Cricket Bats, Balls & Equipment

Lot 911:
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George Herbert Hirst. Yorkshire & England 1891-1929. Full size 'Extra Special Test Match' cricket bat by Tyldesley & Holbrook of Manchester. Signed to the rear shoulder by George Hirst and J.T. Tyldesley and dated 1905. Formerly on display at the Tyldesley & Holbrook premises in Deansgate, Manchester. Sold to the current vendor in 2012 by 'SignPost' with letter of authentication. Some wear and ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
In 1905 George Hirst made his highest score of 341 in the match against Leicestershire and another double century scoring 232no against Surrey. That season he ended with a total of 2226 runs at an average of 53.95 and took 100 wickets at 19.94 and Yorkshire were crowned County Champions
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Len Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Full size 'Len Hutton Autograph' cricket bat used by Hutton. Signed 'Len Hutton' with handwritten inscription in ink to verso by Hutton, 'Bat used in completing 50th Century for Yorkshire'. Initials 'LH' to front shoulder. Wear and splitting, the splice becoming detached. Tape reinforcement to toe, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Research suggests Hutton scored his fiftieth first class century for Yorkshire in the match against Scotland played at Hull, 1st-3rd June 1949
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Richard Howorth. Worcestershire, Europeans & England 1933-1951. Stuart Surridge County Driver 'R. Howorth, Worcestershire' autograph bat used by Howorth during his playing career. Previously sold by Knights, with his tour blazer. Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Dick Howorth played in all four Tests on the tour of the West Indies in 1947/48 and returned his best bowling figures of 6-124 from 41 overs in the West Indies second innings of the first Test at Barbados. Howorth's only other Test match and his Test debut for England was the fifth Test of the series against South Africa at The Oval in 1947 where he took a wicket with his first ball in Test cricket. His victim was Dennis Dyer who was caught Gladwin, bowled Howorth for 18. In all first class cricket he took almost 1350 wickets at 21.87 and scored over 11,400 at 20.68
Lot 914:
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Alec Victor Bedser. Surrey & England 1939-1960. Brass ended original cricket stump used in the Ashes series of 1946/47 held in Australia. The stump has a label attached with the ink inscription in Bedser's hand. 'Stump used at Melbourne, 3rd Test Jan[uary] 1947'. Signed by Bedser below the inscription. Some wear and ageing to the label, the stump in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
In a high scoring match, the Test was drawn, England holding on at 310-7 at the close of play. Bedser took six wickets in the match but it was a costly expensive six wickets. His match figures were 65.3 overs, 8 maidens, six wickets for 275 runs. Australia won the Test series 3-0
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Alec Victor Bedser. Surrey & England 1939-1960. Original cricket stump used in the Test series in South Africa 1947/48. The stump has a label attached with the ink inscription in Bedser's hand. 'Stump used in first Test match at Durban, Dec[ember] 1948. England won by 1 wicket'. Signed by Bedser below the inscription. The stump has been split and hinged and the stump halves are signed by members of both teams. To one side sixteen signatures of the English team and to the other twelve signatures of the South African team. Signatures include Mann, Griffith, Compton, Bedser, Washbrook, Simpson, Hutton, Jenkins, Crapp, Evans, Wright, Nourse, Mitchell, Rowan, Viljeon, McCarthy, Cheetham, Begbie, Mann etc. Some wear and ageing to the label, the stump and signatures in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
In a low scoring Test match, England won by two wickets. Bedser took six wickets in the match. His match figures were 31.5 overs, 7 maidens, six wickets for 90 runs. England won the Test series 2-0
