Rugby

Lot 1184:
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'The Laws of Football (Rugby) as played at The New School, Abbotsholme, Derbyshire'. Published at Abbotsholme 1906. Maroon boards with titles to front reveal fold out squares laid down to linen with the Laws and rules of the game printed to card squares in the style of a 'field of play' with touch lines, goals etc. When fully opened the 'Laws' measure 22"x15". Name handwritten to inside 'L.G. Slater. 3'. Some wear, breaking to seams of squares and age toning, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 1185:
Rugby Union books. Box of twenty three books, the majority autobiographies. Includes Guscott, Hare, Beamont, Bennett, Carlin, MacLaren etc. Three books signed by their author, Mervyn Davies, Barry John and Gerald Davies of Wales. Sold with a selection of thirty two sporting books including rugby, boxing etc. Some autobiographies. G
Estimate: £30/40
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William Arnold Sime. Bedford School, Bedford R.F.C. & Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1935-1950. Honours cap believed to be Sime's Bedford School cap. A hooped cream and black cloth cap with honour embroidery for cricket 'XI 1925 to 1928' and rugby 'XV 1926 to 1928'. The cap made by J&A Beagley & Co Ltd, 5 High Street & 41 St. Peters, Bedford'. 'W.A. Sime handwritten to inside lining. Broken peak, some wear, age toning and slight staining otherwise in good condition. Sold with a Bedford R.F.C. navy blue velvet cap with raised wired emblem of an eagle within a shield to front, wired hooped edging, quarters, peak and tassel in silver. The cap made by J&A Beagley & Co Ltd, 5 High Street & 41 St. Peters, Bedford'. Very good condition. Plus two colourful blazer pockets, again with the Bedford emblem, both blue eagles on red backgrounds and a further cloth badge depicting a running hound, blue on grey background. Good condition
Estimate: £80/120
William Sime was a South African-born English barrister and judge who also played first-class cricket for Nottinghamshire whom he joined in 1935 and stayed with them until 1950, captaining the club in his final three years. Aside from cricket he was a notable rugby player initially with Bedford, whom he captained for three years, and then the East Midlands and once for Nottinghamshire. He also played in an England trial match.
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William Arnold Sime. Bedford School, Bedford R.F.C. & Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1935-1950. East Midlands R.F.C. green and gold quartered velvet cap with trimming in gilt to edges, quarters, peak and tassel awarded to Sime. The cap, by H.L. Carne, 40 Abington Street, Northampton, with initials 'E.M.R.U.' to peak and year '32-33' to cap in good condition. Sold with a further sky blue and black quartered velvet cap with silver trimming in silver to edges, quarters, peak and tassel awarded to Sime. The cap, by H.W. Clifton of Bedford, with shield emblem showing a winged eagle wearing a crown with a castle [?] to chest of the bird and below on peak '1930-31'. Qty 2
Estimate: £100/150
William Sime was a South African-born English barrister and judge who also played first-class cricket for Nottinghamshire whom he joined in 1935 and stayed with them until 1950, captaining the club in his final three years. Aside from cricket he was a notable rugby player initially with Bedford, whom he captained for three years, and then the East Midlands and once for Nottinghamshire. He also played in an England trial match.
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William Arnold Sime. Bedford School, Bedford R.F.C. & Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1935-1950. A red quartered velvet cap with trimming in white and silver to edges, quarters, peak and tassel awarded to Sime. The cap, by George Lewin of Crooked Lane, London Bridge, with the initial 'T' to peak. Cap unknown but could possibly have been his England trial cap [?]
Estimate: £70/100
William Sime was a South African-born English barrister and judge who also played first-class cricket for Nottinghamshire whom he joined in 1935 and stayed with them until 1950, captaining the club in his final three years. Aside from cricket he was a notable rugby player initially with Bedford, whom he captained for three years, and then the East Midlands and once for Nottinghamshire. He also played in an England trial match.
Lot 1189:
Lot 1189
Signed rugby biographies. Four original hardbacks, each with good dustwrapper. Titles are 'Rugby in Focus', J.B.G. Thomas, London 1979, signed by the author. 'British Lions 1980', John Hopkins, Tadworth 1980. Signed to the facing title page by three members of the Lions squad to South Africa, Peter Wheeler, Paul Dodge and Clive Woodward. 'Dusty', Dusty Hare, London 1985, signed by Hare. 'The Book of English International Rugby 1871-1982', John Griffiths, London 1982. Nine signatures to half title page including Les Cusworth, Clive Woodward, Paul Dodge, Peter Wheeler, Dusty Hare etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
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'International Rugby. Nova Scotia Presidents XV vs Wales' 1989. Official programme for the match played at Halifax Commons, Nova Scotia, Canada, 24th May 1989. The programme signed to the biographies by thirty members of the Welsh touring party including players and officials. Players' signatures include Thorburn (Captain), Bridges, Budd, Clement, Davies, Delaney, Emyr, D.W. Evans, I.W. Jones, Griffiths, Llewellyn, Stephens, Sutton, Wakeford, Watkins etc. G
Estimate: £30/50

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