Autographed Cricket Ephemera

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Cricket ephemera. A selection of ephemera including official complimentary 'Rover' tickets for each of the two days of the Eton v Harrow match, Lord's, 11th-12th July 1919. Official scorecard for Somerset v Nottinghamshire, Taunton, 24th-26th July 1929, showing the score at the fall of the first wicket. 'Cricket on the Brain' by 'M.C.C.'. Illustrated by 'Gil'. T. Fisher Unwin, London 1905. Original decorative wrappers, front wrapper detached, wear to spine. 'Cricketers from New Zealand 1958' official pre-tour brochure edited by Gordon Ross, Playfair 1958. Official menu for the 'British Sportsman's Club luncheon in honour of the Pakistan Cricket Touring Team 1992'. Cartoon by Roy Ullyett to front cover signed by former prime minister, Edward Heath, who was in the chair. Official invitation and Order of Service of Thanksgiving for Mike Denness, Canterbury Cathedral, 1st July 2013. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
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Cricket in Barbados 1892. Pre-paid postcard addressed to W.A. Alleyne at St. Peter's, Barbados, dated 15th November 1892, with handwritten message notifying him that he had been selected to play for Wanderers 'next Saturday' at Bay against Pickwick Club. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
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Dudley Cricket Club 1871. Pre-paid postcard addressed to J.K. Jones of Birchall, Walsall, with printed details to verso for the Dudley Cricket and Quiot [sic] Club Annual Meeting and Dinner at the Castle and Falcon Hotel, Dudley on 11th January 1871. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
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Cricket on postal covers. Four items of two envelopes, one with printed return address for 'Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, P.A.' with American postmark dated 29th April [18]99, the other with ornate printed motif of a lion, springbok and kangaroo holding up a Duke's cricket ball above slogan 'Upheld By All', to verso the emblem for Duke & Son, Penshurst, Kent, postmarked 2nd July 1933. Also an advertising logo for James Lillywhite Frowd & Co with crossed bats within scroll, presumably cut from an envelope, and a postal franking machine label with logo for E.K. Brown Cricket Books, posted in Liskeard, Cornwall in 1978. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £70
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Cricket ephemera selection. A selection of ephemera including two scrapbooks of press cuttings, one covering the 1947 season and the South African tour, the other for the 1948 season and the Australian tour. Two folders of ephemera including seventeen scorecards 1946-1993, the majority for Hampshire home matches, also England v India, The Oval 1946, and v South Africa, The Oval 1947 (two copies of each). A 'pirate' Pictorial Souvenir Programme for England v South Africa, The Oval 1947 etc. A selection of forty cricket magazines and benefit brochures, including a signed copy of 'Geoff Boycott 10 Years as No. 1'. Sold with four Coalport 'County Championship winning plates' for Hampshire 1973 (1st), Middlesex 1967 and 1980, and Kent 1978 and a modern copy print of Cricket at Brighton. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
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Cricket ephemera late 1800s onwards. Small black file comprising an eclectic selection of ephemera including bookmarks, promotional cards, beer mats, the odd photograph, trade cards, leaflets, cutting images etc. Contents include bookmarks and invitations in the form of a cricket bat, including Rothmans 'England Test Veterans' and Australia tour 1961, Walkers 'Autograph Special' England 1963 and Yorkshire County Champions 1962 and 1963, India Cricket tour and Warwickshire 1952, West Indies to England 1976, Australia 1977 etc. Also a small folding programme of dances for the Llandudno Cricket Club Ball, 31st December 1899, advertising card for Huntley & Palmers biscuits, a small Slazenger card (featuring Denis Compton), a Rothmans 'Match Souvenir' benefit match folder, printed annual reports for Haywards Heath C.C. 1882, St. John Baptist C.C. 1902 etc. Two small signed photographs, one of Albert Thomas (Northamptonshire) in 1928, the other of the umpire Fanny Walden in 1934 etc. Some wear/ creasing to card bat handles, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £90
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Cricket ephemera. A good selection of ephemera including books, match and tour programmes, some signed, unofficial Test and county autograph sheets, signed official scorecards, official 'Herald Sun' newspaper poster for the Boxing Day Test 1998 featuring the Kangaroo and Lion, signed by the two Captains, Mark Taylor and Alec Stewart, photographs etc. Sold with a box containing a good selection of thirty one cricket books, some pre war editions, odd one signed, odd limited edition. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £90
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'Grand Football Match!. County Cricketers and League Footballers versus George Robey's League Team on Manchester City Ground'. Official programme for the match played at the Hyde Road Football Stadium, (Manchester City moved to Maine Road in 1923), on the 24th February 1902. The match was organised 'in aid of a memorial to the late John Briggs and Benefit of Mrs Briggs & Children'. The referee was Albert Neilson Hornby (Lancashire C.C.C. & England 1867-1899). Players appearing in the match for Robey's team included Billy Meredith, Orr, Hynds of Manchester City, Foulkes of Sheffield United, G. Robey of Royal Ramblers, Jack of Preston, Gates of Blackburn, Athersmith of Aston Villa etc and for the County Cricketers team, J. Sharp, B. Sharp, Booth of Everton, Pennington of Notts County, Higson of Casuals, Warren of Ferby County, Ross of Manchester City, Hollins of Corinthians etc. Image of J.E. Chapman, Chairman of Manchester City to the centre of the front cover, pictures of Johnny Briggs and George Robey to inside pages. The linesman were also cricketers Albert Ward of Lancashire & England and Sam Hargreave of Warwickshire. Adverts for 'Pilling & Briggs, Athletic Outfitters', 'George Robey in Jack and the Beanstalk' and advance notice of the publication of 'The Life of John Briggs' by Herbert Turner to rear cover. Printed by Shottin & Co, Manchester. Horizontal fold, some age toning and wear to edges otherwise in good condition. A rare programme
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £300
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'Len Hutton's Gradidge Bats Gloves and Pads'. Original free standing Slazenger advertising card sign featuring a mono head and shoulders image of Hutton in batting pose on a yellow and pale green background. 9'x12'. Pin holes to the four corner, some surface wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Cricket ephemera. A mixed selection of prints and other printed matter including an original front cover of the magazine, 'The Sphere' dated 20th July 1901, featuring an illustration of Eton v Harrow at Lord's. Full page from 'The Graphic' of a colour cartoon, 'Armstrong the Hypnotiser' by 'Rip' 1921. Two cricket 'Punch' cartoons dated 1922 and 1935, 'The New Liberty' and 'Well Set'. An original copy of 'The Scout. Special Cricket Number', 10th June 1933. Full page extract from 'The Sketch', 20th May 1896, featuring images of four Yorkshire cricketers, Peel, Wainwright, Lord Hawke and F.S. Jackson. Official tour souvenir brochure for the 1962 Pakistan tour to England. A Botham and Willis' Headingley Test 1981 silk handkerchief, two modern reproduction prints, and four scorecards. Some items framed and glazed. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
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Gilbert Laird Jessop. Gloucestershire, Cambridge University & England 1894-1914. Record score 286, 1903. Large original double sided hand painted pub sign depicting Jessop in batting pose advancing down the wicket, title on scroll to top 'G.L. Jessop Cambridge & England' and 'Double Century' to lower border. The scene is set on a cricket ground, possibly Cheltenham College, with a scoreboard showing Jessop's record score of 286 which he achieved playing for Gloucestershire against Sussex at Hove, 1st-3rd June 1903. The sign is set in a plain wooden oak frame with iron supporting/ mounting brackets to the sides showing signs of wear. Overall 36"x38". The location of the pub is not known. The paintwork weathered and somewhat faded, more so on one side, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £85
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Australia tour to England 1930. Official menu for a 'Complimentary Smoke Social' given for the four South Australia members of the 1930 touring party to England being Richardson, Grimmett, Wall and Walker, held at the South Australian Hotel, Adelaide, 25th February 1930. The folding menu with fifteen signatures in pencil to the inside autograph page, including Richardson, Grimmett, Wall and Walker, and other South Australian cricketers, including Hack, Pritchard and Harris, also Bill Jeanes, then Secretary of the South Australian Cricket Association and later of the Australian Board of Control. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £140
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Australian tour of England 1930. Official 'Luncheon menu tendered to the Australian Eleven [on route to England] by The Western Australian Cricket Association'. The Luncheon held at The Palace Hotel, Perth on the 28th October 1930. The menu, tied with yellow and black ribbon (worn), with impressed decorative border and raised printed colour flags of England and Australia to top with titles below. With menu and toast list to inside pages and map of Great Britain to verso showing the match programme venues. Signed to various inside pages by all seventeen members of the Australian team, mainly in ink, two in pencil. Signatures are Woodfull, Richardson, Jackson, Bradman, Fairfax, Ponsford, Hornibrook, Hurwood, a'Beckett, Oldfield, Kippax, Wall, McCabe, Walker, Grimmett, Kelly (Manager) and Howard (Treasurer). Some wear, age toning and staining to menu, some small loss to card cover extremities otherwise in good condition. A rare 'on route' tour menu
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £240
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Australia tour of England 1930. Official 'Australian XI English Tour 1930' brochure for the tour. To front cover 'With the compliments of the Orient Line' with title, Orient Line emblem and Australian colours of gold and green running diagonally through the centre of the cover. The brochure lists the members of the touring party, list of fixtures and biographies with pen picture of each of the members of the touring Australian team. Each biography, but two, has been nicely signed in ink by the player featured. Fifteen signatures including Woodfull, Bradman, Grimmett, Jackson, Ponsford, McCabe, Oldfield, Kippax, Fairfax, Hornibrook etc. Lacking the signatures of Richardson and W.L. Kelly from the full touring party. This brochure appears to be Clarrie Grimmett's copy as it has his initials to the top right hand corner of the front cover Minor ageing to covers otherwise in good/very good condition. Signatures excellent
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £280
Lot 60:
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Australian tour of England 1930. Rare official folding tour itinerary for the Australian tour of England 1930. The front cover with decoration in gold and green with Australian emblem. 'Australian Board of Control for International Cricket' and '17th Australian XI. English Tour 1930' below emblem. To inside pages details of the Australian team and list of matches to be played on the tour. Nicely signed to back cover in ink by sixteen members of the touring party including the Manager Kelly and Treasurer Howard. Signatures include Woodfull, Bradman, Grimmett, Ponsford, Kippax, Jackson, McCabe, Oldfield, Fairfax, Wall etc. Printed by the Artcraft Press, Richmond, Victoria. Odd very minor faults otherwise in good/very good condition. Sold with a plain back real photograph postcard of Edward Lambert a'Beckett, number 14 in the series, the only player on the tour not to have signed the itinerary. The postcard signed by a'Beckett. The postcards produced by B.D.V. cigarettes of Godfrey Phillips of London, as part of their advertising campaign for the 1930 Australian tourists.
