Autographed Cricket Ephemera

Lot 52:
Lot 52 Lot 52
West Kent v Australia 1934. Official printed sheet for the 'order of play' for the golf match played at West Kent Golf Club on the 29th April 1934. Title to top of sheet and players names below in 'order of play' number. All twenty of the touring party took part including the manager Bushby etc. Signed to the back of the sheet by thirteen participants, mainly in pencil, including Arthur Mailey with small self portrait caricature drawn by him, Don Bradman, Fairfax, Ponsford, Ebeling, Brown, O'Reilly, Grimmett, McCabe, Barnet, Kippax etc. The sheet with worn fold marks, small hole to centre, nicks to edge of folds, some minor soiling otherwise in good condition. An unusual autographed piece of ephemera from the 1934 tour
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £85
This golf match was played just prior to the opening tour match against Worcestershire. 'On Sunday 29th April 1934 the Australian cricketers paid a visit to the course to play a team from the West Kent club. The winners for the Australians were L Darling and A Mailey, who respectively, beat E Borradaile by 8&7 and L W Fyson by 3&1. The best golfers of the Australian cricketers were S McCabe who halved with Francis McGloin jun., and Don Bradman. The latter was partnered by C L Leman, a club member, in a foursome and they won by a hole against C Grimmett and B S Farnfield, a West Kent member'.
Lot 53:
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Australia 1934. Official 'Australian XI English Tour 1934' Orient Line R.M.S. Orford' brochure. The brochure is fully and nicely signed in black ink by all eighteen members of the touring party including the management. Signatures include Woodfull, Bradman, Chipperfield, Fleetwood-Smith, Grimmett, McCabe, Ponsford, O'Reilly, Barnett, Darling, Oldfield, Kippax etc. Minor soiling and age toning to pictorial wrappers and rusting to staple area. Signatures good
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £300
Lot 54:
Lot 54
'Luncheon Hosted by The Honourable Bob Carr M.P. Premier of New South Wales & Mrs Helena Carr in honour of the Success of the Australian Cricket Team West Indies Tour 1995. Official menu for the Luncheon held on the 29th June 1995 at Parliament House to the Australian touring party on their return from the West Indies 1995. Signed to the front cover by fifteen members of the party. Signatures include Bobby Simpson, Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh, Mark Taylor, Ian Healey, Greg Blewett, Tim May, Michael Slater, Mark Waugh, Paul Reiffel, Glen McGrath, David Boon etc in various coloured pens. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
Lot 55:
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John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England 1905-1934. Official menu for 'The Cricket Match of the Season' luncheon held for the charity match J.B. Hobb's XI v Wimbledon & District XVIII, 17th September 1927. The four page menu nicely signed in ink to the front cover by thirteen players. Notable signatures include Jack Hobbs, Percy Fender, Andrew Sandham, Herbert Strudwick, Albert Geary, Hugh Dales, Thomas Shepherd, Andrew Ducat, Maurice Tate etc. No record of the match can be found. Small tear to fold, minor ageing, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £100
Lot 56:
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Lancashire C.C.C. 1990. Record score 863. Official menu for the end of season 'Sportsman's Dinner' held at Old Trafford, 21st September 1990, the season in which Lancashire made their record score of 863, against Surrey. The menu signed by all eleven members of the Lancashire team including Neil Fairbrother who made his record score of 366. Other signatures include Mendis, Fowler, Atherton, Watkinson, Hegg, DeFreitas, Patterson etc. Sold with a signed mono press photograph of Fairbrother etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 57:
Lot 57 Lot 57
Yorkshire C.C.C. Rare and unusual official menu for the dinner held at the Royal Victoria Ground, Sheffield, 24th November 1938. The dinner was held to celebrate the birthdays of Herbert Sutcliffe and Harry Genders, father of Roy Genders (Derbyshire, Worcestershire & Somerset 1946-1949). The menu with decorative front cover and red ribbon tie is in the style of a scoreboard showing Herbert Sutcliffe 'not out 44' and Harry Genders 'not out 56', 'Total for 0 wickets 100'. Signed to the inside front cover in pencil by nine attendees including Sutcliffe. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 58:
Lot 58 Lot 58
Len Hutton. One page handwritten letter, dated 7th August 1986, regarding signing books at Trent Bridge 'You will find me near the press box or nearby'. Sold with a signed copyright photograph of Hutton and Arthur Mitchell walking out to bat at Headingley, signed by Hutton and two other items signed by Hutton. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
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Lot 59
Sir William Worsley. One page handwritten letter on 'Sir William Worsley, Hovingham Hall' headed paper to Ron Yeomans of the Cricket Society regarding severing his connection as a patron of the Society, taking his name off the official letter head.... Signed in ink by Worsley. The letter undated but marked 29th July. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Sir William Worsley captained Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1928 and 1929, his only seasons of first-class cricket. The county lost only twice whilst Worsley was captain. He was President of Yorkshire CCC from 1960, until his death in 1973 and was President of the MCC in 1962.
Lot 60:
Lot 60
Australian tour of England 1896. Original printed 'Australian XI 1896' headed letter from the Australian tour manager, Harry Musgrove, to the Manageress of the Flying Horse Hotel, Nottingham regarding outstanding team members accounts, the letter dated 29th June 1896. The letter sent from the Alexandra Hotel, Bradford. 'Will you kindly post tomorrow without fail, individual accounts of those members of the team to whom you have not already given them, for their residence at your hotel. We are not very comfortable here, and would be pleased if you could post 'The Flying Horse', in the same envelope...'. Nicely signed by Musgrove. Clean tear to letter where the letter has been horizontally folded otherwise in good condition. A rare letter on official tour letterhead from the 1896 Australian tour
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £200
The Australian team had just played Nottinghamshire in a tour match from the 25th-27th June 1896 and had moved onto play Yorkshire at Bradford on the 29th June-1st July. They obviously found the hotel accommodation in Nottingham preferable to their Bradford accommodation....
