The Cricket Collection Of Michael Smith, Cricket Lover Of Kent. Part Five

Lot 199:
Lot 199
Edward Desmond Russell Eagar. Gloucestershire, Hampshire & Oxford University 1935-1957. Large red scrapbook album compiled by Eagar covering the 1951 season and winter 1952, comprising press cuttings, over forty good original press and candid photographs of Eagar and Hampshire players, some signed and some with witty captions in Eagar's hand. Also a Wilkes photograph of the 1951 team, matches in progress, fund raising events, dinners etc. Signed photographs include Jimmy Gray and Peter Sainsbury, Mervyn Burden. Two original cartoons by Tom Webster, one of a donkey, the other a headless cricketer. A report from M.C.C. sent to all counties comparing first class cricket in 1911 and 1947 showing that, despite the War, the standard in 1947 was not much lower than in 1911, a typed speech given by R.S. Rait Kerr, Secretary of M.C.C. to the County Secretaries at Lord's, 11th December 1951, with other articles reproduced from the press relating to proposed changes to the first class game in England to improve slow over-rates, unfinished matches etc. A scorecard for a testimonial match held for George Heath (Hampshire 1937-1949), Hampshire Present v Hampshire Past, Dean Park, Bournemouth, 5th September 1951. Two original designs for a bookplate for Eagar's personal library. Letters from Diana Rait Kerr, Curator of the M.C.C. museum, and Neville Cardus both congratulating Eagar on the publication of the Hampshire C.C.C. annual handbook. Also a typed letter from the cricket historian and statistician, Roy Webber to Eagar describing a method for captains to calculate a declaration depending on runs required within the available minutes remaining in a match, with accompanying hand drawn chart. An excellent captain's perspective of Hampshire's season and County cricket in general with good images. Some wear to the album, one page inserted loose, the contents in otherwise good condition. Previously sold as part of lot 78 in Phillips Auction of November 1984
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £200
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Edward Desmond Russell Eagar. Gloucestershire, Hampshire & Oxford University 1935-1957. Large 'Waldorf Series' scrapbook album compiled by Eagar covering the 1952 season comprising press cuttings, over twenty good original press and candid photographs of Eagar, Hampshire teams and players etc. Photographs include one of the Hampshire team in the dressing room playing cards, nicely signed in ink by twelve players including Dare, Loxton, Gray, Cannings, Walker, Carty, Holt, Harrison etc. Also a photograph of the 1952 team, Eagar inspecting the wicket with the groundsman, fundraising events, the Indian touring team at Dean Park, Bournemouth, the odd photograph annotated by Eagar and scorecards including Somerset v Hampshire, Taunton, August 1952 (Eagar 104 and 53no), a handwritten letter from Plum Warner to Eagar dated 9th March 1953, suggesting alterations to an article written by Eagar, 'I venture to cut out "Hints for Critics"... although some of them do write very well, it is the "Columnist" who is the trouble and your Hints might well make them even worse than they are'. Also a letter from the Secretary of M.C.C. confirming Eagar's appointment to the M.C.C. sub-committee etc. An interesting personal insight into Hampshire's 1952 season with good images. Previously sold as part of lot 78 in Phillips Auction of November 1984
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £220
Lot 201:
Lot 201
Edward Desmond Russell Eagar. Gloucestershire, Hampshire & Oxford University 1935-1957. Large 'Sharpe's Classic' scrapbook album compiled by Eagar covering the 1953 season comprising press cuttings, over forty good original press and candid photographs of Eagar, the 1954 Hampshire team etc. One team photograph is signed by all fourteen players including Eagar (Captain), Holt, Marshall, Shackleton, Prouton etc. Some fading to signatures. Another photograph is signed by Shackleton having being presented with the match ball by Eagar. Also photographs of matches at various County grounds, dinners, an aerial view of the County Ground, Southampton with a large crowd in attendance for the match v Australians which was played during Coronation Week. Cuttings relating to the match refer to 'Crowd Stops Game', when the crowd became so large the boundary twice had to be moved in to allow more spectators in, but following unrest the gates were closed at 2.45pm. Some cuttings have been annotated by Eagar, in particular one for which the headline reads 'Hampshire's slow batting not good for cricket', Eagar has written 'Glamorgan were slower than us! This is the type of reporting we are up against. The P.A. [Press Association] receive this & dish it out to our local paper. Anyway, why blame the batting here. What about the defensive bowling & field settings?'. Other items include an official football match ticket for England v Scotland, Wembley, 18th April 1953, a hand drawn wagon wheel for Eagar's innings of 112 v Kent at Southampton, official menus and invitations to receptions and dinners, including a handwritten invitation from the Duke of Beaufort, President of Gloucestershire C.C.C. to attend their annual dinner 'when I hope you will present to [wicket keeper A.E.] Wilson the ball which Hampshire have had mounted, as a souvenir of his world record' (Wilson had taken ten catches for Gloucestershire against Hampshire at Portsmouth). A menu for the dinner is also included. A hand drawn birthday card/ letter with poem from the poet, Imogen Gibson, whose work Eagar admired and invited to contribute two poems for inclusion in the 1955 Hampshire handbook. An excellent personal view of Hampshire's 1953 season including the Australian tourists with good images in good condition. Previously sold as part of lot 78 in Phillips Auction of November 1984
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £300
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Edward Desmond Russell Eagar. Gloucestershire, Hampshire & Oxford University 1935-1957. Large 'Dixons' scrapbook album compiled by Eagar covering the 1954 season comprising press cuttings, over forty good original press and candid photographs of Eagar, matches at various County grounds, the 1954 Hampshire team, one team photograph signed by all fourteen players, signatures include Eagar, Holt, Prouter, Harrison, Shackleton, Marshall, Gray etc. Fading to some signatures. Also a menu for the Southampton and District Club Cricket Association Dinner, Court Royal Hotel Southampton, 24th May 1954 at which Eagar gave a response, an x-ray of Eagar's thumb with doctor's note, a poem written by the poet Imogen Gibson celebrating Eagar achieving 10,000 career runs etc. Spine detached and front cover becoming detached, the contents in good condition. A comprehensive first-hand record of Hampshire's 1954 season with good images. Previously sold as part of lot 78 in Phillips Auction of November 1984
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £160
Lot 203:
David Stuart Sheppard. Cambridge University, Sussex & England 1950-1964. 78rpm record of Sheppard's message to home, 'David Speaking at Perth, Australia', recorded at Nicholson's Sound Recording Studios while on the 1950/51 M.C.C. tour to Australia. The message was recorded and sent home to his mother, 'Mummy', and sister in England. The vendor's notes say he tells them that meat is available and do they want him to bring some back, and also refers to his cricket clothes. Previously sold as part of lot 10 in the Phillips sale of September 1979. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 204:
Lot 204
'Imperial Cricket' 1909. Rare original four page menu for the dinner held at the Authors' Club, London, 6th December 1909. The front cover features a reproduction of 'The Laws of the Noble Game of Cricket', originally published by John Wallis, London, 25th May 1809, with 'The Laws' of cricket printed to back cover. The Chairman for the dinner was Hesketh Pritchard (Hampshire & London County 1900-1913), and the Club Guest, Hon. F. Stanley Jackson (Cambridge University, Yorkshire & England 1890-1907). Heavy vertical fold, small worm damage to page edges, ageing, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
The Author's Club was founded in 1891 'as a place where writers could meet and talk'. Members of the Club around the period of when the dinner took place included the authors and keen cricketers Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), E.W. Hornung (Raffles), and J.M. Barry (Peter Pan) who founded the Allahakbarries Cricket Club, active from 1890-1913
Lot 205:
Lot 205
Tom Richardson, Surrey & England. Liebig decorative menu card with excellent image of Richardson in bowling pose to right hand border of card. Produced in 1897. With biographical details of Richardson and Liebig advert to reverse. Very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £90
Lot 206:
Lot 206
'Making a Good Score'. Excellent late Victorian colour chromolitho cut out picture (scrap) of a batsman, stumps and wicket keeper c1910. 8.5" tall with title to lower border. Laid to large album page surrounded by eleven other smaller scraps of cricketers in batting, bowling and fielding action, the majority approx 2.5" tall. Odd faults, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 207:
Lot 207
'Kent County v Hawick & Wilton' 1925. Original poster advertising a 'Grand Cricket Match', Buccleuch Park, 12th September 1925. 22"x34.5". Horizontal and vertical folds, tears and wear to folds, some loss to top right corner
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Having played at Berwick on 10th & 11th September, Kent appear to have been on tour to the North and Scotland, however no record of this game can be found
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Greville Thomas Scott Stevens. Middlesex, Oxford University & England 1919-1932. Large scrapbook album with label laid down to inside front cover, 'Presented by the Games Committee of U.C.S. to G.T.S. Stevens to commemorate... 466 not out... Three Years Brilliant Captaincy, 1917, 1918, 1919'. The album covers the period 1920 to 1922 and contains press cuttings, ten scorecards, three original press and candid photographs, two official match tickets for the Scarborough Festival 1920 etc. Scorecards for matches played at Lord's include Oxford v Cambridge 1920, Gentlemen v Players 1920, Middlesex v Essex 1920 (Stevens 82), v Somerset 1920 (Stevens six wickets in the match), v Surrey (Stevens 53 and six wickets), v Lancashire 1922 (Stevens ten wickets in the match) etc. Some wear to covers and fading to spine, otherwise in good condition. Previously sold as lot 44 in Phillips auction of November 1984
Estimate: £130/160
Hammer price: unsold
Stevens caused a sensation in 1919 when at the age of 18, playing in a house match at University College School, he scored 466, and was promptly selected to play in the Gentlemen v Players match at Lord's. After leaving University, work commitments prevented him playing regular County cricket, but he did make ten Test appearances for England 1926-1930
Lot 209:
England 'Rebel' tour of South Africa 1989. Large original white official flag produced for the tour with sponsors logo 'South African Breweries' and beneath 'English Team' in red, blue and white print. The flag measures 77" long by 50" wide. Previously sold in the Vennett-Smith sale of March 2000 as lot 2509. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 210:
Joseph 'Joe' Hardstaff. Nottinghamshire, Auckland & England, 1930-1955. Long original cloth players name sign apparently used on the scoreboard of the Sydney Cricket Ground during Test matches when Hardstaff was playing for England. The white cloth printed in black 'HARDSTAFF' measures 107"x18". Some wear and small damage otherwise in good original condition. A rarely seen item
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Hardstaff went on the M.C.C. tours of Australia in 1935/36, 1936/37 and 1946/47
Lot 211:
Lot 211
Frank Edward Woolley. Kent & England 1906-1938. Handwritten one page letter from Woolley, on 'Oakdene, Riverhall Hill, Frant, Sussex' headed paper and dated 28th April 1949, regarding the signing of a bat 'Your bat for autograph, may I suggest any day during the Tunbridge Wells Week as I hope [to] see that week's cricket'. Nicely signed in ink by Woolley. Light folds, odd foxing spot otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
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Frederick 'Fred' Lee. Yorkshire 1882-1890. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Lee apologising for 'not writing before, as I lost your letter'. Undated. Nicely signed 'Fred Lee, Baildon, Yorkshire'. Horizontal fold, adhesive mark to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £95
Lot 213:
Lot 213
Cyril Clairmonte Depeiaza. Barbados and West Indies 1951-1957. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Depeiaza to John Arlott on Forfarshire Cricket club letterhead, dated 22nd August 1957. In his own neat hand, Depeiaza is writing to ask Arlott 'if it is possible to announce during the 5th and final Test Match commentary to the West Indies, the following figures embodied below'. He details his batting and bowling figures during the current season playing as a professional in the Scottish League for Forfarshire. His batting figures show 28 innings, 13 not outs, 1500 runs at an average of 100. His bowling figures are 145 wickets 'for 5.6 runs each'. Nicely signed 'Clairemont DePieaza'. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
Depeiaza played five Test matches for West Indies in 1955 and 1956
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Lot 214
Sydney Santall. Warwickshire & London County 1894-1914. Single page handwritten letter in ink on 'Sydney Santall Athletic Outfitter, Bournemouth' letterhead, dated 15th April 1952. In the letter to Leslie Gutteridge of Epworth Books, Santall states, 'I wrote an article: "I like to remember First-Class Cricket when I was a boy" for "The Cricketer" which appeared in their Spring Annual in 1940. I want to get a copy of it and Mr. Langford has suggested that I write to you. Can you help me and if so, how much will it be'. Signed 'S. Santall'. Horizontal and vertical folds, some creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 215
Harold Larwood. Nottinghamshire, Europeans & England 1924-1938. Excellent signature of Larwood in ink on piece. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji. Sussex & England 1893-1920. Excellent signature of Ranjitsinhji in ink on piece laid down to white card. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
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William Howard Vernon 'Hopper' Levett. Kent & England 1930-1947. M.C.C. tour of India 1933/34. Official M.C.C. Christmas card with photograph of the Taj Mahal to inside. Ribbon tie in M.C.C. colours with emblem to front cover. Nicely signed in ink 'W.H.V. Levett. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £110
Lot 218:
Lot 218
Barrie John Meyer. Gloucestershire 1957-1971. A collection of original typed contracts issued by Gloucestershire C.C.C. to Meyer for the seasons 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966 and 1967. The majority of the contracts signed in ink by Meyer. Qty 8. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £70
Meyer played over 400 matches for Gloucestershire and on retiring from playing he was appointed a first class umpire in 1973 and umpired in twenty six Test matches. Meyer was also a successful professional football for Bristol Rovers
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Yorkshire C.C.C. 1935. Original large menu for the 'Dinner to The Yorkshire County Cricket Team. County Champions 1935', held at the Savoy Hotel, London, 14th September 1935. The dinner given by Sir Charles Sykes and Clifford P. Hare. Four page menu bound in decorative card cover with cream tie, the internal pages detached. Titles and vignette photographic portraits of Sykes and Hare with the Yorkshire team listed below to first page. To centre pages a full page cartoon by Tony Webster facing the menu. The menu page has been signed in ink by thirty three attendees. Yorkshire players' signatures include Brian Sellars (Captain), C. Turner, A. Mitchell, W. Barber, P.A. Gibb, S. Smailes, W.E. Bowes, H. Verity, M. Leyland, A. Wood, L. Hutton, H. Fisher, H. Sutcliffe, T.A. Jacques etc. Also signed by F.R. Brown who captained The Rest v Yorkshire in the Champion County Match, and again by Brown in pencil to the inside front cover. Also signed by Hare and Sykes. Wilfred Barber's copy, his name written in ink to front cover. Sold with a trimmed copy of the front cover, being Charlie Sykes' copy. Wear and ageing to the full menu, the trimmed menu with loss to top left corner, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £150
Sir Charles Sykes was a politician and wool merchant who advised the War Office on textile and clothing production during the Second World War
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Australian, West Indian and County teams 1960's. Two red ledger albums/scrapbooks containing a selection of signed press photographs, press cuttings and autographs signed to page. One album containing the two tourist side signatures and Numerous signatures including Benaud, Davidson, Harvey, Lawry, O'Neill, McKenzie, Kleine, Burge, Burge, Hunte, Gibbs, Kanhai, Worrell, Hall, Butcher, Valentine, Loader, Edrich, Padgett, Close, Parfitt, Bailey, Signed press photographs include the signatures of Benaud, J. Murray, Bob Simpson, Barrington, Burge, Lock, Mackay, Davidson, Lawry, N. Harvey, O'Neill, Loader, Edrich etc. Some duplication of signatures. Odd faults, good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £125