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Alec Victor Bedser. Surrey & England 1939-1960. Original cricket stump used in the Ashes series of 1953 held in England. The stump has a label attached to the outside with the ink inscription in Bedser's hand. 'Stump used in 1st Test v Australia at Nottingham, June 1953'. Signed by Bedser below the inscription. The stump has been split and hinged and signed to the stump halves by members of both teams. To one side, twelve signatures of the England team and to the other sixteen signatures of the Australian team. Signatures include Hutton, Brown, Lock, Bedser, Bailey, Evans, Watson, Kenyon, Wardle, Compton, Hassett, Morris, Harvey, Johnston, Miller, Lindwall, Benaud, Craig etc. There is a further inscription below the signatures by Bedser 'Stump used in 1st Test at Nottingham, June 1953 and given to me in recognition of my obtaining 14 wickets for 99 runs in the match'. Signed below 'Alec Bedser' Very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £250
In a low scoring match, the Test was drawn. Bedser took seven wickets for 55 runs in the first innings and seven wickets for 44 runs in the second. He finished with match figures of 55.5 overs, 23 maidens, fourteen wickets for 99 runs. The 7-44 in the second innings was his best innings bowling analysis at that point of his career. England won the Test series 1-0, winning in the final Test at the Oval
Lot 917:
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John Brian Statham. Lancashire & England 1950-1968. Original cricket stump used in the India v England Test series played in India in 1951/52. The stump has a small blue label attached to the top of the stump with the ink inscription 'India v Eng[land], Delhi, 1951/52'. Signed by Statham to the stump above the label. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
This was Statham's first Test match against India, the match was drawn. In India's only innings, Statham bowled 21 overs, four maidens, one wicket for 49 runs. His only wicket was Vijay Merchant who made 154 in the innings
Lot 918:
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John Brian Statham. Lancashire & England 1950-1968. Original cricket stump used in the Australia v England Ashes Test series played in Australia in 1958/59. The stump has a small blue label attached to the top of the stump with the ink inscription 'Aust[ralia] v Eng[land], Melbourne, 1958/59 7-57'. Signed by Statham to the stump above the label. Steel tip to point. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £130/160
Hammer price: unsold
Australia won the Test by eight wickets after England collapsed to 87 all out in their second innings. In Australia's first innings, Statham bowled 28 overs, six maidens, seven wicket for 57 runs. His only wicket was Vijay Merchant who made 154 in the innings
Lot 919:
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South African tour of England 1994. Split and hinged stump signed by eleven Kent and eleven Yorkshire players. The stump appears to be signed by sixteen members of the touring party including Cronje, Donald, Rhodes, McMillan, Kirsten, Shaw, Hudson, Richardson etc. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 920:
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Tim Robinson. Nottinghamshire & England 1978-1999. England v Australia 1985. Official Duncan Fearnley cricket stump taken from the 1st Test match of the series played at Headingley on the 13th-18th June 1985, where Tim Robinson scored 175 opening the batting in England's first innings. Inscribed to label on stump '1st Test v Australia 1985, Headingley 175'. Signed below the inscription by Robinson. Good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
This was Robinson's first Test match in England and his highest Test score. England won the match by five wickets
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Neil Foster. Essex & England. England v Pakistan 1987. Official Duncan Fearnley Test match stump from the 3rd Test match at Headingley, Leeds 1987. The stump is signed by the England team. Twelve signatures including Foster, Botham, Broad, Dilley, Gatting, Gower, Edmunds, Robinson etc. Previously sold by Knights on Foster's behalf. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
In the Test, Neil Foster took 8-107 from 46.2 innings with 15 maidens in Pakistan's only innings. England lost the Test by an innings and 8 runs.
