Cricket Ceramics & Metalware

Lot 567:
Lot 567
Arthur Priestley. '1910 Grantham'. Original sepia photograph of Priestley's team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire and blazers. The team featured notable players of the time, C.E. Hatfeild, L.H.W. Troughton, J.R. Mason, H.E.W. Prest, K. Barlow, G.J.V. Weigall, K.L. Hutchings, C.V.L. Hooman (Kent), A.C. MacLaren (Lancashire), R. Brooks (Surrey & London County), L.A.F. Weigall (Europeans), also Gaekwad of Baroda who toured England with the Indians in 1911. The photograph by 'Emary' of Grantham measures 11.5"x9.5", laid to photographer's official mount with hand printed title and players' names to borders, overall 17.5"x14.5". Formerly the property of J.R. Mason. Foxing and loss to surface of mount, minor silvering to the photograph, otherwise a nice image in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 568:
Lot 568
Sir Arthur Priestley 1911. Original sepia photograph of Priestley's team seated and standing in rows at Grantham wearing cricket attire and blazers. Assumed to be 1911, the year Priestley was knighted. The team featured notable players of the time, C.E. Hatfeild, J.R. Mason, L.H.W. Troughton, K.L. Hutchings, K. Barlow, G.J.V. Weigall (Kent), and W. Brearley, A.C. MacLaren, R.H. Spooner (Lancashire). A.C. MacLaren is seated wrapped in a large overcoat. The photograph by 'Emary' of Grantham measures 11.5"x8", laid to photographer's official mount with hand printed players' names to lower border, overall 18"x14.5". Formerly the property of J.R. Mason. Some foxing to mount, minor silvering and staining to the photograph, otherwise a nice image in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 569:
Lot 569
Sir Arthur Priestley. 'Grantham - 1912'. Original mono photograph of Priestley's team seated and standing in rows at Grantham wearing cricket attire and blazers. The team featured some notable players of the time including J.R. Mason, G.J.V. Weigall, S.H. Day, C.E. Hatfield, L.H.W. Troughton (Kent), A.C. MacLaren (Lancashire) etc. The photograph by 'Emary' of Grantham measures 11.5"x8.5", laid to photographer's official mount with hand printed title to top border, overall 17.5"x14.5". Formerly the property of J.R. Mason. Some foxing to mount, light vertical crease affecting the photograph, otherwise a nice image in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 570:
Lot 570
William Peter Howell. New South Wales & Australia 1894-1905. Excellent sepia cabinet card photograph of Howell, head and shoulders, wearing three piece suit and tie c1899. The cabinet card photograph by T. Bolland of London. The card measures 4.25"x6.5". Minor wear to card corners and top edge otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £120/180
Bill Howell is listed as player/cap number seventy seven in the list of Australian Test players and he played his first Test match for Australia against England at Adelaide in January 1898. He toured England on three occasions with the Australian team in 1899, 1902 & 1905, South Africa in 1902/03 and New Zealand in 1904/05. He played in eighteen Test matches for Australia and was a medium pace bowler taking all ten wickets for twenty eight runs versus Surrey in 1899
Lot 571:
Lot 571
Morice Carlos Bird. Lancashire, Surrey & England 1907-1921. Sepia cabinet card photograph of Bird full length in batting pose. Photograph by E. Hawkins of Brighton. Signed in ink with dedication to photograph by Bird and dated 1912. Adhesive marks to left edge and lower border with some loss to mount card, old newspaper page laid down to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 572:
Lot 572 Lot 572
Don Bradman. Mono press photograph of Bradman in batting action signed by Bradman in later year. Sold with three other mono photographs of Australian cricketers, Charlie Grimmett in bowling pose, Len Maddocks, half length in wicketkeeping attire, and Doug Walters, head and shoulders in cricket attire, each photograph signed by the featured player, the Grimmett photograph additionally signed to verso. Approx. 7"x5". Qty 4. G
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 573:
Lot 573
Desmond Robert 'Bob' Cristofani. New South Wales 1941-1947. Original postcard size sepia press photograph of Cristofani, head and shoulders in cricket attire. The photograph was taken at Lord's for the R.A.F. v R.A.A.F. match, 1944 or 1945. Signed in black ink to the photograph by Cristofani. 4"x6" G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 574:
Lot 574
West Indies 1940s/1950s. Two original mono press photographs, one of Clive Walcott in batting pose, the other of Sonny Ramadhin in bowling action, both photographs nicely signed in black ink by the featured player. 4.75"x6.5". Sold with a signed mono copy photograph of Denis Atkinson. Qty 3. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 575:
Lot 575
Harold Larwood and Bill Voce, Nottinghamshire & England. Mono agency copy press photograph of Larwood and Voce standing together wearing suits on board ship. Signed to the photograph in later years by both players. 4.5"x7.25". VG
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 576:
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Leicestershire C.C.C. 1940s-1960s. Five original mono photographs of Leicestershire players, each signed by the featured player. Signatures are Les Berry, Alan Revill, John Savage, Brian Boshier, and Geoff Burch. 4.75"x6.5" and smaller. The Revill and Burch photographs laid down to album pages, crease and adhesive marks to verso of the Boshier photograph, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 577:
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Yorkshire C.C.C. 1950s. Six original mono photographs of Yorkshire players, each signed by the featured player. Signatures are Vic Wilson, Michael Cowan, Fred Trueman (signed to label laid down below), Bryan Stott, Phil Sharpe, and Ted Lester. 8"x8" and smaller. The Cowan, Trueman and Stott photographs laid down to album pages. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 578:
Lot 578 Lot 578
John Richmond Gunn. Nottinghamshire, London County & England 1896-1925. Original sepia cabinet card photograph of Gunn standing with George Richmond and Mr Hammsley in a garden setting wearing suits c1900. 4.25"x6.5". Minor wear to card extremities, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an original mono family portrait of John Gunn, standing with George Richmond and Owen Thompson, two ladies seated in front, Luette, daughter of Richmond, and Nettie, sister of Thompson. The photograph measures 7.75"x6" laid to photographer's mount, overall 8.75"x6.75". Photographers unknown. Both photographs previously sold by T. Vennett-Smith in November 1999 as lot 2872. G/VG. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 579:
Lot 579
