Cricket Bats, Balls & Equipment

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Holcombe Douglas 'Hopper' Read. Surrey, Essex and England 1933-1948. M.C.C. tour to Australia and New Zealand 1935/36. Full size Stuart Surridge, 'Herbert Sutcliffe Autograph' bat nicely signed in ink to the face by thirteen members of the touring party. Signatures are Holmes (Captain), Mitchell-Innes, Griffith, Read, Baxter, Langridge, Hardstaff, Sims, Human, Smith, Barber, Parks and Lyttleton. Lacking the signature of Powell. Also signed to the rear shoulder at the ownership position by Read. Sold with a full size Slazenger 'Rohan Kanhai' bat signed to the verso by two unknown teams. Qty. 2. G/VG
Estimate: £120/180
Hammer price: unsold
The 1935/36 M.C.C. tour comprised up and coming England players with a view to gaining experience prior to the full tour in 1936/37. Hopper Read was regarded as the fastest bowler in England but played only three seasons of first class County cricket, and made just one Test appearance for England v South Africa at The Oval, 17th-20th August 1935
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West Indies v England 1960. Miniature Gray Nicholls 'Crusader' bat signed to the face by thirteen members of the England team for the fourth Test at Bourda, Georgetown, 9th-15th March 1960. Signatures include May (Captain), Cowdrey, Statham, Trueman, Dexter, Illingworth, Subba Row, Barrington etc. Signed to the verso six West Indies players, Alexander, Worrell, Walcott, Sobers, Watson and Hunte. Sold with a Gunn & Moore 'William Gunn Autograph' miniature bat with printed signatures of the 1948 Australian touring party to England. Both bats 11.5". Some wear to the Australia bat, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 704
Surrey C.C.C. 2004. Full size Kookaburra bat signed to the face by thirteen members of the Surrey team. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £18
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England v New Zealand, Lord's 1969. Stuart Surridge 17.25" cricket bat nicely signed to face and verso by the two teams who played in the first Test at Lord's 1969. Twenty eight signatures including Dowling, Pollard, Turner, Collinge, Hadlee, Congdon, Boycott, Edrich, Knight, Knott, Underwood etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
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George Herbert Hirst. Yorkshire & England 1891-1929. Full size 'Extra Special Test Match' cricket bat by Tyldesley & Holbrook of Manchester. Signed to the rear shoulder by George Hirst and J.T. Tyldesley and dated 1905. Formerly on display at the Tyldesley & Holbrook premises in Deansgate, Manchester. Sold to the current vendor in 2012 by 'SignPost' with letter of authentication. Some wear and ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £170
In 1905 George Hirst made his highest score of 341 in the match against Leicestershire and another double century scoring 232no against Surrey. That season he ended with a total of 2226 runs at an average of 53.95 and took 100 wickets at 19.94 and Yorkshire were crowned County Champions
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Richard Howorth. Worcestershire, Europeans & England 1933-1951. Stuart Surridge County Driver 'R. Howorth, Worcestershire' autograph bat used by Howorth during his playing career. Previously sold by Knights, with his tour blazer. Good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £40
Dick Howorth played in all four Tests on the tour of the West Indies in 1947/48 and returned his best bowling figures of 6-124 from 41 overs in the West Indies second innings of the first Test at Barbados. Howorth's only other Test match and his Test debut for England was the fifth Test of the series against South Africa at The Oval in 1947 where he took a wicket with his first ball in Test cricket. His victim was Dennis Dyer who was caught Gladwin, bowled Howorth for 18. In all first class cricket he took almost 1350 wickets at 21.87 and scored over 11,400 at 20.68
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Australia 1961. Gradidge 'Imperial Driver' cricket bat signed to face by the Australian touring team to England. Fourteen signatures including Benuad, Harvey, Kline, Burge, Lawry, Simpson, Davidson, Booth, Grout, O'Neill etc. Below are the signatures of Derbyshire 1961 and to verso, signatures of the Leicestershire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Hampshire and Lancashire teams plus three Gloucestershire signatures, all 1961. Odd minor fading, some perishing to rubber handle. Good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £45
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Joseph Guy: Nottingham. Stuart Surridge 'Peter May autograph' cricket bat with an oil painting to face of 'Joseph Guy: Nottingham', Guy is painted full length in cricket attire with top hat holding a cricket bat at the wicket, ball at his feet, with tent and landscape to background, a colourful and well executed cricket scene. The painting on the bat with artists initials 'S.StC.S. 1993' to edge. Some perishing to rubber handle. Good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
Lot 710:
Australia 1985. Hunts County cricket bat signed to face by fifteen members of the Australian touring party to England in 1985. Signatures, in two pens, include Border, Lawson, Wessells, Wood, McDermott, Boon, O'Donnell, Thomson etc. Some perishing to rubber handle. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £20
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England v New Zealand 1986. Duncan Fearnley cricket bat nicely signed by the two teams. Twenty eight signatures in ink including Gatting, Gooch, Gower, Lamb, Dilley, Coney, Hadlee, Crowe, Wright, Bracewell, Blair etc. To the verso are the signatures of Essex v Pakistan who played each other in a tour match in 1992. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
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New Zealand tour of England 2004. Full size cricket bat signed to face by fourteen members of the New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Fleming (Cpt), Astle, Cairns, McCullum, Vettori, Oram, McMillan etc. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
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Alec Victor Bedser. Surrey & England 1939-1960. Original cricket stump used in the Test series in South Africa 1947/48. The stump has a label attached with the ink inscription in Bedser's hand. 'Stump used in first Test match at Durban, Dec[ember] 1948. England won by 1 wicket'. Signed by Bedser below the inscription. The stump has been split and hinged and the stump halves are signed by members of both teams. To one side sixteen signatures of the English team and to the other twelve signatures of the South African team. Signatures include Mann, Griffith, Compton, Bedser, Washbrook, Simpson, Hutton, Jenkins, Crapp, Evans, Wright, Nourse, Mitchell, Rowan, Viljeon, McCarthy, Cheetham, Begbie, Mann etc. Some wear and ageing to the label, the stump and signatures in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £50
In a low scoring Test match, England won by two wickets. Bedser took six wickets in the match. His match figures were 31.5 overs, 7 maidens, six wickets for 90 runs. England won the Test series 2-0
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Tim Robinson. Nottinghamshire & England 1978-1999. England v Australia 1985. Official Duncan Fearnley cricket stump taken from the 1st Test match of the series played at Headingley on the 13th-18th June 1985, where Tim Robinson scored 175 opening the batting in England's first innings. Inscribed to label on stump '1st Test v Australia 1985, Headingley 175'. Signed below the inscription by Robinson. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £32
This was Robinson's first Test match in England and his highest Test score. England won the match by five wickets
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Neil Foster. Essex & England. England v Pakistan 1987. Official Duncan Fearnley Test match stump from the 3rd Test match at Headingley, Leeds 1987. The stump is signed by the England team. Twelve signatures including Foster, Botham, Broad, Dilley, Gatting, Gower, Edmunds, Robinson etc. Previously sold by Knights on Foster's behalf. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
In the Test, Neil Foster took 8-107 from 46.2 innings with 15 maidens in Pakistan's only innings. England lost the Test by an innings and 8 runs.
