Autographed Cricket Ephemera

Lot 57:
Lot 57
New Zealand tour to England 1937. Seven excellent signatures in ink of members of the New Zealand touring party, each on individual piece laid down to sheet with printed team photograph to the centre. Signatures are Carson, Lamason, Gallichan, Dunning, Tindill, Page and Wallace. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 58:
Lot 58
Middlesex C.C.C. 1920s. An assortment of five individual ink signatures of Middlesex players on pieces and a photograph, also a small trimmed page of six Middlesex players. Signatures include F.T. Mann, Twining, Stevens, Dales (two signatures), Durston, J.W. Hearne (laid down to sheet), J.T. Hearne, Warner and Haig. Eleven signatures in total. G
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 59:
Lot 59
Middlesex C.C.C. 1930s. A selection of five nice ink signatures of Middlesex players, each on a piece, two laid down. Signatures are Gubby Allen, Patsy Hendren, Joe Hulme, William Webster and George Newman. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 60:
Lot 60
South West County Cricketers 1910s-1930s. Seven good ink signatures, each on a piece, three laid down to sheets. Signatures are R.A. Sinfield, C.J. Barnett (Gloucestershire), P.R. Johnson, A.E. Newton, W.H.R. Andrews (Somerset), L.H. Tennyson and C.P. Mead (Hampshire). G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 61:
Lot 61
Yorkshire C.C.C. 1920s-1930s. A selection of album pages and individual signatures in ink (three in pencil) of Yorkshire players for the period. Signatures are E. Robinson (two signatures), H. Sutcliffe, M. Leyland (2), E. Oldroyd (2), A. Wood, G. Macaulay, G. Hirst (2), F. Greenwood, W. Bowes, W. Barber, H. Verity, and N. Yardley signed to printed photograph. Sixteen signatures in total. Uneven trimming to one album page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 62:
Lot 62
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. c.1930s. Four nice signatures in ink of Nottinghamshire players on pieces laid down to one sheet. Signatures are H. Butler, A. Staples, J. Hardstaff Jnr. and B. Lilley. Also the ink signature of W. Copson (Derbyshire) on piece. Qty 5. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 63:
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County Cricketers 1920s/1930s. A good selection of twenty six signatures in ink (one in pencil) of County players for the period. The majority on pieces, some laid down. Signatures are J. Mercer, D. Davies, T. Brierley, R. Duckfield (Glamorgan), R. Sinfield (Gloucestershire), L. Tennyson (Hampshire), L. Ames, P. Chapman (Kent), R. Parkin (Lancashire), N. Armstrong, A. Shipman (Leicestershire), E.H. Hendren, H. Owen-Smith (Middlesex), W. Voce, J. Hardstaff Jnr. (Nottinghamshire), J. White, R. Robertson-Glasgow (Somerset), J. Hobbs, M. Allom, F. Brown, A. Sandham (Surrey), C. Oakes, J. Parks (Sussex), F. Santall (Warwickshire), C. Walters (Worcestershire) and W. Rhodes (Yorkshire). G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 64:
Lot 64
England Test cricketers c.1930s. Seven individual signatures in ink on small white cards of England Test cricketers. Signatures are A. Sandham, J. Hardstaff Snr, R.E.S. Wyatt, G.O.B. Allen, C.F. Walters, W.E. Bowes and F.R. Brown. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 65:
Lot 65
County signatures 1920s-1950s. A selection of thirty signatures, the majority in pencil, signed on small pages or pieces laid down. Signatures include O'Connor (Essex), Wilson, Place, M. Hilton (Lancashire), Geary (Leicestershire), Allen (Middlesex), Oldfield, Childs-Clarke, Timms, Keeton (Northamptonshire), Strudwick, Hobbs, Peach (Surrey), Duleepsinhji, Gilligan (Sussex), N. Kilner, Santall, Howell (Warwickshire), Sutcliffe, Waddington (Yorkshire) etc. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 66:
Lot 66
West Indies Test cricketers. File comprising a good selection of sixty seven signatures of West Indies Test cricketers, signed individually to postcard size white cards, the odd player postcard etc. Signatures include Arthurton, Ambrose, Bishop, Chanderpaul, Dujon, Gayle, Greenidge, Hall, Harper, Haynes, Hendrick, Holder, Holding, Kallicharran, Lloyd, Marshall, Richardson, Rodriguez, Scarlett, Stollmeyer, Walcott, Walsh, Weekes etc. The majority collected in the 1980s/1990s with date to verso. No duplicates. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 67:
Lot 67
Pakistan Test cricketers. Small album comprising twenty eight signatures of Pakistan Test cricketers, signed individually to various size white cards etc. Signatures include Imtiaz Ahmed, Javed Burki, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Asif Iqbal, Imran Khan, Moeen Khan, A.H. Kardar, Mushtaq Mohammad, Abdul Razzaq, Rameez Raja, Saqlain Mushtaq, Waqar Younis, Zaheer Abbas etc. The majority collected in the 1980s/1990s with date to verso. No duplicates. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 68:
Lot 68
India Test cricketers. Small album comprising seventeen signatures of India Test cricketers, signed individually to plain white postcard size cards. Signatures are Kapil Dev, Doshi, Engineer, Ganguly, Gavaskar, Hirwani, Kumble, Manjrekar, Nawab of Pataudi, Shastri, Sidhu, Maninder Singh, Srinath, Tendulkar, Venkataraghavan and Wadekar. The majority collected in the 1980s/1990s with date to verso. No duplicates. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 69:
Lot 69
England Test cricketers. Small album comprising a good selection of sixty signatures of England Test cricketers, signed individually to various size cards. Signatures include Athey, Cowans, Collingwood, Close, Carr, C. Cowdrey, Fairbrother, R. Hutton, Insole, D. Lloyd, Lamb, Lever, Marks, Moxon, Malcolm, Parks, Price, Parfitt, Pietersen, Radley, Snow, M. stewart, Trescothick, Titmus, Tattersall, Vaughan, Wilson etc. The majority collected in the 1980s-2000s with date to verso. No duplicates. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 70:
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Early cricket signatures. c.1850s-1950s. A good selection of twenty four signatures in ink on snips and pieces, the odd signature laid down. Earlier signatures include T.L. French, T. Latham (Cambridge University), C. Marriott (Leicestershire pre first-class), Wilfred Barber, Wilfred Rhodes, (Yorkshire), H.J.H. Alpass (Gloucestershire, 7 matches), C.N. Woolley, B.W. Bellamy (Northamptonshire), F.M. Sibbles (Lancashire), W.H. Ashdown, L.P. Hedges (Kent), A.F. Lane (Worcestershire & Warwickshire), J.B. Coventry (Worcestershire), L.T.A. Bates (Warwickshire), J. Daniell (Somerset, 2 signatures), F.J. Durston, H.J. Enthoven (Middlesex) etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 71:
Lot 71
Australia Test cricketers 1940s-1980s. A good selection of over sixty signatures on various sized white cards. Signatures include Tribe, Freer, Johnston, Simpson, Rutherford, Hammond, Taber, Francis, Dell, Corling, Connolly, Colley, Callen, Hurst, Yardley, Hibbert, Duncan, Dymock, Freeman, Guest, Moss, Misson, Mayne, Stevens, Woodcock, Malone, Lawson, Whatmore, K. Hughes, Wood, Inverarity, McKenzie etc. Odd duplication. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 72:
Lot 72
South Africa tour to England 1947. Small, apparently homemade autograph album comprising nice signatures in ink of fifteen members of the South Africa touring party. Signatures are Melville, Nourse, Viljoen, Payn, Harris, Dyer, Tuckett, Rowan, Fullerton, Mitchell (all signed to one page), Dawson, Plimsoll, Mann, Smith and Lindsay. The album with plain brown wrapper with typed title to front wrapper. Sold with two printed souvenir autograph sheets from the same tour. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 73:
Lot 73
Martin Bladen Hawke, Lord Hawke. Yorkshire, Cambridge University & England 1881-1911. Signature on piece in ink of Hawke. Adhesive marks to piece not affecting the signature. Sold with a handwritten letter dated 20th September 1888[?] with black 'In Memoriam' border sent from Hawke's home at Wighill Park, Tadcaster, stating his unavailability to attend a meeting. Also a small selection of Yorkshire related ephemera. G
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 74:
Lot 74
John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England 1905-1934. Excellent ink signature of Hobbs to piece, and a mono real photograph postcard of Hobbs, half length wearing England cap and Blazer. Halksworth Wheeler of Folkestone. Small pin hole to centre of postcard otherwise in good condition. Sold with nos. 1-41 in the 'Golden Age Greats' series of modern postcards published by Bodyline Books 2005, and four others. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 75:
Lot 75
Early cricket signatures. Four signatures in ink of early cricketers. Signatures are Stephen Lushington (Surrey, three matches 1799) on piece laid down to small page. Walter Montagu Douglas Scott 1806-1884. 5th Duke of Buccleuch. Ink signature of Buccleuch who was an M.C.C. cricketer. Free front envelope signed by 'Doncaster', date stamped 20th August 1839. Arthur Wills Blundell, Sandys Trumbull Windsor Hill, Earl of Hillsborough on page fragment laid to lightly larger page. G
Estimate: £60/90
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.