Frederick John Vanderbyl Hopley. Cambridge University & Western Province 1904-1910. Original carte de visite photograph of Hopley, head and shoulders wearing formal attire, taken while a pupil at Harrow School. Nicely signed to the photograph in ink by Hopley and dated '1900'. The photograph by Hills & Saunders of Harrow. Gilt to card edges. 1.5"x3". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hopley also played rugby for England and was considered the best amateur heavyweight boxer of his day
Lot 580:
Lot 580
'World Record Test Innings'. Radial score chart of Brian Lara's world record Test Innings of 375 for West Indies v England 1994 by Bill Frindall. Limited edition 59/375. Personally signed by Brian Lara and Bill Frindall. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 16"x13". VG
Estimate: £100/150
Lot 581:
Lot 581
'Sussex v Australians, 1886'. Original sepia photograph of the Sussex XI seated and standing in rows with the scorer, the players wearing cricket attire and county caps. The match was played at Brighton, 26th-27th August 1886. Players include Lucas (Captain), Quaife, McCorkick, Thomas, Newham, Humphreys, Brann, Tester, Phillips etc. The photograph measures 11.5"x9.25", laid to photographer's mount with printed players' names and title to lower border. Photographer unknown. Framed and glazed, overall 20"x16". Previously sold as lot 47 in the Phillips sale of 22nd October 1986. Staining to inside of the glass, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
The match ended in a draw. Top scorers were George Brann who made 104 and F.M Lucas 93no in Sussex's only innings
Lot 582:
Lot 582
'Sussex County Cricket Club 1913'. Original mono photograph of the Sussex team seated and standing in rows with the Club Secretary, F. Oddie, the players wearing cricket attire. Players are Chaplin (Captain), Vincent, A.A. Relf, Cox, Street, Fender, Wilson, Cartwright, A.E. Relf, Vine and Jupp. The photograph by London & Counties' Studios, Horsham measures 11.5"x9.5", laid to photographers mount with printed title and players' names to borders. Framed and glazed overall 20"x16.5". Previously sold as lot 71 in the Phillips sale of 22nd October 1986. Some silvering to the photograph, staining to inside of the glass, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Lot 583:
Lot 583
'Yorkshire 1905'. Excellent original sepia photograph of the 1905 Yorkshire team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire, blazers and caps. Players are Lord Hawke (Captain), Myers, Denton, Ringrose, Rhodes, Hirst, E. Smith, Tunncliffe, Haigh, Dolphin, Rothery and Grimshaw. The photograph by E. Hawkins & Co of Brighton, measures 10.75"x8.25", laid to photographer's mount with printed players' names and title to lower border. Framed and glazed overall 19"x16.5". VG
Estimate: £180/250
Yorkshire won the County Championship in 1905
Lot 584:
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William Howard Vernon 'Hopper' Levett. Kent & England 1930-1947. Four original mono press photographs featuring Levett in wicketkeeping action in the match, Public Schools v Australians, Lord's, 11th-12th August 1926. Two of the photographs depict Bill Ponford, the other of William Woodfull batting for the Australians with Levett in close attendance. Originally from Levett's personal collection. The photographs by Sport & General Press Agency, London, each measure 7.75"x5.75", laid down to photographer's mounts, framed and glazed overall 12.5"x10.5". Previously sold as lot 232 in the Mervyn Carey sale of May 1997. Sold with a mono studio portrait of Levett in cameo, head and shoulders wearing cricket attire. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 6.5"x9.5". G/VG. Qty 5
Estimate: £70/100
The Public Schools team was made up of fifteen players. At the start of the Australian innings, Herbert Collins, the Australian captain who was opening the batting complained that all fifteen were on the field. Four returned to the pavilion until an M.C.C. official told Collins that the fielders should return. Unhappy at this, Collins reportedly batted recklessly and threw his wicket away having scored only eight runs. The match ended in a draw, Ponsford (97) and Woodfull (84) were the top scorers
Lot 585:
Lot 585 Lot 585
William Howard Vernon 'Hopper' Levett. Kent & England 1930-1947. Gentlemen v Players at Lord's 1932 and 1934. Two original sepia photographs of the Gentlemen teams for the 1932 and 1934 matches played at Lord's, the players seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. Levett is featured in both photographs. The 1932 team also includes Jardine (Captain), Chapman, Wyatt, Allen, Duleepsinhji, Nawab of Pataudi, Hazlerigg, Brown etc, the 1934 Wyatt (Captain), Valentine, Allen, Turnbull, Holmes, Brown, Human etc. The photographs by Sport & General Press Agency, London, measure approx. 11"x9.5", laid to photographer's mount with hand printed titles to borders, overall 21.5"x17". Originally from Levett's personal collection. Previously sold as lot 233 and 230 respectively in the Mervyn Carey sale of May 1997. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
The 1932 match was drawn, with the Gentlemen winning the 1934 match by seven wickets
Lot 586:
Lot 586 Lot 586
Cricket at Scarborough early 1960s-1980s. Two small albums comprising over two hundred and thirty mono and colour candid photographs. The majority taken at Scarborough, some at Headingley, Hove, etc. Photographs include individual players on the field, walking out to bat, signing autographs, team photographs, presentations etc. Players featured include Larter, Barber, Ibadulla, Amiss, Barrington, Hayes, Pilling, Steele, Underwood, Greig, Willis, Gower, Botham, Athey, Hick, Larkins, Boycott, Bairstow etc. Includes three mono plain back postcards by Walkers Studio, including one of the England XI v Rest of the World XI, 1965 featuring D'Oliveira, Edrich, Arnold, Barrington, Milburn etc. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 587:
Lot 587
J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Original pencil cartoon drawing by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. This cartoon is entitled 'Notts has fallen from 1st position in the Championship Race last Monday to 5th position today' and features Nottinghamshire Captain A.O. Jones having crashed his plane with the 'Yorkshire Tyke', holding an umbrella, looking on and commenting 'Nay Mr Jones, Ahr dew 'ope nowt's 'appened'. In the sky above are the planes marked Surrey 1,Yorkshire 2, Kent 3 and Middlesex 4. Handwritten caption in pencil to lower border. The cartoon un-signed. The cartoon drawn during the 1912 season, on a folded page measuring approximately 10.75"x8.25". Vertical fold, some nicks and tear to left hand border otherwise in good condition. G
Estimate: £50/70
Nottinghamshire after a good start to the season fell away and finished 8th in the County Championship.
