Autographed Cricket Ephemera

Lot 44:
Lot 44
'Bodyline'. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the M.C.C. 'Bodyline' tour of Australia 1932/33. Excellent decorative cover with the M.C.C. colours, M.C.C. emblem of St. George & Dragon, caricatures, by Arthur Mailey, of the M.C.C. team stood on a outline map of Australia and printed detail 'Christmas Greetings 1932 from The M.C.C. in Australia'. Paper insert to inside with 'With Sincere Wishes for a bright and Merry Christmas and a Happy and Properous New Year'. Signed in ink from Herbert Sutcliffe. Sold with a newspaper cutting with article regarding the sending of the cards by members of the M.C.C. team. Rare. Very minor adhesive marks to verso otherwise in very good condition. Sold with a 'Bodyline' tour real photograph postcard of the R.M.S. Orontes with cameo images of the players and facsimile signatures. Title to lower border 'M.C.C. 1932-33. Australian tour'. Some adhesive marks to verso. Qty 2
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £240
Lot 45:
Lot 45
M.C.C. tour of Australia 'Bodyline' 1932/33. Fourth Test. Brisbane. Two pairs of joined album pages, one signed by all seventeen members of the M.C.C. touring party and the other by the twelve members of the Australian team who played England in the 4th Test played at Brisbane 10th-16th February 1933. The signatures nicely signed in black ink include Jardine (Cpt), Sutcliffe, Larwood, Bowes, Paynter, Nawab of Pataudi, Allen, Verity, Hammond, Voce, Tate, Woodfull (Cpt), Bradman, Richardson, Ironmonger, Ponsford, O'Reilly, Love, McCabe, Bromley etc. Each with heading in ink 'Australia v England 1932-33'. One signature, on the Australian pages, unidentified. Excellent signatures from this pivotal Test of the series
Estimate: £500/800
Hammer price: £1400
England won the Test by six wickets to win the 'Ashes' for England in this infamous Test series. Australia batted first and made 340 all out. Richardson 83, Bradman 76, Larwood 4-10. England then made 356, Sutcliffe 86 and Paynter 83, O'Reilly taking 4-120. Australia collapsed in the second innings and were 175 all out with Larwood taking 3-49. England won the match scoring 162-4 with Leyland making 86. Eddie Paynter is best remembered for his innings in this Test, he was taken to hospital suffering from tonsillitis and a temperature of 102, with England well placed he was not needed to bat on the Saturday, by the Monday with his temperature still well above the average, he heard on his bedside radio of England wickets tumbling. He left the hospital in pyjamas assisted by Bill Voce and arrived at the ground just after tea. He batted almost immediately and batted for an hour and a quarter, making 24 not out. After another night in hospital, he took his score onto 83 and helped England to a small first innings lead, and although he only fielded for a couple of hours. Australia were soon all out and with a victory target of 160 runs to win, Paynter had the honour off hitting the winning runs in the second innings, a six off Stan McCabe, to win the match and the Ashes.
Lot 46:
Lot 46
'Cricket Club of India' Christmas card, with image of the ground and ribbon tie in Indian colours, sent by H.N. Contractor, Hon Secretary C.C.I. to Colonel R.S. Rait Kerr, Secretary of M.C.C. and dated December 1951. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 47:
Don Bradman. A Christmas card sent to the original vendor by Bradman from Australia c1949/50. The card features a horse's head to front 'A Christmas wish and may be a horse's neck for being late but...No Butcher's got me Yet!. I can still wish ya' a Merry Christmas!'. Nicely signed in ink by Bradman. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 48:
Lot 48
Samuel John Everett Loxton. Victoria & Australia, 1946-1958. Official 'Silver Jubilee Overseas Cricket Team' Christmas card from the Commonwealth tour of India 1953/54. With titles and colours to cover. To inside a picture of the team. Sent by and signed 'Sam'. Odd minor faults, generally good. Rare
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 49:
Lot 49
Jack Hobbs telegrams and Christmas cards. Three original Post Office telegrams sent by Hobbs early 1950s. Two original personalised Christmas cards, one signed 'Jack & Ada'. Also an order of service for Hobb's memorial service, held at Southwark Cathedral, 20th February 1964. Some faults, generally in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 50:
Lot 50
Somerset. Small selection of ink and pencil signatures of Somerset players. Signatures are for Braund (1899-1920), Roberston-Glasgow (1920-1935, pencil), C.K. Linney (1931-1937, pencil), L.P. Marshall (1913-1931) and Hylton-Stuart (1912-1914). Odd rarer signature included. Sold with a Wrench postcard of L.C.H. Palairet and a press photocutting featuring Palairet with W.G Grace
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 51:
Lot 51
Somerset. Selection of autographs, some album pages, but the majority laid down to white cards. Signatures include Hilton, Brocklehurst, Saeed, Mitchell-Innes, Gimblett, Wellard, Andrews, Hazell, Angell, Buse, Luckes, Daniell etc. Also a small signed Christmas card and separate signature of Jim Briggs. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £10
Lot 52:
Lot 52
Somerset 1960. Mono real postcard of Ken Grieves of Lancashire. The card signed in ink to verso by eleven members of the Somerset team, signatures include Tremlett, Wight, Colin McCool, Langford, Virgin, Biddulph etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 53:
No lot
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Hammer price: withdrawn
Lot 54:
Lot 54
Ernest Smith. Oxford University & Yorkshire 1888-1891. Good signature in ink of Smith on piece laid down to the page featuring Smith taken from 'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds', C.W. Alcock. London 1895. Framed and glazed, overall 10.5"x15.25". Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 55:
Lot 55
David Hunter. Yorkshire 1888-1909. Good signature in ink of Hunter on piece laid down to the page featuring Hunter taken from 'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds', C.W. Alcock. London 1895. Framed and glazed, overall 10.5"x15.25". Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £10
Lot 56:
Lot 56
Robert Peel. Yorkshire & England 1882-1897. Signature in ink of Peel on piece laid down to a bookplate photograph by Hudson & Kearns, London, of Peel standing full length in bowling pose at the wicket. Peel's cap and belt, the ball and stumps have been highlighted in different colours. Framed and glazed overall 8.5"x13.75". Some age toning to the signature piece, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £110
Lot 57:
Lot 57
Edward Wainwright. Yorkshire & England 1888-1902. Good ink signature of Wainwright on piece laid down to the lower border of a bookplate photograph by Hudson & Kearns, London, of Wainwright standing full length in batting pose at the wicket. Wainwright's cap and belt, his hair, moustache and batting glove have been highlighted in different colours. Framed and glazed overall 9"x12.5". Very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £65
Lot 58:
Lot 58
John Thomas Brown. Yorkshire & England 1889-1904. Signature in pencil of Brown on piece laid down to a bookplate photograph by Hudson & Kearns, London, of Brown standing three quarter length, holding a cricket ball. Brown's hair and the ball have been highlighted in different colours. Framed and glazed overall 8.5"x14". Very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 59:
Lot 59
Frank Stanley Jackson. Cambridge University, Yorkshire & England 1890-1907. Good signature in ink of Jackson on piece laid down to the lower border of a bookplate photograph from 'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds' by Hudson & Kearns, London, of Jackson seated three quarter length, hands resting on a cricket bat. Framed and glazed overall 10.5"x15". Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 60:
Lot 60
Lord Hawke. Cambridge University, Yorkshire & England 1882-1911. Signature in ink of Hawke on piece laid down to a bookplate photograph from 'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds' by Hudson & Kearns, London, of Hawke three quarter length, holding a cricket bat. Framed and glazed overall 10.5"x15". Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 61:
Lot 61
Schofield Haigh, Yorkshire & England 1895-1913, and David Denton, Yorkshire & England 1894-1920. Good signature in ink of Haigh on piece laid down to a bookplate photograph by Hudson & Kearns, London, of Haigh standing full length, at the wicket holding a cricket ball. Haigh's cap, his hair, belt, the ball and stumps have been highlighted in different colours. Framed and glazed overall 9"x12". Also a good signature in ink of Denton on piece laid down to a bookplate photograph from 'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds' by Hudson & Kearns, London, of Denton three quarter length in front of a pavilion, holding a cricket bat. Framed and glazed overall 10.5"x15". Very good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 62:
Lot 62
Yorkshire C.C.C. 1930. Official menu for the dinner given to the Yorkshire County Eleven at The Savage Club, London, 14th June 1930. The printed menu with dishes named after the players, 'Creme Robinson', 'Holmes Sauce', 'Rhodes Surrey Fowl', 'Barber's Bacon', 'Peach Leyland' and 'Cafe Macaulay'. Surrounding the menu are printed caricatures of named Yorkshire players including Sutcliffe who is depicted at the wicket with a ball and chain (Sutcliffe was playing for England v Australia at Trent Bridge). The menu is signed in pencil, with two in ink, by attendees, including a number of signed caricatures and illustrations, some with messages or rhymes. Players' signatures are Leyland, Wood, Barber and Dennis. Wear staining and ageing, only fair condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Yorkshire were playing Middlesex at Lord's, 14th- 17th June 1930
Lot 63:
Lot 63
Yorkshire v Australia 1921. Full page mono illustration plate of 'J.R. Mason Driving to Extra-cover'' from The Jubilee Book of Cricket by K.S. Ranjitsinhji 1897, signed by Mason, old tape mark affecting this signature, and nicely signed in black ink to verso by the twelve members of the Yorkshire team who played Australia at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, on the 11th-13th May 1921 at Bradford. Signatures are Burton (captain), Kilner, Rhodes, Dolphin, Sutcliffe, C.T. Tyson (rarer signature, five matches only for Yorkshire), Kilner, Waddington, Robinson, Macauley, Oldroyd and Holmes. Good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £140
