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  • Len Hutton Cricket Memorabilia

    Posted on April 21, 2012 by Selby

     



    Len Hutton Cricket Memorabilia, signed photos, scorecards, caps, tour brochures, dinner menus – Cricket Legend – 364 at The Oval.

    Len Hutton Cricket Memorabilia is something every Cricketana enthusiast requires in his portfolio, there are many good examples available, completed scorecards, autographed photographs, Test information, tour brochures, match tickets, official Christmas cards and signed Cricket ephemera

    Len Hutton (1916 – 1990),  as most people know was an English Cricketer a Test Captain who played for his home County Yorkshire, he became a household name in the 1940s due to  his exceptional Cricket talents which captivated the public in both pre and post war eras.

    During his First Class career Len Hutton scored 40140 runs (55.51) he notched up 129 centuries and on eleven occasions scored more than 200 runs.

    Hutton was born in Pudsey a market town in West Yorkshire, coming from a Cricketing family he had shown an early interest in the game, when he was 13 he was encouraged to join the Pudsey St Lawrence Cricket Club, his father Henry had played for them in the Bradford League. He played his first match in the second eleven at 12 and when he was 16 he was selected for the 1st eleven, his all-round abilities soon came to the attention of Yorkshire CCC, where he made his First Class debut for Yorkshire the following year in 1934.

    These early matches are of particular interest to Collectors; It is often the case that Collectors specialise in specific areas of Cricket i.e. Tests, County, Ashes or whatever, they may concentrate on Pre-war or Post war my personal interest is generally memorable Pre-war Cricket, not necessarily the player himself often the team factor of the match he is playing in, accordingly I have listed some Len Hutton examples below:

    1934 Worcestershire v Yorkshire Championship match at the County Ground, Hutton opening the batting with fellow professional Wilf Barber, in the 1st innings, Hutton scored 196 runs before being bowled by Reg Perks. Yorkshire won by 10 wickets.

    1935 Yorkshire v Middlesex at Headingley, Hutton opened the batting with Herbert Sutcliffe, Hutton scored 131 in the 1st innings, caught by George Hart. Yorkshire won by an innings and 82 runs.

    1937 Yorkshire v Derbyshire at Bramall Lane opening the batting with Sutcliffe, Hutton scored 271 runs not out. Yorkshire won by an innings and 99 runs.

    1937 Yorkshire v Leicestershire at the Circle, Hutton opened the batting with Sutcliffe in a partnership of 315, Hutton scored 153.

    1937 Leicestershire v Yorkshire at Aylestone rd, Hutton took 10 wickets, 4 in the 1st innings 6 in the second which was his best ever bowling performance. This match is unique in that with Hutton collectors often concentrate on batting events

    In 1937 Hutton made his Test debut against New Zealand at Lords, opening the 1st innings he scored his maiden century (100 runs exactly, bowled by Giff Vivian, caught Dunning) in the second innings he made 14 and was this time caught by Giff Vivian. England won by 130 runs.

    1938 England v Australia at Trent Bridge opening with Charlie Barnett the pair put on 219; Hutton scored 100, lbw Fleetwood – Smith.

    1938 England v Australia at the Oval, opener Hutton scored 364 in the 1st innings caught Hassett bowled O’Reilly. His time spent at the wicket was13 hours a record at that time.

    In 1938/39 Hutton toured South Africa which would not hold the same appeal for Collectors as the previous Ashes series. This was the last series prior to the war which brought an end to international cricket for next few years.

    All the matches listed above are very collectable as are a few which are omitted. It should be emphasised that Hutton Memorabilia is collectable irrespective of an event; the quality of the event enhances the item.

    Below are some statistics source cricketarchive.com which demonstrate the outstanding achievements of Len Hutton.

    Personal information

    Full name

    Sir Leonard Hutton

    Born

    23 June 1916
    FulneckPudsey, England

    Died

    6 September 1990 (aged 74)
    Kingston-upon-Thames, England

    Batting style

    Right-hand

    Bowling style

    Right-arm leg break

    Role

    Opener

    International information

    National side

    England

    Test debut (cap 603)

    26 June 1937 v New Zealand

    Last Test

    25 March 1955 v New Zealand

    Domestic team information

    Years

    Team

    1938–1960 MCC
    1934–1955 Yorkshire

    Career statistics

    Competition

    Test

    FC

    Matches

    79 513

    Runs scored

    6971 40140

    Batting average

    56.67 55.51

    100s/50s

    19/33 129/179

    Top score

    364 364

    Balls bowled

    260 9740

    Wickets

    3 173

    Bowling average

    77.33 29.51

    5 wickets in innings

     – 4

    10 wickets in match

     – 1

    Best bowling

    1/2 6/76

    Catches/stumpings

    57/– 401/–

    Source: cricketarchive.com, 14 August 2007

     