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £420
The Australian tour of 1930 was Bradman's first tour of England
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Donald George Bradman. New South Wales, South Australia & Australia 1927-1949. 'Simpson's Fish Ordinary [meal at fixed time and price], 76 Cheapside, London'. Small original two sided card menu for the Ordinary served 'At 1 o'clock every day except Saturday'. Menu to face and 'Cheese Competition' to verso. Beautifully signed by Bradman in ink to verso, probably in the 1930's. Odd marks otherwise in good+ condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £60
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'Dinner to the New South Wales Members of the 1934 Australian Team'. Official menu for the dinner given by the President and members of the New South Wales Cricket Association, Usher's Hotel, Sydney, 1st March 1934 prior to the Australia tour to England. The menu with green cord tie and decorative front cover of three kookaburras perched on a branch. Signed in ink to the front cover by Don Bradman and Bill Brown in later years. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
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Australia 1938. Official 'Australian XI English Tour 1938' souvenir brochure for the tour issued by 'Orient Line R.M.S. Orontes 20,000 tons'. The brochure lists the members of the touring party, list of fixtures and biographies with pen picture of each of the members of the touring Australian team. The pen pictures have been individually signed in ink by the player featured. Fully signed with seventeen signatures including Bradman, McCabe, Barnes, Brown, Fingleton, Hassett, McCormick, O'Reilly, Ward, Chipperfield etc. Handwritten owners' details to inside front cover. Original wrappers grubby, some foxing, rusting to staples. Signatures excellent
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £310
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Don Bradman 1948. Official menu for 'A Luncheon and Presentation to Don Bradman'. Savoy Hotel, London. September 20th 1948. Four page menu with gold tassle, with title to front cover and colour Australian emblem to top of cover. To inside front cover, the menu, details of speakers and presentation of an antique silver replica of the Warwick Vase to Don Bradman. To opposite page a colour photograph of Bradman which is signed by Bradman beneath on menu. Also signed by England Captain, Norman Yardley to menu page. A rare signed menu. Adhesive marks and slight damage to the surface of the rear cover otherwise in good/very good condition. Sold with an original press photograph of from the Luncheon depicting the Earl of Guthrie presenting the silver replica Warwick Vase to Don Bradman (8"x10" and a further nine small photographs of various views of Bradman sitting at the table at the Luncheon (2.5"x2.75", some with stamp W.G.A. White to verso)
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £140
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Australian tour of England 1956. Official P&O souvenir tour programme for the England v Australia Tests of 1956. The programme with fixtures, travel details and pen pictures and biography of all members of the Australian team to pages. Signed to pen pictures by all sixteen members of the team. Players signatures include I. Johnson (Cpt), Miller, Archer, Benaud, Burge, Craig, Davidson, Harvey, Lindwall, Maddocks etc. Some age toning and wear to covers otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
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Australia tour of England 1961. Official Australian Board of Control programme and itinerary for the tour to England. Decorative cover in green and gold with Australian emblem. To inside pages are the programme of matches to be played on the tour and the back cover is an autograph card with names of the touring Australians listed. Nicely signed by all seventeen members of the touring party in ink. Signatures include Benaud, Harvey, Booth, Davidson, Grout, McDonald, Simpson, Misson etc. Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £95
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Walter Reginald Hammond. Gloucestershire & England 1920-1951. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the tour of South Africa 1930-31 with 'M.C.C. South Africa 1930/31' and M.C.C. colours to cover. To inside a picture of the team and the wording- 'With Best Christmas Wishes from a Happy Family in South Africa'. Nicely signed from 'Wally Hammond'. With original envelope sent to 'W. Lambert of Bristol'. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £75
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'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. Very minor adhesive marks to verso otherwise in very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £230
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M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1948/49. 'Dinner in Honour of M.C.C.' Official menu held by the Matabeland Cricket Association at The Grand Hotel, Bulawayo on 29th January 1949. Decorative front cover with menu to inside pages. Nicely signed in ink to inside pages by the full touring party. Eighteen signatures including Mann, Washbrook, Compton, Jenkins, Hutton, Evans, Wright, Palmer, Young, Bedser, Simpson, Tremlett, Gladwin, Griffiths etc. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £190
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M.C.C. tour of Australia 1954/55. Orient Line R.M.S. Orsova folding menu for the 'Book Dinner' held on board 19th September 1954. Seventeen signatures in ink of members of the M.C.C. touring party to front cover. Signatures are Hutton (Captain), Bailey, Statham, May, Graveney, Wilson, Tyson, Appleyard, Cowdrey, McConnon, Bedser, Wardle, Evans, Edrich, Loader and Andrew (signed twice). Additional owner's signature to rear. The menu with colour front cover featuring the ship which took the M.C.C. team to Australia, dinner competition instructions and menu to inside, ship's details to rear. Some foxing and minor creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £140
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The Lords' Taverners. 'The Macquarie Fast Bowlers Dinner' 2011. Official brochure for the dinner given by the Lord's Taverners held in London on 21st September 2011 to celebrate the greatest fast bowlers. Includes the front cover of a Lord's Taveners folder, which has been signed by all twenty two fast bowlers listed in the brochure. Signatures are Ambrose, Caddick, Croft, Davidson, Garner, Gough, Griffith, Hadlee, Hall, Holding, Kapil Dev, Malcolm, McGrath, Ntini, Procter, Rice, Roberts, Snow, Sobers, Thomson, Walsh and Willis. Also signed by Ted Dexter, Brian Close and Allan Lamb. Twenty five signatures in total. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
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Lancashire C.C.C. 1990s/2000s. An official souvenir card produced for 'The Gillette Cup 1970-1971-1972 35th Anniversary Dinner' held at Old Trafford, 3rd September 2007. Limited edition of 75 copies. Signed by twelve of the thirteen listed players who played in the three finals, Barry Wood, David Lloyd, Harry Pilling, Clive Lloyd, John Sullivan, Farokh Engineer, Jack Bond, David Hughes, Jack Simmons, Ken Shuttleworth, Peter Lever and Peter Lee. Lacking the signature of Frank Hayes. The Sullivan signature slightly faded. Sold with a souvenir folding card celebrating 'Lancashire's Unique Double in 1990'. Thirteen signatures including Mendis, Fowler, Atherton, Fairbrother, Watkinson, Langer, DeFreitas, Allott etc. Limited edition no. 48/125. Also an official menu for the end of season dinner at Old Trafford, 21st September 1990 celebrating their record score of 863. Eleven signatures including Mendis, Fowler, Atherton, Fairbrother, Jesty, Watkinson etc. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £55
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Leonard 'Len' Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. ''364' 50th Anniversary Dinner. Joint Tribute to Sir Leonard Hutton by Yorkshire C.C.C. and Pudsey St. Lawrence C.C.'. Official folding menu for the dinner held at Queen's Hotel, Leeds, 21st July 1998 to celebrate the anniversary of Hutton achieving the record Test score of 364, against Australia in 1948. Signed to the front cover by Hutton. Very good condition. Sold with an official ticket for the dinner, also a mono bookplate photograph of cricket at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, signed by Hutton. Qty 3. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
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South Africa 1951. Official souvenir brochure for the South African tour of England in 1951. Compiled by A.W. Simpson. Decorative covers. Nicely signed by all fifteen members of the touring party to their pen pictures. Signatures in ink are Nourse (captain), Rowan, Chubb, Melle, Rowan, Fullerton, Endean, Van Ryneveld, Cheetham, McGlew, McCarthy, McLean, Mann, Waite and Mansell. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
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'Cricketers from Pakistan'. Official Playfair tour brochure for the Pakistan tour of England 1954. Edited by Gordon Ross. Signed in ink to pen pictures by fifteen members of the touring party including Kardar, Mahmood, Imtiaz, Hanif Mohammad, Alim-Ud-Din, Ghazali, Wazir Mohammad, Ikram Elahi, Waqar Hassan, Shakoor Ahmed, Khalid Wazir etc. Light vertical fold otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £75
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Percy George Herbert Fender. Sussex, Surrey & England 1910-1935. Single page typed letter addressed to 'J. Sockell Esq., Wombwell Cricket Society' (Jack Sokell, Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society), dated 10th January 1956. Fender writes in response to an invitation to talk to the Society, and asks for alternative dates so he can work around his television commitments. Signed 'Percy G.H. Fender'. Previously sold as lot 511 in the T. Vennett-Smith auction of 27th November 2012. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Charles Burgess Fry. Oxford University, Sussex, London County, Hampshire & England 1892-1922. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Fry to 'Dear Dr. Jack', written on 'Nautical School T.S. Mercury, Hamble, Southampton' letterhead, and dated 4th November 1935. Fry writes, 'May I be allowed to say - or submit - that this of yours strikes me as just exactly what exceedingly needed to be emphasized. I've been seeking the 6oz 'samples of tea' from all over the United Kingdom & also innumerable ordinary grown ups[?] for the last 27 years. Just look how most of them walk!' Signed 'Yours truly, C.B. Fry'. In a postscript Fry writes, 'One reason[?] why games were so poorly played as to style is that the players move incorrectly & have no balance & poise'. Light folds and minor wear with small repair, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
The training ship Mercury was a shore-based training establishment based at Hamble in Hampshire. Founded in 1885 by the banker Charles Arthur Richard Hoare, the charity was run by his mistress, Beatrice Holme Sumner. C.B. Fry married Sumner in 1898, and Fry became the Mercury's Captain-Superintendent on the death of Hoare in 1908
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Walter Reginald 'Wally' Hammond. Gloucestershire & England 1920-1951. Sepia real photograph postcard of 'Private Island House, Trinidad' sent by Hammond to a lady friend, Miss C.E. 'Kitty' Hall in Folkestone, Kent. Hammond writes 'to let you know that I am still alive and having a wonderful time', signed 'W.R. Hammond'. The postcard most likely sent while on the 1934/35 M.C.C. tour to West Indies. Some wear and ageing