The match was drawn
Lot 64:
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Yorkshire C.C.C. 1900s-1950s. Box comprising eight framed and glazed images of Yorkshire players, either signed to the image, or with signature on piece laid down to the photograph or mounted below. Signatures are W. Rhodes (two signatures), W. Worsley, G. Wilson, A.B. Sellers, F. Dennis, W. Barber, L. Hutton, H. Verity and G. Hirst. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
Lot 65:
Lot 65
Yorkshire C.C.C. and others 1930s onwards. Box comprising a selection of mainly modern photographs, and prints, some limited editions, of Yorkshire players, the majority signed. Signatures include W. Bowes, L. Hutton, C. Washbrook, B. Statham, F. Trueman, G. Boycott etc, also R.E.S. Wyatt and Cyril Walters (England captain 1934) signed in later years, and C. Washbrook and B. Statham (Lancashire). Includes two limited edition prints by Denise Dean dated 1995, one of Sutcliffe, the other Hutton, both numbered 17/100. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 66:
Lot 66
Yorkshire C.C.C. 1950s/1960s. Small box comprising nine photographs and pictures of mainly Yorkshire players, each signed by the featured player(s). Signatures are Hutton (four signatures), Trueman, Yardley, J.V. Wilson of Yorkshire, Statham and Washbrook of Lancashire, and Saggers of Australia. Includes two earlier signatures on pieces laid down of Bill Bowes and Wilf Barber. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 67:
Lot 67
Leonard 'Len' Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Four printed mono photographs of Hutton walking out to bat with different opening partners, Cyril Washbrook, Charlie Barnett, Frank Lowson and Arthur Mitchell. Each image is signed by the featured players, the signature of Mitchell on piece laid down. Mounted, framed and glazed, each approx. 5.5"x7". Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
Lot 68:
Lot 68
Major William Booth, Yorkshire & England 1908-1914, and Alonzo Drake, Yorkshire 1909-1914. Two mono photographs of Booth and Drake, each with signature in pencil laid down to the image of the featured player. The two mounted together, framed and glazed, 10.5"x9.5". Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Lot 69:
Lot 69
William Arthur Irving Washington. Yorkshire, Griqualand West & Transvaal 1900-1907. Mono photograph of Washington, with signature in ink on piece laid down. Mounted with handwritten details in window below. Overall 6.5"x12.5". The signature tightly trimmed with some loss, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
Lot 70:
Lot 70
Alfred Henry Evans. Somerset (6 matches) & Hampshire (3 matches) 1882-1885. Rare two page handwritten letter headed in ink 'Clydesdale C.C.' and dated March 27th 1889. The letter written on the request of Clydesdale C.C. regarding the game of cricket. 'It is impossible to do the game of cricket justice in an autographed letter... however as an exponent of the game for the past 15 years I can assure you[r] Miss McDonald is quite welcome to the enclose- indeed I wish more ladies would lend their sympathy to the development of what is admittedly a splendid recreation as it is alas a finished game of skill'. Boldly signed Harry Evans. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £90
Lot 71:
Lot 71
Archdale Palmer Wickham. Oxford University & Somerset 1876-1907. One page handwritten letter on East Wrent Vicarage, Highbridge, Somerset headed paper from Wickham to H.N.E. Alston, regarding meeting the following Wednesday 'We have some people for dinner and bridge that evening- I hate bridge and I am looking forward to something I like- in showing 'bugs' to people who are interested in them'. Nicely signed by Wickham. The letter dated 14th October 1933. Sold with original envelope
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 72:
Lot 72
Samuel Moses James Woods, Somerset, England & Australia 1886-1910. Handwritten two page letter in ink from Woods with good cricket content, on 'The Sports Club, St. James Square' headed paper and refers to a cricket match Woods has recently played in, possibly against Surrey 'It was a grand days cricket. Still tehy should have got more runs in the last 80 minutes..... Strudwick was not at his best. I have a spot at the pavilion end... Taylor got out to a ball that kicked from it. He is out of luck at present. I am just off to Brighton for the day. It is just 38[?] years since I played in this match. Signed Sam Woods. Sold with a Wrench postcard of Woods
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £90
Lot 73:
Lot 73
Peter Randall Johnson. Cambridge University & Somerset 1900-1927. Handwritten postcard from Johnson to the Secretary of the M.C.C. regretting that he will not be able to attend a committee meeting at Lord's due to being absent from town. Nicely signed by Johnson. The card dated 28th July 1923. File holes to top border of card
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 74:
Lot 74
John Daniell. Somerset & Cambridge University 1898-1927. Short one page handwritten letter to Francis Lacey, Secretary of M.C.C. on 'The Club, Weston Super Mare' headed paper 'I much regret I shall be unable to get to Lord's next Thursday for Cricket & Selection Sub Committee Meeting'. Nicely signed by Daniell. The letter dated 15th October 1923. File holes to left hand border
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 75:
Lot 75
Arthur Edward Newton. Somerset 1891-1914. One page handwritten letter on Dipford House, Trull, Taunton headed paper from Newton to H.N.E. Alston (Somerset 1933) regarding his availability for a match on the 16th June 'I am glad to have yourself as I wanted another bowler badly. Match begins at 11.30 on the Taunton School Grounds'. The letter dated 5th June 1932 and nicely signed in ink by Newton. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Arthur Newton was a member of Vernon's 'rival' tour to Australia in 1887/88. 'Granny' Alston played just one first class match, for Somerset in 1933
Lot 76:
Lot 76
Arthur Edward Newton. Somerset 1891-1914. One page handwritten letter on Dipford House, Trull, Taunton headed paper from Newton to H.N.E. Alston (Somerset 1933) regarding his availability for M.C.C. v Taunton School match 'I shall be very disappointed if you can't play for M.C.C. v Taunton School as I want you to bowl as well as make runs'. The letter dated 2nd May 1933 and nicely signed in ink by Newton. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 77:
Lot 77
William Nicholas Roe. Cambridge University & Somerset, 1882-1899. Short one page handwritten letter on 'M.C.C. Lord's Cricket Ground' headed paper dated 1934 regarding an autograph request. Nicely signed by Roe. Adhesive marks to verso otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 78:
Lot 78
Theodore Robinson. Somerset, 1884-1894. Short one page handwritten letter headed Cardiff 8th June 1891. 'I regret I shall be unable to play at Swansea v M.C.C. on 19th & 20th June'. Nicely signed by Robinson. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 79:
Lot 79
John Hemsley Cameron. Somerset, Jamaica and West Indies 1932-1947. One page handwritten letter from Camerson sending a signed photograph to a collector. The letter dated November 1967 and nicely signed by Cameron. The signed press photograph sent is included in the lot and features Cameron, head and shoulders, wearing West Indies Test cap and is signed by Cameron. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Cameron played two matches for the West Indies during their tour of England in 1939
Lot 80:
Lot 80
Somerset C.C.C. Good selection of four letters from Somerset cricketers, mainly for autograph requests and nominal content. All nicely signed by the player featured. Letters from A.E.S. Rippon 1914-1937 (letter dated May 1934), F.S. Lee 1929-1947 (letter dated August 1956), R.J.O. Meyer 1936-1949 (letter dated 1978) and A.T.M. Jones 1938-1948 (letter dated May 1992). VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 81:
Lot 81
Lord Martin Bladen Hawke, Yorkshire & England 1881-1911. Short one page handwritten letter/note to Mr Johnson, written on 'Wighill Park, Tadcaster' letterhead and dated the 29th April 1908. 'Many thanks for your letter and good wishes for the coming season'. Nicely signed 'Hawke'. Minor foxing otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Wighill Park, home of Lord Hawke, had its own private cricket ground in the grounds
Lot 82:
Lot 82
R.L. Hodgson. Journalist and author. Single page handwritten letter dated 22nd June 1929 from Hodgson writing using his pseudonym 'A County Vicar'. In the letter to H.W. Warner headed 'As at "The Cricketer' Office', Hodgson thanks Warner for his letter which had been forwarded to him by 'Your namesake, the Editor [P.F. Warner]... in which you say such pleasant things about "Angela". I am so glad you like her!' He closes with the hope that he might get to Canterbury for the Kent v Nottinghamshire match in August. Nicely signed 'A Country Vicar'. Originally from H.W. Warner's collection. Foxing, and adhesive marks to verso
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £38
Lot 83:
Lot 83
Ronald 'Ronny' Aird. Hampshire & Cambridge University 1920-1938. Four page handwritten letter from Aird writing from his home in Sussex to J.D. Coldham, dated 16th January 1983. Aird is replying to a request for information on F.S. Jackson. He remembers Jackson as 'a very friendly and charming man. The expressions "Live Wire" applied very much to him'. He describes his appearance as 'slight and athletic and he had great confidence in himself... I cannot believe there has ever been a better genuine all rounder... a natural athlete'. Aird closes by recommending a visit to Lord Alletson, whom he believes was a nephew of Jackson. Signed 'Ronny Aird'. Good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
Aird was secretary to M.C.C. 1953-1962, and President in 1968-1969
Lot 84:
Lot 84
