buccaneers Dinner at Lord's & will then be glad to propose the toast'. Nicely signed 'C.B. Fry'. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Lot 227:
Lot 227
Lord Hawke. Cambridge University, Yorkshire & England 1882-1912. Single page handwritten letter in ink on Worcestershire C.C.C. letterhead dated 'May 13th'. Hawke is replying to a request for his autograph. Nicely signed 'Hawke'. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
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Hunter Scott Thomas Laurie 'Stork' Hendry. New South Wales, Victoria & Australia 1918-1936. Six page handwritten manuscript for an article on 'Cricket Captains' written by Hendry for The Cricketer magazine, January 1975. Hendry opens with the question 'Were those cricket captains who have been acclaimed 'great' down the years born with special intuitive knowledge of leadership and an ability to mould & lead others? OR were they lucky enough to be given command of outstanding players? I have always maintained that the players in the team made or failed a captain' and continues with reference to the captaincies of Warwick Armstrong, Don Bradman and Percy Chapman. Signed by Hendry and dated 23rd September 1974. Sold with a photocopy of the published article. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £85
Lot 229:
Lot 229
Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Original typed letter on 'Herbert Sutcliffe Limited' letterhead dated 17th May 1965. Writing to John Arlott, Sutcliffe is reminiscing about 'that night-mare of a wicket' at The Oval in 1926. He comments, 'You are quite right John in your view that had Arthur Richardson pitched on the leg and middle - and short enough - he would have been hooked to the leg boundary, but... in the main Richardson concentrated on pitching just outside the off stick and so perfect was his length, over after over, that it was virtually impossible, without committing suicide, to make any scoring stroke. To suggest that Richardson should have gone over the wicket on such a vile sticky dog is absolute nonsense. Had he done this the score board would have been kept very busy'. Nicely signed in ink 'Herbert'. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
With the first four Test matches drawn, England won the final Test by 289 runs to regain the Ashes. Hobbs (100) and Sutcliffe (161) made an opening stand of 172 for England's first wicket in their second innings
Lot 230:
Lot 230
Geoffrey Boycott. Yorkshire & England 1962-1986. Single page handwritten letter from Boycott dated 7th July 1992 giving his opinion on the use of the short delivery. 'Yes I would allow 2 short balls per over. Most Test players I speak to present or past believe 1 per over is a joke. The game is going so much in favour of the batsman that youngsters will not wish to bowl- it will be too hard for little reward. The ball has less seam now... If my mum was alive she would want to bat on these pitches with these rules & balls!!'. Signed 'Geoff'. Some ink staining, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
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Maurice Willliam Tate. Sussex & England 1912-1937. 'Bodyline'. M.C.C. tour of Australia 1932/33. Official players tour itinerary brochure for the 'M.C.C. Australasian Tour 1932-33'. Title and band in M.C.C. colours to front cover. With team detail, fixtures & travelling schedule, map of the world, postal information etc to inside pages. Signed in ink to the front cover with dedication, and dated 17th September 1932, the date the team sailed on the Orient liner 'Orontes' from Tilbury. Annotations to some pages in Tate's hand. Minor ageing, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £330
The itinerary does not include Bill Bowes' name as he was a late addition to the touring party. Tate played in seven matches on the tour with a top score of 94no and took 15 wickets at an average of 25.27
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'Andrew Sandham (Surrey and All England). A souvenir book published in their Majesties' Silver Jubilee Year 1935'. Official 'A. Sandham's Souvenir Benefit souvenir' brochure for the Surrey v Kent match played at The Oval on 27th to 30th July 1935. Nicely signed in ink by Sandham to frontispiece photograph. Also signed to one side of rear autographs page by thirteen members of the Surrey team, and to the other side by ten Kent players. Surrey signatures include Holmes (Captain), Brooks, Squires, Gover, Barling, Garland-Wells, Gregory, Fishlock, Watts, Sandham etc. Kent signatures are Chapman (Captain), Marriott, Woolley, Ames, Ashdown, Fagg, Freeman, Todd, Valentine and Sunnucks. Original wrappers. Loss to rear wrapper, wear to front cover and spine, loss to some internal pages. In fragile condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Kent won the County Championship match by ten wickets, Woolley scoring 229 and Fagg 111 in their first innings. Sandham scored 47 and 93 in Surrey's two innings. Freeman took nine wickets for Kent in the match
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A.J.W. McIntyre Benefit Year 1955. 'Autographed Cricket Album'. Hardback Benefit album produced for his Benefit, with signed action photograph of McIntyre to title page and very nicely signed to inside pages, page to a team, by the Surrey team of 1955 (15 signatures), Yorkshire (16), Derbyshire (11), Middlesex (13), Lancashire (14), Worcestershire (12), Leicestershire (12), Northamptonshire (11), Glamorgan (14), Kent (11), Gloucestershire (12), Warwickshire (12), Nottinghamshire (13), Hampshire (15), Sussex (12), Essex (13), Somerset (11), England 1955 (17), Australia 1956 (12), and Pakistan 1959 (15). Lacking signatures for the New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, India and 'Cricket Personalities' pages. Signatures include May, Laker, Barrington, Hutton, Trueman, Wardle, Gladwin, Compton, Washbrook, Statham, Kenyon, Perks, Jackson, Tribe, Wooller, Shepherd, Graveney, Dollery, Simpson, Eagar, Ingleby-Mackenzie, Doggart, Cox, Langridge, Bailey, Tremlett, Wardle, Loader, Tyson, K. Miller, Johnson, Morris, Harvey, Lindwall, Benaud, Langley etc. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £380
Arthur John William McIntyre. Surrey & England 1938-1963. Wicket-keeper McIntyre played 377 matches for Surrey and took 639 catches and 156 stumpings in his career with a batting average of 22.83. He played on three occasions for England and toured with the M.C.C. to Australia and New Zealand on the tour of 1950/51
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Leonard Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Official typed contract dated 31st December 1958 issued by Associated Newspapers to Hutton. Nicely signed in ink twice by Hutton. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 235
English cricketers autographs c1900s. Album page nicely signed in black ink by nine English cricketers. Signatures are P.F. Warner, A.E. Trott (Middlesex), G.A. Wilson, Worcestershire, G.L. Jessop (Gloucestershire), C.B. Fry (Sussex), G.H. Hirst, E. Wainwright, W. Rhodes and D. Hunter (Yorkshire). Vertical fold affecting three signatures, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £280
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Lot 236
Australia tour to England 1921. Page laid to card, signed by fifteen members of the touring party. Signatures are Armstrong (Captain), Mayer, Gregory, Macartney, Pellew, Mailey, Taylor, Bardsley, Andrews, Hendry, McDonald, Oldfield, Ryder, Carter and Sydney Smith (Manager). Lacking the signature of Collins. Heavy creasing and splitting, some ageing to page, otherwise in generally fair to good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £170
Lot 237:
Lot 237
Australia tour to England 1934. Page on Langham Hotel, London letterhead nicely signed in ink by ten members of the Australian touring party. Signatures are Woodfull (Captain), Grimmett, Ebeling, Brown, McCabe, O'Reilly, Wall, Ponsford, Fleetwood-Smith and Kippax. Lacking the signature of Bradman. Horizontal and vertical folds, minor ink smudge to the Ponsford signature, adhesive mark to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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Australia tour to England 1938. Two small joined album pages nicely signed in ink by twelve members of the Australian touring party. Signatures are McCabe, Ward, Chipperfield, O'Reilly, McCormick, Barnes, Hassett, White, Barnett, Waite, Badcock and Jeanes (Manager). Lacking the signature of Bradman. To verso, thirteen signatures of members of the 1938 Kent team. Signatures include Woolley, Chalk, Hardinge, Fagg, Hearne, Lewis, Levett, Wright etc. The two pages joined by tape to verso affecting two Kent signatures and light staining to two Australia signatures, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 239:
Lot 239
M.C.C. tour to Australia 1946/47. Album page signed in pencil (one in ink) by the twelve members of the Australian team for the first Test, Brisbane, 29th November- 4th December 1946. Signatures include Bradman (Captain), Barnes, Hassett, Toshack, Tallon, Johnson, Lindwall, Miller, McCool etc. G
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £110
In the first Ashes Test to be played after World War II Australia won emphatically by an innings and 332 runs, Bradman scoring 187, Hassett 128. Miller and Toshack each took nine wickets in the match
Lot 240:
Lot 240
Australia tour to England 1948. Two trimmed album pages signed in ink by twelve members of the Australian touring party. Signatures include Hassett, Hamence, Harvey (signed twice), McCool, Johnston, Ring, Loxton, Saggers etc. Lacking the signature of Bradman. Both pages laid down. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
Lot 241:
Lot 241
Australia tour to England 1972. Album page signed in ink by eleven members of the Australian touring party. Signatures include I. Chappell (Captain), Stackpole, Mallett, Gleeson, Lillee, G. Chappell, Walters, Edwards etc. File holes to one edge not affecting the signatures, small adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 242