Lot 588:
Lot 588
J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Original pencil cartoon drawing by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. This cartoon is entitled 'Tarrant, the Australian, whose inclusion in the England team has caused much adverse criticism, performed the hat-trick today' and features Tarrant dressed as a showman in top hat performing tricks with scarves out of a hat with the 'Yorkshire Tyke' commenting to side. Handwritten text caption in pencil to lower border. The cartoon signed by Dodgson. The cartoon drawn in the 1909 season when Tarrant took a hat-trick and carried his bat for Middlesex v Gloucester on the 26th August 1909. The page measures approximately 5.5"x8.25". Good condition. G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 589:
Lot 589
J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Original pencil cartoon drawing by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. This cartoon is entitled 'The Rev[erend] F.H. Gillingham, who is now the Rector of Bordesley in Birmingham, has been criticised by some...for giving time to cricket' and features Gillingham walking off the field having batted being criticised by his critics with the 'Yorkshire Tyke' commenting to side. Long handwritten text caption in pencil to lower border. The cartoon signed by Dodgson. The cartoon drawn circa 1908/1912. The page measures approximately 5.75"x8.75". Good condition. G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 590:
Lot 590
J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Original pencil cartoon drawing by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. This cartoon is entitled 'Barnes in the recent England v Australia, had the unusual experience for him of being unable to take a wicket' and features Sydney Francis Barnes in cricket attire and wearing a cricket cap holding an armful of wickets in his hands with the 'Yorkshire Tyke' commenting to side 'Ah wor gerrin' a bit nervous like about ti' bowling, Barnes, Lad, but i'm glad tha's took notice itnt last Test and done better'. Handwritten text caption in pencil to upper and lower border. The cartoon signed by Dodgson. The cartoon drawn circa 1912. The page measures approximately 5"x8.25". Good condition. G
Estimate: £60/80
Lot 591:
Lot 591
J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Original pencil cartoon drawing by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. This cartoon is entitled 'Spooner credited himself with his first century in a Test Match' and features Reggie Spooner (Lancashire), dressed in the style of a roman centurian with lauel leaves forming a crown to his head, holding a cricket bat to which is written 'Spooner 119' walking with the English lion who is smoking a cigar, the 'Yorkshire Tyke' looking on. Handwritten text caption in pencil to lower border. The cartoon un-signed. The cartoon drawn in 1912 when Spooner scored his first and only century for England v South Africa at Lord's during the triangular tournament. The page measures approximately 5"x8.25". Good condition. G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 592:
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Victorian batting glove. An original open palmed calf leather batting glove. The glove for the left hand with button down wrist band comprises hard brown rubber finger protectors partly split at the knuckles for flexibility. No protection for the thumb, so presumably for a right handed batsman. Appears never to have been used, as new, in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 593:
Lot 593
Cricket boots. Two pairs of vintage cricket boots. One pair with leather uppers and soles by Cotton Oxford Shoemakers of Leicester. Some wear, generally good condition. The other pair with canvas uppers with leather lining and leather soles, maker unknown. Perishing to internal leather, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a vintage protective box with canvas straps and metal clasp by Slazenger Sykes. Owner's name 'R.C. Merryweather O.E.C.C. handwritten to strap. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 594:
Lot 594 Lot 594
'Cricket Captains of England'. Six miniature 'Gray Nicholls' cricket bats from a series featuring ten England captains, each with a colour hand-painted caricature of the featured player. The limited edition bats feature Warner, Mann, Gatting, Willis etc Each bat 11.5". Sold with a further selection of six various sized miniature cricket bats, one signed by ten captains of England including Yardley, Close, Brealey, Hutton, May etc, England 1982, Australia 1978 etc. The 1978 Australian signed bat with the signatures of Bradman, Loxton to back. Odd fading otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 595:
Lot 595
Bhagwat Subramanya Chandrasekhar. Mysore/Karnataka & India 1963-1979. Indian navy blue cloth Test cap, by Devichands of Lahore, New Delhi, with attached wired Indian emblem to front. Good condition. The vendor states in his notes that he bought the cap in a London auction but no date or auction house is mentioned
Estimate: £250/350
Chandrasekhar played in 58 Test matches for India between 1963 and 1979. He visited England four times on tours, in 1967 taking 57 wickets at 22.31 and in 1971 taking 50 wickets at 24.86. His best bowling was for Mysore v Kerala at Bijapur in 1969/70 where he took 9-72
Lot 596:
Lot 596
Malcolm Jameson Hilton. Lancashire & England 1946-1961. M.C.C. navy blue cloth cricket cap with excellent raised embroidered white emblem of St. George & dragon to front. The cap worn by Hilton on his only M.C.C. tour of India, Pakistan & Ceylon in 1951/52. Paper label to inside of cap with handwritten details of the player and the tour. The cap has fading to the outside of the peak and minor wear and soiling, some browning to the M.C.C. emblem otherwise in good condition. Sold at an Old Trafford in an auction held on behalf of Hilton's widow
Estimate: £180/250
Malcolm Hilton played in 241 matches for Lancashire taking just over 1000 first class wickets at an average of 19.42. He played four Test matches for England between 1950 and 1951/52 taking fourteen wickets
Lot 597:
W.G. Grace. Original Victorian cast iron oblong public house table, with wooden top, the two ends moulded with opposing portrait busts of Grace wearing cricket cap to top of each leg which have been handpainted. Registration number to table. Circa 1890's. Good condition
Estimate: £300/400
The rarer of the two W.G. Grace pub tables
Lot 598:
Lot 598
James Morton Sims. Middlesex and England 1929-1952. 'M.C.C. v West Indies. May 20, 22 and 23 1950. J. Sims. 1st innings 4 for 65 2nd innings 7 for 65'. Cricket ball presented to Jim Sims to commemorate his taking eleven wickets in the tour match, with hallmarked silver band around the ball with the above engraved inscription. Good condition
Estimate: £140/180
Sims helped M.C.C. beat the touring West Indians at Lord's by taking eleven wickets in the match, six of the wickets were bowled. M.C.C. won the match by 118 runs
Lot 599:
Lot 599
Alfred Percy Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. 'Gentlemen v Players. Eight wickets for 41'. Cricket ball presented to Tich Freeman with hallmarked silver shield to ball with the inscription 'Gentlemen v Players at Lord's. July 17,18, 19 1929. A.P. Freeman. 8 wickets for 41'. Previously sold as part of The A.P. Freeman Collection, Phillips Auctioneers, October 1996 as lot 282. Good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Freeman took eight wickets for 41 in the first innings for the players and five wickets for 103 in the second, totalling thirteen wickets in the match. The players winning by seven wickets
Lot 600:
Lot 600
Alfred Percy Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. A collection of four football medallions, two nine carat gold (one on a thin gold chain) and the other two hallmarked silver medals presented to Freeman between 1909 and 1912, for mainly Essex football achievements. Plus a further Kent related double sided enamel medal in blue and red with the Kent emblem of the white horse to centre in white enamel, 'Invicta' below and the inItials 'M.K.K.M.' and a mother of pearl handled pen knife with silver hallmarked blade. Good condition. Previously sold as part of The A.P. Freeman Collection, Phillips Auctioneers, October 1996 as part of lot 295 and 296.
Estimate: £150/250
Lot 601:
Lot 601
'Craven Gentlemen's Cricket Club'. An attractive collection of nine buttons in white metal all with bird emblem to centre with the club's title to outer circular border, various sizes from1.4cm to 1.8cm. The buttons made by Buttons Ltd of Birmingham. Previously sold by Phillips Auctioneers in their sale of 29th October 1998 as lot 115. G
Estimate: £50/70
The Craven Gentlemen's Cricket Club are a wandering cricket club founded in 1892
Lot 602:
Lot 602
Harry Robert Murrell. Kent 1899-1905 & Middlesex 1905-1926. M.C.C. Centenary 1814-1914. Original medal presented to Murrell to mark 100 years of Lord's Cricket Ground. The bronze metal medal with 'M.C.C. 1814-1914, with cricket bat and stump decoration' and below in scroll 'H.R. Murrell' and to verso 'Lord's Ground Centenary 1914' to outer ring and to centre 'To commemorate the 100th Year as a Cricket Ground'. 1.25" diameter. Ring suspension. Sold with two cricket bails used in Middlesex County Championship matches in the 1920 season and kept by the Middlesex wicket keeper, Murrell. Good condition. Previously sold by Christies in the M.C.C. Bicentenary auction as lot 715, 13th April 1987. Stored in a small box with original label inscribed in ink 'Relics of H.R. Murrell. Presented by Mr Murrell, 1952'.