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Edward Ivo Medhurst Barrett. Hampshire 1896-1925. Large original scrapbook album covering the period 1898-1935. Red leather covers with title 'E.I.M. Barrett. News Paper Cuttings' in gilt to front cover. Contents relate to Barrett's cricket and rugby achievements, his golf, shooting, billiards and other sporting interests, and his career in the Shanghai Police Force. Contents include menus, press cuttings, scorecards, invitations to play in rugby matches, telegrams, original team and candid photographs etc. Includes official scorecards for Hampshire v Wiltshire, 14th-16th July 1898 (Barrett 84 in the second innings), Hampshire v Essex 24th-26th August 1896 (Barrett 47). Sussex v Hampshire 25th-27th July 1901 (Barrett 111). Leicestershire v Hampshire 15th-17th July 1901 (Barrett 97 & 38). 'Interport Cricket Match 1914 Shanghai v Hongkong' (Barrett 100 & 43) signed in ink by the Hong Kong team and the scorer. A handwritten letter from the Rugby Football Union to Barrett requesting 'the size of cap required' prior to being awarded his England Cap in 1903. Correspondence relating to an issue of fraud in a baseball series in Shanghai while serving as Superintendent of the Shanghai Police Force. An unusual 'Piece of Right Hand glove worn by E.I.M.B. when he shook hands with His Majesty King George V... October 1920' etc. Previously sold as lot 10 in the Phillips auction of 22nd October 1986. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover. Some pages detached or loose, wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £380
Born in 1879, Barrett, an English army officer, was considered one of the hardest hitters in cricket of the period. He joined the Shanghai Municipal Police in 1907 which curtailed his appearances for Hampshire. He also made one appearance for England in the rugby four nations against Scotland in 1903. Barrett died in 1950
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'Life of W.G. Grace. G.N. Weston'. Large scrapbook bound in blue quarter leather with gilt titles to spine. The scrapbook was compiled by the cricket writer and biographer, George Neville Weston, comprising comprehensive typed notes on Grace's family history including his brothers, Edward Mills Grace and George Frederick Grace, scorecards, statistics etc, copy candid photographs of Grace at various cricket matches, Grace playing bowls etc and original photographs taken by Weston and postcards of family residences including Downend House, cricket grounds at Downend and Thornbury, Grace family memorials etc. Other photographs include Grace at Bexley in 1913 and Chislehurst in 1914, the year before Grace's death. Also booklets press cuttings and correspondence commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Grace's death, copies of contracts including with The Crystal Palace Company regarding the founding of London County Cricket Club etc. Some letters are signed by Weston. Previously sold in the Phillips sale of October 1985 as lot 171. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £700
Weston is renowned as being probably the greatest historian on the history of W.G. Grace, in particular his attention to the detail of minor matches in which Grace played throughout his career. In the forward to Weston's book 'W.G. Grace The Great Cricketer' published in 1973, Irving Rosenwater quotes A.A. Thompson saying Weston 'knows more about W.G. than any man alive', to which Rosenwater adds, 'or dead'
Lot 223:
Lot 223
Northamptonshire C.C.C. 1908. Large album page with six nice signatures of players and others apparently with connections with Northamptonshire cricket. Signatures of first-class players are R.F. Knight (1905-1921, 22 matches), R. Falconer (1907-1910, 7 matches) and E. Freeman (1908-1920, 16 matches). Other signatures are J. Oswald Knight, W.A. Stockwin and Harold Ellis. Five of the signatures are dated 30th May 1908 which corresponds with the match Northamptonshire v Lancashire, 28th-30th May 1908, but none of the players took part in the match. Minor foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
Alf Stockwin was the first groundsman at the County Ground, preparing every pitch for the first thirty six years until his death in 1922
Lot 224:
Lot 224
Australia tour to England 1921. Large album page very nicely signed in ink by ten members of the Australian touring party. Signatures are Armstrong (Captain), Gregory, Pellew, Andrews, Macartney, Mailey, Hendry, Mayne and Ryder. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £120
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Lot 225
Australia tour to England 1930. Two pages on Kent County Cricket Club headed notepaper, one with ten, the other with seven signatures of the Australian touring party, nicely signed in ink by fourteen members of the touring party. Signatures are Armstrong (Captain), a'Beckett, Bradman, Fairfax, Grimmett, Hornibrook, Hurwood, Jackson (signed twice), Kippax, Oldfield (twice), Ponsford, Richardson, Walker (twice) and Wall. Lacking the signature of McCabe. The signatures collected by A.E. Watt (Kent 1929-1939). G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £190
The tour match Kent v Australians, Canterbury, 27th-29th August 1930 was drawn. Bradman was top scorer in the match with 205no in the Australian's second innings. Watt did not play in the match
Lot 226:
Lot 226
New Zealand tour to England 1931. Single page on Kent County Cricket Club headed notepaper, nicely signed in ink by all fourteen members of the New Zealand touring party. Signatures are Lowry (Captain), Blunt, Dempster, Vivian, Page, Mills, Weir, Allcott, Matheson, Talbot, James, Kerr, Merritt and Cromb. The signatures collected by A.E. Watt (Kent 1929-1939). G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
Kent won the tour match v New Zealanders, Canterbury, 26th-28th August 1931 by nine wickets. Percy Chapman was top scorer in the match with 224 in Kent's first innings. Watt did not play in the match
Lot 227:
Lot 227
India tour to England 1932. Page nicely signed in ink by fifteen members of the India touring party, eleven players have signed twice. Signatures include Wazir Ali, Gulam Mohamad, Godambe, Marshall, Lall Singh, Kapadia, Naoomal Jeoomal, Amar Singh, Colah etc. The signatures collected by A.E. Watt (Kent 1929-1939). Sold with a large album page nicely signed in ink by four Kent players including Chalk, Valentine, Levett etc. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Kent won the tour match v India, Canterbury, 24th-26th August 1932 by 58 runs. Top scorers in the match were Percy Chapman, 96 runs in Kent's first innings, and C.K. Nayudu, bowled by Watt for 99 runs
Lot 228:
Lot 228
Surrey C.C.C. 1922. Album page nicely signed in ink by ten Surrey players. Signatures are Fender (Captain), Hobbs, Howell, Lockton, Gentry, Ducat, Abel, Shepherd, Sandham, Peach. Adhesive damage to verso, slightly affecting one signature, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
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Lot 229
Hampshire C.C.C. 1922. Album page nicely signed in ink by ten Hampshire players. Signatures are Tennyson (Captain), Aird, Lawrie, Kennedy, Newman, Boyes, Livsey, Brown and Bowell. Adhesive damage to verso, Some ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 230
'Players XI Scarborough Sept 1923'. Album page very nicely signed in ink by all eleven members of the Players team for the match v Gentlemen, Scarborough 6th-8th September 1923. Signatures are Rhodes (Captain), Kilner, Holmes, Astill, Hendren, Tyldesley, Tate, Hobbs, Sutcliffe, Dolphin and Parkin. Slight smudging to the signature of Parkin, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
The match was drawn. Hobbs and Hendren both scored centuries in the Players' second innings
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South Africa tour to England 1924. Album page very nicely signed in ink by thirteen members of the South Africa touring party. Signatures include Taylor (Captain), Carter, Blankenberg, Nourse, Ward, Meintjes, Hearne, Nupen, Hands, Catterall etc. To verso a sepia candid photograph of a South Africa player, possibly Herbie Taylor, practicing in the nets. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 232
'Players XI at Lords 1924'. Album page very nicely signed in ink by all twelve members of the Players team for the match v Gentlemen, Lord's 16th-18th July 1924. Signatures are Hobbs (Captain), Howell, Hearne, Sutcliffe, Duckworth, Tyldesley, Freeman, Tate, Woolley, Kilner and Lee. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Players won the match by an innings and 231 runs. In the Players' only innings Hobbs scored 118 and Kilner 113
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Lot 233
Australia tour to England 1926. Album page very nicely signed in ink by ten members of the Australia touring party. Signatures are Collins (Captain), Gregory, Ryder, Macartney, Everett, Taylor, Andrews, Mailey, Grimmett and Woodfull. To verso eleven signatures of the Players team for the match v Gentlemen, Scarborough 1st-3rd September 1926. Signatures include Hobbs (Captain), Geary, Peach, Sandham, Whysall, Strudwick, Parker etc. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £100
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Lot 234
New Zealand tour to England 1927. Album page very nicely signed in ink by thirteen members of the New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Lowry (Captain), Dacre, Blunt, Dempster, Mills, Page, Bernau, Henderson etc. Stain to top right corner not affecting the signatures, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £75
This was the inaugural tour by New Zealand to England. No Test matches were played
Lot 235:
Lot 235
South Africa tour to England 1929. Album page very nicely signed in ink by eleven members of the South Africa touring party. Signatures include Taylor, Morkel, van der Merwe, Ochse, Christy, McMillan, Duminy, Quinn, Dalton, Vincent and Siedle. Sold with an album page with three signatures in pencil on pieces laid down including the Nawab of Pataudi. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £40
J.P. Duminy was not originally selected for the South Africa tour, but was drafted in for the third Test at Headingley
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Lot 236
India tour to England 1936. Two joined album pages signed in ink by seventeen members of the India touring party. Signatures include Vizianagram (Captain), Merchant, Jai, Jahangir Khan, Elahi, Palia, Wazir Ali, Hindelkar, Banergee, Nayudu etc. Some wear and faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
Divisions and discontent within the India touring party affected their performances. Twenty two players appeared for India during the tour
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West Indies tour to England 1933. Album page containing fourteen signatures of members of the West Indies touring party. Signatures include Grant (Captain), Valentine, Martindale, Griffith, Wiles, da Costa, Headley, Sealey, Hoad, Martin, Merry etc. The signatures signed on three pieces of lined paper and laid down to the larger album page. To verso eight signatures in ink of the American Ladies Golf Team 1932. Light water stain to page not affecting the signatures, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
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Lot 238
Gentlemen v Players, Lord's 1931. Page on M.C.C. letterhead nicely signed by the eleven members of the Gentlemen team for the match played at Lord's 15th-17th July 1931. Signatures are Jardine (Captain), Crawley, Robins, Nawab of Pataudi, Wyatt, Brown, Foster, Marriott, Kemp-Welch, Duleepsinhji and Levett. Horizontal folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £160
Lot 239:
Lot 239
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1932. Large album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Nottinghamshire players. Signatures include Carr (Captain), Larwood, Voce, A. Staples, Shipston, Keeton, S.J. Staples, Hardstaff, Walker, Lilley etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
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Essex and Middlesex 1932. Large album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Essex players and to verso by eleven Middlesex players. Essex signatures include Nicholls, O'Connor, Eastman, Cutmore, Pope, Warsop (five matches), Boswell etc. Middlesex signatures include Haig (Captain), Hearne, Peebles, Price, Hendren, Durston, Hart etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
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Northamptonshire and Leicestershire 1932. Large album page nicely signed in ink by eleven Northamptonshire players and to verso by eleven Leicestershire players. Northamptonshire signatures include Brown (Captain), Jupp, Snowden, Towell, Matthews, Cox, Bakewell, Timms etc. Leicestershire signatures include Broughton, Geary, Snarey, Astill, Armstrong, Berry, Riddington, Coleman etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Derbyshire and Kent 1933. Album page comprising eleven signatures in ink on pieces laid down of Derbyshire players, and to verso ten signatures in pencil on pieces laid down of Kent players. Derbyshire signatures include Richardson (Captain), Worthington, Armstrong, Skinner, Elliott, Lee, Townsend, Copson etc. Kent signatures include Chapman (Captain), Woolley, Ames, Freeman, Fagg, Wright, Fairservice
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Yorkshire C.C.C. 1932. Two joined album pages signed in ink by ten Yorkshire players. Signatures are Macauley, Bowes, Fisher, Rhodes, Dennis, Verity (signed twice), Mitchell, Hall, Wood and Sutcliffe. Also signed by J.H. Parks and Wensley of Sussex. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
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Lot 244
Somerset C.C.C. 1932. Album page signed in ink by ten Somerset players. Signatures include Ingle (Captain), Bennett, Wellard, Seamer, Robertson-Glasgow, J.W. Lee, F.S. Lee, Luckes, Young etc. Light smudging to two signatures, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 245:
Lot 245
Surrey C.C.C. 1932. Album page nicely signed in ink by eleven Surrey players. Signatures include Jardine (Captain), Brooks, Whitfield, Gregory, Squires, Brown, Sandham, Jeacocke, Barling, Gover and Fender. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 246:
Lot 246 Lot 246
Northamptonshire C.C.C. c1928 and Rest of England 1953. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Northamptonshire players and to verso by twelve Rest of England players. Northamptonshire signatures include Jupp (Captain), Brown, Thomas, Walden, Timms, Hawtin, Bellamy etc. Rest of England signatures include Gimblett, Tribe, Wright, Subba Row, Lock, Kenyon, Moss etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 247:
Lot 247
Leicestershire C.C.C. c1928. Album page nicely signed in ink by eleven Leicestershire players. Signatures include Dawson (Captain), Astill, Skelding, Geary, Shipman, Sidwell, Snary, Bradshaw etc. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 248:
Lot 248
South Africa tour to England 1951. Original autograph sheet with printed title and players' names. Nicely signed in ink by all fifteen listed members of the touring party. Signatures include Nourse (Captain), E.A.B. Rowan, Mann, A.M.B. Rowan, Melle, McCarthy, Cheetham, Van Ryneveld, Endean, McGlew, Waite etc. Framed and glazed, overall 8"x13". To back of frame is a label annotated in ink 'Original setting in type, original signatures - before photographing for 50,000 copies of "Playfair Annual'. Some foxing and light fold to sheet, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 249:
Lot 249 Lot 249
George Gibbons Hearne. Kent & England, 1875-1895. 'The Diaries of George Hearne written on W.W. Read's tour to South Africa 1891-1892'. Small one hundred and fourteen page full leather maroon diary and, follow on, black lined page hardback diary with metal clip containing twenty five pages of the diary, handwritten by Hearne in pencil, covering the majority of the tour to South Africa. The diary begins with leaving Waterloo Station in London on the morning of 21 November 1891 for Southampton, and sailing from the quayside on the 'Dunottar Castle', the ship calling at Madeira en route, and arriving at Cape Town on 8 December 1891. Hearne then continues with mention of life in South Africa, the places visited on tour, the cricket matches played, the arduous and often dangerous travel facing the team covering the tour from the opening match against Western Province in Cape Town on the 19th December 1891 up until the 3rd of March 1892, which was the opening day of the 16th tour match against 22 of Orange Free State in Bloemfontein when the diary abruptly ends.... Three 'Hearnes' took part in the tour, George Gibbons, his brother Alec, both of Kent and John Thomas Hearne (no relation) of Middlesex. In addition, George and Alec's other brother Frank had emigrated to South Africa in 1888 for health reasons and took part in some of the matches played. When Hearne's diary entries are written in the present tense he uses the first person and when he is writing retrospectively he writes in the third person, referring to himself as 'GG'.