The Earl of Hillsborough was born in Ireland in 1812 and educated in Eton and Oxford. He became an MP and represented Down from 1836-1845 He died in 1868
Lot 76:
Lot 76
Robert Brudenell, 6th Earl of Cardigan. Original signed free-front envelope to a fishmongers in Hungerford Market, London dated and sent from Wansford, Cambridgeshire on October eighteen 1835'. Nicely signed 'Cardigan' in black ink. An early signature of Cardigan, who was a keen cricketer and played in major matches in M.C.C. matches 1790-1793 and twice for England (?). Also Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville. Original signed free-front envelope to a Mr Henry Compton, date stamped 29th November 1832'. Nicely signed by Greville in black ink. An early signature of Greville, who played for M.C.C. in 1824-1826. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £40/60
Cardigan was born in London in 1760, he sat as MP for Marlborough both for the Parliaments of Great Britain and the United Kingdom and was Equerry to Queen Charlotte (1791-1810) He died in 1837.

Charles Greville was an English Diarist born in 1794 who played first class cricket from 1819-1827 playing for M.C.C. and appearing for the Gentlemen (v Players) and educated in Eton and Oxford. He is remembered for posthumously published diaries regarding the Royal Family, which caused an uproar in the 1870's. He died in 1865
Lot 77:
Lot 77
Test and county signatures 1990s. A selection of twenty four signatures on white cards, some with printed team name. Signatures include Moxon, Mallender, Croft, Maynard, Watkin, Salisbury, Robinson, Munton, Olonga, Such, DeFreitas, Saqlain Mushtaq, Bicknell, Giles etc. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 78:
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Test match wicket keepers. Two A4 sheets containing a total of fifty signatures in ink. Signatures include Evans, McIntyre, Murray, Healy, Engineer, Moin Khan, Walcott, Dujon, Murray, Parore, Boucher, Endean, Cammie Smith etc. Players signatures named to back of card. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 79:
Lot 79
Signed cricket pictures. Selection of four framed signed printed images of Test players, Alec Stewart, David Boon, Mike Atherton and Steve Waugh. Various sizes. Sold with a framed miniature bat signed by Alec Stewart. G
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 80:
Lot 80
'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. Some loss of colour print to front cover, some light foxing and wear, three white stickers attached to back cover, covering handwritten annotation to verso otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 81:
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England tour of Australia 1978/79. Official menu for the Dinner in honour of the England touring team held on 25th January 1979 at the Kooyonga Golf Club, Lockleys, South Australia. Signed to inside pages by England and Australian test players plus guests. Twenty one signatures in ink include Don Bradman, Alan Davidson, Carlson, Yallop, Yardley, Darling, Border, Botham, Barrington, Brearley, Willis, Lever, Boycott, Old, Gower etc. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 82:
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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 the manager W.H. Jeanes. Signatures are Bradman, McCabe, Badcock, Barnes, Barnett, Brown, Fingleton, Fleetwood-Smith, Waite, Hassett, McCormick, O'Reilly, Walker, White, Ward and Chipperfield. Some wear and age toning to original wrappers, slight soiling internally to odd page otherwise in good condition. Signatures good
Estimate: £250/350
Lot 83:
Lot 83
England tour of Australia 1978/79. Two official tour match programmes for Queensland Country, signed by eleven of the Queensland team and Mike Brearley and v Queensland, fully signed by the Queensland team. Signatures include Carlsen, Maclean, Cosier, Ogilvie, Hohns, Dymock, Buchanan, Broad etc. Sold with five other programmes from the 1960/90's four of them signed by one or more players. Signatures include Ian Chappell, Ian Botham, Bill Lawry, Lillee, etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 84:
Lot 84
'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: £40/60
Lot 85:
Lot 85
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: £120/160
Lot 86:
Lot 86
South Africa Tour to England 1951. Official Union-Castle Line 'R.M.S. Arundel Castle' menu for dinner in the 'First Saloon' on which the touring party travelled to England. Signed by all fifteen members of the party. Signatures are Nourse (Captain), E. Rowan, Melle, Endean, McGlew, McLean, Waite, Chubb, Fullerton, Mann, Cheetham, Mansell, A. Rowan, McCarthy, van Rynefeld and Pegler (Manager). Some creasing and age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 87:
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'M.C.C. Tour of Australia & New Zealand 1950/51'. Official player itinerary for the tour giving list of the party, itinerary, engagements etc. This was one of Arthur McIntyre's personal copy. Sold with an official M.C.C. Christmas card from the tour, sent and signed 'A happy Christmas to all at home, Sonny (McIntyre's family nickname). Previously sold by Knights in 2013. G
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 88:
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'Water Martins Egypt 1934'. H.M. Martineau's tour to Egypt. Official menu for the post-tour dinner held at the May Fair Hotel, London, 10th July 1934. The folding menu with club colours of blue and pink to front, is signed in pencil to the centre by ten attendees including tour members Hubert Martineau, Bill Harbord, Derek Mendle, Ted Cawston, John Guise, Freddie Brown etc. Owner's initials to front and rear of Freddie Brown. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hubert Martineau was a member of Free Foresters C.C. and, based at his home ground at Holyport in Berkshire, founded of his own team, WaterMartins C.C., which he led on tours to Egypt between 1929 and 1939
Lot 89:
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Arthur John William McIntyre. Surrey & England 1938-1963. Centenary Test, Australia v England 1877-1977. Official presentation pack issued to McIntyre for the Centenary Test, Melbourne, 12th-17th March 1977. Contents include an official Melbourne C.C. tie, official menu for the Dinner given by Melbourne C.C., 16th March 1977, itinerary of events, hotel accommodation list, Centenary Test commemorative cover, newsletter, tourist information of Melbourne, magazines postcards, Qantas Airline boarding pass etc, all contained within an official blue plastic holdall with McIntyre's name to front. Contents in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Arthur John William McIntyre. Surrey & England 1938-1963. Wicket-keeper McIntyre played 377 matches for Surrey and took 639 catches and 156 stumpings in his career with a batting average of 22.83. He played on three occasions for England and toured with the M.C.C. to Australia and New Zealand on the tour of 1950/51
Lot 90:
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'Re-union Dinner for Members of the 1953 Ashes Winning Team'. Official menu for the dinner given by the Sheffield Cricket Lovers' Society, Sheffield 18th October 1980. Signed to the rear autograph page by twelve England players who played in the series. Signatures are May, Edrich, Simpson, Kenyon, Statham, Tattersall, Evans, Trueman, Bedser, Wardle, Graveney and Compton, also to the centre 'Toasts' page by Brian Johnston. Good condition. Sold with an official menu for 'The Lord's Taverners Christmas Lunch', Cafe Royal, 4th December 1978. Nine signatures to centre pages include Raman Subba Row, Bill Edrich, Jack Young etc. Horizontal crease, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 91:
Lot 91
