The Percy Fender (Sussex, Surrey & England 1910-1935) Cricket Archive

Percy George Herbert Fender 1892-1985) played 13 Tests and was captain of Surrey between 1921 and 1931. An all-rounder, he was a middle-order batsman who bowled mainly leg spin, and completed the cricketer's double seven times. Noted as a belligerent batsman, in 1920 he hit the fastest recorded first-class century, reaching three figures in 35 minutes which remains the record today. As early as 1914 Fender was named one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year. After war service in the Royal Flying Corps he re-established himself in the Surrey team and became captain in 1921. His captaincy inspired the team to challenge strongly for the County Championship over the course of several seasons, despite a shortage of effective bowlers. Alongside his forceful though sometimes controversial leadership, Fender was an effective performer with bat and ball, although he lacked support as a bowler. From 1921, he played occasionally in Tests for England but was never particularly successful. Despite press promptings, he was never appointed Test captain, and following a clash with the highly influential Lord Harris in 1924, his England career was effectively ended. Further disagreements between Fender and the Surrey committee over his approach and tactics led the county to replace him as captain in 1932 and to end his career in 1935. A very recognisable figure, Fender was popular with his team and with supporters. Cartoonists enjoyed caricaturing his distinctive appearance. In addition to his cricket career, Fender worked in the wine trade, had a successful career in journalism, and wrote several well-received books on cricket tours. He worked well into the 1970s, even after going blind. He died in 1985.

