Cricket Caps, Blazers & Cricket Attire

Lot 747:
Lot 747
Cream cloth cricket cap c1930's with embroidered rose emblem very similar to Northamptonshire emblem. Possibly Northamptonshire cap?. Name handwritten to inside 'C. Isherwood'. Unusual. Previously sold by Knights in October 2002. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 748:
Lot 748
New South Wales Cricket Association Cap. The wool cap in mid blue with the N.S.W emblem embroidered to centre. Owner unknown. Very good condition. Previously sold by Knights in February 2002 as lot 963
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £220
Lot 749:
Lot 749
Victorian Cricket Association dark blue cloth cricket cap. The wool cap embroidered with the Victorian emblem in silver thread. The cap is older cap probably 1930's and made by Canberra Cricket Cap Ltd. Ownership unknown. Very good condition. Previously sold by Knights in February 2002 as lot 962
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £65
Lot 750:
Lot 750
Australian dark green cloth Test cap embroidered with the Australia emblem, by Albion C&D of Australia. Ownership unknown. Very good condition. Previously purchased from Knights by the vendor in the November 1998. Sold with copy of the original invoice
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £800
Lot 751:
Lot 751
Natal (South Africa) 1st XI navy blue cloth cricket cap. The cap with embroidered Natal emblem. Made by Natcap of Capetown. Owner unknown. Very good condition
Estimate: £80/100
Hammer price: £80
Lot 752:
Lot 752
Andrew Flintoff. Lancashire & England. England white Test shirt worn by Flintoff whilst playing for England v Sri Lanka in the 3rd Test played at Old Trafford in 2002. The shirt with England emblem of three lions and coronet and below Flintoff's player number '591' plus Vodafone sponsors logo to chest. To sleeves 'Vodafone' and 'Admiral' sponsors logos and Flintoff's initials 'A.F.'. Very good condition. The shirt was previously sold at the Peter Martin Benefit Auction as lot 146 which was held at Old Trafford in September 2002, Andrew Flintoff donated a number of items to help Peter Martin in his Benefit Year
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £150
Lot 753:
Lot 753
Andrew Flintoff. Lancashire & England. England white sunhat with England emblem of the three lions and coronet to front worn by Flintoff in his Test match career. Signed to the rim in full by Flintoff. Some minor staining otherwise in good condition. The shirt was previously sold at the Peter Martin Benefit Auction as lot 151 which was held at Old Trafford in September 2002, Andrew Flintoff donated a number of items to help Peter Martin in his Benefit Year
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 754:
Lot 754
Andrew Flintoff. Lancashire & England. England navy blue cloth Test cap worn by Flintoff during his Test match career. The cap, by Michael of Chatham, with central emblem of the three lions and coronet. His initials 'A.F.' handwritten in black ink to inner label. Good condition. The shirt was previously sold at the Peter Martin Benefit Auction as lot 153 which was held at Old Trafford in September 2002, Andrew Flintoff donated a number of items to help Peter Martin in his Benefit Year
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £440
Lot 755:
Lot 755
Tasmanian state cricket cap and sweater. The green cap, by 'Albion C&D' of Australia, with Tasmanian emblem to front and the sleeveless sweater, by 'Rowe & Jarman' of Adelaide, with trimming to neck in red, gold and green with similar Tasmanian emblem to centre. Ownership unknown. Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
Lot 756:
Lot 756
Robert 'Bob Berry. Lancashire, Worcestershire, Derbyshire & England 1948-1962. Navy blue cricket cap with elaborate raised gold emblem of a rearing unicorn to front. 'R. Berry' indistinctly to inner label. Possibly a Minor Counties Cricket Association cap? . Berry played for the Minor Counties v Yorkshire 1949 at Lord's?