Saturday Nov 21st 1891. 'Team left Waterloo for Southampton 11.40am and received a splendid send off. The station crowded with friends we reached Southampton docks about 1.30. Was then taken up river about 3 miles by tender, and stepped on board the Dunottar Castle about 3.30pm, left Southampton at 5.35 and passed the needles about 7.30 and all went well till bedtime 10.30pm'. Monday Nov 23rd. 'Seven of the team very bad. Harry, Alec and I stick to our bunks altogether. Cannot eat. Alec much worst. Sea very rough, boat tossing very much. Mr Read's [W.W] birthday. We present him with a silver matchbox'. Wednesday Nov 25th. '...We reach Madeira about 5.30 in the morning. A cup of coffee at 6.... previous to this I ought to add that we were awakened before 6 by a big swarm of natives all along one side of the ship with their ware for sale to the passengers.... but what interested us as much as anything was a swarm of half coloured boys diving for money ..... we could hardly believe that we were only about 4 days from home to see such a difference in the people and their customs.... We play cards, ship quoits, ring the buckets and read all day and singing in the evening. It has been a glorious day and smooth sea'. Saturday Nov 28th. .... 'Sighted Cape Verde about 8.30am. Steady sea... 6 professionals play 6 of the ship's officers at cricket on top deck and beat them. We had a concert on the 2nd class deck, free to the whole ship. Alec sang 'The Lads in Red'. 'Tuesday Dec 8th. 'Landed at Cape Town at 7am and we were met about 9am by some of the Cape Town notabilities. Frank (Hearne, brother) and Rosie also met on board' .... 'After lunch we all journeyed out to the cricket ground at Newlands in a waggonette and four horses. A very pleasant drive about 6 or 7 miles. Thursday Dec 10th 'All the team go to Newlands for practice' ... 'It has been very fine and warm today. G.G.'s nose rather red and tender. The sun has dazzled on it'. Thursday Dec 17th. 'All the team are invited to a splendid dinner at the Royal Hotel. Sir Thomas Uppingham in the chair. Sir Thomas, among other things, made a very flattering speech concerning Frank. [Hearne, brother] Mr Murdoch [W.L.] did likewise. It was something that Frank might feel very proud of indeed. It showed all of us of the English team what a great favourite Frank is and how well respected'. Saturday Dec 19th. 'We commence our first match v 18 of the Western Province. We are very anxious to win this match and make 200 runs..... things go very wrong for us... but G.G. then steps in and plays what we all considered to be a very good innings of 37 and just when they were badly wanted'.....'Chatterton played a good innings of 83. Both he and G.G. were loudly applauded for their display'. Wednesday Dec 23rd. We commence our second match v 15 of Cape Colony. We make 180. Alec played a splendid innings of 64' .... Wednesday Dec 30th. 'We all spend a very pleasant day with Mr J .L. Logan. He is one of the very best gentlemen one could possibly meet. He entertained us like princes and commenced directly on stepping out of the train on a champagne breakfast. We then play cricket, lawn tennis, football, bathing, billiards &c. Mr Logan has a splendid place and we are invited to do just as we please. In the evening we sit down to a grand dinner and afterwards a smoking concert. G.G. & Alec both sing. All the amateurs sleep at Mr Logan's and the rest of the team sleep in the railway saloon carriage in the station adjoining Mr Logan's house. Mr Logan's house was too full to sleep us all (this is a rollicking night)'. Thursday Dec 31st .... 'Afterwards starting on our journey again to Port Elizabeth at 8.15...... 'The country is grand. We are continually running in and out the mountains, the line at times running very much up and down the sides of the mountains and turning and twisting about like a large snake. We had dinner at midnight. Friday Jan 1st [1892]. 'Saw the New Year in while at dinner last night and drank a bumper [a large drinking vessel, filled to the brim] to all those we love at home. We had three quarters of an hour for our midnight dinner and off again' .... 'We then go on till 6 p.m. when we reach Port Elizabeth and jolly glad to get out of the train, although the scenery has been something never to forget all the way along. We have seen plenty of ostrich, a few other large birds and a few monkeys. We were met at Port Elizabeth station by a large crowd of people' ..... 'The journey is 835 miles'. Friday Jan 8th. 'No cricket we spend a day of leisure and take the train at 7.30 p.m. for Kimberley. We have a splendid send off at the station by a very large crowd of people who wished us every success'. Saturday Jan 9th. 'Still in train. We enjoy the scenery as we keep whisking through the country. We see all sort of peculiar things and pass through a storm of locust'. Sunday Jan 10th. 'We arrive at Kimberley at 2.35 this morning and at once make for the Central Hotel. We rise about 10 a.m. for breakfast,. Have a look round the town before dinner, and after dinner the whole of the team are shown over the Compound of De Beers Diamond Mine. There are over 2000 niggers and we saw a lot of Zulus and Basutos performing their war dances. I ought to mention that although we arrived so early in the morning we were met at the station by a good number of Kimberley people' .... 'It has been scorching all day, 140 in the sun'. Monday Jan 11th. We commence our 5th match v 18 of Griqualand West. Mr Read lost the toss for the first time. The 18 score 124. We make 141 for one wicket. Alec caught at long leg, a good hit and a splendid one hand catch close to the boundary for 27'. Friday Jan 15th. 'Alec has a touch of Camp fever and is too ill to play any more in this match, therefore the Captain allowed Barton to take Alec's place and he scored a good 42.... Our innings closed for 236. Murdoch scored a good 77. G.G. 7 only'. Sunday Jan 17th. 'After making a meal we prepared and started on the coach journey at 5.30, & there being three other passengers besides us 12, necessitated 3 of us riding outside (the amateurs coming after us on the following day), Chatterton, Jack & G.G. filling the places on the outside. The rain slack, easing a bit, we enjoy the ride very much it being quite a treat to see the one man using the whip which is a tremendous length and the other man manipulate the reins which is no easy thing with a team of 10 mules and on such bad roads'..... 'We arrive at the Border Hotel at 10.30pm & found to our dismay the greater part of it had been burnt down a few days before our arrival, but luckily it had not touched the sleeping apartment. After being supplied with refreshments in a rather rough sort of way we retired to bed for only about 3 hours'. Monday Jan 18th. 'We were all called up at 2.30 a.m. taking the same seats as before. We were on the outside finding it very unpleasant, the rain tumbling down anyhow and very cold with it' ..... 'Starting from here at 4.30 (raining again)'..... 'and the roads being in such a bad state we should not get anything more to eat before 1.30 am' .... 'I felt fairly happy until it got dark after which we had a most miserable time, the rain coming down in torrents and the roads in an awful state which [caused] us to travel at a very slow rate, and at time[s] being nearly jolted off the top of the coach which made us afraid to even try to go to sleep' ..... 'After getting something to eat and the other mail arriving we resumed our journey at 3.0 am. Three of the others having been drafted outside I took an inside seat but could get no sleep there as the blooming coach was swaying first on one side, then the other, or else playing leapfrog over big stones or gutters (a fair beano)'. Tuesday Jan 19th .... 'About 3 we saw about 20 tremendous large vultures sitting beside the road with the skeleton of an oxen they had been performing on'.... 'We continued our journey, arriving in the town 6.0 p.m.. Crowds of people had assembled outside the Grand National Hotel to get a glimpse of us'. Wednesday Jan 20th. 'Up at 8.30 feeling much better for the night's rest. Went over the Ferreira Compy. Gold Mine' ... 'Saw lots of large lumps of gold about the size of and larger than half bricks worth about £500 per lump (did not sneak a lump)' .... 'Afterwards driving out to meet the amateurs who arrived (all in a perfect state) and wound up with a rather lively evening with some Johannesburg gentlemen'. Wednesday Jan 27th. 'Continued our 1st innings at 10.30 in splendid weather, the innings closing for 287. Brann played a splendid innings of 142. The 15 started their 2nd innings with 128 to get to save the single innings defeat. We were fielding with 3 subs as G.G., Martin and Ferris on the sick list (G.G. troubled with piles through sitting on a wet seat on the coach from Kimberley to Johannesburg for about 2 days and 2 nights, and only 3 hours bed during that time)'.... Friday Jan 29th. 'Martin & G.G. are invited... to visit that mine.... We go down the mine..... We see how it is got from first to last and take a hammer and chisel in hand and chip off a piece of the gold reef to bring home. It is really a thing never to be forgotten to see how the niggers work...Rather warm'. Wednesday Feb 3rd. 'Dull morning, very heavy rain during the night. Match continued at 11.30. Score taken to 163 for 2 wkts. We declared at 2.30 leaving the 18 202 to win. They had made 60 for 3 wkts at 5 p.m. when rain stopped play, the match ending in a draw. G.G. was still too unwell to play....' Thursday Jan 4th. 'Was up and off to Pietermaritzburg at 4.30 a.m. per coach after getting fixed up' ...... 'Resuming our journey at 11.0 we arrived at the Grange at 2.0 where we had luncheon, the rain pouring down in torrents. After luncheon we journeyed on to a farm house called The Waterfall which we reached at 4.30, where we were told we should have to stay the night as the rivers were too full for us to cross. There being another coach full of passengers in the same plight as ourselves made quite a large party of us, 27 in all, & we spent a very jolly evening under the trying circumstances. Not being enough room for us all in the house, some of us had to sleep in the coach'. Friday Feb 5th. 'Up again and on the move at 6.30 a.m. Rain had ceased and coming to the 1st (Waterfall) river, found it was not so deep, but ourselves & luggage had to be taken across in a punt, which delayed us for 2 hours' ..... 'The much longed for coach arrived at 1.30 and as one of the horse[s] went to the river for a drink he stepped in just a yard too far and was immediately caught by the strong current and swept down the river and drowned. Consequently we were one horse short to the next outspan'.... Monday Feb 8th. 'Very dull morning. Amateurs not arrived yet. They should have been here as they started from Johannesburg one day after us. We commenced the match v 22 of Maritzburg (our XI match) composed of all professionals with G.G. as captain, 22 batting first and making 116. We scored 10 for no wicket when stumps were drawn. The Governor, Sir Charles Lawrence & Lady Lawrence attended the match. Sir Charles & Lady Lawrence wished to be introduced to the English Captain. Consequently G.G. had a big thing on. They were both very nice indeed and reminded [us/me] of matches they had both seen me play in at Canterbury years ago. A banquet that was to be given to us was abandoned on account of the amateurs not yet having arrived, but a smoking concert was given which went off well'...... Wednesday Feb 10th. 'Weather simply lovely. The amateurs with J. Leaney turned up this morning and came on the ground in time to see us professionals win this match by 10 wickets, and the 22 scored 134 which left us 7 runs to get to win which we did without the loss of a wicket' .... 'In the evening we were all invited to a banquet at our Hotel and had a very lively time of it. We were all more or less jolly well elevated when we made our way to the station to catch the 12.30 train a.m. for Durban' ..... Thursday Feb 11th. 'Was awake at 6.0 a.m. and on looking out of the saloon window found we were close to Durban & by the time we were dressed we were in the station where we found Mr. Davey, the Captain of Durban 22, waiting to take us to our hotels' ..... 'We began our 12th match v 22 Durban at 12.0 o'clock. We lost the toss. We played on matting stretched on the bare feldt but fielded on grass which was rather long and very coarse. Consequently the scoring was very low as the ball did not roll far on the grass. The 22 scored 92 and we scored 34 for 6 wickets. A man named Madden took them all. He is the most deliberate chucker we ever saw with a big break and a good pace. Mr. Read certainly ought to have let our umpire (Leaney) no balled him, especially as the Durban people fully expected he would have done so, at least that is what they afterwards told us' ..... Friday Feb 12th. 'In splendid weather we resumed our match at 12.0 and Mr. Brann accompanied Chatterton to the wicket & quite changed the aspect of the game. Mr. Brann by brilliant play soon scored 70 runs. Eventually our score reached 134. The 22 scored in their 2nd innings 61 for 11 wickets'. Monday Feb 15th. 'Started from the Marine Hotel at 9.30 a.m. and caught the tender which conveyed us to the Norham Castle at 1.0 p.m. After a fairly smooth passage we were alongside her at 1.30 when we had to go through a most awful process of being hauled on board in a wicker basket hauled up by a crane which was very badly managed, several of us being knocked frightfully against the side of the ship, G.G. among others, & sorry to say one or two strangers were knocked insensible. We however got landed and lunched on board, afterwards getting a jolly send off from the gentlemen who accompanied us on the tug' ..... 'The first diary entries ends in the middle of the entry for the 16th February and starts again in the second diary. Sunday Feb 21st. 'In splendid weather we started (in three conveyances) at 7 a.m. on our journey to Graham's Town & after a lovely & most enjoyable coach drive we ever had we drove into Graham's Town just as people were going to church at 7 p.m' ..... 'Arriving at the last outspan before reaching Graham's Town we were met by several gentlemen on horseback who had not forgot to bring some beer and whisky out with them, neither did we forget to drink their health in it as our throats were well nigh parched with dust. Upon arriving in town we at once drove to the Masonic Hotel w[h]ere we were put up, and after feeding to our hearts content we had a smoke and popped into bed about 9.0 p.m'. Monday Feb 22nd. 'Morning rather dull, we commenced our 14th match v 22 of Graham's Town who batted first and were all dismissed by J.T. & Ferris for 69 runs. We commenced our 1st innings at 3.30 and at drawing of stumps had scored 45 for 3 wickets'.... Wednesday Feb 24th ..... 'We resumed match at 12.30 and the 22 were all out for 78 which left us 68 runs to get to win. Alec and Chatterton took the score to 29 for no wicket when rain stopped play for the day, the match consequently ending in a draw, all in our favour. Graham's Town is a very prettily situated little cathedral city, the cathedral standing right in the centre of the city, but it is a dreadfully slow place nevertheless and swarmed with mosquitos' .... Friday Feb 26th. 'Wet morning but cleared up early, we commenced our 15th match v 18 of Eastern Province at 12.0. The 18 won the toss and put us in and so badly did we play that we were all out at 4.30 for 77 runs, and when stumps were drawn for the day we had 14 of them out for 30 runs' ...... Saturday Feb 27th. 'In fine weather and before a very moderate company we resumed match at 12.0, the 22 finishing their innings off for 50. We started our second innings after lunch. Mr. Brann was unfortunate enough to sprain his ankle while walking down some steps in front of the pavilion, consequently he was unable to bat this innings, which closed at 5.30 for 113. G.G. was most shamefully given out lbw the first ball he received, but Chatterton was more fortunate, he being given in twice when well out, but bar that he played a good innings of 40 not out. With 141 to win the 18 started their 2nd innings and in ¬º of an hour they lost 2 wickets for 4 runs. A promenade concert was given in the Drill Hall which most of us attended. Alec sang "Tell Her I Love Her So". Mr. Read also sang'. Sunday Feb 28th. 'All the team invited out, some to a deep sea fishing excursion, and the rest to a drive out in the country. Those who went to sea caught lots of big fish & were very bad, everyone of them, but G.G. went for a drive and enjoyed it very much. A quiet evening and to bed early'. Monday Feb 29th. 'Fine morning, up early and finished writing a long love letter to my 'Dear Little Wifie' which had to be posted this morning to catch the mail. We resumed the match at 12.0 and got the 18 out for 71 runs by 3.15, consequently [won] the match by 70 runs. We then rushed off to our hotel, packed up, had dinner and caught the 6.30 train for Bloemfontein' ..... 'The train steamed out of the station at exactly 6.30, hats and sticks flying in all directions.... Wednesday March 2nd. At 3 o'clock this morning we are all awakened and told we are at Bloemfontein. Of course there is now a d[evi]l of a scramble and as soon as we could rub the sleep out of eyes and look out of our saloon we saw a crowd of about 50 people who came to the station to give us a welcome' .... 'I might add that Bloemfontein is a small straggling town, principally Dutch. Mr. A. Thomas of Brockley S.E. [London] is here in the Bank, and two of our 2nd cousins named Hearne are living here'. Thursday March 3rd. 'We commence our 16th match in splendid weather v 22 of Orange Free State' ..... The diary inexplicably finishes here with four tour matches and the only Test match not recorded. A wonderful account of the voyage to South Africa, arriving at Cape Town and commencing the hectic schedule of matches, often travelling through the night and in all weathers to fulfil the tour commitments, the continual social events of banquets, suppers and smoking concerts making compelling reading. It is notable that if the amateur players do not arrive in time for any reason, banquets are cancelled and a supper or smoking concert is hastily arranged for the professionals!'. An interesting fact is that the time spent by the team in South Africa was 107 days and they had spent 102 days in the country before the commencement of the first and only Test of the tour. To the front and rear of the first diary are notes of what appear to be a record of payments made to Hearne for sales of 'copies' ie 'Received from W. Brockwell for 17 copies sold at 2/6 and 8 at 3/- at Pretoria £3-6-6' and 'Ist Day at Maritzburg, 12 copies sold. 30/- less 6/- for boy (24/-)'. It is possible that Hearne was selling copies of his recently published biographical pamphlet (14pp) entitled 'George Gibboms Hearne' which was published in 1890. There are also handwritten lists of clothing, both cricket and casual to be packed for the tour. The first diary measure 4.25"x6", the diary in its entirety has become detached from the leather boards, the second diary measures 6.5"x4.25", a little worn to the edges otherwise in good condition. A unique and unpublished account of the tour by a member of the touring party
Estimate: £3000/5000
Hammer price: £3200
George Hearne, the eldest of three brothers, Frank and Alec were the others,all of whom played with much distinction for Kent. Playing first for Kent in the summer of 1875 when less than nineteen years of age, George Hearne kept his place in the eleven for twenty-one seasons. Hearne played in 328 first-class matches, 252 of them for Kent, primarily a bowler, left-hand round arm, fast medium in pace, he afterwards developed into a capable left-handed batsman. Hearne took 577 wickets for Kent at a cost of 16.5 runs each and scored 7344 runs with an average of 18. Among George Hearne's bowling feats were eight wickets for 46 runs against Lancashire at Old Trafford, when he performed the hat-trick, fourteen wickets for 130 runs against Derbyshire at Derby, thirteen wickets for 75 runs against Hampshire at Southampton and eight for 53 against Lancashire at Canterbury, all in the 1870's. Hearne's only Test was the first and only Test on this 1891/92 tour.