Australia cricketers. Decorative card signed in ink by thirteen Australian cricketers. Signatures are Don Bradman, Eric Freeman, Ross Stanford, Geoff Noblet, Ron Hamence, Gil Langley, Bill Johnston, Len Darling, Jack Nitschke, Barry Jarman, Ashley Mallett, Terry Jenner and Les Favell. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 243:
Lot 243
West Indies tour to England 1950. Page on Hotel Metropole, Brighton letterhead nicely signed in ink by thirteen members of the West Indies touring party. Signatures are Goddard (Captain), Gomez, Worrell, Williams, Christiani, Valentine, Pierre, Gomez, Weekes, Jones, Marshall, Ramadhin and Kidney (Manager). The trimmed page laid down to album page. Adhesive mark to lower edge affecting the signature of Kidney, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
The 1950 tour saw West Indies win their first Test match in England, at Lord's, with Ramadhin taking eleven wickets and Valentine seven in the match. West Indies won the four match Test series 3-1
Lot 244:
Lot 244
West Indies tour to England 1957. Page on The Queens Hotel, Leeds letterhead fully signed in ink by the nineteen members of the West Indies touring party. Signatures include Goddard (Captain), Pairaudeau, Walcott, Ganteaume, Worrell, Gilchrist, Sobers, Atkinson, Dewdney, Weekes, Valentine, Hall etc, also Pierce and de Caires (Joint Managers). Horizontal fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
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South Africa tour to England 1935. Two album page signed in ink by fifteen members of the South Africa touring party, on pieces laid down. Signatures are Rowan, Bell, Wade, Dalton, Viljoen, Nourse, Vincent (signed twice), Siedle, Williams, Balaskas, Tomlinson, Crisp, Mitchell, Cameron and Ferguson (scorer). To the verso of one page, eight signatures on pieces laid down of members of the 1933 Middlesex team. Signatures include Putner (13 matches), Hendren, Durston, Price, Hearne etc. Adhesive mark to verso of one page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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India tour to England 1932. Ten signatures in ink of members of the Indian touring party. The signatures on three pieces laid to album page. Signatures are Nayudu (Captain), Kapadia, Colah, Naoomal, Wazir Ali, Nazir Ali, Palia, Jonginder Singh and Marshall. To verso eleven nice signatures in ink, each on a piece laid down, of the 1933 Yorkshire team. Signatures are Sutcliffe, Leyland, Macaulay, Sellers, Barber, Rhodes, Wood, Bowes, Mitchell, Verity etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £75
Lot 247:
Lot 247
India tour to England 1952. Large album page signed in different colour inks by all nineteen members of the Indian touring party. Signatures include Hazare (Captain), Ghulam Ahmed, Shinde, Gaekwad, Mantri, Chowdhury, Ramchand, Roy, Manjrekar, SenUnrigar, Divecha etc. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £65
Lot 248:
Lot 248
Middlesex C.C.C. 1949. 'Royal Air Forces Association 1949 "Battle of Britain" Souvenir' autograph card signed in ink by nine Middlesex players. Signatures are L. Compton, W. Edrich, Dewes, Robertson, Brown, Robins, Sims, Gray and Sharp. Players' names typed to verso. Minor staining, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
Lot 249:
Lot 249
Middlesex C.C.C. 1958. Jim Laker's Benefit. Narrow page with Surrey emblem nicely signed in ink by twelve Surrey players. Signatures are Surridge, May, Laker, McIntyre, Barrington, Lock, Stewart, A. Bedser, E. Bedser etc. Inscription to verso, 'Laker's Benefit Match at Watchetts 19.8.56'. Horizontal fold, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Leicestershire, Surrey and Warwickshire 1972. Three cards nicely signed in ink by members of the three teams. Leicestershire (twelve signatures) include Illingworth, Davison, Spencer, J. Tolchard, Birkenshaw, Stringer, Matthews etc. Surrey (thirteen signatures) include Arnold, Stewart, Edrich, Edwards, Jackman, Howarth, Waller etc. Warwickshire (thirteen signatures) include Kallicharran, Jameson, Murray, Willis, M.J.K. Smith, Gibbs, Flick etc. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £30
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Middlesex and Somerset 1933. Album page with twelve Middlesex signatures on three pieces laid down, and to verso thirteen Somerset signatures on four pieces laid down. Middlesex signatures include Sims, Hearne, Watkins, Putner (11 matches), Hendren, Durston etc. Somerset signatures include F.S. Lee, J.W. Lee, Luckes, Wellard, Burrough, Case, Mitchell-Innes etc. Nice signatures. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 252:
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Lancashire and Glamorgan 1933. Album page with twelve Lancashire signatures on five pieces laid down, and to verso twelve Glamorgan signatures on individual pieces laid down. Lancashire signatures include Sibbles, Paynter, Hopwood, Holroyd (11 matches), Duckworth, Tyldesley, Iddon etc. Glamorgan signatures include Turnbull, Brierley, D. Davies, Every, Emrys Davies, Dyson, Duckfield etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 253:
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Surrey and Gloucestershire 1933. Album page with seven nice Surrey signatures in ink on two pieces laid down. To verso ten Gloucestershire signatures in pencil on individual pieces laid down. Surrey signatures are Fender, Allom, Block, Winlaw, Brooks, Squires and Gregory. Gloucestershire signatures include Lyon, Hammond, Dacre, Goddard, Parker, Van der Gucht, Neale etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
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Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire 1933. Album page with fifteen Nottinghamshire signatures, and to verso sixteen Warwickshire signatures, all on individual pieces laid down. Nottinghamshire signatures include Carr, Lilley, S. Staples, Gunn, Larwood, Voce, A. Staples, Keeton etc. Warwickshire signatures include Wyatt, Kilner, Collin, Hill, Jarrett, Mayer, Hollies, Ord etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 255:
Lot 255
Essex and Leicestershire 1933. Two album pages, one with thirteen Essex signatures, the other with twelve Leicestershire signatures. All signatures in ink on individual pieces laid down. Essex signatures include Crawley, Eastman, Taylor (two signatures), Farnes, Sheffield, Wilcox, Pope, Cutmore etc. Leicestershire signatures include Dawson, Shipman, Wigginton, Marlow, Astill, Sidwell, Snary etc. Minor staining to one page not affecting signatures. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 256:
Lot 256
Australia tour to England 1905. Good selection of four mono real photograph postcards and two mono postcards of the Australian team who toured England in 1905. Series include Rapid Photo, Ralph Dunn & Co. etc. Some rarer postcards. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Lot 257:
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Australia. Six mono real photograph postcards of Australian cricketers who toured England in 1905. Players are S.E. Gregory, R.A. Duff, W.P. Howell, C.E. McLeod, J.J. Laver and P.M. Newland, each full length. All postcards from the same series of 1905, Thiele Photograph, printed by Ralph Dunn & Co. Sold with a mono real photograph postcard of W. Bardsley, head and shoulders, from the 1909 Australia tour to England. Davidson Bros, and three others. Odd faults, otherwise G/VG. Qty 10
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
Lot 258:
Lot 258
Australia tours to England 1909-1928. Two mono real photograph postcards and six mono postcards of Australia teams for the period. Series include T. Bolland, R. Empson, Topical Press, Philip G. Hunt, Rotary etc. Odd faults, generally in good condition. Qty 8
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
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Lot 259
Australia tours to England 1930-1964. Nine mono real photograph postcards and two others of Australia teams for the period. Series include T. Bolland, J. Smith, Photo-Work, F.C. Dick etc. G/VG. Qty 11
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
Lot 260:
Lot 260
M.C.C. tours to Australia. Two mono real photograph postcards of M.C.C. teams for the 1903/04 and 1907/08 tours to Australia. Hawkins and Rotary Series. Sold with a mono postcard of the England team v South Africa 1907. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
Lot 261:
Lot 261
England/ M.C.C. home and tour postcards 1926-1979. Eight mono real photograph postcards and three others of England and M.C.C. teams. Series include J.Webb, F.C. Dick, C.E. Smith etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £90
Lot 262:
Lot 262
South Africa tour to England 1907. Three mono real photograph postcards and two mono postcards of the South African team who toured England in 1907. Series include Philco, F. Bustin, Scott, Mockford etc. Qty 5. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 263:
Lot 263
South Africa tours to England 1912-1955. Five mono real photograph postcards and three mono postcards of South African teams for the period. Series include C. Smith, J. Smith, R.R. Postcards, L. Sales & Sons etc. Qty 8. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Lot 264
West Indies tours to England 1928-1957. Three mono real photograph postcards and one mono postcard of West Indies teams for the period. Series include Real Photo, Jaeger etc. Qty 4. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45
Lot 265:
Lot 265
Test team tours 1927-1978. Six mono real photograph postcards of touring parties to England. Postcards include New Zealand 1927 (inaugural tour), 1931 and 1978, All India 1936, India 1952, Pakistan 1954. Also a colour postcard of the Bermuda team to England 1960. Qty 7. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