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
Lot 757:
Lot 757 Lot 757
Graeme Hick. Worcestershire, Queensland, Zimbabwe & England, 1983-2008. Pair of England mid blue and dark blue sunhats worn by Hick during his Test playing career for England. The mid blue sunhat signed by Hick to brim and the dark blue one signed to inside. Previously sold at Hick's Benefit auction held by Knight's in 1999. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 758:
No lot
Withdrawn
Hammer price: withdrawn
Lot 759:
Lot 759
Tom Moody. Western Australia, Worcestershire & Australia 1985-1999. Worcestershire C.C.C. green 1st XI baseball style cricket cap. Signed to inside by Moody. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
Lot 760:
Lot 760
Keith Robert Dollery. Queensland, Tasmania & Warwickshire 1947-1956. Two Warwickshire caps and embroidered blazer badge, a Queensland cap and a Tasmania cap badge, all used by Dollery during his playing career. Some wear, staining and fading, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £190
Keith Dollery played first-class cricket for Queensland and Tasmania in his native Australia before moving to England to play for Warwickshire 1951-1956. He was no relation to Tom Dollery, his captain at Warwickshire. Dollery died in Australia in 2013
Lot 761:
Lot 761
Jack Simmons. Lancashire & Tasmania 1967-1980. Lancashire 1st XI navy blue cloth cricket cap, worn by Simmons during his long career with the club, with embroidered Lancashire emblem of the red rose to front. The cap in worn condition, slightly warped peak and some wear to peak with small hole, a little faded around the peak area otherwise in good condition. Sold with a signed letter from Simmons regarding its provenance
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 762:
Lot 762
Derrick Robins XI navy blue cloth cricket cap with embroidered emblem with 'D.H.R. XI' below to front. 'Razor' handwritten to inner label. Player unknown. Minor wear and slight fading otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 763:
Lot 763
Tim Robinson. Nottinghamshire & England 1978-1999. England 'Rebel' tour of South Africa 1990/91. England navy blue cap worn by Robinson on the tour of South Africa. The cap with England lion gold and red emblem with 'English XI 1990-91' beneath has Robinson's name in ink printed to inner label and has been signed by Robinson alongside. Sold with a 'Rebel' tour of South Africa 1990/91 sweatshirt also worn by Robinson. Sold with signed notes of authentication from Robinson for both items. G/VG. Rarer tour items
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 764:
Lot 764
Marylebone Cricket Club black cricket cap with MC.C. emblem in gold and red. The cap by Albion C&D of Australia. Size large. Sold by Knights as lot 768, August 2016. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 765:
Lot 765
I.Zingari C.C. I.Zingari cricket club cloth cap in club colours of red, black and gold. Sold by Knights as lot 766, August 2016. Some wear to cap otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
I.Zingari means 'Gypsies' in Italian/

The following collection of county cricket caps were sold by Knights in June 2005 as one lot, at the time they were all framed individually and were from a collection of caps which were collected from various players by the vendor, from Derbyshire, over the last fifteen/twenty years. Due to a house move, he no longer has the space to display them. They have since been removed from the frames and are being offered individually at this auction
Lot 766:
Lot 766
Essex 1st XI navy blue cloth cricket cap. The cap with attached wired Essex emblem of the three seaxes. Ownership unknown. Handwritten to label is the name 'A.G.E. Ealham' (?). Some wear, fading and discolouration to cap otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Alan Ealham played for Kent and England but was not associated with Essex, strange that is name is written to the inside label
Lot 767:
Lot 767
Glamorgan 1st XI navy blue cloth cricket cap. The cap with embroidered Glamorgan emblem of the daffodil to front. Ownership unknown. Very good condition. Sold with a Glamorgan 1st XI white cricket shirt, signed by a player, unknown
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £85
Lot 768:
Lot 768
Gloucestershire 1st XI navy blue cloth cricket cap. The cap with wired and embroidered Gloucestershire emblem to front. Ownership unknown. Very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £80
Lot 769:
Lot 769
Christopher Lyall Smith. Hampshire 1980-1991. Hampshire 1st XI navy blue cloth cricket cap. The cap with embroidered Hampshire emblem to front. To inside label is handwritten 'C.L. Smith- Kips'. Very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Chris Smith's nickname was 'Kippy'
Lot 770:
Lot 770
