Items From The Collection Of Leo Harrison (Hampshire 1939-1966)

Leo Harrison was a right-hand bat and wicketkeeper who made his first-class debut in 1939 aged 17. He played 396 matches for Hampshire, scoring 8,854 runs at an average of 17.49. His career highest score was 153. In all, he scored 6 centuries. An outstanding fielder, after the War he became Hampshire's first choice wicketkeeper taking a total of 573 catches and 103 stumpings despite poor eyesight which required him to play in glasses, and was a member of the Hampshire side that won the County Championship for the first time in 1961. His final match for Hampshire was in 1966 making him the last professional player from the pre-War years to play first-class cricket after the War. In the 1960s he took up coaching positions in Argentina and Rhodesia, as well as at Hampshire. Harrison was a close friend of John Arlott who described him as "Honest as the day and a trier to the last gasp himself, he finds it hard to forgive anything which is not straight, or any cricket played with less than full effort. Know Leo Harrison and you must trust him and like him".

Lot 465:
Lot 465
'M.C.C. Tour in Australia. Warner's Team 1911-12'. Edited by F. Neville Piggott. London 1912. Original pictorial wrappers. 28pp. Rusting to staples, minor wear, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £160
Lot 466:
Lot 466
Scottish cricket. 'Rowans Cricket Guide'1933. Original limp pictorial cloth covers. Wear and staining to covers, breaking to page block, otherwise in fair condition. Sold with Forsyth's Scottish Cricket Record 1952. Original pictorial covers. Some soiling to covers otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 467:
Lot 467
'The Art of Cricket'. Don Bradman. London 1958. 'Autographed copy' with original label laid down to front end paper, signed by Bradman, in good condition with a good original dustwrapper
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
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Lot 468
'Eton v Harrow at Lords'. Edited by Sir Home Gordon. London 1926. Eton limited edition of 325 copies, this being number 164. Original decorative covers. Owner's name, 'W.H. Patterson 1926' handwritten in ink to verso of limitation page. Some wear to covers and fading to spine, internally in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
William Henry Patterson attended Harrow School and played in the drawn match v Eton at Lord's in 1877 having had his cricket kit stolen while travelling to Lord's by carriage. He subsequently played first class cricket for Oxford University and Kent 1880-1900, and was joint captain of Kent 1890-1893. He was later President of Kent C.C.C. and served on the M.C.C. committee
Lot 469:
Lot 469
'Stoddy's Mission. The First Great Test Series 1894-1895'. David Frith. New South Wales 1994. Limited edition of 100 books produced, this being number 10, signed by Frith to the title page, and also with dedication to front endpaper. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 470:
Lot 470
Cricket books. Two boxes of cricket books, brochures, tour guides, programmes etc, some limited editions and signed. Limited editions include six issues of 'Innings Complete' by Philip Paine, volumes 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, published 2000-2007, all signed by Paine. Other signed titles include 'Batting', Herbert Sutcliffe, London 1937, nicely signed in pencil to the front endpaper by Sutcliffe. 'Caught Australia, Bowled England. A cricket slave's complex story'. David Frith, London 1997. Signed in ink with dedication by Frith to title page. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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Arthur Morton. Derbyshire 1903-1926. 'Souvenir (of Arthur Morton's Benefit)'. Printed and published by David S. Butler Ltd, Derby 1924. 16pp of photograph portraits of Derbyshire cricketers and advertisements, with a printed page insert appealing for membership. Bound in grey cloth boards. Some staining to boards and slight splitting to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £90
Lot 472:
Lot 472
Bradford Cricket League 1921-1947. Nine official guides for the 1921, 1922, 1924-1926, 1928, 1932, 1936 and 1937 seasons listing officials, fixtures, accounts, records, league rules, advertisements etc. Pencil annotations to rear cover. Some wear to the 1921, odd faults, rusting to staples otherwise in good/ very good condition. Sold with three official handbooks of the Lancashire Cricket League 1938, 1939 and 1940, and a Yorkshire Sports Cricket Annual 1922. Qty 13. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 473:
Lot 473
Alfred Percy 'Tich' Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. Seasons 1928 -1936. A selection of seven official scorecards illustrating the extraordinary bowling feats of Freeman during the period 1928-1936 seasons. The scorecards are for matches where he took seven wickets or more in a match. Middlesex v Kent 1928 (7 wickets in the match), Essex v Kent 1928 (12 wickets), Middlesex v Kent 1929 (8 wickets), Essex v Kent 1930 (16 wickets including all ten in Essex's first innings), Essex v Kent 1932 (10 wickets), Middlesex v Kent 1933 (15 wickets) and Middlesex v Kent 1936, Freeman's last County Championship match. Printed and handwritten details, some fold otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £300
