Cricket Ephemera

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'Australian's Fixtures 1926'. Small folding card fixture list issued by W.D. & H. Wills in 1926 for the Australian tour to England. The colourful covers with titles to face, tour fixtures to inside pages and a listing of the Australian team and the state they play for to rear. Very good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
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M.C.C. tour to Australia 1928/29. 'England versus Australia Sheffield Shield Cricket Fixtures 1928-9'. Original advertising fixture card produced by Clements Tonic featuring decorative front cover, cameo pictures of the M.C.C. touring party to last page, fixtures for the tour and Sheffield Shield matches listed to centre pages. Annotations to centre pages in red ink recording the results of the five Test matches. Minor loss to top edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
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'Cricket Fixtures 1933 & 1934'. Fixture booklets issued by Ogden's 'Robin' cigarettes for the two years. Attractive colour covers, with full list of fixtures for Yorkshire C.C.C. and Test matches v West Indies for the season of 1933 and the other booklet with full list of fixtures for Yorkshire C.C.C. and Test matches v Australia for the season of 1934. Minor wear to covers, good. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £110
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M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1948/49. Two fixture booklets, one issued by the United Tobacco Co Ltd (S.A.), 32 pages including pen pictures, biographies, fixtures etc and the other issued by Shell Motor Oil with biographies and fixtures. Attractive colour covers, minor wear with corner loss to the covers of the U.T.C. booklet, good. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
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South African tours of England. Three fixture booklets issued for the cricket tours of 1947 (Shell Motor Oil), 1951 (Greenacre's, Durban) and 1955 (Atlantic Service Stations). Each with fixtures and players names, one with biographies. Attractive colour covers, good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
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Australian tours of South Africa. Two fixture booklets issued for the cricket tours of 1957/58 (Atlantic Service Stations) and 1966/67 (The Cape Times). Each with fixtures and players names, one with biographies. Attractive colour covers, good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
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Rushey Green C.C., Kent. Five folding fixture cards for seasons 1890-1894, and Catford Cricket Club 1895, and 1896, also undated folding rule cards for both clubs. Sold with a flyer for a Rushey Green C.C. 'Programme of Entertainment' 13th December 1894, and part of a Club publication describing the formation of the Club 'four years ago' with averages for the 1893 season, featuring the Hearne brothers Alec (top of the batting averages) and George Gibbons (third). Both laid down to card. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Alec and George Hearne both made one appearance for England in the Test match against South Africa, Cape Town, 19th-22nd March 1892. Their brother Jack also played for England in that match, and another, Frank, played for South Africa having emigrated for health reasons in 1889
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London area fixture cards 1879-1895. Five original folding fixture cards for London cricket clubs. Cards are West Albion C.C. (Battersea) 1873, Priory C.C. (Honor Oak Park) 1888, Linden C.C. (Honor Oak Park) 1889 and 1890, The West London 'Pioneer' C.C. (Regent's Park) 1895. Adhesive marks to the verso of the 'Pioneer' C.C. card, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
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Railway handbills 1959-1973. Five cricket advertising handbills issued by British Railways for the period. Handbills are for England v India at Headingley 1959. Somerset matches at Taunton 1959. Worcestershire fixtures at Worcester, Dudley, Stourbridge and Kidderminster 1961. Somerset home matches at Taunton 1964. Gillette Cup Final, Sussex v Gloucestershire at Lord's 1973. Small loss to one handbill, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £70
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New Zealand tour of England 1937. Official menu for the British Sportsman's Club luncheon given to the New Zealand Cricket team in 1937. The luncheon was held at The Savoy Hotel, London on 6th May 1937. The menu with cartoon cover by Tom Webster. To inside pages menu and toasts. Minor soiling and age toning otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