Leslie Gutteridge, publisher, Epworth Press. Single page typed letter from Gutteridge to Gerald Brodribb, dated 30th April 1956. Gutteridge is writing attempting to identify a poem, a transcript of which he originally enclosed with this letter. He writes, 'An article that I have written about Copthall Chambers and his "The Cricket Match a Poem in Two Cantos" needs the confirmation that this poem of his is unknown'. He continues, 'The real name of "Copthall Chambers Esq." is Thomas Smith. The poem was sung(!) at the Opening Dinner of the Surrey Cricket Club'. Signed in green ink 'Leslie'. Pinholes and foxing, light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
The poem to which Gutteridge is referring may be 'The Origin of Cricket: Sung at the Opening Dinner of the Surrey Cricket Club' originally published in 'A Collection of Poems by Thomas Smith' in 1867. Smith was a stockbroker who used his address at Copthall Chambers as a pseudonym
Lot 85:
Lot 85
Arthur Haygarth, M.C.C. Sussex and Middlesex, 1844-1861. Original four page handwritten letter to an unknown correspondent, dated 28th April 1982, to whom Haygarth had already posted a letter 'this morning'. The subject of the letter is Haygarth's 'Scores and Biographies'. He encloses two lists received this morning from M.C.C. and has just written to the assistant secretary, Mr J. Murdoch, to forward him their list of printed matches. Haygarth continues, 'I expect to catch several cricketers I could not find in the winter. It has often been an arduous task to find the addresses of many cricketers after a few years have passed since they began play. I am sure I can rely on you to save the MS... I pride myself that every line in the 13 vols already published is a fact connected with cricket and all "future vols" (& I hope there will be several) are all drawn up in exactly the same lines'. In a postscript Haygarth writes, 'All depends now on Bean & the Syndicate does it not?' and finishes, 'I shall most probably never go to Lord's again for I think their treatment of me was most unkind'. An interesting letter relating to Haygarth's ongoing difficulties with the publication of 'Scores and Biographies'. Nicely signed 'Arthur Haygarth'. Horizontal and vertical folds, some age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £200
Arthur Haygarth is best remembered for compiling the fifteen volumes of 'Scores and Biographies', the first four published by F. Lillywhite, the remainder by M.C.C. At the time of writing Haygarth was disillusioned by the apparent failure of M.C.C. to continue to publish his manuscripts, Volume XIII covering 1874-1876 having been published some five years previously in 1880. The letter was formerly owned by John Arlott, with faint pencil annotations of Haygarth's name and details
Lot 86:
Lot 86
John Henniker-Major, 5th Baron Henniker. Two page handwritten letter on Thornham Hall, Eye (Suffolk) note paper to Dr Short, dated 14th September 1877. Henniker-Major is writing to thank Short 'for the most enjoyable day's cricket the three young people had on Wednesday... I will send you over as good an eleven as I can on Friday next. I cannot come myself as I shall be away from home. Nicely signed 'J Henniker'. Horizontal folds. Good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
John Henniker-Major served as Member of Parliament for East Suffolk and was appointed Governor of the Isle of Man in 1895 where he died in 1902. He established a cricket ground at Thornham Hall in 1876
Lot 87:
Lot 87
Pelham Francis 'Plum' Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1920. Four page handwritten letter in ink dated 5th July 1909. Warner is writing to apologise for not replying to an invitation to play tennis, and his untidy appearance as 'my flannels were at Lord's'. Signed 'P.F. Warner'. Light horizontal fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
Lot 88:
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England Test cricketers 1930s. Four brief handwritten letters from England Test players, each replying to a request for an autograph or in thanks for congratulations received. Signatures are Cyril Walters (Worcestershire), Gubby Allen (Middlesex), Maurice Leyland (Yorkshire) and Eddie Paynter (Lancashire). Odd adhesive marks to two letters, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £30
Lot 89:
Lot 89
Geoffrey Boycott. Yorkshire & England 1962-1986. Card from Boycott, handwritten in ink and dated 24th February 2004, thanking the correspondent for the gift of a book etc. Nicely signed by Boycott. Good condition. Sold with an official menu for a dinner given by the Wombwell Cricket Society in honour of their patrons, Geoff Boycott and Dickie Bird, held at the Ardsley Moat House Hotel, 14th April 1989. Signed in ink to the front by both Boycott and Bird. Two official tickets attached inside. Staining and smudging to both signatures
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £32
Lot 90:
Lot 90
William 'Gentleman' Smith. Original early two page handwritten letter from Smith dated 19th June 1816. Smith is writing to an unknown correspondent, probably a publisher, regarding a series of matches played between Eton and All England at Newmarket 'in 1750'. Smith lists the players who participated, including for All England, Lord Trentham, Lowson, Lade, Whickliffe, Humphries, Cooper etc and for Eton, Duke of Kinsgton, Lord Sandwich, Lord Howe, Townshend etc. Light staining and small adhesive marks to the letter, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
An accompanying copy of a cutting from the 'Sporting Kalendar' of July 1751 reports on a three match series played at Newmarket in 1751, in which England won the first by 37 runs, Eton the second by 70 runs, and England the third by 95 runs. William Smith was educated at Eton College and Cambridge University, but was sent down for unruly behaviour and became a notable actor
Lot 91:
Lot 91
Don Bradman. Australia. Original handwritten one page letter from Don Bradman to Jack Pollard regarding payment for an article for 'Six and Out' a book edited by Pollard. Bradman requests some form of payment and asks for a cheque to be sent made out to 'Adelaide Crippled Childrens Association' as he does not wish to profit from the article. Nicely signed in ink by Bradman. The letter is dated 17th June 1966 and is written on Bradman headed paper. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £95
Lot 92:
Lot 92
Walter Reginald Hammond. Gloucestershire & England 1920-1951. Interesting four page handwritten letter, with original envelope, from Hammond to his Wife from the Grand Hotel, Bulawayo on the M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1938/39. Postmarked 8th February 1939. Excellent content including flying down to Durban after the last (timeless) Test to spend time with her, not playing in the last match, visiting the grave of Cecil Rhodes, Civic luncheon 'where the Mayor as always spoke a lot of hot air', eating steak and kidney pudding 'made a change form all the local stuff', bad weather 'The Cape climate my dear is a dream compared with some of the stuff we have been getting...'. Nicely signed 'Wal'. Tear to fold and to lower edge of first page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £260
Lot 93:
Lot 93
John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs, Surrey & England 1905-1934. Two page handwritten letter to Charles Pratt Green regarding cricket bats. 'I am under agreement to return all bats with which I make important scores to the makers of the "Force" bat, Summers, Brown & Sons, 40 Whitecross Street and perhaps they would oblige if you wrote them. I thank you for all the nice things you say about me in your letter, also for your kind wishes for success in South Africa'. Nicely signed 'J.B.Hobbs' and dated 16th October 1913. Back of letter laid down to lined page. Odd mark/foxing spot otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £40
The letter was written just prior to Hobbs leaving for the M.C.C. tour of South Africa in 1913/14. On the tour he topped the batting averages with 1489 runs at an average of 74.75 with five centuries
Lot 94:
Lot 94
Charles Burgess Fry, Sussex & England 1892-1921. Five page handwritten letter from Fry to Jim Swanton, he talks of Swanton's success in his articles on the Tests, 'I was sitting by that pleasant character P.B.H. May, at the Arsenal match today, he thinks television is having a big influence on the public attitude to cricket eg 10s of 1000's instead of 1000's know what A. Bedser 'looks like'- so that the words of such accounts as yours take on much more meaning. I see his idea- he is a thoughtful kid'. He then talks in length about Arsenal and football, 'The famous club is suffering from over-sophistication of method and the ageing of some of its players- Only goals count in soccer and no amount of midfield acrobatics makes up for penetrative individual dash and pluck near goal'. The letter dated 19th September 1953 and nicely signed in ink 'C.B.F.'. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Lot 95:
Lot 95
George Gordon, 9th Marquis of Huntly & Earl of Aboyne. Original one page handwritten letter from Aboyne to 'Thergill (?)' regarding the embodiment of the Gordon Highlanders regiment. As I find it is generally supposed that the regiment will be embodied immediately after the ballot, it will be necessary that Sgt Vaughton should make the best of his way to Aberdeen so as to be there as soon after the 16th June as he can.... I hope he will be able to bring some of the assistance along with him I mentioned in my last letter. Excuse all this trouble and believe me my dear Thergill'. The letter dated, Aboyne Castle, 3rd May 1798. Nicely signed 'Aboyne' in black ink with original official red wax seal. An early signature of Aboyne, styled Lord Strathavon until 1795 and known as The Earl of Aboyne from 1795-1836, was a Scottish peer. Small nick to one edge, light adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
In 1794, the newly embodied regiment of the Gordon Highlanders was paraded for the first time at Aberdeen when they wore the then almost new, and now famous, tartan which had been devised by Forsythe of Huntly. Forsythe had taken the standard plaid and woven in a yellow stripe, which, as he wrote to Lord Huntly, he trusted would appear "very lively".

Recruited mainly in the large Gordon estates in Badenoch, Lochaber and Strathspey but also from the counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Elgin,the Regiment was, at first, numbered the 100th Regiment of Foot. But the title of the Gordon Highlanders was used along with the number. In 1798 they became the 92nd, under which number they won their first battle honours and by which they were known until their amalgamation in 1881 with the 75th Regiment.