Estimate: £120/160
Lot 603:
Lot 603
Cricket toast rack. A silver plated six division toast rack with five pairs of angled bats, angled stumps at each end, the handle in the form of a cricketer's belt and buckle on a cricket ball. The rack mounted on a base with feet comprising four cricket balls. 7" long x 3.25" wide, 6.5" high. Appears modern. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 604:
Lot 604
Kenneth Frank Barrington, Surrey & England 1953-1968. A white metal slaver with four figures of cricketers, bowler, batsman, fielder and wicket-keeper, raised in relief, enamelled emblems of England and India to sides with decorative surround and central inscription 'With the Best Compliments of The Board of Control for Cricket in India to Mr K.F. Barrington- member M.C.C. Cricket touring Team in India 1961/62. M.A. Chidambaram- President'. The salver measures 11"x8.5". Good condition. Previously sold by Phillips auctioneers as lot 357 in June 2000
Estimate: £80/120
Lot 605:
Lot 605
Kenneth Frank Barrington, Surrey & England 1953-1968. A white metal trophy/cup with two handles on a wooden base, inscribed to cup 'M.C.C. v Univeristy of Poona. Highest score 1961. From Aziz Babalal Saudagar, Puna. K.F. Barrington'. The cup stands 9.5" tall. Some wear, on the whole in good condition. Previously sold by Phillips auctioneers as part of lot 381 in June 2000
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 606:
Lot 606
M.C.C. 150th Anniversary medal 1937. Silver metal medal with cricket scene to one side, engraved to verso '1787-1937. Presented to M.C.C. by R.G. Ingelse's XI 1937 Holland'. Surface marks to the engraved side, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 607:
Lot 607
Robert George Dylan Willis. Surrey, Warwickshire & England 1969-1984. 'Golden Jubilee. England v India 1932-1982'. Commemorative gold plated medal presented to Willis on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of England and India Tests played at Lord's on the 10th-15th June 1982. The medal with Lords Cricket Ground to face and the wording 'Golden Jubilee, England v India 1932-1982'. Made by Garrad & Co of Regent Street. In original presentation case with M.C.C. initials to lid. G
Estimate: £70/100
England won the Test at Lord's by seven wickets, Willis taking 6-101 in India's second innings
Lot 608:
Lot 608
J. Harman. California Cricket Association. Three gold metal medals awarded to Harman 1932, 1935 and 1936 all presented by the C.C.A. . Sold with a gold metal coin also presented to Harman. No record of Harman can be found. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 609:
Lot 609
Hon. Alfred Lyttelton. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1876-1887. A medal presented to Lyttleton by the Cambridge University Athletic Club. The medal is mounted in a fitted glass case with a silver band to the edge engraved '1876 Throwing the Hammer. Hon. A. Lyttelton Trin: Coll:'. 2" in diameter, in original presentation case with maker's name, D. Munsey of Cambridge. Staining to the medal edges, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a similar medal presented to Lyttleton inscribed to the silver band, '1875 100 yds Race. Hon. A. Lyttelton Trin: Coll:'. 1.5" diameter. Good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £80/120
While studying at Cambridge University, Lyttleton was awarded a blue all four years 1876-1879 and represented Cambridge at Real Tennis, rackets and athletics. An excellent football player, he played for Old Etonians in the 1876 F.A. Cup Final, represented England at football in 1877 and became the first 'Double' International player at football and cricket. In later years Lyttelton was President of M.C.C. in 1898. From 1895 until his death he was a Member of Parliament, and Colonial Secretary 1903-1905
Lot 610:
Lot 610
Kenneth Frank 'Ken' Barrington. Surrey & England 1953-1968. Small carriage style 'Swiza 8' alarm clock. Engraved inscription to top 'K.F.B. West Indies Tour 1967-68 From Colin & Les'. 4.25" tall. Previously sold as lot 382 in the Phillips auction of June 2000. Sold with a brown leather wallet with gilt inscription '1954 K.B.' and Surrey emblem. Also a bronze metal medal presented to Barrington. Engraved inscription to verso, 'Mons Officer Cadet School. Cpls. L.M.G. Competition. 1st L/Cpl Barrington K. Small Arms Meeting 1950'. 1.75" diameter. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Lot 611:
Lot 611
Belt buckles. Four Victorian metal embossed cricketing belt buckles. Motifs are crossed bats and stumps, hand holding a cricket ball, batsman with bats and balls to either side, and a cricket ball with latin inscription 'Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense' with boater above, bats below and lions to either side. Damage to the latter, the others in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 612:
Lot 612
Belt buckles. Four Victorian metal embossed cricketing belt buckles. Motifs are a cricketer, half length clutching a ball, a batsman, two cricketers climbing a gate, and a batsman with wooden legs at the crease with an inscription below, 'No Leggings Required'. Sold with two belt inserts, one of a lion with a bat in its mouth, the other with crossed bats and inscription 'Nil Desperandum'. Odd faults, generally good condition. Qty 6
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 613:
Lot 613
Sydney Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval membership medals. Four gold metal with colour enamel medals for Sydney Cricket Ground 1926/27, 1949/50 (some damage to enamel) and 1955/56 (two medals). Also three for the Adelaide Oval 1964/65, 1976/77 and 1977/78. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
The following four lots were all previously sold at the Fred Trueman auction of 2001
Lot 614:
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Frederick Sewards 'Fred' Trueman. Yorkshire & England 1949-1968. A Ronson 'Standard' cigarette lighter engraved to one side 'F.T.' and to the other 'From Len Hutton' with Yorkshire rose. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 615:
Lot 615
Frederick Sewards 'Fred' Trueman. Yorkshire & England 1949-1968. A Ronson 'Senator' table cigarette lighter with leather finish to sides, and silver metal plaque engraved 'F.S.T. from J.H.W. [Johnny Wardle] 14.9.1954'. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Trueman took 100 wickets in a season for the first time in 1954 ending with 134 wickets at an average of 15.55
Lot 616:
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Frederick Sewards 'Fred' Trueman. Yorkshire & England 1949-1968. Silver metal circular ashtray engraved to raised centre 'F.S.T.' and lion motif, presented to Trueman on the 1962/63 tour to Australia. 4.25" diameter. G
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 617:
Lot 617 Lot 617
Frederick Sewards 'Fred' Trueman. Yorkshire & England 1949-1968. 'Daily Express National Sportsman of the Year 1963'. Silver medal engraved to verso 'Presented to Freddie Trueman, Fourth in the Daily Express National Ballot'. Hallmarked J.T. & Co, Birmingham, 1963. 3" diameter. In original presentation case. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 618:
Lot 618
Neil Hawke. Bicentennial Test 1988. Official gold metal with enamel name badge issued to Hawke for the Bicentennial Test, Australia v England, Sydney, 29th January- 2nd February 1988. 2"x1.5". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 619:
Lot 619