Lancashire 1st XI navy blue cloth cricket cap. The cap with embroidered Lancashire emblem of the red rose to front. Ownership unknown. Very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £85
Lot 771:
Lot 771
Leicestershire 1st XI green cloth cricket cap. The cap, by Foster of London, with embroidered Leicestershire emblem of the running fox to front. Ownership unknown. Very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
Lot 772:
Lot 772
Middlesex 1st XI navy blue cloth cricket cap. The cap with embroidered Middlesex emblem of the three seaxes to front. Ownership unknown. A little worn and marked otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
Lot 773:
Lot 773
Northamptonshire 1st XI maroon cloth cricket cap. The cap, by Foster of London, with embroidered Northamptonshire emblem of the tudor rose to front. Ownership unknown. Very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 774:
Lot 774
Nottinghamshire 1st XI navy blue cloth cricket cap. The cap with embroidered Nottinghamshire emblem to front. Ownership unknown. Very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £42
Lot 775:
Lot 775
Somerset 1st XI navy blue cloth cricket cap. The cap, by 'Dege of Savile Row' with embroidered Somerset emblem of the dragon to front. Ownership unknown. Very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
Lot 776:
Lot 776
Sussex 1st XI navy blue cloth cricket cap. The cap with wired Sussex emblem of the six martlets to front. Ownership unknown. Very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
Lot 777:
Lot 777
Surrey 1st XI brown cloth cricket cap. The cap, by Michael of Chatham, with embroidered Surrey emblem of the Prince of Wales feathers to front. Ownership unknown. good/very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £125
Lot 778:
Lot 778
Warwickshire 1st XI navy blue cloth cricket cap. The cap, by Foster of London, with embroidered Warwickshire emblem of the bear and staff to front. Ownership unknown. Very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £90
Lot 779:
Lot 779
Yorkshire 1st XI navy blue cloth cricket cap. The cap with embroidered Yorkshire emblem of the white rose to front. Ownership unknown. Very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
Lot 780:
Lot 780
Tim Munton. Warwickshire & England 1985-2001. England Test match batting helmet with grill in navy blue with England emblem of the three lions & crown to centre worn by Munton whilst playing for England. The helmet made by Masuri. Previously sold in the Tim Munton Benefit Year Auction of September 1998, a sale conducted by Knights. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 780a:
Lot 780a
Ken Barrington. Surrey & England 1953-1968. M.C.C. navy blue touring blazer, by Simpson of Piccadilly, worn by Barrington on the M.C.C. tour of India, Pakistan and Ceylon in 1961-1962. With embroidered M.C.C. emblem in white of St George & Dragon of England and below in scroll '1961+ India- + Pak[istan] + Cey[lon] + 1962' to breast pocket. Trimming / braid to blazer, pockets and sleeves in M.C.C. colours of yellow and red. Very good condition. Previously sold as lot 410 in Phillips auction of June 2000 as part of the sale of the Ken Barrington Collection
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £280
Ken Barrington played in 82 Test matches for England from 1955-1968 scoring over 6,800 at an average of 58.67 and a highest score of 256. In all first class cricket he scored over 31,500 runs at 45.63. He tragically died aged 50 in 1981, following a second fatal heart attack whilst coaching the England team on tour in Barbados
Lot 780b:
Lot 780b
Peter Such. Essex & England. Essex C.C.C. navy blue blazer worn by Such. The blazer with wired Essex emblem attached to chest pocket. Good condition. Previously sold by Knights as lot 946 in 2002 on behalf of Peter Such
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 780c:
Lot 780c
Ellis Pembroke Robinson. Yorkshire 1934-1948 & Somerset 1949-1952. Official dark blue Yorkshire 1st XI blazer worn by Robinson during his playing career with Yorkshire. The blazer with embroidered Yorkshire 1st XI emblem of the white rose attached to chest pocket. The blazer with some moth holes, wear and light staining. Sold with a blue Yorkshire second XI silk tie with emblem of a Yorkshire rose bud embroidered to front. The tie made by 'Theros'. The blazer and tie were purchased from the auction of memorabilia held by Ellis Robinson in a pub at Doncaster some years ago
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £60
Ellis Robinson took 100 wickets in a season five times, his best being 146 at 14.95 in 1946. He moved from Yorkshire to Somerset in 1949 having been released by Yorkshire. He died in 1998 at the age of 87 years
Lot 780d:
Lot 780d Lot 780d