Gordon was born in 1761 and was a keen cricketer who made four known first class appearances from 1785-1792. He was a member of the White Conduit Club and an early member of M.C.C. but was mainly associated with Surrey. He died in 1853
Lot 96:
Lot 96
Len Braund. Surrey, Somerset & England 1896-1920. One page handwritten letter to J.D. Coldham reporting on his health, awaiting a second artificial leg. Welcomes current success of the Surrey team 'keeping up the old tradition of sportsmanship'. The letter dated 20th November 1946 and nicely signed in ink by Braund. Folds, good
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Braund was beset by ill-health in his later life and had both legs amputated during the Second World War
Lot 97:
Lot 97
Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society 1950s/1960s. Selection of approximately thirty typed and handwritten letters, the majority written to Jack Sokell from former players, publishers, editors etc replying to invitations to attend dinners and events. Signatures include Fred Rumsey (Somerset & England), Graham Ross, Irving Rosenwater, Brian Reynolds (Northamptonshire), Cedric Rhodes (Lancashire Chairman), Diana Rait Kerr (Curator, Lord's Museum), R.W.V. Robins (Cambridge University, Middlesex & England) etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 98
Don Bradman. Single page handwritten letter from Bradman in ink on The Victoria Station Hotel, Nottingham letterhead dated 2nd June 194[8]. Writing to 'Dear Geoffrey', Bradman states 'I'm very sorry but I am afraid it is impossible to do what you ask. We are getting hundreds of similar requests & I'm sure you will quite understand that we can neither accept all of them nor pick out certain ones'. Signed 'Don Bradman'. Horizontal folds and light foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 99
William Ewart 'Bill' Astill. Leicestershire & England 1906-1939. Four page handwritten letter in ink from Astill to 'My Dear Eileen' dated 'Friday', the accompanying envelope postmarked 24th August 1929. Astill has just arrived in Westcliff-on-Sea for the Essex v Leicestershire match played at Southend 24th-27th August 1929 and is replying to correspondence received from the lady. The envelope laid down to page. Fold to the letter, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
Lot 100:
Lot 100
Anthony Robert 'Tony' Lewis, Glamorgan & England 1955-1974. A small selection of correspondence to Lewis relating to him retiring from first class cricket in 1974, becoming a member of I Zingari in 1975, presidency of M.C.C. etc. The letter relating to his retirement is from Colin Cowdrey and dated 30th July 1974 'Like C.B. Fry you have chosen to finish at the might of your powers, called to bigger things', there are two letters handwritten by Lord Cobham, the first dated 24th January 1975 asking him to join I Zingari and the other, dated 1st February 1975 following Lewis's positive reply 'I know that your own attitude towards cricket is that it is a game to be enjoyed and not a battle to be endured', he talks of the lack of chivalry in cricket in the 1970's, 'I think that you and dear old Johnny Clay are the only two Glamorgan IZ's.... Maurice Turnbull certainly would have joined us but for his untimely death', a further letter from Sir William Becher, Secretary of IZ dated 1993, he talks of Colin Cowdrey, George Mann etc plus a card from Colin Cowdrey praising Lewis on his performance as M.C.C. President. Some faults and damage to some of the letters otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
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Lot 101
Elias Henry 'Patsy' Hendren. Middlesex & England 1907-1937. Single page handwritten letter in ink dated 23rd May 1934. Hendren is writing to thank S. Canynge Caple for his recently published book 'The Cricketer's Who's Who'. Nicely signed 'E. Patsy Hendren'. Light folds, adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 102
Tom Graveney and Raman Subba Row. Original single page typed letter dated 8th August 1958 nicely signed in ink by Subba Row, and a single page handwritten letter from Graveney dated 9th October 1957. Both are writing to 'Mr Stollery' thanking him for the gifts of hand crafted and embroidered newspaper props. Sold with a two page typed letter dated February 1964 regarding fund raising activities for Ken Barrington's benefit year, signed by Alec Bedser. Also an official menu for the West Byfleet Cricket Club annual dinner, 18th November 1955, signed to the back page by Peter May. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 103
Harold Larwood. Nottinghamshire & England 1924-1938. Single page undated handwritten letter from Larwood in which he is replying to a request to present prizes at an event. 'I am sorry that I have to decline your invitation... I have been inundated with requests of all sorts but have declined them all'. Nicely signed 'Harold Larwood'. The letter partly laid down to black page. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 104
H.V. Dorey. Editor of 'Cricket Who's Who'. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Dorey to the Editor of 'Cricket' magazine. The letter, written on the elaborate colour letterhead of Cricket & Sports Publishers Ltd of London is dated 22nd May [19]10. Dorey is enclosing a copy of the newly published 'England v Australia in the Tests [from 1876-1909] of which a review would be greatly appreciated. Nicely signed 'H.V. Dorey'. Partly laid to page. Horizontal and vertical folds, with some ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £20
Cricket Sports & Publishers were the publishers of a number of notable cricket books including 'Robert Abel's Life and Reminiscences in the Cricket Field' 1910, 'Santall's History of Warwickshire Cricket' 1911, Craig the Cricket Rhymster's Poems' 1910 etc
Lot 105:
Lot 105
Frederick Gale ('The Old Buffer'). Handwritten ten page letter in ink dated 28th January 1893, to Mr [R.S.] Holmes, author and collector. Writing from his home in Manitoba, Canada. Gale is writing to thank Holmes 'for kindly sending me such a valuable present' of the book 'Public School Matches of 1853'. He continues at length on subjects such as Burbidge of Surrey, Fuller Pilch of Kent, politics parliament and government including 'Dizzy' Disraeli, Palmerston and Gladstone, the cold weather in Manitoba where the temperature reached 'lower than 45 below zero', New York, and missing life in England. Signed 'Fred Gale'. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Fred Gale played in the Winchester Eleven in 1841 against Eton and Harrow at Lord's, and played two first class matches in 1845. He made his name as a prolific writer of books, newspaper and magazine articles writing under the name 'The Old Buffer'. Some of his library including author's copies had been sold by Sotheby's in 1891 when Gale left England for Canada, a move which turned out not to be permanent
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Lot 106
A.J. Gaston. Four page handwritten letter in ink from Gaston dated 26th April [18]94 from his home in Brighton. Gaston is writing to E.B.V. Christian to thank him for 'the signed copy of your excellent "At the Sign of the Wicket" and to inform him that he 'had previously written a notice which will duly appear in the Cricket Field of July', and asks if Christian can send copies to the editor of 'Baily' and to E.V. Lucas of the Globe and others. Signed 'A.J. Gaston'. Small nick to one edge, otherwise good
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £100
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Lot 107
Edgar Grace, grandson of W.G. Grace. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Edgar Grace dated 16th April 1953. Writing to G.N. Weston from the Admiralty Observatory in Slough, Grace is replying to Weston's enquiry about records of W.G. Grace's scores, 'To the best of my knowledge my father kept no record of W.G's scores and I never saw any when staying with my grandparents' and suggests 'wading through old newspapers and local ones at that or corresponding with likely cricket grounds'. Signed 'Edgar Grace'. The letter laid down. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 108
W.G. Grace. An interesting two page handwritten letter in ink from Grace to an unknown correspondent, on Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton, letterhead. Grace regrets not able to review the recently published book by Richard Daft, most probably 'Kings of Cricket' published in 1893. a copy of which he has received. 'Mr Arrowsmith the publisher has not behaved very well in the matter as he has used a lot of blocks [images] that are in my book 'Cricket' and has never asked my leave etc. I do not think very much of it, and should not like to offend an old cricketer like Daft'. The letter dated 'Tuesday' which corresponds with 23rd May 1893 when Grace was playing for Gloucestershire against Sussex. Nicely signed 'W.G. Grace'. G/VG
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £230
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Lot 109
George Rostrevor Hamilton, poet and critic. Two page handwritten letter in ink dated 13th February 1944 from Hamilton to John Arlott, co-authors of 'Landmarks: a book of topographical verse for England and Wales', published by Cambridge University Press in 1943. Regarding sales, Hamilton reports that '3637 copies had gone (including review and presentation copies), the January sales being 816. Quite satisfactory, I think'. He comments on having seen a poem of Arlott's in The Observer, 'though I have been rude to you about it, and I don't think it up to your best', questions when Sackville-West will broadcast Arlott, and closes with his struggle writing two odes. Signed 'George'. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
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Lot 110
Thomas Atkinson Higson. Oxford University, Derbyshire & Lancashire 1892-1923. Single page typed letter on Swire & Higson, Solicitors, Manchester letterhead, dated 6th September 1937. Writing to a George Brooking at his address at 'Cricketana' in Wallasey, Higson gives his thoughts on some players recommended to him by Brooking, Higson at the time being Chairman of Lancashire C.C.C. He also reports that his son, Peter (Lancashire 3 matches, 1928-1931), has retired from cricket 'as he is too busy at the moment'. Signed in ink 'T.A. Higson'. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £60
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Lot 111
John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England 1905-1934. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Hobbs dated 9th November 1928. Writing to a Mr Holmes from Warrnambool in Victoria, Australia while on tour with M.C.C., Hobbs states, 'I was greatly interested in the statistics, for "Wisdens"[sic] says I needed 2 runs to complete the 50,000 when I came out here while my friends say I needed 78 when I went to the wicket in the last match at the Oval, when I scored 150' and asks Holmes to provide a complete list when he returns. Signed 'J.B. Hobbs'. The letter in poor condition having become split at the folds, with old tape repairs to verso with show through. Text otherwise complete
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
According to cricketarchive.com, Hobbs reached the landmark of 50,000 first-class runs in the second innings of the tour match against South Australia at Adelaide, 26th-30th October 1928
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Lot 112
W.T. Hodder, book collector. Two handwritten letters from Hodder to E.B.V. Christian relating to the sale of books from Hodder's collection. In the first letter (undated), which spans four pages, Hodder thanks Christian for a cheque for £3 for books. 'Formerly they belonged to G.F. Parr Esq who in the early history of the game played for "England", the "Gentlemen" & M.C.C.; he made- for those days- some splendid scores, notably for the last named club. At mid-wicket, too, he was also the finest "field" of his day'. He describes the scarcity of good 'cricket literature and collecting is still on the increase', but that he is prepared to sell his duplicates including early Wisdens, red and green Lillywhites etc, and will provide Christian a list. The second, single page, letter is dated 11th February 1893, and accompanied three books. He describes the 'trouble & anxiety' that he has endured having had requests from all parts of the country. 'In acquiring "Bolland" and "Thomsonby" you are getting two of the now choicest gems of a cricketer's library'. He closes by congratulating Christian on his 'facetious "Rules for Captains of 2 XI's"', an article which appeared in 'Cricket'. Both letters signed 'W.T. Hodder'. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
