Cricket Ephemera

Lot 1:
Lot 1
Colin Blythe, Kent & England 1899-1914. 'Record County Championship bowling figures'. Northamptonshire v Kent 1907. Original silk scorecard for the match played at Northampton on the 30th, 31st May, 1st June 1907. Kent won the match by an innings and 155 runs and Colin Blythe took seventeen wickets in the match including his best first class bowling performance of taking 10 wickets for thirty runs in Northamptonshire's first innings. In the second innings his figures were 7 wickets for eighteen runs. His match figures were 31.1 overs, 14 maidens, 17 wickets for 48 runs. Quite a performance. Kent batting first made 254 all out and then Blythe proceeded to bowl out Northamptonshire for 60 runs in the first and 39 in the second innings. The scorecard laid down to card, very minor marks to surface otherwise in very good condition. A rare scorecard of a career best performance by Blythe
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £380
Colin Blythe was one of the principal left hand spin bowlers of the Edwardian era. He took over 2500 first class wickets with a best of 10-30 for Kent v Northamptonshire in 1907, he followed this by taking 7-18 in the second innings and with match figures of 17 wickets for 48 runs this still stands as the best bowling analysis in the County Championship. He took 100 wickets in nineteen Tests for England with a best of 8-59 v South Africa in 1907. Although Blythe suffered from epilepsy he freely volunteered for the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in 1914 and served with distinction on the Western Front. Blythe was killed in action by 'random shellfire' during the battle of Passchendaele, Belgium in November 1917
Lot 2:
Lot 2
M.C.C. tour of Australia 'Bodyline' 1932/33. Official menu for the Dinner given by 'Canon E.S. Hughes, President of the Victorian Cricket Association in honour of the visit of the M.C.C. team and to commemorate seventy years of International cricket' held in Melbourne on the 31st December 1932. The front cover of the menu with titles to top half and below a delightful colour caricatures, by Arthur Mailey, showing a bowler and batsman wearing in cricket attire, and top hats from 1862 and a ferocious fast bowler and batsman from 1932, cord tie to border. The menu with toast list and menu to centre pages and to outer pages mono images from the 1861/62 tour and the first Australian team to England 1878. Canon Hughes and R.G. Menzies made speeches. Printed by E. Whitehead & Co Ltd. Some minor age toning/soiling to menu wrappers otherwise in good/very good condition. A rare bodyline series menu
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £480
The second Test of the series began on the 30th December 1932, Australia winning by 111 runs, Bradman 103, Bill O'Reilly ten wickets in the match. Canon E.S. Hughes of the Melbourne Anglican Church married Don and Jessie Bradman in April 1932
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Lot 3
M.C.C. tour of Australia 1928/29. 'Souvenir of the England v Australia Test Matches 1928-1929'. Souvenir brochure for the series, published by Austin Rogers & Co Ltd, Chancery Lane, with fully printed scorecards of the five Test matches plus the averages of both teams. Decorative wrappers. Good/very good condition. A rarer post tour brochure
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £180
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'Dinner to the A.I.F. Cricket Team' 1920. Original eight page menu with blue ribbon tie for the dinner given by the Hon. D. Mackinnon M.L.A. President of the Victorian Cricket Association, held at Scott's Hotel, Melbourne 17th January 1920. Titles in blue over gold coloured map of Australia and 'Australian Commonwealth Military Forces' emblem to front cover. The inside pages feature a printed photograph of the Australian Imperial Forces team, averages of the team when touring England and South Africa, a summary of the results of the tours, and the menu. To the rear cover a printed cartoon by Ted Colles of two cricketers shaking hands, with the caption 'The Dig: Good-bye, and thanks John. We're always glad to join you in any stunt, and hope to see you in Aussie with us next season'. Some wear and small tape repairs to cover, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £150
When the First World War ended in November 1918, thousands of Australian servicemen were in Europe as members of the First Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and many remained until the spring of 1919. In England, a new first-class cricket season was planned, the first since 1914, and an idea that came to fruition was the formation of an Australian touring side made up of servicemen. The Australian Imperial Force Touring XI was formed, initially under the captaincy of pre-war Test player Charlie Kelleway. Kelleway departed after only six matches following a dispute about the fixtures list. A players' meeting elected future Test player Herbie Collins as team captain for the remainder of the tour, despite the fact that Collins' military rank was lance corporal and there were seven officers in the party. The bulk of the team remained intact for nearly nine months from May 1919, playing thirty three matches in Great Britain, ten in South Africa on their way home and then another three in Australia itself before disbanding in February 1920, with only four defeats, all of these in England. The players lived on their army pay and all profits from gate money went to an AIF Sports Control Board
