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Body line series hand signed cricket memorabilia

Posted on August 17, 2011 by Selby There have been 1 comment(s)

There is only a limited amount of hand signed cricket memorabilia available depicting the 1932/33 Australian test series, famous for “fast leg theory.” This is the series where captain Jardine is said to have advised bowlers Larwood and Voce to adapt to a bodyline style of delivery. The objective of this was to contain Bradman’s skilful runmaking on the hard fast Australian bowling surfaces.

Under these playing conditions Bradman still achieved an enviable average of 56.5 .

I was fortunate to purchase an excellent example of cricket memorabilia, from the series recently at Knights sporting auctions.

M.C.C. tour of Australia (Bodyline) 1932/33. Large and original mono action photograph from the 1st Test match played at Sydney on the 2nd-7th December 1932. The photograph shows 'Sutcliffe, when 43, played one from O'Reilly on to his wicket without dislodging the bails. Note the amazement of McCabe and Oldfield as the ball trickles away from the middle stumps'. The photograph, by 'Kodak', with title to top border 'Ist Test' and title to lower border. Excellent image. The photograph measures 15.5"x12.5", framed and glazed, overall 22"x21". Good/ very good condition. Very rare in this larger format



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