Read's team were unbeaten on the tour of South Africa, winning fourteen matches and drawing seven. They were far too strong, particularly in bowling, for the opposition it met, J.T. Hearne and Martin captured over 100 wickets each... It seems unrealistic that the only match played on equal terms is now described as a Test match. For one thing, two Australian Test cricketers, Ferris and Murdoch, as county players became members of the touring party, but went on to represent England. At the end of the tour the captain, Walter Read and manager, Edwin Ash were arrested until they provided security to cover a loan of £1000 which had been advanced by a Cape Colony businessman to cover expenses not met by the gates. There was just time for them to be ferried to the ship before it departed....

This 'Test match' game is more interesting for the following historical oddities, William Murdoch and Ferris, who had both previously played for Australia, played for England due to residence, Frank Hearne, who played for South Africa in this game, had previously played for England. Finally, the game gives the second instance of three brothers playing in the same Test match, as Frank Hearne's brothers, Alec Hearne and George Hearne played for England, a cousin, John Thomas Hearne also played for the tourists and the tour was simultaneous to the English cricket team in Australia in 1891/92, both teams deemed to have "Test status".

The diaries were bought by the vendor from a leading London dealer in 1996, who had purchased them previously from a leading auction house. A letter confirming this is sold with the diaries.

A fully transcribed typed copy of the diary is available to be read prior to the auction and sold with the diaries
Lot 250:
Lot 250
Worcestershire County Cricket Club. Official History & Guide 1928. Compiled and edited by J.B. Payne. Published by the Club. Original decorative stiffened wrappers. Minor soiling to boards, minor rusting to staples otherwise in good/ very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £130
Lot 251:
Lot 251
Essex County Cricket Club. Official Handbook & Guide 1930. 4th year of issue. Original decorative wrappers. Lacking staples, rust marks where staples were originally otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £120
Lot 252:
Lot 252
'Union County Cricket Club Hand Book Season 1904'. E.A. Leach. (Elizabeth, New Jersey). Official Club handbook containing information on American cricket, results for the previous season, fixtures for the forthcoming season, rules, records, advertisements etc. Plus original printed letter, on Union County Cricket Club, to member from the Club dated 16th May 1904 announcing the Handbook's aims from E.A. Leach, President. Padwick 4069. Vertical fold otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £110
Lot 253:
Lot 253
'Cricket Humour. Stories & Sketches by Arthur Mailey'. The Market Printery, Sydney 1956. Colourful pictorial wrappers. Signed to top of 'Introduction' page by Mailey. Sunripe cigarette card depicting Mailey stapled to inside front wrapper. Nick to edge of front wrapper, light vertical fold otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 254:
Lot 254
'The Cricket Handbook' 1903. John Leng & Co Ltd, Fleet Street, London. Wear, staining and foxing and a small amount of damage to original detached wrappers, odd annotation to internal pages otherwise in generally good condition. Rare early edition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £42
The Handbook ran from 1902 to 1912 and from 1906 was known as Leng's Cricket Handbook
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'Our Cricketers Past & Present'. Published by A.D. Jones 1896. Five complete individual parts Parts II to VI, all with original wrappers, containing portraits of cricketers. The wrappers for part VI detached and with small loss and wear. Sold with duplicate copies of parts III, IV and VI etc, all with detached covers or lacking covers
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: withdrawn
Lot 256:
Lot 256
'Jubilee Souvenir 1869-1919. The Jubilee of the Lawkholme Ground with record of the leading players'. Keighley Cricket Club 1919. 31pp. Major loss to front wrapper with approximately half the wrapper lost, small tear to page 3 otherwise in good condition. A rarely seen brochure
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 257:
Lot 257
'Hong Kong Cricket Club. Centenary 1851-1951'. Issued by the Club in 1951. Original decorative covers. Minor wear to cover extremities otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
Lot 258:
Southern Club cricket histories and anniversaries 1960s/1980s. A selection of booklets relating to histories of Clubs in Kent, Sussex, Essex and the south of England. Histories include Meopham C.C. signed by Jim Swanton who wrote the foreword, Yellowhammers C.C., Harvel C.C., Linden Park C.C., History of Cricket in Dartford, Blackheath Wanderers, Stone C.C.Dicker C.C., Ilford C.C. signed by the author John Polson etc. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £170
Lot 259:
Lot 259
'Cricketers Calendar 1928'. W. Curran-Reedy. London 1927. With a foreword by J.B. Hobbs. Original pictorial wrappers featuring Hobbs, original hanging cord and tassels. Anecdotes and humorous sketches for each week of the year. Some wear and ageing to the front cover and spine, otherwise in good condition. Sold with two 'Watts for Willows' calendar cards for January- March and April- June 1953, a 'Sport & Pastime calendar for 1957 in good condition. Also a 'Playfuls Kats' calendar for 1904 comprising four humorous colour cartoons in the style of Louis Wain of cats playing table tennis, motoring, playing cricket and swimming. Loss with restoration to the header, otherwise in good condition. Qty 4. Sold with a box comprising a good selection of modern cricket calendars 1970s-2000s. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 260:
Cricket Annuals. Box containing a good selection of cricket annuals. 'Athletic News Cricket Annual' 1929. 'Daily Worker Cricket Handbook 1950', 'Flagstaff Cricket Annual' for 1954-1960, 1963-1968. 'News Chronicle' annuals for 1947, 1950-1954, 1956-1962. 'Sunday Chronicle Cricket and Golf Annual 1950-1955. 'Sports Argus Cricket Annual' 1949-1952, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1964-1966, 1968. Playfair annuals for 1948-1962 (large format), 1963-2011, 2014 etc. Some duplication, some faults to earlier issues, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Sold with a box of auction and dealer catalogues, and a further box of Cricket Memorabilia Society magazines and members' lists. Three boxes in total. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
Lot 261:
Lot 261
Don Bradman Flicker Book. No.1 'On Drive and Off Drive'. Flicker Productions Ltd 1930. Excellent, almost new, condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £80
Lot 262:
Lot 262
Don Bradman Flicker Book. No.1 'On Drive and Off Drive' and No.2 'Square Cut and Late Cut'. Flicker Productions Ltd 1930. Both lacking rear wrapper, soiling to front cover and spine paper, some staining otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £60
Lot 263:
Lot 263
Don Bradman Flicker Book. No.3 'Leg Glance and Pull'. Flicker Productions Ltd 1930. Very good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £80
Lot 264:
Lot 264
C.V. Grimmett Flicker Book no 1, Leg Break Delivery and Leg Break Finger Spin. Published by Flicker Productions Ltd, London c1930. Original blue wrappers. Some wear to wrappers, nick to spine paper, some rusting to staple otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
The first series of flicker books produced were Bradman Numbers 1-3 and Grimmett numbers 4-6. This is a later reprint (c1930) of No.4 with the same photographs on better paper with different coloured wrappers
Lot 265:
Lot 265
C.V. Grimmett. Flicker Book. No.2 'Googley Delivery and Off-Break Spin'. Flicker Productions Ltd c1930. Original blue wrappers. Very good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £45
The first series of flicker books produced were Bradman Numbers 1-3 and Grimmett numbers 4-6. This is a later reprint (c1930) of No.5 with the same photographs on better paper with different coloured wrappers
Lot 266:
Lot 266
C.V. Grimmett Flicker Book no 4, 5 & 6. 'Leg Break Delivery and Leg Break Finger Spin', 'Googley Delivery and Off-Break Spin' and 'Over Soin Delivery and Finger Spin'. All published by Flicker Productions Ltd, London c1930. Original pink wrappers. All three lacking rear wrappers, soiling to front cover and spine paper, some staining, minor rusting to staple otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £100
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Lot 267
Frank Woolley. Flicker book. 'Pull to Leg and Forcing Shot, off the Back Foot, to the Off'. Published by Flicker Productions of London c1936. Odd minor faults otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £45
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Lot 268
Australia tour to England 1938. Mono real photograph postcard of the Australia touring party departing on the S.S. Orontes. Signed in ink to the photograph by Ernie McCormick, Don Bradman and Arthur Chipperfield. From the collection of McCormick, inscription to verso, 'Ernie off to England with Test team'. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £120
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M.C.C. tour of Australia 1950/51. Mono real photograph postcard of R.M.S. Stratheden P&O Line ship which took the M.C.C. team to Australia. Nicely signed to reverse by all nineteen members of the team including Brown (Captain), Bailey, Bedser, Berry, Compton, Hutton, Close, Wright, Warr etc. Crease to one corner, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £140
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M.C.C. tour of Australia 1954/55. Mono real photograph postcard of the Orient Line R.M.S. Orsova which took the team to Australia. Signed to card face by seventeen members of the touring party including Hutton (Captain), Wardle, Graveney, Loader, Statham, May, Tyson, Edrich etc. Slight fading to a few signatures, otherwise good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
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M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1956/57. Rarer real photograph sepia postcard of the Union-Castle Line R.M.S. Edinburgh Castle which took the team to South Africa. Signed to card face by nineteen members of the touring party including May (Captain), Compton, Laker, Wardle, Statham, Brown, Evans, Cowdrey etc. Some age toning, minor marks otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
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Kent C.C.C. record score 1934. Sepia real photograph postcard of Bill Ashdown, Frank Woolley and Les Ames of Kent standing in front of the scoreboard for the match Essex v Kent, Brentwood, 30th May- 1st June 1934. The scoreboard shows Kent's record total of 803-4 declared, Ashdown having made his highest first class score of 332, Ames 202no and Woolley 172. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Kent won the match by an innings and 192 runs. In addition to Kent's batting achievements, Pope scored 100 and O'Connor 105 in Essex's first innings. Freeman took eleven wickets for Kent in the match
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Kent C.C.C. 1931-c1950. Three mono real photograph postcards of Kent teams for 1931, c1935 and 1947. All three photographs by B.C. Flemons of Tonbridge. Also a mono real photograph plain back postcard of five Kent players including Wright, Lewis and Fagg. Qty 4. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
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Kent C.C.C. 1930s/1940s. Eight mono real photograph postcards of Kent cricketers. Players featured are Freeman, Valentine (two different postcards), Fairservice, Woolley, Crawley, Fagg and Ames. The majority by Flemons of Tonbridge, also Fisk-Moore etc. Sold with a mono postcard of the memorial to Colin Blythe at Tonbridge Church. Qty 9. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
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Lot 275
'The Excelsior Pictorial Post Card Co. Portraits of the Kent County team'. Published by A.C. (Albert Craig) Cricket Rhymester. Blue card booklet with printed titles containing four postcards, featuring twelve of the Kent players, three to a card with names. Players include Mason, Marsham, Dillon, Fielder, Blythe, Fairservice etc. Complete as issued. Rare in this form. Minor wear to covers and postcards, rusting to staple, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: withdrawn
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Lot 276
Kent C.C.C. 1904. Sepia real photograph postcard taken from an apparently candid photograph of Kent v Essex at Canterbury, 1st-3rd August 1904. The scene shows the match in progress with the pavilion in the background, and spectators in the foreground. Handwritten title in ink to lower border. Publisher unknown. Some fading and ageing, small mark to left edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £65
Kent beat Essex by 219 runs, Mason top scoring in the match with 133 in Kent's first innings
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Folkestone 1925. Mono real photograph postcard of the teams for A.E.R. Gilligan's XI v L.H. Tennyson's XI, Folkestone, 9th-11th September 1925. The players and officials seated and standing in rows in blazers and cricket attire. Signed to the verso in ink by eight players and the umpires, Street and Chester. Players' signatures include Howell, Kennedy, Whysall, Sandham, Hammond, Bowley, Peach etc. Some creasing to corners, otherwise a nice image in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
The match was drawn, Bowley and Hammond each scoring 120 in L.H. Tennyson's XI only innings
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Lot 278
Kent C.C.C. Dover 1910. Sepia real photograph postcard of the 'Kent County Team' at Dover in 1910. Photograph by Charles Harris of Dover. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £65
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Kent C.C.C. 1900s-1930s. Fifteen mono and sepia real photograph postcards by B.C. Flemons of Tonbridge of Kent cricketers. Players include Seymour, Valentine, Hubble, Lewis, D. Wright, Ashdown, A.C. Wright, Woolley, G.J. Bryan, Freeman etc. Sold with seven later Flemons postcards 'Kent Cricket Series' of Kent players including Todd, Murray-Wood, Mallett (2 copies), Dovey etc. Qty 22. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £48
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Kent C.C.C. 1920s-1950s. Twelve mono and sepia real photograph plain back postcards by B.C. Flemons of Tonbridge of Kent cricketers. Players include Freeman, D.J. Strathern (Kent 2nd XI, 1 match 1946), Martin, Todd, D. Wright, Ames, Lewis, Evans, Valentine etc. Sold with three mono real photograph postcards of Kent players by Fisk-Moore of Canterbury, of Cornwallis, Collins, and one of Ames, C. Wright, Ashdown and Todd etc. Adhesive damage to verso of some postcards, other odd faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 15
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
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Kent C.C.C. 1900s-1950s. Thirteen mono and sepia real photograph postcards of Kent cricketers. Players include Fagg, Freeman, Chapman, Woolley, Blythe, Fielder, A. Hearne, Mason, D. Wright, Evans etc. Series/ publishers include Flemons, Wrench, Hartmann etc. Sold with three other mono postcards of Kent players. Odd faults, otherwise in generally good condition. Qty 16
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
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Kent C.C.C. 1900s-1920s. Ten mono real photograph postcards of Kent cricketers published by Mockford of Tonbridge. Players include Dillon, Mason, Blaker, Hubble, Hardinge, Fielder, Seymour, Carr, Huish etc. Sold with seven later mono real photograph postcards of Kent players c1950s, by J.D. Hunt of Tonbridge. Players include Phebey, Halfyard, Page, Leary, Pettiford etc. G. Qty 17
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
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Lot 283
C.I. Thornton's XI, Scarborough 1920. Sepia real photograph postcard of the C.I. Thornton team seated and standing in rows in caps and blazers in front of the pavilion with the umpires and spectators in the background. The team appears to be the for the match v M.C.C. Australian Touring Team, Scarborough, 9th-11th September 1920. Players featured include Haig, Chapman, Hirst, Kilner etc. Publisher unknown. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
M.C.C.Australian Touring Team won by an innings and five runs
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Lot 284
Gentlemen v Players, Scarborough 1921. Sepia real photograph postcard of the Players team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire and caps, with the umpires to either side. The team appears to be for the match played at Scarborough, 5th-7th September 1921. Players featured include Hirst, Rhodes, Hearne, Hendren, Holmes, Sandham, Woolley, Mead etc. Publisher unknown. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