Commemorative cricket coins/ medals. The Ashes Test series 1928/29 aluminium medallion by J.R. Gaunt & Sons Ltd of Birmingham with names of the England team and Ashes urn to centre. 1.5" diameter. Also '1880-1980 First Test Match England v Australia Kennington Oval Sep. 1880', 'Centenary of the Ashes 1882-1982', 'The Ashes Series 1988' (two coins), 'The Ashes 1989 Australian Victory', '1999 Cricket World Cup' India 1999 (three coins), and 'The Haig National Village Cricket Championship 1975'. Qty 10. G
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 620:
Lot 620 Lot 620
'Yorkshire Evening News Cricket Test Headingley 1923'. 9ct gold hallmarked medal. Maker's mark of W.J.D. for William James Dingley, Birmingham. Plain centre circle with surrounding floral design. Engraved inscription to verso. Approx 1" diameter. Previously sold by Phillips as lot 311, held in the 1990s. VG
Estimate: £50/80
No Test match was played in England in 1923
Lot 621:
Lot 621
Cricket club medals 1912-1933. A selection of elaborate or unusual medals. Hallmarked medals include a 9ct gold medal inscribed to front 'Halifax Division P.C. G. Adams' and to verso .W.R.C.A.A. Cricket Championship Winners 1922'. Three silver hallmarked medals, one inscribed to shield on front 'All England XI 1914'. Another with no inscription, maker's mark 'W.H.H.' (William Hair Haseler of Birmingham 1902 The third with enamel decoration to front, inscribed to verso '1933 Div I'. Also a bronze metal medal with batsman and wicketkeeper motif to front, maker's name to verso 'Heydenrych Johannesburg' c1902. Sold with two larger medals, one silver metal In the form of the Victoria Cross with crossed bats, ball and stumps to centre, 'Stoke Victoria Cricket Club' with blue ribbon, the other a gold metal medal with enamel inset inscribed 'TCL' hanging from chains with two panels above, one inscribed 'Champion-ship 1914', the other 'Cricket'. Qty 7. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 622:
Lot 622
Silver cricket medals 1896-1966. Twelve silver hallmarked cricket medals. Inscriptions are 'N.&D.C.L. Winners 1896', 'C.C.L. 1905 C.E.C', 'C.E.S.A.A. 1920 Throwing Cricket Ball', 'Choirs C.L. 1925 Exmouth P.P. J. Moses', 'H.M.S. Pembroke Inter-room Cricket Winners. J. McAvoy 1933', 'Norton & District Cricket League' (1934), 'The Witherington Challenge Cup Millocrat C.C. 1936 L. Lawrence', 'Winners Wayonians Inter Factory League 1937', 'L.S.S.U.A.A. Divn. 2 1936', 'C.D.C.L. 1937 Div 2', 'L. Holland 1937', and 'Village Knock-out Cup Winners 1966'. Sold with a charm bracelet with four silver hallmarked charms, three with bats, ball and stumps motifs, the other tug-of-war, c1955. Qty 13. G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 623:
Lot 623
Silver cricket medals 1912-1949. Eight hallmarked silver with enamel cricket medals each with cricketing decoration. Inscriptions are 'Luton & District Cricket League 1912 Champions Div I C. Harris', 'Finsbury District Cricket League. A.C.C. Runners-Up Div. I S. Messling 1928', 'Newbury & District Cricket League 1929 R. Gardner', 'H.C.C. Runners Up 1932', 'Burnley Express & News Cricket Comptn. Winners Colne W.E. Alley 1945', and three 'Hackney & Stoke Newington Deanery League each presented to 'W. Baxter' in 1936, 1937 and 1938. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 624:
Lot 624
Silver cricket medals 1902-1937. Six silver with gilt cricket medals each with elaborate cricketing decoration, each hallmarked. Inscriptions are 'B.D.V.C.(?) 1902', 'C.A.C.C. 1913 Syd. Hudson Bowling Prize', 'Winners E.D.C.L. 1918-19', 'F. Hyde Best Bowling Average 1926 Southburn C.C.', 'C.V.C.L. Selmeston 1931', and 'Departmental Cricket C.H. Drake 1937'. Attractive medals. G
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 625:
Lot 625
Assorted cricket medals 1932-1980. Seventeen silver, gold and bronze metal, medals, six with enamel decorations. Leagues include Birmingham Public Parks Cricket Association (Qty 3), Dewsbury & District Cricket League etc. Attractive medals. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 626:
Lot 626
Cricket badges. A Middlesborough Wanderers C.C. badge, hallmarked silver, Vaughton & Sons, Birmingham 1916. Also a metal badge for The Connaught Club, and another with enamel decoration and inscription 'Cricket. Nulla Dies Sine Linea'. Qty 3. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 627:
Lot 627 Lot 627
Alfred Richard 'Alf' Gover. Surrey & England 1928-1948. Ronson cigarette lighter inscribed to one side 'Surrey County Cricket Club' with Surrey emblem, and to the verso 'County Champions 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956 Under Captaincy of W. Stuart Surridge'. Previously sold as part of the Alf Gover collection by Phillips as lot 261, 29th October 1998. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Lot 628:
Lot 628 Lot 628
Alec Victor Bedser. Surrey & England 1939-1960. A silver two brushes and comb set by Broadway & Co. in presentation box. Presented to Bedser on the 1974/75 tour to Australia on which Bedser was manager. Detached silver metal plaque inscribed 'To the Manager with many thanks from all the Boys. M.C.C. Tour Australia, New Zealand 1974-75'. Previously sold by T. Vennett-Smith in November 1999. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 629:
Lot 629
A pair of unusual Victorian brass sporting fire dogs/andiron figures. One depicts a footballer kicking a ball, the other a rugby players running with the ball, both players wearing caps. The figures stand on fireplaces each of which is decorated to centre with smaller images of crossed cricket bats, stumps and ball, rugby ball, football, football and rugby goal posts. Both approx 8.5" high. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
These figures were manufactured in Britain for a long period starting around 1880
Lot 630:
Lot 630
John Hugh Edrich. Surrey & England 1956-1978. One pint pewter tankard inscribed to one side, 'The Lord's Taverners. The President's Tankard. Presented by Harry Secombe President 1968 to the Cricketer of the Year, John Edrich'. The tankard by James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield. Reg. no. 587. Previously sold as part of lot 119 by Sotheby's, 11th July 1995. 4.75" tall. Slight denting to rim, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 631:
Lot 631 Lot 631
Colin Milburn. Northamptonshire, Western Australia & England 1960-1974. Authentic brass 'Cambrian' miner's oil lamp engraved 'Colin Milburn. NACODS [National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers] Weekend School, March 1989'. The lamp by E. Thomas & Williams Ltd of Aberdare, Wales. Reg. no. 217040. 10" tall. Presentation box. VG
Estimate: £50/70
E. Thomas & Williams first produced miner's lamps in 1860. Colin Milburn was born in 1941 in the mining town of Burnopfield, County Durham. He died in 1990 aged 48
Lot 632:
Lot 632
Garry Sobers West Indies Benefit 1972. Pewter one pint tankard with the inscription 'Thanks for your help, Garry Sobers. Garfield Sobers W.I. Benefit, Sabina Park, Jamaica. 15th-16th April '72'. 5.5" tall. G
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 633:
Lot 633
'Lord's'. Half pint pewter tankard inscribed 'Lord's' to side. Gaskell & Chambers of Birmingham. 3.75" tall. G
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 634:
Lot 634
Colin Ingleby-MacKenzie (Hampshire ) and Ted Dexter (Sussex). Small circular silver hallmarked ashtray inscribed to rim 'Sunningdale Golf Club Founders' Foursomes 1966 Runners Up C. Ingleby-Mackenzie, E.R. Dexter'. 3.25" diameter. G
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 635:
Lot 635
A pair of silver hallmarked circular mustard pots with hinged lids and both retaining original blue glass liners, lacking spoons. Each inscribed 'Baltic Exchange Cricket Club, Moor Park, 7.10.24 E.W.D'. Maker's marks for Alexander Clark & Co. Ltd. London. Approx 2.5" tall. G
Estimate: £50/70