    Sir Leonard Hutton was made a Test selector in 1975/76

    President of Yorkshire CCC 1989 -1990

    Knighted for his services to Cricket 1956

     

    Tony Selby

    Cricket Memorabilia


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  • Denis Compton Cricket Memorabilia

    Posted on April 20, 2012 by Selby

     


    Cricket Memorabilia – Bats, Caps, Scorecards, Autographs, Photos, Compton scored over 123 first class centuries took 622 wickets and in the field was responsible for 416 batsmen returning to the pavilion.

    Compton (MiddlesexEngland) was a dashing right hand bat whose Cricket was followed ball by ball by a legion of admirer’s both at the ground and over the airwaves. In 1947 alone he scored 3816 first class runs at an enviable average of 91 runs included 18 highly entertaining centuries.

    Denis Compton (1918 – 1997) Professional Footballer, England Cricketer, He was a right hand bat and slow left arm bowler he became a household name soon after the war when he was one of a number of select Cricketers who put the spark back into the game, something that had been missing since International Cricket was put on hold in 1939.

    Compton was born in Hendon UK, as a schoolboy he played for North London Schools against South London Schools at Lords making 88 runs. Following more early successes he joined the Lords ground staff in 1933 playing his first match for Middlesex just three years later.

    When collecting Rare Autographs and Cricket Memorabilia it is important to associate the item to a memorable event and personality, early matches which Compton took part in are of particular significance especially Test Matches played against Australia, however one can never discount items collected at any time of a legends sports career. From my point of view I tend to see Memorabilia as either Pre-war or Post war, it can be a good idea to concentrate in one area such as this. Often when collecting items associated with persons who were not prolific signers, it is a case of sourcing what is available and making a small adjustment in value dependant on the event.

    Condition of Collectables is important but one must be realistic, Caps, Bats, Balls, Blazers and equipment which are match worn should look match worn, scorecards, team sheets, tour brochures, postcards and cricket ephemera must be considered by age. autographs for example are unlightly to deteriorate with age so should be in good condition, whereas a wartime Wisden editon the original paper wrappers may well show signs of wear, it will have been extensively read and maybe handed down from previous generations so again judgement should be used in considering condition. .

    Below I have briefly noted some early very Collectable Dennis Compton matches.

    Compton made his Test debut (with Cyril Washbrook) in 1937 against New Zealand at the Oval batting at no 4, he scored 64 before being run out, the second highest score behind Joe Hardstaff jnr (103) he was credited with taking 3 wickets in the 2nd innings, the match resulted in a draw. During the 1937 season Compton made 1981 runs in First Class Cricket.

    He was selected to play against Australia in 1938 and he made 102 runs in the 1st test at Trent Bridge an inning which saw 3 England centuries (Hutton, Paynter, Compton) in spite of Compton catching Stan McCabe on 232, the match ended in a draw.

    He scored 76 not out in the 2nd test (2nd innings) at Lords, 3rd test abandoned, 4th test at Leeds not so good, same at the Oval where Len Hutton opened the batting and scored an amazing 364, Joe Hardstaff jnr (169 not out, Maurice Leyland 187), the 4 match test series ended in a draw against a seemingly strong Australian side.

    Compton missed the 1939 tour to South Africa playing football instead however he was back in action playing the touring West Indies in 1939. In the first test, 1st innings at Lords he scored 120 whilst opener Len Hutton scored 196. The second test at Old Trafford produced no significant Compton event as per the third test at the Oval, England won the three series 1-0. I actually have a hand signed photograph of Compton taken at Lords this photograph would be significant as it was the only century he made in the series and by far his highest score. (He put on a 248 stand with Len Hutton in a 2 hour 10 minute spell) a signed photo of both Hutton and Compton from the same event would be very collectable.

    Pre-war test matches make for excellent Cricket Memorabilia, the ones mentioned above would be extremely collectable.

    With the start of WW2 Compton joined the Army, stationed initially in Sussex, which enabled him to enjoy occasional weekend Cricket and Football. .

