Cricket Ephemera

Lot 1:
Lot 1
Major William Booth. Yorkshire & England 1908-1914. Official four page order of service for the 'Unveiling and Dedication of Memorial Tablet... Erected by the Yorkshire County Cricket Club' in Booth's memory. The service was held at Pudsey Parish Church, 12th September 1920. Light folds and small adhesive marks to back page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £200
'Major' was Booth's Christian name, not rank. He served in the British army as a Second Lieutenant and died while on active service in France in 1916. Booth played in two Test matches on the 1913/14 M.C.C. tour to South Africa
Lot 2:
Lot 2
New Zealand tour to England 1927. Official folding card menu for the dinner given for the New Zealanders by Richmond Cricket Club, Greyhound Richmond, 29th August 1927. Vertical fold, some ageing, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a 'Sincerity Suits' folding advertising fixture card for the 1927 tour. Red ink stains and wear, only fair condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £58
Lot 3:
Lot 3 Lot 3
Chile tour to Argentina 1924/25. A selection of official ephemera relating to the Chile tour of Argentina. Items are a four page itinerary listing associated Clubs, match and social programmes and Argentine Cricket Association officials, menu for the Dinner in honour of the Chilean Cricket Team held at the Hurlingham Club [Buenos Aires], 26th December 1924, admission ticket for all matches of the tour with printed fixture list to verso, a New Year celebration toast card, and a ticket to the Farewell Banquet held at The Strangers' Club, 476 Barlomoe Mitre [Buenos Aires]. Some adhesive marks, rusting to the staples of the itinerary, otherwise in good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
The 1924/25 tour comprised seven matches played in Buenos Aires and Rosario by and against teams made up of British ex-patriots. It culminated in an unofficial three day 'Test' match played at the Belgrano Athletic Club, Buenos Aires, 1st-3rd January 1925, which Argentina won by 320 runs
Lot 4:
Lot 4
M.C.C. tour of Australia 1924/25. Official players' itinerary for the tour, the front cover with title and M.C.C. colours to top left hand corner. The itinerary lists the members of the touring party, tour programme including matches, time table etc. Player unknown. Some age toning to card wrappers, small adhesive mark to first page and rear wrapper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 5:
Lot 5
M.C.C. and England tour itineraries 1974-1982. Four official players' itineraries for the tours to West Indies 1974, Australia 1978/79, West Indies 1981, and India & Sri Lanka 1981/82. Each booklet with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. Owners unknown. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
Lot 6:
Lot 6
England tour itineraries 1983-1990. Four official players' itineraries for the tours to Fiji, New Zealand & Pakistan 1983/84, India & Australia 1984/85, West Indies 1990, and England 'A' to Zimbabwe & Kenya 1990. Each booklet with list of players, itinerary & engagements pages, postal & telegraph information etc. Owners unknown. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 7:
Lot 7
Nondescripts Cricket Club. 'The Fiftieth Anniversary Dinner of the Nondescripts Cricket Club held at The Cafe Monico 27th January 1926'. Attractive four page menu plus covers for the Dinner in 1926. Excellent decorative covers with cameo images of members of the club with decoration in club colours, ribbon tie in similar colours to edge. To inside 'Songs of the Nondescripts', images of the President etc, Toast List, Entertainment, team photographs then and now and a crossword to back cover. Vertical and horizontal folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 8:
Lot 8
Albert Edwin Trott. M.C.C., Middlesex, Victoria, Australia & England, 1892-1911. Rare original menu on two cards for the Complimentary Luncheon given by E.F. Bourke 'On the Occasion of the Representative Cricket Match between Pretoria and Johannesburg for A.E. Trott's Benefit. Held at the Berea Park, Pretoria, 28th February 1898. Decorative front cover with 'G. MacArthur' of Pretoria hand written, and printed menu to verso, the other card with the printed players' names for both teams. Minor staining to card edges, otherwise in good condition. A scarce item
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £260
Australian born, Albert Trott played for Victoria and Middlesex between 1892 and 1910. He also is one of few players to have played for both Australia, 3 Tests and England, 2 Tests. He is known as the only batsman to hit a ball that cleared the Lord's Pavilion. He committed suicide in 1914 by shooting himself having been ill for some time with little hope of recovery.