Arthur John William McIntyre. Surrey & England 1938-1963. Original pen and ink artwork of McIntyre in wicket keeping pose, wearing England sweater by artist P. Cooper, signed and dated 13th September 1961. Laid down to card. Some wear to edges. Sold with various other items including two Mitre advertising leaflets featuring 'A.J.McIntyre wicket keeping gauntlets' (one poor), an MRM (McIntyre, Radley & McQuirke) 1979 Testimonial brochure, one copy signed by some Surrey players, wives etc. Signatures include Radley, McQuirke, M. Stewart, A. Stewart etc. (some signatures faded). Also a letter from Brian Downing, Chairman of Surrey C.C.C., to 'Mac' proposing him for Honorary Life Vice President of the club, and an official menu for the dinner in honour of John McQuirk on his retirement, signed by McQuirk and his wife. G
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 92:
Lot 92
Don Bradman. Australia tour to England 1934. Official card invitation issued to members of the Australian touring party by Lt. Colonel C.A.G.O. Murray and the Officers of the 1st Battalion, The King's Own Scottish Borderers, for a function held on 11th September 1934. Signed to the verso in pencil by six members of the Australian touring party. Signatures are Bradman, Chipperfield, McCabe, O'Reilly, Fleetwood-Smith and Wall. Also signed by Ian Peebles who played for North of Scotland in the two matches at Ferres, 14th and 15th September 1934. Heavy vertical crease and wear
Estimate: £50/70
The final fixture of the 1934 tour against North of Scotland was scheduled for two days but completed in one. North of Scotland were bowled out for only 48 in their first innings, not one batsman making double figures. They fared little better in the second innings being bowled out for 98, Australia winning by an innings and twenty runs. A fill-up match was arranged for the second day
Lot 93:
Lot 93
Don Bradman 1930. Original advertising flyer for the cricket bat manufacturer 'Sykes' of Horbury and London beautifully signed in black ink by Bradman with printed date of May 1930. The leaflet depicts a mono image of Bradman signing one of '1879 bats' as part of an order for a sports outlet in Sydney. 4"x6.5" laid down to larger contemporary album page. Light horizontal folds, other-wise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
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Australia tour to England 1930. Official 'Australian Board of Control for International Cricket' folding card itinerary for the 1930 tour. Fully signed to the rear autograph page in ink by all seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures are Woodfull (Captain), Richardson, Grimmett, Ponsford, Kippax, Oldfield, Bradman, Jackson, Wall, Walker, a'Beckett, Fairfax, Hornibrook, Hurwood, Kelly (Manager) and Howard (Treasurer). Heavy creasing and wear with some loss and old tape repair. Two small file holes to left edge. Sold with a brochure for the 'Australian XI English Tour 1930' issued by Orient Line. Rusting to staples, otherwise in very good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £100/150
Lot 95:
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Yorkshire C.C.C. 1931. Large original printed single card menu for the 'Savage Club Dinner' for 'Guests- The Yorkshire Cricketers' held on the 20th June 1931 at the Savage Club, London with 'Fred Gorle in the Chair'. The menu with caricature of 'savages' playing cricket with a club and coconut, and titles to front, menu to back. The menu is nicely signed in ink by fourteen attendees including the Yorkshire players, Holmes, Sutcliffe, Ringrose, Robinson, Wood, Barber, Rhodes, Bowes, Verity, Mitchell, Leyland and Oldroyd, also Fred Gorle and one other. Includes two pencil caricatures of cricketers by the Punch cartoonists, G.L. Stampa and Stan Wood. Appears to have been signed in pencil to the printed menu side by Nigel Haig, Captain of the Middlesex team. 12.5"x8.5". Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Yorkshire were playing Middlesex at Lord's 20th-22nd June 1931 and were County Champions that year. George Loraine Stampa was a major contributor to 'Punch' from 1894 to the 1940s and was a also a designer of posters for London Transport
Lot 96:
Lot 96
Don Bradman. A small selection of ephemera relating to Bradman, some items signed. Includes two copy photographs, one of Bradman walking out to bat with Ben Barnett, mounted, framed and glazed overall 10"x12", the other of Bradman in batting action, both signed by Bradman (some fading to signatures). A 'Knights of Cricket' postcard boldly signed by Bradman in later years. Sold with two 20c Australian coins and a sheet of 'Australian Legends' stamps to commemorate Bradman's death in 2001. G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 97:
Lot 97
County cricket 1974-1975. A good selection of autographed ephemera in two white binders organised by County with a good number of signatures for players of each team, signed to unofficial autograph sheets and cuttings. All first-class counties of the period well represented. Sold with a further selection including a scrapbook of cuttings with signatures of Test players from the 1970s, plus over forty loose items, mainly cuttings of cricketers and footballers, including a colour photograph of Sachin Tendulkar, Classic Cricket trade card of Shane Warne, photocopy image of Bradman etc., all signed by the featured player. G
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 98:
Lot 98
Test and County autographs 1960s-1980s. Blue binder comprising press cutting photographs, autograph sheets, player photographs, the odd scorecard etc., many signed by the featured player(s). Includes two official programmes including 'A Charity Cricket Match, the TV Travellers v A team of Local Cricketers', Godstone Green, Surrey, 2nd October [1966?]. Signed to the front cover by Jim Laker. Also Copford Cricket Club v Old England, Copford, 10th July 1988, signed to the centre pen pictures by fourteen members of Old England including John Snow, Roy Booth, Basil D'Oliveira, Jim Parks, Alan Oakman, Derek Underwood etc. Also an album page signed by twelve members of the 1965 Sussex team, official Somerset autograph sheet 1981, unofficial sheets for Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Glamorgan, Hampshire, Essex, Gloucestershire etc. Over two hundred and eighty signatures in total. Some duplication. The majority of items laid with old tape. Fair/ good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 99:
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Australia tour of England 1934. Small rare 'Orient Line' menu for the S.S. Orford which brought both the Australian cricket and Davis Cup tennis teams to in England 1934. The four page folding card menu is very nicely signed in black ink by fifteen members of the Australian cricket touring party plus the Manager, H. Bushby and the Treasurer, W.C. Bull. Signatures include Woodfull, Ponsford, Bradman, McCabe, Brown, Darling, Kippax, Chipperfield, Grimmett, Oldfield, Barnett etc. Plus cricket reporters, Arthur Mailey and Ray Robinson. Also signed by the four members of the Davis Cup team including Quist, Crawford, Turnbull and McGrath and others. A total of thirty signatures, Oldfield having signed it twice, one signature in pencil. An excellent and rare item of Australian memorabilia. Good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Lot 100:
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M.C.C. tour to Australia and New Zealand 1954/55. Official M.C.C. Christmas card with title and M.C.C. colours to front cover, printed team photograph and greeting to centre. Signed 'Bob [Appleyard]'. Good condition. Sold with a similar Christmas card for the 1962/63 tour to Australia signed 'Freddie [Trueman]'. Crease to the front cover which has been trimmed, some adhesive wear to centre. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 101:
Lot 101
E.V. Lucas. Rare and unique manuscript handwritten by Lucas of an article titled 'The Dances' for the series 'A Wanderers Note Book', undated but probably 1930s. Written in his distinctive hand with line lengths decreasing down the page with alterations and corrections, the theme of the article relates to cricketers' use of divine intervention to improve their performances, 'I was wondering, as I watched a village game, if there is any cricketer, normally impious who has not, at one time or other, involved, to quicken the eye or invigorate his arm, heavenly aid'. Lucas refers to James Dance (writing as James Love) in his work, 'Cricket an Heroic Poem', the first publication based on a cricket match for which results exist, Kent v All England, played on 18th June 1744, in which he describes 'contestants [who] besought the interference of the Gods', quoting, 'Bryan, collected for the deadly stroke/ First cast to Heav'n a supplicating look/ Then pray'd: "Propitious Powers! Assist my Blow/ And grant the flying orb may shock the foe!"'. A typically enjoyable example of Lucas' writing. Some rusting to page corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £180/250