    Compton pursued both Cricket and Football up to and after the war, he was having to juggle his commitments to both sports. As a professional footballer Compton had joined Arsenal in 1932 and made his league debut against Derby in 1936, playing on the left wing. He played a number of games for the Army during WW2 also winning two International caps.

    In 1950 Compton helped Arsenal to an FA victory winning the Cup from Liverpool.

    During his years with Arsenal Compton played 60 matches scoring 16 goals he retired from football in 1950.

    I have listed below some First Class Cricket statistics which demonstrate what a talented cricketer Denis Compton was:

    Source: Cricinfo, 23 April 1997

    Full name

    Denis Charles Scott Compton

    Born

    23 May 1918
    HendonMiddlesexEngland

    Died

    23 April 1997 (aged 78)
    Windsor, BerkshireEngland

    Height

    5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

    Batting style

    Right-handed

    Bowling style

    Slow left-arm chinamen

    International information

    National side

    England

    Test debut (cap 297)

    14 August 1937 v New Zealand

    Last Test

    5 March 1957 v South Africa

    Domestic team information

    Years

    Team

    1936–1964 MCC
    1936–1958 Middlesex
    1944/45 – 1945/46 Europeans (India)
    1944/45 Holkar

    Career statistics

    Competition

    Test

    FC

    Matches

    78 515

    Runs scored

    5807 38942

    Batting average

    50.06 51.85

    100s/50s

    17/28 123/183

    Top score

    278 300

    Balls bowled

    2710 36640

    Wickets

    25 622

    Bowling average

    56.40 32.27

    5 wickets in innings

    1 19

    10 wickets in match

    0 3

    Best bowling

    5/70 7/36

    Catches/stumpings

    49/– 416/–

    Source: Cricinfo, 23 April 1997

     

    Denis Compton’s First Class Cricket career ended in 1958, he entered the world of social media as a Journalist writing for the Sunday Express and as a popular Commentator on the BBC.

    Denis Compton was named Wisden Cricketer of the year in 1939.

    He was awarded the CBE in 1958 and was elected President of Middlesex CCC in 1991.

    He has a Cricket ground named after him at the Shenley Cricket Centre in Radlett Herts which he opened in the summer of 1997 “The Denis Compton Oval”, ironically the ground was originally designed by WG Grace, it also has a splendid nineteenth century pavilion. Well worth a visit!!

    Good luck with your collecting.

    Let me know how you get on?

    Tony Selby

    Cricket Memorabilia


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  • Herbert Sutcliffe Cricket Memorabilia

    Posted on April 17, 2012 by Selby

     


    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

    Cricket Memorabilia

     


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  • Gubby Allen Cricket Memorabilia

    Posted on April 16, 2012 by Selby

     


    Bodyline Series – Gubby Allen took 21 wickets bowling a length against Jardines wishes. Cricket Memorabilia from the bodyline 1932/33 is always sought after by collectors.

    Sir George “Gubby”(1902 – 1989) Allen captained England on three occasions, a fast bowler, excellent in the field and he would hit the odd century in Test Cricket as a lower order batsman.

    Gubby took part in 265 matches scoring 9.232 runs (28.67) he bowled the opposition out on his own on nine occasions taking 131 catches. He scored 750 test runs and took 81 test wickets.

    He captained England against India, West Indies and Australia.

    Gubby played a big part in the welfare and development of English Cricket following the end of WW2 giving much of his time to the MCC as chairman of the selectors from 1955 – 1963, President of the MCC in 1964/64, Treasurer of the MCC 1964 – 1976.

    Gubby was born in Sydney in 1902 into a cricketing family (his uncle RC Allen played for Australia), moving at six years old to England, Gubby was educated at Eton College and Trinity Cambridge, he played cricket for Cambridge, Middlesex, MCC and England.

    As a collector of Cricket Memorabilia I find that the more memorable the event that the item is associated with the more collectable it becomes. Whilst I have number of Gubby Allen items, Autographs, signed photographs, signed completed scorecards, some tour memorabilia and a signed match used cricket bat events which I would like in my collection the following:

    England v New Zealand 1931 (8th wicket partner of 246) caught Lowry bowled Weir for 122 runs.

    England v Australia 1932/33 Bodyline series (21 wickets)

    Middlesex v Lancs at Lords 1929. (10/40)

     

    After his retirement he lived in an MCC house on the edge of Lords cricket ground which was administered by Lords grounds staff, fittingly his garden gate   led directly into the ground from where it was a short walk to the pavilion for which he held his own key.