Lot 61:
Lot 61
Gilbert Laird Jessop. Gloucestershire, Oxford University & England, 1894-1914. Handwritten one page letter, on St George's, Dorchester headed paper, the letter dated 31st August 1948, to a Mr Moberly. 'I am glad you enjoyed the visit to Lord's. It was a great occasion to witness Bradman's farewell to the Premier Club. What a tremendous run getting machine he has been. I knew Russell Bencraft very well and served on many Committees with him- but I don't remember your Uncle "J.C."- Gloucester had W.O. Moberly- a master at Clifton- and he served on the Committee when I took over from "W.G." - "W.O." was a fine bat and shared in a partnership with "W.G." of over 200 runs. Tempus fugit [Time flies]. Nicely signed 'Gilbert L. Jessop'. Excellent letter from Jessop with very good cricket and W.G. Grace reference. G/VG. Sold with a Members Enclosure ticket for the Oxford v Cambridge match at Lord's, 6th July 1953, signed in ink by Jessop. VG. Qty 2
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £95
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Lot 62
Leonard 'Len' Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Hutton to a Mr. Parkin, dated in pencil '17/1/83'. Hutton is responding to an enquiry about his first cap. 'I received my County cap at Bradford in 1936. There was nothing special about the occasion, just handed to me in the dressing room. I was very pleased of course, it all came as a surprise to me'. Signed 'Len Hutton'. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 63
A.A. Thomson, cricket author. Single page handwritten letter to Mr Coldham from his London address, dated 19th November 1955. Thomson is writing to 'enclose a bit more of my M.S. for you to look at. Don't let it be a burden!'. The manuscript to which he refers may be for 'Cricket My Happiness' published in 1954. Signed in ink 'A.A.T.'. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
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Robert Arthur Thoms. First-class umpire 1826-1903. Undated two page handwritten note in ink in which Thoms makes observations about the introduction of white coats for umpires. "When I call to mind that the most brilliant exhibitions of batting and sterling defence that I have witnessed have been made at the time when "Umpires" were not decked with white coats, makes me come to the conclusion that the game would have flourished equally as well without this supposed adventitious aid to the batsmen - and I am quite sure that "W.G" and others... who originally performed without this adjunct... will be of the same opinion. I well recollect the first time I came across the white coats was at Scarborough... when my brother umpire brought out a couple of them and I chaffingly remarked for what are these for to keep us warm. No! he replied, they are to help the batsman to see better. See better I replied, well I have just lately watched Jupp in for two days and that is long enough for me - and he thought so too - and we did not wear them'. Thoms also writes of 'when England first met Australia at the "Oval" in 1880, the most historical and momentous match that was ever player or ever will be'. He recalls the brilliant batting of 'Lord Harris, "W.G.", Freddie Grace, A.P. Lucas, A.G. Steele, Barnes, Willie Murdoch and Percy McDonnell... and Prince Ranjitsinhji'. An excellent first hand recollection. Some creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £120
Robert Arthur "Bob" Thoms (1826-1903) was a first-class cricket umpire who stood in two Test Matches, the first two played in England, in 1880 and 1882. His long umpiring career in first-class matches lasted from 1863 to 1900. When he died, The Times said that he was "the most famous umpire the game has known". He played in three first-class matches in the period 1850-1851: one for an Under 36 XI, one for Marylebone Cricket Club and Metropolitan Clubs and one for the All England Eleven. His umpiring partner in many of the more prominent matches was R.P. Carpenter
Lot 65:
Lot 65
Cyril Washbrook. Lancashire & England 1933-1959. Two page handwritten letter in ink to 'Morgyn' dated 20th August 1978, written at Old Trafford. Morgyn had written while recovering from being knocked down by a car, requesting a photograph. Washbrook replies, 'I regret that I am unable to produce a photograph. Over the years there have been so many requests for these things that I have no more available'. Nicely signed 'Cyril Washbrook'. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 66:
Lot 66
Ron Yeomans, Northern Cricket Society. Single page typed letter to the collector H.W. Warner, dated 'March 21st' c1960. Yeomans is offering a selection of cricketana for sale, including a photograph of the first England team to tour Australia 1861/62, a W.G. Grace handkerchief, and a Lillywhite scorecard of 1859. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Yeomans was the secretary of the N.C.S. and also a keen collector
Lot 67:
Lot 67
Brian Johnston. Single printed page of a thirty two line poem written by Richard Stilgoe for Johnston's memorial service held at Westminster Abbey, 16th May 1994. The page features colour caricatures of Johnston to the top corners, one of him as a flying angel carrying an 'angel cake', the other of Johnston in wicket keeping attire. Below the poem to the lower border, a line of people are queuing to enter the 'heavenly' Grace gates. One verse describes Johnston as 'the maverick new angel with ears like wings and co-respondent shoes'. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 68:
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Alexander Josiah Webbe. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1875-1900. Four page handwritten letter in ink from Webbe to M.J. Dauglish, Captain of the Harrow eleven in 1886. In the letter on black edged mourning paper with matching envelope, Webbe states 'how very sorry I am we didn't pull the match off yesterday. I was told the Eton bowling did it, and the general opinion was that Bromley-Davenport and Mordaunt bowled better than anyone we have seen in the school match for some years. Our bowling was decidedly weak, I certainly thought both Ramsey and Maclaren would have bowled better than they did'. Webbe continues by praising the Harrow fielding and the personal efforts of Dauglish and his captaincy. Signed 'A.J. Webbe'. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
The match played at Lord's 9th & 10th July 1886 was won by Eton by six wickets, Bromley-Davenport taking nine wickets in the match and Foley top scoring in Eton's first innings with 114 runs
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Lot 69
Stanley Winckworth Scott. Middlesex 1878-1893. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Scott replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector. The letter dated 12th March 1889 and signed 'Stanley W. Scott'. Small adhesive marks to top edges, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £65
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Lot 70
Perceval Jeffrey Thornton Henery. Middlesex & Oxford University 1879-1894. Single page letter handwritten letter in ink from Henery replying to information relating to his birth place and date. 'I have to tell you that I was born in London on June 6th 1859'. The letter is dated 7th October 1890, and signed 'Percy J. T. Henery'. Small adhesive marks to corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 71
James George Walker. Oxford University & Middlesex 1880-1890. Small single page letter handwritten letter in ink from Walker replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector. The letter is undated, and signed 'J.G. Walker'. Small adhesive marks to lower corners, one slightly affecting the signature, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 72
Edward Maitland Hadow. Middlesex 1883-1893. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Hadow replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector. The letter dated 10th April 1889 and signed 'E. Maitland Hadow'. Small adhesive marks to corners, one slightly affecting the signature, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 73
Evan Alcock Nepean. Oxford University & Middlesex 1887-1895. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Nepean replying to a request for his autograph. The letter dated 9th June 1889 and signed 'Evan A. Nepean'. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Nepean was one of three members of his family to play for Middlesex
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Lot 74
Hylton Philipson. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1887-1898. Three page handwritten letter in ink from Philipson replying to a request from a Miss Macdonald for his autograph, '[He] much regrets that it is impossible for him to procure at this time the signatures of any members of the Oxford eleven. The term is over and they are all separated'. The letter is dated 21st March 1889 and nicely signed 'H. Philipson'. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £400
Philipson played only ten first class matches for Middlesex, but also made five Test appearances for England 1891-1895
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Lot 75
Arthur Kenelm Watson. Oxford University & Middlesex 1886-1894. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Watson replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector and congratulating her on the completion of her collection. The letter dated 8th October 1889 and signed 'Arthur K. Watson'. Small adhesive marks to top corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: unsold
Watson played fifteen first class matches for Middlesex 1890-1894
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Lot 76
Francis Gilbertson Justice Ford. Middlesex, Cambridge University & England 1886-1899. Single page handwritten note in ink from Ford replying to a request for his autograph from a local cricket club. The letter dated 'Wednesday 20th' and nicely signed 'Francis G.J. Ford'. Small adhesive marks to corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £100