Lot 652:
Lot 652
'Canterbury'. Original mono print of a pen an ink drawing from an original by Aylwin Sampson of the pavilion at Canterbury, Kent, with spectators watching a match in progress. Signed in pencil to the borders by the artist and fifteen former England Test captains Hutton, Dexter, Greig, Lewis, Denness, Carr, Close, Graveney, Illingworth, Emburey, C. Cowdrey, Gooch, Gatting, Stewart and Vaughan. The print measures approx. 12"x9", mounted overall 15.5"x12". VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £42
Lot 653:
Lot 653
Nottinghamshire Knights. Richard Hadlee and Garry Sobers. A photo montage comprising two colour portrait images reproduced from original cameos, signed below in black ink by Hadlee and Sobers. Framed and glazed, overall 8.75"x6.5". VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 654:
Lot 654
Bob Appleyard, Jim Binks and Don Wilson, Yorkshire. Three colour prints from originals by Ken Taylor (Yorkshire & England). The images depict Appleyard in bowling action, Binks wicketkeeping, and Wilson bowling. Each print signed in ink by the artist and the featured player. The Binks and Taylor prints laid to mounts, various sizes , approx. 10"x14" and smaller. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 655:
Lot 655
Wilfred Rhodes. Yorkshire & England 1898-1930. Excellent print of Rhodes in bowling action, from the original by Ernest Moore, 1923, published by Weatherells of Leeds, reproduced by Beck & Inchbold of Leeds. Signed to the print by Rhodes, the signature faded but legible. The print, measuring 9.25"x14", in modern mount, overall 15"x19.5". Slight fading to image, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 656:
Lot 656
'Johnny Garlic Sausage'. Graham Clarke. Original humorous colour etching of a cricket team on tour in France, with the cricketers sitting in and around an omnibus, with a wooden 'members only' hut in tow. In the background are many locals wearing berets looking on. Limited edition no. 123/400. Signed in pencil to the mount by the artist. The print measures approx. 21.5"x13.5". Attractively mounted, framed and glazed, overall 28.5"x21.5". Very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £140
Lot 657:
Lot 657
'Hampshire County Cricket Club in Safe Hands 1932-2000'. Original print from an original by Paul J. Vater, produced for Adrian Aymes' benefit, 2000. The print features pencil drawings of six Hampshire wicket keepers including Aymes. Others are Neil McCorkell (1932-1951), Leo Harrison (1936-1966), Brian Timms (1959-1968), Bob Stephenson (1969-1980), and Bobby Parks (1980-1992). Limited edition number 17 of 20. Signed in pencil to the print by the artist and Aymes, and by the others on cards mounted below. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 26.5"x20.5". From the personal collection of Leo Harrison. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 658:
Lot 658
'The Oval. England v Australia, 1981'. Large limited edition colour print by artist Eric Thompson of the Test at The Oval in 1981. Unnumbered limited edition of 850 prints produced. Framed and glazed, overall 24.5"x18". VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £18
Lot 659:
Bob Farndon. Full set of six limited edition colour prints of humourous cricket images by artist Farndon. Prints entitled 'Howzat', 'Wait On', 'Lots Ball', 'Wide' and 'No Ball'. All limited edition of 750 prints and signed by the artist. All framed and glazed. 16"x13". VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 660:
Lot 660
'The Birth of the Ashes'. Mounted montage of modern replica items from the Museum of Cricket, Lord's Cricket Ground including the match scorecard, handwritten batting orders, page from the Boyle & Co scorebook with handwritten detail, all nicely reproduced and displayed. Limited edition 639 of 1882. Framed and glazed, 22"x33" overall. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 661:
'The Cricketer Magazine' 1921-1980. A good run of the magazine, the first twenty volumes 1921(Volume I) to 1939 (Volume XX), uniformly bound in original green boards, including the first issue published in 1921. The years 1940, 1942 to 1960 in green bindings, the years 1941, 1961-1980 are loose individual monthly editions. The majority of Annuals included. Fifty years of the magazine in five large boxes. Overall good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £90
Lot 662:
Lot 662 Lot 662
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume I and II. Numbers 1-21 (10th May to 28th September 1882) & 22-49 (16th February to December 27th 1883). Both complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Bound in various boards, with titles in gilt. Minor wear to spine and boards otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
The magazine ran from 1882-1913
Lot 663:
Lot 663
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume III. Numbers 50-79. January 31st to December 25th 1884. Complete with title-page and contents pages to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Some wear to spine and boards, some bumping to boards otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £83
Lot 664:
Lot 664
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume IV. Numbers 80-109. January 29th to December 24th 1885. Complete with title-page and contents pages to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Some wear to spine and boards otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £85
Lot 665:
Lot 665
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume V. Numbers 110-139. January 28th to December 30th 1886. Complete with title-page and contents pages to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Some wear to spine and boards otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £85
Lot 666:
Lot 666
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume VI. Numbers 140-169. January 27th to December 29th 1887. Complete with title-page and contents pages to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Very minor wear to spine and boards otherwise in good/very good condition. Ex Cohen Collection
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £110
Lot 667:
Lot 667 Lot 667
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume VII and IX. Numbers 170-199 (26th January to 27th December 1888) & 230-259 (24th January to December 27th 1890). Both complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Bound in various boards, with titles in gilt. Minor wear to spine and boards otherwise in good condition. A printed team picture of the Surrey XI 1888 tipped in to the front of Volume VII. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
Lot 668:
Lot 668
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume VIII. Numbers 200-229. January 24th to December 27th 1889. Complete with title-page and contents pages to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Minor wear to spine and boards, some breaking to front and rear internal hinges otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £85
Lot 669:
Lot 669
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume X. Numbers 260-289. January 27th to December 31st 1891. Complete with title-page and contents pages to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Minor wear to spine and boards, minor breaking to front and rear internal hinges otherwise in good condition. Ex Wakley Collection
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £85
Lot 670:
Lot 670 Lot 670
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XI and XIV. Numbers 290-319 (27th January to 29th December 1892) & 380-409 (31st January to December 26th 1895). Both complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Bound in various boards, with titles in gilt. Tear to the head of the spine of Volume XI otherwise in good condition. One page section loose and odd tipped in cricket picture in the first volume. Qty 2. Volume XI, Ex Wakley Collection
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 671:
Lot 671
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XII. Numbers 320-349. January 26th to December 28th 1893. Complete with title-page and contents pages to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Minor wear to spine and boards, breaking to front and rear internal hinges otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £95

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