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £160
Hammond was a member of two M.C.C. tours to West Indies, in 1925/26 and 1934/35. It is most likely this card was sent while on the latter tour, as the itinerary for the earlier tour did not include Trinidad
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George Robert Canning Lord Harris. Kent, Oxford University & England. Original 'one penny' letter card featuring a small trimmed mono photograph of Harris affixed to the card by four brass studs. Signed to the card in ink 'Harris' of 'Belmont, Faversham, Kent. Postmarked 1903. The autograph hunter's return address to verso. A novel way to collect signatures. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £120
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Joseph 'Joe' Hardstaff senior. Nottinghamshire & England 1902-1924. Handwritten postcard from Hardstaff to his 'Dear Wife' in East Kirkby, Nottinghamshire. The postcard is postmarked 24th February 1908, presumably written on the rest day of the fifth Test at Sydney, in which Hardstaff scored 17 and 8 in England's defeat to Australia by 48 runs. To the front the postcard features a colour view of Mosman Bay, Sydney. Signed 'Yours truly, loving husband Joe'. Good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
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Lancashire C.C.C. Two original handwritten letters on Lancashire C.C.C. letterhead. One is a two page letter written by David Hughes, dated 20th August 1986, in which he recollects the Gillette Cup semi-final of 1971 in which he played, and his high regard for Jack Bond, the first captain under whom he played for Lancashire. The second is a single page letter written by Jack Simmons, undated but probably August/ September 1986. Answering three questions posed by the correspondent, Simmons looks forward to the forthcoming NatWest Final (Lancashire v Sussex), cites his schoolboy hero as Clyde Walcott, and lists his sixteen players for the 1968/87 England tour to Australia (of those chosen by Simmons, twelve were selected for the tour). Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
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Malcolm Robert Jardine. Oxford University & Middlesex 1889-1892. Small sheet nicely signed in ink by Jardine with handwritten notes relating to his cricket career below, 'Fettes College 1881-1888, Oxford University 1889-1892. Captain 1891. Middlesex 1892-3'. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
Jardine played only six matches for Middlesex, all in 1892. He was the father of Douglas Jardine, future Captain of England in the infamous 'Bodyline' series of 1932/33
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Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Three page handwritten letter dated 7th January 1934 to 'Dear George', possibly George Wolfe, brother in law of Julian Cahn. Writing from his Pudsey home, Sutcliffe opens, tongue in cheek, 'Lazy bones- why didn't you come to the ship yesterday morning. I looked for you!', and continues to say how much he has enjoyed a cruise on which the correspondent's mother and father were present. 'I think your mother is the sweetest & most charming lady I've ever met' and looks forward to meeting her again on a future cruise. He closes by wishing a 'very Happy & Prosperous 1934 & always'. Very nicely signed in ink 'Herbert Sutcliffe'. A nice personal Sutcliffe letter. Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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William Eric 'Bill' Bowes. Yorkshire & England 1929-1947. Two typed letters, both on Yorkshire Evening News letterheads for whom Bowes was Sports Correspondent, both replying to invitations to speak at dinners. One, dated 9th November 1955 to Les Gutteridge, which he has to decline, the other, dated 21st March 1957 to Jack Sokell of the Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society, he accepts subject to being called away 'to some remote part of England' to report on a Saturday football match, 'petrol rationing of some other serious interference'. Both letters signed 'Bill Bowes'. Sold with an original mono press photograph of Bowes bowling for England v Australia at The Oval in 1938 (Hutton's record 364) in which he took 5-49 in Australia's first innings. 8"x10". Qty 3. Uneven trimming to one letter, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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A.W.T. Langford (1896-1976), author and journalist. Three handwritten two page letters from Langford to H.W. Warner dated 30th January [1941?], 2nd December 1943 and 12th November 1947. Content relates to The Cricketer magazine, of which Langford was assistant editor to Plum Warner at the time. Langford mentions the recruitment of C.B. Fry, E.R. Wilson, A.E.R. Gilligan and H.S. Altham as contributors for the forthcoming Spring edition. He mentions errors relating to 'the Bedser misprint', the cutting of club results in favour of club news etc. Adhesive mark to top edge of one letter, light foxing and folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
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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: £18/25
Hammer price: £5
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
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Evelyn Rockley Wilson. Cambridge University, Yorkshire & England 1899-1923. Original singe page handwritten letter dated 5th March 1940 from Wilson to 'Mr [Arthur] Langford', then assistant editor to Plum Warner of The Cricketer magazine. Wilson is returning corrected proofs for an article he has written, 'hardly any correction necessary', and requests that a further fact he has learned be added. Nicely signed 'E Rockley Wilson'. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
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Percy Holmes. Yorkshire & England 1913-1933. Original two page letter in Holmes' neat hand to 'Dear George'. Dated 'Dec. 15th' (1940s?), Holmes is pleased to hear from the correspondent having been away at Colwyn Bay. He refers to improvement to his knee, 'I am going to have it done in the first week in the New Year', and bemoans the difficulty his son is having finding a job. He asks that his best wishes are sent to 'Mr Killlick' and his wife (it is not known whether this is E.T. Killick of Middlesex or E.H. Killick of Sussex). Nicely signed 'Percy Holmes'. Light horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
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Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Three original handwritten letters from Sutcliffe to 'Mr. Milne'. The letters, written from Sutcliffe's home in Pudsey, are dated 29th March 1951, 4th April 1951 and 6th January 1952. In the first letter Sutcliffe thanks Milne for the suggestion of chocolates, 'Mrs Sutcliffe will be delighted to receive them', and offers to arrange for a ticket to the Leeds Test match, which 'would do you good'. By 4th April the chocolates had arrived safely, and Sutcliffe has asked 'my manager to forward to you 3 doz photographs', promises a copy of the 1951 Yorkshire Year Book, and offers copies of 'a few dozen books on 'How to Become a First Class Batsman'' on a 'sale or return' basis'. In the final letter Sutcliffe looks forward to the Lord's Test and recounts an enjoyable family 'frolic' to London. All three letters nicely signed 'Herbert Sutcliffe'. Light folds. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £32
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John Tunnicliffe. Yorkshire 1891-1907. Plain postcard with printed 'John Tunnicliffe, General Athletic Outfitter, Bradford & Sheffield' printed header. Tunnicliffe is replying to a request from the collector, Charles Pratt Green in Great Malvern, for a bat for his collection. 'I want them all for show at my shops' but have sent you one'. Signed by Tunnicliffe'. The card undated and the postmark concealed by adhesive mark to the address side, but appears to be late 1890s. Other minor wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Charles Pratt Green compiled a significant collection of cricket bats which were later sold to Sir Julian Cahn
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Lot 91
Martin Bladen Hawke, Lord Hawke. Yorkshire, Cambridge University & England 1881-1911. Original handwritten two page letter from Hawke dated 8th September 1908 on Wighill Park, Tadcaster notepaper. Hawke is writing to thank the unknown correspondent for the 'generous congratulations' on Yorkshire's winning of the County Championship, and declining an invitation to attend a Society event. Signed 'Hawke'. Light folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £40
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Martin Bladen Hawke, Lord Hawke. Yorkshire, Cambridge University & England 1881-1911. Short original undated handwritten note from Hawke referring to a recent performance by Frank Milligan (Yorkshire & England 1894-1899). Signed 'Hawke'. Foxing and light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
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Don Bradman. Single page typed letter from Bradman dated 20th April 1997. Writing to 'Dear John' of the Worcester porcelain factory who, in 1938, produced a presentation vase to commemorate Bradman scoring a double century in each of the opening matches at Worcester on the 1930, 1934 and 1938 tours, the vase decorated with a scene of Bradman in batting action painted by Harry Davis. Bradman explains that he donated the vase to the South Australia State Library where it is on display in a glass case 'and consequently I cannot send you a photo of me standing by it'. He suggests the correspondent refers to the story about the vase that featured in one of 'The Bradman Albums' volumes as his memory is 'hazy' following a recent stroke. The letter is signed in ink 'Don Bradman'. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
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Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Original handwritten letter in ink from Sutcliffe, written on 'Herbert Sutcliffe Ltd Sporting Goods' letterhead, dated 5th November 1937. Writing to 'Mr Frewer' of the Oxford Luncheon Club where Sutcliffe attended at the Clarendon Hotel, Oxford, 29th October 1937, Sutcliffe writes, 'A thousand thanks for your wonderful compliments. I am so glad the members enjoyed my address. Herewith the programme duly autographed together with a [signed] photograph as requested. Yours sincerely, Herbert Sutcliffe'. The letter is laid to contemporary board with the signed programme and photograph of Sutcliffe in batting pose in the nets. To the verso are press cuttings including an image of Sutcliffe attending the function with accompanying report. Overall 13'x10'. Some ageing and wear to extremities, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
