Cricket Bats, Balls & Equipment

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'South African tour of England 1924'. Hubert Gouvaine Deane (Natal, Tranvaal & South Africa 1919-1930). 'William Sykes of Horbury 'Roy Kilner' Autograph' cricket bat used by Deane on the 1924 tour. The bat with name of ownership handwritten to the shoulder of bat and signed below by the South African touring party. Some of the signatures are faded but legible signatures include H.W. Taylor (Cpt), Nourse, Carter, Dixon, Hands, Faulkner, Pegler, Commaille etc Some wear to bat and perishing to the rubber handle otherwise in good condition. Number 156 handwritten to right hand shoulder of bat, perhaps a museum number. Formerly in the collection of the Cotswold Cricket Museum.
Estimate: £250/350
England won the series by three Tests to nil with two Tests drawn. H.G. Deane scored 621 runs at an average of 22.17 with a highest score of 80no. He captained South Africa on the 1929 tour of England
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Canon John Henry Parsons. Warwickshire & Europeans 1910-1934. Full size Stuart Surridge 'Perfect' cricket bat used by Parsons in his playing career. The bat with heavy cloth tape reinforcement to lower portion and toe. Good condition. Sold with two original mono press photographs of Parsons with the bat, standing with Tiger Smith, taken at Edgbaston on 30th May 1960. Both photographs with annotations in ink in Parsons' own hand to verso, 'taken on my 70th Birthday', one signed by Parsons. The photographs by Birmingham Post & Mail, measures 10"x8". The bat and photographs formerly the property of the Cotswold Cricket Museum. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Parsons scored a total of 17,969 runs in his first-class career, at an average of 35.78, with a top score of 225 for Warwickshire in 1927
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England v Australia 1938. Len Hutton's record 364. Full size Summers Brown & Sons 'Force' Jack Hobbs signature bat. The bat with hand printed titles in gothic script appears to be fully signed to the face by the sixteen members of the Australian touring party and members of the England team who played in the 1938 series, for the fifth Test played at The Oval, 20th-24th August 1938. Signatures include Bradman, McCabe, O'Reilly, Badcock, Barnes, Fleetwood-Smith, Hammond, Compton, Hardstaff, Ames, Ranjitsinhji etc. A further hand printed title to verso for 'Wimbledon Charity Cricket Match. Mr. J.B. Hobbs XII v Wimbledon & District XII 10th September 1938'. Formerly in the collection of the Cotswold Cricket Museum. The signatures faded, but generally legible, otherwise in very good condition. Sold with an official printed 'Report and Balance Sheet' for the match played at Cannon Hill Lane, Wimbledon. Splitting to folds, some foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/180
The 1938 Ashes series was tied 1-1 with two matches drawn and the Old Trafford Test abandoned without a ball bowled. In the fifth and final Test at The Oval, Len Hutton famously made his record score of 364, England winning by an innings and 579 runs.

The bat was awarded as a raffle prize at the Wimbledon charity match. The balance sheet records that the bat raised £16-2-6, and the match as a whole raised £546-2-0 for local hospitals. The gentleman who won the bat was sold the winning raffle ticket by his wife!