Lot 266:
Lot 266
Kent C.C.C. Two early real photograph postcards of Kent teams for 1904 (publisher unknown) and 1905 (Real Photo Series). G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £80
Lot 267:
Lot 267
Kent C.C.C. 1900s-1920s. Nine mono postcards of Kent teams for the period. Publishers include H.J. Goulden, Canterbury, Mockford, Tonbridge, De'Ath & Dunk, Maidstone etc. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
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Kent C.C.C. 1924-1970s. Fourteen real photograph postcards and one small postcard size photograph of Kent teams for the period. Publishers include Flemons, Fisk-Moore, Hunt etc. Qty 15. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £95
Lot 269:
Lot 269
M.C.C. v Imperial Services College, Windsor. Mono real photograph postcard of the two teams seated and standing in rows in blazers. No record of the match can be found. Sold with two mono real photograph postcards of Uppingham School XIs 1914. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 270:
Lot 270
Surrey C.C.C. 1920-1958. Six mono real photograph postcards and three mono postcards of Surrey teams for the period. Publishers include Central News, F.C. Dick etc. Adhesive marks to verso of one postcard, otherwise in good condition. Qty 9
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
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Lot 271
Sussex C.C.C. c1904-1936. Sepia real photograph postcard of the 1910 Sussex team. Foster of Brighton. Also five mono real photograph postcards and one mono postcard of Sussex teams for the period, and one other mono plain back postcard of the Sussex team early 1960s. Publishers include Dainty, Wrench, Hawkins, Deane Wiles etc. Qty 8. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
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Lot 272
Yorkshire C.C.C. c1905-1975. Twelve mono real photograph postcards and one mono postcard of Yorkshire teams for the period. Publishers include Wrench, Queen, Davidson Bros, Fielding, Charles etc. Qty 13. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
Lot 273:
Lot 273
County postcards c1905-1978. A selection of mono postcards, the majority real photograph postcards of teams and players for the period. County team postcards include Gloucestershire c1903, Glamorgan 1926, Essex 1970, Hampshire and Leicestershire c1900s, Middlesex 1947, Nottinghamshire 1947, Warwickshire c1905 and 1911 etc. Publishers include Wilkes, Dainty, Wrench, Bridge House, Van Ralty etc. Also six 'English Cricketers' trade cards published by Rupert Hart-Davies, of Hutton and Washbrook, Compton, Cranston, Trueman, Evans and W. Edrich. Qty 36. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £160
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Lot 274
'Eleven Gentlemen v Eleven Players of Lancashire' 1869. Early official scorecard for the match played at the Ashton Cricket Ground, 2nd-3rd July 1869. The teams and scores, unusually printed to both sides, each side with printed and handwritten scores. Some wear and ageing, otherwise in good condition for the age
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
The drawn two day match featured numerous players who represented Lancashire including A. Ollivant, F. Hardcastle, F.W. Wright, G. Hartley, E.B. Rowley, A.B. Rowley, S.H. Swire and T. Wall for the Gentlemen. For the Players, J. Ricketts, C. Coward, R. Iddison, W. Perry, C. Wardle, E. Storer and F. Reynolds
Lot 275:
Lot 275
Eton v Harrow 1872. Early official scorecard for the match played at Lord's 12th & 13th July 1872. The incomplete scorecard with printed and handwritten scores in pencil. Horizontal fold with small tear, some wear, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Eton won the match by six wickets. Notable players who played first-class cricket include William Blacker, Patrick Hadow, Alexander Webbe (England 1 match), Alexander Hadow, Edward Mitchell, Herbert Leaf and Clement Cottrell of Harrow. The Eton side comprised three Lyttleton brothers including Alfred (England 4 matches) and Edward Lyttleton (Middlesex)
Lot 276:
Lot 276
Oxford University v Cambridge University 1878. Early complete official scorecard for the match played at Lord's 1st & 2nd July 1878. Light fold and foxing otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Cambridge University won the match by 238 runs, bowling out Oxford University for only 32 runs in their second innings. Notable players include A.P.Lucas who top scored in the match with 74 runs in Cambridge's second innings, brothers Albert and Edward Lyttleton, and Ivo Bligh. For Oxford, Alexander and Herbert Webbe, Arthur Heath, Alan Greene, Edward Hirst, Alfred Evans, Archie Wickham etc
Lot 277:
Lot 277
Cambridge University Seniors' Match 1888. Early official scorecard for 'Mr. Bridgman's Side' v 'Mr. Buxton's Side' played at Fenners, 3rd & 4th May 1888. The complete printed scorecard advertises forthcoming matches including Cambridge University v Australians to be played 7th-9th June. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
C.D. Buxton's XI won by 11 wickets in a twelve-a-side match. Notbal players who participated include Frederick Meyrick-Jones, Henry Milles (Kent), Sandford Robinson (Nottinghamshire) and Henry Mordaunt (Hampshire & Middlesex)
Lot 278:
Lot 278
Sussex v Gloucestershire 1893. Early official printed scorecard for the match played at Hove on the 22nd-24th May 1893. Sussex won the match by just three runs. For Sussex, Bean scored 120 and Wilson 105 in their second innings, and Humphreys took ten wickets in the match. For Gloucestershire for whom both W.G. and E.M. Grace were playing, Ferris top scored with 106 in their first innings. Some loss and wear to edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £60
Lot 279:
Lot 279
Kent scorecards. Seasons 1926 to 1939. Collection of over sixty official scorecards for matches played by Kent, mainly in the county, odd representative match included. Tour, championship and other matches played at Canterbury, Dover, Tunbridge Wells, Gravesend, Blackheath, Maidstone, Folkestone, Chatham and Tonbridge.Includes Australians v An England XI 1926, G.J.V.Weigall's XI v Catford 1928, Kent v New Zealanders 1931 & 1937, Kent v All India 1932 & 1936, An England XI v New Zealand 1937 etc. Also All Holland v A.P.F. Chapman XI (11-12th September- year unknown) and W.H.V.Levetts Eleven v Catford 1938 etc. Printed and handwritten details, some folds, odd faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £420
Lot 280:
Lot 280
Kent scorecards. Seasons 1946-1949. Collection of over sixty official scorecards for matches played by Kent in the county. Tour, championship and other matches played at Canterbury, Dover, Tunbridge Wells, Gravesend, Blackheath, Maidstone, Folkestone, Gillingham, Tonbridge etc. Odd away match. Printed and handwritten details, some folds, odd faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £260
Lot 281:
Lot 281
Kent scorecards. Seasons 1950's-2000's. Large collection of official scorecards for matches played by Kent, mainly in the county. Tour, championship and other matches played at Canterbury, Ashford, Tunbridge Wells, Folkestone, Blackheath, Catford, Gravesend, etc. Includes tour matches, one day, championship matches etc. Over thirty 1950's scorecards, Printed and handwritten details, some folds, odd faults, file holes to odd scorecard otherwise in good condition. In three box files
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Lot 282:
Lot 282
Test match scorecards 1926 to 2000's. Large and varied selection of Test match scorecards, includes nine pre war scorecards. Includes England v Australia 1926, 1930, 1934 & 1938 (Hutton 364), England v West Indies 1933 & 1939 etc. The majority of scorecards for Lord's and The Oval, odd duplication. Some faults and folds, generally overall good condition. Contained in a box file
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £440
Lot 283:
Lot 283
Tourist match scorecards 1921 to 2000's. Large and varied selection of tour match scorecards, includes nineteen pre war scorecards. Includes M.C.C. v Australians 1921, M.C.C. v South Africa 1924, Leveson Gower's XI v South Africa 1924, Surrey v West Indies 1928, Essex v Australians 1930, West Indies v Club Cricket Conference 1933, Surrey v All India 1936, Surrey v Australians 1938, Yorkshire v Australia 1938 etc. The majority of scorecards for Lord's and The Oval, odd duplication. Some faults and folds, generally overall good condition. Contained in a box file
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £110
Lot 284:
Lot 284
Representative match scorecards at Lord's, odd one at The Oval. Good selection including official scorecards for England v The Rest matches 1923, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1938, 1946 etc, M.C.C. v Yorkshire 1925, M.C.C. v Wales 1927, M.C.C. v Kent 1932 & 1933 etc, Lords Schools v The Rest 1921, 1923, 924, Public Schools v The Army 1921, 1922, 1924 etc, Eton v Harrow 1923, 1927, 1930, 1931 & 1932, Oxford v Cambridge 1898, 1925, 1927, 1933, Navy v Army 1919, Mr Jeacock's side v Mr Fender's side 1924, Leicestershire v South Leicestershire 1910, Duke of Norfolk's XI v Australians 1956, Duke of Edinburgh's Team v Duke of Norfolk's XI 1957, Duke of Norfolk's XI v New Zealand 1958 etc. Plus an official scorecard for Nayudu XI v C.C.I. XI, Bombay, Golden Jubilee Match 1945, Some duplication of scorecards. Some faults, wear and folds, generally overall good condition. Good quantity
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £85
Lot 285:
Lot 285
Gentlemen v Players. Good selection of thirteen scorecards for matches played at Lord's and the Oval. Scorecards for 1903 (Fry 232no), 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929 ('Tich' Freeman 11 wickets in the match), 1938 etc. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £45
Lot 286:
Lot 286
