Cricket Bats, Balls & Equipment

Lot 749:
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Percy Holmes 'Autograph' cricket bat c1934/35. Full size bat signed to verso in ink by members of the Yorkshire (12 signatures), Lancashire (11), Warwickshire (12), Derbyshire (12), Northamptonshire (11) and Kent (11) teams. Yorkshire signatures include Sellers, Sutcliffe, Mitchell, Smailes, Verity, Barber, Bowes, Davison, Hutton etc. For Lancashire, Ecksersley, Tydesley, Watson, Paynter, Hawkwood, Duckworth, Sibbles etc. For Warwickshire, Wyatt, Bates, Mayer, Wilmot, Smart, Santall, Hollies, Brown etc. For Derbyshire, Richardson, Storer, Elliott, Smith, A.V. Pope, Armstrong, Worthington etc. For Northamptonshire, Snowden, Bakewell, Matthews, Bellamy, Brookes, Timms, Cox, Partridge etc. For Kent, Chapman, Levett, Todd, Ashdown, Woolley, Freeman, Fagg, Lewis, Wright etc. Additionally signed in later years by Dickie Bird, Ken Taylor, Geoff Boycott and Bob Appleyard. Minor fading to some signatures, split to face edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 750:
Lot 750
Richard Howorth. Worcestershire, Europeans & England 1933-1951. Stuart Surridge County Driver 'R. Howorth, Worcestershire' autograph bat used by Howorth during his playing career. Previously sold by Knights, with his tour blazer. Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £70
Dick Howorth played in all four Tests on the tour of the West Indies in 1947/48 and returned his best bowling figures of 6-124 from 41 overs in the West Indies second innings of the first Test at Barbados. Howorth's only other Test match and his Test debut for England was the fifth Test of the series against South Africa at The Oval in 1947 where he took a wicket with his first ball in Test cricket. His victim was Dennis Dyer who was caught Gladwin, bowled Howorth for 18. In all first class cricket he took almost 1350 wickets at 21.87 and scored over 11,400 at 20.68
Lot 751:
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George Herbert Hirst. Yorkshire & England 1891-1929. Full size 'Extra Special Test Match' cricket bat by Tyldesley & Holbrook of Manchester. Signed to the rear shoulder by George Hirst and J.T. Tyldesley and dated 1905. Formerly on display at the Tyldesley & Holbrook premises in Deansgate, Manchester. Sold to the current vendor in 2012 by 'SignPost' with letter of authentication. Some wear and ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £800
In 1905 George Hirst made his highest score of 341 in the match against Leicestershire and another double century scoring 232no against Surrey. That season he ended with a total of 2226 runs at an average of 53.95 and took 100 wickets at 19.94 and Yorkshire were crowned County Champions
Lot 752:
Lot 752
Len Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Full size 'Len Hutton Autograph' cricket bat used by Hutton. Signed 'Len Hutton' with handwritten inscription in ink to verso by Hutton, 'Bat used in completing 50th Century for Yorkshire'. Initials 'LH' to front shoulder. Wear and splitting, the splice becoming detached. Tape reinforcement to toe, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £1700
Research suggests Hutton scored his fiftieth first class century for Yorkshire in the match against Scotland played at Hull, 1st-3rd June 1949
Lot 753:
Lot 753
England v Australia 'The Centenary Test Cricket Bat' 1880-1980. Nicholls full size cricket bat signed to face by the England team who played in the match. Twelve signatures including Botham, Gower, Gatting, Gooch, Jackman, Boycott, Bairstow, Old, Willey, Hendrick etc. Fading to the signature of Athey otherwise in good condition. The bat comes with a wooden bat wall mounting block with silver hallmarked plaque attached. Limited edition 31/350
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 754:
Lot 754
England 'Rebel' Tour to South Africa 1990. Duncan Fearnley full size cricket bat signed to the front by the England touring party. Fourteen signatures including Gatting (Captain), Emburey, Robinson, French, Broad, Barnett, Ellison, Wells, Cowdrey, Maynard, Dilley etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 755:
