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Gary Sobers Cricket Memorabilia

Posted on October 28, 2011 by Selby There have been 1 comment(s)

Sir Gary Sobers cricket memorabilia is not prolific and therefore rarely available, memorabilia from the occasion when in First Class cricket he hit six sixes in a single six ball over from six consecutive deliveries in the Notts Glamorgan classic at Swansea would be a welcome addition to any collectors portfolio the unfortunate bowler Malcolm Nash.
Sobers received his belated knighthood in 1976 for his services to cricket. As an all-rounder cricketer he really does epitomise the skills of bowling batting and fielding, born in Barbados home to the Kensington Oval in the West Indies regarded by many as the (Caribbean mecca of cricket)
It is amazing to think that in those days that as a retired club professional a cricketer of that era attached to English club would receive around 500£ a season and a small match day bonus it certainly put cricket memorabilia and autograph fee into perspective In the modern commercial world.
He showed flair for the usual Caribbean sports cricket football and basketball but decided at his youthful age to concentrate his attentions on the Kent St Philip cricket club which played in the Barbados Cricket League as a Barbadian it seemed the natural thing to do. He developed his skills as a left arm spin to fast medium bowler/ with the bat he was renowned for a huge range of strokes his speciality a brilliant square cut
Made his first class appearance in 1953 aged 16 his test debut was to be the following year versus England in Kingston Jamaica.
Cricket Collectables have a selection of memorabilia associated with this era.
Tony Selby

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