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Surrey C.C.C. 1936. Full size 'V.A.L. Jack Hobbs' signature bat signed in ink to verso by Alan Melville (Natal, Sussex, Transvaal & South Africa 1928-1949) and eighteen Surrey players. Signatures include Fender, Ducat, Garland-Wells, Barling, Squires, Mobey, Peach, and some rarer names including K.C.W. King (32 matches), F.C. Gamble (19), F. Berry (47) etc. Formerly displayed at the Cotswold Cricket Museum. G
Estimate: £60/90
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England v All India 1936. Full size 'Wisden's Exceller' cricket bat signed in ink to the face by the eleven members of the England team and eighteen members of the Indian touring party for the first Test, Lord's, 15th-18th August 1936. England signatures are Allen (Captain), Wyatt, Turnbull, Hardstaff, Verity, Duckworth, Mitchell, Gimblett, Langridge, Robins and Leyland. India signatures include Nissar, Amar Singh, Palia, Merchant, C.K. Nayudu, Jai, Banerjee, Wazir Ali, C.S. Nayudu etc. Also signed in ink to verso by members of the Gentlemen v Players teams for the match played at Lord's 15th-17th July 1936. Signatures include Allen, Wyatt, Levett, Brown, Farnes, Mitchell-Innes, Hammond, Leyland, McCorkell, Fishlock, Copson, Verity etc. Perishing to the bat handle rubber, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
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M.C.C. tour of India 1963/64. Split cricket stump signed by twenty members of the M.C.C. and Indian teams. M.C.C. signatures include Titmus, Parks, Knight, Stewart, Barrington, Larter, Smith etc. Indian signatures include Borde, Jaisimha, Kunderan, Baig etc. Some signatures fading otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
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The Ashes. England v Australia 1921. Full size Jack Hobbs 'Force' bat by Summers, Brown & Sons, signed in ink to verso by the England and Australia teams for the second Test, Lord's, 11th-14th June 1921, and to the shoulders by Pelham Warner and Jack Hobbs. England signatures are Douglas (Captain), Tennyson, Haig, Knight, Evans, Parkin, Hendren, Dipper, Woolley, Strudwick and Durston. Australia signatures are Armstrong (Captain), Collins, Pellew, Carter, Hendry, Mailey, Taylor, Bardsley, Macartney, Andrews and McDonald. Previously sold as lot 681 by Christie's in the M.C.C. Bicentenary Sale of 13th April 1987. Age toning and some wear to the bat, the signatures all legible. Overall in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Australia won the second Test by eight wickets, Woolley top scoring in both England's innings with 95 and 93, likewise Bardsley for Australia made 88 and 63no
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Australia tour to England 1926. Full size Andrew Sandham 'Suprex' bat by Paget's of London. Fully signed in ink to the face by all sixteen members of the Australian touring party. Signatures are Collins (Captain), Bardsley, Macartney, Mailey, Taylor, Ryder, Everett, Ponsford, Woodfull, Oldfield, Richardson, Grimmett, Hendry, Andrews, Gregory and Ellis. Also signed to verso by the Kent, Surrey, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Middlesex and Leicestershire teams. Also signed by the cartoonist, Tom Webster. Previously sold as lot 155 in the Phillips sale of 12th October 1995. Slight 'bleeding' to some county signatures, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £300/400
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England v The Rest 1927. Harrow size 'Jack Hubble' bat fully signed in ink by both teams for the England v The Rest Test Trial match played at Lord's, 10th-12th August 1927. Good names including England signatures of Jardine (Captain), Chapman, Jupp, Sutcliffe, Hallows, Freeman, Hammond, Livsey, Nichols, Hobbs and Tate. The Rest signatures are Stevens, Jacques, Staples, Sibbles, Ames, Bates, Clark, Shepherd, Tyldesley, Leyland and Bowley. Initials 'A.P.F.C' (Chapman) to verso. Previously sold as lot 234 in the Christie's sale of 9th October 1987. A protective varnish has been applied to the signatures. Slight smudging to two signatures, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
In the drawn Test Trial match, three England batsmen, Sutcliffe, Jupp and Chapman made fifties, while Maurice Leyland top scored with 102 for The Rest
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England v Australia, Lord's 1934. 'Verity's Test'. Full size Wisden 'Exceller' bat signed to the verso by thirteen England players, and all sixteen members of the Australian touring party, for the Second Test played at Lord's, 22nd-25th June 1934. England signatures include Wyatt (Captain), Walters, Bowes, Keeton, Hammond, Mitchell, Nichols, Verity, Hendren, Sutcliffe, Ames etc. Australian signatures include Woodfull (Captain), Bradman, Grimmett, Oldfield, Bromley, O'Reilly, Wall, Ponsford, McCabe, Darling, Chipperfield, Ebeling etc. Additionally signed by Stan McCabe to the shoulder. Previously sold as lot 85 in the Christie's sale of 19th October 1989. Slight fading to some Australian signatures, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