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Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard. Hampshire & London County 1900-1913. Original two page handwritten letter from Hesketh-Prichard to 'O. Alderson'. The letter is undated, but appears to refer to Worcestershire v Hampshire, 16th-18th May 1912, in which Hesketh-Prichard took eleven wickets, including that of George Simpson-Hayward (Worcestershire 1899-1914, captain 1911-1912), Hampshire winning by eight wickets. The letter opens intriguingly, 'I enclose cards. Next time the man offers to take me away smack him smartly in the eye with your hat & at the same moment stab him with some concealed weapon in the midriff'. Try this. It is a good American method'. Regarding the cricket match, 'Simpson-Hayward said when he saw me, 'Oh. I thought you'd given up cricket'. The lad was very good to me because when S-Hayward was batting I got him caught at [the] wicket but not thinking it was out did not appeal. When asked why not it pleased me to say that it amused me too much to watch poor George's efforts to play me for me to take advantage of his first rotten shot'. Signed 'HP'. Light folds and minor wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Hesketh-Prichard served in the British Army in the First World War and was decorated for developing improved marksmanship techniques. In later years he was a writer, journalist and animal rights campaigner
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Lot 96
William Eric Bowes. Yorkshire & England 1929-1947. Single page handwritten letter dated 24th June 1975 from Bowes to 'Mr Wright'. Bowes has just returned from a holiday in Yugoslavia and remembers the correspondent from 'Wakefield & Dist. C.V. dinners' and thanks him for news of Jack Smith. Signed 'Bill Bowes'. Horizontal and vertical folds not affecting the signature. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
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Martin Bladen Hawke, Lord Hawke. Yorkshire, Cambridge University & England 1881-1911. Original handwritten note in ink from Hawke on Royal Bath Hotel, Bournemouth notepaper, replying to a request for his autograph. Signed 'Hawke'. Small adhesive marks not affecting the signature. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £95
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John Arlott. Typed aerogramme letter from Arlott to Leslie Gutteridge living In Alberta, dated 22nd Feburary 1972. Writing on literary themes, Arlott first congratulates Gutteridge on the 'genuine find' of a work by Thoreau, and continues with regard to a Thomas Hardy inscription, responding to a question posed by Gutteridge who had acquired an inscribed copy of Tess of the d'Ubervilles. Arlott describes a copy in his own possession, 'I have an inscribed copy to his second wife - in fact of the first illustrated edition of 'Tess', and describes the manner and style of the inscription. Arlott and Gutteridge shared a love of literature and its bibliography and Arlott was a regular customer at Epworth Books before Gutteridge emigrated to Canada. Handwritten sign-off in ink from Arlott, and signed 'John'. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
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Royman Browne. Cricket artist and illustrator. Single page typed letter with handwritten corrections from Browne to Jack Sokell of the Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society. Dated 10th May 1965, Browne is replying to an invitation to give a repeat of his illustrated talk on 'Cricket and the Cartoonist'. He considers this a great honour but that time and money are problems, but suggests a Saturday and a nominal fee of six guineas 'and even this, of course, attracts Income Tax!' and offers to not travel 'first [class]' to keep costs down. Signed 'Royman Browne'. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Royman Browne produced many cartoons and illustrations for Playfair Cricket Monthly in the 1950/60's
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Edward Mills Grace. Gloucestershire & England 1870-1895. Three page handwritten letter to the writer and collector, A.J. Gaston, on Park House, Thornbury note paper with Gloucestershire C.C.C. emblem to top, dated 14th February 1902. Writing in his capacity as Secretary of the Club, Grace writes with regard to the batting order of the Gloucestershire team in the match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, 31st July- 1st August 1884. 'It seems a funny way of entering in the score book, but I give you the exact copy. You have Townsend in after Pullen, in our score book Painter comes in No. 4, Page 5, F Townsend six. Also we start with Gilbert 1, Brain 2', continuing by listing the full batting order for the Gloucestershire second innings, and confirming that Attewell 'though only taking 6 wickets altogether, took the first & the last in both innings'. Additional annotations, presumably in Gaston's hand, 'The late Dr. E.M. Grace' to front, and 'W.G. Nash- Surrey' after Grace's signature. Nicely signed Edward Mills Grace. Small loss to top of page three, adhesive damage and splitting to fold having been previously mounted. Otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £160
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Martin Bladen Hawke, Lord Hawke. Yorkshire, Cambridge University & England 1881-1911. Three page handwritten letter on his Wighill Park, Tadcaster headed notepaper dated 31st August 1892. The letter with good content relating to travel arrangements and fixtures for the 1892/93 tour to India. Writing to an unknown correspondent, Hawke is 'very pleased to play two three day matches at Allahabad [v Northern India and v All India, January 1893]'. Hawke hopes to spend Christmas week with Lord Harris, followed by two matches at Calcutta. 'I will write you from Madras where we hope to arrive Nov. 23rd'. Signed 'Hawke'. An important letter relating to the first tour of India by an English team. Foxing to pages, horizontal fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
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Arthur Haygarth, M.C.C. Sussex and Middlesex, 1844-1861. Original four page handwritten letter to an unknown correspondent, dated 19th November 1887. Haygarth writes about his 'Scores and Biographies' and 150 copies of circulars he has just received to be sent to players. He states he will fill in the forms with the match details required 'and Mr. [C.W.] Alcock will have to post them. It will take a very long time to get the material I require' as some have to come from Australia. I shall say that at the earliest Vol XIV will not appear till 1890'. Haygarth bemoans the time and money he has spent on the venture, 'Had I known in 1852 (when I first offered F. Lillywhite the scores I then had), the trouble & expense it would be to me I would never would have begun it. Now that it has got as far as 1876 I wish to carry on to the end'. Nicely signed 'Arthur Haygarth'. Splitting to fold, light creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £140
Arthur Haygarth is best remembered for compiling the fifteen volumes of 'Cricket Scores and Biographies' 1862-1895 and 1925, the first four published by F. Lillywhite, the remainder by M.C.C.
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Lot 103
Leonard 'Len' Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Three page handwritten letter from Hutton to J.P. Coldham, dated 6th January 1983. Writing from Ebor House, Kingston upon Thames, Hutton is replying to a request for information about F.S. Jackson. He recollects the time he was a patient in hospital in 1942, recovering from an operation to his left arm that he broke while on a commando course. He was surprised to receive a visit from Jackson who 'spent an hour or so with me, & talked of many cricketers whom I never saw play, but I knew very much about them'. At that time Hutton felt he would never play cricket again so 'his visit did me a great deal of good, I was very low indeed at the time'. Hutton found Jackson to be charming, kind and knowledgeable, and was impressed that he had travelled from London to the hospital on the outskirts of Wakefield, 'travel was not easy in 1942'. Signed 'Len Hutton'. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Coldham published his biography of Jackson in 1989
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Frank Kendon. Writer, poet and academic. Single page handwritten letter from Kendon to John Arlott, dated 13th December 1943. Writing from his office at University Press, Cambridge, Kendon refers to the recently published book of poetry, 'Landmarks', edited by Arlott and G.R. Hamilton. Kendon is pleased Arlott likes the publication, though 'It is war marked; sad not to have a fairer margin, & sadder still to have such part used paper', and provides Arlott with the address in Cambridge of the artist, John Hookam, who produced the front wrapper artwork. Signed 'Frank Kendon'. On the reverse is a list in pencil in Arlott's hand of people who probably had copies sent to them. An interesting letter about Arlott's first published book. Horizontal folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Kendon worked for Cambridge University Press from 1935 to 1954
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Alan Alexander [A.A.] Milne. A rare cricket-related single page handwritten letter from Milne to his niece, Marjorie, undated but with original envelope postmarked 24th December 1934. Milne is enclosing gifts of £5 each to Marjorie and 'Alison for when she is a more responsible age: say 5'. He writes about another family member, Dom[?], who 'was 5/20 in the scholarship form' He now goes to the cricket school of 'Sandham, Strudwick & Brookes" (very Surrey) under the special charge of the first named'. Signed 'Alan'. The envelope is addressed to Mrs Murray-Rust, Marjorie's married name. G/VG
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £400
A.A. Milne (1882-1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. After graduating from Cambridge University in 1903, Milne contributed humorous verse and whimsical essays to Punch, joining the staff in 1906 and becoming an assistant editor. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and was a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II. Considered a talented cricket fielder, Milne played for two amateur teams that were largely composed of British writers: the Allahakbarries and the Authors XI. His team mates included fellow writers, J. M. Barrie, Arthur Conan Doyle and P. G. Wodehouse
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Lot 106
Robert Arthur Thoms. Umpire. Two notes handwritten by Thoms. In one single page note, signed by Thoms and dated 1886, Thoms describes how 'there is nothing new under the sun' and that cricketers could not get on without the leather (ball) 'yet it must be allowed there is something new in the invention of the indestructible leather handled cricket bat recently patented by that celebrated cricket bat maker Cobbett so that now when we have leather driving the leather the old adage is justly realized, that there is 'nothing like leather'. The other, a two page note, possibly part of a longer letter, relates to bowlers who 'throw'. 'What a storm in the tea-pot there has been about this 'throwing'' if you stand some 3 to 5 yards from the wicket you can then take in the bowler's 'drop' on to his foot and then instantly watch his arm for the delivery'. He recollects a bowler 'who was very clever in mixing up his doubtful express ones' and was particularly effective with his mysterious ones'. Thoms suggests his correspondent should 'come and see me any evening most convenient for you. From 7 to 7.30 will be best and we can have a good talk'. Light folds and some ageing to one note, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
Robert Arthur 'Bob' Thoms (1826-1903) was a first-class cricket umpire who stood in two Test Matches, the first two played in England, in 1880 and 1882. His long umpiring career in first-class matches lasted from 1863 to 1900. When he died, The Times said that he was 'the most famous umpire the game has known'. He played in three first-class matches in the period 1850-1851: one for an Under 36 XI, one for Marylebone Cricket Club and Metropolitan Clubs and one for the All England Eleven