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Australia tour to India 1956/57. Official menu for the 'Dinner to Australian Cricket Team and The Indian Test Team', held at the Corporation Stadium Pavilion, Madras on 20th October 1956. Menu with Madras Cricket Association emblem and colours to front cover. Menus, speakers and entertainments to centre pages, lists of the two teams to back cover. Australian wicket keeper, Len Maddocks' personal copy, his name inscribed in ink to front cover. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Australia tour to England 1972. 'Luncheon given for The Australian Cricket Touring Team' by the British Sportman's Club at the Savoy Hotel, London, 24th April 1972. Official 8pp 'Alphabetical Table List' and 'Table Plan'. Light adhesive marks and wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £15
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John Arlott. Official menu for the dinner held on the eve of the centenary of Arlott's birth, at The England Restaurant, Spitalfields, London, 24th February 2013. The folding menu with the list of exclusive attendees present including Arlott's widow, Patricia, and family, and notable cricketers and wives including Ian Botham, Mike Brearley, Leo Harrison and Tony Lewis, also writers and journalists including Patrick Eagar, John Samuel (sports editor of The Guardian), John Woodcock etc. Produced as a limited edition of twelve, this is an 'out of limitation copy'. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £85
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Lancashire C.C.C. 'County Champions' 1930. Official Lancashire County and Manchester Cricket Club menu for the 'Dinner to Celebrate the winning of The County Championship 1930' held at the Midland Hotel on 15th December 1930. Decorative covers with red rose and circular scroll 'County Championship 1930', details to cover in red and black with red ribbon tie. To inside pages list of officials and players, Menu and Toasts to centre pages with the season's record to last page. Speakers included Ranjitsinhji, Leveson-Gower, Captain Eckersley etc. Printed by George Falkner & Sons. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lancashire's record in the 1930 County Championship was played twenty eight, won ten, lost none, won first innings eight, lost first innings five, no result five
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Sir Leonard Hutton 1916-1990. Order of Service of Thanksgiving for Hutton held at York Minster on the 16th November 1990. Sold with further Order of Service of Thanksgiving for F.S. Trueman held at Bolton Abbey 2006 and for Christopher Martin-Jenkins held at St Paul's Cathedral 2013. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
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Australia. Orders of services of thanksgiving held in Australia. William J. O'Reilly 1992, Raymond R. Lindwall 1996, Tony Lock 1995 and Alan D. McGilray 1996. Qty 4. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
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Frank Edward Woolley. Kent & England 1906-1938. Original 'Order of Service' for Woolley's Service of Thanksgiving held at Canterbury Cathedral, 18th November 1978. Minor adhesive marks to verso otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £45
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Colin 'Charlie' Blythe. Kent & England 1899-1914. Order of Service for 'The Rededication of the Colin Blythe Memorial' in the grounds of Kent County Cricket Club, Canterbury, held on the centenary of Blythe's death, 8th November 2017. Sold with an accompanying 20pp biography of Blythe produced by the Club, and a modern postcard of Blythe in bowling pose. Also an Order of Service for the Service of Thanksgiving for Doug Insole, held at St. John's Wood Church, 23rd February 2018. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Blythe was killed in action in the Second Battle of Passchendaele in 1917
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Lancashire C.C.C. memorial services 1990-2019. Ten official orders of Service of Thanksgiving for Cedric Rhodes 1990, Brian Statham 2000, Arthur Booth 2004, Ken Cranston 2007, John Savage 2008, Kenneth Snellgrove 2009, Harry Pilling 2012, Geoff Pullar 2014, Geoffrey Clayton 2018 and Jack Bond 2019. Also a four page copy of a biography of Tommy Greenhough (died 2009). G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £72
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Cricket writers' memorials 1980-2017. Four official orders of Service of Thanksgiving for Norman Preston, former editor of Wisden, 1980. Anthony Woodhouse, writer and collector, 2003. Martin Searby, journalist, 2011 (some creasing). Derek Hodgson, journalist and author, 2017. Sold with an official menu for The Cricket Writers' Club Annual Luncheon held at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, London, 2nd October 2018. Qty 5. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
