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  • Striped blazers and Northamptonshire caps

    Posted on April 24, 2015 by Selby

    John and William Denton, Northamptonshire. Excellent sepia cabinet card of the Denton twins pictured standing side by side in striped blazers and Northamptonshire caps at Kettering. Photograph by E. Hawkins of Brighton.


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  • Ladies day at Canterbury early 1800s

    Posted on April 24, 2015 by Selby


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  • Not often we come across one of these at the right price!!!!

    Posted on April 17, 2015 by Selby

     

    £350
    Fretwork table tennis bat – unique wooden fretwork design table tennis bat with dark stained face and hard wood fret work grips (G) two different styles of bat intricate detailed designs to both bats a small crack to the top head of the flathead style bat otherwise both (G) (2) Note: an interesting style Fretwork is an interlaced decorative design that is carved from a solid background


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  • Posted on April 14, 2015 by Selby

    Great signed Jack Brabham Formula One racing photograph print driving a Brabham-Honda to victory with COA 35/50 and a signed Derek Bell & Jochen Mass photograph mf&g size 14” x 12” both in black and white and VG condition (2) Note: Sir Jack Brabham was an Australian racing driver winning the Formula One World Championship in 1959 1960 and 1966 and double Constructors’ Champion 1966 & 1967.The first driver to knighted for his services to motorsport.


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  • Guess who's back!!!!!

    Posted on April 12, 2015 by Selby

    Guess who's back - Kevin Pietersen scores fluent century on return to first-class cricket with Surrey

    England's record run-scorer gives reminder of his talents with century on first appearance for Surrey

    Kevin Pietersen has long divided opinion amongst followers of English cricket, but on his return to the first-class game today he gave a reminder of his enduring class.

    Having re-signed with Surrey, in order to regain his place in the England team, Pietersen made a typically flamboyant century in his first game of the county season against Oxford MCCU at The Parks in Oxford.

    Pietersen has not played for England since he was sacked by the English Cricket Board (ECB), following last winter's disastrous tour of Australia that ended in a whitewash for Alastair Cook's men.

    However, he may now have a route back into the side after the removal of his main opponent, Paul Downton - the former managing director of the ECB.

    Colin Graves, the incoming ECB chairman, is known to be a Pietersen supporter, having recently reached out to him over a potential return to England colours.

    Pietersen, England's all-time leading run-scorer, has given up contracts in the Indian Premier League and Caribbean Premier League in order to return to Surrey.

    And with Michael Vaughan, another avowed supporter, known to be a candidate to replace Downton, Pietersen's scorching early-season form could yet mean England are unable to leave him out.


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  • Oxford also won the men's race for the sixth time in eight years.

    Posted on April 12, 2015 by Selby

    Heavy favourites Oxford beat Cambridge to win the historic first staging of the Women's Boat Race on the same course and same day as the men.

    They finished six-and-a-half lengths ahead over the four-mile, 374-yard stretch from Putney Bridge to Chiswick Bridge in London on Saturday.

    The Dark Blues were half a length up after the first minute and pulled away ruthlessly to finish 19 seconds clear.

    Oxford also won the men's race for the sixth time in eight years.

    In doing so, president Constantine Louloudis became just the 15th man to triumph for a fourth time.

    But that achievement was eclipsed by the success of his female colleagues, who earned a seventh success in eight for Oxford in the 70th staging of the women's race.

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    Each of those previous victories were on a straight 2000m course at Henley rather than over a greater distance on the gruelling Tideway stretch of the River Thames.

    A prevailing wind against the tide added to the difficulty of the course, but Oxford were imperious as they finished in a time of 19 minutes 45 seconds.

    "It's a really special moment, something I've been working towards for three years," Oxford president Anastasia Chitty told BBC Sport.

    "It's even more special because so many women [have] not had this opportunity so its really humbling."

    Oxford, coached by Christine Wilson, had to be rescued by a lifeboatlast week after getting into difficulties while training in the choppy waters of the Thames.

    But, having won the toss and chosen the Surrey bank of the river, the lighter of the two crews mastered the testing conditions to claim a 12th triumph this century.

    It was their 29th victory in the 70 races since 1927 and added to the 40-second victory of Oxford's reserve boat on Friday.

    "We didn't get off to our best start and Oxford did," Cambridge president Caroline Reid told BBC Sport. "We rallied well, though, and I'm proud of them.

    "It was pretty horrendous around the halfway mark with the wind against the tide and some pretty high waves."