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Lot 113
Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home (Lord Home of the Hirsel). Middlesex & Oxford University 1924-1926. Single page typed letter on House of Lords letterhead, dated 13th November 1981. Lord Home is replying to a request from J.D. Coldham for information about Lord Harris on whom Coldham is writing a book. Home recalls Harris standing 'very straight with his bat off the ground, and I remember that he played the ball very late. But that was probably because by then he had lost the power to drive, and had to be content to deflect'. He notes the hospitality of Lord and Lady Harris and how '[Harris] was a stickler for the rules of the game'. Signed in ink 'Home'. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £140
Lord Home served as Prime Minister in 1963 and 1964
Lot 114:
Lot 114
John Thomas Ikin. Lancashire & England 1939-1957. Single page typed letter from Ikin writing from Stoke-on-Trent, dated 27th January 1953, replying to an invitation from a Mr. Higson to play in a 'match for Sidney Barnes. There is one "snag" at the moment. The Lancashire Committee do not permit the players to take part in Sunday matches‚ I will approach the Secretary for permission'. Signed in ink 'John Ikin'. File holes to one edge. Sold with a single page handwritten note from C.D. Hassell, secretary of Lancashire C.C.C. replying to a request for players' photographs. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
Ikin was successful in his request to play in Barnes' testimonial match played at Stafford on the 26th April 1953
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Lot 115
Andrew Lang. Scottish poet and writer. A twelve line poem written in ink in Lang's own hand on one page. The subject is the month of May and the promise of a summer of cricket. Handwritten annotation in pencil by John Arlott to the top right corner, 'Andrew Lang (1844-1912) Writer)'. A rare item, this poem does not appear to have been in any of his published collections. Nicely signed 'Andrew Lang'. Light vertical folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £65
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E.V. Lucas. Cricket essayist and writer. Two essays on the subject of Lord Charles J.F. Russell and his book, 'Recollections of Cricket', one comprising five pages handwritten in ink in Lucas's distinctive style, the other six typed pages with annotations in ink by Lucas. In the typescript, titled 'A Bargain', Lucas recollects his 'staggering shock' in finding a copy of Russell's book, of which only twelve copies were published, 'in a forgotten packing case' for which he had originally paid 'a few shillings' but which now is worth five pounds'. Lucas provides a description of the content of the book with quotations, describing Russell as 'a good writer, mellifluous, authoritative, and direct. In the handwritten manuscript, Lucas refers to Russell's 'undecipherable hand and frightful hieroglyphics'. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £75
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Lot 117
G.D. Martineau. Cricket writer. Four page handwritten letter in ink dated 13th October 1952 from Martineau to Gerald Brodribb. Martineau is 'glad to hear that your cricket anthology has now taken shape, and pleased as well as honoured to hear that three of my effusions are to be included'. He offers an alternative opening to one poem, which 'opens rather weakly'. Brodribb's book, 'The Book of Cricket Verse, an Anthology' was published the following year in 1953. Martineau also reports on the progress with bookings for a lecture tour. Signed 'G.D. Martineau'. Sold with a six line poem by Martineau in a different hand, similar to that of E.V. Lucas. Rust marks to the poem, the letter in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
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Lot 118
Charles Christopher 'Christie' Morris. Philadelphia 1901-1913. Single page typed letter dated 1st August 1968, with original envelope, from Morris to J.D. Coldham. Writing from Philadelphia, Morris thanks Coldham for his letter and wishes 'I were younger and could visit Great Britain to see some cricket'. Signed in ink 'C.C. Morris'. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £60
Morris was a member of the Philadelphia tours to England in 1903 and 1908 and hit the highest score, 164, on the 1903 tour. In the 1960s he founded the C. Christopher Morris Cricket Library and Collection housed at Haverford College, Pennsylvania. He died in 1971
Lot 119:
Lot 119
Charles Henry Palmer. Worcestershire, Leicestershire & England 1938-1959. Two page handwritten letter from Palmer to John Arlott, dated '30th Oct' (c1952). Written on Leicestershire C.C.C. letterhead in his capacity as Secretary, Palmer is offering a copy of a club handbook 'that you had not received... which I revived this last year' and invites Arlott to provide feedback and suggestions for improvements. Signed 'Charles'. Sold with an original typed receipt issued by the bookseller, Thomas J. Gaston, to Arlott for books purchased, dated 30th May 1949. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Charles Palmer served as Captain and Secretary of Leicestershire C.C.C. from 1950 to 1957, and revived and edited the County handbook from 1951 to 1957
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Australia 1948. Official 'P&O R.M.S. Strathaird' souvenir brochure for the Australian tour of England 1948. Printed in Sydney. Pictorial covers. Fully signed in ink to pen pictures by all seventeen playing members of the Australian touring team plus the Manager Keith Johnson. Signatures nicely signed include Bradman, Hassett, Miller, Harvey, Johnson, Lindwall, Barnes, Loxton, Morris, Ring, Toshack, Tallon etc. Unfortunately, the inside front cover and 'The Team' page listing has been signed by a schoolboy in light blue ink, he has also made a listing of six of the players to one of the rear Memoranda pages. Wear, soiling and age toning to covers, also two tears to front cover. Signature pages good. Slight fading to odd signature otherwise in good condition. Sold with a plain back original postcard of the 'P&O R.M.S. Strathaird'. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £170
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'Pakistan Cricketers in England 1967'. Folding card programme for the tour with pen pictures to inside and tour programme to rear cover. Signed to inside pen pictures in ink by fifteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Signatures include Hanif Mohammad (Captain), Majid Jahangir, Asif Iqbal, Pervez Sajjad, Arif Butt, Salahuddin Ghulam Abbas, Waqar Ahmed, Mohammad Ilyas etc. Creasing and adhesive marks to inside page. Sold with an official autograph sheet for the Pakistan tour to Australia 1981/82 signed by seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures include Javed Miandad (Captain), Zaheer Abbas, Majid Khan, Wasim Bari, Sarfraz Nawaz, Wasim Raja, Imran Khan, Mudassar Nazar, Salim Malik etc. Horizontal and vertical folds and some creasing
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
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'All-Star Cricket. Mr. Stanhope Joel's Team v Mrs. Stanhope Joel's Team 1961. Official folding programme for the match played at Exning Park, Suffolk, 13th August 1961. Signed to the front cover by ten players who took part in the match. Signatures include Leo Harrison, Frank Tyson, Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, Derek Shackleton, Mike Smith, Ted Dexter etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 123:
Lot 123
Australia tour to England 1934. Official menu for the 'Complimentary Dinner to the Australian Team' held on 14th May 1934, probably at Lord's during the M.C.C. v Australians tour match. The decorative front cover with borders in M.C.C. colours, and printed illustrations of the M.C.C. emblem and Ashes urn surrounded by cherubs, printed title to centre, below is depicted two hands shaking above a ship, and an angel. Menu and toast list to centre pages. Signed in pencil to the front cover by eighteen attendees. Signatures of the Australians include Woodfull (Captain), Ponsford, Oldfield, Chipperfield, Barnett, Bromley, Brown, Chipperfield, Fleetwood-Smith etc. For M.C.C. Chapman (Captain), Wyatt, Valentine, Marriott, White etc. VG
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £210
The match ended in a draw. For M.C.C. Hendren scored 135 in the first innings. In reply, Ponsford ended 281no and McCabe made 192. M.C.C. held out in the second innings for the draw with two wickets in hand, opener Wyatt carrying his bat for 102no
Lot 124:
Lot 124
Alec Victor Bedser. Surrey & England 1939-1960. Official souvenir programme for the M.C.C. tour to Australia 1950/51 edited by E.W. Murphy, published by the New South Wales Cricket Association. Signed in ink to the title page by Bedser. Light pencil annotation to front cover. Rusting to staple and minor wear to wrappers otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official itinerary for the 1950/51 tour signed to the first page by Bedser. Both originally from Bedser's personal collection. Large stain to covers, heavy rusting to staples, centre pages detached. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
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'Visit of the M.C.C. Test Team to South Africa 1930-31. Union Castle Line. R.M.S. Edinburgh Castle'. Pre tour brochure for the tour with list of players, pen pictures and biographies, itinerary etc. Nicely signed in ink to rear 'Autographs' page by all fifteen members of the touring party. Signatures are Chapman (Captain), Sandham, Hendren, White, Wyatt, Peebles, Goddard, Farrimond, Voce, Leyland, Allom, Tate, Duckworth, Hammond and Turnbull. Additionally signed by Duckworth to his pen picture. Tape repair to spine and rear cover, vertical fold, wear and creasing. Rare in this signed form
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £170
Lot 126:
Lot 126
West Indies tour to England 1957. Official souvenir Playfair brochure for the West Indies tour of England edited by Gordan Ross. Pictorial covers. Signed in ink to pen pictures by Sobers, Kanhai, Dewdney, Alexander, Gilchrist, Valentine, Ganteaume, Asgarali and Ramadhin. Wear to covers and horizontal fold, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a pirate souvenir brochure for the 1957 tour, signed by Frank Worrell. Heavy creasing. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £44
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Lot 127
South Africa tour to England 1947. Official souvenir brochure compiled by A.W. Simpson. Decorative covers. Nicely signed to pen pictures by sixteen members of the touring party, signatures include Melville (Captain), Nourse, Viljoen, Rowan, Lindsay, Tuckett, Begbie, Dyer, Fullerton, Plimsole etc. Also signed to pen pictures by Hardstaff, Hutton and Simpson of England. Small tape repair to lower spine, minor wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
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M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1956/57. Official typed letter on Union-Castle Line letterhead giving details for the 'Farewell luncheon to the M.C.C. cricket team arrangements at Southampton'. Signed to the verso in ink by fifteen members of the touring party. Signatures include May (Captain), Compton, Parks, Insole, Lock, Statham, Cowdrey, Tyson, Laker, Wardle, Brown (Manager) etc. Horizontal and vertical folds, age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 129:
Lot 129