In this Jubilee Testimonial match for George Hirst, the Players won by 198 runs
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Lot 285
Yorkshire C.C.C. 1921. Sepia real photograph postcard of two teams and officials, seated and standing in rows in caps and blazers. Pencil annotation to verso describes the match as Yorkshire v York & District, 5th May 1921, but no record of the match has been found. Yorkshire players featured include Burton, Rhodes, Holmes, Sutcliffe, N. Kilner, R. Kilner, Waddington, Dolphin etc. Photograph by Thwaites of York. Minor ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
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Yorkshire C.C.C. 1900s/1920s. Twenty colour and mono postcards of Yorkshire cricketers. Rarer postcards include two mono real photograph postcards of Wilfred Rhodes in bowling pose, also L. Whitehead, Dainty series. F.S. Jackson 'A Perfect Action', Hunter 'Well Thrown In', Hartmann Series nos. 1374 and 1377. Haigh, Hirst and Rhodes at Blake Lee Guest House, Marsden, J.E. Shaw & Son. T.L. Taylor, Wrench Series no. 2944. Other players featured include Mitchell, Tunnicliffe, Lord Hawke, Denton etc. Other series include Valentine's, Star, Raphael Tuck etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £120
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Lot 287
Australia and South Africa 1912. Two original long postcards of the Australia and South Africa teams for the 1912 triangular tournament. Sports Series no. 13 and 14, published by J. Godden, Sheffield. Each measures 8"x3.75". Some wear and ageing, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £80
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'South African International Cricketers 1929' series. Ten colour postcards produced for the tour of England in 1929. Players are Ochse, Bell, Cameron, Christy, Morkel, Vincent, Quinn, Mitchell, Owen Smith and Dalton. Staining to the Dalton postcard, other odd faults including some foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
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Australia Test cricketers c1930. Fourteen colour and mono postcards of Australian cricketers. Players include a colour postcard of Warren Bardsley, National Series No 829 by Millar & Lang Ltd, Glasgow and London in excellent condition. Also four mono postcards of Woodfull, Grimmett, Ponsford and Bradman on the 1930 tour of England. Other players include McCabe, Hill, Trumper, Darling etc. Series include Raphael Tuck, Wrench, Valentine's etc
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £95
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Lot 290
Charles Burgess Fry. Oxford University, Sussex, London County, Hampshire & England 1892-1922. Two sepia real photograph postcards of Fry in batting poses, one standing at the crease, the other taking guard. Photographs by Foster of Brighton. Nice images. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
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Test and County cricketers. 1900s/1950s. Twenty three mono (one colour) postcards of Test and County cricketers. Postcards include G.L. Jessop 'Cover-Point', F.H. Gillingham, J.W.H.T. Douglas, A.O. Jones, S.M.J. Woods, L.C. Braund, V.F.S. Crawford, C.J.B. Wood etc. Series include Raphael Tuck, Wrench, Rotophot, C. Agar etc. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £95
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Lot 292
Melbourne Cricket Ground 1899. Rare early postcard with a colour illustration of a match in progress at the ground with an excellent view of the pavilion and grandstand in the background. Published by McCarron, Bird & Co. of Melbourne. Postmarked 23rd May 1899. Handwritten correspondence in German written in pencil to front, minor wear, otherwise a nice image in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £190
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Lot 293
'Sussex County Cricket 1908'. Sepia real photograph postcard comprising cameo photographs of fifteen Sussex players, with C.B. Fry (Captain) and Ranjitsinhji to centre. Foster & Co of Brighton. Postally used, postmarked 25th July 1908, and sent by a spectator at the match v Worcestershire played at Hove, 23rd-25th July 1908, who writes '...it is not over yet but Sussex are sure to win'. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £220
Sussex beat Worcestershire by ten wickets, Fry scoring 214 for Sussex in their first innings
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Lot 294
'Sussex v India Hove 1911. Indian team entering the field for first day's play'. Mono real photograph postcard for the match played at Hove, 21st-23rd August 1911. The postcard shows the Indian players being led on to the field from the pavilion by the Captain, Kanga. Other players include Seshachari, Warden, Gaekwad, Shivram etc. Wiles of Hove. Postally unused. An excellent image in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £320
Sussex won the match by ten runs. The 1911 tour to England was the first of an All India side
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Lot 295
'Sussex XI taking the field at Hastings' 1920. Sepia real photograph postcard for the match Sussex v Northamptonshire, Hastings, 14th-17th August 1920. The postcard depicts the Sussex players being led on to the field after the lunch break on the first day's play with the scoreboard in the background showing the Northamptonshire score at 85-4. Players featured include H.L. Wilson (Captain), Ranjitsinhji, Relf, Gilligan, Cox, Tate, Young etc. Postally unused. The postcard shows the photographer's signature, but cannot be identified. An excellent image in very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £110
This was Ranjitsinhji's last first class match. Sussex won by ten wickets, Ranjitsinhji scoring 1 in Sussex's first innings
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Lot 296
Gloucestershire C.C.C. 1906. Sepia real photograph postcard of the Gloucestershire team seated and standing in rows in caps, blazers and cricket attire. Postally used and postmarked 21st August 1906, the correspondent is referring to watching the match Gloucestershire v Worcestershire played at Cheltenham, 20th-21st August 1906. Players featured include Jessop (Captain), Wrathall, Board, Townsend, Sewell, Dennett etc. Royal Standard Photo Co Series. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £75
Gloucestershire beat Worcestershire by an innings and 230 runs in two days, Townsend scoring 214 and Sewell 107 in their only innings, with Dennett taking fifteen wickets in the match
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Lancashire C.C.C. 1900s/1040s. Seven colour and mono postcards of Lancashire cricketers. Players include a colour postcard of J.T. Tyldesley in batting pose, Valentine's series. Mono postcard of A.C. Maclaren postmarked 1907. Mono plain back real photograph postcard of L. Wilkinson, A. Wilkes & Son, West Bromwich, date stamped to verso 28th July 1947. Mono real photograph postcard of Tyldesley, 'W.H.S. & S. Grosvenor Series' etc. Series include Raphael Tuck, Wrench, Valentine's etc . G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £55
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Surrey C.C.C. 1900s/1950s. Eleven colour and mono postcards of Surrey cricketers. Mono postcard of Thomas Bowley in bowling pose. Printed title to lower border 'Tom Bowley, Proprietor, Castle Hotel, Sherborne'. Publisher unknown. Colour postcard of T. Hayward, Valentine's, also a sepia real photograph postcard of Hayward in batting pose, Rotary Photographic Series. Mono real photograph postcards of A. Sandham, C.E. Smith, Oval Bookstall, McIntrye and Laker, F.C. Dick, Oval Bookstall, T. Hayward, Real Photographic Series no. 1612 etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: withdrawn
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John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England 1905-1934. An interesting set of five sepia real photograph postcards of Hobbs in the nets, full length, demonstrating different batting strokes, all taken in the same shoot. Titles are 'Leg Cut', 'The Hook', 'Playing Back', 'Playing Forward' and 'Leg Glance'. Published by Brighton Camera Exchange probably c1930. Scarce. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £260
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'The Force Bat Series' advertising postcards, Summers Brown & Co, London. Collection of five real photograph postcards of Surrey, Middlesex, Hampshire and Kent cricketers, J.B. Hobbs, E. Hendren, C.P. Mead, E. Humphreys and F.A. Tarrant. All pictured head and shoulders, wearing caps, three in cameo. Photographs by C. Debenham. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
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Middlesex C.C.C. 1900s/1940s. Eleven mono postcards of Middlesex cricketers. Rarer postcards include a mono real photograph postcard of A.E. Trott in bowling pose, Hartmann Series no. 1383. P.F. Warner in batting pose, Rival Photographic Series no. 1397, photo Foster of Brighton. P.F. Warner, Hartmann Series no. 2904. G.W. Beldam, Wrench Series no. 316B.J.T. Bosanquet, publisher unknown etc. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
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Sussex C.C.C. 1900s/1940s. Fourteen mono postcards of Sussex cricketers. Rarer postcards include a mono real photograph postcard of a youthful Maurice Tate, full length in cricket attire, publisher unknown. Mono real photograph postcards of A. Collins and C.B. Fry in batting poses, Hartmann Series nos. 1382 and 1655. A.E. Relf, publisher unknown, postmarked 1904. J. Vine and F.W. Tate in bowling poses, Wrench Series nos. 1383 and 1384. Ranjitsinhji, head and shoulders, Rotary Photographic Series no. 3807 etc. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
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Worcestershire and Warwickshire. 1900s/1920s. Eight mono and colour postcards of Worcestershire and Warwickshire cricketers. Rarer postcards include a colour postcard of A.A. Lilley in wicket keeping pose, Raphael Tuck 'Famous Fielders' series no. 6452. Mono advertising postcard of George Headley for George Headley bats with facsimile signature. Mono plain back postcard of F.R. Foster, publisher unknown. E. Arnold in bowling pose, publisher unknown, postmarked 1905. E.F. Field in bowling action, Hartmann Series no. 1387 etc. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £70
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Lot 304
Sussex cricket scorecards. Two printed scorecards which appear to have been reprinted around the turn of the century by A.J. Gaston. The first is entitled 'A Famous Sussex Match', England v Sussex 1833' played at Brighton, to lower border of scorecard is printed 'With Willow-Wielder's Compliments', to the back of the scorecard is an advertisement for the Sussex C.C. Annual of 1904, the other scorecard is for 'John Lillywhite's Farewell Benefit'. Gentlemen of England v Players of England, Brighton 1871. To lower border of scorecard is printed 'With A.J. Gaston's Compliments (Leather-Hunter)'. Fully printed detail. Minor soiling otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £110
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Lot 305
'Brighton Brunswick v Eleven Young Players of the County 1878'. Unusual and early original scorecard for the match played at the Royal Brunswick Ground at Hove on the 10th & 11th June 1878. The match was drawn, more notable players included Walter Humphreys, George Goldsmith, William Payne, William Millard, William Gilbert etc. The two umpires were Jesse Hyde and George Humphreys, both former Sussex players. The scorecard published by H. Crowhurst of Brighton. Printed detail. Horizontal fold and minor soiling to card otherwise in food condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £170
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Lot 306
Gentlemen v Players of Sussex 1896. Original scorecard for the match played at Brighton in aid of Burchell's Benefit on the 16th and 17th September 1895. Printed by H. Crowhurst of Brighton. The match was drawn, Marlow of the Players top scored with 71, Collins 60no, Etheridge 41no, Tate took five wickets in the Gentlemen's first innings. Other notable players included Murdoch, Newham, Killick etc. Fully printed detail. Two tears to right hand border, minor foxing otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £130
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Lot 307
Gentlemen of Sussex v E.C. Hambro's XI 1902. Original scorecard for the match played at Brighton on the 31st July, 1st & 2nd August 1902. Printed by H. Crowhurst of Brighton. Chimnery top scored with 144 for E.C. Hambro's XI, Plilkington 105, C.L. Smith 78, Mordaunt 7 wickets in the match. Fully printed detail. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
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Kent tour of the North and Scotland 1925. Two rare tour match scorecards against Berwickshire & District at Pier Field, Berwick-on-Tweed on the 10th & 11th September 1925 and against Hawick & Wilton at Buccleuch Park on the 12th September 1925. Minor annotation to the Berwickshire scorecard otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £150
Kent won the first match by 255 runs. In the twelve-a-side match Kent fielded a strong team including Knott, Mitchell, Woolley, Hardinge, Wright, Freeman, Cornwallis etc. In Berwickshire's second innings, Tich Freeman for Kent took ten out of the eleven wicket. A similar strong Kent team played in the second match
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Lot 309
Kent scorecards 1923 to 1929. Selection of ten official home scorecards for the period, v Surrey 1923, v Nottinghamshire 1924, v Surrey 1925, v Middlesex 1926, v Surrey 1927 and 1928, v Somerset and Essex 1928 (Freeman 8-94) and v Nottinghamshire and Surrey 1929. Printed and handwritten annotation, some faults, folds etc. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £130
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Kent v Lancashire 1929. Official scorecard for the match played at Mote Park, Maidstone on the 24th-26th July 1929. Despite Tich Freeman taking all ten wickets in Lancashire's first innings, Lancashire won the match by 189 runs. Freeman's figures were 42 overs, 9 maidens, 10 wickets for 131. Part handwritten annotation. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £400
Freeman achieved his best innings bowling analysis, so far in his career, in first-class matches in this match
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Lot 311
Surrey scorecards 1901 to 1929. Selection of fourteen official home scorecards (one away) for the period, Bedfordshire v Surrey 2nd XI 1901, v Kent 1923, v Nottinghamshire 1925, v Sussex 1926 (poor), v Somerset 1926, v Hampshire and Oxford University 1927, v Kent, Gloucestershire (poor), Warwickshire 1928, v Hampshire and v Essex and Kent (Peach 12 wickets in the match) 1929. Also includes Viscount Curzon's XII v Sir Rowland Blades' XII played at The Oval on the 3rd May 1928. Printed and handwritten annotation, some faults as noted, folds, soiling etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
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Surrey scorecards 1930 to 1939. Selection of forty six official home scorecards (two away) for the period, Includes Bedfordshire v Surrey 2nd XI 1901, two scorecards for the 1930 season, 1931 (3), 1932 (1), 1933 (1), 1935 (2), 1936 (11), 1937 (7), 1938 (10) and 1939 (8). Printed and handwritten annotation, some faults, folds, soiling, nicks etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
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Lot 313
Surrey C.C.C. 1946-1978. Large selection of official match scorecards for Surrey home County Championship matches, the majority played at The Oval. Handwritten and printed scores. Sold with a further selection of modern match programmes. Mixed condition, generally good
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
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'World Record Score'. Official large scorecard for Victoria v New South Wales, Sheffield Shield match played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 24th-29th December 1926. In an amazing match, Victoria totalled a record innings score of 1107 all out with Ponsford making 352, Ryder 295, Woodfull 133 and Hendry 100. Mailey's bowling figures were 64 overs, 4 wickets for 362 runs. New South Wales totalled 221 and 230 in their two innings. Liddicut took 8 wickets in the match and Hartkopf took 6-98 in the 2nd innings. The scorecard, signed by 'With the Compliments of R.M. Bell' (R.M. Bell. London County 1902-1904) has some browning to extremities, where formerly framed otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £150
Victoria's score of 1107 runs is still the record highest individual total in cricket history and the third highest largest innings victory.
