Cricket Photographs

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Lot 356
M.C.C. tour of Australia 1924/1925. 'Ship issue' printed photograph of the R.M.S. Ormonde, the ship which took the M.C.C. team to Australia in 1924. The photograph has handwritten title 'M.C.C. Cricket Team. Australian Tour 1924'. Signed in ink below title, above the ship, by all seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures include Captain A.E.R. Gilligan, Douglas, Hobbs, Bryan, Chapman, Whysall, Freeman, Sutcliffe, Tate, Tyldersley, Woolley, Howell, Sandham etc. M.C.C. tour of Australia 1924/1925. Signed to the lower border, below the ship, by three of the Ships Officers, the Commander, the Chief Officer and the Purser. Mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 14"x11". Minor wear otherwise in good condition with good clear ink signatures
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £250
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Lot 357
M.C.C. tour of Australia 1924/1925. Large and impressive mono aerial photograph of the Melbourne Cricket Ground a match in progress. The aerial view shows the entire ground, with a full house in attendance, so presumably the second or fourth Tests of the series played at Melbourne. The scoreboard cannot be read, but it appears that the batting side is on top. A slow bowler is bowling, with the keeper standing up and one slip. Deep mid wicket and long off are waiting for a catch... The foreground of the photograph shows grassy banks outside the ground and the roofs of the pavilions and scoreboard. This foreground is nicely signed in ink by all eighteen members of the touring party including the Manager F.C. Toone. Signatures are Gilligan, Bryan, Chapman, Douglas, Freeman, Hearne, Hendren, Hobbs, Sutcliffe, Howell, Kilner, Sandham, Strudwick, Tate, Tyldesley and Woolley. Two signatures have fading but are still legible. The photograph laid down to card measures 16"x13". Slight damage and surface wear otherwise in good condition. An excellent signed image
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £280
Hobbs and Sutcliffe were the batting stars but the rest of the team let them down and the Ashes were lost....
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Lot 358
M.C.C. tour of Australia 1924/1925. Large official mono photograph of the M.C.C. team who toured Australia in 1924/25, seated and standing in rows and wearing cricket attire and tour blazers with printed title to top border 'M.C.C. Australian Tour 1924-25'. The photograph laid down to photographer's mount and nicely signed in black ink to lower border by all eighteen members of the touring party featured including the Manager F.C. Toone. Signatures are Arthur Gilligan (Cpt), R.K. Tyldesley, M.W. Tate, W.W. Whysall, A.P.F. Chapman, J.W.H.T. Douglas, J.B. Hobbs, F.E. Woolley, H. Sutcliffe, A.P. Freeman, E.H. Hendren, R. Kilner, J.W. Hearne, H. Strudwick, J.L. Bryan, A. Sandham and H. Howell. The photograph measures 14.75"x11.75", mounted and framed, overall 22"x18.5". Very minor wear to left edge of photograph otherwise in good/very good condition with good signatures. A rare signed photograph from this tour
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £430
Australian won the series by four tests to one, despite some excellent opening partnerships from Hobbs and Sutcliffe. Sutcliffe topped the batting averages scoring 1250 runs at 69.44 with five centuries, two of them in Tests. Tate topped the bowling averages with 77 wickets at 19.01
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All seventy one photographs comprising this lot can be viewed in our gallery (opens in a new browser window).

Herbert Henry Fishwick. Sydney Mail. Early photographic pioneer and the leading Australian photographer of the era. Excellent historic and important archive of seventy one photographs taken by Fishwick during the five Test 1924/1925 Ashes series between Australia and England. Each photograph has the green handstamp for 'Photo by Herbert H. Fishwick "Sydney Mail' with personal handwritten annotation in Fishwick's distinctive hand writing to verso. The photographs contain some interesting observations.

There are sixteen photographs from the first Test match played at Sydney on the 19th to 27th December 1924. Photographs include the full M.C.C. touring party, the Australian team, Collins and Bardsley walking out to bat for Australia in their first innings, Herbie Collins reaching his century, Bill Ponsford completing his century, Collins being caught by Hendren off the bowling of Tate for 114, Hobbs and Sutcliffe walking out to bat to open the England first innings, Sutcliffe sweeping Mailey to the boundary, Sutcliffe, caught Richardson, bowled Mailey in the leg trap, Hobbs hitting Mailey to the leg side boundary, Hobbs finally out for 155, caught Kelleway, bowled Gregory, Captain Arthur Gilligan bowled by Gregory 1, Collins, then 37, missed by Woolley off the bowling of Hearne, Ponsford brilliantly caught by Woolley of the bowling of Tich Freeman etc.

There are twelve photographs taken at the second Test at Melbourne and played on the 1st to 8th January 1925. Photographs include general view of the record breaking crowd (add details), 'A section of the great crowd at Melbourne', 'Hobbs and Sutcliffe's great first wicket stand' in England's first innings, Hendren's fielding to Ponsford who was cutting, Gregory hitting out at Hearne, in England's second innings, Hendren's wicket shattered by Gregory, Sutcliffe almost run out by Vic Richardson, Gilligan caught and bowled by Mailey, Sutcliffe dropped by Kelleway of Gregory whilst on 93, Sutcliffe caught Gregory, bowled Mailey, Tate, first ball of his innings, last ball of the Test, bowled by Gregory for nought etc.

There are thirteen photographs from the 3rd Test match played at Adelaide on the 16th to 23rd January 1925. Photographs include Captains Arthur Gilligan and Herbie Collins tossing for innings, Chapman's acrobatic fielding off a bump ball to Richardson, Gilligan trying to play Mailey, 'A glimpse of the picturesque Oval at Adelaide', Hendren sweeping Mailey for four, Oldfield mis-hitting Kilner into the slips, Jack Ryder 201 & 88 in the match, Tate hitting out at Mailey, Hobbs securing his century, Hobbs out... caught Gregory, bowled Mailey 119, Freeman, caught Oldfield, bowled Mailey etc. Australia win and keep the Ashes.

There are nine photographs taken at the fourth Test at Melbourne, played on the 13th to 18th February 1925. Photographs include 'Hobbs has a life, narrowly missed by Kelleway on 19', 'Wonderful stumping by Oldfield, Hobbs out for 66', Woolley, stumped Oldfield, bowled Mailey 40, Hendren clean bowled by Ryder 65, Chapman, stumped Oldfield, bowled Mailey 12, in Australian second innings, an excellent large image entitled 'Gilligan's Men marching to Victory' by Fishwick, Oldfield bowled Tate 8, 'England win at last after thirteen years, the end of the 4th Test'.

Superb selection of twenty one photographs of the 5th and final Test played at Sydney on the 27th and 28th February and 2nd, 3rd and 4th March 1925. In Australia's first innings, Ryder, bowled Kilner 29, Ponsford's luck, shot just beyond Hendren's reach, Whtsall's fine sportsmanship, Oldfield caught but...?, Mailey clean bowled by Tate 14, in England's first innings, 'Hobbs sensational dismissal. Caught Oldfield, bowled Gregory '0', 'Sutcliffe 'life' missed by Mailey', Woolley clean bowled by Clarrie Grimmett (first Test wicket)', 'Tate's great swipe, bowled Ryder 25', Australia's second innings, Taylor, stumped Strudwick, bowled Tate 25, Kippax chopping Woolley through the slips, 'Kellaway's fighting innings made 73', Grimmett, bowled Tate '0' (one bail high in the air, the other dropping to the ground) and in England's second innings, 'Was Hobbs out, stumping by Oldfield', Whysall puzzled by Mailey 'wrong un', Grimmett 11 wickets for 82 in the match, Hobbs and Sutcliffe receiving silverware for their performances, presented by the people of Melbourne etc.

The photographs vary in size from the smallest at 9.5"x5" to the largest at 12.25"x8.75" and 9"x11.75". Some wonderfully iconic images and in general, all in good to very good condition with no faults noted. Sold with reference notes and copy photographs of Fishwick in action made by the owner during his research. A truly remarkable archive of photographs from a early photographic pioneer
Estimate: £8000/12000
Hammer price: £10500
Herbert Fishwick emigrated to Australia from England when he was in his twenties. In 1910 he was employed by John Fairfax, the owner, to produce photographs for The Sydney Mail and The Sydney Morning Herald. This was just two years after the Herald first ran photographs. Herbert Fishwick revolutionised the way cricket was photographed in 1920 and thus rewrote the rules on all sports photography. He held every photographic position at the Sydney Morning Herald from cadet to picture editor between 1910 and 1939, but it was his technical genius that solved the cricket problem of short focal length lenses and the long distance from the boundary to the wicket. He designed a custom-built lens attached to a bulky Graflex plate camera and captured the action in full frame. His prints from the 1920-21 Ashes tour caused a sensation and British editors sent representatives to learn Fishwick's technique. He also pioneered the use of a revolutionary camera designed to allow colour printing in newspapers in 1937. The Sydney Mail was a weekly Australian magazine published in Sydney, the sister paper of the Sydney Morning Herald. The Sydney Mail was published from 1860-1938. It was a unique magazine and was one of the best reference points for a portrait of Australian culture in the art-deco period of the 1920's-1930's. Fishwick died at his home in Roseville, Sydney on 27 May 1957. His innovative approach to photography and constant search for better ways to tackle different assignments produced major leaps in photography in Australia and around the world. He rightly deserves to be acknowledged as the father of modern sports photography.

This photographic archive was featured and valued on the B.B.C. television programme 'Antiques Roadshow' in June 2017. Sadly the owner of the photographs has now sadly died, and his family are now offering the collection at auction in the hope that the new owner would appreciate the archive as much as he did...

Australia won the series by four tests to one, despite some excellent opening partnerships from Hobbs and Sutcliffe. Sutcliffe topped the batting averages scoring 1250 runs at 69.44 with five centuries, two of them in Tests. Tate topped the bowling averages with 77 wickets at 19.01. Hobbs and Sutcliffe were the batting stars but the rest of the team let them down and the Ashes were lost...
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Australian tour of England 1926. 'Australians Arrive in London this Evening [Sun]'. Superb large original copyright sepia press photograph showing a large crowd welcoming the Australian team, on a Tilling Stevens petrol electric bus, arriving at Victoria Station, London on Sunday 18th April 1926. Wonderful scene of the crowd being held back by mounted and foot policemen with the crowd cheering, waving hats, hands etc. The Victoria depository is in the background. The touring party 'were welcomed by Sir Joseph Cook, High Commissioner for Australia, M.L. Shepherd, Australian Official Secretary and on behalf of the M.C.C. Mr A.E. Gilligan, Captain of the last English team to tour Australia'. The photograph measures 11.5"x8.75". Some wear, folds and loss to edges, crease to left hand side of the image, old tape marks to back edges of photograph. A wonderful scene
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £520
The bulk of the Australian party came on the boat train from Paris, via Dover, and pulled into Victoria Station, London, on 18 April. They were greeted by a huge crowd of approximately 10,000 people. Their London headquarters for the tour was The Hotel Cecil.
