Cricket Bats, Balls & Equipment

Lot 617:
Cricket ties. Bag containing a collection of over fifty ties. Ties include South African player's tour 1970, Pakistan/New Zealand Tour of England (c1970s), Surrey Benson and Hedges Cup 1974, 'A.C.S. Canberra 1976', Benson and Hedges Cup 1981/82 (Somerset winners both seasons), Surrey NatWest Trophy Champions 1982, Alan Butcher Benefit 1985 etc. Sold with a copy of 'Cricket Ties. An International Guide for Cricket Lovers', Vic Lewis, London 1984. VG. cricket
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 618:
Lot 618 Lot 618
England v South Africa 1994. England white Test shirt signed to chest by ten of the South African touring party and to back by eleven of the England team. Signatures include Wessels, Hudson, Cronje, Procter, Richardson, De Villiers, Thorpe, Malcolm, Rhodes, Gough, Fraser etc. G. cricket
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 619:
Lot 619
Tim de Leede. Holland orange sleeveless sweater worn in the I.C.C. Champions Trophy held in 2002. With 'de Leede and number '5' to reverse. Signed over the number 5 to reverse. Sold with a Dutch green training shirt from the I.C.C. World Cup 1999. Qty 2. G. cricket
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 620:
Darren Maddy. Lord's Tavener's tracksuit top and bottom worn by Maddy in the 2008 Emirates Trophy, 15th June 2008. G/VG. cricket
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 621:
West Indies 1995. Official West Indies limited edition maroon and white tour baseball jacket with West Indies emblem to chest. Produced for the players whilst on tour. The lining of the jacket signed by the West Indies touring team 1995. Signatures include Lara, Ambrose, Chanderpaul, Richardson, Adams, Wes Hall etc. 'West Indies 1995' to reverse. VG. cricket
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 622:
Lot 622
England 1970s/1980s. Pale blue England one day International shirt with similar but not matching trousers. G. cricket
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 623:
Lot 623
Courtney Walsh. West Indies. Floodlit long sleeved cricket shirt and trousers worn by Walsh in the late 1980's. The clothing is in yellow with 'Open Championship' and cricket ball sponsors logo to chest. G. cricket
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 624:
Lot 624
'The Aboriginals'. Victorian brass metal embossed belt buckle, depicting an Aboriginal cricketer with a bat over his shoulder to which his cricket boots are hanging. A cricket tent with flag flying to background with floral decorative border and to lower border on raised bar the inscription 'The Aboriginals'. Beaded outer border decoration.The oblong belt buckle measures approximately 3"x2.25" To verso on the small belt clasp is a symbol which presumably the makers mark and bordering the marks it appears to read 'Registered Nov 28th 1866 (1868?) S& W'. Either 1866 or 1868, it is very difficult to read. The buckle was found in the back garden of the vendors 1800's built cottage in Warminster, Wiltshire, the old A36 used to run in front of the house and in the 1940s/50s the road was moved forward so now the old road is for access only, they found the buckle on the inside border of the garden, behind our back garden is fields and is close to the road. The buckle in very good condition considering its history. A rare item from this very early tour by the Aboriginal team. cricket
Estimate: £600/900
Hammer price: £3200
The first Australian cricket team to tour England were the Aboriginal team of 1868, comprising entirely of Aborigines they first toured Australia and culinated in Sydney before boarding the ship Paramatta on the 8th February 1868 and saling for England arriving at Gravesend on the 13th May 1868. Whilst in England they played forty seven matches in twenty two weeks winning fourteen, drawing eighteen and losing fifteen of the matches played. Apart from playing the cricket matches they gave exhibitions of spear and boomerang throwing and other sports. Their matches proved very popular, with 5,000 spectators attending the more important matches. According to Haygarth it was a very lucrative speculation.

A similar belt buckle, of the same size was sold by Noble of Australia in 1995, this buckle had been found in 1951 on a rabbit shooting expedition near Kitticola gold mine, 55km north east of Adelaide. It sold for 2000 Australian dollars
Lot 625:
Lot 625
'Runs made by W.G. Grace 1864-1874'. Early and rare metal belt buckle with oval portrait of W.G. Grace, as a young man, to centre and inscription/title above and below. A listing of dates from 1864 to 1874 is given to one side and the corresponding number of runs made on the other. The years and scores are 1864-402 runs, 1865-319 runs, 1866-640, 1867-154 runs, 1868-588 runs, 1869-1320 runs, 1870-1800, 1871-2739 runs, 1872-1485 runs, 1873-2139 runs and 1874-1658 runs. The increasing number of runs shows the rise of Grace's success over a ten year period. The belt buckle measure 2.5"x2". Very good condition. An early Grace item. Previously sold as lot 91 in the 'Traditional Sports' sale held by Christies in April 1992. cricket
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £260
The Christies lot description states that the belt buckle was 'recently dug up at Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. Memorabilia from this early stage in Grace's career is rare'
Lot 626:
Lot 626
'For a Scientific Player'. Victorian brass metal embossed circular belt buckle with two cricket bats to side and title/inscription in banner to centre intertwined with two rows of three cricket balls. Odd minor faults otherwise in good condition. cricket
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
Lot 627:
Lot 627
'Colman's Mustard, like Grace, heads the Field'. Original silver vesta case, with floral decoration to sides and lid and ring suspension, with enamel advertising design for Colman's mustard to side with twisted silver border. The design features W.G. Grace walking down the pavilion steps to walk out to bat. Hallmarked, Birmingham 1900. Odd minor dent otherwise in good condition with colours bright. cricket
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £610
W.G. Grace had promoted cricket bats for years, but this advert represents the first time that a sportsman had crossed over into the general market
Lot 628:
Lot 628
W.G. Grace. Original Coalport porcelain plate commemorating W.G. Grace"s Century Of Centuries 1895, decorated in blue with central portrait of Grace and dates of each individual century and who scored against. With semi-gadrooned rim and gold line decoration to edge. 9" diameter. Coalport stamp in green to back and 'In Commemoration of Dr W.G. Grace's Century of Centuries 1866-1895 in blue. Registration number 'X.1662'. Rare. G/VG - cricket
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £470
Lot 629:
Lot 629
W.G. Grace c1896. Electroplated tulip vase cast with a figure of Grace standing with bat in front of a filigree tree in Art Nouveau style. Stamped 'W.W.H. & Co' (W.W. Harrison & Co, Sheffield) to base. 5.5" tall. Lacking glass flute. Missing one small branch from tree, otherwise G. cricket
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Lot 630:
W.G. Grace. Britannia potteries white glazed ceramic tankard with transfer printed image of Grace in batting pose. 4.5" tall. Sold with a rectangular dish with Grace in batting pose 5"x3.75", and an oval glass paperweight with Grace in similar pose 4"x2.75". Qty 3. G. cricket
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 631:
Lot 631
W.G. Grace. Cold cast bronze relief of Grace with bronze plaque 'W.G.' below. Makers stamp to verso 'First Impressions Antique Replica'. Limited edition no. 38/500. Framed overall 10"x8". G. cricket
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 632:
W.G. Grace door stop. Large and heavy cast iron door stop designed and cast by Peter Chasseaud in 1976 to mark the Centenary of Test cricket. Limited edition no. 22 of 75 castings. Limited edition label to verso signed by the artist, signature faded. Approx 24" tall. VG. cricket
Estimate: £200/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 633:
W.G. Grace. Royal Doulton china figure of W.G. Grace. Grace is depicted in batting mode wearing M.C.C. cap with bat raised about to drive. Approximately 9" tall. Limited edition 467/9500. 1995. In original box. VG. cricket
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100

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