Cricket scorecards. Selection of scorecards, mainly county scorecards including some pre war, includes Yorkshire v Rest of England 1935, Northamptonshire v Middlesex 1939, Northamptonshire v Somerset 1939, Leicestershire v Yorkshire 1939, Yorkshire v Essex 1939, Yorkshire v Hampshire 1939, Oxford University v Minor Counties 1933, England v Australia 1938 (Hutton 364) etc. Plus a good selection of one day final and One Day International scorecards 1963 onwards, John Edrich 'Hundred Century' scorecard 1977 etc. In box file
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £130
Lot 287:
Lot 287
Surrey scorecards. Three notable Surrey scorecards, Surrey v Australians 1956. Official scorecard for the tour match played at the Oval on 16th May 1956. Jim Laker took all ten Australian wickets in the first innings and finished with figures of 46 overs, 18 maidens, ten wickets for 88. In the second innings he took 2-42. Sold with Surrey v Sussex 1955, this was the deciding game which made Surrey County Champions in 1955 and Surrey v Australia 1980, Surrey beat the Australians by 59 runs. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 288:
Lot 288
England v Australia 1926. Official silk scorecard for the 5th and final Test match played at The Oval August 14-18th 1926. England won the Test by 289 runs. For England, Sutcliffe made 76 & 161, Hobbs 100, Larwood and Rhodes each with 6 wickets in the match etc. For Australia, Gregory made 73, Collins 61 and Mailey took 9 wickets in the match. Mounted, framed and glazed overall 9.5"x13". VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £120
England won the Test series and the 'Ashes' 1-0
Lot 289:
Lot 289
Nottinghamshire v Kent 1931. Official silk scorecard for the County Championship match played at Trent Bridge 20th-23rd June 1931. Nottinghamshire won the match by 306 runs. For Nottinghamshire, Larwood took nine wickets for forty seven runs in Kent's first innings, his career best bowling figures, finishing with 11-69 in the match. For Kent, Freeman took nine wickets in the match. Printed on the ground by C.H. Richards of Nottingham. Mounted, framed and glazed overall 11.25"x13.25". VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 290:
Lot 290
'Young Amateurs v Young Professionals' 1933 and 1934. Two official silk scorecards for the matches played at Lord's 11th-12th August 1933 and 10th-11th August 1934. In the drawn 1933 match, for the Young Amateurs Eadon had match bowling figures of 13-150. In the 1934 match, which the Young Professionals won by 88 runs, Putner scored 126 in their second innings. Crudely framed 9"x11" and 6.75"x11" respectively. The scorecards in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Wilfred Myles Eadon played only one first-class match, for Oxford University in 1934. Frank William Putner played eleven first-class matches for Middlesex 1933-1934
Lot 291:
Lot 291
England v Australia 1934. 'Verity's match'. Official silk scorecard for the 2nd Test match played at Lord's June 22-25th 1934. England won the Test by an innings and 38 runs. For England Ames made 120, Leyland 109, Verity took 15 wickets in the match. For Australia Brown made 105 and Wall took 4-108 in England's only innings. Crudely framed 9"x11". Slight staining to scorecard. otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Lot 292:
Lot 292
'England v Australia 1938'. 'Hutton's Match'. Original and scarce silk scorecard for the fifth Test match played at the Kennington Oval on the 20th to 24th August 1938. Fully printed match details. The scorecard printed on the Ground by Surrey C.C.C. Printing Department. Unusually to the lower border of the scorecard are the 'Scores from other Grounds' giving a listing of scores from the other seven matches being played on the 20th August. The scorecard mounted on board. Slight creasing otherwise in good condition. A rare commemorative scorecard in this silk form
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
The England team had scored a world record score of 903-7 declared and beat the Australians by an innings and 579 runs. Hutton scored, a then, world record score of 364, Leyland 187, Hardstaff 169no. Australia made 201 and 123 all out, England winning the Test by an innings and 579 runs. Bowes taking seven wickets in the match
Lot 293:
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England v Australia 1953. Official silk scorecard produced to commemorate the 5th Test match played at the Oval in August 1953. England won the Test by 8 wickets. For England, Hutton made 82, Bailey 64 etc. Lock took 5-45, Laker 4-75 and Trueman 4-86. For Australia Lindwall made 62, Hassett 53 and Lindwall took 4-70, Johnston 3-94. England won the series 1-0 with all the other four Tests being drawn. Loosely mounted. Small stain, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official silk scorecard for England v Australia (20th match), Lord's 20th-25th June 1968 in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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Cricket brochures 1890s-1980. Excellent collection of over forty cricket and other sports equipment catalogues, magazines etc. Catalogues include J. Butterworth, London, c1894. Benetfink & Co. London 1899 and 1901. S.M. Wainwright, Leeds 1914. John Wisden & Co. London 1922. E.E. Beeton & Co. London 1931, N.S.W. Sports Store, Sydney 1932/33. Jack Sharp, Liverpool 1934. Hartleys Sports Stores, Victoria 1934. Prosser's Sports Goods, London 1937. John Glover Nicol, Worcester 1937. Gunn & Moore, Nottingham 1937 & 1938. Wm. Sykes, Horbury, 1938/39, 1939, 1939/40 & 1941 etc. Some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £140
Lot 295:
Cricket ephemera. Two boxes of mainly modern cricket souvenirs and memorabilia including cassette audio books, playing cards, tins, preserves, 'Headliners' collectable figures, cricket thermos flask etc. Sold with a box of 'The Cricketer' magazines 1940s-1980s, and unopened original box of Stowells Cider, and a box of cricket videos. Five boxes in total. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £20
Lot 296:
Benefit brochures 1950s onwards. Two boxes containing a large collection of Benefit & Testimonial brochures, the majority signed. Signed brochures include Arthur Wellard, Somerset 1951, Maurice Hallam, Leicestershire 1962, Tommy Greehough, Lancashire 1964, Geoff Pullar, Lancashire 1967, Don Bates, Sussex 1968, John Edrich, Surrey 1975, Barry Wood, Lancashire 1979 etc. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £180
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Stamps and first day covers. Large red stamp album comprising a good selection of cricket stamps and commemorative covers, some signed. Signed issues include 'Australian Champions. Ausipex 1984' signed by Greg Chappell, Rod Marsh and Dennis Lillee. A Barbados Independence 1966 first day of issue postcard signed by Garry Sobers. Two first day covers for 'Australian Bicentennial 1788-1988' issued in Tonga. Adelaide Oval Centenary Test 1884-1984. A 'Strand Strike Service' cover issued in Victoria, 10th December 1981. A pair of stamps issued in Tuvalu featuring Brian Close, overprinted 'Specimen' etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 298:
Lot 298
Kent C.C.C. Gillette Cup Final 1971. Kent Cricketers Souvenir Programme nicely signed to pen pictures in centre pages by all fourteen Kent players including Denness, Luckhurst, Knott, Julien, Graham, Underwood, Ealham, Asif Iqbal etc. Also signed by Norman Graham to page 9. Minor staining to covers, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £75
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Lot 299
Imperial Cricket Conference, Lord's 1960. Original mono press photograph of Gubby Allen and Don Bradman in conversation, signed in ink to the photograph by Allen and Bradman, the Allen signature to the darker part of the photograph. Date stamped to verso 14th July 1960. 10"x8". Wear to left edge otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 300:
Lot 300
England v South Africa. 1912 Triangular Test Series. Excellent official mono photograph of the England team, seated and standing in rows in cricket attire for the Test match at Lord's, 10th-12th June 1912. Printed title and players' names to mount borders. The thirteen players featured are Fry (Captain), Brearley, Woolley, Barnes, Rhodes, Humphreys, Foster, Jessop, Warner, Spooner, Smith, Hobbs and Dean. The photograph measures 12.5"x10.5", overall 17.5"x15.5". Photographer unknown. Minor wear to the photograph, bumping and loss to mount, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
England won by an innings and 62 runs having bowled out South Africa for only 58 in their first innings, Foster and Barnes taking five wickets each. In England's only innings Spooner top scored with 119, Pegler taking seven wickets. Sydney Barnes each with match bowling figures of 11-110
Lot 301:
Lot 301
Australia tour to England 1926. Excellent original mono photograph of the 'Welcome Luncheon Tendered by John McEntee Bowman, President, Westchester-Biltmore Country Club, October 10, 1926. Rye, N.Y. U.S.A.'. The photograph depicts the panelled dining room decorated with Australian and American flags with a large number of guests in attendance. Players featured include Woodfull, Collins, Mailey, Ryder etc. The unmounted photograph by Drucker & Baltes Co. measures 17.5"x12". Minor wear to the photograph, with some tape repairs to edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £140
At the end of the 1926 tour the Australian tourists were given the option of returning either via Suez or North America sailing to Quebec, travelling to Montreal, Niagara Falls, New York and the Pacific Coast
Lot 302:
Lot 302
