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Posted on April 17, 2012 by Selby There have been 0 comments

 


Cricket Memorabilia – Sutcliffe and Hobbs Legendary Opening Batsmen – Caps, Tour Collectables Signed Autographs, Scorecards, Sepia Press Photos are sought after by fans and collectors.

Herbert Sutcliffe (1894 – 1978) was born in North Yorkshire, a professional Cricketer he played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club and England, a right hand opening batsman his first class career began with end of WW1 and continued until the start of the second World War which interrupted International Cricket in 1939.

At the age of 13 Sutcliffe had begun playing local League Cricket for the Pudsey Brittania Club, at 17 his talents and powerful drive had come to the attention of Yorkshire CCC, after a trial in the nets he was invited to play for the 2nd eleven, following some notable success in the Bradford league his promising start was put hold as he enlisted for Military service. Having played some Cricket during the War, it was not until 1919 that he made his First Class debut in a Yorks v Glos County Match at the Spa Gloucester, batting number 6 he was caught by Alfred Dipper (one test Eng v Aus 1921) for 11 runs.

In 1919 Sutcliffe had a double first against Northampton in a County Championship match, when he opened the batting with Holmes, scored his maiden century in first class cricket and put on a 279 first wicket stand, his contribution was 145 runs before being caught off John Seymour by the Northants skipper Joseph Beasley. Holmes and Sutcliffe continued as the opening pair scoring five centuries each, including a 174 (c Lionel Hedges, b Tich Freeman) for Sutcliffe against Kent at Dover.

First Class Matches played by Sutcliffe which are of particular interest to me as a collector of Cricket Memorabilia are usually ones associated with memorable events I have listed below a few that I am personally interested in:

Early day’s pre 1919 in the Bradford League with Pudsey Britannia, Yorks.

Northampton v Yorkshire (1st innings at Northampton) 1919.

Kent v Yorkshire (1st innings at Crabble Athletic Ground Dover) 1919.

Surrey v Yorkshire, 1st innings (232) at the Oval 1922.

England v South Africa at Edgbaston 1924.

England v Australia tour 1924/25.

Yorkshire v Middlesex 1st innings (235) at Headingley 1925.

The Holmes and Sutcliffe private tour of India Ceylon 1930/31.

Essex v Yorkshire 1st inning (313) bowled by Eastman at the County ground Leyton 1932.

Bodyline series 1932/33, 1st innings at Sydney (194) any bodyline series is very collectable.

Plus many more First Class Matches of note.

Sutcliffe made his Test debut in 1924 against South Africa at Edgbaston opening the innings with his nemesis Jack Hobbs, they achieved a partnership of 136 in the 1st innings and 268 in the 2nd Test at Lords.

Cricket Memorabilia featuring both Sutcliffe and Hobbs is always sought after.

Listed below are some statistics to demonstrate Sutcliffe’s outstanding achievements

Statistics supplied by Cricinfo.

Batting and fielding averages

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

100

50

6s

Ct

St

Tests

54

84

9

4555

194

60.73

16

23

6

23

0

First-class

754

1098

124

50670

313

52.02

151

230

474

0

Bowling averages

Mat

Inns

Balls

Runs

Wkts

BBI

BBM

Ave

Econ

SR

4w

5w

10

Tests

54

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

First-class

754

993

563

14

3/15

40.21

3.40

70.9

0

0

Espncricinfo.com  

Sutcliffe became a Test selector and was an active member of the Yorkshire Committee following his retirement.

Yorkshire CCC named the Sutcliffe gates at Headingley in honour of their Legendary opening batsman. He was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Tony Selby

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