The Baltic Exchange is a City of London financial institution
Lot 636:
Lot 636 Lot 636
R.M.S. Otranto 1925. Unusual colour metal badge of the ship, 'R.M.S. Otranto Orient Line. Presented with Adventure the lively, healthy, up to date paper' printed to verso. 2.5"x1.75". Some wear to verso, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an original mono photograph of the Otranto, 6"x4", laid to photographer's mount, overall 10"x8". G/VG. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
'Adventure' was published by D.C. Thomson from 1921 to 1961. The M.C.C. sailed on the Otranto on the 1928/29 tour to Australia
Lot 637:
Lot 637
W.G. Grace. Pair of salt and pepper pots with transfer printed colour vignette depicting W.G. Grace batting to each pot and name printed beneath. 5" tall. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 638:
Lot 638
Australia v England. Centenary Test 1877-1977. Brown Bendigo Pottery character toby jug featuring the two Ashes captains for the game. Greg Chappell to one side and to reverse Tony Greig with decorative cricket bat and ball. Limited edition 366. Approx 6.5" tall. Rare. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 639:
Lot 639
'Hambledon'. A rare Hambledon crested 3.25" jug, the crest showing two cricket bats, early stumps and ball with 'Hambledon- The cradle of Cricket' below. Griffin China. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 640:
Lot 640
Brian Close Benefit Year 1961. 'Yorkshire County Cricket Club. The Pavilion, Headingley, Leeds'. Large square Sandland Ware ash tray with transfer printed image of the pavilion, to centre, with printed signature of 'Brian Close. Benefit Year 1961' beneath. Broad square band of gold lustre around the transfer print. 5.5"x5.5". Not often seen. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 641:
Lot 641
Pillbox. A ceramic pillbox with hand painted design to the lid of Worcester Cathedral with a cricket match in progress in the foreground, set on a blue background with gold edging. Inscription to the inside of the box reads 'Henry II and his Queen were crowned in Worcester Cathedral in 1159. King John was buried there in 1216'. Ladybird motif to underside of lid. The pillbox by Harcourt China, dated 2007, measures approx. 2.25" in diameter. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Harcourt China of Worcester was established in 1987 and specialises in hand painted fine bone china
Lot 642:
Lot 642 Lot 642
Thomas Godfrey Evans. Kent & England 1939-1969. A pair of wooden bookends each in the form of stumps and ball. One with silver metal plaque inscribed 'Presented to T.G. Evans by N.S.W. Cricket Association. M.C.C. tour of Australia 1958-59'. 6" high. Previously sold as part of lot 111 in the Sotheby's sale of 11th July 1995. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Lot 643:
Lot 643
Miniature cricket bats. Four miniature ivory cricket bats in bone, tin, wood and plastic. Probably c1950s. 3.5" and smaller. G
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 644:
Lot 644
'Queen Victoria 1837-1897'. China plate produced to commemorate Victoria's Diamond Jubilee with a central transfer printed vignette of the Queen surrounded by colour floral decoration and flags, with further vignettes in brown depicting sporting activities including cricket, football, horse racing, fishing, shooting, golf etc. Gold lustre to scalloped rim. Reg no. 294252. 1897. 7.25" diameter. Sold with a similar matching saucer, 5.5" diameter. Qty 2. Good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 645:
Lot 645 Lot 645
Cricket badges, key rings 1970/2000's. A good selection of mainly modern badges (63) including players, Test series etc and key rings (30) including '20/20', 'Ashes urn', 'Kent C.C.C', Lord's, M.C.C. etc. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 646:
Lot 646
Cricket rosettes 1970/80's. Good collection of twenty seven county and Test team rosettes from the period plus separate team name cards on strips which fasten to the rosettes. Includes two from the 1990's. Sold with a further selection of I.C.C. World Cup 2003 iron on badges, still in original wrappers, as new. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 647:
Lot 647
Cricket novelties 1930s-1950s. An assortment of approximately fifty cricket novelties, medals, coins, penknives, spoons, a McVitie & Price dummy display chocolate bar etc. All presented in a blue felt-lined display case. G
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 648:
Lot 648
Cricket badges c1980s/1990s. A collection of thirty five official and novelty lapel and pin badges for tours, counties, clubs, tours, umpires associations etc. Items include Association of Cricket Umpires, Hutt Valley Cricket Association, Berkshire Cricket Umpires & Scorers. Clubs badges include Lancashire C.C.C., Beckenham C.C., University of Cambridge C.C., V.W.C.A. (Victoria Womens Cricket Association?), National Westminster Bank Trophy replica medals (Qty 3) etc. Novelty badges include four Australian gold metal badges featuring koala bears and a kangaroo, also Rupert Bear and Golly cricketers etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 649:
Lot 649
Percy George Herbert Fender. Sussex, Surrey & England 1910-1935. Arthur Mailey, New South Wales & Australia 1912-1930 and cartoonist Tom Webster. Original printed card for the Turnberry Hotel, Ayrshire with colour view of the front of the hotel to centre. The back of the card has hand drawn pencil caricatures of, to left hand side, Arthur Mailey, depicted bowling a rugby ball, drawn by Tom Webster and to the right hand side Tom Webster, smoking a cigar, by Arthur Mailey. Each has been signed by the artist, each with title 'Tom by Arthur' and Arthur by Tom'. The card measures 7"x5.5". Vertical centre fold otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Presumably Mailey and Webster as journalists were staying at the Turnberry Hotel, possibly when Scotland played Australia in Glasgow in July 1930 and these caricatures were drawn over Dinner Tom Webster was a British cartoonist and caricaturist who specialised in sporting cartoons. He started out at the Sports Argus in Birmingham, then later the Evening News, before joining the Daily Mail in 1919. He specialised in cartoons of horseracing, cricket and golf, and stayed at the Mail for over twenty years. He left the Daily Mail in 1940, but continued to draw for other newspapers, and his own range of annuals, until 1960. He died in 1962, aged 76
Lot 650:
Lot 650
Percy George Herbert Fender. Sussex, Surrey & England 1910-1935. Arthur Mailey, New South Wales & Australia 1912-1930. Original printed menu for the Grill Room at the Queen's Hotel, Leeds, dated 10th July 1930, the eve of the 3rd Test between England and Australia commencing at Headingley the following morning. The back cover of the menu has a head and shoulders caricature of cartoonist Tom Webster smoking a large cigar and the head of Percy Fender with bristling moustache above. The caricatures are not signed by Arthur Mailey but almost certainly his work. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Lot 651:
Lot 651
Percy George Herbert Fender. Sussex, Surrey & England 1910-1935. Large original printed single card menu for the 'Dinner to the Guests- The Yorkshire Cricketers' held on the 20th June 1931 at the Savage Club, London with 'Fred Gorle in the Chair'. The menu with caricature of 'savages' playing cricket and titles to front cover and menu to back. This was Percy Fender's menu from the Dinner and he has signed and written 'Whoever finds this should avoid an charge of theft by returning it to Percy G.H. Fender- Stealing by finding' . Also signed by Maurice Leyland and Frank Greenwood of Yorkshire C.C.C. Light soiling otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Yorkshire were County Champions in 1931