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Charles Jesse Kortright. Essex 1893-1907. Single page handwritten letter from Kortright to John Arlott at Broadcasting House arranging to meet at Thorndon Park Golf Club 'next Sunday'. Enclosed with the letter is a three page speech handwritten on foolscap paper, for a speech on W.G. Grace that Kortright was to give at a forthcoming celebration of the centenary of Grace's birthday. He describes first meeting Grace when playing for M.C.C. v The Australians in May [actually June] 1888 (Kortright's first-class debut, he took three and six wickets), and found Grace to be 'most kind and encouraging'. He suggests that Grace, Lord Harris and Percy Perrin played fast bowling the best. He devotes a page to the dramatic finish to the Gentlemen v Player match in 1898 when he, batting at 11, just failed to see out the final over handing victory to the Gentlemen, Kortright scoring 46 in a last wicket stand of 78 with Grace. Both the letter and speech have Arlott's handwritten notes at the top in pencil. Contained in modern blue slipcase. G/VG
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £320
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India tour to England 1952. Plain typed postcard from Prof. N.S. Phadke in Delhi, dated 11th June 1952, to Major Upfold, thanking Upfold for his positive review of Phadke's recently published book, 'India vs M.C.C. Tests 1951-52' and to report that the book is selling well in Delhi and in England. Signed in ink 'N.S. Phadke'. Sold with an official invitation to the Dinner held for the Indian Cricket Team in England at the Pavilion, Bournemouth, 30th August 1952. Also an unofficial folding souvenir programme and scorecard for the 1952 tour with team photograph to front, pen pictures to centre, and scorecard to verso. Qty 3. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
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S.S. Ramamurthy. 1980s-2000s. Folder comprising a collection of letters and notes, the majority handwritten, from cricketers to Ramamurthy replying to requests for autographs etc. Correspondents include Sunil Gavaskar (pre-printed letter with additions in Gavaskar's own hand), Sunderam, Prasanna (2), Yadav, Milkha Singh, S. Amarnath, Rege, M. Armanath, Ranjane, Punjabi (India), Begbie, Irvine, Goddard (South Africa), Corling, Philpott, Sheahan, Taber (Australia), Jackman, Subba Row, Russell (England), Blair, Barton (New Zealand) etc. Also a typed letter from Intikhab Alam to Jack Sokell, nicely signed by Intikhab. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £190
Srikantan Ramamurthy is best known for one of the world's greatest private collections of cricket memorabilia. He was also a close friend of Don Bradman
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Lot 110
John Glennie Greig. Hampshire, 1901-1922. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Greig dated 15th December 1928. Greig is replying to an enquiry about photographs and refers the correspondent to the Bournemouth photographer, 'Messrs Bailey', of whom Greig states, 'I fancy he is the man who took photographs at Dean Park. He has been doing so since I became Secretary of the Club in 1922'. Nicely signed 'J.G. Greig. Lt. Colonel'. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £28
Greig's County cricket was limited by his military career. He served as Secretary to Hampshire from 1921 to 1930, and President in 1945 and 1946. In 1935 he was ordained in Rome as a Catholic priest
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F.S. Ashley-Cooper. Two handwritten letters from Ashley-Cooper to E.B.V. Christian from his home in Wallington, Surrey, regarding his proposed Anthology. The first is a two page letter dated 10th December 1912 in which he thanks Christian for some suggested names and will write again as works progresses. He asks whether the 'Professor of Music' referred to in Christian's 'At the Sign of the Wicket' is much of a poet, and whether Christian has compiled a list of the cricket verses published in 'Punch', and his intention to provide footnotes for early poems. In the second two page letter, dated 24th February 1913, he asks further questions and thanks Christian for his help. No evidence is known of Ashley-Cooper having published his anthology. Horizontal and vertical folds, overall in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £85
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Lot 112
Frederick Smith, Second Earl of Birkenhead. Single page typed letter signed 'Birkenhead' to the cricket collector and lawyer, J.W. Goldman. Dated 23rd November 1965, Birkenhead, who is writing a biography about Walter Turner Monckton, 1st Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, thanks Goldman for his interesting letter about Monckton, whom Birkenhead used to meet regularly at the Eton v Harrow match at Lord's (Monckton played for Harrow in the 1910 match and in one first-class match for a combined Oxford and Cambridge University side in 1911). G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Birkenhead's biography of Viscount Monckton was published in 1969 and contains many cricket references. Monckton was President of M.C.C. 1956/57, and also of Surrey 1950-1952 and 1959 to 1965. He served as Attorney-General at the time of the abdication of King Edward VIII
Lot 113:
Lot 113
William Norman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett. Single page handwritten letter dated 30th January 1952. Writing from the Royal Courts of Justice to Ron Yeomans, founder of the Northern Cricket Society, Birkett regrets he is unable to attend 'a Cricket Dinner in Yorkshire during a Test Match' due to heavy engagements. The letter, signed 'Norman Birkett', appears to have been written in a different hand, probably dictated. Some ageing and small adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £32
Lord Birkett was a judge at the Nuremberg Trials. He edited "The Game of Cricket" illustrated by a series of pictures in the M.C.C. Museum
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Lot 114
Gerald Brodribb. Cricket historian and archaeologist. Two page handwritten letter dated 6th April [1956?]. Brodribb is writing from his home in Sussex to J.D. Coldham, giving Coldham the address of Henry Sayen in New Jersey. Sayen was a first-class cricketer who was a member of the 1908 Philadelphia tour to England, and his memoires 'A Yankee Looks at Cricket, as told to Gerald Brodribb' were published in 1956. Brodribb states, 'It's an odd subject and I only hope it may do something to help the game over there'. Brodribb is now settled in Sussex he hopes to 'get up to London more easily, so here's to our meeting again soon'. Signed 'Gerald Brodribb'. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 115
J.D. 'Jim' Coldham. A selection of twenty five handwritten letters preserved in a modern maroon cloth box, from the collection of H.W. 'Plum' Warner. Twenty letters are from Jim Coldham, and three from his father, to Warner covering the period 1943 to 1951, and two later, also one letter to E.K. 'Ted' Brown. Coldham writes from his army bases in the U.K. and later in India, and from his home after demobilisation. Good content relating to cricket, collecting and army life. Includes references to purchases of autographs, photographs and books. Coldham describes playing cricket in India, and meeting J.W. Goldman's wife in 1943 who invited him to meet Goldman whose collection then amounted to 3686 books, much cricketana, and four sets of Wisdens, 'He was very kind and gave me a copy of the 1884 Wisden and confessed he was quite mad!'. Approximately one hundred pages of interesting correspondence in total. G/VG
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £120
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Edgar Mills Grace, son of Edward Mills Grace. Two page handwritten letter from Edgar M. Grace dated 28th June 1960 to Neville Weston. Grace notes Weston's visit to Bristol but 'my movements are uncertain for next week as if my great nephew Richard Bernard is selected to play for Cambridge at Lord's this year I hope to be there'. He suggests Weston contacts R.W. Setchell of Thornbury 'in whose custody the Thornbury Cricket Club Score Books are and I am sure he will place them at your disposal for scrutiny... Mr Ashley Cooper combed our records fairly thoroughly'. Signed Edgar M. Grace. Includes a press obituary cutting of Grace's death. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
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Alec Jack. Four page handwritten letter dated 14th February 1901. Writing to Rev. R.S. Holmes in Wakefield, Jack writes, 'I am pleased to learn that you have been interested by the Cricket Club Report [probably Walham Green C.C.] drawn up by me in 1897; and have pleasure in sending herewith a copy of the one issued for 1898 as well as an incomplete copy of the 1896 issue. The earlier reports dating back to 1893 are used up now... It seems strange that the copy you have should have made its way to Wakefield, as the reports were distributed only amongst members of the Club and their local friends'. Signed 'Alec Jack'. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
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James Charles 'Jim' Laker. Surrey, Auckland, Essex & England 1946-1964. Single page handwritten letter to Tom Veivers (Queensland & Australia 1958-1968) dated 20th May 1964. Laker is writing regarding an ointment to help Veivers harden his fingers to help him get through the forthcoming Australia tour to England in 1964. 'It is a mixture made of 10% Formalin, 85% Pure Alcohol, 5% Surgical Spirit. If you dab it on 2 or 3 times a day it should do the trick'. Nicely signed 'Jim Laker'. Light folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Sold with an original mono press photograph of Veivers bowling out Richard Hutton in the 1964 tour match against Cambridge University. Nicely signed in black ink by Veivers. 10"x8". G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Don Bradman. A fascinating collection of correspondence between Bradman and Christopher Martin-Jenkins, then editor of 'The Cricketer' magazine relating to short-pitch bowling. The first letter is a response to an editorial in the October 1984 issue of 'The Cricketer', written by Christopher Martin-Jenkins, in which the subject of intimidatory short pitched bowling was raised, including the possible introduction of measures such as increasing the length of the pitch, painting a line on the pitch, restricting the bowler's run up to ten yards, or a change in the law such that a batsman is not out caught if the ball had struck the glove or bat handle. Bradman responds to these ideas in a single page typed letter dated 3rd October 1984 to Martin-Jenkins, having read the article 'with interest... and astonishment'. Bradman acknowledges the need to remove 'intimidation as a tactic' but lays the blame with umpires 'unwilling to exercise a moral judgement'. His view on the abolition of batsmen being out off the glove 'is an illogical and stupid way of trying to solve [the issue]', and that the idea of lengthening the pitch 'would be equally absurd, penalising batsmen of all types'. Bradman concludes by questioning whether the LBW law is adequate for spinners. 