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 described 'the best written of all books on cricket'. He died in 1938, aged 70
Lot 102:
Lot 102
E.V. Lucas. Rare and unique manuscript handwritten by Lucas of an article titled 'A Pleasant Layman - Spoiled' for the series 'A Wanderers Note Book', c.1935. 24pp including odd typed extracts. Written in his distinctive hand with line lengths decreasing down the page, with alterations and corrections, Lucas opens with an amusing account of watching a village cricket match stating, 'I am again perplexed by the passion for that game which is played... they cannot bat, they cannot bowl, they leave their place in the field, they miss catches, they fumble returns; and yet, every Saturday, there they are, often in perfect flannels ready to fail again'. Despite these shortcomings, Lucas admires the passion for the game demonstrated by players of all ages and from all backgrounds, referring, as an example, to the 'collector, connoisseur & dilletante', the Rev. John Mitford of Suffolk, who was described by Charles Lamb as 'a pleasant layman- spoiled', and also to John Nyren, James Pycroft, Haygarth and early round arm bowling, Gaston etc. A fascinating read. Some rust marks, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £180/250
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'The Centurions- Scorers of 100 First-Class Centuries'. Headed book insert by Boundary Books containing the ink signatures of nine players who have achieved the feat. Signatures, nicely signed in ink, by Don Bradman, Glenn Turner, Colin Cowdrey, Tom Graveney, Dennis Amiss, Geoff Boycott, John Edrich, Zaheer Abbas and Graham Gooch. 8.75"x12". Sold with three copies of a similar 'Limitation Edition' page for Bill Frindall's 'A Tale of Two Captains' published by Boundary Books in 1992. Each signed by the author and Viv Richards, the signature of Richards smudged to one sheet. Qty 4. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 104:
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Australia Test cricketers. Small black file comprising a good selection of forty six signatures of Australian Test cricketers, signed individually to postcard size white cards, the odd cigarette card etc. Signatures include Bevan, Boon, Border, Burge, Craig, Gilchrist, Gillespie, Hawke, Hendry, Jones, Lawson, Lillee, Loxton, Pellew, Ponting, Simpson, Thomson, M. Waugh etc. The majority collected in the 1980s/1990s with date to verso. No duplicates. VG
Estimate: £60/90
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George Oswald Browning 'Gubby' Allen. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1921-1950. 'The Badminton' diary for 1962 containing his sporting and private appointments, committee meeting dates, contact telephone numbers etc. for the year in his hand. Allen's name, London address and telephone number written in ink to inside front cover. Contained in modern red slip case. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
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Lot 105a
George Oswald Browning 'Gubby' Allen. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1921-1950. 'The Badminton' diary for 1967 containing his sporting and private appointments, committee meeting dates, contact telephone numbers etc. for the year in his hand. Allen's name, London address and telephone number written in ink to inside front cover. Sold with 'Batting' by Herbert Sutcliffe and 'Bowling' by M.S. Nicholls, Blackie's Sport Series, London 1937, both titles with original dustwrappers with some loss. 'Everybody's Book of Games (Outdoor)', W.H. Howe, Saxon & Co., London 1890. Original decorative cloth boards detached. Also 'An Album of Cricketers', John Player & Sons 1938, full set of fifty cards in original album. Rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £40/60
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South Northumberland Cricket and Tennis Club. 1924. Official menu for the Sixtieth Anniversary dinner held at The Central Exchange Hotel, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 8th February 1924. The folding menu is signed in pencil to the rear cover by thirty three attendees including some Northumberland cricketers, including the Captain, C.F. Stanger-Leathes, with one further signature to front cover. Sold with a mono real photograph postcard of the 1913 Northumberland C.C.C. team, and an official mono photograph of the team, probably of the same period. Official stamp to verso of the photographer, . Sidney L. Gorer, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 8"x6". Previously sold by Trevor Vennett-Smith, November 2001. Some age toning to the menu, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
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Lot 107
M.C.C. dinner menus 1953-1982. Seven official menus for dinners held at Lord's, two of which are signed. Menus are 'Dinner to Pelham Warner to celebrate his 80th Birthday', Lord's, 24th November 1953 with printed guest list, official invitation and place name for S.M. Gow, 'Dinner to the New Zealand Cricket Team', 17th May 1965, 'Dinner to celebrate the 200th Test Match between England and Australia', 22nd June 1968, signed by Alan Connolly of Australia, 'Dinner to the Australian Touring Team', 3rd July 1975, signed by Edward Heath, 'Dinner to G.O. Allen', 20th October 1976, with invitation, 'England v India', 4th August 1979, 'Dinner to G.O. Allen to celebrate his 80th Birthday', 9th August 1982, also 'England v New Zealand, official guests' marquee menu, 28th August 1978. Qty 8. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 108
Cricket menus 1969-2005. A selection of twenty seven official menus for dinners, eleven signed by attendees. Signed menus include Andy Lloyd Benefit Year, Lord's 1990, signed by Lloyd and Jasper Carrott. Nottinghamshire C.C.C. Annual Dinner dance 1991, three copies, each multi-signed by Bruce French, Chris Broad, Emlyn Hughes, Kevin Connelly etc. Bruce French Benefit Year Boxing Dinner, eight signatures including French, Basher Hassan, Tim Robinson etc. Sporting Luncheon, Manchester 1994, signed by Fred Trueman, Richard Hadlee and Brian Statham, and 1997 signed by Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson and Chris Cowdrey. Inaugural Old Malvernian C.C. Dinner, Lord's 1998, eleven signatures. Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society Tribute to Don Wilson and Philip Sharpe, Barnsley 1999, eight signatures etc. Also includes a selection of Yorkshire related menus for the period etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
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'H.E. Carris's County Team v Wealdstone and District' 1933. Official folding scorecard for the match at Harrow School, 16th September 1933. Thirteen signatures to the inside front cover in pencil and ink, including notable players of Carris's team. Signatures include H.E. Carris, R. Beveridge, W.H. Wignall, L. Muncer, A. Fowler (Middlesex), F.R. Brown, M.J.C. Allom (Surrey), J. Lee, R.C. Robertson-Glasgow (Somerset) etc. No record of the match can be found. Heavy staining and foxing. Sold with an official programme for Private Banks' Cricket and Athletic Club athletics meeting at Catford Bridge, 17th June 1893, and official menu for the Barfry C.C. 1st Annual Dinner, Aldersgate, 10th October 192, signed in ink to the centre pages by thirty three attendees. Odd faults, overall in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
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Lot 110
Worcestershire C.C.C. 1950s-2000s. A selection of modern signed Worcestershire scorecards, official team sheets, photographs and white cards signed by former and current players. Approx. fifty signatures in total. Signatures include Hick, Curtis, Inchmore, Richardson, Graveney, Holder, Gifford, McEwan, Radford, Weston, Kabir Ali etc. Some duplication of signatures. G