Lot 755
Australia tour of England 1993. Warsop Stebbing full size cricket bat signed by fourteen members of the touring party to England 1993. Signatures include Border, Boon, Warne, S. Waugh, Slater, M. Waugh, Healy, Reiffel, May etc. Fading to odd signature otherwise in good condition. To the back of the bat are the signatures of Middlesex and Essex 1993. Twenty six signatures including Gatting, Ramprakash, Tufnell, Fraser, Haynes, Gooch, Pritchard, Illott, Hussain, Foster etc. 'R. Hobbs' signed to shoulder of bat
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 756:
Lot 756
South African tour of England 1994. Split and hinged stump signed by eleven Kent and eleven Yorkshire players. The stump appears to be signed by sixteen members of the touring party including Cronje, Donald, Rhodes, McMillan, Kirsten, Shaw, Hudson, Richardson etc. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 757:
Lot 757
'Brian Lara. 501 not out'. Hunts County full size cricket bat produced to commemorate Brian Lara's record individual first class score of 501no, Warwickshire v Durham, Edgbaston June 1994, listing details of innings and featuring a hand painted portrait, by Flinders, of Lara to face of bat, signed in full by Lara. Limited edition of 14 produced. In presentation display box. Previously sold by Knights. G/VG
Estimate: £130/160
Hammer price: £130
Lot 758:
Lot 758
Worcestershire C.C.C. 1960. 'Gradidge Imperial Driver' miniature cricket bat signed to the face by nineteen members of the Worcestershire team. Signatures include Kenyon, Horton, Flavell, Richardson, Outschoorn, Dews, Pearson, Aldridge, Booth, Caldwee, Headley, Brain, Yardley etc. 17.25". Some surface marks, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £52
Lot 759:
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England v India 1979. 'B. Warsop Marylebone Extra Special' miniature cricket bat signed to the face by thirteen members of the India team, and to the verso by twelve England players. India signatures include Venkataraghavan (captain), Gavaskar, Viswanath, Bedi, Kapil Dev, Sharma, Vengsarkar etc. England signatures include Brearley (captain), Boycott, Hendrick, Botham, Gower, Randall, Gooch, Taylor, Lever etc. 18". Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 760:
Lot 760
Miniature tour bats 1953-1977. Three 'Nicholls Crusader' miniature bats with printed signatures for 'England First Test 1953', 'M.C.C. Australian Team 1954/5', and 'M.C.C. South Africa Tour 1956-57'. Sold with a 'William Gunn Autograph' miniature bat for 'Australia 1956', and a 'Gunn & Moore Autograph' bat for the Melbourne Centenary Test 1977. All bats approx. 11.5". Good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 761:
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South Africa tour to Australia 1963/64. 'Nicholls Crusader' miniature bat signed to the face by fifteen members of the South Africa touring party, and twelve members of the Australia team. South Africa signatures include Goddard (captain), van der Merwe, G. Pollock, P. Pollock, Bland, A. Pithey, D. Pithey, Halse etc. Australians include Benaud (captain), Simpson, Burge, Grout, Lawry, Connolly, Booth, Veivers, O'Neill etc. Also signed to verso by former players, Don Bradman, Trevor Goddard and Ken Viljoen. 17.25". Fading to some signatures, otherwise in good condition. Sold with four further signed miniature bats of Australia teams for 1985, 1997, 2001 and 2007. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 762:
Lot 762
International team miniature bats 1974-2003. Seven miniature bats including England tour to Australia 1974/75 signed by fifteen members of the touring party. England 1989 signed by twelve England players. Princess Diana Memorial match, Lord's 1998, M.C.C. v Rest of the World, fully signed by all twenty two players. Sharjah Cup 1987, England winners, South Africa 1999 World Cup, England v Prime Minister's XI, Canberra 2002, and South Africa tour to England 2003. Various sizes. Good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £190













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