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M.C.C. tour of Australia 1928/29. Large mono photograph, which appears to be an original, showing members of the Australian and English teams hurriedly leaving the field at the end of the fifth and final Test match played at Melbourne on the 16th March 1929 with spectators congratulating them as they run off the ground. Players include Bradman who had just scored 37no following his century in the first innings, England fielders Larwood, White and Tyldesley each with a stump in their hands. A chaotic scene. The photograph measures 12.5"x10.5". Minor wear to edges otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
The photograph must have been mounted at some point as there is a separate printed strip stating 'Four tired men against many, and yet they escaped. Bradman, White, Tyldesley and Larwood, who seized some stumps used in the final Test on the Melbourne Cricket Ground, wished to be delivered from their friends. They were pursued by enthusiasts. , who wanted to congratulate them, all across the ground. The players dodged them and reached the grandstand'Australia won the final Test by five wickets, England won the series by four Tests to one
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Bill Woodfull and Don Bradman. Australia tour to England 1930. Original sepia photograph of Woodfull and Bradman walking down the pavilion steps to bat for Australia. Match unknown. Signed to the photograph in black ink by both players. The photograph measures 9.5"x7.5" laid to photographer's mount which is roughly and tightly trimmed. Light surface marks, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £170
This was Bradman's first tour to England on which he scored 2960 runs at an average of 98.66 with a top score of 334 achieved in the third Test at Headingley
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West Indies tour of England 1928. Early tour 'Viyella' printed advertising photograph, laid down to photographers mount, with title 'The West Indies cricket team (1928) clothed throughout in Viyella'. 'New Zealand and Australian cricket teams also chose 'Viyella' for their Sports Outfits'. Titles to lower border. Some wear and soiling to mount and photograph, some bumping to corners, some surface marks to image otherwise in good condition. 16"x13"
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
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Australian tour of England 1930. Early tour 'Viyella' printed advertising photograph, laid down to photographers mount, with title 'The Australian cricket team (1930) clothed throughout in Viyella'. 'New Zealand, previous Australian, South African, Argentine and West Indies cricket teams also chose 'Viyella' for their Sports Outfits'. Titles and players named to lower border. Some corner loss to the top left hand corner, some wear and soiling to mount and photograph, some bumping to corners, some surface marks to image otherwise in good condition. 16"x13"
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
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Australian tour of England 1930. 'Trent Bridge 1930'. England v Australia, 1st Test, Trent Bridge, 13th-17th June 1930. Large panoramic photograph of the ground with Australia batting and England in the field, the flags of the two countries flying from the pavilion with large crowd in attendance and the Nottingham skyline to background. The scoreboard shows Australia batting in their first innings are 117-5 with Kippax on 45 and Oldfield on 2, last man out Richardson for 37. The panoramic photograph is made up of five sections and mounted. With overmount, frame and glazed measures 42.75"x 11". Some age toning and slight fading otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
England won the Test by 93 runs. Bradman scored his first Test century in England 131
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Australian tour of England 1930. Black file containing a comprehensive selection of fifty eight mono photographs depicting play from four of the five Test matches played in England. There are thirty photograph from the first Test played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, sixteen from the third Test played at Headingley, Leeds, five photographs from the fourth Test played at Old Trafford, Manchester and seven photographs from the fifth and final Test played at The Oval, London. Players featured include Bradman batting during his record score innings at Headingley, Chapman and Hobbs walking out to bat at Trent Bridge, Tate bowling, Sutcliffe acknowledging the crowd having made his century at the Oval, Woodfull batting, Duleepsinhji batting, Archie Jackson batting, Hammond batting, Wyatt caught by Oldfield, Richardson out lbw at Trent Bridge, Hendren, Hobbs bowled by Grimmett at the Oval, Chapman batting etc. The majority of the photographs are 8"x6" and some 6"x4". Although all the photographs have press stamps to the back of the print, the majority appear to have been copied later. Spotting and marks to some photographs otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £480
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Test match photographs 1920's. Four impressive photographs from Test matches involving England at home and abroad. The first shows the England team, led by Arthur Gilligan, walking out to field against the South Africans in the first Test at Birmingham in 1924. Having made a large total of 438 all out. The England team proceeded to bowl the South African out for just 30 runs. The second shows the England team, led by Arthur Gilligan, walking out to field against Australia at Melbourne on the 5th day of the second Test in 1925. Australia winning the Test despite two centuries from Sutcliffe and one from Hobbs in the Test. The third shows Warren Bardsley leading the Australians out to field in the tour match against Oxford University at the Christ Church Ground, Oxford in May 1926 with the pavilion to background. Australia winning by an innings and 13 runs with Richardson taking eleven wickets in the game. The final photograph features Hobbs and Sutcliffe walking out to open the innings against South Africa at the Oval in August 1929. Sutcliffe made a century in both innings, the match was drawn. Photographs by Reuter, Central Press etc. Mainly 10"x8", one smaller
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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Don Bradman. Original sepia press photograph of a youthful Bradman, head and shoulders, wearing cricket shirt and Australian blazer. The photograph was taken prior to the Australian tour of England and dated to verso 11th February 1930. The photograph by 'Topical Press Agency' of Fleet Street measures 5"x6.5". A nice image in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 369
Don Bradman 1930. Original mono press photograph of Bradman in batting action in the tour match, Surrey v Australians, The Oval, 24st May- 27th May 1930. Brookes, the Surrey wicketkeeper is looking on. The photograph by The Press Association, London, measures 8"x6" and has been signed by Bradman in later years in blue ink. Small nick to lower edge otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Bradman scored 254no in the only innings of the drawn match in which rain washed out play on the final day
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Australia tour to England 1930. Six nice original sepia candid photographs of the Australian touring party travelling to England for the 1930 tour. The photographs depict the players on deck, playing quoits, and one of a group of seven standing in the snow at Rigi, Switzerland. Players featured include Woodfull, Hurwood, McCabe, Oldfield, Ponsford, Wall, Kippax etc. Various sizes from 3.25"x4.25" to 2.5"x3.5". VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
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England v Australia, Trent Bridge 1930. Excellent mono press photograph of Patsy Hendren, wearing England cap, and K.S. Duleepsinhji, in his Sussex cap, standing on the field at Trent Bridge during the first Test match played at Nottingham from the 13th to the 17th June 1930, with large crowd to background. Beautifully signed by both players in black ink. The photograph, by Central Press Photographs, measures 8"x10". The photograph dated 20th June 1930. Very good condition. An excellent image. Sold with an official scorecard for the second Test at Lord's. Incomplete printed scores. VG
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £160
The printed caption to verso refers to Duleepsinhji being called up for the second Test at Lord's. As twelfth man, Duleepsinhji had fielded for England at Trent Bridge after Sutcliffe retired injured. In the second Test Duleepsinhji's selection was fully justified when he made 173 in England's first innings, although England lost the Test by 93 runs, Bradman making 254
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England v Australia 1930. Original mono photograph of the two Captains, Percy Chapman and Bill Woodfull, standing full length wearing cricket attire, Woodfull leaning on a bat. Chapman is wearing a Kent sweater, and Woodfull an Australian sweater and Victoria cap. Nicely signed in blue ink to the photograph by Woodfull. Location and photographer unknown. 6"x8". Light creasing to one corner, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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Archibald 'Archie' Jackson. New South Wales & Australia 1926-1931. Original mono portrait photograph of Jackson, half length, wearing cricket attire. The photograph by A. Wilkes & Son, West Bromwich, measures 4"x6.5". Light age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
Archie Jackson scored 164 on his Test debut in 1929 to become the then youngest player to score a Test century. He died in 1933, aged 23, from tuberculosis
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William Maldon 'Bill' Woodfull. Victoria & Australia 1921-1934. Original mono studio press photograph of Woodfull, head and shoulders wearing formal attire. The photograph by The Australian Cricketer, Melbourne, measures 4"x6.25". VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Woodfull captained the Australians in twenty five Tests, of which fifteen were against England, from 1930 to 1934 including the infamous 'Bodyline' series of 1932/33
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Lot 375
Australia tour to England 1930. Original official mono photograph of the Australian team visiting Lord and Lady Forster at their home during the tour match v Hampshire at Southampton, 31st May- 2nd June 1930, the group seated and standing in rows in front of the house wearing formal attire. The photograph features twelve members of the Australian touring party including Woodfull (Captain), Bradman, Grimmett, Hurwood, Fairfax, Hornibrook, Wall, McCabe, Kelly (Manager), Howard (Treasurer) etc. Signed to the photograph in ink by both Lord and Lady Forster. Photographer unknown. 8.5"x6.5". An excellent image in very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Henry William Forster, 1st Baron Forster, was Governor General of Australia 1920-1925. In the tour match, Australia beat Hampshire by an innings and eight runs, Bradman scoring 191 in their only innings, and Grimmett taking seven wickets in each innings, fourteen in the match
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Lot 376
'Bodyline'. 'M.C.C. Team- Australian Tour- 1932-33'. Official mono photograph of the M.C.C. touring party who toured Australia in 1932/33. The team, standing and seated in rows, wearing M.C.C. touring blazers and cricket attire. The photograph laid down to official photographers mount with title to top border and names of players printed to lower border. Nicely signed in ink to side borders by four of the players featured, Douglas Jardine (Captain), Les Ames, Freddie Brown and Bill Bowes. This appears to be a presentation photograph as Bowes as dedicated it 'To Tom, With all best wishes'. Other players include Duckworth, Nawab of Pataudi, Leyland, Larwood, Paynter, Verity, Voce, Tate, Sutcliffe, Wyatt, Allen, Hammond etc. The photograph by 'Sydney Mail Photo'. The photograph measures 9.75"x7.75", laid to photographer's mount, overall 15"x12". Excellent image of this infamous tour. Slight 'warping to card mount otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £120
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Lot 377
Australia tour of England 1934. Mono official photograph of the Australian team who toured England in 1934, seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire and wearing touring blazers. The photograph is laid down to photographers mount and is nicely signed in black ink to lower border, below the image, by all eighteen members of the touring party featured including the Manager, Harold Bushby, the Treasurer W.C. Bull and the Baggage Master, W. Ferguson. The nineteen signatures are W.M. Woodfull, D.G. Bradman, W.H. Ponsford, A.F. Kippax, S.J. McCabe, C.V. Grimmett, W.A.S. Oldfield, W.J. O'Reilly, H.I. Ebeling, W.A. Brown, A.G. Chipperfield, B.A. Barnett, T.W. Wall, L.S. Darling, E.H. Bromley plus Bushby, Bull and Ferguson. Only lacking the signature of Fleetwood-Smith. Photographer unknown. The photograph measures 13"x10", overall 14.25"x13". Good/very good condition with good strong signatures. An excellent image
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £360
Australia won the series by two tests to one with two matches draw. Bradman, McCabe and Ponsford were prominent in the batting averages. Bradman scored 2020 runs at 84.16, Ponsford 1784 runs at 77.56 and McCabe scored 2078 runs at 69.26. Bill O'Reilly topped the bowling averages taking 109 wickets at 17.04 with a best of 9-38
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Lot 378
Donald George Bradman. New South Wales, South Australia & Australia 1927-1949. Original and unusual press photograph depicting Don Bradman apparently laying asleep on the pitch at Lord's during the M.C.C. v Australians match played on 12th-15th May 1934. The press caption to verso reads 'Bradman had a short 'nap' while police were moving spectators from an enclosure at Lord's which had to be kept empty'. 'Sport & General Press Agency'. 6"x8". The photograph dated 12th & 13th May 1934. Interesting image. Minor trimming to lower corners on the white border, not affecting the image
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Hedley Verity. Yorkshire & England 1930-1939. Original sepia press photograph of Verity walking on to the pitch at Lord's in the Test match v Australia, 22nd-25th June 1934, in which Verity took fifteen wickets in England's victory by an innings and 38 runs. The photograph signed in ink to the lower right corner by Verity is laid to card with Sport & General stamp to verso. This signed photograph was reproduced in Verity's biography, 'A Portrait of a Cricketer' by Alan Hill published in 1986, a copy of which, signed by Hedley's younger son, Douglas Verity, is included in this lot. Sold with 'Hedley Verity. The Story of a Gallant Cricketer' published by 'The Yorkshire Observer' as a fundraiser for the Hedley Verity Memorial Fund in 1945. Also a copy of the 'Famous Cricketers Series No. 45 Hedley Verity' published by A.C.S. 1999. Qty 4. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £210
Hedley Verity was killed in action in Italy in 1943
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Don Bradman 1934. Original mono press photograph of Bradman being helped off the field by Stan McCabe at Headingley having sustained a leg injury. The photograph by the Yorkshire Post measures 8"x10". Small nick to top edge, adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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Australia tour to South Africa 1935/36. Excellent original mono press photograph of seven players seated at the pavilion at Old Wanderers, Johannesburg, three Australians in tour blazer, one South Africa in blazer, and three others in formal attire. Signed to the photograph by four Australians, Sievers, Chipperfield, Fleetwood Smith and O'Reilly, and two South Africans, Wade and Rowan. Photograph by 'The Star', Johannesburg. 10"x7". Odd minor faults, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
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M.C.C. tour to Australia 1936/37. An unusual original mono press photograph of the M.C.C. touring party on arrival at Fremantle on board the 'R.M.S. Orion'. The players seated and standing on deck in rows wearing formal attire. 'L.N.A.' press agency of London stamp to verso and dated 29th October 1936. 8"x4". A nice image. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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The Ashes. England v Australia 1920-1938. Black file comprising a good selection of twenty six mono photographs depicting players and teams from Ashes series of the period. Images include Dolphin, Waddington and Hearne on a very wet ship's deck on their return from the 1920/21 tour to Australia. Six photographs from the 1921 tour in England including Bardsley and Macartney walking out to bat v Leicestershire, the Australian team for the opening match of the 1921 tour v Leicestershire, Knight and Sandham walking out to bat for Surrey v Australians at The Oval, the England team for the fifth Test at The Oval 1921, the two captains, Fender and Armstrong for Surrey v Australians, at The Oval, Smith, Armstrong, Pellew and Collins of Australia in formal attire on the outfield at Trent Bridge. Four from the 1926 tour, Hobbs leading the England team out at Old Trafford, Chapman and Sutcliffe walking out to bat at The Oval, Chapman leading the England team on to the field at The Oval, the Australia team at Headingley. Nine from the 1930 tour, Bradman and McCabe walking out to bat at Headingley when Bradman made his record score of 334, Bradman walking out to bat with Richardson, also with Fairfax and Jackson at The Oval, Hobbs and Sutcliffe (two different), also Bardsley and Woodfull walking out to bat at The Oval, Woodfull and Jewell, the two captains for the tour match v Worcestershire, match action of McCabe facing Larwood at Headingley. Also Bill Brown batting at Trent Bridge 1934, Walter Hammond walking out to bat at Melbourne 1936/37, Hutton and Hardstaff , Hutton and Edrich, and Hutton and Leyland walking out to bat at The Oval 1938. All photographs have press stamps to the back of the print, but many appear to be restrikes, apparently from original negatives. All photographs approx. 8"x6". VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £220
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The Ashes. England v Australia 1938. Black file comprising over forty mono photographs, the majority depicting play from the first Test at Trent Bridge, and also the fifth Test at The Oval. Thirty four images are of match action from the Trent Bridge Test. Players featured in batting, bowling and fielding action include Bill Brown, Ken Farnes, Doug Wright, Eddie Paynter, Len Hutton, Ben Barnett, Jack Fingleton, Denis Compton, Stan McCabe, Les Ames, Bill O'Reilly, Jack Badcock, Hedley Verity, Lindsay Hassett etc. Six images from the fifth Test at The Oval include Don Bradman receiving attention on the field having injured his foot, and another of him being carried off the field by teammates, also Badcock bowled by Bowes, Bill Edrich batting, players grabbing stumps as souvenirs at the close of the match etc. The majority of images approx. 8"x6". Also includes a further seven smaller images including Hammond and Bradman tossing for innings, one at Trent Bridge, the other at The Oval, also Hammond, Bradman, Leyland and Hutton at The Oval. The majority of photographs have press stamps to the back of the print, but many appear to be restrikes, apparently from original negatives, with the odd original press photograph. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
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Australia tour of England 1938. Large original mono press photograph of Australian touring team, sitting and standing in rows, during the traditional opening match of the tour v Worcestershire, 30th April- 3rd May 1938. Players include Bradman (Cpt), McCabe, Barnes, Brown, O'Reilly, McCormick, Fingleton, Barnett, Fleetwood-Smith, Hassett, Badcock etc. 14"x9.75". Vertical crease to right hand side of photograph, some wear to photograph corners and edges otherwise in good condition. 'Cheltenham Echo Photos' and 'Copyright of Northcliffe Newspapers Group Ltd. 3rd May 1928' stamps to verso. A rarely seen photograph
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £75
Australia won by an innings and 77 runs, with Bradman scoring 258 in Australia's only innings. Fleetwood-Smith had figures of 8-98 in Worcestershire's first innings and took eleven wickets in the match. There was a record crowd of 11,000 attended on the first day.