'Don't support remedies which don't make sense... I believe you are on the wrong track'. Signed 'Don'. In Martin-Jenkins' typed copy reply, dated 11th October 1984, he quotes statistical evidence supporting the concept of lengthening the pitch in proportion to the growing height of bowlers over time and increased speed through 'modern nutrition and physical training methods'. Bradman replies on the 30th October with a lengthy three page typed letter reiterating his views in strong terms on 'the foolishness of the "not out caught" idea' and that lengthening the pitch would be unfair to slow and medium paced bowlers. He uses colourful language such as 'utter fallacy', 'arrant rubbish', and is 'totally unmoved by your argument', refuting the view that modern bowlers are 'fitter, stronger and faster' and provides lengthy anecdotal evidence. He closes with a request that his views are not to be published but is happy for this letter to be shown to Jim Swanton 'and would be interested to know his re-action'. Signed 'Don'. In Martin-Jenkins' reply of 8th November he acknowledges that the change to catches off the glove 'would not be a good thing', but does not accept all of Bradman's arguments about fast bowlers, and further supports the introduction of a line across the pitch. On 28th November Bradman suggests the introduction into Test matches of a wide off a short ball, as was already the case in limited over cricket, but suggests that the 'stumbling block would be the West Indies... because they would regard "anything" as a move to blunt their fire power. Signed 'Don'. Later correspondence in 1992 relates to Bradman's agreement to the 'return to the back foot for judging a no-ball', and readdresses the subject of lengthening the distance between the two creases, and the supposed increase of the average height of players over time. He provides interesting evidence from a book written by W.G. Grace in 1891 in which Grace quoted the height and weight of players of his era, and lists numerous players over six foot in height, including Grace himself who was 6' at the age of sixteen. Signed 'Don Bradman'. Finally, Martin-Jenkins responds on 23rd June 1992 by thanking Bradman for his trouble, but that this 'has not altered my view that it would be desirable to at least experiment with some matches played by first-class cricketers with the stumps set a foot further back at either end and with the old back foot [no-ball] law in operation'. A fascinating insight into Bradman's opinions on the modern game. Good condition
Estimate: £600/800
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 120
William Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk, 9th Duke of St. Albans, Lord Burford. Original signed free-front envelope to a Mrs Morgan of Holywell, dated and sent from 'London, March 21st 1833'. Nicely signed 'St. Albans' in black ink. An early signature of Beauclerk. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Charles Greville was born in 1801 and played one match for Hampshire in 1817 and M.C.C. in 1825. He died in 1849
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Lot 121
Stephen Lushington. Original signed free-front envelope to Henry Taylor of Pontefract, dated 17th June 1832. Nicely signed 'S. Lushington' in black ink. Envelope complete with broken wax seal. An early signature of Lushington who played in three major matches in 1799 and was mainly associated with Surrey. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Stephen Lushington was born in London in 1744 and was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford. He entered Parliament in 1806, as Whig member for Great Yarmouth, and was a radical for the abolition of slavery and capital punishment. He died in 1873
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Lot 122
George Augustus Frederick Charles Holroyd, 2nd Earl of Sheffield. Free front envelope dated 23rd March 1832, nicely signed in ink 'Sheffield'. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
The second Earl of Sheffield built the cricket ground at Sheffield Park in Sussex for his son, Viscount Pevensey (later the third Earl) the well known patron of cricket who established and presented the 'Sheffield Shield' in Australia
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Lot 123
Herbert Bailey Hayman. Middlesex 1893-1901. Excellent signature in ink of Hayman on unevenly trimmed piece. Sold with a mono picture cutting laid to card of James Douglas (Cambridge University & Middlesex 1892-1913), signed in ink to the image by Douglas. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 124
Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji. Sussex, Cambridge University, Hindus and England 1924-1932. Nice signature in black ink of Duleepsinhji on piece laid to white card with mono cutting image. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
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George Robert Canning Lord Harris. Kent, Oxford University & England. Signature in ink of Harris on small page. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
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Test match signatures. Selection of individual players signatures on postcards, first day cover, menu, white cards etc. Signatures include Bradman, Wyatt, Cyril Walters, Cecil Parkin, Imran Khan, Botham, Sobers, D.C.H. Townsend, Harold Larwood etc. Also two postcards signed by former Prime Minister John Major. Qty 12. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
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Lot 127
Australia tour to England 1968. Card with signatures on pieces laid down of all seventeen playing members of the touring party and the four support staff. The signatures appear to have been arranged in preparation for printing, with a handwritten date of 27th June 1968 to top edge. Players include Lawry (Captain), Jarman, Connolly, Freeman, Chappell, Sheahan, Walters, McKenzie, Redpath, Mallett etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £30
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Yorkshire C.C.C. Nine signatures in ink of Yorkshire players on card and pieces, some laid down. Signatures are Lord Hawke, Brian Sellers (Qty 2), Wilfred Rhodes (2), Arthur Wood, Michael Cowan, Kevin Sharp and Stephen Oldham. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
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Test and County autographs 1920s-1950s. Over forty signatures, the majority in pencil, of county and Test cricketers signed to album pages and pieces. Individual signatures include Ciss Parkin (Lancashire), G.G. Macaulay (Yorkshire), J.A. Newman (Hampshire, signed in ink), Norman Yardley (Yorkshire), John Edrich (Surrey), Denis Compton (Middlesex) etc. Teams include Middlesex, seven signatures including Sims, Young, Brown, Price etc. Glamorgan, six including Dyson, Eaglestone etc. Leicestershire, seven on two pages including Astill, Armstrong, Coleman, W.A. Smith, Lester, Sperry etc. Sussex (3) Wensley, H. Parks, W.L. Cornford. West Indies 1928, White and Griffith. Northamptonshire (nine in ink) including Barrett, Fiddling, Brookes, Oldfied, Garlick etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
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Test and County autographs. Folder comprising approx. 180 signatures, the majority on small cards or pieces. Notable players' signatures include G. Cox, John Langridge, Richard Hadlee, Clive Rice, Mike Brearley, Majid Khan, Len Hutton, M.J.K. Smith, Colin Cowdrey, Trevor Goddard, David Sheppard, Mike Procter, Glenn Turner, Basil D'Oliveira, Johnny Wardle, Jock Livingston, Ian Botham, Eric Rowan, Ted Dexter etc. Also includes fifteen signatures of the 1956 Surrey team including Surridge, May, Laker, McIntyre, A. Bedser, E. Bedser, Constable, Stewart, Loader etc. Other signatures include Henry Cooper, Brian Rix, Irving Rosenwater, John Arlott etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £110
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England Test and County Cricketers 1894 to date. Black folder comprising over one hundred individual signatures on white cards and small pages, some on pieces laid down. The earliest signature is of Fred Holland (Surrey 1894-1908). Includes signatures of twelve England Test captains, Atherton, Brearley, Close, Emburey, Gatting, Gooch, Hussain, Illingworth, Stewart, Strauss, Vaughan and Wyatt. Other earlier signatures include A. Bedser, Cartwright, D. Compton, Flavell, F.W. Gilligan, Hendren, Laker, McIntyre, Milburn, Richardson, Trueman, Washbrook etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £120
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International Test cricketers 1950s to date. Black folder comprising eighty eight individual signatures on cards and small pages, the odd signature on piece laid down. Signatures include Australia (Qty 35) including Boon, Gillespie, Haddin, P. Hughes, Lee, Thomson, M. Taylor, Walker, S. Waugh etc. New Zealand (17), Astle, Burgess, C. Cairns, Edgar, Hastings, McMillan etc. Pakistan (9), Amir, Ibadulla, Razzaq, Sami, Waqar Younis etc. South Africa (5), Boje, Elgar, Hayward, S. Pollock, Rice etc. Sri Lanka (2), De Silva and Jayasuriya. West Indies (12), R. Headley, Greenidge, Richardson, Scott etc. Zimbabwe (8), Grant and Andy Flower etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £45
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Kent C.C.C. 1940s onwards. Blue folder comprising fifty seven individual signatures, three official autograph sheets, programme, trade cards etc, all featuring Kent players. Also includes two small mono candid photographs, one of Leslie Todd at the Kingston Cricket Festival, 1947, the other of Les Ames at The Oval, 1947, both photographs signed by the featured player. Individual signatures include A. Brown, Constant, Alan and Mark Ealham, Graham, Headley, Luckhurst, Pretlove, Ridgway, Shirreff etc. Odd duplication of signatures. Official autograph sheets for seasons 1996, 1998 (both complete) and 2001 (lacking one signature, of Cullinan). Official programme for the 1984 NatWest Trophy Final at Lord's with original ticket stub and scorecard, the programme signed by eleven Kent players and nine Middlesex players. Also three 'Sportcaster' trade cards, 'Kent', Godfrey Evans and Derek Underwood. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £90
Lot 134:
Lot 134
County signatures 1920s-1960s. A good selection of over eighty signatures of County cricketers on small white cards, pages and pieces, some laid down. Earlier signatures include Arnott, Clift, Shepherd (Glamorgan), Cox (Sussex), Harrison (Hampshire), Lester, Sellers, (Yorkshire), Pretlove, Ames (Kent), Warner (Middlesex), Statham (Lancashire), Shepherd (Gloucestershire) etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £80
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David Denton. Yorkshire & England 1894-1920. Original copy of a three page indenture between Denton and Lord Hawke relating to Denton's benefit match, Yorkshire v Lancashire, Headingley, 5th-7th August 1907, in which the net proceeds amounted to £1925, of which £1400 shall be settled upon Denton, to be placed in a trust on his behalf. 'This is a true copy of the Trust Deed for David Denton. Signed F.C. Toone, Sec. Yorkshire County Cricket Club' and dated 20th August 1926. Additionally signed by Toone to front page. 10.5'x15.5'. Complete with original Yorkshire C.C. envelope addressed to Denton. Previously sold as lot 536 in the T. Vennett-Smith auction of 30th March 2010. Very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £180
Yorkshire beat Lancashire by eight wickets with Denton scoring 3 and 25no. Rhodes took eleven wickets in the match
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Scarborough Cricket Festival 1967. 'See You at Scarborough'. Three page handwritten manuscript of an article written by the cricket writer A.A. Thomson, which appeared in the 8th September 1967 issue of 'The Cricketer' magazine. The article, written in black pen with copy editor's marks in red, is a reminiscence of the author's memories of past matches and players' achievements. An original copy of the magazine in which the article appeared is included. Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £75