Ford was one of three brothers to play for Middlesex
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Lot 77
Gregor MacGregor. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1888-1907. Single page handwritten letter in ink from MacGregor replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector who is collecting signatures to raise funds for a local bazaar. The letter dated 10th September [1889?] and signed 'Gregor MacGregor'. Small adhesive marks to corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £100
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Lot 78
Cyril Pelham Foley. Cambridge University & Middlesex 1888-1906. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Foley replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector. The letter dated 'Oct 2 [1889?]' and signed 'Cyril Foley'. Small adhesive marks to corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £38
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Lot 79
Malcolm Robert Jardine. Oxford University & Middlesex 1889-1892. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Jardine replying to a request for his autograph from a lady collector who is collecting signatures to raise funds for a local bazaar. The letter dated 'June 5 [1889?]' and signed 'M.R. Jardine'. Small adhesive marks to top corners, lower right corner trimmed, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Jardine played only six matches for Middlesex, all in 1892. He was the father of Douglas Jardine, future Captain of England in the infamous 'Bodyline' series of 1932/33
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Cyril Mowbray Wells. Cambridge University, Surrey & Middlesex 1891-1909. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Wells to an unknown recipient. The letter dated 31st March 1946 is written shortly after Wells has celebrated his 75th birthday and how he likes to enjoy his retirement fishing. Nicely signed 'C.M. Wells'. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 81
James Douglas. Cambridge University & Middlesex 1892-1913. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Douglas to an unknown recipient. Dated 16th April 1947, Douglas appears to be replying to an enquiry about 'survivors', presumably of the Second World War, referring to 'Hendren, young Jack Hearne & Sir Pelham Warner & I am glad to say both my brothers'. Nicely signed 'J. Douglas'. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
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Lot 82
Hugh Richard Bromley-Davenport. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1892-1899. Single page handwritten letter to a Mr Milne, dated 31st May 1934, replying to a request for his autograph. Nicely signed 'H.R. Bromley-Davenport'. Adhesive damage to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £95
Lot 83:
Lot 83
Bernard James Tindal Bosanquet. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1898-1919. Handwritten three page letter from Bosanquet to an unknown recipient. The letter appears to be of a political nature, 'but time would not permit me to enter upon a private correspondence on a subject of this matter, about which all that either of us could say has already been much better said than we could say it' and refers the correspondent to a translation of a publication which Bosanquet had previously supervised. The letter is dated 3rd November 1895 when aged eighteen and is signed by Bosanquet. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
Lot 84:
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Pelham Francis 'Plum' Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1920. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Warner to 'Onslow', dated '6th June c1920?]'. Warner is replying to an invitation and states 'I am afraid I am already full up for M.C.C. v Harrow on Saturday. Very sorry indeed as I would much have like to have given you a place if only as a relief from all your hard work in War Office'. Signed 'P.F. Warner'. Sold with a mono press photograph of Warner wearing a suit and holding a newspaper, an inscription to verso recording that the photograph was taken in 1920. 8"x6". G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
The correspondent may be Denzil Onslow-Carleton who flew in the Royal Flying Corp during World War I and was the grandson of the Conservative politician, Denzil Onslow
Lot 85:
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Robert Arthur Thoms. Excellent three page handwritten letter in ink from Thoms to Charles F. Pardon, Editor of Wisden, with good cricket content. Thoms appears to be commenting on an article, presumably for inclusion in Wisden, relating to Thoms' views on the l.b.w. law. 'I am pleased to think that the Number One Doctor [W.G. Grace?] - like myself - don't care to argue the l.b.w... I am glad to notify that the "Demon" is of the same idea as myself... and I may add that I have never had a single word with him on the subject'. In a postscript Thomas writes, 'Don't you think that "the well-known" umpire Robert Thoms writes" wd. be best; when they read about "famous" I shall get my rent rise'. The letter with address in ink by Thoms, 9 St. George's Road, Regents Park is undated. Nicely signed in black ink by Thoms. Slight trimming to top edge, light folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £140
Robert Arthur 'Bob' Thoms (1826-1903) was a first-class cricket umpire who stood in two Test Matches, the first two played in England, in 1880 and 1882.
Lot 86:
Lot 86
Timothy Carew O'Brien. Middlesex, Oxford University & England 1881-1898. Two page handwritten letter in ink dated 18th June 1889 from O'Brien to a lady collector requesting his autograph for a local Club. O'Brien also refers to an enquiry relating to a photograph, 'The only photograph of the Middlesex XI that I know of in 1888 was taken at Cheltenham for the newspaper called "Land & Water"'. Nicely signed 'Timothy C. O'Brien'. Minor ink smudging, staining and adhesive marks, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £190
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Lot 87
George James Warner Sinclair Holloway. Gloucestershire 1908-1911. Single page typed letter on Holloway Brothers Ltd of Stroud letterhead, dated 15th June 1959. Holloway is replying to a letter from John Arlott regarding information about A.E.J. Collins of Clifton College for an essay Arlott published in 1959. Nicely signed in ink by Holloway. Sold with a small selection of related unsigned typed correspondence from Arlott. Staple holes to top left corner, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
Arthur Collins famously scored 628no in a house match at Clifton College in 1899. Holloway attended Clifton at the same time as Collins
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Vyell Edward Walker. Middlesex 1859-1877. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Walker to the cricket author, W.A. Bettesworth, dated 9th February 1900. 'You have rather puzzled me however this time. Mr Pallini has been to see me re 'A Talk' in Wiltshire Post[?]. I told him a few things but said he must not interfere with you on any account. He said he would write to you'. Nicely signed V. Edward Walker. Some adhesive marks, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Edward Walker was one of seven brothers, the 'Walkers of Southgate', who played for Middlesex. He captained Middlesex from 1864 to 1872
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Lot 89
Russell Donnithorne Walker. Oxford University & Middlesex 1861-1877. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Walker to 'Ben'. Written on Christmas Day (year unknown), Walker is writing, presumably in later years, to thank the correspondent for his staff's greetings and looks forward to future visits 'when the weather is suitable'. The letter is laid down to card with some underlining in red. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £70
Russell Walker was one of seven brothers, the 'Walkers of Southgate', who played for Middlesex. In later years he served on the committees of Middlesex and M.C.C. and served as President of Middlesex from 1906 until his death in 1922
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Isaac Donnithorne Walker. Middlesex 1862-1884. Three page handwritten letter in ink from Walker to M.J. Dauglish (Middlesex 1886-1890, nine matches). The letter is undated but probably written c1885 when Dauglish was Captain of the Harrow eleven. Following defeat in a school match Walker writes, 'Having seen so much of the boys this year you will know pretty well what my feelings were on Saturday by comparing them with your own. I have seen 2 Old Harrovians today... each made the same remark "Why on earth weren't the lobs tried more 2nd Jun"?' 'He continues '...you have no cause to reproach yourself with the result; it was not your fault that in [the] 1st innings at any rate our batting & bowling were both sadly under the mark; and our general good fielding in the match was chiefly due to the trouble you took with the fellows during the term... It is no disgrace to be beaten by an Eleven that shewed such consistently good bowling...'. Nicely signed 'I.D. Walker'. Horizontal folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Isaac Walker was the youngest of the seven Walker brothers of Southgate who all played for Middlesex. He took over the Middlesex captaincy from his brother Edward in 1873, and held the position until 1884
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Lot 91
John Arlott. Single page handwritten letter in ink on Arlott's 'Invicta Productions Ltd' letterhead, dated 31st January 1957 to 'Mr [Ted] Brown', bookseller. Arlott is writing to say that if 'the New Zealand or the South African non-European Almanack- or any other souvenir or cricket item should appear, I might be able to add it to the Wisden review at proof stage'. Nicely signed 'John Arlott'. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Lot 92