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David Stuart Sheppard. The Right Reverend Lord Sheppard of Liverpool. Sussex, Cambridge University & England 1947-1962. Three orders of Service of Thanksgiving held for Sheppard, at Liverpool Cathedral, 23rd May 2005, Chichester Cathedral, 3rd August 2005, and Evensong at Liverpool Cathedral, 17th November 2019. Sold with an order of Service of Thanksgiving for Basil D'Oliveira, 2012, and Tom Graveney 2016. Qty 5. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
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Cricketers' memorial services 1898-2006. Seven official orders of Service of Thanksgiving for Gubby Allen, St. John's Wood Church 1989. Bill O'Reilly, Blakehurst Church, New South Wales 1992. Harold Larwood, Kingsford Church, New South Wales 1995. Tony Lock, St. George's Cathedral, Perth 1995. Godfrey Evans, Kettering Crematorium 1999. Brian Statham, Manchester Crematorium 2000. Eddie Barlow, St. John's Wood Church 2006. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
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George Oswald Browning 'Gubby' Allen. Middlesex, Cambridge University & England 1921-1950. 'The Badminton' diary for 1937 comprising the 'Annual Register of Sporting and Society Fixtures'. Original decorative card covers. This was Allen's copy, his name, 'G.O. Allen' written in ink to first page, and copious notes in pencil of social engagements, meetings, golf matches etc. throughout. The first entry is for 24th May 1937, prior to that Allen had been captaining M.C.C. in the 1936/37 tour to Australia. Cricket related entries include M.C.C. committee meetings, and a number of matches including the only four first-class matches in which he played in 1937, 26th May M.C.C. Australian Team v The Rest at Lord's, 23rd & 24th August Middlesex v Kent at Lord's 28th, 30th & 31st August v Surrey at Lord's, and 3rd-7th September HDG Leveson-Gower's XI v M.C.C. Australian Touring Team at Scarborough. Includes Allen's name handwritten in ink to one 'Memoranda' page. Some wear, crease to front cover, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £25
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Frederick Richard 'Freddie' Brown. Cambridge University, Surrey, Northamptonshire & England 1930-1953. A collection of over fifty original telegrams congratulating Brown on his appointment as captain of England in July 1950. Also a selection of letters of condolence sent to members of Brown's family on his death in 1991. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £45
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Martin Bladen Hawke, Lord Hawke. Yorkshire, Cambridge University & England 1881-1911. Original Post Office telegram dated 6th June 1902, to 'Mrs Taylor' of Buckingham House, Leeds. The message reads 'Tom 142 not. Hawke'. Light folds with split to one fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
The date of the telegram corresponds with the second day's play, Derbyshire v Yorkshire, Chesterfield, 5th-7th June 1902, in which Tom Taylor scored 142no in Yorkshire's second innings. It is assumed the recipient of the telegram was Taylor's mother. The rain affected match was drawn. In later years Taylor was President of Yorkshire C.C.C. from 1948 until his death in 1960
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'Bodyline'. M.C.C. tour to Australia 1932/33. Original British Wireless Marine Service 'Marconigram' telegram dated 10th October [1932] sent by [Maurice] Leyland from the S.S. Orontes while on the voyage to Australia. The telegram is addressed to 'Groves, Cathay' with the message 'Many thanks best wishes ok Sydney' and signed 'Leyland'. Top portion laid to unevenly trimmed remnant of an album page. Light folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
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Len Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. 