Lot 716:
India v Commonwealth XI 1953/54 tour. Nicoll's Crusader miniature cricket bat signed to face by the Indian cricket team and to verso by the Commonwealth XI. Signatures include the two captains, Ghulam Ahmed of India and Ben Barnett of Australia, Umrigar, Ramchand, Gupte, Kenny, Srinivasan, Roy, Kripal Singh, Loxton, Berry, Gibb, Iverson, Duckworth, Edrich, Barnett, Loader, Marshall, Meuleman etc. Twenty seven signatures in total . The bat appears to have been C.J. Barnett's as his initials are on the shoulder of the bat. Good/very good condition for its age
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
India won by an innings and 50 runs
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Miniature cricket bats 1949 and 1952. Two B. Warsop 'Extra Special' miniature bats, one signed to the face by members of the Gentlemen and Players teams for the match played at Lord's 13th-15th July 1949. Fading to a number of signatures, and bleeding to others. Legible signatures include Compton, Hutton, Perks, Langridge, Jenkins, Brown, Yardley etc. Also signed to verso by nine England players and fifteen members of the 1949 New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Mann, Edrich, Bailey, Gladwin, Hutton, Compton, Hadlee, Cave, Sutcliffe, Burtt, Rabone etc. The other signed by twenty three players for Gentlemen v Players, Lord's 1952 including Brown, Bailey, Palmer, Brennan. Simpson, Sheppard, Hutton, Shackleton, Watson, Robertson etc. Also signed to the verso by thirteen England and thirteen India players for the Lord's Test 1959. Signatures include Hutton, Simpson, Jenkins, Bedser, Graveney, Laker, Trueman, Hazare, Roy, Sen, D. Gaekwad etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
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England v Australia 1975. Miniature Saint Peter bat signed to the face by the eleven England players for the fourth (final) Test, The Oval, 28th August- 3rd September 1975, and to verso by all sixteen members of the Australian touring party. Signatures include Greig, Edrich, Knott, Steele, Roope, Underwood, I. Chappell, G. Chappell, Marsh, Walters, Lillee, Thomson etc. 17". Sold with three other signed miniature bats including England v India 1979 etc. Qty. 4. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 719:
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Miniature cricket bats 1946-1980. A good selection of twenty miniature bats for Test series with printed players' names to the faces. Thirteen Gray Nicholls 'Crusader' bats for New Zealand 1949, West Indies 1950, England 1956, 1958,1960, 1962, 1965, India 1959, South Africa 1960, 1965, Australia 1972, M.C.C. to Australia 1958/59, 1965/66. Others include Gunn & Moore, Australia v England 1946/47, Gray Nicholls 'Keith Miller' Australians 1948, 'Richie Benaud' Australia 1962/63, 'Frank Worrell', West Indies 1963, etc. All bats 11.5". G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £60
Lot 720:
Lot 720
Miniature cricket bats 1948-1990s. Eight miniature bats with printed players' names to the face and/ or verso. Bats include Gradidge 'Len Hutton' M.C.C. Team 1948/49, M.C.C. to Australia 1954/55, Australian Touring Team 1961 and 1964 (two different), Stuart Surridge New Zealand 1968 etc. The majority 17". Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 721:
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Signed miniature bats 1984-2000. A selection of bats signed to the face by members of the teams featured. Bats are a miniature Gray Nicholls bat for the England tour to India & Australia 1984/85, and three Kookaburra bats of the Australians 1989. Each 12". Also a 'SS Turbo' Graham Gooch '333' 1990 signed by Gooch, 17", and three team bats for Middlesex 1989, India 1990, Pakistan to West Indies 2000, 17.5". Qty. 8. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £75
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Martyn Moxon. Yorkshire & England . Pair of Gray Nicolls 'Test Opener' batting gloves worn by Moxon whilst batting for Yorkshire v Sussex at Hove on the 17th September 1994. Moxon made 66 in Yorkshire's only innings. Each glove dated and signed by Moxon. Sold with a single 'Open Championship' batting glove signed by Phil Carrick of Yorkshire. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
Lot 723:
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Jack Russell. England. An original pair of bails used in the third Test, England v Australia, Edgbaston 1989. Signed in ink to one bail by Russell. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40

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