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Signed Cricket Memorabilia

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

I have recently acquired three interesting Cricket autographs

Walter Hammond 1903 -1965 (Glos, England) played in eighty five Test Matches, he is regarded as one of the top five batsmen ever, cricket collectables associated with this legend of the golden era are scarce and always in demand.

Tour itineraries from Ashes Test Matches, hand signed letters, mono press photographs, signed cigarette cards are among the cricket memorabilia which come up for sale from time to time

Matches which are particularly collectable include

South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 24-27, 1927

Gloucestershire v Glamorgan 1930

Bodyline tour 1932/33

England v New Zealand 1st and 2nd Test, 1933*

England v Australia 1936/37

England v Australia 1946/47 when he captained the England team

Hammond originated from Kent though surprisingly chose Gloucestershire as his County side, his cricketing career spanned thirty one years between 1920 -1951 during which he made 50.000 runs and 167 centuries. He took 732 wickets at (30.5)

The following stats are supplied by cricinfo

Batting and fielding averages

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

100

50

6s

Ct

St

Tests

85

140

16

7249

336*

58.45

22

24

27

110

0

First-class

634

1005

104

50551

336*

56.10

167

185

820

3

Bowling averages

Mat

Inns

Balls

Runs

Wkts

BBI

BBM

Ave

Econ

SR

4w

5w

10

Tests

85

110

7969

3138

83

5/36

7/87

37.80

2.36

96.0

1

2

0

First-class

634

51579

22389

732

9/23

30.58

2.60

70.4

22

3

 

Gregor Mc Gregor (1869 – 1918) (Middlesex, England 1890 – 1907)

Test Cricketer and Scotland Rugby player, an interesting autograph that I don’t often come across, when it is available it is occasionally inserted into the preface of rugby union books, a good starting place is the book “Rugby football” (1896) as Mc Gregor contributed a chapter to the book it is very collectable

MacGregor  born in Scotland was educated at Uppingham and Cambridge

He kept wicket leading his County club Middlesex between 1898 – 1907, He played 8 Test matches t would be good find a  autograph from his Rugby days, Cambridge v Oxford 1889/90 and his Scotland international Rugby 1891 -96

I have a signed cricket postcard from England v Australia at the Oval 1890 and a completed scorecard from Old Trafford taken in 1893 at the third test

Bert Oldfield (1894 – 1976) Sydney, NSW, Aus

A wicket keeper of note Oldfield made his first class debut in 1919 playing his first test in 1920 against England at Sydney stumping the Engalnd captain “Boxer” Johnny Douglas in the 1st innings.

Oldfield represented Australia on 54 occasions scoring 1427 runs (22.6) he stumped a record 52 batsmen during his test career whilst taking 79 catches

He was named Wisden cricketer of the year in1927

I was fortunate to obtain a signed photograph from the 2nd test at Melbourne in the infamous 1932/33 Bodyline series, this was the preceding test to the unfortunate incident in the 3rd at Adelaide where Oldfield was rendered unconscious addressing a delivery from Harold Larwood, thankfully he was fit play in the 5th test.

Listed below are some career stats:

 

Batting and fielding averages

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

100

50

6s

Ct

St

Tests

54

80

17

1427

65*

22.65

0

4

1

78

52

First-class

245

315

57

6135

137

23.77

6

21

399

263

Cricinfo

 Tony Selby

 


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