K.A. Auty. Single page handwritten letter in ink on Chicago Cricket Club letterhead dated 22nd February 1949 to J.D. Coldham. Auty is replying to a Coldham letter concerning copies of Auty's annuals, having had spent around $10,000 in producing the annuals as a hobby. Auty refers to his old friend, Aubrey Smith, who had died recently and had helped him with distribution in the Far West of the States, helping to raise money for the British War Effort. The two men had been friends in the UK before they both moved to the States. He also mentions his own 'Cricket Xmas cards' of which he prints 475 each year 'but I had so many enquiries for more that I had to have them reprinted'. He closes with a reminder to Coldham that he is still looking for an 1875 Wisden., and asks 'Who bought the Chas Britton collection?'. Signed K.A. Auty. Horizontal fold and some creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
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Lot 93
Ronald Gorell Barnes. Oxford University & M.C.C. 1906-1920. Single page handwritten letter with accompanying poem, both on Lord's Cricket Ground letterhead. The letter to 'My Dear Harry [Altham] dated 10th July 1959 relates to 'some lines I scribbled on my way to Lord's this morning... They are the first, on cricket, I have written since the ones, now some years ago... dedicated to our dear old friend, Bill Findlay'. The opening lines of the poem read, 'Poor tottering mortal, did you then replay/ The games you joyed in fifty years ago'. The letter and poem both signed 'Gorell'. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 94
John Betjeman. Poet, writer and broadcaster. Single page typed letter on 43, Cloth Fair, London letterhead dated 15th December 1960. Writing to P.A.L. Barling, Betjeman states, 'I can't make definite arrangements more than three months ahead now; if I do I find I am always having to cancel things. If you will write again in, say, July, I can let you have a definite answer'. Signed in ink 'John Betjeman'. At the time Barling was responsible for organising functions for the Cricket Society. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Betjeman, a keen cricket follower, was Poet Laureate from 1972 until his death in 1984, and was a founding member of the Victorian Society
Lot 95:
Lot 95
Frederick Gale. Handwritten twelve page letter written in Manitoba, Canada, dated 1st December 18932, to his friend 'Mr [R.S.] Holmes'. 'Can you help one in a fix? My portmanteau was stolen on my way here and was picked up on the trail 8 months afterwards & nothing left in but wearing apparel which was marked with my name'. Most important to Gale was the loss of his only copy of Public School Matches of 1853 and also a later edition and he asks if Holmes can lend him his copy 'as I want to copy the pictures'. Gale, living with his son and feeling in much better health is enjoying shooting geese and getting exercise. Much on life in the prairies and the extreme cold, interlaced with talk of cricket back in England: O'Brien, Grace, Fuller Pilch, Steele, the over-use of pads and leg protection, etc. 'Do you know any Editor who needs a correspondent - 2000 words and no padding?' G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Fred Gale played in the Winchester Eleven in 1841 against Eton and Harrow at Lord's, but did not go on to play first class cricket. He made his name as a prolific writer of books, newspaper and magazine articles writing under the name 'The Old Buffer'. He had emigrated to Canada to be with his family after the death of one of his sons, but was homesick and missed his cricket, so returned home the following year
Lot 96:
Lot 96
Marquess of Granby, 8th Duke of Rutland. Single page handwritten letter to 'Sir Spenser [Ponsonby]', dated 2nd March 1910 thanking Ponsonby for proposing him once again for the MCC Committee. 'I will joyfully accept it if I am selected'. Granby was a joint editor of 'Outdoor Games: Cricket and Golf published in 1901'. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £120
Lot 97:
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John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England 1905-1934. Two page handwritten letter in ink dated 20th July 1931 to 'Mr Pilleau'. Hobbs is writing regarding 'the pictures you ordered at Horsham'. Hobbs continues, 'It is now settled that I shall play for Surrey again next year but I shall be allowed to stand down when I wish... Glad to hear the news about the bat, it should belong to you after all the trouble & expense you were put to'. Signed 'J.B. Hobbs'. Some foxing and staining affecting the signature, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
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Douglas Robert Jardine. Surrey & England 1921-1933. Three page handwritten letter dated 10th September 1934 on the headed paper of United University Club to 'Mr Wagg'. Jardine is writing to thank Wagg for Raven Hill's original cartoon of the Ashes 1934, which 'will make an amusing sequel to the original of 1932 which I also have'. Raven Hill was an accomplished artist and cartoonist of the time. Jardine wants Wagg to meet 'a friend of mine Clifford Bax (who wrote "The Rose without a Thorn"); he is another enthusiast on things Indian' and invites Wagg to dinner to meet Bax. 'I can't help feeling that some day you and he should tour India together- for some years he practised yoga'. The two pages are joined together with tape. The original letter is accompanied by a typed transcript. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £170
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John Richard Mason. Kent & England 1893-1914. Single page handwritten letter dated 24th January 1944. Mason is replying to a request for a signed photograph. 'I also return your Postal Order which will not be required'. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
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Reverend Ward Maule. Cambridge University & Gentlemen of Kent 1853-1854. Three page handwritten letter written from the Pas de Calais, France, dated 27th August 1903 to an un-named correspondent (possibly J D Betham), confirming his appearances for Cambridge and for the Gentlemen of Kent. Maule also lists other matches he played including for the Quidnuncs, and refers to Ranji who considered the Quidnuncs to be the 'Cream of Cambridge Cricket'. He mentions bowling the great Fuller Pilch at Tunbridge Wells. He kept a record of all his cricket matches and also how he trained at bow for the Varsity boat race but there was no race that year (1853). Nicely signed 'W. Maule'. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £260
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Keith Ross Miller. Victoria, New South Wales, Nottinghamshire & Australia 1937-1959. Four page typed letter with annotations in Miller's hand. The letter is undated, on Associated Newspapers Ltd, Sydney headed paper to John Arlott. Miller is writing to say how much he enjoyed Arlott's 'The Echoing Green' and how flattered he is by Arlott's comments, 'Surely I am not that good'. He comments on Australian cricket at the time, 'Those players who have carried Australia since the War are aging [sic] and although we have some bright young players they seem to lack solidity'. Miller suggests Arlott should look at Jim de Courcy, 'Short like Hassett, he's a beautiful batsman but goes for his shots all the time'. He also refers to 'Young Flockton too is an attractive bat, with a bright future. Graeme Hole could be a beauty but loves to cross bat anything on leg stump and wider. Burke who made a 100 in first Test is [a] hard player to fit into any team... Young Benaud is at the moment a useful cricketer. That's all. Thoms and McDonald are complete opposites'. He concludes by looking forward to playing Skittles with Arlott at Taunton. A very good Miller letter. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
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Eric Alfred Burchell Rowan. Transvaal, Eastern Province & South Africa 1929-1954. Four page handwritten letter from Rowan to an unknown correspondent. The letter is undated, but appears to have been written following the 1949/50 Australia tour to South Africa and prior to the 1950 South Africa tour to England. Regarding the Australians, Rowan writes, 'The Aussies were a good side but not the world beaters we made them look. The reasons for our own dismal failures are legion so I will not bother you with them now but if I write a book next year I will most certainly speak my mind'. Regarding the impending tour to England, 'Athol and I are both fit and playing hockey for Jeppe. His leg is as good as it will ever be & provided he is well managed should give your batsmen a rough time next year'. The letter appears to be lacking the first page. Sold with a mono press photograph of Rowan in batting action, dated 13th May 1951, signed by Rowan. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