England's victory in the second Test by an innings and 38 runs was due in part to England's batting in their first and only innings with Ames scoring 120 and Leyland 109. However the accolades went to Hedley Verity whose slow left-arm bowling returned figures of 7-61 in Australia's first innings of 284 and 8-43 in their second innings of 118, a total of fifteen wickets in the match
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Australia tour to England 1938. Full size Gunn & Moore 'T.W. Goddard' cricket bat signed in ink to the verso by thirteen members of the Australian touring party, also by members of the county sides of Derbyshire (11 signatures), Middlesex (11), Surrey (11), Warwickshire (11), Somerset (11), Yorkshire (11), Kent (11), and Leicestershire (12). Australian signatures are Bradman (Captain), McCabe, Brown, Chipperfield, O'Reilly, Waite, McCormick, Barnett, Walker, Hassett, Fleetwood-Smith, Badcock and Ward. Previously sold as lot 196 in the Christie's sale of 21st June 1996. Minor wear to the bat, the signatures good
Estimate: £250/350
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Australia tour to England 1938. Full size Nicholls 'Automatic' cricket bat signed in ink to the face by fourteen members of the Australian touring party. Signatures are Bradman (Captain), Waite, Brown, Chipperfield, Barnes, Fleetwood-Smith, O'Reilly, White, Barnett, Badcock, Hassett, Fingleton, Ward and Jeanes (Manager). Also signed by Stan Squires to the rear shoulder, the signatures corresponding with the drawn tour match v Surrey at The Oval, 21st-24th May 1938. Previously sold as lot 150 in the Christie's sale of 21st June 1991. Very good condition
Estimate: £180/250
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Australia tour to England 1948. Full size Gray-Nicholls 'Hammond Autograph' cricket bat fully signed in ink to the verso by all seventeen members of the Australian touring party. Signatures are Bradman (Captain), Hassett, Miller, Barnes, Saggers, Tallon, Harvey, Hamence, Lindwall, Ring, Johnson, Morris, Loxton, Johnston, McCool, Brown and Toshack. Also 'Ring' to shoulder, presumably Doug Ring's bat. Owner's name 'A.J.F. Groom' to front edge. Previously sold as lot 246 in the Christie's sale of 9th October 1987. Signatures fair but legible, the bat in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
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Australia tours to England 1953, 1961 and 1964. Full size Stuart Surridge 'County Driver' cricket bat signed in ink to the face by twelve members of the Australian 1953 touring party, and to the verso by sixteen and twelve members of the 1961 and 1964 parties respectively. 1953 signatures are Hassett, Tallon, Davidson, de Courcy, Hole, McDonald, Craig, Hill, Lindwall, Archer, Ring and Benaud. 1961 and 1964 signatures include Simpson, Booth, Lawry, O'Neill, Grout, Jenner, Connolly, Kline, Veivers etc. Previously sold as lot 76 in the Christie's sale of 10th November 1993. Slight bleeding to the odd signature, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £120/160
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'Jim Laker, 19-90'. England v Australia, fourth Test 1956. Full size Alec Watson & Mitchell's 'Special County' cricket bat nicely signed in ink to the face by all eleven members of the England team and nine members of the Australian team for the historic fourth Test at Old Trafford, 26th-31st July 1956, in which Jim Laker took nineteen wickets in the match including all ten in the second innings. England signatures are May (Captain), Evans, Washbrook, Bailey, Statham, Laker, Lock, Oakman, Sheppard, Richardson and Cowdrey. Australian signatures are Johnson (Captain), Miller, Maddocks, Burge, Craig, Mackay, McDonald, Burke and Lindwall. Previously sold as lot 20 in the Phillips sale of 22nd May 1997. Very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Batting first, England made 459 with Sheppard (113) and Richardson (104) the top scorers. In reply, Australia made only 84 in their first innings with Laker taking 9-37. Following on Australia were bowled out for 205, Laker taking all ten wickets for 53 runs, the first time this feat had been achieved in Test cricket, returning match figures of 19 wickets for 90 runs. Laker took the last seven wickets for only eight runs off just 22 balls, England winning by an innings and 170 runs to go 2-1 up in the five match Ashes series.