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Lot 5
Australian Imperial Force team 1918-1920 and Australian Services Team 1945-1946. 'Commemorative Dinner in honour of The Australian Imperial Force and the Australian Services Cricket Teams'. Official menu for the Dinner held at The Cricketers Club of New South Wales on the 9th July 1971. Decorative front cover, with Menu and Toasts to inside pages and printed photographs of the two teams, 1918-1920 and 1945-46, to rear cover. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 6
'The 1948 Australian Cricket Team Reunion Dinner' 1979. Official menu for the dinner held at the Sydney Hilton, 10th February 1979 given by The Primary Club of Australia. Decorative blue cover with yellow cord tie, with Programme and Menu to inside pages. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
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Lot 7
Herbert Sutcliffe. M.C.C. tour of Australia 1924/25. Official players' itinerary for the tour, the front cover with title and M.C.C. colours to top left hand corner. The itinerary lists the members of the touring party, tour programme including matches, time table etc. This was Sutcliffe's itinerary and was previously sold by Knights as part of the Sutcliffe collection in November 2011. Minor ageing, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
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Lot 8
Australia tour to England 1926. Official players itinerary for the tour, the front cover with title and Australian colours to top left hand corner. The itinerary lists the members of the touring party and fixtures. Minor ageing otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
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Lot 9
England tour to India and Sri Lanka 1981/82. Official sixteen page players and officials itinerary comprising match programme, travel arrangements, official engagements, hotels etc, this being the copy of physio, Bernie Thomas. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 10
England tour to Fiji, New Zealand and Pakistan 1983/84. Official sixteen page players and officials itinerary comprising match programme, travel arrangements, official engagements, hotels etc, this being the copy of physio, Bernie Thomas. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 11:
Lot 11
England tours to West Indies 1973/74 and Australia and New Zealand 1982/84. Two official Christmas cards, each with a colour photograph of the touring party to the centre pages. Both unsigned. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 12
M.C.C. tour to Australia 1928/29. Original folding 'Programme of Cricket Fixtures 1928-1929' published by A.H. Massina & Co of Melbourne. Printed tour fixtures to centre and Sheffield Shield Matches to rear. Neat annotations in red ink. Foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
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Australia tour to England 1930. 'Autographs of the English and Australian Teams with reserves during the Third Test Match at Leeds, July 1930'. Folding card with printed autographs of the teams to centre. Published by Bolton Cricket League. Owner's name neatly and faintly written to top edge, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
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Lot 14
England tours to Australia 1962/63 and 1982/83. Two colour folding fixture cards, one for the 1962/63 tour published by BP, the other for the 1982/83 Benson & Hedges Test series and World Series Cup. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 15
Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Four original candid photographs originally from Sutcliffe's personal collection. Photographs include a cameo of Percy Chapman (England) and Herbie Collins (Australia) with one other, possibly on the 1924/25 M.C.C. tour to Australia. Others feature Sutcliffe and three others playing tennis, and two group photographs, one outside a train, the other possibly outside a golf club house. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 16
M.C.C. tour to West Indies 1953/54. An original copy of 'The Jamaica Gleaner Cricket Souvenir' newspaper dated April 1954. 32 page newspaper entirely devoted to coverage of the Test series and West Indian cricket. The newspaper folded and preserved in a green slip case with gilt titles to edge. Obviously fold marks otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Lot 17