Lot 922:
Lot 922
Jack Russell, Gloucestershire & England. Australia v England 1990/91. Official Gray Nicolls cricket stump taken from the 2nd Test match of the series played at Melbourne on the 26th-30th December 1990, where Jack Russell took six catches in Australia's first innings. Inscribed to stump 'Australia v England, 2nd Test, Melbourne 1990/91'. Signed in gold ink by Russell. Small hole drilled to base of stump perhaps for a stump camera or microphone. Previously sold at the Jack Russell Benefit auction 1994 as lot 141
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £48
After a second innings batting collapse by England, Australia won the match by 8 wickets
Lot 923:
Lot 923
South Africa tour to Australia 1963/64. 'Nicholls Crusader' miniature bat signed to the face by fifteen members of the South Africa touring party, and twelve members of the Australia team. South Africa signatures include Goddard (captain), van der Merwe, G. Pollock, P. Pollock, Bland, A. Pithey, D. Pithey, Halse etc. Australians include Benaud (captain), Simpson, Burge, Grout, Lawry, Connolly, Booth, Veivers, O'Neill etc. Also signed to verso by former players, Don Bradman, Trevor Goddard and Ken Viljoen. 17.25". Fading to some signatures, otherwise in good condition. Sold with four further signed miniature bats of Australia teams for 1985, 1997, 2001 and 2007. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 924:
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M.C.C. Australian XI v The Rest of England 1937. Gunn & Moore 'The Autograph' cricket bat signed to face by the teams who played at Lord's on the 26th-28th May 1937. Twenty three signatures including Allen (Cpt), Holmes (Cpt), Robins, Wyatt, Voce, Hammond, Leyland, Worthington, Verity, Farnes, Paynter, Langridge, Hutton, Gover, Todd, Parks etc. Some wear, spidering and fading to signatures, the majority good. Signed to back by the New Zealand touring team to England 1937 and Nottinghamshire. Thirty one signatures. Again, some wear and fading. Overall good. Some perishing to rubber handle
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
M.C.C. Australian XI won by 69 runs, Worthington scoring 156, Gover ten wickets in the match
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England v Australia 1948. S.A. Spires 'John Arnold. Autograph' cricket bat signed to face by the both teams from a Test in 1948. Twenty nine signatures including Bradman (Cpt), Yardley (Cpt), Hassett, Brown, Morris, Barnes, Lindwall, Miller, Harvey, Johnston, Ring, Toshack, Bedser, Emmett, Dollery, Washbrook, Hutton, Laker, Young, Coxon etc. Some fading to the Australian signatures, the majority fair/good, greater fading to the England signatures. Signed to back by Surrey, Lancashire, Essex and Worcestershire teams, again, some fading, the Surrey and Essex signatures in generally good condition with some fading, the remainder faded. Some perishing to rubber handle
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £110
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Australia 1961. Gradidge 'Imperial Driver' cricket bat signed to face by the Australian touring team to England. Fourteen signatures including Benuad, Harvey, Kline, Burge, Lawry, Simpson, Davidson, Booth, Grout, O'Neill etc. Below are the signatures of Derbyshire 1961 and to verso, signatures of the Leicestershire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Hampshire and Lancashire teams plus three Gloucestershire signatures, all 1961. Odd minor fading, some perishing to rubber handle. Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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Joseph Guy:Nottingham. Stuart Surridge 'Peter May autograph' cricket bat with an oil painting to face of 'Joseph Guy: Nottingham', Guy is painted full length in cricket attire with top hat holding a cricket bat at the wicket, ball at his feet, with tent and landscape to background, a colourful and well executed cricket scene. The painting on the bat with artists initials 'S.StC.S. 1993' to edge. Some perishing to rubber handle. Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 928:
Australia 1985. Hunts County cricket bat signed to face by fifteen members of the Australian touring party to England in 1985. Signatures, in two pens, include Border, Lawson, Wessells, Wood, McDermott, Boon, O'Donnell, Thomson etc. Some perishing to rubber handle. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 929:
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Australia. The Ashes 2009. 'Cricket Australia' full size bat with printed title and player's names to the face, and fully signed by the sixteen original members of the 2009 Australian Ashes touring party. The bat was presented to Paul Russell, Chairman of Glamorgan C.C.C., for the inaugural Test match to be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, 8th-12th July 2009. Signatures include Ponting, M. Clarke, S. Clark, Haddin, Hughes, Hussey, Johnson, Katich, Lee, North, Siddle, Watson etc. In presentation case. Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £200
The first Test match to be played in Cardiff, and the first of the 2009 Ashes series proved to be a thriller with Panesar and Anderson surviving the last eleven overs to secure the draw. England went on to win the series 2-1