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Lot 315
Nottinghamshire v West Indies 1928. 'Visit of their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary'. Original silk scorecard produced to commemorate the Royal visit to the Trent Bridge Ground on the 7th-10th July 1928. The scorecard printed by C.J. Richards of Nottingham has 'Royal Souvenir Copy' printed above the standard headings. The match was drawn, for Nottinghamshire, A.W. Carr made 100, Staples 84, Whysall 80 and Staples took five wickets in their first innings, for the West Indies, Bartlett made 109, Hoad 73, Nunes 62. This was A.W. Shelton's copy and is mounted with a card above regarding the Royal Visit and below with a printed copy of a letter sent by Shelton presumably to the Club, dated 27th July 1928 stating that 'I have submitted to the King and Queen the souvenir [scorecard] of Their Majesties' visit to the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground which you forwarded with your letter of the 26th instant. Their Majesties desire me to thank you for your kind thought in having this souvenir prepared, which will be kept with the other records of their interesting and enjoyable visit to Nottingham'. To lower corner of mount is the wording 'Given by Mr A.W. Shelton'. Framed and glazed. Overall 10"x12". Very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £65
The tour fixture was rendered historic by the visit of their Majesties, King George V. and Queen Mary to Trent Bridge Ground on the concluding day of the match, when the players of both teams were presented. This was the first occasion on which the King and Queen have visited a cricket ground outside London.
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Lot 316
Frank Edward Woolley. Kent & England 1906-1938. 'Testimonial Match to F.E. Woolley. Kent and England Player'. Official scorecard for the match played at the 'Bat & Ball' Cricket Ground, Gravesend on Wednesday 21st September 1938. The match was between the Amateurs and the Professionals. Nicely signed by Woolley in black ink, unused scorecard with no scores recorded. Horizontal crease and centre tear to left hand border otherwise in good condition. A rarely seen signed scorecard
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £130
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Lot 317
Frederick 'Fred' Ridgway. Kent & England 1946-1961. Official scorecard for Kent v Derbyshire, Folkestone, 25th-27th July 1951 in which Ridgway took four wickets in four balls in Derbyshire's first innings. Nicely signed in ink by Ridgway. Scores handwritten in pencil. File holes, horizontal fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
Derbyshire won by 177 runs
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Leslie Ethelbert George 'Les' Ames. Kent & England 1926-1951. Official scorecard for Kent v Middlesex, Canterbury, 9th-11th August 1950 in which Ames completed his one hundredth first class century. Nicely signed in ink by Ames. Complete printed scores. Vertical fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £155
Kent won by four wickets
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Don Bradman. Official scorecard for Gentlemen of England v Australians, Lord's, 25th-27th August 1948 in which Bradman made his last appearance at Lord's. Boldly signed in ink by Bradman, signed in later years. Printed and handwritten scores in pencil. Horizontal fold, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official scorecard for the first Test, Trent Bridge, 10th-15th June 1948 in which Bradman scored 138 and Hassett 137 in Australia's first innings. Incomplete printed scores. File hole to one corner, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £80
Australians beat the Gentlemen by an innings and 81 runs, Bradman 150, Brown 120 and Hassett 200no. Australia won the first Test match by eight wickets
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Overseas cricket programmes 1959-1970s. Selection of official match programmes for Currie Cup, South Africa, Sheffield Shield, Australia etc. File holes to one programme, reinforcement to some spines, odd annotations, otherwise in good condition. Qty 17
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
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Lot 321
'Welcome! Australia. Illinois Cricket Association July 23, 24, 25, 26, 1932'. Souvenir tour brochure featuring photographs of the Australian team, Alan Kippax in batting pose, Kippax batting with Bradman at Lord's 1930, pen portraits, article on 'Googly' bowling by P.A. Vaile etc. Decorative front cover portraying a kangaroo adopting a boxing pose against a bald eagle. Bound in brown boards with gilt title to spine. Padwick 5327. Minor wear to wrappers otherwise in good/very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £150
Lot 322:
Arthur Percy Frank Chapman. Cambridge University, Kent & England 1920-1938. Cricket scorebook by James Lillywhite & Frowd recording matches played at Fritham House preparatory school, Lyndhurst, Hampshire in 1882 to 1909 inclusive. The scorebook includes matches in which Chapman played 1907 to 1909. Odd pages detached, otherwise in good condition. Also a collection of Chapman's school reports for Fritham House, 1906-1910, Oakham School 1910-1914, and Uppingham 1914-1919. Early reports on his cricket include 'tries to score too quickly... Capital bat with a nice easy action... can bowl well... safe catch & can field anywhere'. Also included is a page of accounts for Chapman written by his father presumably as a joke as some of the expenses listed include a Racing Stable £5000-0-0, Gambling Debt £6000-0-0, Wine bill £500-0-0, Arrears £7000-0-0, Breakages 2 Ladies Hearts £100-10-0 etc. Sold with a selection of press cuttings published 12th-14th August 1930 collected by Chapman relating to the M.C.C.'s decision to remove him as England Captain, replacing him with the inexperienced R.E.S. Wyatt. Despite a run of poor form and results favouring Australia, the consensus in the press appears to be that he did not deserve to lose the Captaincy and his place in the side for the fifth and final Test of the Ashes series. G. A fascinating account of Chapman's early years and cricket career
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Born in 1900, Chapman went to Fritham House school where his father was headmaster and who first encouraged Percy to take up cricket. He was first appointed Captain of England in 1926, somewhat controversially, replacing Arthur Carr for the final Test of the Ashes series, the first four Tests having been drawn. Chapman led England to victory by 289 runs. England won the first nine Tests in a row with Chapman as Captain, but then a run of two defeats and six draws ultimately led to his removal for the final Test of the 1930 Ashes series due to a loss of form and reported drinking problems. However, he was reinstated for the 1930/31 tour to South Africa in which he played his last Test match
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Stamps and first day covers. Large red stamp album comprising a good selection of cricket stamps and commemorative covers, some signed. Signed issues include 'Australian Champions. Ausipex 1984' signed by Greg Chappell, Rod Marsh and Dennis Lillee. A Barbados Independence 1966 first day day of issue postcard signed by Garry Sobers. Two first day covers for 'Australian Bicentennial 1788-1988' issued in Tonga. Adelaide Oval Centenary Test 1884-1984. A 'Strand Strike Service' cover issued in Victoria, 10th December 1981. A pair of stamps issued in Tuvalu featuring Brian Close, overprinted 'Specimen' etc. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 324:
Cricket games, jigsaws etc. Two boxes comprising 'The Gillette Cup' game by 'Ariel' (three sets), 'Bob Willis Cricket Game', 'The Official B.B.C. Cricket Quiz Game, a jigsaw based on a Kinsella painting of the boy batting with the wicket keeper hiding behind his coat, c1920s/1930s, and three other cricket related jigsaws. Also four sets of model cricket stumps, a pair of wooden cricket ball bookends, another pair of wooden bookends, one in the form of a bat, the other stumps and ball. Two bottles of limited edition beers to commemorate Warwickshire's 'Champion Season 1994'. 'Cricket Scoreboard' desk calendar etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
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Cricket and golf articles 1895-1899. Four original cricket and golf articles taken from Cassell's Family Magazine. The articles are 'Front-rank Cricketers of Today', "An Old Player", 1895. 'The Australians in the Cricket-Field 1896', A.C. Maclaren 1896. 'Cricketers Before the Camera', 1899, author unknown. 'That Simple Game' 1899, a poem telling the story of a cricketer 'That, now he been bowled ten times, He would be bowled no more' and so took up golf, author unknown. Also 'Prince Ranjitsinhji: A Character Sketch by "Rover"', c1898, publication unknown. Sold with a complete copy of the French magazine, 'La Vie au Grand Air', 2nd September 1900, which includes a full page report on the 1900 Paris Olympics cricket match, Great Britain v France which Great Britain won by 158 runs. Qty 5. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
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Cricket at Scarborough and Bristol 1932-1934. Small album comprising thirty two personal sepia candid photographs of players taking part in matches at Scarborough and Bristol. Matches are for H.D.G. Leveson-Gower's XI v Indians, Scarborough, 7th-9th September 1932 (two photographs), H.D.G. Leveson-Gower's XI v West Indians, Scarborough, 9th-12th September 1933 (eight), Gloucestershire v Australians, Bristol, 1st-3rd August 1934 (sixteen), and Yorkshire v Gloucestershire, Scarborough, 22nd-24th August 1934 (six). The photographs depict the players at the grounds, exiting the pavilion, walking on to the ground etc, large crowds in attendance at the matches. Players featured include Jaoomal (India), Sealey, Headley, Da Costa, Valentine, Barrow, Achong, Sealey (West Indies), Woodfull, Wall, Ebeling, Chipperfield, Barnett, Kippax, McCabe (Australia), Hammond, Parker, Lyon, Page, Allen, Barnett, Sinfield, Hopkins (Gloucestershire), Sutcliffe, Turner, Bottomley, Robinson, Hargreaves, Davidson (Yorkshire) etc. Each photograph measures 3.25"x2.25" displayed in cameo window mounts. Nice images in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £260
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Alfred Percy 'Tich' Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. Small album comprising twenty four mono personal candid photographs taken in Adelaide on the M.C.C. tour to Australia 1924/25. Photographs include players at the match, in formal attire, scenes of large crowds in attendance etc. Players featured include Gilligan, Freeman, Hobbs, Chapman, Hendren, Kilner of England, Collins (Captain), Grimmett, Ryder of Australia etc. One photograph depicts the Adelaide scoreboard showing England at 317-8 in their second innings. Handwritten dedication to inside front cover, 'To A.P. Freeman Esq. A memento of the third test played at Adelaide in January 1925. From Stanley B. Harry [?] Dental Hospital, Adelaide'. The dedication is faded and barely decipherable. Formerly from the collection of A.P. Freeman. Previously sold as lot 298 by Phillips in 1996 as part of the A.P. Freeman collection. Each photograph measures 2.75"x1.75", in very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £1200
The 'timeless' third Test match played at Adelaide 16th-23rd January 1925 was a close fought contest. In the first innings Australia scored 489 (Ryder 201no), and England 365 (Hobbs 119). Australia were all out for 250 in their second innings leaving England 375 runs to win falling short by eleven runs, Freeman the last man out for 24. According to Wisden, England had suffered from injuries to players at crucial times of the match, including Freeman, and at one point had only two fit regular bowlers, Kilner and Woolley, on the field
Lot 328:
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Alfred Percy 'Tich' Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. Good selection of twenty four original mono candid photographs from Freeman's personal collection, taken at various Kent Cricket Weeks at Canterbury, Mote Park, 1931-1933. Players featured include Freeman, Akers-Douglas, Woolley, Ashdown, Chapman, Valentine, Knott, Ames etc. Matches featured include Kent v Middlesex, Mote Park, v New Zealand, Canterbury 1931, v All India 1932 etc. 2.5"x4.5" and smaller. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £700
Lot 329:
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Alfred Percy 'Tich' Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. Varied selection of twenty one original mono press and candid photographs from Freeman's personal collection. The photographs relate to tours on which Freeman played and Kent matches, presentations, giving a speech, sight seeing, net practice, matches, trophies awarded to Freeman etc taken in the 1920s. Other Kent players featured include Ashdown, Fairservice, Ames etc. Various sizes, 6.5"x4.5" and smaller. Previously sold at Vennett-Smith's, November 1996 auction. Faults to some photographs, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £420
Lot 330:
William Howard Vincent 'Hopper' Levett. Kent & England 1930-1947. Red box file comprising a collection of eighteen mono press photographs from Levett's own collection. The photographs feature Levett in matches, also in the nets, and in a horse drawn carriage in Gibralter. Matches include Gentlemen v Players, Lord's 1931, Kent v Gloucester 1936, v Derbyshire 1936, Somerset 1937, v Surrey 1938, v Yorkshire, 1939 etc. Other players featured include Hutton, Valentine, Sutcliffe, Ames, Duleepsinhji, Woolley, Hendren, Hammond, Wyatt, Hardstaff etc. A team photograph of the Players team for Gentlemen v Players, Lord's 1932, in which Levett played for the Gentlemen. Levett stumping Hammond in the 1931 Gentlemen v Players match at Lord's The majority framed, some photographs detached. Various sizes, the majority approx. 6"x8". Generally good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £120
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New Year's Day Protest Match, Hambledon, Hampshire 1929. An excellent selection of fifteen original mono press photographs relating to a New Year's Day match that took place on Broad Halfpenny Down. The match was arranged as a protest against football encroaching in to the cricket season in May and August, and was played between 'The Invalids', captained by the poet and parodist, J.C. Squire, and 'The Hampshire Eskimos' captained by E. Whalley-Tooker. Photographs include the Captains tossing for innings in front of the Memorial to the Birth of Cricket, players walking out to bat from the Bat and Ball pub, the match in action with a large crowd looking on in the foreground, 'Piccolo' Jim, the Hambledon cricket mascot posing with a bat while standing on top of the memorial etc. Other photographs also show the interruption to play by the meeting of the Hambledon Hounds. Sold with press cuttings including the front pages of the Daily Mirror and Daily Sketch of 2nd January 1929, both of which devoted their front pages to the story, in which a number of the photographs were featured. Some faults to a few photographs, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £230
The Invalids won the match by eleven runs
Lot 332:
Lot 332
Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Australia early 1920s. Three official mono photographs of Victoria Cricket teams. Each photograph is laid to original photographer's mount with printed title and players' names to the mount borders. Teams are Victoria v South Australia, Adelaide Oval, 27th February- 3rd March 1920, M.H. Pulford Photo, Adelaide. 'The Victorian Cricket Team 1924' by R.E. Collett, Adelaide. 'Victorian Cricket Team. Winners Sheffield Shield 1924-25' by E.B. Studios, Sydney. Players featured include Armstrong, Ryder, Mayne, Ransford, Woodfull, Ponsford, Hendry, Blackie, Hartkopf etc. Each photograph measures approx. 8.5"x6.5", laid to mount overall 12"x10". Sold with an original mono photograph of the scoreboard at the conclusion of the match Victoria v M.C.C., Melbourne, 14th-19th November 1924. Handwritten caption reads 'Victoria won by 6 wickets with half a minute to spare'. 6.25"x4.25", laid to mount overall 10"x8". Pin holes to corners of one mount, otherwise the photographs in good condition. Very good images. Qty 4
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
Lot 333:
Lot 333
Australia tour to England 1934. Original mono photograph of the Australian players, seated and standing in rows in cricket attire. Nicely signed in ink to the lower border of the mount by fifteen players. Signatures are Woodfull (captain), Brown, Bromley, Wall, O'Reilly, Fleetwood-Smith, Darling, Grimmett, Ebeling, Chipperfield, Barnett, Kippax, McCabe, Ponsford and Oldfield. Lacking the signature of Bradman. The photograph, measuring 8.25"x6", is laid to mount, overall 11.5"x9.75. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £105
Lot 334:
Lot 334
Australia tour to England 1948. Five similar mono signed photographs of Australia cricketers in batting, bowling and wicket keeping poses, apparently taken while on the 1948 tour. Signatures are Ray Lindwall, Arthur Morris, Bill Johnston, Don Tallon and Sam Loxton. Approx 8"x6". G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
Lot 335:
Lot 335
Imperial Cricket Conference, Lord's 1960. Original mono press photograph of Gubby Allen and Don Bradman in conversation, signed in ink to the photograph by Allen and Bradman, the Allen signature to the darker part of the photograph. Date stamped to verso 14th July 1960. 10"x8". Wear to left edge otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 336:
Lot 336
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. 10"x7". Odd minor faults, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £150
Lot 337:
Lot 337
Australia tour to South Africa 1949/50. Original mono photograph of Neil Harvey and Bill Johnston in the nets having just finished practice. Nicely signed in ink by both players. 6"x8.25". A good image. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 338:
Lot 338
'The Lancashire County Eleven' c1880/1882. Rare and early cabinet card photograph of the Lancashire team, standing and seated in rows, in cricket attire. Players featured include A.N. Hornby (Cpt), O.P Lancashire, A.G. Steele, V.P.F.A. Royle, A. Watson, A.N. Hornby, A. Appleby, J. Briggs, R.G. Barlow, R. Pilling etc. The cabinet card photograph by C.V. Bark of Clifton, Bristol. The card measures 6.5"x4.25", gilt to all edges. A rare photograph of this early Lancashire team
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
Lot 339:
Lot 339
Thomas Case. Oxford University & Middlesex 1864-1868. Excellent original mono photograph of Case in later years, seated beside a table on which sits a silver trophy. The photograph by Gillman & Co of Oxford measures 6"x8", laid to photographer's mount, overall 10"x12". Printed title to lower border of mount 'Thomas Case Sic Sedebat [So Sitting] June, 1920'. Minor ageing and small stain to mount, the photograph in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Thomas Case was a lecturer in philosophy and President of Corpus Christie College at Oxford University 1904-1924. It is assumed that the trophy is one he presented to Oxford University Cricket Club
Lot 340:
Lot 340
'Middlesex 1894'. Official sepia photograph of the Middlesex team standing and seated in rows wearing blazers, caps, boaters and cricket attire. The photograph laid down to official photographers mount with title, dates and players names to borders. Players include Webbe (Captain), Hearn, Stoddart, MacGregor, Lucas, Rawlin, Watson and a youthful P.F. Warner etc. The photograph by J. Chaffyn & Sons, Taunton measures approx 11.5"x 8.25". Mounted, framed and glazed overall 17.5"x15". A nice early image in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
Lot 341:
Lot 341
M.C.C. tour to Australia 1954/55. Original mono photograph of the S.S. Orsova on which the touring party sailed to Australia. Signed in ink to the mount by all twenty members of the touring party present on the journey. Signatures include Hutton (Captain), May, Cowdrey, Bailey, Simpson, Duckworth, Tyson, Statham, Edrich, Bedser, Graveney etc. Also includes the signatures of Howard (manager), Duckworth (baggage manager) and Dalton (masseur). Lacking the signature of Compton who, due to a knee injury, flew out to join the tour later. Wear to mount, the photograph in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
Lot 342:
Lot 342
Thomas William Graveney. Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Queensland & England 1948-1970. Original sepia press photograph of Graveney walking off the field through an admiring crowd on his way back to the pavilion. The label laid down to the top of the photograph is inscribed, '4th Test. Leeds. Graveney returning to pavilion after his great innings'. The photograph undated. Nicely signed in ink to the photograph by Graveney. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 343:
Lot 343
Charles Philip 'Phil' Mead. Hampshire & England 1905-1936. Original mono photograph of Mead, head and shoulders in cricket attire. Nicely signed in ink to the photograph by Mead. A nice image in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
Lot 344:
Lot 344
John George Langridge. Sussex 1928-1955. Original mono photograph of Langridge, head and shoulders in cricket attire. Nicely signed in ink to the photograph by Langridge. A nice image in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 345
J.R Gray and R.E. Marshall. Hampshire 1960. Original mono photograph of Gray and Marshall walking out to bat during their Hampshire record opening stand of 249, v Middlesex, Portsmouth 1960. Nicely signed in ink to the photograph by Gray and Marshall. The photograph by Patrick Eagar. A nice image in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Hampshire won by an innings and 26 runs, Marshall scoring 168 and Gray 88
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Denis Charles Scott Compton. Middlesex, Europeans & England 1936-1957. 'Brylcreem. The Perfect Hairdressing'. Magnificent original large colour late 1940's advertising billboard poster, possibly for the London Underground, of Compton, half length wearing M.C.C. touring blazer and tie for the tour to Australia 1946/47. Approx. 40"x 60". Small tears with tape repair and wear to edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 347:
Lot 347
Harold Larwood. Nottinghamshire & England 1924-1938. 'New Larwood Sensation'. Original Daily Herald newspaper advertising poster dated 14th May 1935. It is assumed the headline relates to Larwood's exclusion from the England team for the forthcoming series against South Africa, the M.C.C. having condemned his bowling methods. 20"x 30". Large vertical tear, other tears and damage, in fragile condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 348:
Lot 348
'Famous Cricketers Jubilee Souvenir 1878-1928'. Large colour poster published by Chas. Steele & Co., Melbourne. Image of the English Cricket Team of 1928/29 to centre with cameo images of famous English and Australian cricketers to sides with printed fixtures and calendar to lower half. Original metal hanging. 16.5"x22". Tear to top right corner, other wear to edges, some creasing, otherwise in fair condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £30
Lot 349:
Lot 349
'Anthony Hordern's World's Cricket Records, In English, Australian and South African Cricket, to August 1935'. Eleventh edition. Poster comprising detailed printed statistics, scores, personnel etc with photographs of the Sydney Cricket Ground and Lord's. 20"x33". Original metal hanging strips to top and lower edges. Creasing, tears and some loss with tape repairs to verso. Fair condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 350:
Lot 350
'Cricket Records 1862-1946. Australia, England, Sheffield Shield. Presented with the compliments of F.H. Stephens Pty .Ltd.'. Poster comprising detailed printed statistics, scores, personnel etc with cameo photographs of the M.C.C. touring party to Australia and New Zealand 1946/47 to centre. 20.5"x34". Original metal hanging strips to top and lower edges. Tears to top edge with tape repairs to verso, minor wear to edges and light creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 351:
Lot 351
'The M.C.C. Australian Team 1903-4'. Large mono printed photograph/poster of the M.C.C. touring party, seated and standing in rows wearing M.C.C. caps, blazers and cricket attire. Players' names printed to lower border of the photograph, with a summary of the tour below and decorative panels either side suitable for a calendar. Publisher unknown. 26"x21.5". Small tears to left and lower edges, light water staining to upper edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 352:
'Visions of a Hat Trick' and 'A Century for England'. A pair of large prints published 'To commemorate one hundred years of Test matches- England v Australia in England' 1880-1980, from original paintings by A.L. Grace. Published by 'Spica Prints, Laxton, Newark. Notts'. The prints are titled with a printed scorecard to lower border, one for the 1880 England v Australia Test match, the other for the 1980 Test match. One print signed in pencil by Len Hutton. Limited edition number 214/850. The other print nicely signed in ink by Len Hutton, limited edition number 216/850. 25"x22.5". Qty 2. Minor creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 353:
Lot 353
Stanley Baldwin election poster c1929. 'Put Baldwin In First Again! He Plays The Game!'. Original poster featuring a caricature of Baldwin in cricket attire walking out to bat with a scoreboard listing Baldwin's previous political achievements. Published by the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, Westminster. Adhesive marks to corners, minor creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £110
Stanley Baldwin was a British Statesman and three times Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in 1923/1924, 1924/1929 and 1935/1937. Baldwin lost the 1929 election
Lot 354:
Australian advertising prints and posters 1980s/1990s. 'Tests prove Australians Wouldn't Give a XXXX For Anything Else'. Original colour advertising poster featuring seven Australian Test cricketers wearing cricket attire and Australian caps. Players are David Boon, Geoff Marsh, Allan Border, Dean Jones, Merv Hughes, Terry Alderman and Steve Waugh. Signed in black ink by all seven players. 24"x12". Some creasing, otherwise in good condition. Australia 1993. Mono limited edition print of the Australian team in England 1993 by artist David Byrne. Signed by each player next to their image in pencil. Sixteen signatures including Border, Warne, Taylor, Healy, M. Waugh, M. Hughes, S. Waugh, Boon etc. Limited edition 147/350, signed by the artist. 17"x25". Good condition. 'England v Bradman XI'. Colour poster for the game played at the Bowral Oval 1994. Signed by three former Australian players, Ray Lindwall, Bill Brown and Alan Davidson. 14"x20". Minor creasing, otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £50/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 355:
Prints, posters and caricatures. A selection of signed and limited edition prints, posters and cartoons. Mono limited edition prints by David Byrne of Wes Hall, signed by Hall and the artist, mono print of Dickie Bird and David Shepherd, signed by the umpires and the artist, prints of Richard Hadlee and Robin Smith each signed by the player and artist, and a print of Dennis Lillee signed by the artist. Also an original poster for England v Rest of the World, The Oval 1970. Two Alan Fearnley prints, 'Lord's', signed by Bob Simpson, Glen McGrath etc, and 'The Oval' with eight signatures including Alec and Eric Bedser. Colin and Chris Cowdrey limited edition print by Mark Coombs signed by the artist and the Cowdreys. Don Bradman and George Headley by Simon Painter both signed by the artist. Two 'Clive Lloyd Official Testimonial 1986' posters both signed by Lloyd etc. Sold with a further large selection of posters, prints, newspaper posters, official Test match posters etc. In two boxes. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £30
Lot 356:
Lot 356
Cricket cartoon 1970. 'Lovely mat wickets, Sir?'. Original pen, ink and water colour cartoon of a stern looking club official standing in the doorway of a County cricket ground, wearing M.C.C. style blazer and tie, being offered a selection of rugs by a Moroccan wearing fez and traditional clothing. Inside the ground can be seen the top of a watch tower and barbed wire. Artist unknown. The cartoon appears to have been published, stamped to verso 'D.M.' (Daily Mail or Daily Mirror?) and dated 23rd April 1970, with an archive reference number 308238 to front. Overall 6.25"x12.5". G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 357:
Lot 357
Cricket cartoons 1945 and 1946. Two original pen and ink cartoons by Syd Jordan in the style of Wells, Tom Webster etc. Both appear to relate to post-war charity fundraising matches played in Richmond, one involving Surrey players, the other from the world of entertainment. The 1946 cartoon features caricatures of Surrey and Richmond players, notably 'Laurie Fishlock (94 runs), Eric Bedser (63) and Alec Bedser (46) all hit out well and obtained many sixes'. The 1945 cartoon with title to lower border, 'Original of "Richmond & Twickenham Times" cartoon, June 30th 1945'. Illustrations include caricatures of cricketers batting, the captain in conversation with a young bowler, 'Can you bowl? I can make it reach the other end!' etc. Each 12.5"x10.5". The 1946 cartoon in good condition. The 1945 with tape repair to verso to large tear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 358
Thomas Frederick Shepherd. Surrey 1919-1932. Good watercolour painting of Shepherd, wearing Surrey cap, in full flight, playing a cover shot, at the wicket. Signed by the artist 'Cover' and dated '1924'. Incorrect name titled to lower part of painting 'Shepperd, Surrey' instead of 'Shepherd, Surrey'. Framed and glazed. Overall approximately 9"x11". G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
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Lot 359
Roy Ullyett c1990s. Original pen and ink cartoon depicting two gentlemen in blazers, one holding a newspaper with the headline, 'England fail to save test'. The caption reads 'That's two things that didn't come off. The Test and VAT on heating!' VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 360:
Lot 360
Roy Ullyett c1990s. Original pen and ink cartoon depicting two cricketers standing in the nets, one holding a newspaper with the headline, 'Strike threat over minimum wage'. The caption reads 'What's more, I want an opt out clause in my contract if I win the National Lottery jackpot!' VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 361:
Lot 361
West Indies XI v Mr Leslie Ames XI at Gravesend 1939. A.P. Freeman'. Small silver plated tankard presented to 'Tich' Freeman for taking part in the one day charity match. The tankard stands 4.25" tall. Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £90
Ames made a century in the match. Previously sold as lot 289 in Phillips auction of October 1996
Lot 362:
Lot 362
Arthur Owen Jones. Nottinghamshire & England 1892-1914. A C-shaped gold metal watch fob (probably gold) formed into the letters M.C.C. incorporating cricket bats and balls and inscribed 'A.O. Jones 1902'. Very good condition. Sold as part of lot 98 in the Phillips sale of 1990
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Lot 363:
Lot 363
Archibald Campbell MacLaren. Lancashire & England 1890-1914. Decorative brass cricket ink stand consisting of a central ink well with lid formed as a batsman in batting pose and below crossed bats decoration. The shaped stand with pen rest decorated with floral and swirl decoration. To centre cartouche is engraved 'A.C. MacLaren' The stand measures 6.5"x5" and stands 4" tall. Some minor surface wear otherwise in good condition. It is not known where the vendor obtained this ink stand
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £135
Lot 364:
Lot 364
Jack Hobbs. Somerset v Surrey, the match where Hobbs made his 126th and 127th centuries equalling and breaking W.G. Grace's record of number of centuries scored. Hobb's making 101 in the first and 101no in the second innings. 'Waterman's Ideal Pen & Pencil set' presented to Harding Isaac 'Sailor' Young. (Essex & England, 1898-1912 and first class umpire). Both the pen and the pencil have 9 carat hallmarked gold bands around them with inscriptions, to the pen 'H. Young from Jack Hobbs 126-127th centuries. August 1925' and to the pencil the inscription 'H. Young from Jack Hobbs 1925'. With worn original box. 'Sailor' Young was one of the umpires in the match and presumably Hobbs presented the pen and pencil set as a memento of the record breaking occasion to Young. Previously sold as lot 39 in Phillips sale of November 1983. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £120
From 1921 to 1931, Young was a first-class umpire and he officiated in two Test matches in 1924 and 1926
Lot 365:
Lot 365
William Voce. Nottinghamshire & England 1927-1952. 'Sampson Mordan Everpoint' nine carat gold propelling pencil presented to Voce 'W. Voce. A memento of the M.C.C. Australian Tour 1936-1937 from A.H.R.'. With original box, broken. Previously sold as lot 311 in Phillips sale of October 1996. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £110
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'Harold Larwood. Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and England'. Excellent limited edition cameo portrait of Larwood wearing M.C.C. 1932/33 touring blazer and holding a cricket ball, by Sydney Shorthouse (Royal School of Miniature painters) taken from the original sold in Nottingham to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Nottinghamshire C.C.C. in May 1988 which sold for £2,000. Approximately 3"x4". Sold with certificate and in original box. Very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
Lot 367:
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Barry Rolfe Knight. Essex, Leicestershire & England 1955-1969. A pair of wooden bookends each in the form of stumps and ball. One bookend with silver metal plaque inscribed '1965-66 M.C.C. Tour of Australia. Presented to B.R. Knight by the New South Wales Cricket Association'. Some wear to the plaque, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an accompanying handwritten letter from Knight to the collector Mike Smith, dated 1st June 1990, in which Knights writes, 'I am delighted that you have obtained such a lovely memento of my tour of '66. From memory the stumps were a token to help me get over missing out on the fastest hundred of the season'. Signed 'Barry Knight'. Staining and folds to the letter, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £95
Not originally selected for the 1965/66 tour, Knight was drafted in primarily as a bowler to cover for illness and injury. His top score on the tour was 94 in the drawn match against New South Wales, Sydney, 4th-8th February 1966
Lot 368:
Lot 368
Fred Trueman. A heavy-based glass decanter with stopper. The decanter engraved 'Fred Trueman. In Appreciation. Tony Lock Dinner 9/11/82'. Presented to Trueman by Lock at the Dinner held in Perth, Australia where Trueman spoke. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 369:
Lot 369
Melbourne Cricket Ground. Centenary Test Match 1877-1977. Full set of pottery carafe and six wine goblets in blue and cream glaze, produced by the Elischer factory to commemorate the Centenary Test. The carafe with 'Melbourne Cricket Ground' motifs of the ground in 1877 and 1977 to each side, and 'A Century of Test Cricket' and '1877-1977'. The goblets with 'M.C.C.' emblem and 'A Century of Test Cricket'. The carafe with maker's stamp to base measures 7" tall, the goblets 4" tall. Rare as a full set. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
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Jamaica Cricket Association 1975. Large wooden presentation cigar humidor. The hinged lid with inlaid marquetry decoration and inlaid map of Jamaica. Plaque to inside of lid inscribed 'Presented to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, President of the M.C.C. on the Occasion of his visit to Jamaica, April 26-30 1975 from the Jamaica Cricket Association. The main body of the box partitioned into four compartments with the 'Royal Jamaica' emblem. 15.5" wide, 14" deep, 5.5" tall. Previously sold in Vennett-Smith's auction of 2001 as lot 2707. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
Lot 371:
Lot 371
William Arras Johnston, Victoria & Australia 1945-1955. 'Australian tour of England 1948'. Attractive silver plated ashtray with mounted set of cricket stumps and bails with the inscriptions 'Australian XI. 20th English Tour 1948', 'The Ashes 1948' and Johnston's signature all engraved to three borders of the ashtray. Makers marks for Marples, Wingfield & Wilkins of Sheffield to base. The ashtray measures 5.5" diameter and the stumps stand approximately 3.5" tall. Presented to Johnston on the 1948 tour. It is not known where the vendor, the late Mike Smith, obtained these Johnston items
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 372:
Lot 372
John Arlott. The original grey Olivetti Studio 44 manual typewriter, previously owned by John Arlott, on which he wrote many of his cricket, sporting and other articles over the many years of his journalistic career. Sold with a note of authenticity from David Rayvern Allen, a previous owner, which incorporates a poem entitled 'Prayer for an Immortal Line'. 'The authenticity typewritten by Allen begins 'John Arlott's Olivetti typewriter on which two forefingers produced millions of words on all manner of subjects'. An unusual piece of cricketing history..... Some signs of wear otherwise in good condition. Previously sold in Vennett-Smith's auction of November 1999 as lot 2381
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £150
Leslie Thomas John Arlott was an English journalist, author and cricket commentator for the BBC's Test Match Special. He was also a poet and wine connoisseur. With his poetic phraseology, he became an iconic cricket commentator noted for his 'wonderful gift for evoking cricketing moments' by the BBC
Lot 373:
Lot 373
Walter Brearley. Lancashire, London County & England 1902-1912. Gentlemen v Players, seven wickets, 1907. Cricket ball, presented to Brearley for his achievement, with shield shaped silver hallmarked plaque to ball with inscription '1907. Gentlemen v Players at Lord's, 7 wkts for 102 runs, W.E. Brearley'. Previously sold by Christie's Auctioneers on the 2nd June 1989 (with two other balls), as lot 283. Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
In 1907 Lancashire fast bowler, Walter Brearley took 48 wickets at an average of 22.79 and a best of 8-71.

In the 1907 Gentlemen v Players match played on the 8th-10th July, Walter Brearley bowled 35 overs, 7 maidens, 7 wickets for 102 runs in the Players first innings and he took 3-74 in the second innings. The match was drawn
Lot 374:
Lot 374
Walter Brearley. Lancashire, London County & England 1902-1912. Cricket ball presented to Brearley, with silver band engraved with inscription 'Gentlemen v Players Kennington Oval, July 6,7,8 1911. W. Brearley obtained 7 wickets for 152 runs in Players first innings'. Initials 'W.B.' inscribed in ink to the ball. Previously sold by Christie's Auctioneers on the 2nd June 1989 (with two other balls), as lot 283. Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £95
In the 1911 Gentlemen v Players match played on the 6th-8th July, Brearley bowled 39.1 overs, 3 maidens, 7 wickets for 152 runs in the Players first innings, and he took 1-30 in the second innings. The match was drawn.

1911 was the last season Brearley played County cricket for Lancashire. In 1912 he played his last Test match for England whilst appearing for Cheshire
Lot 375:
Lot 375
Barry Anderson Richards. Natal, Hampshire & South Africa 1964-1978. Gray-Nicolls cricket bat used by Richards in his playing career. The bat signed boldly to blade 'Best Wishes Barry Richards'. Previously sold by Knights as lot number 351 in the Graeme Hick Benefit Year auction held in 1999. Sold with a note of authentication signed by Hick and I subsequent letter from the purchaser of the bat, Mike Smith, to Hick enquiring about the bat. 'He did say it was one of his from his early days'. Some wear, good condition
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: unsold
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Sidney George Barnes. New South Wales & Australia 1936-1953. 'Gunn & Moore 'The Autograph' short handled cricket bat used by Barnes on the Australian 1948 tour of England. The bat signed by Barnes to shoulder and inscribed to back, Dear Bill, This is the best bat I've used. 1350 runs, tour of England including Tests, yours Sidney Barnes'. Some minor wear and some perishing to rubber handle otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £700/1000
Hammer price: £2400
Barnes was a key member of Bradman's Invincibles, the 1948 Australian team that toured England without losing a single match. Barnes and Morris shared century opening partnerships at Lord's and The Oval, where their 117 run stand dwarfed the 52 all out made by the entire England team.[63] In addition to his century at Lord's, Barnes made three other scores over 60 in the series. When fielding, Barnes stationed himself as close to the bat as possible at either forward short-leg or point. The report of the tour in the 1949 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, stated that Barnes's fielding was as important a factor as his batting in The Invincibles' success:

'Probably a number of batsmen were sufficiently affected by his close attendance to cause them to lose concentration on the bowler running up, but equally important was the fact that the knowledge of his presence influenced opponents to avoid strokes in that direction. The Barnes demeanour in the field illustrated the general purposefulness of the Australians'.

Len Hutton was quoted as saying 'Mr Barnes stood so close... I could hear his breathing.... due to the efficiency of Lindwall.... Barnes was as safe as a row of houses in this silly short leg position'. However, he received criticism for this approach and it resulted in him missing the fourth Test at Leeds through injury. In England's first innings of the third Test, he was hit in the ribs and had to be carried from the pitch by four policemen. The following day, he collapsed while practising in the nets, and when he went in to bat at number six, he collapsed again and had to retire hurt. After this, he was taken to hospital where he spent 10 days before rejoining the tour for the Derbyshire match that followed the fourth Test. Barnes thus played in four of the five Tests, missing the fourth Test through injury. He scored 329 runs in the Tests, averaging 82.25. In all first-class matches on the tour, he amassed 1354 runs, averaging 56.41.
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Frank Edward Woolley. Kent & England 1906-1938. A Gunn & Moore 'Autograph' cricket bat used by Woolley during the 1929/30 tour of Ceylon, Australia & New Zealand. The bat is inscribed in ink to back 'F.E.W. 1929-30 1500 runs'. The bat is signed by Woolley. The blade of the bat bound in several places, Minor wear to grip. The butt of the bat stamped 'Left Hand'. This historic bat was sold as 'bat number 213' by Nottinghamshire C.C.C., through Redmayne & Todd Ltd 'Sports Outfitters' of Nottingham in 1947, amongst over eighty cricket bats in a sale of part of Sir Julian Cahn's fine collection of bats which were donated to the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club following his death in September 1944. The bat is sold with the original receipt for the bat from Redmayne & Todd Ltd, dated 10th March 1947 and a photocopy of the bat sale catalogue entitled 'A Collection of Historic Bats'. The buyer a Mr W.G. Day O.B.E. of Grays, Essex paid £4 and four shillings for the bat
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £750
Frank Woolley scored 780 runs in first class matches on the tour, he made 146 v South Australia, November 8th-12th 1929, 219 v New South Wales, November 22nd-26th, 132 v Otago, 31st December, 1st & 2nd January, 125 v Manawatu, January 17th/18th etc.
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Andrew Sandham. Surrey & England 1911-1937. 'Record breaking score'. 'B. Warsop, Marylebone. Extra Special' cricket bat used by Sandham on the M.C.C. tour of the West Indies in 1929/30. The bat has a silver metal plaque to face which is engraved 'A. Sandham. 325. Ist Innings Test Match. M.C.C. v West Indies Jamaica 1930. Total 849. Directly below the plaque are the ink signatures of the sixteen members of the touring party including Manager, and Umpire. Signatures include Calthorpe (Cpt), Haig, G.T.S. Stevens, Rhodes, Sandham, Townsend, Ames,Gunn, Voce, Hendren etc. Strangely the bat has the initials 'F.S.G.C.' to the bat shoulder, F.S.G. Calthorpe, the Captain of the tour, maybe Sandham used his bat.... Previously sold in Phillips sale of June 1988. Some minor wear and ageing, the rubber bat handle perished otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £5000
Sandham made his Surrey debut in 1911. In his 26 years at the county Sandham formed a formidable opening partnership with Jack Hobbs, and the two put on a hundred for the first wicket on 66 occasions. In the 1929/30 series he achieved his greatest fame. In the first Test at Bridgetown he made 152 and 51. In the next two games he failed completely, making 0 and 5 at Port of Spain and then 9 and 0 at Georgetown. In the fourth and final Test at Kingston, however, he became the first Test triple centurion when he compiled a mammoth 325 out of England's equally imposing total of 849, beating R. E. Foster's individual Test score record of 287, which had stood for twenty-seven years, Sandham made 50 in the second innings. His aggregate of 375 in the match stood as the Test record until Greg Chappell eclipsed it. He made the runs with a long-handled bat borrowed from his captain Freddie Calthorpe and a pair of ill-fitting boots borrowed from Patsy Hendren. At 39 years and 272 days, he is, by almost five years, the oldest player to break the individual scoring record in Tests. The Kingston Test was Sandham's final match at Test level, and his 325 is by some distance the highest score in a final Test match.
Lot 379:
Lot 379
Australian tour of England 1926. 'Gunn & Moore. The Autograph' cricket bat signed to face in ink by fourteen members of the touring party including the Manager, Sydney Smith. Signatures are Collins (Cpt), Bardsley, Ryder, Woodfull, Gregory, Mailey, Richardson, Ellis, Ponsford, Grimmett, Oldfield, Taylor and Hendry. Minor 'spidering' of ink to signatures otherwise in good condition. Metal plaque to the top of the face of the bat reads 'Barrow C.C. Autographed by the Australians 1926. The bat presented in a wooden and glass case, painted white
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £170
The following two lots were formerly the property of George Edmead Hart, opening batsman for Middlesex 1926-1939. They are being sold for charity and all proceeds will be donated to the 'Chance to Shine' cricket charity.

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