Eton v Harrow 1936. Very large original card with printed details of the arrangements for spectators and guests attending the annual match played at Lord's in 1936. The card lists the luncheon tables in the arbours and the tents on the practice ground and the east side of the ground and to the West, details are published of the Grand Stand Boxes, Members Reserve, Tables behind Block A, New Boxes, private rooms at hotel etc. Guests who had booked the Grand Stand Boxes included His Grace The Duke of Devonshire, Viscount Cobham, F.T.Mann, The Earl of Derby, Sir Humphrey de Trafford etc, in the New Boxes were P.F. Warner, R.H. Twining, The Hon Sir F.S. Jackson etc, in the private rooms at hotel were E.G. Wynyard, Viscount Boyne etc, in the side garden 'Sir Julian Cahn, G.L. Hoare etc, and in the arbours and Tents to the East were the Guards Club, Harrow Association, Old Etonians, Carlton Club, Green Jackets, Bath Club, Lord Melchett, Charles E. Russell etc. The card would have probably been displayed prominently at Lord's for spectators and guests attention. The card measures 17"x24" and has some nicks and tears to edges with small corner loss to right hand lower corner otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 18
Lord's Museum. A selection of four colour posters advertising exhibitions in the Cricket Memorial Gallery at Lord's Cricket Ground. They include 'The Noble Game of Cricket' and features the classic image of William Lambert and was probably produced in the 1970's, 'M.C.C. Bicentenary' exhibition 1987 featuring an excellent image of 'Lord's. England v Australia 1938' by Charles Cundall and the other is entitled 'England v Australia 100 years of Test matches' and features the lion and kangaroo on the Lord's ground and was produced in 1980. Sold with two further colour posters, one for the 'M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction', held by Christie's at Lord's 13th April 1897 and one for the British Museum's exhibition of 'Sporting Life' held in 1983. Various sizes from 15"x18" the smallest. Qty 6. Some faults, nicks to edges, folds, wrinkling to some posters otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £70
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Lot 19
'Canterbury Cricket Week 1926'. Original poster for the St George's Theatre, Canterbury. 81st Season of the Old Stagers'. 'The 'Old Stagers' have the honour to inform the Nobility, Gentry and the Public that they will be present on the first night of the 81st Season, Saturday July 31st' [and various dates after that]. The lead play was 'Captain Brassbound's Conversion' by Bernard Shaw. The poster printed by E. Crow, Mercery Lane, Canterbury. The poster measures 12.5"x20" and is in good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 20
World Cup 1979. Large official poster for the World Cup Final between England and the West Indies played at Lord's on the 23rd June 1979. The poster also advertises the Australia v England group match also played at Lord's on the 9th June. Sold with a further smaller colour poster for the 'The World's Greatest Summer of Cricket!'. Fourth Test Match. England v Australia. At the Oval' [1975]. The Lord's poster measures 20"x30" and the Oval 10"x15". Some folds and tears to the extremities of the Lord's poster, the Oval in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
England beat Australia in the group match by six wickets, the West Indies beat England in the Final by 92 runs
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Lancashire v Surrey 1870. Original copy of the Manchester Evening News for 27th May 1870. The four page issue includes a thirty line report on the first day's play at Old Trafford (Surrey 103, Lancashire 96 for 6). This was the first match of the season and the benefit game for F.R. Reynolds 'who had been the professional bowler of the Manchester club for a period of ten years'. Odd faults and minor loss, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £25
Frederick Reginald Evans (Lancashire 1865-1874) was manager of Old Trafford cricket ground from 1860 to 1908
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'Bromley Cricket 1735-1847'. A large broadsheet/ poster with thirty two references to early cricket matches played at Bromley and some printed scores. Below the title is a printed quotation, 'There is plenty of evidence, if not to prove, at least to warrant the belief that it was in Kent, and in that part that includes Sevenoaks, Bromley, Chislehurst, and Dartford that the game became really popular - P. Norman'. It is not known for what purpose or date it was printed. Preserved folded in a modern blue cloth box. 39"x38". Splitting to folds, otherwise in good condition. A rare piece of early Kent ephemera
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £220
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Lot 23
John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England 1905-1934. 'Hobbs on his Triumph'. Original copy of the Evening Standard newspaper dated 17th August 1925. Front page article reporting on Hobbs equalling W.G. Grace's record of 126 first-class centuries in the match at Taunton. Further articles and references to the achievement appear on pages 5, 8, 9, 13. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £28
