Items From The Joint Collections Of Rowan Rait Kerr And His Daughter Diana Rait Kerr

Lot 348:
Lot 348
Gentlemen v Players. Scarborough 1958. Two large original mono photographs of the teams standing in one row in front of the pavilion at Scarborough for the match played 6th-9th September 1958. One photograph of the Gentlemen including Goonesena, Dexter, Petrie, Silk, Smith, Bailey, May, Warr, P.E. Richardson and Insole, the other of the Players including Marshall, Gale, Graveney, D.W. Richardson, Wilson, Reynolds, Morgan, Sainsbury, Evans, Trueman and Savage. Both photographs, by Walkers Studios, Scarborough, measure 10.75"x5.25". VG
Estimate: £30/50
Players won by 55 runs
Lot 349:
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Scarborough Festival 1931. Original sepia press photograph of the M.C.C. team for the match v Yorkshire played at Scarborough, 2nd- 4th September 1931. The players are standing wearing cricket attire in one row in front of the pavilion. Players featured include Haig (Captain), Duleepsinhji, Jupp, Stevens, Enthoven, Eckersley, Gilligan, Hendren, Astill etc. Photograph by Victor Yey, Scarborough, with blind embossed stamp for 'Hey, Scarborough' to lower margin. 10"x5.75". G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
The rain affected match was drawn with no play possible on the first and final days
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Scarborough Cricket Festival. Five original mono and sepia candid style photographs of England players at Scarborough. Players featured include Hedley Verity with Bill Bowes dated 1938, Maurice Leyland and George Macaulay walking out to bat c.1930, Roy Tattersall wearing his M.C.C. blazer c.1951, and two of Tom Graveney with Godfrey Evans c.1955. 3.25"x5.25" and smaller. Pin holes to two corners of the Verity photograph, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 351:
Lot 351
Maurice Leyland. Yorkshire & England 1920-1947. Original mono photograph of Leyland at Scarborough standing full length on the outfield wearing cricket attire and England blazer, cigarette in hand, with a large crowd in the background. The photograph by Walkers Studios of Scarborough was taken on the occasion when Leyland scored 133 for Yorkshire v M.C.C., 2nd-5th September 1933. A nice image in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
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Lot 352
Victorian cricket. Early original albumen sepia photograph c.1870s depicting ten cricketers seated and standing in informal pose wearing cricket attire and assorted blazers and headgear. Behind the players is a two storey wooden chalet style pavilion in a parkland setting, with ornate balcony and trellis work. The team and location is not known, but the figure seated on the ground at the front may be that of the Free Foresters cricketer, Matthew Kempson,with his distinctive beard. The photograph measures 8"x6", laid to large album page with blue border, overall 14.5"x10". A nice early image in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
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Eton College 1914. Two original mono photographs of teams standing in one row wearing cricket attire, in front of the pavilion at Agar's Plough, Eton College. Both photographs annotated in pencil to lower border, 'Eaton [sic] 1914'. Each photograph measures 11"x8", laid to large album pages, overall 15.5"x12". To the verso of both are two further school eleven photographs, location unknown. Four photographs in total, all by Hills & Saunders of Eton. Wear and tears to the pages, the photographs in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
One match played at Agar's Plough in 1914 has been found, Eton College v Eton Ramblers, 4th June 1914. The result of the match and the players who took part is not known
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Harrow XI 1884. Early original sepia cabinet card photograph of the Harrow team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. Photograph by Hills & Saunders of Harrow. Players names annotated in ink to verso include the notable names of A.K. Watson (Oxford University & Middlesex 1886-1894), C.D. Buxton (Cambridge University 1885-1888), A.R. Cox (Cambridge University 1887), E.M. Butler (Middlesex & Cambridge University 1885-1889), W.A.R. Young (Somerset 1891-1893) and M.J. Dauglish (Middlesex & Oxford University 1886-1890). Card measures 6"x4.25". One corner partly detached, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a further original mono cabinet card of an unknown man and boy standing, each leaning on a bat. Wear to card edges, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 355
The Ashes. M.C.C. Tour to Australia 1928/29. A selection of nine uniformly presented mono photographs, all appearing to depict action from the 1928/29 tour. All photographs incorporate a caption describing the scene. Subjects include Hammond losing his bat with Oldfield and Gregory looking on, Kippax stumped by Ames off Freeman, Sutcliffe swinging and missing a ball off Campbell, Hendren reaching his century in the first Test, Gregory injuring his knee attempting a return catch from Larwood off his own bowling, a wonderful catch by Hammond to dismiss Woodfull, Nothling caught by Sutcliffe off White, Hendren (168) and Hammond (225) walking out to bat v New South Wales, and photo of the M.C.C. team for the first Test. Each measures 6.5"x4.75". Photographer unknown. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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The Ashes 1930s-1960s. A collection of eighteen mono (and the odd colour) copy photographs of mainly Australian Test players, each signed by the featured player. Signatures are John Rutherford, Ron Maddocks, Richie Benaud, Gil Langley, Colin McDonald, Ian Craig, Graeme Hole, Ron Archer, Alan Davidson, Don Tallon, Ernie McCormick, Arthur Chipperfield, Bill Brown, Peter Burge, Bob Simpson, also the signatures of Alan Fairfax on piece laid down to page below cutting photograph. Also includes signed photographs of three England players, Les Ames, Gubby Allen, and R.E.S. Wyatt. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
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The Ashes. England v Australia 1938. Five original sepia press photographs of action from the first Test at Trent Bridge, 10th- 14th June 1938. Two images from the first day's play depict Bradman leading his side out to field at the start of play, and England's Barnett reaching his century. From the second day's play images are Fingleton and Brown walking out to open Australia's first innings, Bradman batting, and a general view of Bradman batting with large crowds in attendance in the background. Each measures approx. 10"x8", all by Central Press Photos, London. Adhesive marks to the backs of all five images, otherwise in good/ very good condition. A nice selection
Estimate: £70/100
England amassed 658 for eight wickets declared with Barnett scoring 126, Hutton 100, Compton 102, and Eddie Paynter 216no. In reply Australia were all out for 411, McCabe top scoring with 232. Bradman made 51. Following on, Australia ended on 427-6, Brown making 133 and Bradman 144no. The match was drawn
Lot 358:
Lot 358
The Ashes. England v Australia Tests, tours and players 1921-1964. A good mixed selection of over sixty original mono press photographs, some restrikes, of match action, individual player portraits etc. from Ashes series in England and Australia. Scenes depicted include the scoreboard for the tour match, Victoria v England, 14th- 19th November 1924, which Victoria won by six wickets 'with half a minute to spare'. Australians arriving on a boat in the English Channel in 1924. Batting grips of Jack Gregory, Charlie Kelleway and Bert Oldfield. Five restrikes of action, crowd scenes from the 1921 series. The Australians sightseeing in Rome en route to England 1920s. Four nice candid style plain back postcards from the Yorkshire v Australia tour match at Sheffield, June 1964 etc. Also two photographs from the 1963/64 Australian tour to South Africa. Some nice images. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. Odd faults and press masking, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/80

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