Lot 652:
Lot 652
Percy George Herbert Fender. Sussex, Surrey & England 1910-1935. Original solid leather portmanteaux (large deep suitcase) with typed letter to inside of the lid dated 24th May 1965 with the following statement 'This portmanteaux, which was given to my father by Mr Harry Bishop, in about 1904, was passed on to me by my father, and has been in my possession ever since. Today I have filled it with a number of souvenirs of all sorts which have been accumulating in a 'bottom drawer' for some years and which some day, may be of some interest to anyone who goes through the contents.... signed Percy G.H. Fender. The portmanteaux contains a miscellany of items including his newspaper cuttings, with handwritten annotation from the Ashes series of 1928/29, posters for a Charity Cricket Match played at Horsham, Sussex in June 1939, photographic proofs of photographic images of the 1930 Ashes Test series for his book 'The Tests of 1930' with letter from Faber & Faber, proof print of two pages of the same book, his leather tobacco pouch with his raised wired initials 'P.G.H.F.' to centre and to sides, raised wired emblems of Surrey County Cricket Club and England (three lions and crown), letters regarding cricket in the Daily Telegraph 1977, photographs of 'The Old Hags' at Lord's 1961, team photographs featuring Fender and others in later years, cricket newspapers, election posters by Tom Webster for County Council elections in 1952 with Fender standing, his school reports from his time at St George's College, Weybridge 1902-1904, St Georges College school photographs 1904, cricket and sporting team photographs from St. Pauls School 1908-09 and 1909 featuring Fender (Captain of Cricket), small cricket scorebooks, a selection of individual original pencil highlighted with colour caricatures (rather naive) of leading cricketers including Jardine, Larwood, Hobbs, Sutcliffe, Chapman, Freeman etc, each with the initials 'D.S.R.', Team photographs of the 'St Paul's School First Eleven 1908', 'St Paul's School Five Four 1910', both by photographers, Elliott & Fry and both featuring Fender, P.G.H. Fender's XI Sussex tour 1910, image faded but fully signed by the team including Fender, Surrey Eleven 1920 (Fender, Captain), Royal Air Force v The Rest of England, Eastbourne 1922 includes Woolley, Hobbs, Rhodes, Gunn, Gilligan, Tennyson, Carr, Fender, Gillingham, Haig etc, an original photograph of George Macaulay scoring the run which won the 2nd Test, M.C.C. v South Africa at Newlands, January 1923, a detailed handwritten wartime diary of his travelling from Melbourne in Australia to Leyte in the Philippines in April 1945, a further diary with details of trips to France in September 1948, Singapore in December 1948, Greece in December 1948 etc, personal and army correspondence, family, wedding and war-time photographs, a presentation personalised photograph album for the Coronation Naval Review at Spithead in May 1937, various University rowing programmes 1950, business correspondence and photographs, fuel ration cards, menus and booklets for the Saintsbury Club 1940/60's, some original newspapers on the death of Churchill in 1965, war-time newspapers etc. The portmanteaux has the remains of various shipping labels to its sides including Cunard etc. The general condition of the portmanteaux is very worn with some breaking to straps
Estimate: £200/300
Lot 653:
Lot 653 Lot 653
'Worcestershire County Cricket Club 1882 to 1893'. Early and original brown calf leather bound scorebook for the club, with titles on laid down red leather in gilt to front cover and spine paper and marbled red end papers, was produced by Mercer & Sons, Printers and Lithographers, 270 Kennington Road, London. The pages of the scorebook titled to lower border 'Frederick Lillywhite's Registered Scoring sheet'. The scorebook, records one hundred and forty eight of the matches, home and away, played in the period 1882 to 1893 by Worcester C.C.C. and Worcestershire Club & Ground, with matches played against Emeriti (a wandering cricket club founded in 1871), Staffordshire, Shropshire, Gentlemen of Warwickshire, Malvern College, The Borderers Association, M.C.C., Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, East Gloucestershire, Worcester Regiment, Derbyshire Friars, Radnorshire, I Zingari, South Wales Cricket Club, Free Foresters, Witley Court, Keble College, Oxford, Magdalen College, Oxford, Monmouthshire, Kidderminster, Warwickshire Club & Ground, Wiltshire, Radley Rangers, Warwickshire, Surrey 2nd XI, Devon, Cheshire, Durham, Oxfordshire, Uppingham Rovers, Worcester City, Hill Green (Croome), Lancashire 2nd XI, Birmingham etc. The main and most successful bowlers for the club appear to be Baines and Tyler. Some notable players taking part in these matches included C.E de Trafford, H.F. de Trafford, Briggs, Mold, Ward, Cadnam of Lancashire, C.W. Foley, P.H. Foley, Henry Knowles Foster, W.L. Foster, W.H. Foster, Bromley-Martin of Worcestershire, William Gunn, Scotton, Wheeler, Flowers, Attewell, Mordecai Sherwin, Farrands of Nottinghamshire, Burton, Edward Lyttleton, Henry Pickett, Percy John de Paravicini, C.P.Foley, Alfred Lyttleton, Studd of Middlesex, Walter Raleigh Gilbert (Cousin of the Graces), David Buchanan, Bromley-Martin, Earl of Coventry, H.T. Coventry, C.J. Coventry, James Wootton, Henry Forster of Hampshire, Viscount Throwley, C.J. Burnup of Kent, Arnold Fothergill of Somerset, W. Mycroft, William Chatterton, William Storer of Derbyshire, Hylton Jessop, Willam Woof of Gloucestershire, Prince Victor A.L.E.A.C. of Scheleswig, W.H. Ward (Earl of Dudley), Edwin Diver, A.F.A. Lilley, Sydney Santall, W.G. Quaife, W. Quaife of Warwickshire, Alfred Street, G.H. Watts of Surrey, A.P. Lucas etc. There are also annotated notes by the scorer on pages referring to certain matches 'First game with the County (v Lancashire 2nd XI 1893), 'A very wet wicket, rain having fell heavily during the previous night' (v Malvern College 1885), 'Mr Jackson (O.F.) was missed five times during his innings' (made 113 v Radnorshire 1885), 'The Rev M.B. Buckle accomplished the hat trick' (v Fifteen Colts, with a captain 1887, 'Worcestershire lost by 17 runs. Fine weather, loose fielding' (v I. Zingari 1888), 'Malvern College this year are the strongest team that has played for nineteen years and are probably the best Public School eleven at the present time' (v Malvern College 1891, two of the Foster brothers played in the game), 'A grand innings by Mr W.L. Foster [95] and a capital score by Mr Jobson were the main features of a pleasant match played in lovely weather on one of the most picturesque grounds in the kingdom (v Devonshire 1893) etc. The scorebook with wear to boards and extremities, rounding to corners and with splitting to spine. Some staining to rear board otherwise in good condition. Internally very good. This scorebook is of significant importance to the growth, prominence and history of Worcestershire cricket, portraying its slow but steady rise from playing friendly matches against some minor counties, wandering cricket clubs to facing M.C.C. and county second eleven's and eventually to achieve first class status in 1899. It also records the development of the Foster brothers at Malvern school and Eton, three were included in the county sides in this scorebook up until 1893, and eventual pre-eminence of the entire Foster brethren in lifting the club from the backwaters of cricket mediocrity to eventual first class status and competitive success on the field. Seven brothers who all represented Worcestershire, three of whom captained the club at some point, during the period 1899-1934, with six appearing during the seasons 1908-11