    The famous Allen Stand at Lords which was formerly the oddly named Q stand, was named after Gubby in 1989

    He was awarded the CBE for his services to cricket 1974

    He was knighted in 1986

    Listed below are set of statistics supplied by

    Batting and fielding averages

    Mat

    Inns

    NO

    Runs

    HS

    Ave

    100

    50

    6s

    Ct

    St

    Tests

    25

    33

    2

    750

    122

    24.19

    1

    3

    2

    20

    0

    First-class

    265

    376

    54

    9233

    180

    28.67

    11

    47

    131

    0

    Bowling averages

    Mat

    Inns

    Balls

    Runs

    Wkts

    BBI

    BBM

    Ave

    Econ

    SR

    4w

    5w

    10

    Tests

    25

    45

    4386

    2379

    81

    7/80

    10/78

    29.37

    3.25

    54.1

    3

    5

    1

    First-class

    265

    36180

    17518

    788

    10/40

    22.23

    2.90

    45.9

    48

    9

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/player/8515.html 

    Good luck with your collecting.

    Let me know how you get on??

     

    Tony Selby

    Cricket Memorabilia


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  • Jack Hobbs Cricket Memorabilia

    Posted on April 15, 2012 by Selby

     


    Cricket Memorabilia is in high demand - Jack Hobbs scored  61.760 first class runs – Centuries 199 –That’s why he was named The Master.

    Jack Hobbs (1882 – 1963) was a prolific run maker, a right hand bat and medium pace bowler; he was regarded as the complete all round Cricketer.

    Hobbs hails from Cambridge UK, he followed his father in his love of Cricket, in 1901 he began playing in local competition matches as an amateur for Cambridgeshire. He was offered a trial with Surrey in 1903 where he began to make his mark playing with the Colts and Club and Ground sides, his batting and bowling merited a mention in the following years Cricketers Almanac.

    Hobbs made his debut for Surrey in 1905 and in First Class matches that season he scored 1317 (25.82) runs including a couple of centuries.

    During  1907 a second innings score of  150 not out at the Oval,  in a County  Championship match against Warwickshire, meant the MCC could ignore him no longer and he was selected for the forthcoming MCC v Australia tour making his Test debut on New Year’s  day at Melbourne averaging 43.14 in Tests and 41.71 in first class matches. These early averages were the benchmark for the future.

    Jack Hobbs cricket memorabilia is not especially rare as he was always popular and attentive to fans, however no collection is complete without a least some mementos, most prolific are autographs and signed photographs, signed bats are in demand whether signed individually or as part of the County/Test team, an authentic match used bat is hard to find but well worth the effort.

    Tour Memorabilia, at sea photographs, completed scorecards, team and action sepia press photographs, hand written letters and match programmes are all available in degrees of scarcity.

    The above covers the beginnings of Jack Hobbs cricket career and I have listed below brief statistics which demonstrate what he went on to achieve.

     

    Competition

    Test

    First-class

    Matches

    61 834

    Runs scored

    5,410 61,760

    Batting average

    56.94 50.70

    100s/50s

    15/28 199/273

    Top score

    211 316*

    Balls bowled

    376 5,217

    Wickets

    1 108

    Bowling average

    165.00 25.03

    5 wickets in innings

     – 3

    10 wickets in match

     – 0

    Best bowling

    1/19 7/56

    Catches/stumpings

    17/– 342/–

    Source: CricketArchive, 18 June 2010

     

    Jack Hobbs was elected Cricketer of the year in both 1909 and 1925.

    He was knighted for services to Cricket in 1953 the same year the honour was awarded to “Shrimp” Levson Gower.(Surrey, England).

    Jack Hobbs Cricket Memorabilia which is of particular interest to me is associated with memorable events; I have listed a selection of these below:

    Note: Combination autographed collectables of Jack Hobbs and fellow opener Herbert Sutcliffe are always in demand. The pair opening the batting making 15 century  partnerships in Test matches.

    Scarborough festival 1931

    England v Australia at Melbourne 1908

    England v Australia 2nd test at Melbourne 1911

    England v Australia 4th test at Melbourne 1912 (Rhodes scored 1 run more at 179)

    England v Australia 1920

    England v Australia 2nd test at Melbourne1924

    Somerset v Surrey 1925

    Surrey Middlesex 1926

    Tour of Australia 1928/29

    Players v Gentlemen at Lords 1932

    Surrey v West Indians at the Oval 1933

    There are many other excellent examples this is a cross section to seek and review

    Good luck with your collecting

    Let me know how you get on?