'Test Matches'. Original five page typed manuscript of an article written by Hutton, date and publication unknown, with excellent content covering subjects relating to his Test debut in 1937, and much on the 1938 Ashes series including achieving his record score of 364. Hutton describes receiving his County Cap in 1936, his excitement on his selection for the 1937 series against New Zealand having made scores of 136 v Kent and 271no v Derbyshire in his two previous matches, and 153 in an opening stand of 315 with Sutcliffe on the eve of the first Test on his 21st birthday. Tired and nervous after his recent exploits, he describes his disappointment of being bowled out for 0 by Cowie in the first innings and letting down the 'few gentlemen on the pavillion [sic], who had probably left the broad acres to see the Pudsey wonder perform! My skipper [R.W.V. Robins] greeted me with the words, 'For goodness sake don't do that against Australia next year!' and compares these words with similar advice given to him by Maurice Leyland when Hutton made his first-class debut for Yorkshire at Cambridge in 1934 and was run out without scoring. Hutton failed again in the second innings of the first Test, making one, but made his first Test century in the second Test at Old Trafford. In the opening 1938 Ashes Test, Hutton made 100 in England's only innings in an opening stand of 218 with Barnett (126). 'During my stand at the wicket I mentioned to Don [Bradman] that I saw him make his record score [334, Headingley 1930], two months later he was the first to shake my hand at the Oval when I made 364'. He recalls Bill O'Reilly as a 'great bowler', 'what great appealers the Aussies were', and Stan McCabe scoring 232 out of 300 in under four hours in the first Test. Highlights of the second Test include Hammond's innings of 240 in the second Test, Brown's 206no, Compton 76no on a rain affected pitch, and Bradman saving Australia from defeat. The third Test was washed out, and Hutton missed the fourth Test at his home ground of Headingley having fractured a finger against Middlesex at Lord's, and was grateful for the work of 'Jim Wright of Bingley in no small way' to get me fit for the final Test match at the Oval' where Hutton overtook Bradman's record, scoring 364 including a record stand with Maurice Leyland 'adding 382 for the second wicket' a record for any wicket in Test matches in England'. He describes how 'The sturdy figure of Leyland emerged from the pavilion, on seeing Maurice Bill [O'Reilly] murmured 'This Yorkshire --- here again. O'Reilly strove long and hard on that beautiful Oval wicket. His bowling was of the highest order, the turf did not give him the slightest assistance. I place Bill O'Reilly as the most interesting bowler whom I have played against. Every ball from him required watching, he changed his pace and was always attacking, each ball had everything that Bill could give it'. Hutton mentions his gratitude for the support of Leyland and Joe Hardstaff during his record innings and closes with a description of his feelings as he approached Bradman's score, 'The real strain began to tell on the Tuesday morning, my score at the end of the 1st day's play was 160, at the end of the second day 300. After a full day at the wicket I have always found it difficult to obtain a good night's sleep. On the Monday night I did not sleep a wink, wanting 35 more runs, and knowing full well that I should have to fight every inch of the way'. An excellent first hand account of an England batting legend. G/VG
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £260
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Len Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Original five page typescript, with the odd handwritten annotation, for an article written for the News of the World, dated 7th July 1955, the first day of the third Test, England v South Africa at Old Trafford. Hutton is following the match from his home. The pages are numbered 2-6, lacking the first page. The article primarily concerns the subject of umpiring and the attributes required to be a successful umpire. 'From half past eleven until half past six he must stand on his feet, count six balls an over, watch the bowlers for no-balls, and throwing, give instantaneous answer to leg-before appeals, even when the exactitude of a micrometer would be necessary to provide the correct decision'. Other attributes required include correct positioning to avoid fielders, judge run-outs, short runs, stumpings, snicks off bat and pad, bump balls, and the need for absolute concentration throughout. Hutton states he 'should hate to be an umpire' and quotes Eddie Paynter who retired from umpiring after only one season, 'it's a darned sight harder than playing', and admires Frank Chester who had 'such a deep and genuine affection for the game' from a young age. Hutton continues with his thoughts on players' honesty, sportsmanship and 'personal integrity' on the field relating to whether a catch was taken cleanly or not, and the 'duty of the fieldsman to signify at once whether the catch was 'clean', citing Arthur 'Ticker' Mitchell of Yorkshire and 'his unfailing honesty' he never threw the ball in the air to try and influence an umpire's verdict'. Finally, Hutton emphasises the need to accept the umpire's decision 'without question and without pause', bemoaning 'umpire-baiting' and comparing it with 'referee-baiting' in football, comparing the excitability and volatility of the footballer Hughie Gallcher with Stanley Matthews, and that of Doug Wright with the 'jack-in-the-box', Godfrey Evans. Hutton closes with thanks to those 'who have sent me good wishes during my rest' I hope to resume in the Yorkshire side against Middlesex at Lord's', and describes his pleasure on hearing about Denis Compton's performance in the current Test match, 'Can there be any doubt now that he is the greatest 'crisis' batsman in the last two decades?'. A fascinating insight into the characters of the game at the time. Some creasing and wear, overall in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