M.C.C. Bicentenary 1787-1987. Official souvenir programme for the Bicentenary Match, M.C.C. v Rest of the World, Lord's, 20th- 25th August 1987. Signed to pen pictures, signatures for the M.C.C. team are Gatting (Captain), Broad, Emburey, French, Gower, Greenidge, Hadlee, Marshall, Shastri, Gooch and Rice. Rest of the World signatures include Border (Captain), Dujon, Gavaskar, Harper, Haynes, Javed Miandad, Imran Khan, Abdul Qadir, Vengsarkar, Walsh etc. Also signed by the umpires Bird and Shepherd, and to the centre pages by Micky Steward, Hubert Doggart, Clive Lloyd, Asif Iqbal etc. Thirty three signatures in total. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
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Lot 130
England tour to Australia 1974/75. Official folding menu for the 'Christmas Dinner' held at the Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, 25th December 1974. Signed to the inside page by eight members of the England touring party, and their respective wives. Players' signatures are Underwood, Amiss, Arnold, Titmus, Greig, Old, Fletcher and Knott. Also signed by Christopher Martin-Jenkins and one other. Minor staining and wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £15
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Lot 131
'The Gillette Man of the Series Award Dinner'. Official menu for the dinner held at the Savoy Hotel, 20th October 1980. The folding menu with red and gold cord and tassel. Signed to the front cover by Clive Lloyd, Basil D'Oliveira and Cyril Washbrook, and to the centre pages by Brian Johnson, Len Hutton, Bill Edrich, Colin Milburn, Brian Close, Colin Cowdrey and one other. Sold with an accompanying letter from Len Hutton, dated 3rd November 1980, in which Hutton thanks the correspondent for the gift of a pen, '[it] will remind me of the many happy days which the Gillette Cup produced'. The vendor's father was an employee of Gillette. Signed by Hutton. Some stains to the menu, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Lot 132
Signed menus, bookplate photographs, postcards, programmes etc. Green folder comprising a diverse selection of signed ephemera. Over eighty signatures in total. Earlier signatures include F. Ridgway, D.V.P. Wright, J. Hardstaff, R. Appleyard, E. Russell, S. Surridge, G. Evans, L. Hutton, F. Mann, C. Washbrook, W. Edrich, D. Compton, also Sobers, R. Hadlee, Tendulkar etc. Some duplication of signatures. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 133:
Lot 133
West Indies 1933. Official souvenir brochure for the West Indies tour of England. Compiled by A.W. Simpson. Pictorial covers. Signed to pen pictures in ink by twelve members of the West Indies touring party. Signatures are Kidney (Manager), Grant, Merry, Wiles, Barrow, Martindale, Headley, Valentine, Sealy, Roach, Christani and Hoad. Rusting to staples, centre pages detached, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
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Lot 134
South Africa tour of England 1935. 'Springbok tour of England 1935'. Official 'Union-Castle Line' souvenir brochure for the South African tour of England with biographies and pen pictures of the players, itinerary, records etc. Signed to pen pictures in ink by fifteen members of the South Africa touring party. Signatures are Snooke (Manager), Wade, Cameron, Balaskas, Bell, Crisp, Dalton, Langton, Mitchell, Nourse, Siedle, Tomlinson, Viljoen, Vincent and Williams. Rusting to staples. Small stain to otherwise excellent colour pictorial wrappers. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £200
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Australia 1953. 'Caricatures of the Australian XI- English Tour 1953. Arthur Mailey. Pre tour brochure with caricatures by Mailey of each member of the touring party. Each caricature has been very nicely signed in ink by the player featured. Eighteen signatures including Hassett, Miller, Morris, Lindwall, Harvey, McDonald, Benaud, Johnston, Davidson etc. Minor soiling to covers, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £190
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Lot 136
Ron Roberts. 'The Ron Roberts Appeal Fund' brochure produced to commemorate the life of the cricket reporter who wrote the first history of Somerset cricket and took teams of cricketers all over the world on tour and died tragically young. Thirteen signatures to the front covers including Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, Denis Compton, Garry Sobers, Richie Benaud, Mervyn Kitchen, Brian Langford, Peter Robinson, Roy Virgin, Fred Rumsey etc. Covers a little worn otherwise in good condition. Sold with a brochure for the Arthur Wellard Testimonial 1951. Rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
The players probably all attended the memorial match at Taunton
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Lancashire C.C.C. 'The Gillette Cup 1970- 1971- 1972 35th Anniversary Dinner, Old Trafford 3rd September 2007' A printed folding card produced to commemorate the anniversary, signed in ink by the thirteen Lancashire players who took part in the three Finals at Lord's. Signatures include Wood, D. LLoyd, Pilling, C. Lloyd, Hayes, Engineer, Bond, Shuttleworth et. Unnumbered limited edition of 75 copies. Sold with a similar card celebrating winning the 1990 'double' of the Benson & Hedges Cup and the NatWest Trophy. Signed by twelve Lancashire players plus the manager, including Mendis, Fowler, Atherton, Fairbrother, Wasim Akram, DeFreitas, Allott etc. Limited edition on. 75/125. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £80
Lot 138:
Lot 138
Henry John 'Tom' Enthoven. Cambridge University & Middlesex 1923-1948. Single page typed letter dated 21st May 1946 to 'Mr Taylor'. Enthoven is replying to a request for a signed photograph and the addresses of two Middlesex team mates. Signed in ink 'H.J. Enthoven'. Horizontal and vertical folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £58
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Lot 139
John William 'Jack' Hearne. Middlesex & England 1909-1936. Single page handwritten note in ink in which Hearne states '[I] am not in love with the damnable stuff we have at present. Will be a real treat to hear about the old Defensive Prod again'. Signed 'Jack W. Hearne'. The note undated and trimmed. Sold with three original mono press head and shoulders photographs of Hearne from 1924/25, each approx 6"x4", and six different cigarette cards of Hearne. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
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Lot 140
John Lindsay Guise. Middlesex & Oxford University 1922-1934. Single page handwritten note in ink dated 12th October [c1925]. Writing from his college at university, Guise is replying to a request for his photograph. Signed 'John L. Guise'. Laid down to one edge to verso. Some creasing otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 141
Reginald Henshall Brindley Bettington. Oxford University, Middlesex & New South Wales 1920-1938. Single page handwritten letter in ink on New University Club notepaper, undated. Bettington is replying to a request for his photograph and a signature. Signed 'Reg Bettington'. Adhesive mark to verso, horizontal fold otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Lot 142
Cecil Geoffrey Howard. Middlesex 1930. Single page handwritten letter in ink written on the reverse of a printed autograph sheet for the 1954/55 M.C.C. tour to Australia. Writing to 'Mr [Jim] Coldham' from Brisbane on 13th November 1954, Howard, in his capacity as Manager of the touring party, states that 'this autograph business is a great burden and since this sheet is what we are giving all postal applicants in Australia I feel I must treat all alike'. Nicely signed by Howard. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 143
Ian Alexander Ross Peebles. Middlesex 1930. Single page typed letter dated 5th September 1958 in which Peebles is replying to a request for advice on leg spin bowling, signed in ink by Peebles. Sold with a Christmas card and a card written in Peebles' hand listing his career, both signed by Peebles. Also three original mono press photographs of Peebles, 6.5"x 5" and smaller. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £38
Lot 144:
Lot 144
Francis Thomas 'Frank' Mann. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1909-1931. Single page handwritten letter in ink dated 21st October 1954 to 'Mr [Jim] Coldham', replying to a request for his autograph. Very nicely signed 'Frank T. Mann'. Sold with five different cigarette cards of Mann etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
Mann was captain of Middlesex 1921-1928 and also captained England in his five Test matches, on the 1922/23 tour to South Africa
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Lot 145
Greville Thomas Scott Stevens. Middlesex, Oxford University & England 1919-1932. Three page handwritten letter in ink to 'My dear John [Arlott]' dated 24th February 1958. Stevens writes to thank Arlott for a copy of his recently published book, 'Alletson's Innings', and recalls 'I saw [Alletson] make 7 at South Hampstead Cricket Ground before the first war & a rising ball hit him in the waist & he was adjudged out'. He continues 'Quick runs are the essence of cricket... Cricket is a game of batting, bowling, fielding and TIME'. Signed 'Greville'. Sold with a signed original mono photograph of Stevens, five different cigarette cards of Stevens etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Whilst at school in 1919 Stevens hit 466 in a house match and was then selected to play in the Gentlemen v Players match at Lord's
Lot 146:
Lot 146
George Oswald 'Gubby' Allen. Middlesex, Cambridge University & England 1921-1950. One page handwritten letter in ink from Allen replying to a request for his photograph. Very nicely signed by Allen. Sold with a postcard of the Long Room at Lord's and a mono press photograph of Allen in bowling action, both signed by Allen, and a further mono press photograph of Allen in batting action, unsigned. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 147:
Lot 147
Hugh James Wyld. Oxford University, Middlesex & M.C.C. 1900-1905. Single page handwritten letter dated 11th October 1954 from Wyld replying with some surprise to a request for his autograph as a cricketer when aged 74. Signed 'Hugh Wyld'. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Wyld played five matches for Middlesex in 1900/01
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William Findlay and Rowan Rait Kerr, Secretaries of M.C.C. Signature in ink of Findlay on piece and an original mono press photograph of Findlay seated at his desk, 8"x6". Also a two page handwritten letter in ink from Rait Kerr to John Arlott dated 'April 23rd'. Rait Kerr thanks Arlott for his offer to write 'the "essay"', and discusses the forthcoming production of an educational cricket film with the British Council. Signed 'R.J. Rait Kerr'. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Findlay served as Secretary of Surrey C.C.C. from 1906 to 1920. He was appointed Secretary of the M.C.C. in 1926 and was succeeded on his retirement by Rowan Rait Kerr who retired in 1952
Lot 149:
Lot 149
M.C.C. Presidents 1869-1923. A selection of autographed ephemera relating to six Presidents of the M.C.C., Viscount Lansdowne 1869, Viscount Lewisham (Earl of Dartmouth) 1893, Earl Howe 1901, Charles E. Green 1905, Lord Loreburn 1907, and Viscount Ullswater 1923. Signed items include notes/ letters and a telegram, the majority relating to social engagements. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £75
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Sir William Arthington Worsley. Yorkshire 1928-1929. Single page handwritten undated letter in ink from Worsley writing from his home at Hovingham Hall, York. Worsley is replying to a request for 'cricket mementos' and offers a picture of 'cricket at Hovingham Hall in 1826'. Signed 'William Worsley'. Sold with an original sepia press photograph of Worsley batting in the nets in 1928. 6.5"8.5". Also a small mono printed reproduction of 'Cricket at Hovingham One Hundred Years Ago'. Qty 3. File holes to the letter, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Worsley was Captain of Yorkshire in the two seasons in which he played for the county
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Lot 151
Alan Theodore Barber. Oxford University & Yorkshire 1927-1930. Single page handwritten letter dated 14th April 1976. Barber is replying to a request for his autograph, and refers to India scoring 'over 400 to beat West Indies in the 2nd Test!'. Signed 'Alan Barber'. Sold with an original sepia press photograph of Barber walking out to bat for Yorkshire. 3.25"x8". G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