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'A Critic's Balance Sheet'. Dudley Carew. Four page handwritten manuscript of an article by Carew for 'The Cricketer' magazine, in which he discusses the British press, and its 'somewhat eccentric, bizarre and unpredictable appearance of the men who write for England', including two examples of when he considers he himself made errors. The first was, 'the failure to appreciate the full worth of Barnett's innings in 1938 at Trent Bridge', which he describes as 'staggering short-sightedness', and the second relates to an incident at Scarborough where he was overruled by Wilfred Rhodes from the back of the press box as to the quality of an over just bowled. Included is a copy of the December 1966 issue of the magazine in which the article appeared, also a selection of letters and notes from Carew to Irving Rosenwater, and a letter to Carew, apparently from George Pope, about an extraordinary pre-war match between Derbyshire and Surrey. Horizontal and vertical folds to the article with small holes to the top of the first page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £100
Dudley Carew was a journalist, writer, poet and film critic, and was cricket correspondent for The Times in the 1920s and 1930s. His writing was greatly admired by John Arlott
Lot 138:
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E.V. Lucas. Rare and unique manuscript handwritten by Lucas of an article titled 'Peers on the Pitch' for the series 'A Wanderers Note Book', undated, probably 1930s. 26pp including odd typed extracts, some pages misnumbered. Written in his distinctive hand with line lengths decreasing down the page, with corrections, Lucas records having read with great interest G.B. Buckley's works on early cricket references and specifically his finding of the first recorded reference to an eleven-a-side match in 1697 in Sussex, seen in the 7th July 1697 issue of 'Foreign Post'. He continues by considering the background to a 1718 match between cricketers of London and Kent and the involvement of the Punch Club Society, their drinking of punch and a lawsuit. The Peers that Lucas lists include the Duke of Dorset, Lord Winchelsea, Lord Talbot etc., George III presenting a cup for a match in 1770 on Richmond Green, and he selects the reference in 1804 to the Prince of Wales resuming his favourite amusement of cricket after a fifteen year interval, his companions including Count Beaujolais. In later times, Lucas praises the Hon. Ivo Bligh and Lords Hawke and Harris for their work in the modern game in their captaincy and administration of cricket. G/VG
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £230
Edward Verrall Lucas (1868-1938) was a famous English humorist, essayist, playwright, biographer, publisher, poet, novelist, short story writer and editor. He had an enduring interest in cricket and was a member of J. M. Barrie's team the 'Allahakbarries', along with Henry Herbert La Thangue and Arthur Conan Doyle. Rupert Hart-Davis collected and published a collection of Lucas's essays, 'Cricket All His Life', which John Arlott desribed 'the best written of all books on cricket'. He died in 1938, aged 70
Lot 139:
Lot 139
'May's Remembrance'. G.D. Martineau. Original manuscript for a thirty two line poem, handwritten by Martineau on a single foolscap sheet, signed by Martineau and dated April 1941. Martineau recalls the pleasures of the start of the new season, but regrets the changes brought about by wartime and air raids. 'I would have sought the warm pavilion's hush/ Fetched out the frame, the whitening and the brush/ And with what gladness painted every crease/ In shining symmetry that sang of peace/ Two years ago'. The sheet is presented in a blue slipcase with ribbon tie, bookplate or A.E. Winder (who bought the manuscript from John Arlott) to inside front cover. Horizontal folds and light foxing, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £80
Gerald Durani Martineau (1897-1976) was a prolific cricket writer and historian. In Wisden's obituary of Martineau his works were described as 'pleasantly written... ideally calculated to arouse the interest of the novice and spur him on to try for himself the masterpieces'
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M.C.C. and Representative tours to India 1964-1970. An original visitor's book from a hotel, apparently in Bombay, signed by a good number of members of M.C.C. touring parties and other representative teams, a good number with 'remarks' relating to their stay. Signatures include members of the M.C.C. touring party 1963/64 including Barrington, Titmus, Mortimore, M.J.K. Smith, Parks, Knight, Wilson, Bolus, Binks, Edrich, Stewart (who describes the hotel as 'the number one convalescent home in Bombay'), Sharpe etc. Members of the 'International XI' touring party to India 1967/68 stayed for the match v an Indian XI played at Bombay, 23rd-26th February 1968. Signatures include Tolchard, Birkenshaw, Stewart, Suttle, Ibadulla, Greig, Underwood, Fletcher, Goonesena etc, also Kunderan of the Indian XI. Includes two official M.C.C. Christmas cards from the tours to South Africa 1964/65 and 1965/66, both signed by 'Mike [M.J.K. Smith]', and three mono photographs of visiting touring parties, one signed by Jim Parks. Some pages detached, old tape repairs to detached front cover, only fair condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
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'England v Australia. Final Test Match, The Oval 1896'. Original press cuttings laid down to two large cards of a report titled 'Australian Match. A Wet Day at The Oval. The Money Question'. Also laid down are three original sepia photographs, one of W.G. Grace wearing a top hat, very nicely signed in ink by Grace below the photograph. Also original photographs of the victorious team and of the large crowd after the match viewed from the roof of the pavilion. Cards measure 15.5"x12". Ex Edward Wynyard collection. Previously sold by Knights as lot 213 in October 2008. G/VG
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £180
England won the deciding third Test by 66 runs to take the three match series 2-1. England scored 145 in their first innings, Australia made 119 in reply. England were then bowled out for 84 setting Australia 111 to win, but were bowled out for 44. For England, Hearne took ten wickets in the match, Trumble taking twelve for Australia. The 'Money Question' alluded to in the article's title refers to a pay dispute with a number of the England professionals, and the issue of expenses incurred by the amateurs
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Autographed cricket ephemera c1920s onwards. Green folder comprising an eclectic selection of cutting images, postcards, copy photographs, signed white cards, signatures on pieces laid to cards, letters, team pictures, autograph sheets, modern trade cards etc. Over eighty signatures in total, odd duplication. Earlier signatures include Leslie Compton, Doug Ring, Gubby Allen, Jim Laker, Roy Tattersall, Jim Swanton, Tommy Enthoven, Frank Price, Joe Hulme, Patsy Hendren, Herbert Gray, R.E.S. Wyatt, Plum Warner, Alec and Eric Bedser, Denis Compton, Joe Hardstaff, Herbert Strudwick, Len Hassett, Lindsay Hassett, Frank Woolley etc. Includes an official programme and scorecard for Hertfordshire v Transvaal, Hertford, 15th & 16th July 1992, seventeen signatures to the reverse of the scorecard including Eddie Barlow, Roy Pienaar, Jimmy Cook and Daryl Cullinan. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £110
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County and Test cricketers. Green file comprising a good selection of letters, autograph sheets, signed photographs, album pages etc. Approx. thirty letters, the majority replying to requests for autographs, including Reggie Ingle, Eric Hill (Somerset), Alf Gover (Surrey), George Mann (Middlesex), Freddie Brown (Surrey, Nottinghamshire), Bob Wyatt (Warwickshire, Worcestershire), Alan Butcher (Surrey, Glamorgan), Hugh Morris (Glamorgan), Neil McCorkell (Hampshire), Keith Miller (Australia), Graham Roope (Surrey), also Jim Swanton, David Frith etc. Signatures on pages, pieces etc include Alec and Eric Bedser (Surrey), Norman Armstrong, Les Berry, Ewart Astill (Leicestershire), Phil Mead, Alec Kennedy, Sam Pothecary (Hampshire). Official autograph sheets include Australia tour to England 1956, fully signed by all seventeen members of the touring party (folds and wear), two official autograph sheets for the 1975 World Cup held in England, Sri Lanka (fifteen signatures), New Zealand (fourteen signatures, lacking Parker), both with old tape repairs, unofficial sheet for the England team v Australia, Lord's 1972 (ten signatures). A scorecard for Somerset v West Indies 1991 signed by Jimmy Cook (162) and Richie Richardson. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £170
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England Test cricketers' autographs 1950s-2000s. Two small albums comprising one hundred and twenty signatures of England Test cricketers, mainly modern, each signed individually to white postcard size card. Includes the signatures of England Test captains Carr, Close, Illingworth, Denness, Edrich, Greig, Boycott, Botham, Willis, Gower, Emburey, Lamb, Stewart, Vaughan, Trescothick and Pietersen. Other earlier signatures include David Allen, Alec and Eric Bedser, Nick Cottam, Mike Denness, Doug Insole, Tony Lewis, John Murray, Alan Moss, John Price, Ken Palmer, Jim Parks, Peter Parfitt, Dick Richardson, Raman Subba Row, John Snow, Don Wilson, Fred Titmus etc. No duplicates. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £55
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Australia Test cricketers' autographs 1940s-2000s. Album comprising sixty signatures of Australia Test cricketers, mainly modern, each signed individually to white postcard size card. Includes the signatures of Australia Test captains Brown, Johnson, Lindwall, Craig, Benaud, Simpson, I. Chappell, Gilchrist and Ponting. Other earlier signatures include Jim de Courcey, Alan Davdison, Jeff Hammond, John Inverarity, Dennis Lillee, Keith Miller, Ian Meckiff, Bob Massie, Jack Rutherford, Keith Stackpole, Jeff Thomson, Doug Walters etc. No duplicates. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £120
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South Africa 1930s-1990s. Red folder comprising a selection of ephemera relating to South African cricket including photographs, tour brochures, scorecards, press cuttings etc. Contents include a mono real photograph postcard of the 1935 touring party to England, three signed colour photograph of Barry Richards, Mike Procter and Clive Rice, signed mono press photograph of Procter in batting action. Brochures include 'Australia vs South Africa 1966/67 S.A. Cricket Tour, Philips 75th Anniversary Brochure' (folded). Official programme for the South African Gillette Cup 1970 in English and Afrikaans. Two pre-tour brochures, 'The Story of Test Cricket. England v South Africa' 1941 and 'Day & Mason 1951 Test Book England v South Africa'. Official autograph sheet for the 1998 tour to England signed by eighteen members of the touring party, lacking Cronje, Kirsten and Cullinan, with separate signatures of Cronje on page and Cullian on reverse of a letter. Official scorecards for Test matches at The Oval 1947 and 1955, Lord's 1960 and 1998. Press cuttings include a selection of obituaries for Hanse Cronje. Sold with a small brown album of thirty eight mainly modern signatures on white cards of South African Test players including Donald, de Villiers, Gibbs, Kallis, Klusener, G. Kirsten, P. Kirsten, Ntini, Procter, G. Pollock, P. Pollock, Rhodes, Smith etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