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'New Zealand Against England. Some further reflections'. Alan Gibson, journalist, writer and radio broadcaster. Three page original copy typescript for an article written by Gibson, presumably for 'The Cricketer', at the start of a New Zealand tour to England. The article provides a history of cricket between the two countries, starting with the 1863 tour by Parr's team and continues with an account of Lillywhite's tour in 1876/77 including the arrest in Canterbury of England wicketkeeper, Eric Pooley, over a gambling incident which led to a fight. Pooley's arrest forced him to miss the rest of the tour including the Test matches in Australia. Gibson gives an interesting account of the Englishmen's love of champagne, 'there are many instances of English cricketers, in forlorn moments far from home, clamouring for champagne. I sometimes wonder whether this is the origin of the term 'Pommy'. He closes with an account of the match v M.C.C. at Lord's on New Zealand's first tour to England, in 1927, in which 1502 runs were scored in three days. Some hand corrections and amendments. Horizontal folds. Good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
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F.S. Ashley-Cooper. 'Mr. W.G. Grace's 100s in First-Class Cricket'. A unique two page undated (c1916?) compilation by Ashley-Cooper of Grace's centuries. Handwritten in ink on two pages of foolscap paper, tipped in to modern green boards. Light foxing, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £170
Grace's centuries as listed in this compilation were included in his obituary that appeared in the 1916 edition of Wisden. Grace's career figures were later revised
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W.G. Grace Testimonial 1879. Pre-paid postcard addressed to Mr. Edward Swanborough at London Pavilion, Piccadilly, London, giving name and address of the applicant for 'Ticket(s) at 10/6 each for the Matinee at the London Pavilion, on Monday 24th inst. In support of the above, for which I will send you a cheque in due course'. Produced in support of the Testimonial Fund for Grace, at which he was presented with a clock and £1,458. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
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Hinton St. George C.C. Somerset 1828. An early four page document in beautiful copperplate handwriting of the Rules of the Club 'agreed upon by the undersigned on the 13th day of July 1827'. The document also lists the members with pencil notes on when they had paid their subscriptions and total figures. A very early foundation of a club that still exists today and lays claim to be the second oldest club in Somerset. Tipped in to blue cloth boards. Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
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Brian Johnston. Broadcaster and cricket commentator. An interesting selection of poetry, scripts and letters from the estate of Brian Johnston. Contents include three poems by Les Bailey, each neatly handwritten on large page with illustration image. Subjects are Johnston himself, presented by the Wombwell Cricket Lovers Society and dated 1974, Patsy Hendren 1976, and 'Sam the Staffordshire Bull Terrier', undated. Each measures 12"x10". Sold with a red folder comprising a forty six page collection of poems by Bailey titled 'Unforgettable Men of Mystery', presented to Johnston and signed by Bailey. Also a selection of loose sheets of Bailey's sent to Johnston, the majority signed. A good number of these poems appeared in Johnston's books. Also an original typescript of 'The Ostlethwaite Controversy (The Ashes Series of 1998) by John Bright, a letter from the publisher, Angus & Robertson, to Johnston inviting him to write a foreword for 'Cricket Widows' by Noel Ford, including copies of the cartoons etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
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'M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction'. Original poster for the Christies auction held at Lord's 13th April 1897. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
The seminal auction which captured the public's imagination and enthusiasm for the history of cricket and memorabilia collecting in general