Barber was brought in to the Yorkshire side as Captain but had to retire from first-class cricket in 1931 due to work commitments
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Morris 'Maurice' Leyland. Yorkshire & England 1920-1947. Single page handwritten letter written in later years in which Leyland declines an invitation to speak at the Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society. Signed 'Maurice Leyland'. Sold with a mono signed candid photograph of Leyland at Eastbourne in 1928, a mono photograph by A. Wilkes, West Bromwich of Leyland standing with his father, both wearing suits, 6"x7.5", a mono photograph of Leyland batting for Yorkshire etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
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Frank Dennis. Yorkshire 1928-1933. Two page handwritten letter on airmail paper dated 20 May 1981 from Dennis to 'Mr Wells'. Writing from his home in New Zealand, Dennis is sending a selection of items, mainly cuttings, from his personal collection 'which might be of interest'. He reminisces on his cricket career including being bowled by a full toss by Sandy Jacques at Undercliffe, 'a fine bowler but like me his legs wouldn't stand up to full time first class cricket'. He recalls playing at Hovingham Hall, opening the innings against Jacques and Abe Waddington, and working as a railway clerk at Slingsby and scoring 100no for the cricket club. In a postscript Dennis describes a photograph in his possession of Undercliffe C.C. comprising notable County players including Leyland, Wood, Townsend, Marsh (Derbyshire), Jacques, Watson (Leicestershire) and himself, 'This must be something of a record for a club side!'. Signed 'Frank Dennis'. Good cricket content. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
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Lot 154
England Test Captains 1930s-2000s. A collection of thirty three signatures of England Test captains on press and magazine cutting photographs, paper sheets etc, the majority individually laid down to white sheet. Signatures include Gubby Allen, Ken Cranston, Donald Carr, Peter May, Ted Dexter, Colin Cowdrey, M.J.K. Smith, Brian Close, Tom Graveney, Tony Lewis, Mike Denness, John Edrich, Mike Brearley, Geoff Boycott etc. Originally from the personal collection of Brian Downing OBE, the signatures mainly obtained in person, firstly as a schoolboy and later through his work in positions of Chairman and President of Surrey C.C.C. and Chairman of Marketing for the T.C.C.B./E.C.B. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £38
Lot 155:
Lot 155
Cricket autograph album 1928 to mid-1930s. Small album dated 1928 comprising over thirty signatures, the majority in pencil. Signatures include Hobbs (signed in ink), Sandham, Peach (Surrey), Iddon, Eckersley, Hopwood (Lancashire), Astill (Leicestershire), Lilley, Staples (Nottinghamshire), Sheffield (in ink), O'Connor, Pye (Essex), Duleepsinhji (Sussex), Root (Worcestershire), Voce, Payton (Nottinghamshire) etc. Also a pencil caricature sketch of Tom Keetley of Notts County F.C. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 156:
Lot 156
'The Centurions- Scorers of 100 First-Class Centuries'. Headed book insert by Boundary Books containing the ink signatures of nine players who have achieved the feat. Signatures, nicely signed in ink, by Don Bradman, Glenn Turner, Colin Cowdrey, Tom Graveney, Dennis Amiss, Geoff Boycott, John Edrich, Zaheer Abbas and Graham Gooch. 9"x12.5". Some light creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Lot 157
Bill Frindall. Scorer and statistician. A pocket 'Australian Cricket Diary' for the 1987/88 season. Signed to the date of their birth by over one hundred and forty international cricketers. The signatures, collected by Frindall, include Mike Denness, Cyril Washbrook, Barry Wood, Donald Carr, Hopper Levett, Fred Trueman, Reg Simpson, Norman Gifford, David Gower, Dennis Amiss, Mike Brearley, R.E.S. Wyatt, Denis Compton, Brian Statham, Alec Bedser, Gubby Allen, Godfrey Evans, Basil D'Oliveira, John Snow, Geoff Boycott, Ken Shuttleworth, Roly Jenkins, Peter May (England), Bruce Laird, Kim Hughes, Bill Johnston, Steve Waugh, Graham McKenzie, Lindsay Hassett, Ray Lindwall, Arthur Morris (Australia), Headley Keith, Athol Rowan, Clive van Ryneveld, Russell Endean, Hugh Tayfield (South Africa), Glenn Turner, Jeremy Coney, Bert Sutcliffe, Walter Hadlee (New Zealand), Collis King, Ron Headley, Clive Lloyd, Wes Hall, Garry Sobers (West Indies), Dilip Doshi, Sunil Gavaskar (India) etc. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
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Lot 158
Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England. 'Leonard Braund & Phillip Mead Fund'. Printed receipt for donation of 2/6 to the fund. Handwritten inscription to lower part 'I much regret no photograph available' and nicely signed 'Herbert Sutcliffe. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 159
Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Album page with excellent signature and dedication 'Good Health and Good Luck Always!. Herbert Sutcliffe, Scarborough 1928'. Sold with a similar album page with excellent signature and dedication from J.B. Hobbs, Surrey & England 1905-1934, 'Play the Game. J.B. Hobbs, Festival 1931'. Also a small printed photograph of Hobbs, signed by Hobbs. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 160
Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji. Sussex & England. 1895-1920. Excellent full ink signature, 'Yours sincerely, Ranjitsinhji of Nawanagar'. Rare in this complete form. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £85
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Ernest George Hayes. Surrey & England 1896-1919 and Herbert Strudwick, Surrey & England 1902-1927. Sepia pre-printed album page with small picture and floral decoration with oblong space for individual signature to each side. Signed in pencil to face by Hayes and to verso by Strudwick. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 162:
Lot 162
Garry Sobers. Barbados Independence postcard 1966, first day of issue, signed to face by Sobers. Sold with 'A Tribute to Sir Gary [sic] Sobers' commemorative cover issued by M.C.C. for the England v West Indies test match, Lord's 22nd July 2004. Limited edition no. 141/600, signed by Sobers. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 163
Cricket signatures 1950s-1990s. A selection of signatures including a Lord's letterhead nicely signed in ink by Dennis Brookes, (Northamptonshire), John Murray (Middlesex), Tom Cartwright (Warwickshire) and Ken Barrington (Surrey). Also a sheet with signatures on pieces laid down of the Gentlemen team who played the Players 1959 including May, Bailey, Subba Row, Dexter, Carr, Sayer etc. Signature on scraps of Allan Border and Alan Oakham, an official match ticket for England National Cricket Association v India, Uxbridge, 6th May 1996. Eight signatures including Tom Graveney, David Shepherd etc. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
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Lot 164
Jack Parker, Surrey. Official 'Jack Parker Benefit Souvenir 1951'. Signed to pages by seven players, Trevor Bailey, Alec Bedser, Eric Bedser, Denis Compton, Godfrey Evans, George Mann, Reg Simpson. Ex Bill Frindall collection with letter of authentication signed by Frindall's wife. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
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Cricket signatures 1930s. A miniature autograph album comprising over two hundred signatures of Test and county players with good Yorkshire representation and members of the 1931 New Zealand and 1933 West Indies touring parties. New Zealand signatures include Lowry, Cromb, Kerr, Dempster, Mills etc. West Indies include Christiani, Achong, Hoad, Barrow, Valentine, Martindale etc. Yorkshire signatures include Wood, Barber, Robinson, Hirst, Macaulay, Verity, Sutcliffe, Holmes, Mitchell, Hutton, Yardley etc. Other counties featured include Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire, Essex, Sussex, Derbyshire, Leicestershire
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £150
Lot 166:
Lot 166
Australia autographs 1945-2010s. Blue folder containing over two hundred signatures of Australian Test and one day international cricketers, the majority on photograph cuttings. Earlier signatures include Stan Sismey (Australian Services XI 1945), Arthur Morris (3 signatures), Keith Miller, Neil Harvey (3), Ken Archer (2), Ian Johnson, Ron Archer (3), Colin McDonald, Richie Benaud (3), Bob Simpson (3), Alan Davidson (2) etc. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £110
Lot 167:
Lot 167
'The Centurions Portfolio'. Denise Dean 1994. Collection of twenty four colour limited edition prints. Each number 6 of 100 prints produced. Eleven signed to lower border. Signatures are Bradman, Compton, Graveney, Cowdrey, Edrich, Boycott, Turner, Amiss, Gooch, Zaheer and Hick. Sold with bound book listing each centurions career details. Generally good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £120
Lot 168:
Lot 168
Umpires and commentators autographs. A collection of signatures, the majority on white cards. Signatures of umpires include Steve Bucknor, Mervyn Kitchen, David Shepherd, Chris Balderstone, Ken Palmer, David Constant etc. Others include BIll Frindall, John Arlott, Brian Johnston, Jim Swanton, Christopher Martin-Jenkins. Sold with an official scorecard for Cambridge University v Middlesex at Fenners, 9th-11th June 1995, signed by the umpires Vanburn Holder and David Constant. Also two typed letters, one signed by Tim Rice, the other by David Frith. Some duplication of signatures. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
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Lot 169
Essex C.C.C. 1947. Plain postcard signed in ink by eleven Essex players. Signatures include Smith, Avery, Crabtree, Vigar, Bailey, Insole, Wilcox etc. Sold with an album page of Middlesex 1952 including D. Compton, Edrich, Young, L. Compton, Warr, Robertson, and to the verso, eleven members of the 1954 Hampshire team including Eagar, Gray, Ingleby-MacKenzie, Harrison, Shackleton etc. Also two pages of signatures on pieces laid down, one for Middlesex, the other Surrey. Signatures include Mann, D. Compton, L. Compton, Sharp, Robertson, Brown, Edrich (Middlesex), Fishlock, Fletcher, Barling, McIntyre, Laker, A. Bedser, Brown (Surrey) etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
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Australia tour to England 1921. Autograph album comprising signatures collected at Headingley from the third Test, England v Australia, 2nd- 5th July 1921. One page signed nicely in ink by eleven members of the Australian touring party, nine of whom played in the Test match. Signatures are Armstrong (Captain), Taylor, Pellew, Gregory, Macartney, Carter, McDonald, Hendry, Mayne, Mailey and Oldfield. Facing page signed in ink by twelve England players, Tennyson (Captain), Woolley, Jupp, Douglas, White, Durston, Brown, Hallows, Ducat, Hardinge, Hearne and Parkin. Lacking the signature of Hobbs who was absent ill. A further page nicely signed in ink by eleven members of the Surrey team for Yorkshire v Surrey, Headingley, 25th- 28th June 1921, ten of whom played in the match. Signatures are Fender (Captain), Jeacocke, Abel, Peach, Hitch, Harrison, Shepherd, Strudwick, Jennings, Hobbs and Sandham. Lacking the signature of Rushby. Further signatures include Ranjitsinhji signed in pencil and overwritten in ink. Also a mono postcard by Bolland of the 1921 Australians laid down to the first page. Splitting to page block, the pages in very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £280
Australia won the first three Tests of the series, including the Headingley Test by 219 runs, to retain the Ashes. The remaining two Tests were drawn. Top scorer in the match was Macartney (115) in Australia's first innings. Surrey beat Yorkshire by 179 runs, Hobbs scoring 172 in Surrey's second innings
Lot 171:
Lot 171