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England XI v Rest of the World XI. Duncan Fearnley cricket bat signed by twenty four members of both teams. Signatures include Gooch, Broad, Morris, Hemmings, Igglesden, Hussain, Cowans, Lamb, Greenidge, Richardson, Moody, Greatbatch, Cook, Crowe, Bishop. The auctioneers are not sure when this match was played, presumably 1990's. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 930a:
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Australian tours of England 1997 & 2001. Two full size cricket bats, the 1997 bat signed to face by eighteen members, the 2001 bat signed by twenty members of the Australian touring parties. Signatures include Taylor (Cpt), S. Waugh (Capt), Gilchrist, Warne, M. Waugh, McGrath, Hayden, Langer, Ponting, Slater, Reiffell, Kasprowicz, Elliott etc. The 1997 bat with perished rubber bat handle otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £0
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England v New Zealand 1986. Duncan Fearnley cricket bat nicely signed by the two teams. Twenty eight signatures in ink including Gatting, Gooch, Gower, Lamb, Dilley, Coney, Hadlee, Crowe, Wright, Bracewell, Blair etc. To the verso are the signatures of Essex v Pakistan who played each other in a tour match in 1992. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
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South Africa tour to England 1994. Stuart Surridge full size cricket bat signed by twenty members of the South African players and officials. Signatures include Wessels (Captain), Cronje, Donald, Cullinan, De Villiers McMillan, Matthews, Rhodes, Procter (Coach) etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
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West Indies tour to England 1995. Boundary 'Bear' full size cricket bat signed by twenty players and officials. Signatures include Richardson (Captain), Walsh, Ambrose, Lara, Arthurton, Bishop, Chanderpaul, Hooper, Murray, Hall (Manager), Roberts (Coach) etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £25
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England circa 1982. Gunn & Moore cricket bat signed to face by the England team. Twelve signatures including Willis (Cpt), Gower, Botham, Gatting, Lamb, Randall, Tavare, Miller etc. Also signed and dedicated by Tim Robinson. To verso are twenty five signatures of India and Nottinghamshire 1983 including Gavaskar, Doshi, Sharma, Kapel Dev, Rice, Hadlee, Hendrick, Randall etc. Good condition. Sold with two further bats, one signed in thicker marker pen by India 1985, fifteen signatures, and the other by a selection of players, English, Australian, Pakistan etc including Malik, Gooch, Knight, Fletcher, Denness, Merv Hughes, Dodemaide etc. Signatures only fair on these two bats. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
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South African tours of England 1998 & World Cup in England 1999 and Zimbabwe to England 2000. Three full size cricket bats, the 1998 bat signed to face by seventeen members, the 1999 bat signed by fifteen members and the 2000 bat signed by eighteen of the South African and Zimbabwe touring parties. Signatures include Cronje (Capt), Pollock, Kirsten, Kallis, Cullinan, Rhodes, Donald, Adams, Boucher, Klusener, Ntini, Flower, Campbell, Goodwin, Olonga, Streak etc. Some perishing to two of the rubber bat handles otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 936:
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Bangladesh tours of England for the World Cup in England 1999 and 2005 tour. Two full size cricket bats, the 1999 bat signed to face by fifteen members, the 2005 bat signed by sixteen members of the Bangladesh touring parties. Signatures include Islam (Capt), Bashar (Cpt), Mahmud, Khan, Rashid, Islam, Abedin, Rahim, Saleh, Chowdhury, Rafique etc. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 937:
Lot 937
New Zealand tour of England 2004. Full size cricket bat signed to face by fourteen members of the New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Fleming (Cpt), Astle, Cairns, McCullum, Vettori, Oram, McMillan etc. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 938:
Cricket World Cup 1999. Excellent collection of twelve 'Gunn & Moore' full size cricket bats signed by the competing teams in the World Cup Finals held in England in 1999. Each bat has a printed heading to the top of the bat ie '1999 Cricket World Cup' and the team name and signed by the teams playing squad beneath. The teams are New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Australia, England, West Indies, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Scotland, Bangladesh and Kenya. Signatures include Lara, Ambrose, Walsh, Ranatunga, Jayasuriya, Fleming, Cairns, Vettori, Stewart, Gough, Flintoff, Tikolo, Flower, Streak, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Cronje, Klussener, Pollock, Donald, Waugh, Warne, Gilchrist, McGrath, Ponting, Azharuddin, Tendulkar, Kumble etc. Odd signature signed using a slightly thicker pen. Odd minor faults otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Withdrawn
Hammer price: withdrawn
The tournament in 1999 was won by Australia, who beat Pakistan by 8 wickets in the final at Lord's Cricket Ground in London. New Zealand and South Africa were the other semi-finalists.