Corpus Christi College C.C. blazer. Navy blue blazer with maroon and white stripes by Ryder & Amies of Cambridge, ornately embroidered raised emblem with wire detail of a mythical pelican in the form of a swan with three chicks in a nest and the initials C.C.C.C.C. below. Owner's name 'J.P. Lawrence' handwritten to label and dated 6th August 1930. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 780e:
Lot 780e Lot 780e
David Capel. Official dark navy England 'A' blazer by Daks worn by Capel during on the 1992/93 tour to Australia. Embroidered name 'Capel' to label. Previously sold at the David Capel Benefit Year auction. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 781:
Lot 781
Nicholas Grant Billson 'Nick' Cook. Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & England 1978-1994. England/M.C.C. long sleeved touring sweater worn by Cook whilst playing for England. The sweater with trimming in M.C.C. colours of red, gold and black to neck, waist and sleeves. Name label to neck 'N.G.B. Cook' in red.VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 782:
Lot 782
Robert Croft. Glamorgan & England. England long sleeved Test sweater worn by Croft in his Test match playing career. The white sweater, by 'Admiral', with emblem of the three lions and coronet to centre of the sweater and sponsors logo 'Vodafone' to chest and sleeve. Previously sold at Anthemion Auctions in May 2001 VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 783:
Lot 783
Andrew Richard Caddick. Somerset & England 1991-2009. England sleeveless Test sweater worn by Caddick in his Test match playing carrer. The white sweater, by 'BSB', with emblem of the three lions and coronet to centre of the sweater. Initials 'A.R.C.' to neck label. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 784:
Lot 784
Mervyn Gregory Hughes. Victoria & Australia 1981-1995. Australian long sleeved Test sweater, by 'Silver Fleece of Australia', worn by Merv Hughes on the Australian tour of England 1993. The sweater with Australian emblem to chest, 'XXXX' logo to chest and sleeve. Trimming in Australian colours of green and gold to neck and waist. 'Merv' to front of neck label and 'Hughes' to verso label. Given to Peter Such by Hughes at the conclusion of the series. Previously sold by Knights on behalf of Such as lot 122 in May 2001
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 785:
Lot 785
Jo Angel. Western Australia & Australia 1991-2004. Australian white long sleeved Test shirt worn by Jo Angel in the 1994/95 Ashes Test series. The shirt, by 'ISC of Australia' with Australian emblem to chest and 'ECB' and 'ISC' logos to sleeves. Signed by Angel above the Australian emblem with name handwritten to label. Good/very good condition. Previously sold by Knights in April 1998
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 786:
Lot 786
Paul Jarvis. Yorkshire, Sussex, Somerset & England 1981-2000. Yorkshire 2nd XI long sleeved sweater worn by Jarvis during his time at Yorkshire. The sweater, by Luke Ayres, with broad solid blue trimming to neck, waist and sleeves with white rose bud emblem to centre. Good condition. Previously sold by Knight's
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
Lot 787:
Lot 787
Ken Barrington. Surrey & England 1953-1968. Surrey C.C.C. sleeveless sweater, by Jack Hobbs Ltd, worn by Barrington during his playing career. The sweater with Surrey emblem of the 'Prince of Wales' feathers to left hand side with trimming to neck and waist in club colours of chocolate brown. Good condition. Previously sold as lot 389 in the Phillips auction of June 2000 as part of the sale of the Ken Barrington Collection
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Ken Barrington played in 82 Test matches for England from 1955-1968 scoring over 6,800 at an average of 58.67 and a highest score of 256. In all first class cricket he scored over 31,500 runs at 45.63. He tragically died aged 50 in 1981, following a second fatal heart attack whilst coaching the England team on tour in Barbados
Lot 788:
Lot 788
Ken Barrington. Surrey & England 1953-1968. England 'home' long sleeved sweater, by Simpson of Piccadilly, worn by Barrington during his Test playing career. The sweater with England emblem of the three lions and crown to front. Name label 'K. Barrington' to neck. Good condition. Previously sold as lot 391 in the Phillips auction of June 2000 as part of the sale of the Ken Barrington Collection
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
Lot 789:
Lot 789
Ken Barrington. Surrey & England 1953-1968. England 'home' sleeveless sweater, by Simpson of Piccadilly, worn by Barrington during his Test playing career. The sweater with England emblem of the three lions and crown to front. Good condition. Previously sold in the Phillips auction of June 2000 as part of the sale of the Ken Barrington Collection
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £45