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Raymond Charles Robertson-Glasgow. Oxford University & Somerset 1920-1935. Original two page handwritten letter dated 23rd May 1952 on The Observer newspaper letterhead, replying to a request to provide a 'Grace Before Dinner at Cricket Matches' for a cricket society dinner. Signed 'R.C. Robertson-Glasgow'. Accompanying the letter are two cards written by Robertson-Glasgow each with two four line alternative forms of Grace composed by him. Sold with two mono press photographs one of Robertson-Glasgow playing golf, the other of him seated reading a newspaper. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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Gilbert Ashton. Cambridge University and Worcestershire 1919-1936. Two page handwritten letter dated 3rd November 1972 from Ashton to the cricket historian J.D. Coldham. Ashton has just received his copy of the Journal of the Cricket Society for Autumn 1972 and is writing to thank Coldham for including an article by Arthur Gibons on 'The Ashton Brothers, a draft of which when it was in preparation he sent to both my brother and myself. He took infinite trouble over its production & I am writing to him to express our gratitude & to thank him for the many kind things he has said'. Ashton closes by requesting a further six copies. Nicely signed 'Gilbert Ashton'. In a postscript Ashton recalls playing with Oliver Leese in the Eton v Winchester match of June 1914. 'Alas six of each side were killed in the '14-'18 war'. Sold with two further Worcestershire related letters, one from H.L. Higgins (Worcestershire 1920-1927), the other from Ted Baker (Worcestershire 1933-1934), both replying to requests for autographs. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £80
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Lot 105
Robert Elliott Storey 'Bob' Wyatt. Warwickshire, Worcestershire & England 1923-1951. A small selection of correspondence from Wyatt to the vendor written in 1992-1994. Subjects include gardening, Wyatt's health and appointments with surgeons, cricket matches he is planning to attend, including the Test match at The Oval, 'which is proving rather depressing!'. Wyatt also replies to a request to sign a copy of 'Three Straight Sticks', and also refers to 'R.E.S. Wyatt, Fighting Cricketer' by Gerald Pawle. He also states, 'I am afraid I must advise you not to write to Sir Donald Bradman. He was only the other day complaining in a letter to me that he was still being inundated with letters mainly with requests for his autograph & at his age he was unable to cope with them. Actually I must receive at least an average of half a dozen a week of varying requests which is a nuisance'. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Wyatt captained England sixteen times. He died in 1996 age 93
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Yorkshire. Selection of ten album pages and white cards, each signed by the player or his signature laid down to the card. Signatures are Hedley Verity, E. Rockley Wilson, Sutcliffe, Yardley (2), P.A. Gibb, L. Hutton, A. Wood, B. Sellers and Horace Brearley (one match for Yorkshire, 1937). Two signatures signed directly to card. Sold with an excellent Yorkshire Post library press photograph of Yardley leading the England team out at Headingley(?), signed by Yardley. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 107
Yorkshire. Three album pages containing the signatures of Yorkshire players, George Hirst, Percy Holmes, Herbert Sutcliffe and Arthur Dolphin, The first three signatures signed to page and the last on paper piece and laid down to page. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
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Lot 108
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1968. Original 1968 'Country Membership' card with rear page signed by six former Nottinghamshire players, Harold Larwood, Bill Voce, Hardstaff, Simpson, Keeton, and Butler. The signatures collected at the Nottinghamshire v Australia tour match played on the 6th July 1968. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
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Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1968. Album page signed to face by eleven former Nottinghamshire players, Harold Larwood, Bill Voce, Hardstaff, Shipston, Stocks, Bland, Butler, Davidson, Walker and Jepson. Also signed by R.M. Poulton, Notts Secretary. The signatures collected at the Nottinghamshire v Australia tour match played on the 6th July 1968. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 110
Lord Hawke. Yorkshire & England 1882-1912. Excellent ink signature of Hawke on card. To back in pencil is written 'Signed at Bradford, June 21st [1909]. Yorkshire v Australians'
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
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Lot 111
Wilfred Rhodes. Yorkshire & England 1898-1930 and Schofield Haigh. Yorkshire & England 1895-1913. Two ink signatures of Rhodes and Haigh on cards. To back in pencil is written 'Signed at Bradford, June 21st 1909. Yorkshire v Australians'. Plus a white card nicely signed by Herbert Sutcliffe. Qty 3.
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
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Lot 112
'Leslie Ames. '80th Birthday' 1985. Official printed invitation card 'The Earl Attlee requests the pleasure of the company of.... at a reception in the Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords to mark the 80th Birthday of L.E.G. Ames CBE on Wednesday 11th December 1985'. Personally signed by Ames at his Birthday celebration. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £28
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Charles Burgess Fry, Oxford University, Sussex, London County, Hampshire & England, 1892-1921. Excellent ink signature of Fry on card. To back in pencil is written 'Signed 1909 at Bradford, Yorkshire v Australians, June 21st'
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 114
Frank Stanley Jackson. Yorkshire & England 1890-1907. Excellent ink signature of Jackson on card. Loosely mounted with a bookplate picture of Jackson. To back of card is written, in pencil 'Signed at Bradford, June 21st [1909], Yorkshire v Australians'
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
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Lot 115
David Denton, George Hirst and Morris Leyland. All three, Yorkshire & England. Excellent ink signatures of the three players on pieces individually mounted with a mono postcard of the player to larger page. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
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William Gunn and Richard Daft of Nottinghamshire. 'Bought of R. Daft, Midland Counties Cricket & British Sports Warehouse, Lister Gate, Nottingham.... Dealer in every article connected with cricket and British Sports'. Early printed invoice for Richard Daft's sporting business for the sale of one cricket ball, signed by Richard Daft and also by William Gunn who was seventeen at the time and hand dated '1st July 1876'. Light folds, minor nicks to page edge, some ink staining to verso otherwise in good condition. Previously sold at the Bruce French Benefit auction held at Trent Bridge in 1991
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Employed in Richard Daft's shop in Nottingham, Gunn had not much spare time, but, determined to make himself a cricketer, he used to get some practice at unearthly hours in the morning. The well known cricket and sporting business Gunn & Moore, of which Gunn was a co-founder, opened for business in 1885
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Australia. Selection of album pages, paper pieces, and labels, all signed by a former Australian Test player. Fifteen signatures, Don Bradman (2), Keith Miller, Ernie McCormick, H.H. Alexander, Ted a'Beckett, George Tribe, Leo O'Brien, Len Darling, Edward White, Ron Hamence, Bill Brown, Sam Loxton, Ernie Toshack and 'Stork' Hendry. Also a signed mono photograph of D.L. Freeman of New Zealand. A good selection of signatures
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
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South Africa. Five cream cards, each signed very nicely in ink by a former South African player, each signature believed to have been signed on the South African 1929 tour of England. Signatures are H.G. Deane, Denys Morkel, Edward Alexander, Arthur Oche and H.G. Owen-Smith. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
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Lot 119
South Africa. Selection of twenty four white card, some with image and biography attached, all signed by a former South African Test player. Signatures include B. Mitchell, D, Dyer, O.C. Dawson, D. Nourse, A. Rowan, N. Adcock, J. Lindsay, D. Ovenstone, L. Tucket, H. Tayfield, R. Crisp (2), E. Barlow, M. Procter, B.A. Richards etc. A good selection of signatures
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
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Lot 120
Lord Hawke. Yorkshire, Cambridge University & England 1881-1912. Nice signature in ink of Hawke on piece laid down to card. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
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Lot 121
Thomas Richardson. Surrey, London County, Somerset & England 1892-1904. Excellent ink signature of Richardson on piece, window mounted below a mono image of Richardson in bowling pose. Framed and glazed, overall 18"x11.5". VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £130
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Lot 122
Surrey C.C.C. Over sixty signed post cards, small cards, pages, cuttings and pieces (some laid to card). Signatures in ink include A. Bedser, E. Bedser, Gover, Laker, Subba Row, J. Edrich, Arnold, Roope, M. Stewart, A. Butcher, A. Stewart, M. Butcher, B. Hollioake, Thorpe, Ramprakash, Bicknell, Ormond etc. Some duplication. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
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Lot 123
County signatures. Red album comprising over fifty signatures, the majority signed to plain cards, some cards with photographs laid down. Earlier signatures include Willie Watson (Yorkshire), Jim Laker, Alec Bedser (Surrey). The majority of later signatures are mainly Middlesex cricketers including Mike Gatting, Simon Hughes, John Emburey, Angus Fraser, Paul Downton, Graham Barlow, Wilf Slack, Phil Edmonds, Norman Cowans etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £10
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Lot 124