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 111
Graeme Hick. Worcestershire & England. Five official scorecards, each signed by Hick, some additionally by others. Scorecards include Worcestershire v Sussex 1998 in which Hick scored a century in each innings, the second of which was his 100th first class century. Others include centuries v Essex 2006, v Northamptonshire 2006, v Derbyshire 2008 etc. Also five colour photographs featuring Hick, two signed, and three unsigned of Hick in his final first class match in 2008. G
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 112:
Lot 112
Richard Everard Webster, 1st Viscount Alverstone 1842-1915. Single page handwritten letter dated 15th November 1913. Alverstone is writing about Samuel Dakin (Nottinghamshire 1845, one match) '[who] was the Charterhouse professional for about 15 years. He coached the XI in my day and was a very good teacher. His favourite expression was "put the bat agin the ball". He was a good slow bowler'. Nicely signed 'Alverstone'. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Viscount Alverstone was a barrister, politician and judge who served as President of Surrey C.C.C. from 1895 until his death in 1915, and of the M.C.C. in 1903. Samuel Dakin played 45 first-class matches 1840-1855 for a number of clubs including M.C.C., Manchester C.C., North, Midland Counties, West etc
Lot 113:
Lot 113
Cricket letters 1970s-1990s. Twelve original modern handwritten or typed letters from cricketers covering subjects such as attending functions, book signings, comments on the modern game etc. Correspondents are Trevor Bailey, John Warr, John Carr, Peter May, John Lever, Peter Roebuck, Colin Metson, Murray Bennett, Dennis Amiss, Andy Hayhurst, Alec Stewart etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 114
Pelham Francis 'Plum' Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1929. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Warner to 'Dear Thompson', dated 1st June 1950. Writing from an address in London, Warner is 'delighted to propose Johnny for M.C.C.' and refers to (Sir) Lionel Smith-Gordon's invitation to lunch at the Rugby v Marlborough match (at Lord's), but is himself entertaining the two headmasters. He also refers to attending the Speech Day at Rugby School at which his portrait is to be unveiled. Signed 'P.F. Warner'. Light foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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Gerald Vyvyan Pearse. Natal & Oxford University 1910-1927. Single page handwritten letter dated 23rd June 1954 from Pearse to a young autograph collector. Pearse hopes that 'you will not let your enthusiasm for collecting autographs displace your interest in playing cricket' bemoaning the number of boys who 'hang around the exits... instead of watching and getting tips on how to improve their game. This is all wrong'. Nicely signed 'G.V. Pearse'. Sold with a two page handwritten letter with original envelope from H.W. Lee (Middlesex & England 1911-1934) dated 7th October 1958 replying to a request for his autograph from a schoolboy in New Zealand. Lee advises 'when asking for favours... send stamp address[ed] letter with your name otherwise they won't be answered... if no stamps, see what the cost would be'. He closes with a comment regarding the New Zealanders having a 'bad time in Tests & weather. They were a jolly lot & everyone like them for their sporting ways but they were not up to our standard in Tests'. Nicely signed 'H.W. Lee'. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
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Harry Philip Hugh Sharp. Middlesex 1946-1955. Single page handwritten letter from Sharp to 'Dear John [Arlott]'. In the undated letter, written on Middlesex C.C.C. headed paper, Sharp is turning down the 'tempting offer' of a post overseas, 'After some long discussion with my wife... I can't go ahead with anything... My wife and I have far too many ties here to think of settling down out there'. Signed 'Harry Sharp'. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Harry Sharp joined the Lord's ground staff in 1934 and remained as a player, coach and scorer for sixty years until his retirement in 1993. In later years he was an unofficial mentor to Mike Gatting
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Lot 117
Don Bradman. Single page typed letter from Bradman, written on Daily Mail Editorial Department official letterhead and dated 19th June 1953. Bradman is replying to an invitation to play in a match at Eton Manor [Leyton] which he is unable to attend as 'it is rather staggering the number of requests I have had to play in cricket matches over here... but it would be impossible for me to even play in one tenth of them'. He closes with a reference to 'our previous meeting at Essex [in 1948] and only wish we could see some more scores at that speed. It would be good for the game'. Nicely signed in ink by Bradman. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
The match to which Bradman refers was against Essex at Southend on the 1948 tour. Australia made an astonishing record total of 721 on the first day with four batsmen scoring centuries, Brown (153), Bradman (187), Loxton (120) and Saggers (104no). Australia won by an innings and 451 runs
Lot 118:
Lot 118
William Gilbert Grace. Gloucestershire & England, 1870-1899. Single page handwritten letter from Grace on London County C.C. official letterhead dated 20th April 1900. Writing to a J. Bentin[?], Grace is asking for the balance of 10/6 for subscriptions to be forwarded. Nicely signed 'W.G. Grace'. Light folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
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Lot 119
John Arlott. Single page typed letter from Arlott, dated 9th January 1958, to the book dealer and friend, E.K. 'Ted' Brown. Writing from an address in Charing Cross Road, London, Arlott is looking forward to receiving books in due course, presumably for review. Nicely signed in ink, 'John Arlott'. Light vertical and horizontal folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
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Lot 120
F.S. Ashley-Cooper. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Ashley-Cooper dated 29th April 1898. Writing to the writer and publisher, E.B.V. Christian, Ashley-Cooper apologises for not sending an article he has written due to the visit of a friend, possibly for Christian's forthcoming, 'The Light Side of Cricket' (published in 1898) and states, 'I am afraid my article is not a humorous one, but I have done my best to make it interesting' and hopes it isn't too long. He closes with a reference to the recently published book, 'Cricket', by R.H. Lyttleton, saying 'I believe the articles originally appeared in a west country weekly paper'. Nicely signed by Ashley-Cooper. VG
Estimate: £70/100
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Lot 121
F.S. Ashley-Cooper. Single page handwritten letter dated 27th May 1927 to 'Mr [J.C.] Davis'. Writing from his home in Milford, Surrey, Ashley-Cooper refers to an article written in the 'Sydney Referee' about a '"Unique Scoring Book" which gives "the records of the cricket 1920-1925"'. If this is a publication Ashley-Cooper asks for his details to be forwarded to the publisher with a view to obtaining a copy. He then points out that 'those who suggest that a South African or a West Indian team should tour Australia a few months hence seem to have forgotten that we are sending a side to S.A. then & that next year a W.I. team will be in this country. I trust the contemplated visit of S. Aust.[?] to N.Z. will take place'. Nicely signed by Ashley-Cooper. Light folds, minor wear and small pin holes, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
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Lot 122
Lord John Francis Granville Scrope Egerton Brackley, 4th Earl of Ellesmere. M.C.C. 1898-1905. Plain postcard from Brackley sent from his home in Kelso in Scotland. The postcard is undated but appears to be postmarked 27th[?] May 1912. Addressed to R.H. Fox in London, Brackley is writing to say is unavailable to play on 30th-31st May, possibly for I Zingari C.C. G