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'The Australians 1930'. Linen handkerchief with printed images of the Australian players with title to top 'The Australians 1930'. Each player named beneath their image. The handkerchief printed in a light brown and the images from copyright photographs by A.W. Wilkes of West Bromwich. Players include Woodfull, Bradman, McCabe, Fairfax, Oldfield, Jackson, Grimmett, Ponsford, Richardson, A. Jackson, Wall etc. 16"x16". Folds to handkerchief otherwise in very good condition. Rarely seen in this condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
For some unknown reason there are fourteen of the fifteen tourists pictured on the handkerchief, Kippax is missing from the full touring party
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Mauritius Cricket Club 1898. Pre-paid printed postcard addressed to Mr. Justice Hever Smith inviting members to submit their names if they wish to take part in 'the 3rd Annual Mixed Doubles Lawn Tennis (Handicap) Tournament'. Postmarked 4th November 1898. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
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Don Bradman. 334 record score 1930. Four items relating to the third Ashes Test, Headingley, 11th-15th July 1930, including an official complete printed scorecard with neat handwritten annotation in ink, 'D. Bradman 334. Record individual score in Test matches July 11th & 12th 1930'. An official card ticket for all four days' play issued to Rev. C.E.M. [Clem] Wilson (Cambridge University, Yorkshire & England 1895-1900). Folding card of 'Autographs of the English and Australian Teams with Reserves' issued by Bolton Cricket League with printed signatures inside. An original sepia press photograph of Bradman walking out to bat, nicely signed in ink to the photograph by Bradman. 3.5'7.75'. Minor fading/ age toning to the printed items, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £95
Bradman scored 334, then the highest individual score in a Test match, in Australia's only innings of 566 (Tate 5-124). In reply Hammond scored 113 in England's first innings of 391 (Grimmett 5-136). Following on, England reached 95-3 and the match was drawn
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England v Australia 1934. Original complimentary match ticket for the second Test, Lord's, 22nd-25th June 1934. The ticket issued by Marylebone Cricket Club admitting one 'To the Australian Enclosure, Block 'B' for the third day. Signature stamp of Harold Bushby, Australian Manager. No. 27. Clipped to right edge. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
England set a total of 440 in their only innings (Leyland 109, Ames 120). In reply Australia were bowled out twice for 284 (Brown 105) and 118 with Hedley Verity taking seven and eight wickets respectively, fifteen in total. England won by an innings and 38 runs
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M.C.C. tour of Australia 1946/47. Five items from the 1946/47 tour. Original Australian tour folding card souvenir issued by 'Len Williams' Mountbatten Hotel', Sydney. M.C.C. tour members listed to front, fixtures and cartoon 'Owzat. Not Out!' to one side, 'Know Your Cricket Terms' caricatures to inside. Printed by Bell Press, Alexandria. Light wear. 'Souvenir Booklet of the Second M.C.C. Visit to Canberra December 27 & 28 1946'. Official programme for the M.C.C. v New South Wales Southern Districts XI played at Canberra on 27th & 28th December 1946. Original decorative covers. Official M.C.C. 1946/47 tour Christmas card with 'Australia New Zealand 1946-7', M.C.C. emblem and map illustration to front, cartoon to inside of a British lion at the batting crease, a kiwi bowling and kangaroo keeping wicket, and printed caricatures of the touring party by Arthur Mailey to rear. Signed dedication to inside from Rupert Howard, tour manager. Some faults including age toning and pin hole. Original mono press photograph of the M.C.C. team wearing suits and ties at Lord's on the evening of their departure from England to Australia for the Test series. 8'x6'. Some wrinkling. Souvenir Tour Programme issued by the New South Wales Cricket Association with vertical fold. Odd faults as described, overall in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £85
