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Posted on May 12, 2012 by Selby There have been 0 comments

 


 

England v Australia 1932/33 Bodyline series, Cricket Memorabilia.

Signed Cricket Bats which have survived the infamous Australia v England Bodyline Series 1932/33 are highly sought after as Cricket Collectables, match used bats which are signed by both teams are especially in demand as they are considered rare.

When collecting signed cricket bats it can be useful to specialise in specific areas say Test Cricket, First Class Matches, Ashes series. Pre-war and post war etc. I try to concentrate on pre-war,  assembling a pre-war collection can be expensive and time consuming yet at the same time a very enjoyable and rewarding experience.

It is fact that some cricketers were always more prolific when it came to Autographs and if approached at Cricket grounds from Lords to the Kensington Oval Barbados would happily oblige fans, an example would be Don Bradman arguably the greatest cricketer of all who would readily provide his autograph whereas Sid Barnes has rarely put pen to willow and when he did it was often stamped

It stands to reason that when a cricketer is no longer with us his legacy to the enthusiast is his autograph, there can only be so many examples before the rarity aspect play its part.

With some effort the Cricket Enthusiast can follow auctions and sales around the world make notes and compile lists of signatories with a rarity value.   Often sought after individual Cricket Bat autographs are found as part of a team signing, these cricket bats especially when signed by both sides, possibly with Umpires and Manager s included can be great buys, I personally try to concentrate on Pre-War Ashes Matches, England v West Indies, India, South Africa and New Zealand plus some of the County Championship Clubs, where many of the legendary test player’s have emanated from, in my collection I have examples of Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, MCC, Sussex, Surrey, Worcester, Lancashire and Yorkshire autographed match used bats

It is important that Autographed Cricket bats are related to memorable events, legendary players and successful teams this is why there is so much demand for Ashes test match memorabilia.

I am currently interested in autographs and Cricket Memorabilia associated with the 1932/33 Bodyline series.

Signed Cricket Bats which have recently come available from private collections or sales include rare examples from the England v Australia series 1932/33.(note Bradman was missing in the 1st Test at Sydney due to illness) Below is a detailed list of matches played during the series compiled by cricinfo

 

Fri Oct 21 - Mon Oct 24 Western Australia v Marylebone Cricket Club
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
Thu Oct 27 - Sat Oct 29 Australian XI v Marylebone Cricket Club
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
Fri Nov 4 - Tue Nov 8 South Australia v Marylebone Cricket Club
Adelaide Oval
Fri Nov 11 - Mon Nov 14 Victoria v Marylebone Cricket Club
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Fri Nov 18 - Tue Nov 22 Australian XI v Marylebone Cricket Club
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Fri Nov 25 - Tue Nov 29 New South Wales v Marylebone Cricket Club
Sydney Cricket Ground
Fri Dec 2 - Wed Dec 7 1st Test - Australia v England
Sydney Cricket Ground
Fri Dec 16 - Mon Dec 19 Tasmania v Marylebone Cricket Club
North Tasmania Cricket Association Ground, Launceston
Fri Dec 23 - Mon Dec 26 Tasmania v Marylebone Cricket Club
Tasmania Cricket Association Ground, Hobart
Fri Dec 30 - Tue Jan 3 2nd Test - Australia v England
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Fri Jan 13 - Thu Jan 19 3rd Test - Australia v England
Adelaide Oval
Thu Jan 26 - Sat Jan 28 New South Wales v Marylebone Cricket Club
Sydney Cricket Ground
Wed Feb 1 - Thu Feb 2 Queensland Country v Marylebone Cricket Club
Showground, Toowoomba
Sat Feb 4 - Tue Feb 7 Queensland v Marylebone Cricket Club
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
Fri Feb 10 - Thu Feb 16 4th Test - Australia v England
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
Sat Feb 18 - Tue Feb 21 Northern New South Wales v Marylebone Cricket Club
No 1 Sports Ground, Newcastle
Thu Feb 23 - Tue Feb 28 5th Test - Australia v England
Sydney Cricket Ground
Fri Mar 3 - Tue Mar 7 Victoria v Marylebone Cricket Club
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Fri Mar 10 - Tue Mar 14 South Australia v Marylebone Cricket Club
Adelaide Oval  Compiled by cricinfo

Any cricket memorabilia associated with this series will always be in demand by collectors and fans alike.

Modern day signed Cricket bats are far more readily available, it has become popular for Test Cricketer to carry out signings where a large number of bats may be autographed in one session many used for charitable purposes, these bats can make great additions to a portfolio and in time will increase in rarity value however for the moment I am sticking with seeking out the pre-war and early to mid-fifties examples.

Good luck with your collecting

Let me know how you get on??

Tony Selby

Cricket Memorabilia

 

 

 


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