Estimate: £50/80
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Nicholas Wanostrocht. 'Felix'. Original large legal indenture relating to the conveyance between Wanostrocht of Camberwell, Surrey, of a lease of his school property to John Vere, a London banker 'for a consideration of 5 shillings'. The manuscript, written on vellum, measures 26"x19" and features the red wax seal and excellent, rare, signature of Wanostrocht. Preserved in a modern blue box. VG
Estimate: £250/350
Nicholas Wanostrocht, 1804-1876 was also known as Felix and was one of the leading cricketers of his time. He played for both Kent and Surrey and wrote the classic cricket book 'Felix on the Bat'. He was also a well known artist
Lot 124:
Lot 124
H.W. 'Plum' Warner, Kent enthusiast and collector. A comprehensive selection of correspondence addressed to Warner with good content relating to Kent and other cricket covering the period from the 1930s to the 1950s including wartime. Contents include two exercise books, one with wartime correspondence laid down to pages from Arthur Langford, relating to The Cricketer magazine, of which Langford was assistant editor to Pelham Warner at the time, and a further selection of loose letters from Langford, mainly 1950s, also detailed handwritten match results for seasons 1942-1948, the other with statistics, averages for the St. Lawrence C.C. in 1942, a handwritten listing of Kent cricketers and their military ranks etc. Also thirteen letters from different correspondents relating to orders of publications including 'Cricket', 'The Cricketer', Wisden Almanacks etc. and references to the St. Lawrence ground at Canterbury, the aborted celebration of the Kent Centenary in 1941 etc. Letters from friends from Kent, 'I haven't seen you in the town since the Blitz', 'local cricket people are still able to defy Hitler's worst', references to an error in Todd's figures in Home Gordon's book from an Eric Walmsley, a selection of detailed letters from Gordon Heyer (Worcestershire second XI) in which he remembers matches played in the 1930s with notable players including C.F. Walters, C.H. Bull etc. and conversations with the Nawab of Pataudi etc. Also correspondence from Hervey Alan, operatic bass singer, regarding arrangements for a fundraising concert in aid of Warner's local church etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
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Lot 125
Samuel Canynge Capel. Cricket author and journalist. A selection of signed handwritten and typed letters and cards addressed to Canynge Capel, the majority replying to copies of books received, and laid down to pages from Capel's personal albums. Correspondents include H.A. Brown, Secretary, Nottinghamshire C.C.C., dated 8th May 1934. Robert A. Horan, 'The Captain Public Schoolboys' Monthly Magazine', 15th June 1934. Bruce Harris, 'Evening Standard', 26th May 1934. Bill Ferguson, baggage master on numerous tours, dated 23rd March 1935. Reg Sinfield at Clifton College, Bristol, dated 11th June 1947. A.W.T. Langford of 'The Cricketer', undated etc. Also includes three original mono photographs, one of the Royal Navy team (v The Army), Lord's 1945, Sir A.P. Herbert M.P. playing for Lords and Commons, and Roger Wethered (I Zingari). G
Estimate: £40/60
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New Zealand tour of England 1949. Two typewritten letters from the Duke of Norfolk and the Duke of Beaufort to J.H. Phillips, Manager of the New Zealand Cricket Council regarding the touring matches held at Arundel Castle and Badminton. The Arundel letter is post match and the Badminton letter pre match '...I have heard that Wally Hammond has had to undergo an operation on his foot and is therefore unable to play. It is a great disappointment to everyone'. Both typed on Arundel Castle and Badminton letter heads and nicely signed in ink by Beaufort and Norfolk. Minor foxing to the Badminton letter otherwise in good condition. Sold with two further handwritten letters from Walter Hadlee and Martin Donnelly. Both letters written in 1985 regarding requests for autographs. Qty 4
Estimate: £30/40
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Herbert Menzies Marshall (1841-1913). Two page handwritten letter sent to a Miss Webster, dated 'Aug 28' regarding giving help to an exhibition in the future. Nicely signed by Marshall who was a well-known artist. Sold with a single page handwritten letter from Sir Courtney Edmund Boyle (Oxford University 1865-1867). The letter on '11, Granville Place' letterhead to a Mr Capper, dated 20th April 1901, talks of a meeting of the M.C.C. in May. Nicely signed in ink by Boyle. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £30/50
Herbert Marshall was a right-handed batsman who played from 1861-1864, mostly for Cambridge University, he made 15 appearances in first-class matches. He played for the Gentlemen in the Gentlemen v Players series in 1861 and 1862. His highest score was 76 not out, out of a team total of 151, for Cambridge University in the annual match against Oxford University in 1861. According to his Wisden obituary, he "was generally considered the best long stop of his day", his fielding to the "tremendously fast bowling" of his Cambridge team-mate Robert Lang being exceptional.

C.E. Boyle played twenty four first class cricket matches between 1864 and 1867. In 1866 and 1867 he was champion tennis player at Oxford and defeated in both years the Cambridge Champion
Lot 128:
Lot 128
George Gordon, 9th Marquis of Huntly & Earl of Aboyne. Original two page handwritten letter from Aboyne addressed to Viscount Sidmouth and dated 29th July 1820. Aboyne appears to be seeking 'His Majesty's' permission to ride through the Horse Guards, possibly in relation to the coronation of George IV which took place the following year in 1821. Nicely signed 'Aboyne' in black ink. An early signature of Aboyne, styled Lord Strathavon until 1795 and known as The Earl of Aboyne from 1795-1836, who was a Scottish peer. Small nick to one edge, light adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Gordon was born in 1761 and was a keen cricketer who made four known first class appearances from 1785-1792. He was a member of the White Conduit Club and an early member of M.C.C. but was mainly associated with Surrey. He died in 1853
Lot 129:
Lot 129
Peter Howard Parfitt. Norfolk, Middlesex and England. One page handwritten letter from Parfitt to a Mr Barling regretting not being able to make a Dinner as he is out of the country. The letter dated 3rd January 1968 and signed by Parfitt. G
Estimate: £20/30
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Lot 130
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: £30/50
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Lot 131
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: £70/100
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
Lot 132:
Lot 132
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: £40/60
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Lot 133
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: £30/40
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Lot 134
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: £50/80
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
Lot 135:
Lot 135
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: £20/30
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Lot 136
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: £25/35
Royman Browne produced many cartoons and illustrations for Playfair Cricket Monthly in the 1950/60's
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Lot 137
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: £50/80
Coldham published his biography of Jackson in 1989
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Lot 138
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: £40/60
Kendon worked for Cambridge University Press from 1935 to 1954
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Lot 139
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: £20/30