The final Test was drawn, England retaining the Ashes. Laker ended the series with a total of 49 wickets at an average of 9.60
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The Ashes. England v Australia 1961. Fourth Test, Old Trafford. Full size Gradidge 'Imperial Driver' cricket bat fully signed in ink to the face by all seventeen members of the Australia touring party and the eleven members of the England team for the fourth Test, Old Trafford, 27th July- 1st August 1961. Australian signatures are Benaud (Captain), Harvey, Gaunt, Quick, Jarman, Kline, Mackay, Booth, Davidson, Simpson, Grout, McDonald, Misson, Lawry, O'Neill, Burge and McKenzie. England signatures are May (Captain), Statham, Trueman, Barrington, Murray, Allen, Close, Dexter, Subba Row, Pullar and Flavell. Also signed to the verso by four counties including Yorkshire (12 signatures), Lancashire (12), Hampshire (12), and Worcestershire (11). G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
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West Indies tour to England 1957. Full size Stuart Surridge 'Peter May Autograph' bat fully and nicely signed in ink to the face by all seventeen members of the West Indies touring party. Signatures are Goddard (Captain), Walcott, Dewdney, Ganteaume, Atkinson, Alexander, Worrell, Hall, Weekes, Gilchrist, Valentine, Pairaudeau, Smith, Kanhai, Asgarali, Ramadhin and Sobers. Also signed to verso by eleven Surrey players including May, A. Bedser, E. Bedser, Fletcher, Loader, Clark, Barrington, Stewart, Laker etc. Also appears to have been signed by Graham Gooch(!). Previously sold as lot 222 in the Phillips sale of 17th July 1991. Very nice signatures, the bat in very good condition
Estimate: £180/250
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'Cornhill Insurance Test Series 1985. England v Australia'. Full size Duncan Fearnley bat signed to the face by twelve members of the England team and all seventeen members of the Australian touring party. England signatures include Gower (Captain), Botham, Gatting, Robinson, Lamb, Downton, Gooch, Allott, Cowans etc. Australian signatures include Border (Captain), Lawson, Wood, O'Donnell, Matthews, Gilbert, Wellham, Boon, Ritchie etc. Previously sold as lot 466 in the Phillips sale of October 1999. The odd signature faded, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
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Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket' 1985. Full size cricket bat signed to the face by the majority of the fourteen-player squads for all seven participating teams for the tournament to celebrate the 150th anniversary of European settlement in Victoria, held in February and March 1985. Teams are Australia (14 signatures), England (14), West Indies (14), New Zealand (13), India (14), Pakistan (12) and Sri Lanka (14). Signatures include Border, Hogg, Lawson, Alderman, Gower, Lamb, Fowler, Lloyd, Richards, Dujon, Garner, Haynes, Howarth, Hadlee, Crowe, Gavaskar, Madan Lal, Miandad, Zaheer, Wasim Raja etc. Excellent clear signatures (the odd signature faded). The bat in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
The tournament was won by India
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Australian tour to South Africa 1957/58. Gradidge 'Jack McGlew Autograph' miniature bat fully signed to the face by the sixteen members of the Australian touring party. Signatures include Craig (Captain), Harvey, Burke, Burge, Grout, Favell, Drennan, McDonald, Jarman, Mackay etc. Label to verso, 'Australia 1958'. Slight fading to signatures otherwise in good condition. Sold with two Stuart Surridge 'Perfect' miniature bats. One signed by the eleven members of T.N. Pearce's XI v Pakistanis at Scarborough, 8th September 1974 (incorrectly marked 1975 to verso). Signatures are Murray, Mortimore, Bedi, Hassan, Turner, Featherstone, McEwan, Stead, Smith, Hutton and Radley. The other signed by the Hampshire and Gloucestershire teams of 1975. Both 17". Also a HansRaj Mahajan miniature bat signed by the 1976 Hampshire and Worcestershire teams. All bats measure 17". Qty 4. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Australia tour to England 1993. Full size cricket bat signed by all twenty one members of the touring party to England 1993. Printed heading to top of the bat and each player has signed by his name on the neat printed label running down the length of the bat blade. Signatures include Border, Taylor, Boon, M. Hughes, Warne, McDermott, S. Waugh, Slater, Hayden, M. Waugh etc. Odd faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
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Kent v West Indies 1950. Full size split and hinged cricket stump signed in ink by thirteen members of the West Indies touring party and eleven members of the 1950 Kent team. West Indies signatures are Goddard (Captain), Gomez, Pierre, Johnson, Marshall, Ramadhin, Jones, Christiani, Williams, Walcott, Valentine, Stollmeyer and Weekes. Kent signatures are Clark, Evans, Fagg, Wright, Cowdrey, Hearn, Ridgway, Ames, Dovey, Lewis and Edrich. Previously sold as lot 70 in the Phillips sale of 2nd June 1999. VG