Estimate: £500/800
All the home matches in the scorebook were mainly played at Boughton Park, the ground which was used for the majority of Worcestershire home matches from 1865, the last match played there by the county was in 1902. The club moved to the New Road ground in 1896. Many matches particularly the later matches in 1892 and 1893 do not appear on search engines for matches played by the club. Worcestershire CCC was formed on 4 March 1865 at the Star Hotel in Worcester. The club owes much to Paul Foley. A player from 1878-1896, he was appointed club club secretary became involved with the club in the 1880s and helped to establish the Minor Counties Championship which began in 1895. Worcestershire shared the inaugural title with Durham and Norfolk before winning outright in 1896, 1897 and 1898. With this success behind it, the club applied for first-class status and entered the County Championship in 1899. Worcestershire CCC played its initial first-class match versus Yorkshire CCC on 4, 5 & 6 May 1899. The scorebook, with match scores written in a number of hands was purchased by a well known cricket writer approximately 40 years ago, who paid a pittance for it at a junk shop
Lot 654:
Lot 654 Lot 654
'The Australian Cricket Team in England. Season 1930. Captain W.M. Woodfull'. Original scorebook for the Australian tour of England 1930 compiled by W.H. Ferguson, the M.C.C. official scorer and baggage master for the tour. The scorebook in blue morocco boards with gilt titles to front board 'The Australian Cricket Team in England. Season 1930. Captain W.M. Woodfull'. Minor wear to board extremities otherwise in good/very good condition. The scorebook covers all thirty four matches played on the tour beginning with the traditional opening match played at Worcester on the 30th April, 1st & 2nd June 1930 and concluding with the final match of the tour against H.D.G. Leveson-Gower's 'England XI' played at Scarborough on the10th-12th September 1930. Each match is neatly recorded in ink in Ferguson's hand. Full details for each match include the batsmen's scores, full bowling analyses, with notes of wides and no-balls, extras and fall of wickets. In addition, there are brief odd notes on the weather conditions, time of innings, who won the toss, the names of the umpires and scorers, notable partnerships etc. The scorebook records the extraordinary prolific scoring performance of Don Bradman on the this, his first tour of England. Bradman made 974 runs in the five Test matches at an average of 139.14 with one triple hundred (334 at Leeds), two double hundreds (254 at Lord's and 232 at the Oval) and one single hundred (131 at Trent Bridge). Bradman made almost 3000 on the tour overall, with ten centuries and an average of 98.66. The Australians winning the series by two Tests to one. The scorebook, an 'Ernie Hayes Cricket Scoring Book' was published by Dean & Son Ltd of Covent Garden, London, was bought by the vendor from Christie's Auctioneers, Melbourne in March 2002 as lot 212 and their lot description suggests that the scorebook may well have been compiled by Ferguson and presented to the Australian Captain Bill Woodfull. A unique item from the 1930 Ashes tour
Estimate: £1000/1500
Lot 655:
Lot 655 Lot 655
'M.C.C. Australian Tour 1936-37'. The original scorebook for the M.C.C. tour of Australia and New Zealand 1936-1937. Compiled by W.H. Ferguson, the M.C.C. official scorer for the tour. The scorebook half bound in leather with cloth boards with gilt titles to front board 'M.C.C. Australian Tour 1936-37' with 'Capt R. Howard. Manager.' in gilt to bottom right hand corner. The leather worn and scuffed with some staining to cloth, particularly to the back board. The scorebook covers all twenty nine matches played on the tour beginning with the one day match played against All Ceylon at Colombo on October 3rd 1936 and concluding with the final match of the tour against an Auckland and Wellington team at Wellington on the 1st-3rd April 1937. Each match is beautifully recorded in ink in Ferguson's hand. Full details for each match include the batsmen's individual scoring strokes and number of minutes batted, full bowling analyses, with notes of wides and no-balls, extras and fall of wickets. In addition, there are brief notes on the weather conditions, who won the toss, the names of the umpires and scorers and notable partnerships. The exhibition match in Tasmania is recorded as is the batting exhibition put on by the M.C.C. after winning their two day game with New South Wales Country XI at Canberra early. The scorebook was acquired direct from the family of Captain Rupert Howard by a cricket dealer some years ago and was purchased by the present vendor. A unique record of this 1930's M.C.C. tour. Good condition
Estimate: £1500/2500
M.C.C. under the captaincy of 'Gubby' Allen left Southampton for Australia on 12th September 1936, arriving at Perth via Colombo on the 13th October 1936. They played twenty five matches in Australia and a further three in New Zealand. Having started off the Test series well, winning the first two Tests, M.C.C, lost the remaining three Tests and so failed to regain the Ashes. England's failure can be attributed to a combination of poor batting and the brilliance of Don Bradman. The tour was a financial success due to the fluctuating nature of the Tests and broke all records with receipts amounting to £90,909 with over 900,000 people attending. Bradman made 82 in the 2nd Test, 270 in the 3rd Test, 212 in the 4th Test and 169 in the fifth Test
Lot 656:
Lot 656 Lot 656 Lot 656 Lot 656
New Zealand inaugural tour to England 1927. An excellent collection of twenty eight original official scorecards covering nearly the entire tour. The scorecards are all printed, the majority with complete scores, one with handwritten scores. Scorecards are for matches played v Cambridge University, Cambridge 18th-20th May, v Royal Navy, Portsmouth 25th-27th May, v Sussex, Hove 28th-31st May, v Club Cricket Conference, Ealing 2nd-3rd June, v Oxford University, Oxford 4th-7th June, v Worcestershire, Worcester 8th-10th June, v Northamptonshire, Kettering 11th-14th June, v Leicestershire, Leicester 15th-17 June, v Durham, Chester-le-Street 18th-20th June, v Northumberland, Newcastle 22nd-23rd July, v Scotland, Glasgow 24th-25th June, v Scottish Counties, Broughty Ferry 27th-28th June, v South of Scotland, Galashiels 1st July, v Yorkshire, Bradford 2nd-5th July, v East of England, Wisbech 9th-12th July, v Civil Service, Chiswick 16th-19th July, v Warwickshire, Edgbaston 23rd-26th July, v West of England, Exeter 27th-29th July, v Glamorgan, Cardiff 30th July- 2nd August, v Somerset, Weston-super-Mare 6th-9th August, v Derbyshire, Derby 13th-16th August, v Lancashire, Old Trafford 17th-19th August, v Cumberland, Whitehaven 20th-22nd August, v Bedfordshire, Bedford 24th-25th August, v Norfolk, Norwich 26th-27th August, v Richmond, Richmond 29th August, v Welsh Cygnets, Llandudno 7th-8th September, and the final match of the tour v H.D.G. Leveson-Gower's XI, Scarborough 10th-13th September. All scorecards in very good to excellent condition. A rare, almost complete, collection of scorecards from the tour
Estimate: £180/250
No Test matches were played but, of the twenty six first class matches on the tour, New Zealand defeated Sussex, Worcestershire, Glamorgan, Somerset and Derbyshire and drew a good number. On the strength of this they were accorded Test status and played their first Test match, against England, in January 1930

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