M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1938/39 'Timeless Test Series'. 'The Union-Castle Royal Mail Motor Vessel. Athlone Castle, 25,550 tons. Union-Castle Line to South and East Africa'. Official mono photograph of the R.M.M.V. Athlone Castle, the ship which took and returned the M.C.C. team to South Africa for the 1938/39 tour. Nicely signed in ink by seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures are Hammond (Captain), Ames, Goddard, Gibb, Perks, Paynter, Yardley, Wilkinson, Valentine, Farnes, Verity, Wright, Edrich, Bartlett and Jack Holmes (Manager). Lacking the signature of Hutton from the full party. 10.5"x7.5", laid to official mount with printed titles, overall 14.5"x11.5". Complete with original envelope. Thought to be the property of Len Wilkinson. Previously sold by Vennett-Smith in 1987. Some bumping to mount corners, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £240
Lot 303:
Lot 303
England v Australia 1972. Original mono press photograph of John Gleeson trapping Geoff Boycott L.B.W. in England's second innings in the first Test, Old Trafford, 8th-13th June 1972. Signed in ink to the photograph, 'One of my Bunnies, John Gleeson' and also by Keith Stackpole at fielding at first slip. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
England won by 89 runs
Lot 304:
Lot 304 Lot 304 Lot 304
Denis Charles Scott Compton. Middlesex, Europeans & England 1936-1957. 'Brylcreem. The Perfect Hairdressing'. Magnificent original large colour late 1940's advertising billboard poster, possibly for the London Underground, of Compton, half length wearing M.C.C. touring blazer and tie for the tour to Australia 1946/47. Approx. 40"x 60". Small tears with tape repair and wear to edges, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an original free standing colour advertising showcard for 'Brylcreem' featuring Denis Compton 'Brushless Brylshave is my Shave'. 8.5"x12.5". G. Qty 2
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £190
Lot 305:
Lot 305
'Anthony Hordern's World's Cricket Records, In English, Australian and South African Cricket, to August 1935'. Eleventh edition. Poster comprising detailed printed statistics, scores, personnel etc with photographs of the Sydney Cricket Ground and Lord's. 20"x33". Original metal hanging strips to top and lower edges. Creasing, tears and some loss with tape repairs to verso. Fair condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 306:
Lot 306
'Cricket Records 1862-1946. Australia, England, Sheffield Shield. Presented with the compliments of F.H. Stephens Pty .Ltd.'. Poster comprising detailed printed statistics, scores, personnel etc with cameo photographs of the M.C.C. touring party to Australia and New Zealand 1946/47 to centre. 20.5"x34". Original metal hanging strips to top and lower edges. Tears to top edge with tape repairs to verso, minor wear to edges and light creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 307:
Lot 307
Champion County [Kent] v Rest of England 1910. Stuart Surridge 'Rapid Driver' signed to face by the Kent and The Rest teams. Signatures include Dillon, Hutchings, Wolley, Carr, Humphrey, Seymour of Kent, Jessop, Foster, Hirst, Mead, Hobbs of the Rest. Some staining to the base of the front of the bat, so only sixteen signatures are legible. To the back of the bat there are over sixty five ink signatures of players of that period including Blythe, Fielder, Hitch, Abel, Jessop, Trott, Young, Relf, Haywood, Rhodes, Hirst, Booth, Braund, Astill, Mason, Watson, Lees, Hubble, Strudwick, Hearne, Critchley-Salmonson etc. Odd duplication. Some wear to signatures, overall good
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
The Rest won the match, played at the Oval, by 244 runs. The bat was raffled during a charity match on behalf of the St. John's Hospital, Twickenham on the 19th September 1910, details handwritten to back of bat
Lot 308:
Alec Hearne '154 not out'. Kent & England 1884-1906. Duke & Son, Penhurst 'Royal' cricket bat used by Hearne in the latter part of his career to make 154 run out for Kent against Worcestershire at New Road in July 1906. The bat signed to shoulder of the bat by Hearne and below is written '154 run out'. There is a further lengthy handwritten inscription to the back of the back of the bat which is visible, but not legible. Provenance by family descent. The bat was presented by Hearne to a Margate Hotelier, who later moved to Hereford where he regularly entertained the Kent XI. Previously sold as lot 15 in Phillips Auctioneers auction held in October 1998. Good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £380
In the match Alec Hearne opened the batting for Kent and made 154 before being run out . The match was drawn with Worcestershire having followed on being five wickets down in their second innings.
Lot 309:
'Phil Mead 207 not out'. 'Tyldesley & Holbrook' cricket bat used by Mead in making 207 not out against Warwickshire in 1911. The match was played at Southampton on the 31st July, 1st and 2nd of August 1911. The bat with inscription to shoulder '207 not out v Warwickshire' and is signed below indistinctly by Mead. Strung handle becoming loose, old tape repairs to bat, face cracked and wood darkened with age. The bat was previously sold as lot 16 by Phillips Auctioneers in October 1998
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £340
Mead made his double century in Hampshire's second innings, his highest first class score at the time. The match was drawn. The bat was one of five lots of bats sold in the auction which were formerly part of the Tyldesley & Holbrook cricket bat collection. For a number of years the bats were on display in their Manchester salesroom, each bat being donated to the collection by its original owner
Lot 310:
Lot 310
Oxford University v Australians 1921. Gunn & Moore 'Autograph' bat signed to the back of the bat by the two teams who played in the tour match on the 25th/26th May 1921. Twenty eight ink signatures, seventeen of the Australians and ten signatures of the Oxford team, including Warwick Armstrong (Cpt), Collins, Mailey, Gregory, Carter, Hendry, Taylor, Pellew, Bardsley, McDonald, Ryder, Oldfield, Macartney, V.R. Price (Cpt), Douglas Jardine, Hedges, Bickmore, Robertson-Glasgow, Holdsworth, Stevens, Franklin etc. All signatures in good order with ink bright. To the toe of the back of the bat is the inscription 'Presented by Tom Hayward [Surrey & England] for the Radcliffe Infirmary County Hospital'.[Oxford] in 1922. The inscription appears to be in Hayward's hand, the bat appears to be match used. Some wear to rubber handle otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
The tour match was drawn. Arthur Mailey took seven wickets in Oxford's first innings, Douglas Jardine made 96no in Oxford's second innings and 35 in the first. 96 was Jardine's highest first class score at that time
Lot 311:
Lot 311
Herbert Sutcliffe, Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Stuart Surridge 'Herbert Sutcliffe Autograph' cricket bat used by Sutcliffe in the 1934 season for county and Test matches. Inscribed to face in Sutcliffe's hand 'Used during season 1924 in scoring over 1200 runs including scores of 64 and 67 not out v Australia in the 3rd Test at Manchester', minor fading. Signed 'Herbert Sutcliffe'. Below this in another hand is the inscription 'H. Sutcliffe. Born Nov. 25th 1894. Yorkshire C.C.C.'. Perishing to rubber otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £550
The 3rd Test at Manchester was drawn
Lot 312:
Lot 312 Lot 312
Henry Thomas Barling. Surrey 1927-1948. Gunn & Moore 'Autograph' bat used by Barling in the 1946 and 1947 seasons playing for Surrey. Inscribed to face 'During the seasons 1946 and 1947 I scored over 2000 runs with this bat including 233 not out v Notts, 172 v Oxford University, 164 v Northamptonshire, 129 v Middlesex, 129 v Warwickshire and 148 not out v Combined Services. Signed below the inscription Tom H. Barling (Surrey XI). Old tape to centre of bat, some darkening to wood otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £150
Lot 313:
Lot 313
England v Australia, The Oval 1948. 'Warsop Record' cricket bat signed to the face in ink by the England and Australian teams who played in the final Test at the Oval. This was Bradman's last Test. Signed to face by all seventeen members of the Australian touring party including Bradman, Hassett, Barnes, Harvey, Miller, Toshack, Morris, McCabe, Saggers, Johnson etc and by the England team who played in the Oval Test including Yardley, Hutton, Edrich, Hollies, Young, Compton, Dewes, Watkins etc. Perishing to rubber handle and some spidering to some signatures otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £480
In this famous final Test, Don Bradman playing in his final Test match needed just four runs to take his aggregate to 7,000 runs and his average to 100. He was given a standing ovation walking out to the wicket, Yardley shook his hand and the England team and the crowd gave him 'three cheers'. He then faced one ball from Eric Hollies before being bowled playing forward to the next ball, therefore finishing with a Test average of 99.94
Lot 314:
Lot 314
Jonty Rhodes. Natal & South Africa 1988-2003. England v South Africa 1994. Gunn & Moore 'Autograph' cricket bat used by Rhodes during the 3rd Test played at the Oval in August 1994. Inscribed and signed by Rhodes to the face of the bat' The bat that should have been used instead of my head!!!. Best Wishes, Jonty Rhodes. England v South Africa, Foster's Oval, 3rd Test'. Previously sold as lot 109 in the 'South African Cricketers and Development Fun Auction' held by Knights in January 1995 at The Oval. Sold with a copy of the 1995 catalogue. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £260
In this famous match, Jonty Rhodes retired injured in the first innings having been struck on the head. He batted in the second innings at number 9 rather than number 6 his normal batting position. This was the match where Devon Malcolm was also struck on the helmet, he was so insensed that he looked at the slips and announced 'You guys are history'. He then proceeded to bowl out the South African side taking 9-57 and England won the match by eight wickets.