Estimate: £120/160
In the tour match, Kent v West Indians, played at Canterbury, 30th August- 1st September 1950, West Indians won by 222 runs
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'Surrey. County Champions 1952-1958'. Full size Stuart Surridge 'County Driver' cricket bat nicely signed in ink to the face by seventeen Surrey players. Signatures include May, A. Bedser, McIntyre, Laker, E. Bedser, Clark, Stewart, Constable, Lock, Tindall, Parsons, Sydenham, Edrich etc. Also signed to the verso by four county teams, Yorkshire (fifteen signatures, the majority faded), Essex (13), Gloucestershire (10), and Leicestershire (12). VG
Estimate: £60/90
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'India 1996 Touring Squad'. Full size cricket bat signed to the face by all seventeen members of the India touring party to England in 1996. The bat with printed title label to top and player's names. Signatures include Azharuddin (Captain), Tendulkar, Dravid, Ganguly, Hirwani, Jadeja, Joshi, Kumble, Manjrekar, Mongia, Sidhu, Srinath etc. Slight smudging to four of the signatures, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
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'South Africa 1998 Touring Squad'. Full size cricket bat signed to the face by all seventeen members of the South Africa touring party to England in 1998. The bat with printed title label to top and player's names. Signatures include Cronje (Captain), Kirsten, Adams, Bacher, Boucher, Cullinan, Donald, Kallis, Klusener, Liebenburg, McMillan, Ntini, Pollock, Rhodes etc. R. Telemachus is marked as 'injured' and replaced with the signature of Steve Elworthy. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
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Zimbabwe 1999-2003. Three full size cricket bats fully signed to the face by the members of the Zimbabwe 1999 World Cup Squad, and the 2000 and 2003 tours to England. Each bat with printed title label to top and player's names. The 1999 bat with fifteen signatures, 2000 twenty signatures, the 2003 fourteen signatures. Signatures include Campbell, A. Flower, G. Flower, Goodwin, Olonga, Mbangwa, Streak, Brandes, B. Strang, P. Strang, Viljoen, Carlisle, Hondo etc. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
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Lot 447
'Pakistan 2003 Touring Squad'. Full size cricket bat signed to the face by sixteen members of the Pakistan touring party to England in 2003. The bat with printed title label to top and player's names. Signatures include Rashid Latif (Captain), Imran Nazir, Yousuf Youhana, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Azhar Mahmood, Mohammad Sami, Umar Gul, Danish Kaneria etc. Lacking the signature of Faisal Athar. Light staining, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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'1990 Bowlers Taking 10 Wickets in a Match'. Full size cricket bat signed to the face by twelve bowlers who took ten wickets in a match in the 1990 English season. Signatures are Curtly Ambrose (Northamptonshire), John Bracewell (New Zealand), Richard Davis (Kent), Neil Foster (Essex), Mark Frost (Glamorgan), David Graveney (Gloucestershire), Chris Lewis (Leicestershire), Malcolm Marshall (Hampshire), Min Patel (Kent), Andy Pick (Nottinghamshire), Courtney Walsh (Gloucestershire) and Waqar Younis (Surrey). The signature of Bracewell on label laid down, the signature of Graveney overwritten. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
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'Asia XI v Rest of the World XI' 1999/2000. Full size cricket bat boldly signed in black ink to the face by all eleven members of the Asia XI and the twelve members of the Rest of the World XI for the one day match played at Dhaka, 8th April 2000. Printed title label and players' names. Signatures include Wasim Akram, Mark Waugh (Captains), Ganguly, Tendulkar, Moin Khan, Jayasuriya, Vaas, Muralitharan, Kumble, Cairns, Gilchrist, Kallis, Klusener, Bevan, Tufnell, Caddick etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
The Asia XI won by one run, Sachin Tendulkar top scoring with 80 in a total of 320-9 in their fifty overs. In reply the Rest of the World ended on 319-8 with Michael Bevan 185no
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William Arnold Sime. Bedford School, Bedford R.F.C. & Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1935-1950. 'George Parr. 'Lion of the North'. Fine Elm from Parr's Tree, Trent Bridge 1800(c)-1976'. Miniature cricket bat produced by Nottinghamshire C.C.C. in 1976. 11.5". Very good condition. Sold with a brochure entitled 'Notts County Cricket Club and Trent Bridge' regarding the history of the club and issued in 1946, some soiling and age toning to covers. G. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/40