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Lot 24
Press cuttings 1938-1951. Four sets of press cuttings relating to England v Australia Oval 1938, 'World Record Test Score', England v Australia Oval 1948, 'Bradman's last Test', England v Australia Oval 1956, 'Laker's Test', and England v South Africa Oval 1951 'Hutton Obstruction Test'. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
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Bill Frindall. Cricket statistician. England tour to Australia 1990/91. A large 'Universal' desk diary for 1991 with menus, airline tickets, baggage labels, business cards, letters from friends, leaflets, notes written in Frindall's distinctive neat hand etc, all either laid down or inserted loose, all relating to Frindall's visit to Australia. Includes a page laid down to the inside front cover with a list of 'Tasks before Oz' that Frindall was required to complete before departure. Sold with two small autograph albums given to Frindall as a boy in 1948 and 1953, with some good autographs of players of the period including Surrey (8), Lancashire (9), Middlesex (2), Yorkshire (8) etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
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Lot 26
Bill Frindall. Cricket statistician and author. A red scrapbook and blue folder comprising press cuttings relating to the 1957 West Indies tour to England both compiled by Bill Frindall. Originally from the Frindall archive with letter of provenance signed by Frindall's wife in 2010. Qty 2 G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
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Lot 27
'England's Champion Batsman. J.B. Hobbs. Surrey & England XI' 1922. Large linen handkerchief with printed headings and five images of Hobbs in various batting poses plus total runs and average in first class cricket up to 1922. Listed to outer border are details of centuries scored by Hobbs. 17"x17", mounted, framed and glazed in modern frame, overall 21"x21.5". Slight fading, light creasing otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 28
Jim Laker. Commemorative silk handkerchief for 'The All Ten Test Match'. England v Australia 1956. With caricature of Laker by Roy Ullyett. Laker took nineteen wickets in the game. Sold with 'The Test Match of the Century'. Silk square commemorating England's famous victory over Australia in 1981 in which Botham scored 149no and Willis took 8 for 43 featuring cartoons of Botham and Willis by Roy Ullyett, match scorecard and images of the rest of the team. Both framed and glazed. Overall 25"x21". VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 29:
Lot 29
England v Australia, Headingley 1981. 'The Test Match of the Century'. Silk square commemorating England's famous victory in which Botham scored 149no and Willis took 8 for 43 featuring cartoons of Botham and Willis by Roy Ullyett, match scorecard and images of the rest of the team. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £18
Lot 30:
Lot 30
Centenary Test. Australia v England 1977. Official Victorian Cricket Association match ticket for the fifth day of the Centenary Test played at Melbourne 12th-17th March 1977. Sold with an official ticket for England v Australia, Lord's 2nd July 1981, also six M.C.C. membership cards for 1992-1997, and seven official passes to Lord's for matches played in 2009. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 31:
Lot 31
England v Australia 1956. Official match ticket for the final day of the third Test played at Headingley, 12th-17th July 1956. Minor wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
England won by an innings and 42 runs, Peter May scoring 101 in England's only innings. Jim Laker took eleven wickets in the match
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Lot 32
England v Australia 1981. Official match ticket for the first day of the fifth Test played at Old Trafford, 13th-17th August 1981. VG
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £10
England won the Test by 103 runs and so clinched the Ashes series. Botham made a century and took five wickets
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Lot 33
Australia v England 1980-1983. Three official match tickets for Ashes Tests. Admission to Members' Reserve, third Test, Melbourne, 1st-6th February 1980. Day 5, fourth Test, Melbourne 26th-30th December 1982. Day 3, Sydney, 2nd-7th January 1983. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 34:
Lot 34
'A Grand Cricket Match at Bent-gate, Haslingden. Yorkshire v Lancashire'. Original wartime card ticket for a match played 25th August 1915. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
No record of this particular match can be found, however charity matches were played at Haslingden during the War in aid of Haslingden Military Hospital including three in August 1917 which featured notable players such as Hirst, Rhodes, Haigh, Denton, Holes, Newstead, J.T. Tyldesley, Parkin, Robinson, Lawton, Heap, E. Tyldesley etc.