Lot 315:
Lot 315
Barry Anderson Richards. Natal, Hampshire & South Africa 1964-1978. Gray-Nicolls cricket bat used by Richards in his playing career. The bat signed boldly to blade 'Best Wishes Barry Richards'. Previously sold by Knights as lot number 351 in the Graeme Hick Benefit Year auction held in 1999. Sold with a note of authentication signed by Hick and I subsequent letter from the purchaser of the bat, Mike Smith, to Hick enquiring about the bat. 'He did say it was one of his from his early days'. Some wear, good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £240
Lot 316:
Lot 316
England v Australia 1948. Original cricket stump used in the first Test of the series at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on the 10th to 15th June 1948. The stump with metal spike was obtained by Jack Young [Middlesex & England 1933-1956] directly after Lindsay Hassett had scored the winning run and the Australians had won the match by eight wickets. The stump is sold with a signed handwritten letter, dated 1984, regarding the securing of the stump after the match. Young states 'Dear Reg, This is one of the two stumps I whipped at Trent Bridge in [19]48, as you can see by the photo. I gave the other one to Frank Chester [umpire]. This particular stump I gave to Jim Fairbrother [groundsman] who returned it to me when he heard of the auction.... The photo illustrates the greed of the Australian citizen Barnes who the ball before had struck the winning single, snatched all 3 stumps the other end and had reached the pavilion. But the scoreboard was one short (typical of Trent Bridge) and he returned amid cheering and jeering. F. Chester borrowed his bat to bang the stumps on!. There was nothing left for him when he arrived at our end when Hassett hit the winning run. His language was appalling, clear and fluent!'. Nicely signed 'Jack Young'. Sadly the photograph was not with the stump and letter. A nice souvenir from a famous Test match series. Good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: unsold
Bradman and Compton both scored centuries in the match, but due to England's first innings performance, all out for 165, Australia won the match convincingly. Johnston taking nine wickets in the match
Lot 317:
Lot 317
England v Australia 1960s. Stuart Surridge miniature cricket bat with printed signatures of the Australian Touring Team 1961 to face. Signed in ink to verso by the England and Australia teams. Twelve England signatures include Dexter, Cowdrey, Barrington, Parks, Flavell, Titmus, Boycott etc. Thirteen Australia signatures of the 1964 Australian touring party including Simpson, Booth, McKenzie, Jarman, Connolly, Vievers, O'Neill, Burge etc. The signatures collected by Joe Hardstaff, his initials 'J.H.' to top of handle. 17". Sold with a Crown Sports miniature bat signed by twelve members of the 1981 England team including Brearley, Botham, Willis, Boycott, Taylor, Gower, Gatting, Knott, Emburey, Gooch etc. Fading to some signatures otherwise in good condition. 17". Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 318:
Lot 318
South Africa tour to England 1935. Sykes 'H.B. Cameron Test' miniature cricket bat signed by all fifteen members of the South Africa touring party. Signatures include Cameron, Mitchell, Dalton, Nourse, Siedle, Langton, VIljoen, Rowan, Tomlinson etc. 16". Bleeding to signatures otherwise in good condition. Sold with a selection of sixteen further miniature bats, some signed including Shane Warne, John Edrich, Hansie Cronje etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
Lot 319:
Lot 319
Kent C.C.C. 1961-2000. Six miniature cricket bats all signed by Kent players. Includes a Gradidge 'Colin Cowdrey Super' miniature bat signed by thirteen members of the 1961 Kent team. Signatures include Cowdrey, Clifton, Sayer, Prodger, Wilson, Jones, Dixon etc. 17". Fading to some signatures otherwise in good condition. Other Kent teams include 1992 (2), 1999, 2000 etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 320:
Lot 320
Miniature cricket bats. Nine miniature cricket bats including a Sykes 'Don Bradman Test' bat with printed signatures of the 1948 Australian touring party. 17". Other bats with printed signatures include Surrey 1957, England Centenary Test Match 1980, 'English Test Veterans'. Also commemorative bats for the opening of the new Surrey Tavern 1966 etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 321:
Lot 321
Bat gauge. A rarely seen original metal (steel?) bat gauge with red and white ribbon tie. Engraved maker's name and title of 'Jefferies & Co Cricket Bat Gauge' to one side, maker's marks to verso. Date unknown. Sold with a Warwickshire County Cricket Club members car pass for 1962 in metal mount, a modern circular Philadelphia Cricket Club plaque, possibly a car badge with two mounting holes. Also a Cricketers' groundsman's measuring tape with brass fittings c1920s/1930s. Qty 4. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 322:
Lot 322
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: £260
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 323:
Lot 323
Cricket pipes. Early clay pipe with cricket bat and ball foot. With three wickets and bails to bowl. 5" long. Inscribed to stem 'The Cricketer' 'Rd.no. 144211' for 1890, another pipe with cricket scene to bowl, 4" long and a further pipe with cricket scene to bowl, number 8 impressed to stem, 5" long (possibly modern?). Qty 3. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 324:
Lot 324
W.G. Grace pipe 1895. Vulcanite cricket pipe with cricket bat stem and 'Grace head' pipe bowl. Stamped 'W.G.G. ET.47. A.D. 1895'. 'Centuplico' and 'Made abroad'. 5.5" long. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Lot 325:
Lot 325
'The Boss'. Kinsella porcelain caricature spill vase of a young boy dressed as an Umpire in white coat. Printed title below spill vase. 'Copyright 482317' to base. German, circa early 1900's. Approximately 5.5" tall. Damage with small loss to top of one of the sprigs of foliage to rear of figure, some flaking to the glaze to his floppy hat with small loss otherwise in good condition. A rarer Kinsella figure
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £70
Lot 326:
Lot 326
'Out First Ball'. Kinsella porcelain caricature spill vase of a young boy holding bat with broken wickets having been bowled. Printed title below wickets and bat. 'Copyright' stamp impressed to base. German, circa early 1900's. Approximately 5.5" tall. Very minor chip to floppy hat, some discolouration to the boy's trousers otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £40
Lot 327:
Lot 327
'The Hope of his Side'. Kinsella caricature spill vase of a young boy with bat in front of the wickets. Printed title below wickets and bat. 'Copyright' stamp to base. German, circa early 1900's. Approximately 5.5" tall. Some discolouration to the boy's trousers otherwise in good condition. Sold with two further Kinsella caricature spill vase's of 'Out First Ball' and 'Good enough for his County'. The first with loss to the back side of the spill vase and the second with major loss of two of the stumps and printed title. Qty 3
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 328:
WITHDRAWN

Thomas Godfrey Evans. Kent & England, 1939-1967. 'Arlott's Immortals'. Excellent porcelain hand decorated action figure of Evans in wicket keeping pose on mahogany plinth, sculptured and produced in Alderney in 1982 by Count Andre D'Aquino, based upon the selected cricketers of John Arlott. The figure stands approximately 9" tall and is marked to base 'No.1. D'Aquino'. Very good condition. Rare, not previously sold by the auctioneers
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Hammer price: withdrawn
There were fifteen completed cricketers represented before the hurricane of 1987 destroyed the Count's studio in Alderney never to be rebuilt
Lot 329:
Lot 329
Don Bradman. Brown Bendigo Pottery character toby jug of Don Bradman wearing cap and holding cricket bat. Limited edition 1099 of 3000 produced. Approx 5.75" tall. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Lot 330:
Lot 330
Australian tour of England 1977. Royal Stafford bone china vase presented to players and management on the Australian tour of England 1977. With the Australian coat of arms and 'Australian 1977 touring cricket team' and facsimile signatures in gold to the sides of the vase. Approx 8" high. Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Lot 331:
Lot 331
James Graham Binks, Yorkshire & England 1955-1969. Large excellent ceramic sculptured figure of 'Jimmy' Binks' wearing Yorkshire blazer, sweater and cap, wearing pads with wicket-keeping gloves under his arm. The figure to naturalistic base. Name impressed to base 'Jimmy Binks'. Signed and dated to back by sculpturist 'J. Maugsen 1966'. A well made figure with good likeness to Binks. 15.25" tall. Some minor wear otherwise in good condition. The figure was bought by Mike Smith from an auction held at the Palmeira (Public House?) in Hove in May 1984
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £400
Lot 332:
Lot 332
Melbourne Cricket Ground. Centenary Test Match 1877-1977. Full set of pottery carafe and six wine goblets in blue and cream glaze, produced by the Elischer factory to commemorate the Centenary Test. The carafe with 'Melbourne Cricket Ground' motifs of the ground in 1877 and 1977 to each side, and 'A Century of Test Cricket' and '1877-1977'. The goblets with 'M.C.C.' emblem and 'A Century of Test Cricket'. The carafe with maker's stamp to base measures 7" tall, the goblets 4" tall. Rare as a full set. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
Lot 333:
Lot 333