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Don Bradman 1938. Original mono press photograph depicting Bradman at a car showroom selecting a Humber Super Snipe car to take back to Australia prior to his return from the 1938 tour to Australia. 8"x6". The photograph date stamped to verso 1st October 1938. Excellent image in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £85
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Australia tour to England 1938. Original mono advertising photograph of three members of the Australian touring party in the driver's cab of the train 'Commonwealth of Australia' on their departure from King's Cross station, London. Printed caption to lower border, 'Issued by the makers of Wayfarer Tailored Clothes'. 8.25"x6.25". Pin holes to corners, otherwise in very good condition. A good image
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 388:
Lot 388
M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1938/39. Large and impressive official black and white photograph of the M.C.C. team who toured South Africa in 1938/39, seated and standing in rows and wearing cricket attire and M.C.C. sweaters. The photograph is laid down to the official photographers mount, with title to top border with players names printed to lower border, very nicely signed in ink to lower border by seventeen members of the touring party featured including the Manager A.J. Holmes and Bill Ferguson, scorer. Signatures are W.R. Hammond (Cpt), L. Hutton, W.J. Edrich, D.V.P. Wright, H. Verity, T.W. Goddard, R.T.D. Perks, P.A. Gibb, K. Farnes, L.L. Wilkinson, B.H. Valentine, H.T. Bartlett, E. Paynter, L.E.G. Ames, N.W.D. Yardley plus Holmes and Ferguson. The photograph measures 14.75"x11" and overall 22"x20.5". Very good condition. Excellent image. Once again, a rare photograph in this signed form
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
The 5th Test happened to be the longest Test match ever and finished in a draw!, and would subsequently known as 'The Timeless Test'. It started on the 3rd March and finished , still undecided on the 14th March when the tourists began a two day rail trip back to the Ship in Cape Town. It was the longest first class match ever played (10 days) and produced the highest aggregate (1981 runs). England's 654-5 remains the highest 4th innings total in all first class cricket. Hammond made 140 in the England 2nd innings, Paynter played and made 62 & 75. In this 'Timeless Test' series, England won 1-0
Lot 389:
Lot 389
Australia v India 1947/48. Mono copy photograph of the Australian team, seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. The photograph, originally taken at Adelaide for the fourth Test at Adelaide 23rd-28th January 1948, is signed in later years by four players, Ray Lindwall, Neil Harvey, Keith Miller and Arthur Morris. 9.5"x7.5". VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Australia beat India by an innings and 16 runs, Bradman scoring 201, Hassett 198no and Barnes 112 in their first innings
Lot 390:
Lot 390
Don Bradman Testimonial Match 1948. Bradman's Team v Hassett's Team. The match played at Melbourne 3rd to 7th December 1948. Excellent mono photograph of Bradman walking out to bat, as young admirers form a guard of honour, in the Testimonial match played in front of a crowd of 52,960. The photograph dated 6th December 1948, but other dates stamped to back. Herald Sun, Australia. 8"x6". Sold with a further mono photograph of Bradman batting for Australia v Surrey on the 1930 tour of England, signed in later years by Bradman. 8"x6". Qty 2. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 391:
Lot 391 Lot 391
England v Australia 1948. Interesting and unusual original mono press photograph of police forming a barrier at the boundary edge to control spectators entering the ground for the third Test at Old Trafford, 8th-13th July 1948. An intriguing image depicting the large crowds, the men smartly dressed in suits and carrying raincoats, to witness Bradman in his last Ashes series. The photograph by Kemsley Newspapers, Manchester, measures 10.25"x8". Light creasing and small nicks to edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 392:
Lot 392
South African tour of Australia & New Zealand 1952-1953. Original official mono photograph of the South African touring team, standing and seated in rows, wearing tour blazers and cricket attire. The photograph laid down to official photographers mount with title to top and players names printed to lower border. Players include Cheetham, McGlew, Endean, McLean, Tayfield, Fuller, Mansell, Viljoen, Melle etc. The photograph, by Victor Penrose of Perth, measures 9.5"x7.5" and overall 16"x13". Some foxing to mount, odd faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
The Australia series was drawn 2-2
Lot 393:
Lot 393 Lot 393
Australia v England 1954. Official mono photograph of the Australian team standing and seated in rows wearing cricket attire with Australian team blazers. Photograph laid down to photographers mount and headed with printed 'First Test- 1954 Series. Australia v England at Brisbane. November 1954'. Players names printed to lower border of mount. Players include Johnson, Miller, Lindwall, Harvey, Benaud, Morris, Davidson etc. The photograph by Sidney Riley of Brisbane measures 9.5"x7.5", laid to official photographer's mount with printed title and player's names to borders. Overall, 14.5"x12". Minor foxing to, the photograph in good condition. Sold with an original advertising photograph of the Australian team of 1946/47 with Bradman Captain. Printed title to top border reads 'The Choice of Champions, as worn by, The Australian Team 1946/47. Printed signatures to side borders. The top of the photograph trimmed, it probably read 'Gripu Trousers' to this section of the mount. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
Lot 394:
Lot 394
South Africa tour to England 1955. Official mono photograph of the South Africa touring party seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire and tour blazers. Players featured include Cheetham (Captain), McGlew, Tayfield, Waite, Murray, Mansell, McLean, Endean, Winslow, Heine, Adcock etc. The photograph by Sport & General Press Agency, London, measures 10"x7.75". Laid down to official photographer's mount with printed title and players' names to borders. Overall 15"x12". Modern detachable mount overlaid. Photograph and original mount in very good condition. Excellent image
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
With the series tied at 2-2 going in to the final Test, England won at The Oval to clinch the series 3-2
Lot 395:
Lot 395
Australia v England 1962/63. Official mono photograph of the Australian team, seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire and blazers who played England in the 5th Test played at Sydney 15th-20th February 1963. Players featured include Benaud (Captain), Booth, McKenzie, Lawry, Hawke, Simpson, Harvey, O'Neill, Grout, Burge, Davidson etc. The photograph by Melba, Sydney, measures 9.5"x8", laid down to official photographer's mount with printed title and players' names to borders, overall 13"x11". Photograph and original mount in good/very good condition although adhesive marks to verso
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
The match was drawn, Burge made 103 in the first innings and the series drawn 1-1
Lot 396:
Lot 396
M.C.C. Tour to East Africa 1963. Official mono photograph of the M.C.C. team, seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire, who toured in October/November 1963. Signed to lower border by all twelve players featured including M.J.K. Smith (Captain), Jeff Jones, Hobbs, Larter, Milburn, Watson, Mortimore, Stewart, Parfitt etc. The photograph by Studio One, Nairobi, measures 8"x6", laid down to official photographer's mount with printed title to top border, overall 12"x10". The photograph and mount in good/very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £80
Lot 397:
Lot 397
South African tour of England 1965. Large official mono photograph of the South African team, standing and seated in rows, wearing tour blazers. The photograph laid down to official photographers mount with title to top and players names to lower border. The photograph measures 11.75"x9.75" and mounted, framed and glazed, overall 17.25"x15". The photograph taken at Lord's. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 398:
Lot 398
India tour to England 1967. Official mono photograph of the India team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire on the pitch at The Oval. Players featured include Nawab of Pataudi (Captain), Borde, Kunderan, Sardesai, Prasanna, Engineer, Chandresekar, Wadekar, Bedi, Venkataraghavan etc. The photograph measures 12"x10" laid down to official photographer's mount with printed title 'Indian Cricket Touring Team, 1967' to top and players' names below. Overall 15.25"x14". Modern detachable mount overlaid. Minor wear to the original mount, the photograph in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £45
England won the three match Test series 3-0
Lot 399:
Lot 399
'George Parr's All England Eleven to North America 1859'. Small early sepia carte de visite photograph of the team. The photograph features the players in cricket attire holding bats and balls on board ship at Liverpool on the 7th September 1859. Published by Ashford Brothers, 76 Newgate Street, London, stamp to verso. Players include Parr, Caffyn, Wisden, Caesar, Lillywhite, Stephenson, Lockyer, Jackson etc. The carte de visite photograph measures 3.75"x2.5". Ink inscription to right hand side border 'All England Eleven' and to verso in ink 'The All England Eleven', This was the first English cricket tour overseas. Some 'light' fading to image, minor adhesive marks to verso otherwise in good condition. A rarely seen card
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £260
Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held by Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 400:
Lot 400
'The Australian Eleven to England 1880'. 'First Test Tour'. Excellent early original carte de visite photograph of the Australian team, seated and standing in rows wearing striped blazers. Player's names printed to lower border of image. Players featured are Murdoch (Captain), Spofforth, Boyle, McDonnell, Bannerman, Palmer, Moule, Bonnor, Alexander, Groube, Jarvis, Slight and Blackham. The carte de visite photograph measures approximately 4.1"x2.5". Photographer unknown. Ink inscription to right hand side border '1880' and to verso in pencil '1880'. Some 'light' fading to image, minor adhesive marks to verso otherwise in good condition. A rare card
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £300
Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held by Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 401:
Lot 401
'The Australian team to England 1882'. Excellent early original sepia plain back carte de visite photograph of the Australian team, seated and standing in rows wearing striped blazers on the steps of a pavilion, possibly Sheffield Park. Player's names printed to lower border of image. Players featured are Murdoch (Captain), Spofforth, Bannerman, Horan, Giffen, Bonnor, Jones, Boyle, Garrett, Massie, McDonnell and C.W. Beal, manager. The carte de visite photograph measures approximately 4.25"x2.5". Photographer unknown. Pencil inscription to verso 'Presented by G. Shirley' Minor adhesive marks to verso, slight wrinkling to albumen photograph otherwise in good condition. A rare card
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £360
In 1882 the third Australian team to tour England won the Test match at The Oval, London that established the Ashes legend.Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held by Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 402:
Lot 402
'Australian Cricketers, 1882'. Excellent original early sepia plain back carte de visite photograph of the Australian team, seated and standing in rows, wearing striped blazers and cricket attire. Player's names printed to lower border of image. Players featured are Murdoch (Captain), Bonnor, Spofforth, Jones, Boyle, Massie, Moran, Palmer, Garrett, McDonnell, Giffen and C.W. Beal, manager. The carte de visite photograph, with title and players names to lower border, measures approximately 4"x2.5". Photographer by London Photographic Co, 304 Regency Street, London. Pencil inscription to verso 'Presented by British Library of Political & Economic Science on behalf of the late George Lansbury 1955'. Minor adhesive marks to verso, some 'light' fading to albumen photograph, minor staining and old paper clip mark rusting to corner otherwise in good condition. A rare card
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £200
In 1882 the third Australian team to tour England won the Test match at The Oval, London that established the Ashes legend.George Lansbury (1859-1940) was a British politician and social reformer who led the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935. In 1881 seeking to improve his family's prospects, Lansbury decided that their best hopes of prosperity lay in emigrating to Australia. Contrary to the London agent's promises, there was a superfluity of labour and work was hard to come by. He worked breaking stone, as a van driver and on a farm. He went back Brisbane, and worked for a while at the newly built Brisbane cricket ground. As a keen follower of the game, he hoped to see the visiting English touring team play but, as Lansbury's biographer Raymond Postgate recorded, 'he learned that cricket watching was not a pleasure for workmen'. He returned to England in May 1885Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held by Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 403:
Lot 403
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club circa 1874/75. Early and excellent original sepia plain back carte de visite photograph of the Nottinghamshire team, seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire and caps, one in a bowler hat. Player's names handwritten to verso. Players listed to back are W. Clarke, A. Shrewsbury, R. Daft, H. Reynolds, F. Morley, M. McIntyre, F. Wild, A.Anthony, A. Shaw, J. Selby, W. Oscoft and scorer, H. Coxon. The carte de visite photograph measures approximately 4.5"x3". Photographer unknown. Minor adhesive marks to verso otherwise in good condition. A rare card
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held by Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 404:
Lot 404
Kent County Cricket Club 1892. Excellent original sepia plain back carte de visite photograph of the Kent team who played Surrey at Tunbridge on the 14th and 15th July 1892, seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire and caps. Players featured include Marchant (Cpt), Weigall, Wilson, Fox, Martin, Wright, Hearne etc. The carte de visite photograph measures approximately 4"x3". Photographer, Seymour of High Street, Tunbridge. Minor adhesive marks to verso otherwise in very good condition. Gilt to all edges. A rare card. Sold with a similar carte de visite photograph of the Kent team from the same period, Marchant Captain, some fading. Again the photographer, Seymour of High Street, Tunbridge. Gilt to all edges. Qty 2
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £200
Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction, Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 405:
Lot 405
Surrey County Cricket Club 1892. Excellent original sepia plain back carte de visite photograph of the Surrey team who played Kent at Tunbridge on the 14th and 15th July 1892, seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire and caps. Players featured include Shuter (Cpt), W.W. Read, Abel, Lohmann, M. Read, Richardson, Key etc. The image also features Robert Thoms, umpire. The carte de visite photograph measures approximately 4"x2.5". Photographer, Seymour of High Street, Tunbridge. Minor adhesive marks to verso otherwise in very good condition. Gilt to all edges. A rare card
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held by Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 406:
Lot 406
Lancashire County Cricket Club 1870/80's [?]. Excellent original sepia plain back carte de visite photograph of what is noted as being a Lancashire 2nd XI team, it could be a representative Lancashire, we are not sure.... Pencil note to back of card reads 'Lancs 2nd'. The carte de visite photograph measures approximately 4"x2.5", decorative gilt border to mount, gilt to all edges. Photographer unknown. Minor adhesive marks to verso otherwise in very good condition. Gilt to all edges. A rare card
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £90
Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held by Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 407:
Lot 407
Gloucestershire County Cricket Club 1877. Excellent original mono carte de visite photograph of Gloucestershire team who won the County Championship in 1877. The photograph features W.G. Grace, G.F. Grace, W.R. Gilbert, E.M. Grace, F. Townsend, W. Fairbanks, W. Midwinter, H.B. Kingscote etc. G.F. Grace is pictured holding a cricket ball in the air. Pencil note to verso reads 'Gloucestershire 1878'. The photograph measures approximately 3.5"x2.25". Photographer unknown. Minor adhesive marks to verso, crease to one side border, nicks and small tear to edge otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £160
Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held by Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 408:
Lot 408 Lot 408
South Africa tour to England 1935. Original mono press photograph of the touring party seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. Signed in ink to the photograph by Tomlinson, Nourse and Vincent. Central Press Photos, London. 11.5"x8.75". Two tears to top edge with tape repairs to verso, affecting one signature, otherwise a nice image in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 409:
Lot 409
South Africa tour to England 1935. Official mono photograph of the attendees seated at tables for the luncheon given by the British Sportsman's Club to the South African touring party at the Savoy Hotel, London, 17th April 1935. Printed titles to lower mount border. The photograph measures 15.75"x8.75", laid to official photographer's mount which has been tightly trimmed. Overall 15.75"x11". Photographer unknown. An excellent image in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 410:
Lot 410 Lot 410
South Africa tour to England 1935. Official mono photograph of M.C.C. officials H.G. Owen-Smith, P.F. Warner, A. Melville, A.J. Webbe, Viscount Cobham, S.J. Snooke, H.D.G. Leveson Gower, and England captain, Percy Chapman gathered on board the Union Castle 'Windsor Castle' liner at Southampton for the South African's departure on 20th September 1935. 11.25"x9.5", laid to official photographer's mount which has been slightly trimmed, overall 14.5"x10.75". Official stamp for Topical Press Agency, London to verso. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 411:
Lot 411
South Africa tour to England 1935. Large official mono photograph of the South African touring party seated and standing in rows wearing tour blazers. Printed players' names to lower mount border. The photograph measures 14.25"x10.25", laid to official photographer's mount which has been tightly trimmed to top edge, overall 16"x11.75". Photographer unknown. Damage to one corner of the mount, the photograph in very good condition. A nice image
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 412:
Lot 412
Maurice Allom, Cambridge University, Surrey & England 1926-1938. M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1930/31. Excellent large original mono photograph of the fifteen original members of the M.C.C. touring party, of which Maurice Allom was a member, on board ship wearing cricket attire in an informal, relaxed pose. Players featured include Chapman (Captain), Allom, Hendren, Duckworth, Tate, Peebles, Voce, Hammond, Sandham etc. 15.5"x12", laid to photographer's mount with players' names written to lower border which has been trimmed. Overall 16.5"x14". Photographer unknown. The photograph in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £160
Allom played in only one match in the five match Test series, which South Africa won 1-0 with four matches drawn
Lot 413:
Lot 413
Maurice Allom, Cambridge University, Surrey & England 1926-1938. M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1930/31. Original large sepia photograph taken at the drawn second Test played at Newlands, Cape Town, 1st- 5th January 1931, from the tour on which Maurice Allom was a member. The image depicts the South African opening batsmen, Bruce Mitchell (123) and Jack Siedle (141), walking off the pitch. The photograph measures 13"x11.5" in an original mount with hand printed title to lower border, overall 18"x16.5". Photographer unknown. Light soiling to the mount, otherwise a nice image in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Allom played in only one match in the five match Test series, which South Africa won 1-0 with four matches drawn
Lot 414:
Lot 414
Maurice Allom, Cambridge University, Surrey & England 1926-1938. M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1930/31. Original large sepia photograph taken at the drawn second Test played at Newlands, Cape Town, 1st- 5th January 1931, from the tour on which Maurice Allom was a member. The image depicts Percy Chapman and Hubert Deane, respective captains of M.C.C. and South Africa, standing full length in the sunlight at the back of the pavilion in cricket attire, Chapman wearing a blazer, spectators milling in the background. The photograph measures 13"x11.5" in an original mount with hand printed title to lower border, overall 18"x16.5". Photographer unknown. Light soiling to the mount, otherwise an excellent image in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Allom played in only one match in the five match Test series, which South Africa won 1-0 with four matches drawn
Lot 415:
Lot 415
Maurice Allom, Cambridge University, Surrey & England 1926-1938. M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1930/31. Original large mono photograph taken on the tour at Durban, on which Maurice Allom was a member. The image depicts members of the M.C.C. touring party posing in the 'Rickshaw Group' in Durban, seated in a row of rickshaws accompanied by local tribesmen in traditional costumes. Players featured include Chapman (Captain), Allom, Duckworth, Goddard, Hammond, Leyland, Tate, Wyatt etc. The photograph measures 18"x12.5" laid to contemporary card mount, overall with hand printed title to lower border, overall 19"x13.5". Photographer unknown. Includes two fragments of the mount overlay with hand printed titles. An excellent image in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £100
Allom played in only one match in the five match Test series, which South Africa won 1-0 with four matches drawn
Lot 416:
Lot 416
Maurice Allom, Cambridge University, Surrey & England 1926-1938. M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1930/31. Two pairs of original sepia photographs taken on the tour at Durban, on which Maurice Allom was a member. The images depict action from the tour match, M.C.C. v Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, 7th- 10th February 1931. The four captioned photographs, taken during Orange Free State's first innings, show J. Newton c. Hammond b. Voce 2, C. Kaplan b. Voce 7, G. Gaydon c. Hendren b. Tate 1, and R. Dick l.b.w. b. Peebles 7. Each photograph measures 8.5"x6.5", displayed in contemporary mounts with hand printed caption below each image. The mount, which originally displayed all four photographs as a set, has been split horizontally in to two pairs, each measuring approx. 25"x10.5". Photographer unknown. Some age toning to the mounts, the images in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
M.C.C. won the tour match v Orange Free State by an innings and 217 runs, Hendren top scoring in the match with 170, Peebles taking ten wickets. Allom did not play in this match
Lot 417:
Lot 417 Lot 417
M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1938/39. Large official sepia photograph of the M.C.C. team who toured South Africa in 1938/39, seated and standing in rows and wearing M.C.C. sweaters. The photograph is laid down to official photographers mount and nicely signed in ink to lower border by all eighteen members of the touring party featured including the Manager, A.J. Holmes, R.J. Ridgway, South African liaison and Bill Ferguson, Scorer. Players' signatures include Hammond (captain), Hutton, Edrich, Wright, Verity, Goddard, Perks, Gibb, Farnes, Wilkinson, Valentine, Bartlett, Paynter etc. Slight fading to the signature of Yardley. Printed title and players' names to mount borders. The photograph measures 14.75"x11" and overall 18"x16.5". Foxing to mount and slightly to photograph otherwise a very good image. Rare photograph in this signed form
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
The 5th Test was to be the longest Test match ever and finished in a draw! and would subsequently known as 'The Timeless Test'. It started on the 3rd March and finished, still undecided, on the 14th March when the tourists began a two day rail trip back to the Ship in Cape Town. It was the longest first class match ever played (10 days) and produced the highest aggregate (1981 runs). England's 654-5 remains the highest 4th innings total in all first class cricket. Hammond made 140 in the England 2nd innings, Paynter played and made 62 & 75. In this 'Timeless Test' series, England won 1-0
Lot 418:
Lot 418 Lot 418
West Indies cricket 1954/55. Official mono press photograph of Princess Margaret being presented to the players before the match, Barbados v British Guiana, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown. The photograph by Keystone Press Agency, New York, is dated 15th February 1955. 10"x8". VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 419:
Lot 419 Lot 419
Rohan Kanhai. West Indies tour to Australia 1960/61. 'Tied Test' series. Original mono press photograph of a smiling Kanhai with Tom Dewdney, posing on the deck of sailing boat, both wearing formal attire. Various official Australian press stamps to verso including Daily Sun, Herald etc. Includes an original press cutting (now detached from the photograph) describing Kanhai's recent achievement of Kanhai's record 254 against Victoria, then the highest by a West Indian against an Australian team. 8.5"x6.5". Some creasing, otherwise in good condition. A nice image
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 420:
Lot 420
West Indies tour to Australia 1960/61. 'Tied Test' series. Original mono press photograph taken during the tour match, Australia XI v West Indians, Perth, 4th-8th November 1960. The photograph taken on the first day of the match depicts both West Indies batsmen at the same end, Sobers being run out for 20. The match was drawn. Australian press stamp for 'Herald' and date stamp for 7th November 1960 to verso. Slight damage to the image. Sold with a mono press photograph of Lance Gibbs and Seymour Nurse standing at a dart board, dated 21st February 1961, possibly at Canberra. Both photographs approx. 7"x5.5". Qty 2. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 421:
Lot 421
West Indies and Australia Test tours 1950s. Original mono press photograph of Sonny Ramadhin signing a bat at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with Ian Johnson of Victoria looking over his shoulder. Press date stamp to verso 28th November 1951. Sold with a mono press photograph of captains, players and umpires inspecting the wicket on the 1954/55 tour to West Indies, possibly at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, Players featured include the captains, Ian Johnson, and Denis Atkinson, also Frank Worrell and others. Press date stamp to verso for 19th July 1955. 8"x5" and smaller. Minor faults, otherwise good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 422:
Lot 422 Lot 422
West Indies. 'The Three W's'. Australia tour to West Indies 1954/55. Three original mono press photographs, one of Everton Weekes in batting action at Port of Spain, second Test, Clyde Walcott at the Kensington Oval, fourth Test, both in the 1954/55 Test series, and Frank Worrell, location and date unknown. Odd minor faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 423:
Lot 423 Lot 423
Garry Sobers. West Indies 1957-1971. Three original mono press photographs, two of Sobers in batting action, one at Trent Bridge in 1957, another at Sydney 1969, the third bowling at practice nets at Brisbane in 1971. Press stamps for Central Press, London, and Australian agencies, Herald and John Fairfax. Each approx. 8"x10". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
Lot 424:
Lot 424 Lot 424
England v South Africa 1935. Two original mono press photographs of action from the 1935 Test series. One depicts Hammond being given out by the umpire, stumped by Cameron off Vincent in the fifth Test at the Oval. A large crowd visible in the background. Nice image. Press stamp for Central Press Photos, London and dated 19th August 1935. The other depicts Hammond playing a sweep shot with R.E.S. Wyatt at the non-strikers end. Red stain to image, otherwise good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 425:
Lot 425 Lot 425
Australia tour to England 1938. Original sepia press photograph of Bradman playing a shot to leg with a large crowd looking on in the background on the first day of the opening match of the tour, Worcestershire v Australians, Worcester, 30th April- 3rd May 1938. Bradman made 258, Australians winning by an innings and 77 runs. Official stamp for Keystone press agency, London, and dated to caption label, 30th April 1938. 10"x8". G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 426:
Lot 426 Lot 426
Australian Test cricketers 1938-1946. Three original mono press photographs featuring Australian Test cricketers. Players featured are Lindsay Hassett and Bill Brown on board ship for the 1938 tour to England. 'The Argus', Melbourne. Bill Brown cutting the cake with his wife on their wedding day. 'Sunday Sun' (Sydney) 1940. Keith Miller being measured up for his Australia blazer with Lindsay Hassett looking on. 'Daily Sun', dated 23rd November 1946. Each 6.5"x8.5". Qty 3. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 427:
Lot 427 Lot 427
Australia tour to England 1948. Original mono press photograph of the Australian team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire for the opening match of the 1948 series v Worcestershire, 28th-30th April 1948. Official press stamp and caption label to verso for Central Press Photos, London. 10"x8". Nice image. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
Lot 428:
Lot 428 Lot 428
Australia tour to England 1948. Original mono press photograph of Don Bradman and Lindsay Hassett sharing a joke as they walk on to the field for the opening match of the 1948 series v Worcestershire, 28th-30th April 1948. Official press stamp and caption label to verso for Daily Mail, London. 9"x7.5". Excellent image. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £150
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Lindsay Hassett. Australia. Three original mono press photographs featuring Hassett in non-cricketing settings. One depicts Hassett in conversation with Len Hutton at The Savoy 1953, ordering luggage at Motons in London, 1953, and Hassett singing a song with Bill Johnson at The Savoy in 1956. All three photographs by Reuter of London. Each measures 6"x8". G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 430
Australia tours to England 1953 and 1956. Two original mono press photographs of the Australian team walking on to the field. One at East Moseley for the opening match of the 1953 tour features Hassett, de Courcy, Morris, Benaud, Harvey, Ring, Johnston, Lindwall and Tallon. Reuter of London. The other of the team walking out at Old Trafford on the 1956 tour including Johnson and Miller. Publisher unknown. Approx. 8"x6". Pin holes to the 1953 image, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Australia tour to England 1956. Three original press photographs from the 1956 tour. One of Australian captain, Ian Johnson shaking hands with the Duke of Norfolk (Reuter), the other with Hassett and David Sheppard, captain of the Duke of Norfolk's XI tossing the coin (Paul Popper), both for the opening match of the tour played at Arundel, 28th April 1956. The third image depicts Johnson and Keith Miller receiving their M.B.E. medals at Buckingham Palace 23rd September 1956 (Associated Press, London). Each measures 6"x8". G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Opening tour matches 1956-1971. Three excellent images of match action from the opening first-class tour matches at Worcester. Matches are Worcestershire v Australians 1956 (Central Press Photos, London), v New Zealand 1965 (Press Association, London), and v Pakistan 1971 (Sport & General, London). VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
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Lot 433
Australia tour to England 1964. A collection of sixteen official pre-tour player portrait photographs of members of the 1964 Australian touring party, produced for release to the national press, each player depicted head and shoulders. Players are Burge, Connolly, Corling, Cowper, Hawke, Jarman, Lawry, McKenzie, Martin, O'Neill, Potter, Redpath (two different), Simpson (two copies) and Veivers. All photographs by Press Portrait Bureau, Wallington, Surrey. 4"x6". VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 434
India tour to England 1967. A collection of seven official pre-tour player portrait photographs of members of the 1967 India touring party, produced for release to the national press, each player depicted head and shoulders. Players are Bedi, Borde, Chandrasekhar, Engineer, Prasanna, Wadekar, and the manager, Tarapor. All photographs by Press Portrait Bureau, Wallington, Surrey. 4"x6". VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
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The Oval 1965. Excellent original mono photograph of the iconic gas holder overlooking The Oval ground, with a mirror image spectacularly reflected in a flooded outfield. The photograph taken after a downpour during the Surrey v Middlesex match, dated 20th July 1965. Central Press Photos, London. 8"x10". VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
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England v West Indies. Fourth Test, Headingley, 4th-8th August 1966. Six original mono press photographs of action from the fourth Test. Players featured include Garry Sobers playing a sweep shot, David Holford being clean bowled by Ken Higgs (second day), Colin Milburn playing an attacking pull shot, wicket-keeper, Jackie Hendricks, taking a diving catch to dismiss Geoff Boycott off Lashley, Basil Butcher celebrating taking the catch at slip to dismiss Ken Higgs off Sobers, and Tom Graveney turning to see his leg stump spiralling having been bowled by Wes Hall (day 3). All Sport & General, London. Each measures 10"x8". Age toning to some, otherwise nice images in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £80
West Indies beat England by an innings and 55 runs, Nurse scoring 137 and Sobers 174 in the West Indies' only innings
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England v West Indies. First Test, Old Trafford, 12th-17th June 1969. Six original mono press photographs of action from the first Test. Players featured include a determined Garry Sobers playing a pull shot off Illingworth, David Brown cleaned bowled middle stump by Sobers, Jackie Hendricks taking the catch to dismiss Basil D'Oliveira off the bowling of Shepherd, Alan Knott taking the catch to dismiss Clive Lloyd off Brown, Basil Butcher being dismissed l.b.w. by Knight, and John Snow bowling out Clive Lloyd. All Central Press Photos, London. Each measures 10"x8" (one slightly trimmed). Odd minor faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
England beat West Indies by ten wickets, Geoff Boycott top scoring with 128 in England's first innings
Lot 438:
Lot 438
Walter Reginald Hammond. Gloucestershire & England 1920-1951. Mono press photograph of Wally Hammond on board the cross channel steamer 'Invicta' returning to England from the victorious M.C.C. tour of Australia in 1928/29. The photograph shows Hammond full length wearing long coat, with a hat in one and a cigarette in the other in front of the wheel and dorade box (ventilator cowl). The photograph by 'Topical Press Agency of Fleet Street' measures 8"x10". Title to back read 'Wally Hammond, the wonder batsman of the tour'. Excellent period image. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £120
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Lot 439
Joseph 'Joe' Hardstaff Jnr. Nottinghamshire, Auckland & England, 1930-1955. Original sepia press photograph of Hardstaff, head and shoulders in cricket attire. Nicely signed in black ink by Hardstaff with dedication. Central Press Photos, London. Nice image. 4.75"x6.5". Minor stain to lower edge, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 440
England v Australia. 100th Test Match 1921. An excellent original sepia press photograph of Donald Knight and Percy Holmes walking out to bat for England at the start of the first Test, Trent Bridge, 28th-31st May 1921, the 100th Test match between the two sides. The photograph measures 6.25"x8.25". Photographer unknown. Sold with an official scorecard for the match with complete printed scores, signed in ink to the top edge by the England captain, Johnny Douglas, and Vallance Jupp. Some fading to the signatures. Each item laid to tightly trimmed contemporary mount. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £480