India tour to England 1952. Album page nicely signed in ink by six members of the 1952 India team. Signatures are Shinde, Gaekwad, Ghulam Ahmed, Ramchand, Umrigar and Mantri. Lights folds, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a small collection of signed letters, dinner menus, a Christmas card etc. Signatures include Derek Randall, M.J.K. Smith, Bob Taylor, Tim Lamb, Gladstone Small etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £38
Lot 172:
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Jack Hobbs. A large scrapbook album compiled by Richard Arthur Burton, a keen follower of Hobbs. Contents include items relating to the sale of Hobbs' Daimler car in 1963 (the year of Hobbs' death) to Burton, including a facsimile copy of Hobbs' car registration document, two original cheques one made out to Hobbs, the other to his son, Leonard, and original car insurance documents etc. Included are two handwritten letters to Burton from Leonard Hobbs in which he states 'I am very glad to know that one of my father's keenest followers is the new owner of his car'. Also includes a large selection of press cuttings and original correspondence with newspaper editors to and from Burton relating to the state of Hobbs' health, and subsequent reports and obituaries following his death on 21st December 1963, a number of the letters berating newspaper editors regarding a lack of coverage of the death. An interesting archive of the end of the life of Jack Hobbs. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £120
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Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Scrapbook covering Sutcliffe's early career in the seasons 1919, the year he made his first-class debut, and 1920, with some from the early 1930s. The album comprises press cuttings including an article written by "Old Ebor" (Alfred Pullin) in the Yorkshire Post on Sutcliffe's maiden first-class century at Northampton, 23rd-24th July 1919. Others include Sutcliffe being awarded his County Cap in August 1919, also five personal telegrams dated 19th August 1920 sent to Sutcliffe congratulating him on scoring 125 in Yorkshire's first innings against Essex at Southend. Also includes some items added in later years relating to Sutcliffe's retirement, the centenary of his birth etc. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
In 1919, Sutcliffe's first season, Yorkshire won the County Championship
Lot 174:
Lot 174
Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. An interesting collection of letters to and from a James Savage in the early 1960s. The majority relate to Savage trying to publish a biography he has written about (and in collaboration with) Sutcliffe. The correspondence appears to start on 21st August 1964 when Savage asks Sutcliffe for 'an hour or two of your time... I have a few questions that I would like to put to you about your early and retirement days', followed by another dated 24th October 1964 in which he sends a copy of the typescript. An undated reply (probably early November 1964), from and nicely signed in ink by Sutcliffe, relates to Sutcliffe's own clarifications and corrections to the typescript which he describes as 'really magnificent... no words of mine could adequately thank you for your wonderful tributes' and his belief that 'I do not think you will have any difficulty in finding a publisher', also Sutcliffe's request for a royalty. On 13th November 1964, Savage writes again explaining this is his 'first venture in preparing a book and I am an untried writer'. There then follows a series of letters sent in 1965 submitting the book to numerous prospective publishers and subsequent letters of rejection. In a letter to Sutcliffe dated 5th July 1965 Savage lists the publishers to whom he has submitted manuscripts, and expresses his concern that the book will not get published. It would appear that the book never was published, there being no record of it or any other by Savage in Padwick. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £85
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Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. A personal scrapbook of Sutcliffe's relating to his retirement dinner held at the Queen's Hotel, Leeds on 10th December 1959. The album comprises a hand drawn table plan featuring Sutcliffe, his son, Bill, and former Yorkshire cricket captain, Brian Sellers, three mono photographs of Sutcliffe and guests at the dinner, ten telegrams of messages of goodwill to Sutcliffe for the dinner, an official menu signed by over seventy attendees including Sellers, two poems, cuttings reporting on the event, and over one hundred invitation letters to and responses from invitees from the paper industry, some unable to attend, letters of acceptance, and letters of gratitude from those who were present, including one from Brian Sellers. Also includes a small selection of press photographs, scorecards and cuttings spanning Sutcliffe's cricket career which appear to have been added a later date, including a handwritten letter from Sutcliffe dated 9th July 1965, signed 'Herbert', and a bookplate photograph of Sutcliffe walking out to bat with his son Bill for Pudsey Britannia v East Leeds in 1964, signed by Bill Sutcliffe. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £220
Sutcliffe retired from first-class cricket in 1945. He then had a successful career in business until his retirement, aged 65, in 1959
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Christopher Martin-Jenkins. Cricket writer and broadcaster. A folder comprising an interesting and comprehensive collection of correspondence, typescripts and research material from 1988/89, the majority relating to Martin-Jenkins' book, 'Ball by Ball: The Story of Cricket Broadcasting' (1990). A good number of letters, both to and from Martin-Jenkins, are signed including two typed letters from John Arlott, also typescripts with handwritten alterations and corrections, printer's proofs, draft press releases, copies of 'Jack's drawings' referred to by Arlott and reproduced in the book, letters from his publisher, various BBC departments etc. Other contributions include a three page handwritten letter from Norman Yardley with good recollections of notable matches in which he was the summariser, and Alan McGilvray. Other content includes an article on Denis Compton reaching his 70th birthday, correspondence relating to the threatened demise of TMS due to changes in the BBC radio network, and further correspondence from his agent, Michael Sissons, regarding publication of another book, yet to be written. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Christopher Dennis Alexander Martin-Jenkins (1945-2013) was Test Match Special's longest serving broadcaster from 1973 to 2012. He was awarded the M.B.E. in 2009, and served as President of the M.C.C. in 2010/11
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Percy Holmes. Yorkshire & England 1913-1933. Blue folder comprising a good selection of original press photographs, cuttings, cigarette cards, letters etc originally from Holmes' personal collection with later additions. Photographs include an excellent image of Holmes and Sutcliffe walking out to bat at Scarborough by Walkers Studios c1930, Holmes in batting pose playing a drive in 1927, playing cricket with his wife and children, and another of Holmes pushing a roller, both at home in his garden, Holmes in later years studying a photograph of himself and Sutcliffe at Scarborough, and another of Holmes in a large overcoat posing at his front gate. All measure approx. 10"x8". Other items relate to Holmes' record opening partnership of 555 with Herbert Sutcliffe in the match against Essex at Leyton in 1932, including a mono real photograph postcard of the two shaking hands in front of the scoreboard, Holmes having scored 224no, Sutcliffe 313, also a letter dated 18th June 1932 congratulating the pair signed by thirty five members of Walker & Hall, gold and silver plate manufacturers in Sheffield. Other letters include one from F.C. Toone, Secretary of Yorkshire C.C.C. relating to Holmes' benefit fund, with a typed statement of account for the benefit, both signed in ink by Toone, and a handwritten letter from and signed by Holmes declining an invitation to a dinner. Other items include a signature in ink of Holmes on piece laid down to page with eight cigarette cards of Holmes, his driving licence for 1937/38 signed in ink by Holmes, an official menu for 'The War of the Roses 1849-1949' dinner held at the Grand Hotel, Sheffield, 7th October 1949, signed to the front cover by Reggie Spooner of Lancashire and Sir William Worsley, former Yorkshire captain etc. A nice collection, overall in very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £800
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Percy Holmes. Yorkshire & England 1913-1933. S.B. Joel's Tour to South Africa 1924/25. A unique personal collection of twenty one mono (one colour) postcards, a good number real photographs, sent by Holmes to his wife, Edith, daughter, Mollie, and son, Sidney, while on tour in South Africa. Holmes' correspondence relates primarily to places at which he stayed, sites visited and travelling, with the occasional mention of cricket! The majority of postcards are dated, and so the course of the tour can be traced. The first examples date from 19th November 1924 and were sent from Pietermariztburg where they played Natal. He then sent a card from Kimberley on 1st December, wishing his family a merry Christmas. On to Bulawayo where they played against Rhodesia, 5th-8th December. Holmes describes seeing wild animals, 'If you go out in the car at night, shut off the lights and wait, you see the eyes of the jaquaul [sic] like balls of fire'. From Bulawayo they move to Johannesburg for matches against Transvaal and the first 'Test', played over Christmas. Holmes did not play in the match, which South Africa won by nine wickets, due to illness, and mentions in a postcard dated 27th December, the day after the match was completed, that 'I am fed up now'. On arriving in Durban on 31st December for the second Test, Percy is 'Quite well now' and has enjoyed the scenery on a very hot eighteen hour train journey. Holmes made his highest score of the tour in the second innings, helping the team to a 48 run victory. The following three postcards are dated 12th January 1925, just after the match against Northern Districts played at Bethlehem, 'not where Christ was born... a sweet little place. Just fancy coming as far to play cricket in a village. Lovely climate'. The following two days, 13th and 14th January, he writes from Muizenberg, Cape Town. Holmes mentions practice for the third Test which Joel's XI went on to win by ten wickets. By 21st January he has reached Worcester, 'One more match finished, only 5 more and then home. Leave here tonight for Mossel Bay... I am standing down for this match [against County Districts]'. On 22nd January, in Mossel Bay, Holmes describes members of the party going sea fishing, 'but not me. I have just been killing the live stock on my bed'. Sunday 1st February finds Holmes in Port Elizabeth, and by the 18th, with one match to go, Holmes is planning his return, suggesting Edith meets him in London. In the final postcard, to Mollie, dated 28th February, Holmes writes, 'I hope you have not forgot Dad will be home soon' and signs himself 'Dear Wada'. Odd faults, overall in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
The strong England 'second team' left England on the 'Edinburgh Castle' on 24th October 1924. Holmes played in thirteen matches on the tour, scoring 536 runs at an average of 28.21. The 'Test' series was drawn 2-2 with one match drawn
Lot 178a:
Lot 178a
Thomas Neill Pearce. Essex 1929-1950. Small autograph album of County signatures personally collected by Pearce in 1950, his final season playing first class cricket. The majority of signatures are nicely signed in ink and include Derbyshire (eleven signatures), Essex (13), Glamorgan (12), Hampshire (12), Kent (5), Lancashire (11), Leicestershire (11), Northamptonshire (13), Nottinghamshire (12), Somerset (11), Surrey (12), Warwickshire (12), Worcestershire (12), Yorkshire (12), Gloucestershire (12) and Middlesex (11). A nice collection. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £110

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