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New Zealand 1940s-1990s. Blue folder comprising a commemorative cover, scorecards, cricket annual, photographs, magazine articles, postage stamps etc. Contents include an official T.C.C.B. commemorative cover for the tours of New Zealand and India to England in 1990, signed by fourteen members of the New Zealand touring party including Hadlee, M. Crowe, J. Crowe, Smith, Morrison, Parore, Bracewell etc. 'Day & Mason Cricket Annual 1949' featuring the New Zealand tourists. Two official scorecards for the opening round of the 1975 Prudential World Cup, New Zealand v East Africa, Edgbaston, 7th June 1975 (New Zealand won by 181 runs), also England v New Zealand, second Test, Lord's 1965, with attached mono passport style photograph of Bruce Taylor, signed by Taylor. Photographs include colour photographs of the 1994 New Zealand touring party including Coney, Twose, Greatbatch, Cairns, Pocock, Nash etc., an excellent David Munden mono press photograph of John Wright in batting action and a cutting image of Wright, both signed by Wright, also a signed colour photograph of Stephen Fleming, a short signed note by Chris Pringle etc. Sold with a small red album comprising thirty one mainly modern signatures on white cards of New Zealand cricketers including Bracewell, M. Crowe, J. Crowe, Coney, C. Cairns, Fleming, Greatbatch, R. Hadlee, W. Hadlee, Howarth, Vettori, Wright etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
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Official T.C.C.B. invitation card to Tim Robinson to play for England v Australia at Edgbaston, 15th August 1985. Signed to verso by Robinson. Sold with a selection of twelve M.C.C. menus including four official menus for dinners to teams, M.C.C. Team to India 1953/54, 13th December 1953. West Indies Cricket Team, 20th May 1957. Pakistan Cricket Team 21st May 1962. England v India 4th August 1979. Other M.C.C. menus/programme include 'First Provincial Dinner', Old Trafford, 16th October 1970. 'Official Opening of M.C.C. Indoor School 28th November 1977. 'Anniversary Dinner' 2nd May 1990. Three 'Club Dinner' menus for 13th November 1991, 18th December 1991, and 7th February 1996. Official guest lists for 'Centenary Test Match Reception' 26th August 1980, and 'M.C.C. Bicentenary Eve of Match Dinner', Guildhall 19th August 1987 etc. Sold with a further selection of twenty eight official Club and Society menus including Gloucestershire C.C.C. 'Grand Bristol Festival Dinner' for the Australian Tourists in the presence of H.R.H. Diana, Princess of Wales, 24th July 1985. Other counties/ societies' menus include Middlesex, Warwickshire, Cricket Society, National Coaching Foundation etc. Some menus signed by sporting personalities, signatures include Joe Hardstaff, Mike Gatting, Chris Lewis, John Jameson, Steve Rixon, Ron Greenwood, Trevor Brooking, Ian McGeechan, Fred Trueman, David Lloyd etc. Qty approx. 40. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £100
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England Test Greats 1950s-1970s. A selection of signed photographs, images and a trade card of England Test cricketers, including an original mono press photograph of Godfrey Evans, head and shoulders, nicely signed in ink by Evans 5.5'x7.75'. A mono postcard size candid style photograph of Reg Simpson standing full length wearing his England blazer at Scarborough, 1955, signed to both sides by Simpson. Other signed printed images are Alec Bedser, Fred Brown, John Edrich, Jack Hobbs, Peter May, Geoff Boycott, also a signed A&BC Gum trade card of Alec Bedser. Qty 9. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
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International Test Cricketers 1960s-1990s. A selection of images, each signed by the featured player(s) including three colour photographs of South Africans, Shaun Pollock, Hansie Cronje and Jonty Rhodes, also a small cutting image of Barry Richards. A Yorkshire Television sponsorship card of Sachin Tendulkar, cutting images of Asif Iqbal and Hanif Mohammad (Pakistan), a World Cup '99 playing card of Anil Kumble (India), a Carr's Sports trade card of Lance Gibbs (West Indies), and a mono press photograph of Rodney Marsh batting with Alan Knott at the stumps. Qty 9. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £68
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Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Red file comprising an excellent selection of ephemera relating to Sutcliffe's life and playing career. Contents include handwritten letters, press cuttings, original press and candid photographs of Sutcliffe in batting action, portraits, team photographs, on tour, social occasions, book signing, speeches etc., some in later years. Over fifty original mono photographs including candid photographs of Sutcliffe on board ship for the M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1927/28, Sutcliffe and Hobbs walking out to bat, signed by Sutcliffe etc. A good number of items signed by Sutcliffe and others including Norman Yardley, Len Hutton and Brian Sellers. Correspondence includes a two page handwritten letter from Sutcliffe, dated 30th September 1946, to 'Dear Mr [George?] Duckworth', in which Sutcliffe reports he had not heard a talk by the author, Vernon Noble, and surprise at criticism given by 'Robinson Crusoe [Robertson-Glasgow]', mentions playing against [S.F.?] Barnes, and that '[Maurice] Tate never bowled off breaks- nor leg breaks. They were all swingers. That was my experience'. Nicely signed 'Herbert Sutcliffe'. A handwritten letter to A.W.T. Langford inviting him to write a review of Sutcliffe's soon to be published book 'For England and Yorkshire'. A handwritten draft of a letter to 'My dear Billy', in which Sutcliffe strongly argues against the preparation of 'better pitches' to the detriment of spin and seam bowling, and changes to the L.B.W. law. An excellent collection relating to Sutcliffe's career. Good condition. Sold with an original large colour certificate presented to J. M'carroll, Everton School, Belfast 'for the best batting performance during the week ended July 1st 1938', featuring a cameo image of Sutcliffe to the top left corner, and a 'NC [News Chronicle]' seal to the lower right corner. Signed in ink by Sutcliffe. Laid to tightly trimmed card, overall 12.5'x10'. Small pin hole to centre, light wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £380
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Yorkshire C.C.C. 1920s-1970s. Green file comprising a selection of press cutting images, photographs, postcards etc., the majority signed, also signatures on pieces laid down. Signatures include Hirst, Rhodes, Close, Lester, Yardley, Sutcliffe, Bowes, Illingworth, Padgett, Wilson, Taylor, Cowan, Leyland, Hutton, Trueman, Appleyard, Robinson, Close, Sharpe, Boycott, Verity etc. Over fifty signatures in total. Some duplication. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £75
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Len Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Green file comprising a good selection of ephemera relating to Len Hutton's playing career and later, including original press photographs, candid photographs, cutting images, postcards, commemorative cover, letter etc. The majority of items signed by Hutton (approximately thirty signatures in total) and others including Alec Bedser, Lindsay Hassett, Fred Trueman, Cyril Washbrook, Don Brennan, Johnny Wardle, Richard Hutton etc. Original photographs include Hutton waving from a train window, in match action, after-dinner speaking etc. The two page handwritten letter from Hutton is dated 14th June 1959, written to Jack Sokell (Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society), replying to a request to attend the Annual Dinner, to which he is unable to commit. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £170
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Geoffrey Boycott. Yorkshire & England 1962-1986. 'Century of Centuries'. Four items relating to Boycott achieving a century of centuries in 1977, including a montage of three original mono press photographs by Ken Kelly of Boycott in batting action, two from his innings at Headingley against Australia in which he reached his hundredth hundred. Each measures 6'x4.25', all laid to a single photographic mount signed by Boycott to the lower mount border. Also an original printed scorecard for the Headingley Test with full printed scores, signed by Boycott, an original Headingley menu dated 12th August 1977, and original ticket for a 'Tribute and Presentation Dinner' for Boycott hosted by Ackworth Cricket Club, 21st October 1978, both unsigned. Sold with an original mono press photograph of Boycott batting for England at Trent Bridge in 1977, signed to the photograph by Boycott, a signed 'Tribute Dinner Menu to Geoff Boycott' held at City Hall, Sheffield, 15th October 1974, and an illustrated brochure 'Geoff Boycott, Yorkshire & England. 10 years as No. 1' published in 1974. Qty 7. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
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Yorkshire C.C.C. 1930s-1990s. Black folder comprising a mixed collection of ephemera relating to Yorkshire cricketers. Contents include letters, press cuttings, album pages, original press photographs, handbills, Johnny Wardle benefit brochure 1957 etc., a good number signed by the featured player(s). Three album pages, one nicely signed in ink by twelve members of the Yorkshire team late 1930s. Signatures are Sellers, Mitchell, Sutcliffe, Wood, Robinson, Leyland, Turner, Bowes, Hutton and Barber. Also a small album page dated 1935, nicely signed in ink by Wood, Barber and Smailes. A large album page signed in ink by eight members of the 1956 team including Sutcliffe, Lowson, Wardle, Binks, Padgett, Close etc. Signed letters include Bill Sutcliffe, Brian Close, and a letter from the artist, Mike Tarr, with colour copies of portraits of Yorkshire players by Tarr. Yorkshire signatures include Bill Bowes, Geoff Boycott, Ken Taylor, Ray Illingworth, Len Hutton, Fred Trueman, Ted Lester, Don Wilson etc. others include Bill Lawry, Peter May, Colin Cowdrey, Richie Benaud etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
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Yorkshire C.C.C. 1900s-1980s. Blue folder comprising a good selection of Yorkshire related ephemera including photographs, postcards and cutting images. Contents include a real photograph portrait postcard of Brian Sellers nicely signed in ink to the lower mount border. Very large oversize postcard of the Yorkshire team c1900 (heavy wear). Original mono photograph of the 1936 team. Christmas card signed by Arthur Booth. Signed letter from Johnny Wardle. Signed photographs of Bill Sutcliffe, Ron Aspinall, David Bairstow, Fred Trueman etc. Original mono photograph of Jack Hobbs and Herbert Sutcliffe at the luncheon in honour of Hobbs' 80th birthday, London 1962. Five early mono real photograph postcards of Yorkshire village and town cricket teams c1910 including Knaresborough(?) C.C., Hugh Cross C.C., Kirby C.C. Tendring Hundred League Winners 1909, Borobridge C.C. etc. A good original mono press photograph of Fred Trueman on the physio's bench having left the field with an injured ankle after bowling one over v West Indies, The Oval, 1963. Official player portraits including Howard Cooper and Geoffrey Ingham. Cartoon cutting relating to 'The Match of the Year: Surrey meets Yorkshire at The Oval', early 1900s. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £110

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