Australia won the first Test by ten wickets
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M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1927/28. Excellent original mono press photograph of Ian Peebles being welcomed by Arthur Gilligan and Percy Chapman at Waterloo Station on the return of the touring party in March 1928. The three are standing full length, smartly dressed in overcoats, Gilligan wearing thick gloves, and Peebles holding his pet parrot in a cage. The photograph by Sport & General, London, measures 6"x8". Adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
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Scarborough Cricket Festival 1937 and 1938. Six good original mono candid photographs of teams and players at Scarborough. Photographs feature Len Hutton wearing a suit in the town, signed to the photograph by Hutton, Joe Hardstaff and Hedley Verity, both 1937, the Gentlemen's team walking off the field, and the Players lined up in front of the pavilion, Ben Barnett walking off the field with Bill Bowes, Stan McCabe and Bill O'Reilly surrounded by spectators, all 1938. Each photograph approx. 3.5"x2.5". VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £120
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England v Australian Services 1945. A pair of original mono photographs taken at the match played at Lord's, 19th-22nd May 1945. One depicts the England team walking on to the field, nicely signed in ink to the photograph by Jack Robinson and Alf Gover. Other players featured include Hutton, Washbrook, Hammond, Ames, Edrich etc. The other photograph features the Australian Services XI walking on to the field, including Hassett, Sismey, Miller, Pepper, Cheetham etc. Both photographs, by Sport & General, measure 8"x6", and are laid to photographer's mounts, each overall 10"x8". Sold with an official scorecard for the match. Some faults to the mounts including pin holes and adhesive marks to the verso of one, the photographs in very good condition. Nice images. Qty 3
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £180
Keith Miller top scored in the match with 105 in the Australians' first innings, Australia winning by six wickets
Lot 444:
Lot 444
Edward 'Eddie' Paynter. Lancashire & England 1926-1945. Original mono portrait photograph of Paynter, head and shoulders, wearing cricket attire. The photograph by Albert Wilkes & Son, West Bromwich, measures 3.5"x5.5". VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
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Douglas Robert Jardine. Oxford University, Surrey & England 1920-1934. Original mono head and shoulders portrait of Jardine wearing M.C.C. tour blazer. The photograph, by F.J. Worger, Racing & Sports Pictures, London, measures 4"x6". Crease to one corner. Sold with a signature in ink of Jardine on piece laid to white card. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £75
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Lot 446
Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji. Cambridge University, Sussex, London County & England 1924-1932. Original mono press photograph of Duleepsinhji standing in front of the scoreboard having scored 254no for Cambridge University in the match v Middlesex at Fenner's, 7th-10th May 1927. Handwritten description to verso, with name of the photographer, 'A. Broom, 11 Priory Street, Cambridge'. Date stamp of 13th May 1927. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £95
The name 'A. Broom' may be that of Mrs. Albert Broom (Christina Livingston, 1862-1939), Britain's first female freelance press photographer. For thirty years she photographed the teams in the Oxford and Cambridge boat race
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Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Three interesting and original promotional sepia press photographs relating to Sutcliffe and the making of Stuart Surridge 'Herbert Sutcliffe Autograph' cricket bats. In two images Sutcliffe is depicted in the factory, wearing a suit, preparing to split a section of willow trunk, in another he is posing planing a bat. Both photographs by Planet News of London. In the third image Sutcliffe is wearing his M.C.C. touring blazer and discussing one of the bats with a group of school boys, the photograph by 'P.N.A. Photo', London. Each measures approx. 10"x8". Odd minor faults including loss to the corner of one photograph, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
Lot 448:
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England v South Africa 1951. Original mono press photograph of the England team with the two umpires taken prior to the first Test match against South Africa in 1951 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The photograph very nicely signed in ink by all twelve members of the England team to image. Signatures are Freddie Brown (Captain), Compton, Bailey, Bedser, Hutton, Simpson, Evans, Wardle, Watson, Tattersall, Kenyon and Ikin. Photograph by Central Press Photos Ltd. 10"x8". VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £85
In the first Test, South Africa beat England by 71 runs. Nourse making 208, Simpson 137, Compton 112 etc. Rowan and Mann bowled England out in their second innings for 114 to win the match
Lot 449:
Lot 449
England Test teams 1936-1975. An excellent selection of sixty original official mono press photographs in two files of England teams for the period at various grounds. Earlier England teams include v India 1936, 1946, 1952 (Qty 2), 1959 (3), v South Africa 1948 (2), 1955 (4), 1960s (3), v New Zealand 1937, 1949, 1958 (2), v West Indies 1950 (3), 1957 (4), 1963, v South Africa 1951 (3), v Australia 1953 (2), 1956 (2), 1961, v Pakistan 1954 (3), 1962 etc. Also a photograph of the M.C.C. team on tour in Australia in 1946/47, two in 1950/51, England XI v West Indies at Eastbourne and Indian Gymkhana v India at Osterley 1950. The majority 6.5"x4.5" with official press stamps to verso. G/VG
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £260
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International Wanderers tour to South Africa March-April 1976. Official mono photograph of the International Wanderers touring party, seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. Players featured are G. Chappell (Captain), M. Denness, D. Lillee, G. Gilmore, G. Turner, J. Shepherd, A. Hurst, M. Kent, P. Edmonds, M. Walker, A. Mallett, D. Underwood, J. Morrison, R. Taylor, I. Chappell (inset), R. Benaud (Manager) and F. Twistleton (Assistant Manager). The photograph measures 9.5"x7.5", laid to official photographer's mount with hand printed title and players' names to mount borders. Official stamp for Pictone Studios, Johannesburg to verso. Overall 15"x12". Very good condition. Sold with an official brochure for the tour, published in English and Afrikaans, fully signed to the pen pictures in the English section by the fifteen featured members of the touring party. Also the original scorebook including complete scores for all matches played on the tour. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £130
Lot 451:
Lot 451
Scarborough Cricket Club 1920s. Two original mono studio portrait photographs of Presidents of Scarborough Cricket Club. One of Sir William Middlebrook, President in 1928. The photograph by Sarony of Scarborough measures 9"x12", laid to official photographer's mount, overall 12.5"x16". Printed title to top border of mount, signed and dated to lower mount border by Middlebrook and dated '1928'. Foxing to mount, 1" scratch to photograph, otherwise in good condition. Sold with another studio portrait photograph by Elliott & Fry of London of an unidentified sitter, laid to original mount, overall 13"x15.5". Some loss and damage to the mount, the image in very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £320
Lot 452:
Lot 452
South Africa v England 1948. Large, attractive original panoramic mono photograph of Ellis Park, Johannesburg, taken during the second Test, 27th-30th December 1948, depicting the match in progress with huge crowds in attendance. Printed title to lower mount border. Previously sold as lot 434 in the Christie's M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction, 13th April 1987. The photograph measures approx. 35"x11", mounted, framed and glazed, overall 41"x16.5". Photographer unknown. An excellent image in very good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: unsold
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George Aubrey Faulkner. Transvaal & South Africa 1924. Excellent original mono photograph of Faulkner standing three quarter length wearing cricket attire, hands in pockets. Blind embossed stamp to one corner for Daily Mail, London. Previously sold as lot 429 in the Christie's M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction, 13th April 1987. The photograph measures approx. 6"x8". Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 11"x13.5". Handwritten caption to verso. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
At his peak, Aubrey Faulkner was considered one of the best batsmen in the world and, as a leg spin bowler, was one of the first to use the googly. In 1913 he settled in England and founded a renowned cricket school in London
Lot 454:
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'Players of England v Uddingston' 1905. Original sepia photograph of the teams photographed at the match played at Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, 23rd- 24th June 1905. The players seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire, blazers and assorted headgear, with the pavilion and scoreboard in the background. Players' names and title printed to lower mount border. Notable players featured include J.R. Gunn, G. Gunn, Iremonger, Vogler, Cranfield etc. Formerly from the collection of John Gunn, his name annotated to verso in pencil and overwritten in ink. Details of the match cannot be found. The photograph, by Maclure, Macdonald & Co., Electric Light Photo Artists, Glasgow, measures 11.5"x8.5". Laid to official photographer's mount, overall 20"x15.5". Some foxing, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an unrelated early original photograph of the Holloway Sanatorium Team, date unknown. Overall 18.5"x15". Qty 2. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 455
Yorkshire C.C.C. 1938. Original sepia press photograph of Arthur Mitchell and Wilf Barber walking out to bat for Yorkshire. The photograph is dated to verso 1938, match unknown. 8"x10". Adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Nice image
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Leicestershire C.C.C. 1912. Official sepia photograph of the 1912 Leicestershire team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire, some with blazers and caps. Seated to the centre is the captain, John Shields. The photograph by F. Lumber of Leicester measures 6"x4.5", laid to photographer's mount, overall 10"x8". Some foxing to mount, the photograph in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
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Leicestershire C.C.C. 1928. Official sepia photograph of the 1928 Leicestershire team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire and blazers, some with caps. Players featured include Dawson (Captain), Geary, Bowley, Astill, Snary etc. 8"x6" laid to photographer's mount, overall 12"x10". Photographer unknown. Foxing to mount, the photograph in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
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Leicestershire C.C.C. 1930. Official mono photograph of the 1930 Leicestershire team, the players seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. Players featured are de Lisle (Captain), Armstrong, Snary, Shipman, Coleman, Berry, Bowley, Riley, Geary, Astill and Sidwell. Formerly the property of Frederick Bowley, his named handwritten to verso. The photograph by A. Wilkes & Son, West Bromwich. 13"x9.5". Slight trimming, vertical creasing and wrinkling, 3" tear to lower edge with tape repair to verso
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Leicestershire C.C.C. 1937. Official mono photograph of the Leicestershire team for the match v Sussex played at Aylestone Road, Leicester, 26th-28th May 1937, the players seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. Players featured are Dempster (Captain), Riley, Graham, Watson, H.A. Smith, Prentice, Bowley, Corrall, Armstrong, Geary, Astill and Berry. The photograph by A. Wilkes & Son, West Bromwich. 14.5"x11.5". An excellent image in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Henry Graham played only twenty three first-class matches 1936-1937.
Lot 460:
Lot 460
'W.G. Grace's Jubilee, July 1898'. Early original sepia photograph of the Gentlemen team for Gentlemen v Players, Lord's, 18th-20th July 1898. The players are seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire, blazers and assorted headwear. Players featured are Grace, Kortwright, Mason, Maclaren, Dixon, Woods, Stoddart, Townsend, Jackson, Wynyard and MacGregor, also the umpire, West. Formerly the property of J.R. Mason, his name annotated to verso. The photograph by E. Hawkins & Co., Brighton measures 11.5"10.5", laid to official photographer's mount, overall 13.5"x11.5". Printed titles and players' names to mount borders, the mount slightly trimmed. Some fading, foxing and age toning to photograph, otherwise a nice image in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £110
The match was won by the Players by 137 runs, Grace scoring 43 in the first innings and ending 31no in the second. Top scorer in the match was William Gunn with 139 in the Players' first innings, J.T. Hearne taking eleven wickets in the match
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George Gunn. Nottinghamshire & England 1902-1932. Original mono photograph of the Notts Unity Cricket Club team, the players seated and standing in rows on the pavilion steps wearing cricket attire. A youthful George Gunn is seated second from the right in the front row. The photograph by E.P. Short of Nottingham is undated but probably c1900. 8"x6" laid to photographer's mount and presented in original grey folder. Slight foxing and wear to mount and folder, the photograph in very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Notts Unity C.C. was one of the founding members of the Nottinghamshire Cricket Association, formed in 1898. In the 1950s the Club merged with Casuals C.C. to become Notts Unity Casuals C.C.
Lot 462:
Lot 462
England v Australia 1953. Excellent large original press photograph showing Len Hutton almost giving a chance to the Australian slip cordon. In the process of making the shot he has lost his cap which has landed behind the stumps. The image captures the ball in the air with the look of anticipation on the faces of the six Australians in the slip cordon. Excellent image with eight of the Australians, Miller, Hassett, Morris, De Courcy, Archer, Hole, Langley and the bowler Lindwall in the photograph, Bill Edrich is the other England batsman. Central Press Photos Ltd of Fleet Street. 12"x10". Superb image. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
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Don Bradman. Australia tour to England 1948. Original mono press photograph of the Captains, Don Bradman and Walter Robins walking off the field having tossed for innings for H.D.G. Leveson Gower's XI v Australians, at a misty Scarborough, 8th-10th September 1948. This was Bradman's last match for Australia in England. The photograph with blind embossed stamp for Walkers Studios, Scarborough to lower right corner, and official stamp to verso. 8.25"x6.25". A nice image in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
The match was drawn with Bradman scoring 153 and Barnes 151 for the Australians in their only innings
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Cricket portraits early 1950s/1960s. A selection of eleven original mono portrait photographs by Walkers Studios of Scarborough. Each player is depicted head and shoulders wearing cricket attire and/ or blazer in a cricket setting. Each photograph measures approx. 6"x8", uniformly laid to photographer's mounts with the player's name and team hand printed to the lower mount border. Some photographs are dated. Each overall 10"x12". Photographs are T.A. Hall, G.W. Richardson (dated 1959), Derbyshire, S. Singh, M.E.L. Melluish (2 copies), R.A. Hutton, Cambridge University (dated 1962), J.A. Bailey, T.E. Bailey, Essex, J.J. Warr, Middlesex, C.D. Drybrough, Oxford University (dated 1962), and W.S. Surridge, Surrey. Wear and age toning to the majority of mounts and some photographs, the remaining images in good condition. Sold with a colour lithograph "Supplement to Mayfair" of H.D.G. Leveson Gower ('Shrimp') by Spy, published as a Jubilee Souvenir of the Scarborough Cricket Festival circa September 1921. The page slightly trimmed and laid to contemporary card mount, overall 8.75"x12". G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £160
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Lot 465
Benjamin Blomley. Lancashire 1903-1922. Mono real photograph studio portrait postcard of Blomley, head and shoulders wearing hat and suit. The photograph by Gale's Studios, date stamped to verso 11th August 1926. Signed in ink to the photograph by Blomley, Some smudging to signature, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an original mono 'Swantype' photograph of Arthur Webb Mold (Lancashire & England 1889-1901) in bowling pose at the wicket at Old Trafford, laid to card. Photographer unknown. 4"x6". Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
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William Walter Lowe. Cambridge University & Worcestershire 1895-1911. Original mono cabinet card photograph of Lowe, full length in bowling pose at the wicket. Photograph by Nichols of Stamford. Nicely signed and dated in black ink to the photograph 'W.W. Lowe 1897'. Photographer's title to lower border. Card measures 4.25"x6.5". Wear to verso, light surface marks to the photograph, otherwise a nice image in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £320