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
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Lot 140
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: £500/700
Lot 141:
Lot 141
Leonard 'Len' Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Two page handwritten letter from Hutton to Jack Sokell of the Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society, dated 7th January 1957. Hutton is replying to an invitation to 'skipper the team on May 22nd' stating that, although keen to play, he is uncertain of his plans. Signed 'Leonard'. Horizontal folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
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Lot 142
Alec Victor Bedser. Surrey & England 1939-1960. One page handwritten letter from Bedser on 'Grand Hotel, Cardiff' headed paper. Bedser recounts his Test bowling record and on Surrey's attempt to win the County Championship for a fifth consecutive time. 'In reply I have taken 236 wickets in Tests including 104 against Australia... The fifth win in the Championship is going to be hard, very hard indeed'. The letter undated but c.1956. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 143:
Lot 143
Paul Methuen. M.C.C. 1816. Signed free-front envelope to J. Gooch of Saxlingham, Norwich, dated and sent from 'London, May 23rd 1815'. Signed 'P. Methuen' in black ink. Rare early signature of Methuen who played one first class match for M.C.C. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Paul Methuen was born in Marylebone in 1779 and was a member of Parliament for Wiltshire, he became Lord Methuen in 1838. He died in Westminster 1849
Lot 144:
Lot 144
David Paul Hughes. Lancashire & Tasmania 1967-1991. A good selection of correspondence and articles written by various contributors, the majority typewritten, for Hughes' benefit brochure in 1981 and some for his testimonial in 1992. Correspondents/ authors include cricketers Fred Trueman, Ian Botham, Clive Lloyd, Alan Ormrod, John Arlott, Richie Benaud, Peter West, Brian Johnstone, Dickie Bird, Martin Buchan (Manchester United), Colin Welland (actor and screenwriter), David English (journalist), Andy Peebles (radio broadcaster), Howard Kendall (Manager, Blackburn Rovers and Everton), Brian Bearshaw (journalist), Kenneth Wolstenholme (commentator), Michael Parkinson (broadcaster), Sebastian Coe (athlete), Fran Cotton (England rugby international), Laurie Brown (physio), David English (Bunburies C.C.), Gordon Ross, Jack Bond, Matthew Engel, Pat Gibson, Robert Atkins M.P. etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 145:
Lot 145
Cricket correspondence 1920s-1980s. A large and varied selection of over one hundred original handwritten and typed letters to and from various correspondents. Subjects include favourite match, speaking engagements, requests for photographs etc. Correspondents include Martha Woolley (wife of Frank Woolley), Jim Swanton, D.M. Hayward (brother of Tom Hayward, dated 1927), Bill Frindall, David Frith, Arthur Langford (Wisden), Ronald Mason, Brian Johnston, Jack Bannister, various press journalists and broadcasters including Michael Melford (Sunday Telegraph), Don Mosey, Patrick Murphy (B.B.C.), Gordon Ross, Eddie Waring, Peter West, and secretaries of various County clubs etc. Recipients include the collector, Jim Coldham from Derek Cole (Minor Counties 1959-1967 & Devon), Jack Sokell (Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society), Anthony Woodhouse, Robin Legge etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
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Cricket and sporting autographs 1951-1956. Autograph album comprising over one hundred autographs collected by the owner, a young girl in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), including pages comprising signatures of touring teams and individuals. Cricket teams include Combined India and Pakistan tour to Ceylon 1951 (six autographs) including Banerjee, Hazare, K. Mohammad, Gopinath etc. Commonwealth team 1951 (14) including Duckworth, Ikin, Worrell, Shackleton, Ridgway, Grieves etc. Others include Asian Championships 1952 (18), Scottish, Irish, English and Dutch ladies' hockey teams 1956 etc. Also individual signature of Learie Constantine on printed photograph laid down, 'Frankie' Worrell, and signatures of other sportsmen and women including Johnny Leach (table tennis), Max Faulkner (golf), Gussie Moran (tennis) etc. Some wear to covers, odd page detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 147:
Lot 147
West Indies 1995. Brown leather covered autograph album signed to individual pages by twenty three West Indies cricketers, the majority members of the 1995 touring party to England. Signatures include Richardson (Captain), Chanderpaul, Adams, Williams, Dhanraj, J.R. Murray, Lara, Benjamin, Bishop, Ambrose, Gibson, Walsh, Cooper, Wes Hall (Manager) etc. Others are Holding, Roberts, Marshall, D. Murray and Croft. Minor wear to the album, the pages and signatures in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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County autographs late 1940s/ early 1950s. Small brown leather autograph album comprising approx. one hundred and twenty signatures in ink and pencil of County and university cricketers. Includes Derbyshire (13 signatures), Gloucestershire (10), Hampshire (12), Leicestershire (10), Northamptonshire (11), Sussex (24), Somerset (12), Yorkshire (2), Cambridge University (14), Oxford University (6), also John Arlott, Jim Swanton etc. Odd duplication of signatures. Wear to album covers with some loss to spine, odd pages loose or detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
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Test and County autographs 1913-1914. An early autograph album comprising approx. thirty signatures of cricketers of the period in pencil. Signatures include A. Drake, James Seymour, Jack Hobbs, Plum Warner, A. Fielder, J.T. Hearne, F. Woolley, J. Douglas, A. Freeman, A. Ducat, P. Fender etc. Includes the signature on a page dated 24th August 1914 of Colin Blythe who was killed in action in 1917. Some wear to the album, the odd page detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
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County and Indian autographs 1932. Autograph album dated 1932 comprising signatures collected at Edgbaston in 1932. The signatures in pencil and ink of members of twelve county teams and a page nicely signed in ink by twelve members of the Indian touring party. Indian signatures include Nayudu, Nissar, Kapadia, Ghulam Mahmood, Jahangir Khan, Amar Singh, Naoomal Jeoomal, Marshall etc. Counties signatures, the majority in pencil, are Derbyshire (11 signatures), Glamorgan (12), Surrey (12), Essex (12), Sussex (12), Leicestershire (11), Somerset (11), Middlesex (11), Worcestershire (12), Northamptonshire (9), Lancashire (12), Warwickshire (12 all nicely signed in ink), also a further Worcestershire page (10 signatures) on additional page laid down and slipped in. Notable names include Jack Hobbs, Herbert Sutcliffe, Duleepsinhji, R.E.S. Wyatt etc. Some wear and old tape repair to the album spine, the pages in good condition
Estimate: £300/400
The Indians' 1932 tour of England was their first in which they played a Test match
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Cricket and classic music autographs circa early 1970s. Autograph album comprising signatures of five cricketers, Neil Hawke, Australia, also Derryck Murray, Cammie Smith, John Holt, Frank Worrell, West Indies, on pieces/ cuttings. Others include Peter West, commentator, and a selection of classical musicians including four members of the Amici String Quartet, and the percussionist, James Blades. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