Cricket figures. Box containing fifteen ceramic and metal cricketer miniature figures including Jack Hobbs, Denis Compton, Harold Larwood, Godfrey Evans, Len Hutton, Jim Laker, John Wisden, Sydney Barnes, Ian Botham, Walter Hammond, Wilfred Rhodes, Fred Trueman, The majority by Sport in Miniature, Derby and in original boxes. Each approx 3" tall on plinth. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £170
Lot 334:
Ceramics, metalware etc 1950s-1990s. Box of assorted ceramics etc. Items include a W.G. Grace paperweight, Royal Doulton in original presentation box. A 'Brian Lara 501' clock, cricket stump bookends, medals, plaques, cricket tins containing cricket-related pens, pencils, pin badges, a Staffordshire enamel pill box for the NatWest Bank Trophy Final 1983 etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 335:
Lot 335
Cricket club medals 1899-1951. Six cricket medals of which four are silver. Includes Speedwell C.C. B.P.C.A. League Champions 1899, N.C.F. B.C.C. Brennan Cup 1951 etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 336:
Lot 336
Leonard Green. Lancashire C.C.C. 1922-1935. Large and impressive silver capstan inkwell, heavy flat circular base with hinged lid revealing liner/inkwell, felt covered base. The inkwell inscribed 'County Cricket Championship 1926-27-1928. Presented by Lord Ashton. President of Lancashire C.C.C. to Lt Col L. Green'. The lid of the inkwell decorated with a red rose of Lancashire. Hallmarks for Birmingham 1928 to back of base and to hinged lid. Makers marks for Ollivant & Botsford of Birmingham. Approximately 8" diameter at base. Some wear and soiling to inner liner of inkwell otherwise in very good condition. Previously sold in Phillips auction no 6320 as lot 255
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Leonard Green captained Lancashire from 1926 to 1928 winning the County Championship in each of the three seasons
Lot 337:
Lot 337
Alec Victor Bedser. Surrey & England 1939-1960. M.C.C. Tour to Australia & New Zealand 1946/47. Silver plated tankard inscribed 'M.C.C. Team to Australia 1946-47 From Wally and Rupert' and stamped 'Pint'. Presented to Alec Bedser who was a member of the Ashes touring party. Maker's stamp to base 'Gladwin Ltd Sheffield. "Embassy" Hard Soldered 2867 .47'. Previously sold in the Vennett-Smith auction of November 1999. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £160
Each member of the touring party was presented with a tankard by Wally Hammond (Captain) and Rupert Howard (Manager). Bedser took forty seven wickets on the tour with a best of 4-21
Lot 338:
Lot 338
Alec Victor Bedser. Surrey & England 1939-1960. M.C.C. tour of Australia & India 1979-80. Excellent pair of silver stub candlesticks presented to Bedser as the Manager of the M.C.C. team. One candlestick has Barrington's initials 'A.V.B.' and the other the M.C.C. emblem and the tour detail and date to sides. Silver marks for makers, Roberts & Dore and hallmarks for London 1979. Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £120
Lot 339:
Lot 339 Lot 339
Sir Alec Douglas-Home. An eastern white metal cigarette box, stamped to side 'sterling silver', lined with cedar and the hinged lid engraved 'The Board of Control for Cricket in India' with applied enamel Indian emblem and 'Sir Alec Douglas Home below. 4.5"x3.5". Presented in fitted box and made by 'Vummidiars Jewellers, Madras'. Very good condition. Formerly sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary auction of April 1987, lot 831
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £420
Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from October 1963 to October 1964. He was the only Prime Minister to play first class cricket, he played in ten first class matches, two for Middlesex in 1924/25
Lot 340:
Lot 340
William Henry 'Harry' Fryer. Kent 1852-1872. Meerschaum smoking pipe presented to Fryer. Silver metal band to shaft has the inscription 'Presented to Mr W.H. Fryer, by the members of the B.M.C.C. March 1868'. The pipe, which is in very good condition with an excellent patina, is housed in its original leather pipe shaped lined case. Overall it measures 7.5". An early item from the dawn of Kent cricket
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £380
A Meerschaum pipe is a smoking pipe made from the mineral sepiolite. When smoked, meerschaum pipes gradually change colour, and old meerschaum pipes will turn incremental shades of yellow, orange, red, and amber from the base on up.

William Henry Fryer, known as Harry Fryer, was an English cricketer and played for Kent County Cricket Club between 1852 and 1872, initially as a wicket-keeper and later as a batsman and bowler. Fryer made his first-class cricket debut for Kent in July 1852 against Sussex, the team included Mynn, Felix and Adams. He played 75 times for Kent, but after losing an eye in an accident where he was thrown from a trap in 1862, Fryer continued to play cricket although he no longer keep wicket on a regular basis. He took 8-40 for Kent against an England side at Lord's in 1864, the best bowling figures of his first-class career. He continued playing county cricket until 1872 when he made his final first-class appearance for Kent and continued playing for Mote Park until 1879. He went on to be an 'excellent' umpire and was considered 'in every way a worthy man' by Wisden. He died at Loose near Maidstone in Kent in 1919 aged 89.
Lot 341:
Lot 341
Brass desk stand/ ink stand. Large, impressive and ornate desk stand or ink stand with eagle to centre and lidded inkwells to either side, two hook pen cradle below. Decorated with cast scrollwork and floral motifs, the sides having facial masks in the French style all supported on hoof feet. The top with two matching inkwell sections, lacking liners, both having lift up lids with a central pen nib, the lid with a large eagle surmount. Central cartouche with the inscription. 'Presented by the Brunswick Cricket Club to J. Douglas Scott on the occasion of his marriage 27th July 1897'. The desk stand measures 10.5"x4" and stands approximately 7.5" tall. Registration marks to inner side. Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
There appear to be two Brunswick Cricket Clubs, one very famously in Victoria, Australia and the other in Hove, Brighton. It is not known who J. Douglas Scott was
Lot 342:
Lot 342
John William Hitch. Surrey & England 1907-1925. A cricket bail from the England v South Africa Test match played at Leeds 1935. The bail was presented by Hitch to 'Scott Gibson' and has the following inscription handwritten in ink to the bail. 'To Scott Gibson from Bill Hitch, Leed's Test, England v South Africa, July 13th-15th-16th July 1935'. Good condition with inscription bright and legible
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £95
Following his highly successful cricket career, Hitch also served as a first-class umpire officiating in four Test matches between 1933 and 1935 as umpire including this 1935 Test against South Africa
Lot 343:
Lot 343
'Band Of Brothers' Cricket Club. Large decorative circular silver metal lapel badge with club emblem to centre and club motto 'We are the Band of Brothers' to circular border. Sold with a selection of four c1930's silver metal lapel badges of a batsmans with names to lower border 'Sutcliffe', 'Hammond' and 'Hutton'. All in good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
The Band of Brothers (known throughout Kent as `B.B.') was founded in 1858, the club requires that a player has a territorial allegiance (to Kent), and in admitting from the very start not only cricketers, but also men of Kent and Kentish men of distinction, good will and good sportsmanship
Lot 344:
Lot 344
Yorkshire C.C.C. County Champions 1922. Large silver cup, with good scroll handles, with inscription 'Champion County 1922' apparently presented to George Wilson, Captain of Yorkshire, in 1922, Yorkshire being County Champions in that season. The cup measures approximately 6.5' tall and is approximately 9" wide including the handles. Hallmarked Birmingham 1922. Good condition
Estimate: £150/250
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Hammer price: withdrawn
Yorkshire played 30 matches in 1922, winning nineteen matches and losing only two with eight draws and one 'no result'
Lot 345:
Lot 345
Frank Bramley Watson. Lancashire 1920-1927. Nine carat gold wristwatch presented to Frank Watson prior to Watson going on the M.C.C. tour of the West Indies in 1925/26. The watch, made by Waltham Watch Company (U.S.A.) with inscription to back 'Presented to Frank Watson by a few friends on the occasion of his visit to the West Indies with the England cricket XI 1925'. Sold with a modern 'Cricket Year Book' metal clock with bat, stumps and ball. Made by Kitney & Co 1995. Sold with a card authenticating the two items from Marion Watson, his daughter. Previously sold in the C.M.S. auction, as lot 372, held at Derby in October 2014. Good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £170
Lot 346:
Lot 346
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: £150/250
Hammer price: £130
Lot 347:
Lot 347
Australian tour of England 1930. Set of fifteen black and white badges featuring all members of the touring party including Woodfull, Bradman, Ponsford, Grimmett, McCabe etc. These sets were produced in 1999 in Australia. Only twenty sets made. In presentation case. Sold with set of eighteen County pin badges issued by the Cricketer 2000, in presentation case. Plus a further set of pin badges issued by the Cricketer to mark the 1999 World Cup held in England, again in presentation case. Qty 3. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 348:
Lot 348