    Those conditions should have favoured the heavier Cambridge crew in the 161st men's race, but Louloudis stroked favourites Oxford to their 11th success since 2000, all under the stewardship of coach Sean Bowden.

    It was 23-year-old Louloudis' fourth win in five years, a run only disturbed by his absence in 2012 to focus on winning Olympic bronze for Great Britain in the men's eight.

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    "Going in the fourth time having not lost, I felt much more pressure especially as I was leading the guys," Louloudis told BBC Sport.

    "There were some pretty dark moments coming in but we dealt with it really well on the day. We stuck to our plan and executed a really good race."

    Oxford, racing with a special motif on their kit in tribute to former coach Daniel Topolski, made their decisive move around the halfway mark and finished in 17 minutes 35 seconds to win by six lengths.

    "It was 100% fair. It was very painful but they took us round the outside of Surrey and we couldn't respond," Cambridge president Alex Leichter told BBC Sport.

    The victory completed a clean sweep for Oxford, whose reserve crew Isis won by three lengths from Goldie, the Cambridge second string.

    Oxford beat Cambridge in the Boat RaceOxford's women had been kept apart from their reserve crew for five days because of illness fears

    Oxford beat Cambridge in the Boat RaceOxford were almost a kilo per rower lighter than Cambridge

    Oxford beat Cambridge in the Boat RaceThe Cambridge men won the toss but could not prevent Oxford streaking clear

    Oxford beat Cambridge in the Boat RaceThe Cambridge men won the toss but could not prevent Oxford streaking clear


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  • World Class signing for Somerset - Chris Gale Cricket Memorabilia

    Posted on March 24, 2015 by Selby

    A great signing for the already strong Somerset team, also good news for Cricket Collectables, West Indian left hand batsman Chris Gale (Captain 2007-10)  with 13 Twenty 20 centuries under his belt has signed for Somerset to play 6 matches this year in the Nat West T20s Gale is a charismatic and entertaining player highly regarded in world cricket, he has played in 103 Test matches, 268 one-day internationals and 45 T20’s for the West Indies since his debut in 1999. He has played 8 County Cricket for Worcestershire in 2005, ironically Worcestershire were relegated after Gayle made only one run in the final match against Lancashire.

    Cricket Collectables currently have 2 signed cricket bats autographed by Gale we hope to add to this throughout the coming season

    The timing of the move depends on his home team Royal Challengers Bangladore and there progression through the Indian league, it is hoped that Chris Gayle will make his Somerset debut at Taunton against Sussex on 22 May, or at latest the following week against Essex at the County ground Chelmsford.

    Gayle is the third Somerset signing for this seasons Twenty 20 , with Pakistan left arm seamer Sohail Tanvir having joining the team for the first half of the competition later to replaced by Kiwi Corey Anderson. Tanvir is an experienced international cricketer having played for Surrey in 2009 and Hampshire in 2013.

    Cricket memorabilia is always popular when associated with Somerset CC, in this case more so, we look forward to the coming season and big things from Taunton.

    Selby


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  • Cricket Memorabilia from the Kiwi vs Windies, Quarter-Final at the Westpac Stadium NZ

    Posted on March 22, 2015 by Selby

    Jason Holder the West Indies Skipper is convinced it was his teams apparent inability to bowl Yorkers that led to a 143 run against New Zealand in the ICC World Cup

    Cricket Memorabilia from the match is now available including a team signed cricket bat and several items of tour paraphernalia,  brochures and itineraries ‘autographed by the Tourists and the home side.

    Having lost the toss on Saturday at the Westpac stadium Wellington the tourists did well to keep the Kiwi score at 89 runs for 2 wickets from 16 overs, after that it all went wrong Kiwi opener Martin Guptill who was dropped by Marlon Samuels carried on to make a record breaking One Day Cricket score of 237 off 163 deliveries as the team scored 393 for 6 wickets. The West Indies were bowled out in 183 balls for 250 runs largely due to Trent Boults’ 4 wickets for 44 runs.

    The semi-final in Auckland on Tuesday against SA looks like another interesting match for Cricket Collectables who have arranged a number of signings and hope to combine a good days cricket with some great Memorabilia

    Selby


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  • Posted on March 13, 2015 by Selby

    Cricket Annual: Noted Australian Cricketers'. Clarence Moody. Adelaide 1898. The six original monthly issues, Parts no.1 to no.6. Each with original wrappers. Rare in this individual issue form


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  • Posted on March 13, 2015 by Selby


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