    Tony Selby

    Cricket Memorabilia


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  • Walter (Wally) Hammond Cricket Memorabilia

    Posted on April 13, 2012 by Selby

     



    Walter Hammond Cricket Memorabilia

    The best English batsman of the 1930’s, Cricket Memorabilia from Wally Hammond’s Golden days is highly sought after by fans and enthusiasts.

    Wally Hammond the Gloucestershire and England all-rounder is remembered as probably one of the four best batsmen ever and signed collectables such as bats, match wear, sepia press photographs, match tickets, completed printed scorecards, tour paraphernalia, hand written letters, caps, autographs and paintings to name but a few are always in demand and none more so than Hammond, Don Bradman, Sid Barnes, and other heroes from this golden era of cricket.

    Wally Hammond (1903 – 1965) hails from Dover UK and was educated as a boarder at Cirencester Grammar School where he was captain of the first eleven, on leaving in 1920 he had originally planned to attend the prestigious agriculture college at Winchester however he was given a trial for Gloucestershire Cricket Club where he was quickly signed as a professional. Hammond made his first-class debut for Gloucestershire that same year.

    Hammond proving to be a good all-rounder made his first class maiden century against Surrey in 1923 scoring 110/92 as the opening bat. Over the next few years he was often in the eye of the MCC selectors,  notably scoring 250 not out against Lancs in 1925 with 1818 runs for the season plus 68 relatively economic wickets, this was enough to ensure his selection on the winter tour of the West Indies where he averaged 49 runs per innings in first class matches including a couple of centuries, he also took 20 wickets (28.65). After  playing Jamaica Hammond was taken seriously ill with blood poisoning and missed the remaining matches, he was not fully recovered until the start of the 1927 season.

    He immediately marked his return to cricket in May 1927 by scoring a 1000 runs during  the first month of the cricket season later that year he joined the winter tour to South Africa making his Test debut in the first match of the series scoring 57 runs as the number 4 bat and taking some useful wickets.

    Cricket Memorabilia from the following matches are of particular interest to me :

    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

    MCC v Ireland 1950

    *In the 1933 Test against New Zealand at Auckland Hammond made 336 runs the fastest ever triple century this is why linking  Cricket Memorabilia to an event can be so important.

    Hammond’s cricketing career spanned thirty one years between 1920 -1951 during which he made 50.000 runs and 167 centuries

    In just five Test Matches in 1928/29, England v Australia, Hammond scored an incredible 905 runs. Listed below are some of his enviable statistics:

    Test Matches:       85

    Runs                       7249

    Centuries:                 22

    Fifties:                       24

    Average:                   58.5

    Highest score:        336

    Wicket                      83 (37.8)

    First class runs       50.000 + averaging 58.45

    First class wickets   732 (30.58)

    Tony Selby

    Cricket Memorabilia


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  • Sid Barnes Australian Cricket Memorabilia

    Posted on April 11, 2012 by Selby

     



    Sid Barnes Australian Cricket Memorabilia

    Sid Barnes autographs are rare and sought after by Cricket Memorabilia enthusiasts second only to Don Bradman on the field, the controversial South Australian cricketer was not known as a prolific signatory of Cricket Collectables.

    Sid Barnes was born in Annandale New South Wales in 1916 and it was at fee paying Stanmore Public School that Sid made his mark on the Cricket field and was soon invited to join the NSW schoolboy side to play Victoria and Queensland. He was unfortunately to young to be part of the 1932/33 Bodyline series and it was in that year that he joined the Petersham Cricket Club, it was whilst at PCC that he come to the attention of the NSW selectors, making his first class debut at Sidney Cricket Ground at the end of the 1936/37 season against South Australia. His selection followed several high scores and the achievement of his maiden century (127 not out) against Western Australia, the NSWCA failed to acknowledge the match as holding first class status, leaving Sid to make his point against Victoria in his final innings of the season with a score of 110.

    Cricket Memorabilia varies in value depending on the status of the player and how available he is to signing collectables, whereas Don Bradman would always sign for fans and plenty of examples exist, Sid Barnes was not as prolific therefore his autographs are rare. Usually the collector would associate an autograph with an event i.e. a signed photograph from a high scoring memorable Ashes match would be more attractive than one from a lesser event but in Sid’s case it is prudent to secure whatever is available. I am fortunate to have a hand signed photograph from the 1948 Lords match and a signed official scorecard from his last test at the Oval.