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Cricket autographs 1950s-1960s. Brown autograph album comprising an excellent selection of approx. one hundred autographs of Test, County and international cricketers for the period. Notable signatures include Duke of Norfolk, Keith Miller, Pat Crawford, Neil Harvey, Graham McKenzie, Peter Burge (Australia), Basil Butcher, Lance Gibbs, Denis Atkinson, Roy Marshall, Conrad Hunte, Charlie Griffith (West Indies), Surendranath, M.L. Jaisimha, Ghulam Ahmed, Polly Umrigar, Pankaj Roy, C.D. Gopinath, Vijay Hazare, C.K. Nayudu (India), Bill Bowes, Derek Shackleton, Raman Subba Row, Alan Brown, Alan Oakman, Denis Compton, Brian Close, Fred Trueman, Fred Titmus, Godfrey Evans, Len Hutton, Ken Barrington, F.R. Brown, Peter May, Doug Wright, Colin Cowdrey(England), Jackie McGlew (South Africa), Hanif Mohammad, Javed Burki (Pakistan) etc. Some wear to the album, odd page detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £300/400
Lot 153:
Lot 153
Two autograph albums comprising a total of approx. ninety signatures of cricketers, footballers, commentators, television presenters, entertainers etc., the majority collected in the 1980s-1990s. Cricketers' signatures include Ritchie Benaud, Brian Lara, Bishen Bedi, Graeme Hick, Tom Graveney, Wayne Daniel, Mike Gatting, Mark Ramprakash, Geoff Boycott, Bob Willis, Garry Sobers, Ali Bacher, Clive Lloyd, Farokh Engineer, Tony Lewis, Gordon Greenidge, Neil Harvey, Nawab of Pataudi, Trevor Bailey etc. Footballers include Nayim, Erik Thorstvedt, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Gascoigne, Gudni Bergsson, Brian Statham (Tottenham Hotspur), Gordon Banks, Bobby Charlton, etc., Rory and Tony Underwood (rugby union), Michael Parkinson, Harry Worth, Tony Blackburn, Des Lynam, John Motson, Alan Hansen, Russell Grant, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Henry Blofeld, Jim Swanton etc. Odd duplication of signatures. Sold with a further seven individual signatures on pieces, small card etc including Don Bradman, Shane Warne, Mike Gatting, Bob Cowper, Derek Underwood etc., a colour photo of Steve Waugh, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara go-karting, signed by Waugh, and an autobiography, 'Someone Who Was', Brian Johnston, signed by Johnston. G
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 154:
Lot 154
Cricket ephemera. A selection of ephemera including two signed modern autobiographies, 'Ashes to Ashes. The rise, fall and rise of English Cricket', Keith Fletcher 2005, and 'KP The Autobiography', Kevin Pietersen 2014. Sold with a signed menu for the Dartford C.C. dinner and dance 1975 signed by Mike Denness, Jim Laker and Alan Dixon. Also a selection of cricket audio cassettes, DVDs, and a miniature cricket bat with eleven signatures including Ian Botham, Glenn Turner, David Gower, Graham Gooch etc. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £20/30
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Test and County autographs 1920s-1950s. Four album pages comprising ten signatures in pencil of cricketers from the early 1920s. Signatures are P. Holmes, G.H. Hirst (Yorkshire), E.H. Hendren, G.O.B. Allen (Middlesex), W.E. Astill (Leicestershire), C.W.L. Parker (Gloucestershire), A.S. Kennedy (Hampshire), J.M. Blanckenberg and M.J. Susskind (South Africa) etc. Sold with three further album pages of Nottinghamshire 1950 (eleven signatures in ink), Surrey 1954 (11) and Wiltshire 1954 (10) both signed in pencil. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 156:
Lot 156
Geoffrey Boycott. '100 Hundreds'. Three items relating to Boycott achieving one hundred first class centuries. A large handkerchief depicting the scorecard, England v Australia, Headingley 1977, when Boycott achieved the feat, 17.5" square, a tie with 'G.B. 100 Centuries' motif and England and Yorkshire emblems, and an official programme for an event held in Leeds in 2007 to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the achievement, signed to the front cover by Boycott. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
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Test and County cricket mid-1800s-1960s. Five binders comprising a comprehensive collection of cuttings, engravings and prints from magazines, supplements etc. of players and teams, with a significant number of autographs from 1950s onwards and some earlier, on pieces, cards, cuttings, album pages, sheets etc. Individual signatures include A. Sandham, D. Bradman, R.T. Simpson, D. Compton, G. Headley, T.N. Pearce, F.G. Mann, N. Yardley, L. Hutton, C. Washbrook, R.W.V. Robins, W. Edrich, D. Brookes, L. Compton, E. Lester, G. Evans, A. & E. Bedser, R. Spooner, L. Fishlock, A. Revill, A. Lock, D. Insole, F. Brown, R. Christiani, D. Nourse, H.E. Dollery, K. Miller, J. Laker, W. Johnston, D. Tallon, D. Sheppard, T. Graveney, R. Benaud, N. Harvey, P. May, F. Tyson, F. Trueman, D. Padgett, E. Dexter etc. Includes a good selection of County team signatures on album pages and sheets, also Test tours of Australia to England from the 1950s and 1960s. Over five hundred signatures in total with some duplication. G
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 158:
Lot 158
'Bodyline'. M.C.C. tour to Australia 1932/33. An interesting selection of facsimiles of correspondence, articles, minutes of meetings etc. relating to the Bodyline series and its aftermath. Contents include copies of correspondence including a letter dated 17th June 1933 drafted to The Times from The Advertiser of Adelaide, sent to the Governor of South Australia, discussing the implications of the leg theory tactics, crowd barracking, and the potential impact on future diplomatic and trade relations between England and Australia; minutes of two Special Committee Meetings at Lord's, 23rd January and 2nd February 1933 at which the wording was agreed of cables from M.C.C. replying to the Australian Board of Control's complaints; a letter to Plum Warner dated 5th February 1934, who had been Manager on the infamous tour, and was chairman of the England selectors for the 1934 Australia tour to England, in which the issue of selecting Jardine as captain again would be considered controversial etc. A good selection of research material. Original source unknown. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Lot 159:
Lot 159
Middlesex c.1911. Album page nicely signed in ink by eleven members of the Middlesex team. Signatures include Warner, Mann, Baker, Kidd, Douglas, Hendren, J.W. Hearne, J.T. Hearne, Mignon, Tarrant and Murrell. Some rarer signatures. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
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Lot 160
Middlesex 1912. Large decorative album page nicely signed in black ink by eleven members of the Middlesex team for the match v Warwickshire at Edgbaston, 25th-27th July 1912. Signatures are Mann (Captain), Weston (19 matches), Haig, Baker, J.T. Hearne, J.W. Hearne, Lee, Tarrant, Murrell, Mignon and Hendren. Slight smudging to the signature of Lee, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Lot 161:
Lot 161
Middlesex C.C.C. 1913. Album page very nicely signed in ink by eleven members of the team including Haig, G.G. Napier (21 matches), M.H.C. Doll (24 matches), W. Benton (2 matches), Tarrant, T. Cuming (only one match), P. Clarke (11 matches), J.W. Hearne, J.T. Hearne, Hendren and Murrell. Some rarer signatures. G
Estimate: £80/120
Lot 162:
Lot 162
'M.C.C. v Leicestershire at Hinckley July 20-21 1914'. Unevenly trimmed page nicely signed in black ink by eleven Leicestershire players. Signatures include C.E. de Trafford, A. Morton, G. Challenor, F. Burdett, W. Mead, H.W. Lee, G. Gibson, P.A. Meldon, W.E. Pratt etc. G
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 163:
Lot 163
Gentlemen v Players. Lord's 1923. Stiffened album page nicely signed in ink by all eleven members of the Gentlemen team. Signatures are Mann (Captain), Stevens, Fender, Chapman, Carr, Bryan, Lyon, Louden, White, Gilligan and Lowry. The match was drawn with Stevens (122) and Lyon (120) both scoring centuries in the Gentlemen's only innings. Also signed in bold black ink to the verso by the actress Ellen Terry and dated 'Manchester 1921'. G
Estimate: £70/100
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Lot 164
Gloucestershire C.C.C. 1928. Album page nicely signed in black ink by twelve Gloucestershire players. Signatures are Rowlands (Captain), Neale, Stephens, Bessant, Dipper, Smith, Sinfield, Mills, Parker, Hammond, C.J. Barnett and the rarer Alpass (seven matches). G
Estimate: £50/70

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