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Lot 35
Germantown Cricket Club 1919. A scare white silk bookmark with emblems in silver for 'The Germantown Cricket Club' and 'American Kennel Club Incorporated'. 'Phila[delphia]., October 4 1919' to centre and 'Reserve' to top. 7.5"x2". VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
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John Gunn. Nottinghamshire & England 1896-1925. Original free standing advertising figure of Gunn, wearing Nottinghamshire blazer and cap, his signature 'Yours Faithfully John Gunn' to base. The figure laid down to wood. Approximately 14.5". Some wear and fading to figure with wear and small loss to extremities
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
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Cassell & Co. 'Matches at the Oval, 1883. Matches at Lord's 1883'. A four page folded fixture card advertising Cassell's sporting books, with matches listed at both grounds for June, July and August 1883. Some wear, foxing and splitting to fold, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £25
Lot 38:
Lot 38
'The Crescent Cricket Club Season 1888'. Original single page flyer for a 'Grand Smoking Concert' at the Cock Assembly Rooms, Cock Tavern Highbury, 3rd March 1888. The flyer printed in gold ink on pink paper with ornate border, printed titles and the programme for the event. Heavy folds, some tears and fading. Fair/ good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 39
'Principle Cricket Fixtures, 1907'. One of a series of small booklets published by the Cricket Press, originally priced at one penny. This issue features Capt. E.G. Wynyard (Hampshire & England 1878-1908) to the front cover. Not listed in Padwick. Rusting to staple otherwise in good/ very good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
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Lot 40
Stoics Cricket Club. Early 'List of Matches' folding fixture cards for 1879, 1881, 1886, 1888-1890 and 1894. Also two 'Rules and List of Members' booklets for 1885 and 1888, and a fixture card for two tours, date unknown. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 10
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
It is believed that the Stoics Cricket Club was founded in 1877, originally for the old boys of Westminster School. Notable players who appeared include A.E. Stoddart, C.J. Kortwright and R.W.V. Robins, but it was while playing for Hampstead against Stoics in a one day match in 1886 that Stoddart scored 485 in a total of 813 for 9, the Stoics not getting a bat
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Lot 41
'Principal Cricket Fixtures' 1902-1910. Four original fixture cards published by the Cricket Press, each featuring portraits of a famous cricketer. Cards are for 1902 with the portrait of F.S. Jackson, 1905 Bobby Abel, 1909 A.C. Maclaren, and 1910 Capt. E.G. Wynward. Rusting to staples, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £85
Lot 42:
Lot 42
'Law Cricket Club Annual Smoking Concert' 1884. Original printed card announcing the annual concert at Anderton's Hotel, 8th February 1884. The cards features a number of humorous sketches of lawyers and judges in a variety of settings including a batsman 'Dismissed with Costs', and a fielder attempting a catch 'A doubtful holding' etc. 6.5"x5.5". Small tear to top edge, some ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 43
Sporting News Agency fixture lists 1887 and 1892. Two four page printed fixtures lists published by Ashley & Smith's Sporting News Agency for 'The Cricket Season' 1887 and 1892. The front page details the terms and prices of the services provided to the subscriber including a telegram service of 'Six or eight Telegrams daily of each important match, despatched at suitable intervals', 'Full score and analysis despatched immediately on close of play' etc. First class and other fixtures for the season are listed to the centre pages. Some wear and tears to folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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'County Cricket 1920 Results "Diad" Patented'. Unusual two piece circular rotating cards with clip to centre. Top card with pierced windows that, when rotated, reveal all the results by county for the 1920 season printed on the card below. To verso printed batting and bowling averages for the season, with instructions for the use of the card below. 5.5" diameter. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