    Sid completed the season with 800 runs at an average of 51, which secured his selection in the 1938 tour to England.

    Sitting in the pavilion with a wrist injury he took little part in series until he finally made his debut in the final Test at the Oval scoring a respectable (41/33), a series which saw England win by an innings and 579 runs. England made some high scores with Len Hutton scoring an amazing 374, Maurice Leyland 187, Joe Hardstaff 169. The Oval was ironically the venue of Sid’s last test in 1948.

    During the first class matches Sid scored 720 runs without achieving a century however in a 2 day non qualifier at Durham he did score 140.

    WW2 put an end to international cricket matches and in the early 1940s Sid enlisted in the military (Ist Armoured Division Tanks), his cricket career was on hold until the end of the War and the start of the .45/46 season. During the season he scored 5 successive centuries for New South Wales and was a natural selection for the forthcoming tour of New Zealand. In the one match played at Basin Reserve Sid made 54 in a game easily won by the Australians.

    The 1946/47 saw Sid as opening bat in the Ashes series, during the second Test at Sydney he scored 234 as part of a world record 405 run fifth wicket partnership with Don Bradman . Amazingly both batsmen ended their innings on 234 runs apiece Sid was bowled by an Alec Bedser special, Bradman by Norman Yardley, it is notable that none of the other Australian players scored over 40 runs. Sid averaged 73; to Bradman’s 97; Australia won the 5 test series 3/0.

    Following a brief spell with Lancs League Cricket in 1947 Sid returned to Australia keen to be selected for the 1948 tour to England, a team to become known as the Invincibles.

    Having failed to be selected in first 2 tests against India, the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and New South Wales was the opportunity Sid was looking for to remind the selectors of his batting skills, he achieved this with scores of 158 lbw to Ring and 80 not out in the second innings.

    Sid was reselected and in the 4th test at Adelaide he scored 112 in a 236 run partnership with Bradman securing his place on the 1948 tour which resulted in 4/0 series win for the tourists. In the second test at Lords Sid scored 141 in the 2nd innings following a duck in the first, having been caught by Len Hutton. Sid played 4 of the 5 tests making a total of 329 runs at an average of 82, he had missed the fourth test through injury incurred whilst fielding at an intimidating forward short leg. His final first class tally for the tour was 1354 runs.

    Sid Barnes, who in later life suffered from Bipolar died at home in Sydney in 1975

    Tony Selby
    Sports Memorabilia

     

    Sid Barnes statistics say it, all see below:

    Batting averages

    Matches

    Inns

    NO

    Runs

    HS

    Ave

    100

    50

    6s

    Ct

    St

    Tests

    13

    19

    2

    1072

    234

    63.05

    3

    5

    2

    14

    0

    First-class

    110

    164

    10

    8333

    234

    54.11

    26

    37

    80

    4

    Bowling averages

    Matches

    Inns

    Balls

    Runs

    Wickets

    BBI

    Ave

    Econ

    SR

    4w

    5w

    10

    Tests

    13

    9

    594

    218

    4

    2/25

    54.50

    2.20

    148.5

    0

    0

    0

    First class

    110

    4287

    1836

    57

    3/0

    32.21

    2.56

    75.2

    0

    0

     

     


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  • Ireland Cricket

    Posted on March 28, 2012 by Selby

     


    The Ireland Cricket side well deserve to be in the twenty20 World cup finals and its good news that Paul Stirling has committed himself to the team in view of the attention he is attracting, his 2, look away and you will miss it, half centuries against Namibia and Afghanistan last weekend, this display of talent has made him a prime target of the England selectors.
    The Irish team are now positioned ahead of the West Indies in the t20 world rankings,
    Tony Selby

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  • Sachin Tendulkar

    Posted on March 26, 2012 by Selby

    Sachin Tendulkar is an excellent ambassador of Indian Cricket since going in at the deep end against Pakistan in '89, he is surely one of the greatest batsmen ever as statistics show he is the only cricketer to score a hundred centuries in international cricket.one the many memorable is his astonishing double century for Mumbai playing against the touring Australians at the Brabourne Stadium in 1998.

    Interesting read in the attached article Times of India

    Tony Selby

     

     


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  • England Cricket

    Posted on March 22, 2012 by Selby

     



    Strauss and Trott have put England back in with a good chance over Sri Lanka Development X1, SL lead of 203
    Good to see Strauss batting well again hopefully this development will ease pressure on front line bowling selection for first test on Monday.

    Tony Selby
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