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New Zealand tours to England 1927-1958. A selection of ephemera relating to New Zealand tours to England including an excellent original mono press photograph from the tour match v H.M. Martineau's XI at Holyport, Maidenhead, 9th-10th May 1927. C.S. Dempster and two other New Zealand players are signing autographs for a group of boys all wearing their school caps. 10'x8'. Also an official mono press portrait photograph of C.C.R. Dacre from the 1927 tour, 4'x4.25'. Four official scorecards for England v New Zealand, Lord's and The Oval, 1931, Lancashire v New Zealand, Old Trafford 1949, and Kent v New Zealand, Canterbury 1949. Folding 'Meltonian' advertising souvenir scorecard and fixture list for the 1958 tour with handwritten scores for the five Test matches (pin holes to corners), and two official match tickets for the 1949 Test matches at Lord's and Old Trafford. Minor creasing and wear to some items, overall in good condition. Qty 9
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
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Cricket ephemera. A selection of ephemera including two annuals, 'Sports Argus Cricket Annual 1949', first year of issue, and 'Sunday Chronicle Cricket and Golf Annual (Incorporating the Athletic News Annual' 1947, 50th year of issue. Also 'Len Hutton. The Story of a Great Cricketer', J.M. Kilburn, Leeds 1950. 'West Indies v England. 5th Test Kensington Oval Barbados' pennant. 'Rothmans Test Cricket Almanack' for 1961 and 1966. Official souvenir programme for the M.C.C. Bicentenary Match, Lord's 20th-25th August 1987, with official match ticket and scorecard. Five official match tickets for England Test matches, Texaco Trophy, NatWest Challenge 1997-2009. Also four early individual editions of 'The Cricketer' magazine for 29th May 1929, 28th June 1941, 14th June 1947, and 30th April 1949. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Australia tour to England 1938. A large scrap album comprising a comprehensive collection of newspaper cuttings covering the Australian's tour and the Ashes Test series. Includes press articles and cutting photographs, cigarette cards, and handwritten scores of each match played. Good coverage of Don Bradman's performances throughout the tour, and the final Test at The Oval in which Len Hutton achieved the record Test score of 364 to overcome Bradman's previous record. Also includes a selection of full page articles by Bradman writing for the News of the World. Pages very brittle with age, content in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £120
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Bermuda tour to United States of America 1934. Original handbill titled 'Cricket! Great International Contests featuring the Overseas Bermudians'. Fixtures listed are vs. Cosmopolitan League, Dyckman Oval, 25th August 1934, vs. New York League, Commercial Field, 26th August, vs. Athens C.C. (Champions of New York League), Dyckman Oval, 1st September, and vs. Pick of New York, 2nd-3rd September at Commercial Field and Dyckman Oval. No record of the matches can be found, although scores for two matches are annotated in pencil. Age toning, some loss and folds, adhesive marks to verso, fragile
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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Deddington Cricket Club, Oxfordshire, 1867-1876. Six early printed 'Annual Statement' of accounts produced by the Club for seasons 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871 and 1876. Light folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/90
Hammer price: unsold
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Australia tour to England 1953. 'Coronation Tour'. A selection of items relating to the opening match of the tour, East Moseley v Australians, played at East Moseley, Surrey, 26th April 1953. Items are an official match programme, ticket stub, scorecard with handwritten scores in pencil, and an original mono press photograph of eleven members of the Australian team who played in the match. Players featured are Hassett (Captain), Miller, Ring, Benaud, Johnston, Davidson, Lindwall, Tallon, Harvey, Morris and de Courcey, also the Manager, Davies. Reuter, London. 10'x8'. Some creasing to the photograph, other items in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
The one day match was played thirteen per side with the Australians winning by six wickets. Hassett top scored with 103. The East Moseley side included some notable names including Doug Insole, Trevor Bailey, George Tribe etc.
Lot 46:
Lot 46
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
Lot 47:
Lot 47
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
Lot 48:
Lot 48
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
Lot 49:
Lot 49
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
Lot 50:
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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
Lot 52:
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
Lot 53:
Lot 53
'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
Lot 54:
Lot 54
'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
Lot 56:
Lot 56
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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