The one day match was won by A Bailey's Transvaal XI (Johannesburg) by 162 runs. Trott, playing for Pretoria, took 5 wickets and top scored with 22 runs
Lot 9:
Lot 9
'County Cricket. Kent v Yorkshire'. 1893. Rare and early original handbill for the match played at Rectory Field, Blackheath, 31st July- 2nd August 1893. The names of the Kent XII are printed, including Marchant, Mason, G. Hearne, A. Hearne, W. Hearne etc. Printed footnote reads, 'Yorkshire lead in the County Championship, but Kent are well to the fore'. Printed by C. North. 4.5"x7.5". Excellent condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
In a match that generated much interest as both sides had ambitions to win the County Championship, Yorkshire won by an innings and eleven runs
Lot 10:
Lot 10
Hampshire C.C.C. County Champions 1961. Official menu for the dinner held at The Guildhall, Southampton, 19th March 1962 'To Celebrate the Winning of the 1961 County Championship'. G
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £20
Lot 11:
Lot 11
'The 150th Anniversary of the Marylebone Cricket Club 1787-1937'. Official invitation and menu for the dinner held at the Savoy Hotel, 15th July 1937. Both items with red and gold borders, the menu with matching silk tie. Adhesive marks to the rear cover of the menu, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 12:
Lot 12
Surrey County Cricket Club 'County Champions' Annual Dinner 1953. Official menu for the Dinner held at The Grosvenor House, Park Lane, 2nd December 1953. The menu with raised silver club emblem of the Prince of Wales feathers and titles to front cover, inside pages with Toast List and Menu and a photograph of the team. Light crease to top left corner, minor foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 13:
Lot 13 Lot 13
'Le Monde Illustre'. Early and original 'tabloid' sixteen page French newspaper for the 3rd October 1857. This copy contains a full page illustration of a cricket match entitled 'Le Noble Jeu de Cricket' to page 12 and to page 14 an article in french Le Noble Jeu de Cricket' by Leo de Bernard. The illustration was later used in 'Le Journal Illustre' in June 1864. Very good condition for its age. A rare item
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £90
Lot 14:
Lot 14
Buxton C.C. Isle of Man Tour July 1899. Four page folded card on linen paper in black leather covers with gilt title to front. Comprises travel and accommodation details for a five match tour of the Isle of Man including matches against King William's College, Douglas, Ramsey, Cronkbourne etc, also list of touring members, and a laid down photograph and signature of the Club captain, H. Jackson. Pin holes and rust marks to the pages, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 15:
Lot 15
John Richard Mason. Kent & England 1893-1914. A rare colour wedding souvenir printed on crepe paper for the 'Marriage between Miss Mary Powell and Mr. J.R. Mason at Beckenham Parish Church July 24 1912'. Printed title and biography of Mason to centre, surrounded by decorative floral border with colour flags. Printed by S. Burgess, 8 York Place, Strand, London. Approx. 13"x11", laid to large black album page, with a signed mono postcard of Mason by Mockford of Tonbridge to one side. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £165
Lot 16:
Lot 16
Percy George Herbert Fender. Sussex, Surrey & England 1910-1935. Original handbill/ poster advertising 'A Grand Charity Cricket Match', Ellens v Mr. P.G.H. Fender's XI, at Ellens, Rudgwick (near Horsham, Sussex) on 18th June 1939. Some notable names are listed below including Fender, Walter Hammond, Percy Chapman, Bev Lyon, Ian Peebles, Maurice Allom, Maurice Tate, Gubby Allen, Lord Tennyson, Jim Parks, Bryan Valentine etc and umpires Herbert Strudwick and Andrew Ducat. Printed by R.Lucas, Cranleigh. Originally from Fender's personal collection. 12.5"x6.25". Excellent condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £45
Lot 17:
Lot 17
Railway handbills 1953-1962. Four cricket advertising handbills issued by British Railways for the period. Handbills are for Surrey v Warwickshire at The Oval and M.C.C. v Australians at Lord's 1953, England v India, Headingley 1959, Colwyn Bay Cricket Festival 1957, and Lancashire County Cricket Matches 1959 Season. Also F.A. Cup Final, Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur, Wembley 1962. The majority approx. 6"x10". Crease to the Lancashire handbill, minor ageing, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £70
Lot 18:
Lot 18
Australia tours to England 1938. Two official tickets, one to the members' enclosure for the fourth day of the second Test, England v Australia, Lord's, 28th June 1938. The other ticket is for the third day (Monday) of the third Test, Old Trafford, 8th- 12th July 1938. The match was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Sold with a sepia real photograph postcard of 'Carpet bedding, Australia v England, The Leas, Folkestone', for the tour match against an England XI, 3rd- 6th September 1938. Publisher unknown. Also two mono souvenir prints of official team photographs of the 1934 and 1938 Australian touring parties published by the Daily Mail and News Chronicle respectively. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