'Leng's Cricket Handbook' 1909-1912. John Leng & Co Ltd, Fleet Street, London. Four volumes of the handbook with original decorative and pictorial wrappers. Some wear and age toning to wrappers, odd faults to page edges, some page browning, name of ownership to the majority otherwise in good condition. Rarer editions. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £110
'The Cricket Handbook' ran from 1902 to 1912 and from 1906 was known as 'Leng's Cricket Handbook'
Lot 349:
Lot 349
'A Hundred Years of Trent Bridge'. E.V. Lucas. Privately printed for Sir Julian Cahn. Nottingham 1938. With Sir Julian Cahn's compliment slip tucked in to book. Presentation copy with handwritten dedication in ink to rear endpaper, 'To Arthur Owen Jones with best wishes of A.W. Shelton (by courtesy of Sir Julien Cahn Bart), Nottingham, Trent Bridge Centenary 28th May 1938'. Some bowing, staining and age toning to boards, internally in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £170
Arthur Owen Jones (Cambridge University, Nottinghamshire, London County & England 1892-1914) captained Nottinghamshire from 1900 to 1914. He also led M.C.C. to Australia in 1907/08 and captained England in two Tests
Lot 350:
Lot 350
Athletic News Cricket Annuals 1902, 1904, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1914, 1919-1939 and 1946. Odd faults otherwise in good condition. Sold with a good selection of other cricket annuals, early issues include Daily News 1921, 1925, 1927-1930. Also News Chronicle, Daily Express, Sunday Chronicle, Daily Worker etc. 1920s onwards. Odd duplicates. Approx 75 annuals in total. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £120
Lot 351:
Lot 351
Alfred Percy 'Tich' Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. Seasons 1929 -1932. A selection of nine official scorecards illustrating the extraordinary bowling feats of Freeman during the period 1929-1932 seasons. The scorecards are for matches where he took ten wickets or more in a match. Kent v Somerset 1929 (12 wickets in the match), Kent v Warwickshire 1930 (14 wickets), Kent v Essex 1930 (11 wickets), Kent v Northamptonshire 1931 (12 wickets), Kent v Sussex 1931 (10 wickets), Kent v Leicestershire 1931 (15 wickets), Kent v Warwickshire 1932 (17 wickets), Kent v Essex 1932 (11 wickets), Kent v Yorkshire 1932 (11 wickets) and Kent v Derbyshire 1932 (12 wickets). In total he took 125 wickets in these nine matches, an average of almost 14 wickets per match. Printed and handwritten details, some fold otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £300
Lot 352:
Lot 352
Alfred Percy 'Tich' Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. Seasons 1933 -1935. A selection of eight official scorecards illustrating the extraordinary bowling feats of Freeman during the period 1933-1935 seasons. The scorecards are for matches where he took ten wickets or more in a match. Kent v Worcestershire 1933 (13 wickets in the match), Kent v Lancashire 1933 (13 wickets in the match), Kent v Surrey 1933 (11 wickets), Kent v Middlesex 1933 (11 wickets), Kent v Nottinghamshire (10 wickets), Kent v Leicestershire 1933 (13 wickets), Kent v Glamorgan 1934 (13 wickets) and Kent v Middlesex 1935 (11 wickets). In total he took 94 wickets in these eight matches, an average of almost 12 wickets per match. Printed and handwritten details, some folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £180
Lot 353:
Lot 353
Alfred Percy 'Tich' Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. An illuminated address presented to A.P. Freeman, as a member of the M.C.C. touring party to Australia in 1928/29 by the M.C.C. The citation is titled 'Australian Tour 1928-1929. The M.C.C. in General Meeting assembled records its gratitude to the members of the English team, and its high appreciation of the conduct and play of each member during their Australian Tour, 1928-1929, whereby they have sustained the credit of cricket. It desires especially to thanks Mr Chapman [A.P.F.] for his careful and successful Captaincy, and Sir Frederick Toone for his capable and tactful Management'. Below the members of the team are listed and the wording and teams have a highly decorative border with the M.C.C. emblem and the Ashes urn to the middle of the top border and to right and left the cricket emblems of England, the three lions and crown and the St. George and the Dragon emblem. To lower corners are images of the 'Southern Star' and a 'Kangaroo'. The address framed in a highly decorative carved gilt frame depicting cricket bats, belts, stumps, balls, cricket tent to top and floral decoration. To back of the frame is the name of the recipient in black on a white/cream name plaque 'A.P. Freeman'. Some damage to the decorative frame. A beautifully presented tribute from the M.C.C. to Freeman. Previously sold as lot 264 in the 'Freeman sale' held by Phillips Auctioneers in 1996. It sold for £700 hammer
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £1700
Lot 354:
Lot 354
Alfred Percy 'Tich' Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. A small piece of gold shaped as a cricket ball with looped suspension, similar to a charm. The ball is engraved to one side 'Presented to the English Test Cricket Team 1929 by H.M. Leggo, Bendigo' and to the other side 'In Honour of winning the Ashes in Australia "A.P. Freeman". Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £440
England played a tour match against 13 of Bendigo on the 9th/10th January after the third Test in Melbourne and this is probably when the presentation of the ball was made to Freeman and presumably the other members of the touring party.

Henry Madren Leggo (1869-1938) was a merchant and manufacturer, by the early 1900's the company H. M. Leggo & Co. was one of Victoria's foremost wholesale and manufacturing concerns. Living in Bendigo, Leggo had substantial investments in and was a director of several gold-mining companies. He was involved in local organizations as a keen bowler, clubman, football enthusiast, Freemason and trustee of the Forest Street Methodist Church.
Lot 355:
Lot 355
Alfred Percy 'Tich' Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. 'To Wish Bon Voyage to the members of the M.C.C. English Team. Luncheon given by Mr Donald Mackinnon, Members Pavilion, Melbourne Cricket Ground'. Official menu for the Luncheon held on the 6th Match 1929. The front cover with printed caricature drawings of each member of the team plus to centre a larger caricature image of a lion and kangaroo having a meal and the 'battered and bruised' kangaroo stating 'We don't want to lose you but we think you ought to go'. Jardine, who was a member of the touring party is depicted in a oversize harlequin cap and Freeman side on with the emphasis on his nose. To the back cover of the card is a similar pencil caricature of Freeman, probably drawn at the Luncheon, unsigned. This was Freeman's menu and he has signed it to the top border of the front cover. Vertical fold, inner folding page detached otherwise in good condition. Previously sold at Phillips sale of 1996
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £80
Lot 356:
Lot 356
Alfred Percy 'Tich' Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. 'Lest we Forget' Souvenir Diary' [1934]. Compiled by Captain Donald Simson, Honorary Secretary, British Empire Service League. Presentation copy of the diary to Freeman with inscription 'To "Tich". A cricketer to the tips of those magic fingers. With every good wish from the Editor, Xmas 1933'. The diary leather bound with gilt to all edges and in very good unused condition. Sold with a tartan box containing a white heather horseshoe (worn), one of three presented to Freeman, J.B. Hobbs and A.P.F. Chapman prior to the M.C.C. 1928/29 tour of Australia. Together with a letter from the presenter of the heather, 'Jock' A. Wylie from Glasgow, the letter dated 14th September 1928 'I have today sent by separate post, 3 horse shoes in white heather, one for yourself, one for Mr Chapman, and the other for Jack Hobbs and trust they will bring you luck on your tour. He finishes P.S. Hearty congratulations on your record with the ball and more power to your wrist (not your elbow)
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £60
In the 1928 season Freeman bowled 1,976 overs taking 304 wickets at an average of 18.05. Freeman holds the record of being the only cricketer to have taken over 300 wickets in a summer season
Lot 357:
Lot 357
Alfred Percy 'Tich' Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. '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 official photographers mount with title to top border and players names neatly handwritten in ink to lower border. Players include A.P.F. 'Percy' Chapman (Captain), Toone (Manager) White, Jardine, Hobbs, Ames, Leyland, Larwood. Duckworth, Mead, Tate, Freeman, Hammond, Ames, Staples, Toone (Manager), Sutcliffe etc. Framed and glazed, in original frame. The photograph measures 23"x19" overall. Very minor surface mark to image otherwise in good/very good condition. The back of the frame marked 'A.P.F.' in pencil. Presumably this was Tich Freeman's copy of the tour photograph
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: unsold
England won the series by four Tests to one
Lot 358:
Lot 358
Alfred Percy 'Tich' Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. Mono postcard size real photograph of Freeman, half length wearing cricket attire. Nicely signed in black ink 'Yours sincerely, Tich Freeman'. Photograph by Albert Wilkes & Son, West Bromwich. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Freeman is the only bowler to take over 300 first class wickets in a season, a feat he achieved in 1928

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