Estimated to be 170 years old, the elm tree, situated inside the Bridgford Road boundary wall, was blown down in a gale in December 1976
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Lot 451
William Arnold Sime. Bedford School, Bedford R.F.C. & Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1935-1950. 'George Parr. 'Lion of the North'. Fine Elm from Parr's Tree, Trent Bridge 1800(c)-1976'. Miniature cricket bat produced by Nottinghamshire C.C.C. in 1976. 11.5". Sold with a selection of miniature 'Gunn & Moore. William Gunn Autograph' cricket bats with facsimile printed signatures of touring teams from 1947 to 1953, South Africa 1947, Australia 1948, M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1948-49 (both teams), West Indies 1950 and Australia 1953. All in good/very good condition. Qty 6
Estimate: £40/60
Estimated to be 170 years old, the elm tree, situated inside the Bridgford Road boundary wall, was blown down in a gale in December 1976
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Bruce N. French. Nottinghamshire & England 1976-1995. Original microphone stump from the England v Australia. World Series, Second Final match played at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1987. The stump has small hole to take the microphone (retrieved by the broadcasting company). England won the Second Final by 8 runs. Previously sold as lot 160 in the Bruce French Benefit auction of September 1991. Label from the auction attached, signed by French. G/VG - cricket
Estimate: £40/60
In the Second Final of the World Series Cup at Sydney England batted first and made a total of 187-9, in reply Australia just fell short making 179-8, Botham taking 3-26 from his ten overs
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M.C.C. tour to Australia 1974/75. Miniature bat by 'County' of St. Neots signed to the face by all seventeen playing members of the M.C.C. touring party. Signatures include Denness (Captain), Edrich, Knott, Fletcher, Willis, Greig, Titmus, Amiss, Lever, Cowdrey etc. Also signed to the reverse by twelve members of the Australian team for the first Test, Brisbane, 1st-4th December 1974. Signatures are I. Chappell (Captain), Redpath, Marsh, G. Chappell, Walters, Lillee, O'Keefe, Edwards, Thomson, Walker and Edwards. Australia won by 166 runs. 17". Previously sold as lot 237 in the Phillips sale of 20th April 1995. Sold with a Symonds miniature bat with thirty signature of cricketers, celebrities, actors etc., possibly for a charity cricket match c. 1980s. Cricketers' signatures include Tom Graveney, Mike Denness, Denis Compton, Jack Simmons, Bob Simpson, Brian Close, John Snow, Godfrey Evans etc. Others include Henry Kelly, Nicholas Parsons, Chris Tarrant, Richard Stilgoe, Michael Parkinson, Robert Powell etc. 16". Good signatures. Qty 2
Estimate: £60/90
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Lot 454
M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1938/39 'The Timeless Test'. Unbranded miniature 17" cricket bat fully signed in black ink to face by the all sixteen members of the M.C.C. touring party. Signatures are Hammond (Captain), Ames, Yardley, Goddard, Paynter, Edrich, Valentine, Verity, Bartlett, Wilkinson, Hutton, Perks, Farnes, Wright, Gibbs, and the manager, A.J. Holmes, who played in one tour match v Orange Free State. VG. Rare
Estimate: £120/160
The 1938/39 tour was notable for the 'timeless' Fifth and final Test of the tour played at Durban and lasted ten days before finishing as a draw due to the M.C.C. team having to travel back to Cape Town to catch the 'Athlone Castle' for home. The Test became known as 'The Timeless' Test. England won the series 1-0
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Lot 455
Two 'Don Bradman' miniature bats with printed signatures. One for the Australia touring party to England 1948, the other, rarer, bat for the West Indies touring party to India 1948. Both bats 17.25". VG
Estimate: £30/40
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Lot 456
Facsimile signature miniature bats. Five miniature bats with facsimile signatures. Stuart Surridge 'Perfect' bat with signatures of England and West Indies teams for the 1967/68 tour to West Indies, 17". Nicholls miniature bat of the 1938 Australia touring party to England, 11.5". Gray Nicholls 'Frank Worrell Autograph' bat of the 1963 West Indies touring party to England, 11.25". Gray Nicholls 'Richie Benaud Autograph' bat of the 1964 Australia touring party to England, 11.25". Nicholls 'Keith Miller Autograph' bat of the 1953 Australia touring party to England, 11.5". G
Estimate: £25/35
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'Skeleton Leg Guards'. Pair of early original late 19th century open ribbed (skeleton) cane and leather batting pads. Small loss to the leather of one 'rib', loss to lower straps, rusting to buckles, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120

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