Lot 19:
Lot 19 Lot 19
George Bainbridge Barrington. Derbyshire 1880-1887. Original stock dividend Warrant for Interest no. 796 issued to Barrington, 13th January 1900, by the Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada. Addressed to Barrington at his home in Kirk Langley near Derby. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £5
Lot 20:
Lot 20
'The Spider and the Fly in Cricket Language' by Gowen Hopen. An entertaining typed poem comprising thirty two lines of rhyming couplets. Written as a pastiche of the poem by Mary Howitt originally published in 1828, in this version the Australian spinner, Charlie Grimmett, is styled as the spider, with Jack Hearne as the fly. The first two lines read, '"Won't you walk out to my bowling," said Grimmett to Jack Hearne;/ "'Tis the nicest, slowest bowling, the sort you always spurn." Hearne rejects the temptation stating 'But I have promised Gilligan that I would try and stay', but Hearne ultimately falls to Grimmett's 'corkscrew cunning'. Originally from Grimmett's personal collection. Horizontal folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
The poem appears to refer to the fifth and final Test in the 1924/25 Ashes series played at Sydney, in which Grimmett made his Test debut, dismissing Hearne LBW twice for 16 and 24, and taking eleven wickets in the match. Australia won the Test by 307 runs, and the series 4-1. Arthur Gilligan captained the M.C.C. team. No information about the author, Gowen Hopen, can be found
Lot 21:
Lot 21
'The Cricketers' Song'. Words and Music by Percy S. Robinson. Dedicated to Jack Hobbs. Published by Sylvester Music Co. 1934. Original four page music score, the front cover features a mono image of Hobbs in batting pose with printed signature. Light horizontal fold otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 22:
Lot 22
'W.G. Grace. Champion Cricketer of the World'. Large cotton handkerchief commemorating a Century of Centuries by Grace. The handkerchief has a central portrait of Grace three quarter length in cricket attire holding a cricket bat, with biography and record of each individual score and opponents to outer border. Decorated with cricket bats and balls in a floral outer border. Produced in 1895 the handkerchief is printed in black print. 23" square. Some ageing and minor staining, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 23:
Lot 23
Cricket orders of service. Three official orders of service for David Sheppard 2005, Tom Graveney 2015, and Doug Insole 2017. Also an official invitation for the celebration of the life of Rupert Webb (Sussex) 2018, an official order of service for the Rededication of the Colin Blythe Memorial at Canterbury, 2017. Sold with 'The End of the Beginning of the Ashes. Commemorating the Rededication of the Grave of The Honorable Ivo Bligh...' published by The Cricket Society, 2011 etc. Qty 7. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 24:
Lot 24
The Ashes. England v Australia 1981. Two boxes comprising a comprehensive selection of ephemera relating to the famous 1981 series. Contents include a full set of six official scorecards for the Test matches (the majority with complete printed scores), official match tickets, seventeen original complete newspapers covering the Ashes series 1981, a clock commemorating Botham's 149no at Headingley with his 'wagon wheel' to the clock face, 'The Test Match of the Century', two cotton squares commemorating England's famous victory at Headingley featuring cartoons of Botham and Willis by Roy Ullyett (one framed and glazed), various biographies, tour brochures, score books, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1982 hardback, twelve monthly issues of The Cricketer Magazine 1981 etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
The 1981 Test Series was, perhaps, remembered most for the 'famous' third Test match, England v Australia, Headingley 1981. Ian Botham and Bob Willis's match. England followed on 227 runs behind and were soon 135-7 in their second innings. Botham and Graham Dilley then put together a stand of 117. Botham finished up with 149no and Dilley 56. Australia needed 130 to win. Australia at 56-2 seemed favourites to win the game, however Willis with 8-43 won the game for England by 18 runs
Lot 25:
Lot 25
South Africa tours to England 1940s-2000s. Box comprising a collection of ephemera relating to South Africa tours to England, including scorecards, an autograph sheet, tour guide, photographs etc. Contents include nineteen official scorecards including England v South Africa Test matches at Headingley, The Oval 1947, Trent Bridge, Headingley, Lord's, The Oval 1951, Lord's, Old Trafford, Headingley, The Oval 1955 etc. Two signed colour photographs of Allan Donald and Clive Rice, an original mono press photograph of Geoffrey Griffin in bowling action. Pre-season tour guide 'The Story of Test Cricket. England v South Africa' 1947. Thirteen R&J Hill 'Sunripe Famous Cricketers' 1925 cigarette cards of South African players. Autograph sheet for the South Africa Under 19 tour 1995. Signatures include Boucher, Dippenaar, Ntini, Prince etc. Also includes six books relating to South Africa cricket including 'Century at Newlands 1864-1964', S.E.L. West, Newlands 1965. 'The Currie Cup Story, Brian Cowley, Cape Town 1973 with good dustwrapper etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 26:
Lot 26
Indian cricket 1940s-2010s. Small box including an official souvenir pre-tour brochure for the Australian tour to India 1964 produced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Thirteen official scorecards for England v India Test series in 1952-2011. Twelve individual copies of 'The Cricketer' magazine 1946 etc. Also five books on Indian cricket history and biographies. Titles include 'Presenting Indian Cricket', Berry Sarbadhikary, Calcutta 1946. 'Pataudi, Nawab of Cricket', Suresh Menon, Uttar Pradesh 2013. 'Sachin Tendulkar. Playing it my way', London 2014 etc. Wear to the 1964 tour brochure, other odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 27:
Lot 27
Shane Warne Test wicket milestones. Two original colour newspaper posters celebrating significant achievements. One copy with headline '500 Wickets', Herald Sun, 13th March 2004 and the other with headline 'Warne's Magic Milestone', Sydney Morning Herald, 27th December 2006. Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Warne took his 500th Test wicket against Sri Lanka in Galle, 2004. His 700th dismissal was that of Andrew Strauss in the Melbourne Ashes Test of December 2007
Lot 28:
Lot 28
Shane Warne Test wicket milestones. Two original colour newspaper posters celebrating significant achievements. One copy with headline '500 Wickets', Herald Sun, 13th March 2004 and the other with headline 'Warne's Magic Milestone', Sydney Morning Herald, 27th December 2006. Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 29:
Lot 29
Cricket ephemera. Box comprising an eclectic mix of mainly modern ephemera including postcards, match tickets, photographs, books, programmes, scorecards, commemorative covers etc. Contents include 'Cricket. Oxford v Cambridge 1827 to 1876' published by John Wisden 1877 in blue cloth, Lord's scorecards 1950s, Test and one day international official match programmes 1990s/2000s, ICC Champions Trophy programmes 2013, County T20 programmes 2000s, Australia 'A' v England programme 1995 signed by Langer, Ponting, McIntyre etc, a green folder of seventy seven County Print Services 'Golden Age Series' postcards etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 30:
Lot 30
Cricket scrapbooks 1870s-1990s. A large selection of over forty scrapbook albums in three boxes comprising press cuttings of scorecards, match reports, comic strips etc, the majority for the period 1920s-1950s. Early scrapbooks include reports of matches for seasons 1871, 1894/95, 1896, 1904, etc, some handwritten. Also Australia tours to England in 1948 (Bradman's last), M.C.C. in Australia & New Zealand 1950/51, South Africa 1927/28, 1948/49, New Zealand in England 1927, 1949, South Africa in England 1951, West Indies in England 1950 etc. Comprehensive coverage of home and away Test series, County, minor counties and club cricket for the period. Various sizes in mixed condition, generally good
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £300
Lot 31:
Lot 31
Bernard Thomas. England team physiotherapist 1970-1985. Collection of six pairs of clip on sunglasses, all with leather cases with tour details to case including Australia & New Zealand 1974/75, Australia & India 1979/80, Australia 1982/83, Australia 1986/87, New Zealand & Pakistan 1984. From Thomas's personal collection. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
Lot 32:
Lot 32
Cricket greetings cards. Ten files comprising a large selection of over two hundred and fifty modern unused cricket related greetings cards, the majority with original envelopes. Subjects include birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, humour, cricket grounds etc. Excellent condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 33:
Lot 33
Michael Colin Cowdrey. Kent, Oxford University and England 1950-1976. A selection of ephemera relating to Cowdrey. Contents include a 'Souvenir Match Card of Maidstone Cricket Week 1973' during which Cowdrey scored his 99th and 100th first-class centuries. A signed magazine cutting photograph of Cowdrey batting during his innings of 160 against India in 1959, his then highest Test score, and an official scorecard for England v Australia, Edgbaston 1968 (Cowdrey 104). A CD recording of Cowdrey's Service of Thanksgiving held at Westminster Abbey 30th March 2001, with official order of service, postcard of Westminster Abbey, press cuttings of obituaries etc. Also 'The Cowdreys. Portrait of a Cricketing Family', Ivo Tennant, London 1990, signed to the half title page by Chris Cowdrey etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20

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