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. Two signatures of Harold Larwood in ink, and W.W. 'Dodger' Whysall in pencil, each on piece laid to white paper. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
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Lot 125
Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex & Kent. Four signatures in ink of M.J.C. Allom (Surrey), A.E.R. Gilligan (Sussex), G.T.S. Stevens (Middlesex) and A.P.F. Chapman (Kent), each on piece laid to white paper. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
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Lot 126
New Zealand. Four signatures in ink on pieces of Matt Poore, Tony MacGibbon, Geoff Rabone and Ian Leggatt. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
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Lot 127
Australia 1940s-2000s. Forty signatures in ink of Australian Test cricketers. The majority signed individually to card, some on pieces laid down. Signatures include Benaud, Bichel, Alderman, Border, Bright, Brown, Gillespie, Hamence, Hayden, Inverarity, Lawson, McGrath, Toshack, Warne, Harvey etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £28
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Lot 128
England 1920s-1950s. Twelve signatures of England Test cricketers in ink on pieces individually laid to cards. Signatures are G.T.S. Stevens, R.E.S. Wyatt, F.R. Brown, C.J. Barnett, W.H. Levett, E.R.T. Holmes, N.S. Mitchell-Innes, D. Smith, H.D. Read, A.R. Gover, L. Hutton and C. Washbrook. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
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India 1960s-2000s. Twenty two signatures of India Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Nawab of Pataudi, Umesh Kulkarni, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, V.V.S. Laxman, Anil Kumble, Dilip Doshi, Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
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Pakistan 1950s-2000s. Twenty two signatures of Pakistan Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Intikhab Alam, Naushad Ali, Majid Khan, Nasim-ul-Ghani, Sarfraz Nawaz, Zaheer Abbas, Mushtaq Mohammad, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mushtaq Ahmed etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
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South Africa 1920s-2000s. Thirty six signatures of South Africa Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include H.G. Owen-Smith, J.P. Fellowes-Smith, A.H. McKinnon, P. Pollock, S. Pollock, M. Procter, H. Cronje, A. Donald, E. Barlow, C. Rice, J. Kallis, G. Smith, B. Richards, L. Klusener etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £18
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Sri Lanka 1980s-2010s. Fifteen signatures of Sri Lanka Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Dilshan, Vaas, Ranatunga, Jayasuriya, Muralitharan, Dias, Herath, Kaluwitharana etc. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
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West Indies 1950s-2000s. Thirty four signatures of West Indies Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Wes Hall, Lance Gibbs, Frank King, Ron Headley, Vanburn Holder, Brian Lara, Reg Scarlett, Garry Sobers, Desmond Haynes, Gordon Greenidge, Michael Holding, Clive Lloyd, Courtney Walsh etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
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Zimbabwe 1990s-2000s. Forty signatures of Zimbabwe Test and One Day International cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Curran, Brandes, Campbell, Fletcher, Goodwin, G. Flower, A. Flower, Mbangwa, Houghton, Olonga, Strang, Streak, Traicos, Viljoen, Wishart etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
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New Zealand 1940s-2000s. Fifty signatures of New Zealand Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Cave, Reid, Rabone, Hayes, Mooney, Meale, Pollard, Hayes, C. Cairns, Fleming, Greatbatch, Morrison, Parore, Bracewell, McCullum, Oram, Styris, Vettori, Southee etc. Odd duplicates. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 136
'The Centurions- Scorers of 100 First-Class Centuries'. Headed book insert by Boundary Books containing the ink signatures of nine players who have achieved the feat. Signatures, nicely signed in ink, by Don Bradman, Glenn Turner, Colin Cowdrey, Tom Graveney, Dennis Amiss, Geoff Boycott, John Edrich, Zaheer Abbas and Graham Gooch. 9"x12.5". VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
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Lot 137
Cricket autograph book 1946-1948. Autograph book comprising some nicely signed pages laid down of County teams, also some individual signatures on pieces, and printed sheets of the India touring party of 1946 and South Africa 1947. Counties include Middlesex, Leicestershire, Hampshire, Warwickshire, Lancashire, Essex, Kent, Derbyshire, Worcestershire, Nottinghamshire, Sussex, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Surrey, Yorkshire, Glamorgan, all 1948. Also a nicely signed page of the South African touring party 1947. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £260
Lot 138:
Lot 138
Australia Test signatures 1970s-2010s. Forty four signatures on white cards of Australia Test cricketers. Signatures include Hogg, Finch, Pattinson, Kasprovicz, Henriques, Hazelwood, Taylor, Hughes, Gilchrist, Boon, Katich, Law, Voges, T. Chappell, Clarke, Moody, Starc, Fleming etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £38
Lot 139:
Lot 139
England tour of West Indies 2009. Four official match tickets for the abandoned second Test match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua, February 2009. Three tickets are signed by the England captain Andrew Strauss, and one additionally by West Indies captain Chris Gayle. Sold with two wrist bands from the match and a copy of The Daily Observer published in Antigua, 14th February 2009 with a report on the abandonment of the match after only ten deliveries due to the unacceptable condition of the newly laid outfield. Odd faults to the tickets, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
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England and New Zealand 1949. Autograph book with two pages signed in ink, one by ten England players including Mann, Edrich, Hollies, Washbrook, Bailey, Hutton, Compton, Wharton etc. Signatures include Cowie, Scott, Burtt, Cresswell, Hadlee, Sutcliffe, Mooney etc. Another page signed by eight members of the New Zealand touring party for 1949. Also nicely signed in ink to other pages by Herbert Sutcliffe and Abe Waddington. Some pages becoming detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 141
M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1930-31. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the tour with 'M.C.C. South Africa 1930/31' and M.C.C. colours to cover. To inside a picture of the team and the wording, 'With Best Christmas Wishes from a Happy Family in South Africa'. Nicely signed by thirteen members of the team in ink. Signatures include Chapman (Captain), Allom, Voce, Hendren, Tate, Hammond, Leyland, White, Wyatt, White, Farrimond, Turnbull etc. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £170
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Scrapbook of William Archibald Standish (1856-1942). Original and attractively bound scrapbook for the period 1876-1900, comprising theatre programmes, cricket fixture cards, photographs, newspaper cuttings, manuscript for a speech, photographs, letters etc. Fixture cards for teams for whom Standish played include Priory Park 1888, Linden C.C. 1889, Rushey Green C.C. 1890-1894, West Albion C.C. 1879, Catford 1895, 1896 etc. The majority of the cards have been annotated with the results and scores and are loosely inserted. Press cuttings relate to theatre reviews and matches in which Standish played, including one showing Standish scoring 101 for Bushey Green v Colombia in 1893. One cutting shows the averages for Rushey Green for 1893 in which Standish finished sixth in the batting averages which were led by Alec Hearne of Kent with G.G. Hearne third. Also includes four original candid photographs of a match and players, possibly taken on a Club tour. A well presented album of an actor/ entertainer and keen Club cricketer of the period in the south east London area with many unusual and scarce contents. One album page detached, the contents in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 143
Thomas William Garrett. New South Wales & Australia 1876-1898. Excellent ink signature of Garrett, signed 'T.W. Garrett' and with 'Australian XI 1878' beneath on paper piece, light fold. A rare signature from a member of the first Australian touring party to England. This signature accompanied the letter sent by Garrett, on 'Christie & Berne, Solicitors of Sydney' headed paper, to a Mr Swabey dated October 1931, it is referred to in the contents of the letter and sold as lot 59 in Knights November 2017 auction. A copy of the lot description from the November auction is printed below for customer reference. Very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £600
One page handwritten letter on 'T.W. Garrett. Christie & Berne, Solicitors of Sydney' headed paper and dated 7th October 1931 to a Mr Swabey with good cricket content, the letter reads '...It is very gratifying to find that I am not altogether forgotten in England. As you say I am to be congratulated on being in good health after so many years- as a matter of fact Jack Blackham and I are the only survivors of the first Australian XI and Jack is still well and just as interested in cricket as the youngest- although he is four years older than me- I enclose an autograph as you request'. Nicely signed 'your sincerely T.W. Garrett'. Light folds otherwise in very good condition. A rare letter from a member of the first Australian touring party to England'. Knights Auction November 2017'.