Lot 790:
Lot 790
David Capel. 'Hong Kong Sixes' shirt worn by Capel whilst playing in the competition. The shirt with 'Capel' printed to back, signed to front of the shirt by seven of the South African team and to verso by six of the England team. Signatures include Capel, Small, Brown, Fairbrother, A. Hollioake, Snell, S. Pollock, Kuiper, Rhodes, Cronje etc. Sold with a further white cricket shirt with emblem and initials to chest 'S.C.C.C.' signed by three players including Small and Paul Smith. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £12
Lot 791:
Lot 791 Lot 791
Nicholas Grant Billson 'Nick' Cook. Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & England 1978-1994. A pair of Northamptonshire first team white sweaters, one long sleeve, the other short sleeve issued to Cook. The woollen sweaters with Northamptonshire colours in maroon and gold to neck and waist, with rose emblem and 'Dr Marten' sponsor's logo to chest. Both sweaters with initials 'M.G.B.C.' to handwritten to label. Sold with twelve County, club, testimonial etc ties from Cook's collection. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 792:
Lot 792
Peter Such. Essex, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & England 1982-2001. England sweater and cap formerly the property of Peter Such presented in a display case. The cap and sweater with the England three lions and crown emblems, the sweater with 'Vodafone' sponsors logo to chest. The items were bought by the vendor at a benefit event. G/VG
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 793:
Lot 793
Crickets shirts. Short sleeve England 'A' shirt issued to Paul Johnson for the 1991/92 tour to Bermuda & West Indies. 'P.J.' to neck. Also an England MRF World Series 1989 (Nehru Cup) short sleeve shirt signed to the chest by Nick Cook, and one other shirt, owner unknown. Qty 3. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 794:
Lot 794
Derek Underwood. Kent long sleeve sweater with Kent emblem to chest, embroidered name label 'D.L. Underwood to neck. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
Lot 795:
Lot 795
Devon Malcolm. Long sleeve Derbyshire Sunday League pale blue sweater with yellow and white edging. 'Malcom' and AXA sponsor's logo to back. Worn by Malcolm in the 1999 season. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 796:
Lot 796
Justin Langer. White long sleeve shirt with Australia emblem and Coca-Cola sponsor's logo to chest, issued to Langer in the West Indies. Attached label states 'This Australian Test shirt was given to me by Justin Langer, Western Australia & Australia player at Kingston Jamaica. Minor staining, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 797:
Lot 797
Jimmy Cook. Transvaal, Somerset and South Africa 1972-1991. South African yellow with green decoration cricket shirt worn in the Rebel Series v England 1989/90. Springbok logo and '1989-90' to chest pocket. Fully signed by thirteen members of the South African team. Signatures include Jimmy Cook, Allan Donald, Clive Rice, Trevor Madsen, Peter Kirsten, Roy Pienaar etc. Originally given to Alan Wells by Cook for Wells's benefit year. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £75
Lot 798:
Lot 798
Colin Milburn. Northamptonshire, Western Australia & England 1960-1974. British Airways sponsored white, red and blue tracksuit top, 'Colin Milburn' embroidered to back. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 799:
Lot 799 Lot 799
Sussex C.C.C. White sleeveless Sussex First XI wool sweater. Six martletts and 'Whitbread' sponsors emblems to chest. Owner unknown. Sold with a gold short sleeve Sussex sweater with dark and pale blue decoration. Player's name 'Speight' (Martin Speight) to back. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
Lot 800:
Lot 800
Mike Gatting. White sleeveless Middlesex First XI wool sweater. Middlesex emblem and 'Panasonic' sponsor's logo to chest. 'Gatt' handwritten to label. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 801:
Lot 801
Surrey C.C.C. c1960s. White sleeveless Surrey First XI wool sweater with Surrey emblem to chest. Owner unknown. Owner unknown. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 802:
Lot 802
England c2000. England shirt with three lions and crown emblem with Vodafone sponsor's logo to chest. Signed to the front by eleven England players. Signatures include Hussain, Gough, White, Cork, Stewart, Hick, Thorpe, etc. Framed and glazed overall 27"x24". G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 802a:
Lot 802a
Kenneth Higgs. Lancashire & Leicestershire 1958-1979. Leicestershire sleeveless sweater issued to Higgs during his playing career. The sweater, new as issued, with Leicestershire emblem of the running fox to centre and trimming to neck and waist in Leicestershire colours of red and green. Higgs left the sweater to his grandson's. Excellent condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 802b:
Lot 802b
Kenneth Higgs. Lancashire & Leicestershire 1958-1979. Leicestershire long sleevedsweater issued to Higgs during his playing career. The sweater, new as issued, with Leicestershire emblem of the running fox to centre and trimming to neck, cuffs and waist in Leicestershire colours of red and green. Higgs left the sweater to his grandson's. Excellent condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 803:
Lot 803
David Boon. Australia. Three official players tour ties for the 1985,1989 and 1993 Australia tours to England. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed overall 20"x23". G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
The ties were presented by Boon to the vendor who regularly had professionals playing for the club, including David Boon, also Jacques Kallis and Derek Crookes lodging at their home near Kendal
Lot 804:
Lot 804
Australian Test players tie. The silk tie with Australian emblems on a green background. The tie made by 'AusAico', probably 1950/60's. Good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 805:
Lot 805
Derek Randall. Nottinghamshire and England 1972-1993. Centenary Test '1877-1977' tie worn by Randall. The mid blue tie with stumps, crown and kangaroo motifs and below '1877-1977'. Made in Australia by 'Tee-Dee'. Sold with a card of authentication signed by Randall. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
The Centenary Test will be best remembered for the innings of 174 by Derek Randall. Australia won the Test by the same margin of victory as the first Test in 1877, 45 runs.

Michael Henry Denness OBE was a Scottish born cricketer who played for Kent, Essex, England and Scotland. He made his debut for Kent in 1962 and played 330 matches for the county between 1962 and 1976 before moving to Essex. In total he scored over 25,000 first class runs with a highest score of 195. He captained Kent between 1972 and 1976 and had major success winning the John Player League three times (1972, 1973, 1976), the Benson & Hedges Cup twice (1973, 1976), and the Gillette Cup in 1974, and captained England in nineteen Tests between 1973/74 and 1975 including the Test tours of 1973/74 to the West Indies and to Australia in 1974/75. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1975 and remains the only England captain to be born in Scotland. Denness later became an ICC match referee. He was president of Kent County Cricket Club in 2012/13. The blazers are being sold by the family
Lot 806:
Lot 806
Michael Henry Denness. Kent, Essex, England and Scotland 1962-1980. M.C.C. tour of India, Pakistan & Ceylon 1972/73. Official M.C.C. navy blue touring blazer with embroidered M.C.C. emblem in white of St George & Dragon of England and below in scroll 'India, Pakistan & Ceylon 1972/73' to breast pocket worn by Mike Denness on the tour.. Trimming to pockets, sleeves and blazer edging in M.C.C. colours of yellow and red. The blazer by Simpson of Piccadilly. Very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £280
This was Denness's first M.C.C. tour under the captaincy of Tony Lewis, he scored 706 runs on the tour with a highest score of 95 and an average of 32.09. England won the first Test but ended up losing the Test series 2-1, the other Tests were drawn
Lot 807:
Lot 807
Michael Henry Denness. Kent, Essex, England and Scotland 1962-1980. M.C.C. tour of Australia and New Zealand 1974/75. Official M.C.C. navy blue touring blazer with embroidered M.C.C. emblem in white of St George & Dragon of England and below in scroll 'Australia & New Zealand 1974-1975' to breast pocket worn by Mike Denness on the tour. The blazer by Simpson of Piccadilly. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
For the first time in several years, the captaincy remained unchanged for successive major tours. The tour selection was criticised, too many fast bowlers and not enough batsman, the selection of Denness as captain and the non selection of Jon Snow. In addition Boycott withdrew stating he was not fit enough mentally to return to Test cricket. Not good omens for the tour and it proved to be the case. England were destroyed by Lillee and Thomson and lost the series 4-0 with one Test drawn. Denness stood down from the captaincy and from playing due to lack of form just prior to the start of the fourth Test and John Edrich took over for this match. Denness returned to the captaincy in the firth Test which was lost but against all the odds in the sixth Test, England beat Australia by an innings and four runs with Denness scoring 188.

Note. The blazer for the 1974/75 tour did not have trimming to pockets, sleeves and blazer edging in M.C.C. colours

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