Freeman ended his first-class playing career with a total of 3776 wickets at an average of 18.42. His wicket tally is second only to Wilfred Rhodes (4204 wickets) who played almost twice as many matches. Freeman's best figures in an innings were 10 wickets for 53 runs, achieved in the match v Essex at Southend-on-Sea in 1930. In his final appearance in 1936, Freeman reached 3150 wickets in the County Championship when taking his first wicket of the Middlesex innings
Lot 474:
Lot 474
Alfred Percy 'Tich' Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. 'M.C.C. Australian Tour 1928-29'. Large official mono photograph of the M.C.C. touring team to Australia, seated and standing in rows, wearing tour blazers. The photograph laid down to official photographers mount with title to top border and players names neatly handwritten in ink to lower border. Players include A.P.F. 'Percy' Chapman (Captain), Toone (Manager) White, Jardine, Hobbs, Ames, Leyland, Larwood. Duckworth, Mead, Tate, Freeman, Hammond, Ames, Staples, Toone (Manager), Sutcliffe etc. Framed and glazed, in original frame. The photograph measures 23"x19" overall. Very minor surface mark to image otherwise in good/very good condition. The back of the frame marked 'A.P.F.' in pencil. Presumably this was Tich Freeman's copy of the tour photograph
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
England won the series by four Tests to one
Lot 475:
Lot 475
Alfred Percy 'Tich' Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. Small silver boomerang presented to Freeman whilst on the M.C.C. tour of Australia in 1928/29 '. The boomerang with inscription to face 'Australia 1928. A.P. Freeman' with an unknown yellow enamel crest to centre with the letter/initials 'M.M.C.'. Marked to back 'Sterling Silver, Angus & Coote, Sydney. Very good condition. Previously sold as part of lot 295 in the Phillips sale of October 1996
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
Lot 476:
Lot 476
Alfred Percy 'Tich' Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. 'Essex County Senior Challenge Cup. 1909-10'. Nine carat gold football medal awarded to Freeman. The gold and enamel medal with Essex emblem to centre with title to circular border with crown to top and filigree style decoration to edge. To verso is stamped 'A.P. Freeman'. Hallmarked Birmingham 1909. Made by Vaughton & Sons, Birmingham. The medal is attached to a heavy 9 carat gold (watch?) chain. The overall gold weight is 35g. Very good condition. Previously sold as part of lot 294 in the Phillips sale of October 1996
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £240
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Kent cricket photographs 1902/03. A dark green leather photograph album with owner's name 'Kathleen M. Hilton 1902' of Harbledown, Kent, to front endpaper. The family album comprises over thirty cricket-related photographs including seven relating to the Australian tour match played at Canterbury, 21st-23rd August 1902, which the Australians won by 89 runs. One photograph has a caption in pencil 'Australians arriving at Pavilion taken from a window above'. Other photographs relate to Canterbury Cricket Week with Kent playing Essex, 4th-6th August (match drawn) and Surrey, 7th-9th August 1902, which Kent won by an innings and 191 runs. Kent players featured include J.R. Mason, S.H. Day, E.W. Dillon, R.N.R. Blaker, C.J. Burnup etc. One photograph shows the spectators on the pitch 'singing "God Save the King" outside pavilion, Coronation Day Aug 9th'. Also included are three photographs for 'Ladies v Gentlemen, Harbledown, July 8th 1902', including the captains tossing for innings and the Ladies team going out to field. Pencil inscriptions record the 'Ladies score 115' and 'Gentlemen's score 59'. Others include cricket matches against local cricket clubs. Some pages detached, spine paper partly detached with worm holes. The photographs in generally good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £550
The village of Harbledown is located west of Canterbury. One of the earliest recorded references to cricket relates to the Puritan clergyman, Richard Culmer, who served as curate in Harbledown and in 1640 publicly denounced cricket describing it as 'profane', especially if played on a Sunday
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William Howard Vernon 'Hopper' Levett. Kent & England 1930-1947. A collection of twenty three mono press and other photographs featuring Levett and from his own collection. Photographs of teams include the Gentlemen XI for the matches v Players at Lord's 1931 and 1932, both captained by Douglas Jardine. Action photographs include Levett losing his middle stump for Kent v Hampshire 1936, keeping wicket v Gloucestershire 1936, Middlesex v Kent 1934 etc. Also a nice mono photograph of Levett in wicket keeping pose by Albert Wilkes & Son, West Bromwich etc. Some nice images. 11.5"x9.5" and smaller. Part of this lot was previously sold as lot 244 in the Mervyn Carey sale of Levett's collection, 14th May 1997. Odd faults to some photographs, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £160
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Kent C.C.C. 1920s/1980s. Sixteen original sepia and mono press photographs of Kent cricketers in match action, coaching, portraits, teams etc, each signed by the featured player(s). Signatures include Les Ames (two signatures), Fred Ridgway, Doug Wright, Frank Woolley, Godfrey Evans, Colin Cowdrey, Brian Luckhurst, Asif Iqbal, Chris Tavare etc. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. Some wear and tear to the earlier photographs, otherwise G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £200

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