Tom Garrett is listed as player/cap number four in the list of Australian Test players and played in nineteen Test matches for Australia and toured England on three occasions, 1878, 1882 and 1886. His most successful tour being the 1882 series where he took 118 wickets at 14.35 in first class matches. He played in the first Test match played in Melbourne, Australia in March 1877
Lot 144:
Lot 144
Raymond Charles Robertson-Glasgow ('Crusoe'). Oxford University & Somerset 1920-1935. Original six page handwritten manuscript in ink by Robertson-Glasgow for 'The Cricketer' magazine's 'Talking at Random' column, dated 'Oct 2 [1964]. Robertson-Glasgow opens with a comparison of village and first class cricket. Recalling his experiences of village cricket matches he writes, 'I delighted in them because they contained very good and very bad temper, honesty and open cheating, and umpires who mingled accuracy with brazen patriotism'. He also relates 'when I bowled a maiden over to Don Bradman in 1930. We hadn't met before and I think the great man suspected me of being about to bowl a leg-break with an off-break action. He soon discovered the truth. No more maidens to Bradman'. He continues by discussing the Test series against Australia and how Denis Compton 'remarked that Test cricketers are "public entertainers". I'm afraid not. In hard fact they are there primarily to hold or win the Ashes'. He also considers the forthcoming tour to South Africa and laments the exclusion of Colin Cowdrey and Tom Graveney, 'By any standards great batsmen and great batsmen are as rare as great poets' and points out that with Graveney aged 37, 'did not Sir Jack Hobbs score 100 of his 197 centuries in First Class cricket after he'd passed his fortieth year?'. He concludes by considering M.C. Lyon of Somerset whom he considers to have been of Test class but was never selected, 'he was a terrific hooker and cutter, but his peculiar glory was the drive, off or straight. Above all he enjoyed the battle'. The article is signed 'R.C. Robertson-Glasgow to the first page, and 'R.C.R-G' to the final page. Some staining to pages, small hole to centre of each page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £70
Lot 145:
Lot 145
Raymond Charles Robertson-Glasgow ('Crusoe'). Oxford University & Somerset 1920-1935. 'Look Out, He Shoots'. Original five page handwritten manuscript in ink by Robertson-Glasgow for 'The Cricketer' magazine's 'Talking at Random' column, c1964. Robertson-Glasgow describes in his customary humorous style his memories of 'cricket of boyhood, when some of the players could scarcely see over the top of their single left pad'. Robertson-Glasgow describes how a batsman, having been bowled by a shooter says to the incoming batsman, "Look out, he shoots"... a fluke which may yet recur...'' The second batsman in, having played a series of snicks over the slips, is caught at slip, and as he walks off to be replaced by his captain 'says "Look out, he's bowling for catches at slip"... 'The captain of the fielding team is not having one of his best days. When he crams the off side with fielders, his slow and fast bowlers both bowl to the leg; and when like any observant tactician, he transfers most of his fielders to the leg, his bowlers bowl to the off... The captain advances enjoyably to 75, when he is adjudged L.B.W. to a ball that he has received with his midriff... and while lending his batting-gloves to the incoming Number 5, says "Look out, he's bowling for L.B.W's"... The captain is soon proved wise in his advice, as Number 5, 6 and 7 are all adjudged L.B.W. to the fast bowler by the Visiting Umpire, Number 6 perhaps the most unlucky, as he has been hit on the adam's-apple by a near-wide to leg...'. The article is signed 'R.C. Robertson-Glasgow to the first page, and 'R.C.R-G' to the final page. Small hole to centre of each page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
Lot 146:
Lot 146
Raymond Charles Robertson-Glasgow ('Crusoe'). Oxford University & Somerset 1920-1935. 'Walter Hammond my Greatest Cricketer'. Original eight page handwritten manuscript in ink by Robertson-Glasgow for 'The Cricketer' magazine's 'Talking at Random' column, c1964 in which he describes his cricketing greats. 'I was about eight years old when I saw my first Greatest Cricketer. He was thirteen and captain of our school eleven... When he grew up he was still good as a cricketer, but he was better as a novelist'. While still at school 'my unseen hero was S.F. Barnes, who was, I suppose, the greatest bowler that the game has yet seen'. Robertson-Glasgow's the all-rounder, Walter Hammond, as '... great as a batsman, more than good as a bowler, incomparable as a slip-fielder... a magician... like a panther with prophetic powers'. Regarding Hammond's bowling, 'It had in it the seeds of greatness, though not always the full bloom'. However, 'Great, then as Hammond's fielding was, anywhere, great as his bowling could be at times, it is as a batsman, and so as an all-rounder, that he joins the immortals... Psychologically, as he approached the wicket, you feel that he was the king and that the other white clad figures on the green were his courtiers'. Robertson-Glasgow concludes the article with a full description of Hammond's batting achievements, 'In 1928 he took with him from Gloucestershire a batting average of 82.46, with 9 centuries, and soon was continuing the show in [the 1929/29 M.C.C. tour to] Australia... 251 in the second Test at Sydney, 200 and 32 in the third, at Melbourne, 119 and 177 in the fourth at Adelaide... four years later, four consecutive Test innings in the Antipodes:- 101 and 75 not out against Australia, 227 and 336 against New Zealand'. The article is signed 'R.C. Robertson-Glasgow to the first page. Small hole to centre of each page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £130
Lot 147:
Lot 147
Raymond Charles Robertson-Glasgow ('Crusoe'). Oxford University & Somerset 1920-1935. 'Forty Years On'. Original six page handwritten manuscript in ink by Robertson-Glasgow for 'The Cricketer' magazine's 'Talking at Random' column, probably written in 1964 on the passing of the former cricketer and cricket writer, Frank Mann (Middlesex & England 1909-1931). Robertson-Glasgow is comparing the change in style of cricket writing over time. 'I have in front of me a copy of The Cricketer compiled (as near as may be) 40 years ago. A kindlier outlook on out Test cricketers and their performances, or occasional lack of it, seemed then to prevail'. With M.C.C. having lost the first two Test of the 1924/25 Ashes series, Robertson-Glasgow refers to the 'Notes and Comments' article saying, '... any feelings of disappointment over the result of the first two Test matches largely disappear. The most pleasing features in the two games have been the bowling of Tate and the batting of Sutcliffe and Hobbs. Though their magnificent efforts failed to secure victory for England, one feels that the prestige of English cricket is nevertheless re-established'. He also recounts the praise given by the Australian press to the English efforts and performances... Perhaps the praise is at times a little fulsome, but surely many readers today would still prefer the blanket to the scorpion? Anyhow, the modern cult of damnation is hard to bear, for players and readers alike.' He also refers to the anonymity of the writer, 'The Onlooker', 'a pen-name that conceals the identity of a very prominent figure in the game'. He concludes by remembering the recently deceased Frank Mann, 'he was one of my heroes. He was courageous and kind, courteous and witty; with a dignity that was yet born of calmness and humour... As a batsman, he was equally calculating whether in defence or in those sudden and titanic assaults on the bowling'. The article is signed 'R.C. Robertson-Glasgow to the first page, and 'R.C.R-G' to the last page. Small holes to centre of each page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
Lot 148:
Lot 148
Alan Ross. Poet, writer and editor. Original five page handwritten manuscript in ink by Ross in 1964 on the subject of Tom Graveney (Gloucestershire, Worcestershire & England 1948-1970), who 'at the age of 37 [has] been written off [as an England player]'. Ross describes Graveney as one who 'appears to enjoy the game... a symptom, to puritan critics, of lack of guts... [Graveney] has suffered in public estimation from an apparent distaste for the hurly-burly... phrases reflecting on his temperament or on his fighting qualities under pressure have been bandied about... what has never been in dispute is the beauty of Graveney's stroke play, the correctness of his technique, his poise and general assurance... he remains with Wardle the most wasted and neglected of England's post-war cricketers...'. Ross continues by listing Graveney's many county and Test achievements, how he is 'incapable of an ugly stroke... devoid of violence and impetuosity'. He considers how Graveney had changed over ten years, 'Where once there was a faint air of complacency, a disinvolved virtuosity, there is [now] a greater astringency, sterner application...'. Ross also describes how Graveney's inconsistencies were in part due to circumstances, 'But it remains a fact that in his five series against Australia he failed either to clinch his place or fully to impose himself in a fashion commensurate with his gifts... but on the evidence of the present the result is pure loss'. Small holes to centre of each page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £70