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Joe Hardstaff Jnr. Nottinghamshire & England 1930-1955. Original mono press photograph of Hardstaff in batting action for England v The Rest in the Test Trial played at Canterbury, 10th-12th July 1946. Billy Griffith, the Sussex wicketkeeper and Captain of The Rest is looking on as the ball flies down the leg side. Signed in blue ink to the photograph 'Best wishes, Joe Hardstaff'. The photograph by Keystone Press Agency, London, measures 7.5"x5.75". A nice image in good condition. Sold with an original sepia press photograph of F.R. Brown (Captain) and Denis Compton (Vice-captain), on a training run on the outfield during the 1950/51 M.C.C. tour to Australia. Associated Press, London. 5.75"x8". Light adhesive marks to the photograph, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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West Indies tour to England 1950. Official mono photograph of thirteen playing members of the West Indies touring party seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. Players featured include Goddard (Captain), Christiani, Gomez, Jones, Marshall, Pierre, Rae, Ramadhin, Valentine, Walcott, Weekes etc. Also includes the Manager, Jack Kidney. The photograph by Graphic Photo Union, London, measures 8.25"x6.25". A nice image in very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £190
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Crystal Palace Cricket Club 1892. Original sepia photograph of the Crystal Palace team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire, caps, boaters and some in blazers. Handwritten inscription in ink to verso, 'Crystal Palace C.C. "Devonshire Tour" 1892. Won 4, Lost 3, Drawn 2 = 9'. The team features some notable cricketers of the period including S. Colman (Surrey 1882, six matches), A.E. Knight (Leicestershire & England 1892-1912), W.G. Heasman (Sussex 1885-1895, 15 matches) etc. The photograph measures 11.75"x9.5" laid to slightly larger official photographer's mount with gilt edges, players' names annotated in ink to mount borders. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £90
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Lot 470
M.C.C. Tour to India, Pakistan and Ceylon 1951/52. A nice selection of thirty two original mono candid photographs and odd postcard taken on the voyage and during the tour. Photographs include a group photograph of the team at the Maharajkumar of Vizianagram's palace, on sightseeing excursions, a match in progress at Eden Gardens, Calcutta etc. Players featured include Kenyon, Carr, Graveney, Ridgway, Shackleton, Spooner, Statham etc. Some photographs with handwritten annotations to verso. Various sizes from 6"x4" to 3.5"x2.5". Owner unknown. Some faults to the odd photograph, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 471
Victor Trumper. Australia. Folder comprising over sixty modern mono prints of photographic reproductions of original photographs, apparently from the Australia tours to England in 1902 and 1909, and possibly others. One photograph is marked 'Lord's 1902', and others feature Trumper, Cotter, Carter, Macartney etc., all in various batting, bowling and wicket keeping poses, in the nets, views of grounds with match in progress etc. Also includes a number of images of W.G. Grace. Each print measures approx. 10"x8" and is contained in a Phillips auctioneers folder with handwritten annotation to front cover, 'Copies of photos taken on Trumper's tour'. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Edgar Lloyd 'Gar' Waddy. New South Wales 1896-1921. A selection of eight original sepia photographs originally from the Waddy family collection, the majority with handwritten annotations to verso. Photographs include one of Gar Waddy standing at the wicket full length in wicketkeeping attire, dated to verso '1920'. A sepia photograph of Waddy in batting pose in a garden. The photograph laid to photographer's mount with annotation to verso 'With love from Gar' and dated 9th February 1899. Two gentlemen sleeping in front of a pavilion (dated 1906), an informal team photograph, locations unknown, and four portrait photographs of Waddy's father, Lt. Col. Richard A. Waddy. Various sizes, 4.5"x7" and smaller, some laid to photographer's mounts. Some faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Gar Waddy was the middle of three cricketing brothers, the eldest of whom, Percival Stacy Waddy played first-class cricket for Oxford University 1896-1897, the youngest appeared for Warwickshire 1919-1922. Stacy Waddy's son, Bernard Broughton Waddy, also played in four matches for Oxford University in 1932
Lot 473:
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Australia tour to England 1921. Two original sepia press photographs, one of Herbie Collins batting for the Australians in the tour match v Surrey at The Oval, Central News, London, 6.5"4.75", another of Ted McDonald walking across the pitch holding a cricket bat, Central Press Photos, London, 6.5"x8.5". Sold with two sepia plainback postcard size photographs of the 1921 fifth Test at The Oval in progress. Fading to both images. Some faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Australia tour to England 1926. Three original sepia press photographs of action from tour matches. Includes two from the match against Cambridge University at Fenner's, one of Warren Bardsley batting for Australia, the other of Dawson batting for Cambridge. Also Everett batting for Australia in the tour match v Leicestershire. All three photographs from the Central News Agency, each 6.5"x4.75". G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Australian Test cricketers c.1920. Eight original sepia press photographs of Australian Test cricketers of the period. The players depicted in various poses walking out to bat, at the crease, portraits etc. Players featured include Herbie Collins, Charlie Kelleway, Charles Macartney, Vic Richardson, Bill Ponsford, Warren Bardsley watching a match in 1937 etc. Also a head and shoulders portrait photograph of Sid King, the New South Wales rugby player and referee. The majority of photographs with later date stamps. Various shapes and sizes, 6"x8" and smaller. Qty 9. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 476:
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Kent and England Test cricketers c.1920. Six original mono and sepia press photographs of Kent players who also represented England. Photographs include three of Frank Woolley, one in batting pose (by E.L. Mitchell of Perth), two head and shoulders portraits, two portraits of Percy Freeman, and another of Les Ames. Official press stamps to verso of the majority including Herald (Australia), Central Press (London), Sporting Life etc. 5.5"x7" and smaller. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
Lot 477:
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England Test cricketers 1920-1948. Six original mono press photographs of England Test cricketers. Photographs are Herbert Strudwick in fielding pose annotated date to verso '1920/21', and a head and shoulders portrait of Strudwick, 1926[?] (both clipped to one corner. Jack Hobbs walking out to bat v Australia at Sydney in the 1928/29 Ashes series. George Geary, three quarter length, and another in bowling pose, both dated 1934. Head and shoulders portrait of Patsy Hendren wearing England cap and blazer in 1948. 4.75"x6.5" and smaller. Two with press stamps for Central Press. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 478:
Lot 478
Denijs Paul Beck 'Denys' Morkel. South Africa tour to England 1929. Seventeen original mono mainly candid photographs originally from the personal collection of Denys Morkel. Photographs include Morkel with Pat Webster at Cambridge University, Morkel, Christy and Owen-Smith at Southampton, members of the touring party 'busking' on arrival at Southampton, crowd scenes at the Lord's Test, social gatherings etc. Some photographs laid down to original album pages. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 479:
Lot 479
Denijs Paul Beck 'Denys' Morkel. South Africa tour to England 1929. Four original mono press photographs from the tour originally from the personal collection of Denys Morkel. Images depict members of the touring party selecting Stuart Surridge bats and equipment soon after arriving in England. The South Africans walking on to the field for the second match of the tour v Plum Warner's XI at Bearsted, Kent. Morkel batting for the South Africans v M.C.C. at Lord's. Morkel and Duminy on the Roker Promenade, Sunderland. Each approx. 8"x6". Sport & General press stamp to verso of three. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
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Australia Test cricketers. A selection of seven original mono press photographs with the odd restrike. Players featured include Archie Jackson batting in the nets, undated. Bert Ironmonger, head and shoulders, dated 1932, and a later restrike of Ironmonger's bowling action. Jack Fingleton in batting action 1933. Head and shoulders portrait of Ben Barnett dated 1934. Len Darling being dismissed for Victoria in 1936. H.S. 'Hammy' Love (1 Test, 1933) giving a speech in 1958. Press agency stamps to some including S.H. Sport, Sport & General, John Fairfax etc. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. Odd faults including some press masking, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 481:
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Australia tour to England 1934. Three original mono press photographs featuring R.E.S. Wyatt batting for M.C.C. in the tour match at Lord's, Darling batting for the Australians v Cambridge University at Fenners, and Bill Brown batting for the Australians v Gentlemen, Lord's. Sold with Ponsford being dismissed caught by O'Reilly in the match New South Wales v The Rest, Sydney, 24th-28th November 1933, and a young Jack Nye of Sussex being given instruction by Alan Fairfax of Australia on bowling grips. Press agency stamps for Sport & General, News Photos etc. Sizes range from 10"x8" to 7"x5". Qty 5. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 482:
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Cricket in Australia 1936/37. Five original mono press photographs from the Australian 1936/37 season. Don Bradman in batting practice at Melbourne, January 1937. Bradman tossing for innings with England captain, Gubby Allen, for the first Test, Brisbane. Bradman batting in the nets for the South Australia v New South Wales match, Sydney. Head and shoulders photograph of Vic Richardson, dated 28th October 1936. Arthur Chipperfield batting in the nets, probably at Sydney, dated 28th December 1936. Also Les Ames in batting action for Kent in 1936. Australian press stamps to three images for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. Qty 6. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 483:
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Cricket in Australia 1938/39. Six original mono press photographs including Ernie McCormick in bowling pose prior to the 1938 tour to England. Arthur Chipperfield batting in the nets. 'Chuck' Fleetwood-Smith at bowling practice. Don Bradman and Jack Fingleton walking off the field. Stan McCabe batting for Australia v England, and Ben Barnett's 'webbed wicketkeeping gloves'. Various official press stamps to verso including Sydney Morning Herald, Sport & General, Topical Press Agency, Fox Photos and Keystone. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 484:
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Australia tour to England 1938. Six original mono press photographs from the 1938 tour including Don Bradman leading the team on to the field at Trent Bridge for the first Test. Les Ames in wicketkeeping pose. Jack Badcock and Eddie Paynter in batting action at The Oval. Two of Jack Fingleton in batting action in tour matches. Official press stamps to verso for Central Press and Sport & General. 6.5"x5" and smaller. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 485:
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Australia tour to England 1938. Two excellent official mono press photographs, one depicting the Surrey captain, R.E.S. Holmes, tossing for innings with Don Bradman, with the Surrey groundsman, Austin 'Bosser' Martin looking on. Also the captains Charles Lyttelton and Bradman tossing for innings at the opening match of the tour at Worcester. Central Press Photos stamp to verso of both. 6.5"x4.75". VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 486:
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Don Bradman. England v Australia 1938-1939. Two original mono press photographs, one of Wally Hammond and Don Bradman tossing for innings at Trent Bridge. Central Press Photos. The other of Bradman and Ben Brown walking off the pitch after inspecting the wicket at Brisbane 1938/39. Courier-Mail. Both photographs 4.75"x6.5". VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 487:
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Australia v England 1946/47. Two photographs of Len Hutton and Cyril Washbrook walking out to bat for England, one at Melbourne in the third Test, the other in the fifth Test at Sydney. One with Australian press stamp to verso for John Fairfax Group. Also Ian Johnson and Sid Barnes walking out to bat for Australia at Sydney. Daily Sun. 6.5"x4.75". Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 488:
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M.C.C. tour to Australia 1946/47. Three original mono press photographs from the opening match of the tour, Northam and County Districts v M.C.C., Burwood Park, 2nd & 3rd October 1946. One is a view of the ground and spectators with the match in action, nicely framed by trees on the boundary. The others depict Cyril Washbrook surviving a run out attempt, and James Langridge[?] hitting out. Sold with a mono press photograph of the Australians appealing against Hammond in the Brisbane Test. Publishers unknown. Each 8.5"x6.5". Qty 4. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 489:
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South Africa tour to England 1947. Three original sepia press photographs of match action from the tour match v Surrey at The Oval. Images depict Dudley Nourse being dismissed caught at slip by Bedser off Watts, Bedser again taking a catch, this time to dismiss Mitchell, and Alan Melville batting. Central Press Photos and Reuter. Each approx. 10"x8". Also Denis Compton acknowledging the crowd on reaching 150 in the second Test at Lord's. Sport & General, 8"x6", appears to be a restrike photograph. Qty 4. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 490:
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India tour to Australia 1947/48. Three original mono press photographs from the 1947/48 tour. Images depict the New South Wales captain, Arthur Morris welcoming the Indian captain, Lala Amarnath, Amarnath receiving a telegram announcing the birth of his son, accompanied by P. Sen and J.K. Irani, and a mono head and shoulders portrait of Amarnath (pin holes to corners). Sold with a mono press image of Bradman posing for a photograph in the nets at Perth in 1947/48, and Amarnath being bowled out by Alec Bedser in the second Test v England, 1947. Some photographs with Australian press stamps to verso including Daily News, Perth, Daily Sun etc. Various sizes 7.75"x5.5" and smaller. Qty 5. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 491:
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Don Bradman. Australia tour to England 1948. Two original mono press photographs featuring Don Bradman. One with Allan White tossing for innings for the opening tour match v Worcestershire. The other of Bradman being bowled out by Bedser having scored 146 in the match v Surrey at The Oval. Both photographs 6.5"x4.5" with official stamps for Central Press Photos to verso. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £70
Lot 492:
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Australia tour to England 1948. Five original mono press photographs from the 1948 Ashes tour including Bradman batting v Essex, Bradman playing a cut shot against England, beating Edrich at slip, Keith Miller being felled by a ball from Bedser at Headingley, Sid Barnes collapsed on the ground injured at Old Trafford, Bradman and Brown walking out to bat at Bramall Lane. Also an original mono press photograph of Don Tallon being congratulated on his selection for the first Test v India in 1946/47. Press stamps to verso include Sport & General, Pix Photos (London) and Daily Sun (Australia). Qty 6. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 493:
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England v Australia 1948. Six original mono press photographs from the 1948 Ashes series. Images are Sid Barnes being caught by a sprawling Godfrey Evans, in the first Test, Trent Bridge, and another of Barnes in the nets at The Oval. Neil Harvey being congratulated by Sam Loxton on reaching a century at Headingley. Hutton batting in the fourth Test, Headingley. Don Tallon donning his pads in the nets at Lord's. Bradman hitting out v Worcestershire. Official press stamps to verso include Daily Sun, Herald, Reuter, Sport & General, and Central Press Photos. 5"x6.5" and smaller. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 494:
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England v Australia 1953. 'Coronation Tour'. Six original mono press photographs from the 1953 Ashes series. Image are a head and shoulders portrait of Alan Davidson. Jim Laker, Alan Davidson, Ben Barnett and Ian Johnson playing in a golf match. Alan Davidson taking the catch at slip to dismiss Willie Watson off Miller in the fourth Test at Headingley. Ray Lindwall in bowling action in the fifth Test at The Oval. Ron Archer in batting pose. Lyndsay Hassett being presented to The Queen at Lord's. Press stamps to verso include Central Press Photos, Reuter, Sport & General, The Star etc. The majority 8"x6" G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 495:
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England v Australia 1953. 'Coronation Tour'. Three original mono press photographs from the 1953 Ashes series. Bill Edrich walking off the pitch through a large crowd having been dismissed for a fighting 64 in the fourth Test at Headingley. Hassett batting in the second Test at Lord's in his innings of 104. Godfrey Evans appealing for the catch to dismiss Neil Harvey for 122 in the third Test at Old Trafford. Press stamps to verso for Herald, Sport & General, Eastern Province Herald and Central Press Photos. Each 6"x4". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 496:
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Cricket in Australia 1955 and 1956. Don Bradman and Jack Ryder inspecting the wicket for the Arthur Mailey & Johnny Taylor Testimonial match, I.W.G. Johnson's XI v R.R. Lindwall's XI, Sydney 13th-17th January 1956. 6.25"x8.5". Press stamp to verso for Sydney Morning Herald. Also Ian Johnson with his wife and children in discussion with a railway official at Spencer Street Station, Melbourne, dated 9th February 1955. Bill Watson and Richie Benaud in training on the outfield at Sydney[?], dated 8th November 1955. Both 10"x8". Publishers unknown. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 497:
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Australia tour to England 1956. Six original mono press photographs from the 1956 tour. Images are Australian players meeting the Lord Mayor at a reception at Mansion House, London. Ray Lindwall batting v Cambridge University. Three images of Peter Burge being dismissed at Lord's, bowled out by Titmus v M.C.C., caught Palmer, bowled Warr v Gentlemen, and bowled Trueman in the second Test. Keith Miller and Godfrey in a tangle at the wicket during the third Test at Headingley. All Sport & General, 6"x4". G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
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Australia 1953-1956. Four original mono press photographs including Gil Langley inspecting his split trousers during the fifth Test at The Oval in 1953. The disinterested England batsmen Denis Compton and Peter May are at the wicket. Keith Miller throws his bat having been hit by a delivery from Brian Statham, in the fifth Test at The Oval 1956, and another of Miller being bowled out, match and location not known. Australian players and other guests being introduced to a young kangaroo at a reception held at Kensington Palace Hotel on the 1956 tour. Official Associated Press stamp to verso of two images. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 499:
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M.C.C. tour to Australia 1958/59. Six original mono press photographs of action from the second and third Tests of the 1958/59 Ashes series. Photographs from the second Test at Melbourne, 31st December 1958- 5th January 1959, include Wally Grout stumping Tony Lock off Benaud, Wally Grout attempting the run out of Jim Laker, Australian batsman, Jim O'Neill, playing an attacking shot to leg. From the third Test, Sydney, 9th-15th January 1959, England's Roy Swetman stumbling over the stumps, Swetman leaping into the air to take a return throw. Also Graveney caught at the wicket by Jarman in the tour match, South Australia v M.C.C., Adelaide, 31st October- 3rd November 1958. All photographs by Associated Press, London, each 10"x8". Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 500:
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Australia v South Africa 1952 and 1963. Two official mono press photographs of Australian XI teams for tour matches against South Africa. Players seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. Teams are Australian XI for the tour match at Sydney, 12th-16th December 1952. Players include Ridings (Captain), Davidson, Hole, Archer, Benaud, Craig, McDonald, Noblet etc. Publisher unknown. Also Australian XI v South Africa, Melbourne, 15th-19th November 1963. Players include Simpson (Captain), Redpath, Shepherd, Cowper, Veivers, Hawke, Jarman, Connolly etc. Allan Studio, Collingwood (Melbourne). Both 10"x8". G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 501:
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Wesley Winfield 'Wes' Hall. Barbados, Trinidad, Queensland & West Indies 1955-1971. Four original mono press photographs featuring Hall. Photographs include a close-up portrait of Hall c.1961, 6"x10", one of Hall in an unorthodox batting stance while batting for Queensland v New South Wales in 1961/62, and two of Hall in bowling action for West Indies v Australia on the 1968/69 tour. Official press stamps for Australian agencies including Daily Sun, Herald, John Fairfax Group etc., each 10"x8". Some creasing and light press masking, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Lancelot Richard 'Lance' Gibbs. Guyana, Warwickshire, South Australia & West Indies 1953-1976. Three original mono press photographs featuring Gibbs. Two of the photographs depict Gibbs celebrating with Deryck Murray and Wes Hall in the dressing room having surpassed Fred Trueman's record of 307 Test wickets, the other with Ian Redpath, with whose wicket Gibbs broke Trueman's record. Both 10"x8". Also a close-up portrait of Gibbs holding up his injured finger, 6"x8". Publishers unknown. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
After Trueman, Gibbs was only the second player, and the first spinner, to take 300 Test wickets. He took one more wicket in the match, his last in Test cricket, to finish with a career total of 309
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Frederick Sewards Trueman. Yorkshire & England 1949-1968. Two large original mono press photographs featuring Trueman. One, a good half length image of Trueman walking off the pitch, wearing his England cap, batting gloves in hand. Various press date stamps to verso, the earliest dated 20th January 1959, and one for the Australian newspaper, Daily Sun, dated 11th June 1964 with a press cutting relating to Trueman's complaints about batsman-friendly wickets in the 1964 Ashes series. The other photograph is of Trueman at bowling practice c.1968. Publisher unknown. Both images approx. 11.5"x8.5". Some creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 504:
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Australia tour to England 1968. Four original mono press photographs featuring Australians on the 1968 tour. Photographs depict Ian Redpath and Ian Joslin seated in their hotel surrounded by a collection of pads and bats. Graham McKenzie holding the 'Cricketer of the Year Award' in Brisbane prior to departure for the tour. Paul Sheehan batting in the nets at Lord's. Ian Chappell and Brian Taber walking on to the field at Lord's. All 8"x10". Official press stamps for Sport & General, Central Press, and Brighton Herald. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 505:
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Australian Test cricketers 1950s-1970s. Three original mono press photographs of Australian Test cricketers giving instructions/ coaching etc. All three feature Bertie Oldfield, wearing a suit and trilby hat in both, one giving wicketkeeping coaching to youngsters, c.1952, location unknown. 8.5"x6.5", the other giving a team talk to the players on the pitch with John Inverarity[?] standing alongside. 8"x10". The other, with Ian Craig, discussing batting technique to a group of schoolboys at Knox College, Sydney[?], dated 15th February 1957. Publishers unknown. 8.25"x11.25". Sold with a mono press photograph of Ben Barnett batting for Lord's Taverners v Old England, Lord's, 17th June 1962. 4"x6". Odd faults, overall in good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 506:
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Assorted cricket photographs 1950-1963. Six original mono press photographs including Australians, Roy Howard, Ian Johnson, Lindsay Hassett and F.W. Lockyer at a dinner c.1950. Fred Ridgway coaching schoolboys in the nets. A suited A.G. Moyes in 1950 demonstrating to a group of schoolboys how not to play a shot, and another of Moyes commentating at Sydney. Also a comic cricket match between 'The Whiskers' and 'The Waistcoats' at Dulwich in 1954. Officials for the Imperial Cricket Conference held at Lord's, 17th July 1963. Press stamps for Herald, The Argus, Keystone, Kent Messenger, Sport & General etc. Various sizes from 10"x8" to 6"x4". Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 507:
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Assorted cricket photographs 1950s-1960s. A mixed selection of six original mono press and the odd candid photograph. Players featured include John Goddard, captain of the West Indies, Alf Valentine, both at Taunton on the 1957 tour. Rohan Kanhai in batting action v Australia at Sydney in 1969. Action from a match, possibly from the Fiji tour of Australia, January 1960, with a batsman apparently batting barefoot, playing an attacking shot to leg. Caption to verso suggests Neil[?] Harvey is fielding at slip. Date stamp to verso, 29th February 1960 etc. Official press stamp to verso of the Kanhai image for Australian agencies, Daily Sun and John Fairfax. Various sizes from 10"x8" to 3"x3". G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 508:
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England v India 1967. Four original mono press photographs of action from the 1967 Test series. Photographs are Saxena being bowled out by John Snow, Illingworth pulling Prasanna for four to win the first Test at Headingley, Colin Milburn taking a catch to dismiss Subramanya off Illingworth, and Wadekar playing a cut shot off Illingworth in India's second innings, third Test, Edgbaston. Official stamps to verso for Sport & General and Central Press. One 12"x9", the others 10"x8". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 509:
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Australia v India 1967/68. Four original mono press photographs of action during the 1967/68 Test series. The photographs depict Surti in batting action for India in the first innings, and Bill Lawry batting for Australia in their only innings in the second Test at Melbourne. Both 6.5"x8.5". Also two of the Indian captain, Nawab of Pataudi, batting, one in the third Test at Brisbane, 8"x10", the other in the fourth Test at Sydney, 8.5"x12". Australian News Bureau stamps to the verso of two. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Ian William Geddes Johnson. Victoria & Australia 1935-1957. Three original mono press photographs depicting a sequence of images of Johnson in his bowling action taken when Johnson was playing for an Australian XI v Western Australia, Perth, 28th-31st March 1956. Each photograph dated to verso, 25th March 1956, one with official press stamp for Daily Sun. Each 8.5"x6.5". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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South Africa tour to England 1935. Two mono official and press photographs from the British Sportsman's Club luncheon held at the Savoy Hotel, 17th April 1935, given to the South African touring party during the 1935 tour. One features H.F. Wade (South Africa captain), Viscount Cobham, S.J. Snooke (tour manager), Jack Hobbs etc., the other with South Africans, Dudley Nourse, Arthur Langton, Cyril Vincent, Denis Tomlinson, and English players, Greville Stevens, Charles Lyttelton and 'Monty' Garland-Wells. Official press stamp to verso of both for A.V. Swaebe, London. Sold with an original mono press photograph of H.F. Wade (Captain) and G.W. Klerk, South African Acting High Commissioner at a lunch given by the Union Castle Steamship Company on board the 'Windsor Castle' prior to departing for South Africa. Sport & General. All photographs 8"x6". Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 512:
Lot 512
Walter Reginald Hammond. Gloucestershire & England 1920-1951. Original mono photograph of Hammond, c1930, standing three quarter length wearing batting attire, M.C.C. tour blazer, and cap. Nicely signed to the photograph by Hammond. The photograph by H.K. Fox of Gloucester measures 6"x8", laid to official photographer's mount, framed and glazed overall 11"x14.5". Slight fading to the signature, otherwise in very good condition. A nice image
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £75
Lot 513:
Lot 513
Don Bradman. Mono photograph of Bradman, wearing cricket attire and cap, in batting pose in front of the wicket. Nicely signed in ink by Bradman. 3.5"x5".VG. Previously sold by Knights as part of the Len Hutton collection in 2014
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 514:
Lot 514
England v Australia, Headingley 1930. Excellent original press photograph of the England team taking the field, with a packed pavilion and stand to background, for the 3rd Test played on the 11th-15th July 1930. Players include Chapman, Hobbs, Sutcliffe, Duleepsinhji, Duckworth, Tate, Larwood etc. The photograph measures 6"x4.5". G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
This was the match where Bradman made 334 (his highest Test score) in Australia's first innings. The match was drawn
Lot 515:
Lot 515
'Cricketers Visit Marshall'. Original sepia 'Hollywood' press photograph showing C.B. Fry and G.O. Allen visiting British actor, Herbert Marshall on the set of Ernst Lubitsch's 'Angel' in 1937. Other actors featured in the photograph are Nigel Bruce and Melvyn Douglas. 10"x8". G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 516:
Lot 516
Brabourne Stadium, Bombay, India. Original panoramic photograph of a match in progress with a large crowd in attendance. Date and match unknown, but appears to be 1950's with Worrell and Loxton on the scoreboard, perhaps a Commonwealth tour match. The photograph measures approx. 21"x5.5". Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 30"x15". VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
The Brabourne Stadium was built by the Cricket Club of India and hosted its inaugural first-class match in 1937
Lot 517:
Lot 517
Hambledon. J.C. Squire's 'Invalids' v Hampshire Eskimos, New Years Day, Hambledon. Hampshire. Large original sepia press photograph of 'The teams mascot posing in his historic cricket make up on top of the granite plinth which was erected to commemorate the first match in 1750'. Photograph probably c 1920/30's. 8"x10". Excellent image. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £65
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Lot 518
Frank Edward Woolley. Kent & England 1906-1938. Excellent sepia cabinet card style photograph of Woolley, three quarter length, wearing M.C.C. touring blazer. Photograph by Flemons of Tonbridge. Cabinet card measures 6"x7.5" overall. G.
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 519
Leonard 'Len' Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. 364 record score 1938. Two original mono press photographs of Hutton in batting action during his record innings of 364 against Australia in the fifth Test at The Oval, 20th-24th August 1938. In both photographs Hutton is playing an attacking shot to the leg, one with Bill Brown at short leg taking evasive action. The photographs by Central Press Photos and Sport & General of London. Each measure approx. 10"x8". Heavy diagonal crease to one photograph, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
England amassed the record Test score of 903-7 declared, Leyland (187) and Hardstaff (169no) also making centuries. Australia were then bowled out twice for 201 and 123, both Bradman and Fingleton were absent injured
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Australia tour to England 1953. Excellent mono press photograph of R.J. McNeill, captain of East Moseley C.C., tossing for innings with Lindsay Hassett, captain of the Australians, for the opening charity match of the tour played at East Moseley, Surrey, 26th April 1953. 8"x10". Sold with two other photograph from the Australia tour to England 1956. Original mono press photographs of Richie Benaud, Ian Craig and Ian Johnson in slip catching practice on the 1956 tour and a mono press photograph of Peter Burge playing a pull shot in the third Test at Headingley. He went on to score 160 and Australia won by seven wickets. Both photographs 8"x10". Qty 3. Excellent images. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 521
M.C.C. tour of Australia 1907/08. 'Great International cricket match on the grounds at Melbourne, Australia'. Copyright 1908. Pair of original sepia stereoscopic action photographs of the Australia v England Test match played at Melbourne in 1908. The photograph show the two batsmen running between the wickets and a fielder throwing in to the wicket keeper, scoreboard to background. Faint inscription in pencil to verso, 'Australia v England 1907/08, 2nd Test Match. M.C.G. England 2nd innings. Noble 2 wickets. Fane & Hutchings batting' handwritten. The two very similar photographs are laid down to card mount to enable two dimensional images to become three dimensional images by looking through a special stereoscope viewer. The photographs by Underwood & Underwood Publishers. The photographs each measure 3"x3.25" and overall on card mount 7"x3.5". Rare. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
England won the Test by one wicket. Hutchings made 126 & 39 in the match, Fane made 13 & 50 and Noble 61 & 64
Lot 522:
Lot 522
M.C.C. tours to Australia 1924/25, 1928/29 and 1936/37. Three glass negatives of copies of photographs of M.C.C. touring teams. The captains in the three photographs are Arthur Gilligan, Percy Chapman and Gubby Allen respectively. In each photograph the players are seated and standing in rows wearing tour blazers, and the photographs have been captured partly showing their original photographers' mounts. The negatives may have been used for postcard reproductions. Each slide measures 5.5"x3.5". One slide with accompanying compliment slip for Jennings Limited, City Printing Works, Canterbury. Previously sold by Christies as lot 214, 20th October 1988. Some silvering, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 523:
Lot 523
'The Surrey Eleven' 1883. Mono photograph of the Surrey team 1883, seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. The image, used as the bookplate photograph for the Lillywhite's Annual of 1884, measures 3.5"x2.5" and has been laid to a cabinet card with printed players' names below, framed by a black border. Overall 6.5"x4.25". Light annotations to card, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Lot 524
George Gunn. Nottinghamshire & England 1902-1932. Original mono studio portrait photograph of Gunn, head and shoulders wearing M.C.C. touring blazer and cap. The photograph by Cine Studios, Nottingham, measures 5"x7", laid to photographer's mount, overall 8"x11". Signed in ink 'From George, 1932' to lower mount border. The mount in very fragile condition, the photograph very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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Syed Mushtaq Ali. India 1933/34-1951/52. Original sepia studio photograph of Mushtaq Ali, head and shoulders wearing a suit and tie. Signed with dedication in blue ink to the photograph, 'To Miss Gill F. Bannerman with Best Love from Mushtaq Ali. "Forget me not"'. The photograph probably taken during the 1936 India tour to England. 3.5"x5.25". The photograph has been removed from an album with adhesive marks to verso, the image in very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Mushtaq Ali played in eleven Test matches for India
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Lot 526
William John 'Bill' Edrich. Middlesex & England 1934-1958. Excellent mono studio portrait of Edrich, full length in batting pose at the crease. Nicely signed in blue ink to the photograph by Edrich. The photograph measures 6"x8" laid to official photographer's mount with cover, overall 8"x10". Photographer unknown. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 527:
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Reginald Thomas 'Reg' Simpson. Nottinghamshire & England 1944-1963. A large quantity of over two hundred original small candid mono photographs (odd one in colour) from Simpson's personal collection, the majority taken on sightseeing trips, travelling by aeroplane and sea, some while on overseas cricket tours, a good number in India, including the cricket ground at Indore, also Pakistan, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), South Africa, also in America, on holiday at home and in Europe etc. The odd photograph with annotation to verso, a few with cricket content. Includes an original mono press photograph of Simpson standing with Bill Voce, half length wearing cricket attire, signed in ink to the photograph by Simpson. Complimentary copy to Simpson from the Nottingham Journal, 8.25"x6.25". G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 528:
Lot 528
William Gunn. Nottinghamshire & England 1880-1904. Bookplate photograph of Gunn in batting pose, nicely signed to lower border 'Yours faithfully, William Gunn'. The bookplate appears to have been taken from the 'Jubilee Book of Cricket', Ranjitsinhji 1897. 5.75"x9". G/VG
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £110
Lot 529:
Lot 529
John Shuter. Kent, Surrey & England 1874-1909. Fine original mono photograph of Shuter, three quarter length, in cricket attire. The photograph laid down to photographer's mount with printed title to lower border, 'Mr. J. Shuter, Captain of the Surrey Eleven', and facsimile signature of Shuter above. The photograph, by Franz Baum of 12 Old Bond Street, measures 3.75"x5.5", overall 5"x9.5". Small adhesive mount marks to verso, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Shuter was captain of Surrey 1880-1893
Lot 530:
Lot 530
John Daniell. Cambridge University, Richmond, Middlesex & England. Original photographic/ engraving image of Daniell in rugby pose, with title to lower border. Nicely signed in ink by Daniell to image. Photograph by Elliott & Fry. 5"x8.75". Very light ageing, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Daniell made seven International rugby union appearances, including Captaining the team, for England between 1899-1904. He went on to later be President of the Rugby Football Union. He played County cricket for Somerset from 1998-1927 making 287 appearances
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Kenneth Frank 'Ken' Barrington. Surrey & England 1953-1968. Large blue album with gilt title to front cover, 'To Ann from The Daily Express', comprising a compilation of nice mono photographs of attendees at Barrington's Service of Thanksgiving held at Southwark Cathedral, 28th April 1981. Images include former Test and County cricketers Stuart Surridge, Colin Cowdrey, Fred Trueman, Rev. David Sheppard, Mike Brearley, Ted Dexter, Godfrey Evans, Ian Botham, Graham Gooch, also John Arlott, Harry Secombe etc. Each photograph measures approx. 8.25"x11". Good images. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £55
Lot 532:
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Arthur John William McIntyre. Surrey & England 1938-1963. M.C.C. tour of Australia 1950/51. Collection of twenty five mono and sepia press photographs, originally from the collection of and many featuring Arthur McIntyre. The majority of the photographs taken on the 1950-51 and other tours plus odd photographs of McIntyre relating to Test cricket in England. Photographs include action shots, training, on board ship, deck quoits, team photograph, Christmas party, packing his bags prior to departure, signing autographs, 12th man duties etc. Other players featured include Bedser, Laker, Bailey, Hardstaff, Brown, Close, Compton, Miller, Statham, Berry etc. Some good images. Various sizes, mainly 10"x8" and 6"x4". Some faults to odd photograph including damp damage to edges, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 533:
Lot 533
Cricket press photographs 1953-1981. Eleven original and restrike mono press photographs featuring match action from Surrey v Leicestershire 1953, v Derbyshire 1957, v Lancashire 1958, Brian Statham in batting action for England v Pakistan, Trent Bridge 1962, Alan Knott diving for a catch for England v West Indies, The Oval 1976. Also original mono press portrait photographs of Brian Statham, Alan Knott (two different), Ian Botham and the umpire, Syd Buller etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Alfred Percy Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. Collection of fifteen original mono candid photographs and postcards taken on the M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1927/28 from 'Tich' Freeman's personal collection. Twelve depict demonstrations given by tribesmen and women, the others of Kimberley Diamond mine, one featuring members of the M.C.C. touring party including Freeman, Dawson, Elliott, Geary, Hammond, Holmes, Sutcliffe, Wyatt etc. Various sizes, 5.5"x3.5" and smaller. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £95
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The Incogniti Cricket Club in South Africa 1903. Four original mono photographs of the Incogniti team seated wearing cricket attire in front of corrugated iron pavilions. Two photographs mounted with pencil description to the mounts, one reads 'S.A. Ingogniti[sic] v Krugersdorp 1903', the other is illegible. No record of the tour or matches played can be found. Photographs measure approx. 6.5"x4.5". A fifth smaller candid photograph depicts members of the touring party(?) Picnicking with a carriage in the background. One mount trimmed, the photographs in good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
The Incogniti Cricket Club was founded in 1861 and claims to be the third oldest wandering cricket club after I Zingari and Free Foresters
Lot 536:
Lot 536
Cricket photographs c.1900-1940s. A selection of seven original mono press and studio photographs. Subjects are Nawab of Pataudi in attacking batting pose. George Hirst and Herbert Sutcliffe 1934. Formal family studio portrait including John Richmond Gunn (Nottinghamshire & England 1896-1925). Don Bradman and his wife in 1934 (heavy press masking). Large original press photograph of action from A.P. Freeman's XI v Indians, Gravesend 1936. Official photograph of the 1932 Sussex team. Cyril Washbrook and John Fallows of Lancashire 1946. Sizes range from 12"x10" to 6"x4". Odd minor faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £42
Lot 537:
Lot 537
Frederick Richard 'Freddie' Brown. Cambridge University, Surrey, Northamptonshire & England 1930-1953. Nine original mono press and candid photographs of Brown playing hockey in the late 1930s, golf, also in Army uniform at Buckingham Palace in 1946, and an official group photograph of Brown with other officers of the Royal Army Service Corps etc. Various sizes ranging from 11"x8.5" to 3.5"x2.5". VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £5
Lot 538:
Lot 538
Cricket press photographs 1960s-1990s. Approx. fifty original mono and colour press photographs, some restrikes, covering Test matches and tours, counties etc. Individuals featured in match action, presentations etc. include Ray Illingworth, Alan Knott, Colin Cowdrey, Derek Underwood, Jim Laker, Ken Barrington, Bob Willis, Allan Lamb, Roland Butcher, Neil Burns, Ian Botham, Nick Knight, David Lloyd etc. Test series include England v West Indies 1988, v Pakistan 1996, England on tour in Australia 1974 etc. Various sizes, 12"x9.5" and smaller. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £10
Lot 539:
Lot 539
Three various sized small candid photographs 1920/30's. One of Bradman batting at Leeds 1930, and two featuring Hobbs and the other Fender. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 540:
Lot 540
Dudley Ward MacDonald. Western, Gentlemen of Cheshire and Gentlemen of Lancashire 1865-1868. Original carte de visite of MacDonald in formal attire. Photograph by J.G. Tunny of Edinburgh. Name handwritten in ink to lower border. MacDonald played for the Gentlemen of Cheshire v the Gentlemen of Shropshire and appeared in the same team as A.N. and C.L. Hornby. 2.5"x4". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 541:
Lot 541
William Ward, 1st Earl of Dudley. Original carte de visite photograph of William Ward, head and shoulders in military uniform. Ward played first-class cricket for Oxford University 1838-1842. Photograph by John Watkins of London. 2.5"x4". Small loss to lower right corner, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
The Earl of Dudley was caricatured by Ape (Carlo Pellegrini) in the Vanity Fair magazine, June 1870
Lot 542:
Lot 542
W.G. Grace. c.1880s. Victorian glass lantern slide showing a painted image of a cricket match being played at the Oval with W.G. Grace to foreground, depicted with another cricketer and a lady spectator. Sold with a pack of two decks of 'Vintage Cricket' playing cards by Piatnik of Austria in original box. The cards unopened in original sealed cellophane. VG. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 543:
Lot 543
'The M.C.C. Team to Australia and New Zealand 1950-1951'. Official mono photograph of the M.C.C. team, seated and standing in rows and wearing M.C.C. touring blazers. The photograph laid down to official photographers mount with title to top and players names printed to lower border of mount. Players featured include F.R. Brown (Captain), Hutton, Compton, McIntyre, Washbrook, Bailey, Hollies, Bedser, Close, Evans, Simpson, Berry etc. Photograph by Krischock of Adelaide. Overall 15"x12". Very light foxing to mount, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 544:
Lot 544
'The Approach of Summer- and Cricket. Activity at Lord's'. Montage consisting of an original mono photograph of nine men either pulling or pushing the big roller onto the wicket at Lord's in 1938 with the pavilion to background to centre. The photograph with press note 'The big roller out for the first time, to get the ground in readiness for the opening of the cricket season. Date 13th April 1938'. The photograph is surrounded by nine mono postcards of various Middlesex teams and players. Four team postcards have Mann, Warner, Haig as Captain, four individual player postcards are of McGregor, Bosanquet, Warner and J.T. Hearne with another aerial image looking over the ground. A nicely displayed montage. Framed and glazed. Overall 27.5"x26.5". Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 545:
Lot 545
'"England's Twelve Champion Cricketers", by T.H. Hennah... photographed on board ship at Liverpool Sept. 7th 1859'. Reproduction of the original photograph, from the Royal Photographic Society collection, of George Parr's team for the first England overseas cricket tour, produced for the National Photographic Record Fund. Date unknown. The photograph features the players in cricket attire holding bats and balls on board ship at Liverpool on the 7th September 1859. Players include Parr, Caffyn, Wisden, Caesar, Lillywhite, Stephenson, Lockyer, Jackson etc. Printed title and players' names to lower border. The original photograph by T.H. Hennah of Hennah & Kent, Brighton. Framed and glazed, overall 15"x12". G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £85
The 1859 tour to the United States and Canada was the first undertaken overseas. The team was drawn from members of the All England and United England Elevens, and captained jointly by George Parr and John Wisden
Lot 546:
'Ball of the Century'. 'Shane Warne with his first ball in Ashes Cricket bowls Mike Gatting having pitched outside the leg stump and hitting the top of the off stump'. Large photographic print of the moment signed to image by both Warne and by Gatting. 21.5"x16". G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 547:
Lot 547
Brian Lara 1994. Colour press photograph of Lara raising his bat to the crowd having broken Garry Sobers record score of 365 in Antigua 1994. Signed by Lara. 8"x10". G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £22
Lot 548:
Lot 548
Brian Lara 1995. Colour press photograph of Lara standing in front of the scoreboard having made his record score of 501 v Durham 1995. Signed by Lara. 8"x10". G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 549:
Lot 549
'England Tour of New Zealand and Bi-Centenary of Australia 1988'. Official colour photograph of the England touring party seated and standing in rows wearing tour blazers and cricket attire. Printed title and players' names to mount borders. Nicely signed in pencil to the mount by all twenty featured members of the touring party. Players' signatures include Gatting (Captain), Emburey, Dilley, Athey, Foster, French, Fairbrother, DeFreitas, Broad, Moxon, Robinson, Jarvis etc. The photograph measures 10"x8", laid to official photographer's mount, overall 15"x11". VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 550:
Lot 550
'England Cricket Tour. West Indies 1994'. Official colour photograph of the touring party seated and standing in rows wearing tour blazers. Printed title and players' names to the mount. Fully signed in ink to the mount by all twenty one featured members of the touring party. Signatures include Atherton (Captain), Stewart, Russell, Lewis, Malcolm, Tufnell, Hick, Thorpe, Salisbury, Caddick, Fraser, Hussain etc. The photograph measures 10.5"x5", laid to official photographer's mount, overall 16"x12". Fading to the signature of Caddick, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 551:
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England T20 Squad v Pakistan 2012. Official colour photograph with printed title and players' names. Fully signed to the borders by all sixteen members of the team. Signatures include Broad (Captain), Anderson, Morgan, Bopara, Cook, Pietersen, Swann, Bresnan, Bairstow, Hales, Finn, Buttler etc. Damage to mount. Also a similar official photograph of the England Test squad v Sri Lanka 2014 fully signed by the seventeen members of the squad. Signatures include Cook (Captain), Prior, Anderson, Broad, Bell, Root, Moeen Ali, Plunkett, Woakes, Jordan etc. Good condition. Both measure 16.5"x11.75". Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
Lot 552:
Lot 552
'England Test Squad. The Ashes 2006/2007'. Official colour photograph of the England touring party to Australia 2006/2007. Printed title and players' names to mount borders. Signed in pencil to the mount by all twenty five members of the touring party. Players' signatures include Flintoff (Captain), Harmison, Hoggard, Collingwood, Trescothick, Giles, Strauss, Jones, Panesar, Pietersen, Cook, Bell etc. Overall 16.5"x11.5". VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 553:
Lot 553
Warwickshire 1994. Colour team photograph of the players celebrating having won the Benson & Hedges Cup in 1994. Laid down to card and signed by all fourteen of the team including Reeve, Smith, Penny, Moles, Small, Twose, Giles etc. Overall 12"x10.25". G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £12
Lot 554:
Lot 554
Test cricketers 1980s-2010s. Sixteen colour and mono press and copy photographs, each signed by the featured player. Signatures include Dominic Cork, Graham Gooch, Mike Atherton, Geoff Cook, Robin Smith (England), Ritchie Richardson (West Indies), Jeff Thomson, Greg Blewett, Ricky Ponting, Mitchell Johnson (Australia), Hashim Amla, Ashwell Prince (South Africa) etc. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 555:
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Essex C.C.C. 1980s/1990s. A good selection of approx. eighty mono and colour original press photographs of Essex players in match action, presentations, official Club photographs/ portraits, team photographs etc. Includes twenty three mono player portraits of the 1990 playing staff and eighteen colour of the 1991 players including Knight, Pritchard, Foster, Stephenson, Pringle, Such, Childs, Hussain, Ilott, Waugh, Fraser etc. Others include Graham Gooch, Neil Foster (11), Ted Dexter, Keith Fletcher (12) etc. Photographers/ agencies include Alan Cozzi, Mark Leech, Steve Lindsell, Universal Pictorial Press, Sporting Pictures, Fleet Fotos etc. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £10
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Millfield School, Somerset. Four official school photographs of the Cricket First XI for seasons 1977, 1978 and 1979, and the 'Cricket Foals' 1975. Teams feature Nigel Felton and Paul Terry who went on to play County cricket for Somerset. Owner's name in pencil of '[J.N.H.] Arnold] to verso of all four photographs. The photographs by Eric Purchase of Wells, each laid to official photographer's mount, overall 12"x10". Sold with two school cricket team photographs for 'The Leas' (Hoylake), probably 1970s. Odd faults, generally good condition. Qty 6
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £25
Lot 557:
Lot 557
England v Australia press photographs 1975-1981. A selection of original mono press photographs of Ashes Test, one day international and tour matches between England and Australia. Matches covered include First Test, Edgbaston 1975 (Qty 3), M.C.C. v Australians, Lord's 1977, Fourth Test, Sydney 1978/79 (4), Centenary Test, Lord's 1980 (2), one day international, Edgbaston 1981 etc. Players features include Boycott, Brearley, Gooch, Old, Botham, Greig (England), Hughes, Yallop, Walters, G. Chappell (Australia) etc. Also a good image of Alan Knott taking a diving catch at the wicket to dismiss Sardesai of India at The Oval in 1971. Qty 13. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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'Sir Richard Hadlee. First bowler to capture 400 test wickets'. Mono photograph of Hadlee claiming his 400th wicket, Sanjay Manrejkar, India, who was bowled for four. The photograph features Hadlee, the batsmen Manrejkar and Woorkeri Raman, wicket keeper and slip, Ian Smith and Mark Greatbatch and Umpire Steve Woodwood. Signed by all six. The photograph mounted with title to top and signed by Hadlee to lower border panel. Framed and glazed overall 14.25"x17.75". Sold with a further Hadlee framed item commemorating his 400th Test wicket, again signed by Hadlee. Framed and glazed, overall 16.5"x22". Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 558a:
Lot 558a
England tour to India & Australia 1984/85. Official colour photograph of the England team seated and standing in rows wearing tour blazers. Printed title and players' names to the mount borders. Signed to the mount by all twenty members of the touring party. Players' signatures include Gower (Captain), Gatting, Edmonds, Allott, Pocock, Lamb, Fowler, Marks, Downton, Moxon, Ellison, Cowans, French etc. Framed, overall 20"x17". G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30

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