Lot 939:
Lot 939
The Counties 1993. Wooden glass fronted miniature baise lined cricket bat display box containing eighteen miniature 11" bats signed by all the County cricket teams of 1993. Minor fading to the signatures on one of the bats otherwise in good condition. The case measures 39"x13"
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 940:
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Gray Nicolls 1948-1959. Collection of nine miniature bats, 11.5" long. Each with printed facsimile signatures of a touring Test to England with title to top. Teams are Australia 1948, New Zealand 1949, West Indies 1950, South Africa 1951, Australia 1953, Pakistan 1954, South Africa 1955, Australia 1956 and India 1959. Small hole to the base of each bat, presumably from previously been mounted. All bats in good/very good condition with good printed signatures. Sold with three similar but larger Surridge and Gradidge bats with the printed signatures of M.C.C. team 1948/49, Surrey C.C.C. Champion County 1952 and England 5th Test team. The Oval 1953. Each 17.25". Odd minor faults to print, perishing to bat handles. Qty 12. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 941:
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Test cricketers 1980s-2000s. Six miniature cricket bats signed by an assortment of Test players. Bats include a Gunn & Moore 'Autograph' bat signed by fourteen members of the 1987 England team, including Gatting, Emburey, Athey, Lamb, Dilley, Gooch, Broad etc. Some signatures faded but legible. 15.25". Signatures to other bats include Flintoff, Botham, Vaughan, S. Jones, Warne, Hoggard, G. Jones, Pietersen etc. Over fifty signatures in total. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 942:
Lot 942
'County Championship Teams 2000'. Complete set of eighteen Slazenger V800 miniature cricket bats, each signed by members of the eighteen first-class County sides for the 2000 season. The bats nicely mounted in presentation box frame and glazed. Overall 31"x34". Each bat measures 14.5". Signatures to some bats fading but all signatures legible. Otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £30
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Martyn Moxon. Yorkshire & England Pair of Gray Nicolls 'test Opener' batting gloves worn by Moxon whilst batting for Yorkshire v Sussex at Hove on the 17th September 1994. Moxon made 66 in Yorkshire's only innings. Each glove dated and signed by Moxon. Sold with a single 'Open Championship' batting glove signed by Phil Carrick of Yorkshire. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Signed cricket attire. Box comprising players' boots, pads etc. Contents include three pair of match worn boots, each signed by the owner. Signatures are Richie Richardson, Ian Bishop, and Alan Donald. A pair of Steven Rhodes' wicket keeping pads and glove inners signed by Rhodes, and Geoff Boycott's chest protector signed by Boycott with signed note of authentication. All previously sold by Knights in the 1990s with original lot numbers attached. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
Lot 945:
Lot 945
Signed cricket gloves 1990s. Three individual unused batting gloves, one signed to the outers and palms by thirteen members of the South Africa team, and another by ten England players, from the 1994 Test series. Signatures include Cronje, McMillan, Liebenberg, G. Kirsten, P. Kirsten, Pat Symcox etc. The England glove signed by Gooch, Stewart, Thorpe, Cork, Hick, Fraser, Gough etc. Sold with a further glove signed by England Test cricketers including Bob Taylor, Mike Hendrick, Tony Lewis, Paul Allott, Jonathan Agnew, Geoff Boycott, and to the palm by Alec Bedser, Godfrey Evans, Eric Bedser, Colin Cowdrey and Tom Graveney. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £10
Lot 946:
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Cricket World Cup Australia & New Zealand 1992. Three official white Kookaburra cricket balls 'Benson & Hedges World Cup 1992', each set on a plinth formed of three silver metal crossed stumps on black base. Each ball signed, one by four cricketing Knights, Don Bradman, Garry Sobers, Colin Cowdrey and Richard Hadlee. The second by fourteen members of the England World Cup team 1992 including Gooch, Lamb, Botham, Stewart, Hick, Lewis etc. The third signed by the nine Captains of the participating teams in 1992 including Border, Richardson, Crowe, Wessels, Azharuddin, Gooch, Imran Khan etc. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £120
Lot 947:
Lot 947
Robin Smith. England Test match batting helmet in navy blue. With M.C.C. emblem to attached to front. Smith's name handwritten to inside padding. No visor. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32

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