Ross was a poet inspired by his experiences in World War II. He became a sports writer for The Observer in 1950, and their cricket correspondent in 1953. Graveney was subsequently reselected to play for England, making his final Test appearance in 1969 when he was banned from Test cricket after making an appearance in a benefit match on a Sunday in the middle of a Test match in which he was playing
Lot 149:
Lot 149
Maxwell Henry Norman "Max" Walker. Victoria & Australia 1968-1982. 'Great Catches Win Matches'. Original nine page handwritten manuscript for an article written by Walker on the subject of the 'Shell Ultra Classic Catches' competition recently introduced by Australia's Channel Nine. Writing during the 1985/86 season, Walker describes how easy it used to be 'that a sideways glance at a good looking bird in a bikini or an untimely chat with an outspoken Pom meant missing the best or only catch of the day!' and how 'That sort of gut wrenching feeling used to be almost as bad as spilling a sitter in front of the lads at fine leg or Bay 13 at the MCG', but how with 'the use of new technology in the form of electronic scoreboards, at both the MCG and the SCG, it's possible to get a second chance, as 30-40,000 light globes merge to create a slow motion replay on their huge matrix screens'. Walker describes the skills of the cameramen, and how the commentators compiled the best catches for the new competition and the first winner, that of Allan Border to dismiss John Wright of New Zealand off Dave Gilbert. Walker also described other great catchers and catches including those by Jeremy Coney of New Zealand, Azharruddin and Kapil Dev of India, Greg Matthews and Steve Waugh of Australia etc. Some folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 150
John Michael 'Mike' Brearley. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1961-1983. Three page copy of a manuscript by Brearley with annotations and additions in his own hand. The article was written for David 'Yozz' Hughes' (Lancashire) benefit brochure of 1981. Dated 24th September [1980], at the top of the first page Brearley writes, 'Dear Yozz- Sorry for the delay. I suggest you draw a line between the main article & the nonsense at the end!'. His signature has been cut out of the page. The content of the article is primarily concerning the use of batting helmets and other means of protection, and starts, 'Denis Compton writing in a Centenary Test dinner souvenir programme about going back in to bat against Lindwall and Miller after having five stitches in his eyebrow, says that if helmets had been in vogue at the time he could not have worn one: it would have been "an insult to my manhood"'. The handwritten 'nonsense' at the end of the article relates to the difficulty of setting a field to Hughes, and was included in the published Benefit brochure. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 151
William John 'Bill' Edrich. Middlesex & England 1937-1958. 'Broadcast to India'. Single page handwritten letter to John Arlott at the BBC dated 31 October 1947 with accompanying script for the proposed broadcast to India, requesting a typed copy of it for reference and awaiting further details. The six-page manuscript and the letter are contained in a red slipcase. The text starts: 'I played my first big game for Norfolk, my home county, against the All Indian touring side of 1932 and well do I remember the devastating bowling of Mohammed Nissar and the exhilarating batting of C K Nayudu'. He recalls touring India with Lord Tennyson ten years earlier and the successes of the 1946 Indian tourists particularly Merchant, Mankad, Hazare and Modi but the visitors lacked fast bowlers. He recalls 'Duleep' and the 1946/47 M.C.C. tour to Australia and comments state by state on their players, the cities and grounds and the varying conditions encountered in each state. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Edrich played in all five Tests on the first M.C.C. tour following the end of the Second World War. Australia won the series 3-0 with two matches drawn
Lot 152:
Lot 152
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Robert 'Bob' Appleyard. Yorkshire & England 1950-1958. A collection of original typed manuscripts with handwritten annotations and notes of a series of articles written by Appleyard for the Daily Express. The articles were written while Appleyard was in hospital from 1952 to 1954 with tuberculosis. Subjects covered include being spotted by, Ernest Holdsworth, chairman of the Yorkshire County selection committee, the frustrations of hospitalisation, the birth of his daughter, his determination to recover and return to playing for Yorkshire, overcoming his illness and gaining his first England cap etc. Accompanying the manuscripts is a collection of letters from admirers, congratulating him on his recovery and grateful for the inspiration given to others, his success in Test cricket, religious faith etc. An excellent personal account of Appleyard's life. Sold with a modern printout of a manuscript for a book which appears to be a history centred around the Bradford League, written by an unknown Australian with Yorkshire connections, sent to Appleyard possibly for his comments. G
Estimate: £0/0
Hammer price: withdrawn
Lot 153:
Lot 153
Bryan Herbert Valentine. Kent, Cambridge University & England 1927-1948. M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1938/39. 'Timeless' Test series. Official M.C.C. Christmas card with mono team photograph to centre. Inscription in ink, 'Having a marvellous time. This tour is full of fun'. Signed by Valentine. Tape repairs and some wear, generally in fair condition. Sold with a mono press photograph of Valentine, head and shoulders wearing cricket attire and Cambridge University cap, dated 22nd May 1933. 4"x5.25". Some wear, generally good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £60
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West of England cricket archive 1943-1945. Brown album comprising an excellent selection of over seventy original photographs, fixture lists, programmes etc, some of which are signed. Many of the players who took part in matches were first-class and international cricketers. Notable players include T.W. Goddard, F.R. Santall, R.J.O. Meyer, W.R. Hammond, R.T.W. Perks, R. Cristofani, S. Pothecary, T. Barling etc. Original press photographs include the match in progress of West of England v United Service, Clifton College, 20th May 1944 with the impressive backdrop of the College. The West of England team v Lord's XI at Lord's, 8th July 1944, with three others from the match, one of five of the players watching on from the pavilion, another of the match in progress, and one of the brothers B.H. and M.D. Lyon who captained the two sides. West of England team photograph for the match v New Zealand, Worcester, 2nd June 1945. The West of England team walking on to the pitch at Lord's 1945. Signed photographs include F.H. Vigar (Essex) in batting pose, a candid photograph of Harold Gimblett dated 30th July 1945, Arthur Fagg (Kent & England) etc. Scorecards include South v North, Gloucester, 27th-28th July 1943, nicely signed in ink by twenty two players. Signatures include Fagg, R.E.S. Wyatt, Nutter, Goddard, Fiddling, Iddon, Constantine, Martindale, Duckworth, Achong etc. Also included is a copy of 'West of England Cricket', by K.G. Bird, published in 1945 (Padwick 937). Other scorecards include v Royal Australian Air Force, Clifton College, 9th September 1944, v New Zealand, Glastonbury, 14th July 1945, signed to verso in pencil by ten New Zealand players etc. Sold with an official mono photograph of the West of England team for the match v The Australians, Bristol, 2nd September 1944. The photograph, 10"x7.5", laid to photographer's mount, overall 14"x11", players' names and title inscribed to lower border of mount. Odd faults, generally in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £600/900
Hammer price: £1200
G.O.J. Elliott was the founder and secretary of the West of England Cricket Club, set up to raise funds for War charities. Elliott later became secretary of Leicestershire C.C.C.

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