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Lot 45
A.J. Gaston. Cricket follower, writer & collector. Envelope addressed to 'A.J. Gaston Esq, 104 Hollingbury Park Avenue, Brighton, Sussex'. Postmarked 20th July 1922. Annotation in ink to the front of the envelope, 'The Famous Leather Hunter of "Sussex Daily News". Bowler of 13 wides & many other cricketing achievements'. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 46
'Sonnet to John J. Smith, Esq., Glos. Scorer'. c1900. Single page thirty four line poem printed with decorative colour floral border. The poem is in the form of a eulogy to Smith described as a 'peerless scorer, best of men' and written in the style of the rhymester, Albert Craig, 'The Surrey Poet' who is referred to in the first line, 'Oh! for a pen like Craig's!'. The author recollects many happy hours spent over a beer with Smith who appears to have been the scorer at Clifton. Not recorded in Padwick and not previously seen by the auctioneer. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good. Rare
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 47
'Uppingham Rovers Cricket Club. Matches for 1883'. Original single page printed fixture list with flag emblem to the top in the Club colours of blue, black and red. The fixtures for July and August 1883 include matches against the county sides of Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Hampshire, also Yorkshire Gentlemen etc. Horizontal folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Founded in 1863, Uppingham Rovers is the Uppingham School Old Boys cricket team. Notable cricketers who played in the 1883 season include A.P. Lucas (Surrey, Cambridge University, Middlesex, Essex & England 1874-1907) who played in five Test matches for England 1878-1884, and S.S. Schultz (Cambridge University, Lancashire & England 1876-1882). Others include F.E. Street (Kent 4 matches), C.E. Green (Middlesex 33 matches) etc
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George Neville Weston. W.G. Grace biographer. Twelve scrapbooks and three exercise books comprising cuttings, scorecards, photographs, original letters etc compiled by Weston. The majority of books relate to research carried out by Weston relating to minor cricket matches played by W.G. Subjects covered include W.G. playing for Bristol Medicals v Downside in 1885. Two volumes covering W.G. playing at Llanfairfechan. W.G. playing for Gentlemen v Players at Lord's 13th-15th July 1896 including an official scorecard for the match. The erection of blue plaques by the Borough of Hendon for Grace, Jessop and C.B.Fry. The Knight Frank & Rutley sale of 1966 in which a Grace Century of Centuries plate was up for sale. W.G. Playing in Purley 1907. United South of England XI v Twenty two of Alexandra Palace 1873. Programmes of events held at the Crystal Palace at Sydenham c1900 etc. The albums comprise a good selection of handwritten and typed letters to and from Weston. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £300
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Gerald Brodribb. 1915-1999. Cricket historian and statistician. Box containing a large compendium of research notes relating to big hitting at county grounds, much of which would have been used as background to Brodribb's book, 'Hit for Six: a survey of the great blows of cricket and of those who struck them', first published in 1960. The contents comprise press cuttings, letters, handwritten notes and diagrams in Brodribb's own hand, all filed in envelopes individually marked with the name of the ground to which they apply, along with other bundles of supplementary or 'rejected' material, and similar subjects such as strange strokes, sixes in a season, fast test centuries, speed of bowling etc. Also included are over twenty notebooks and scrap books, the notebooks profusely annotated by Brodribb. The scrapbooks comprising press cuttings relating to the 1938, 1946 and 1947 seasons etc. A comprehensive archive of the renowned cricket historian. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90

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