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  • England v Australia at the Oval Day 3

    Posted on August 24, 2013 by Selby


    Come on England this is like a go slow following an industrial dispute, not cricket!! 2 runs in the last 7 overs

    Think of the spectators, rain permitting

    Tony Selby


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  • Australian Cricket Memorabilia – 5th Test the Oval

    Posted on August 22, 2013 by Selby


    The Oval is an inspiring cricket ground, the place where Len Hutton scored 364 runs against the Aussies in 1938 and Devon Malcolm took 9 wickets for 57 runs against South Africa in 1994, the ground where the first home Test match was played in 1880 an occasion when the legendary cricketer WG Grace scored a century securing victory for England.

    Ashes cricket memorabilia has been available throughout the first four matches of the series as is always the case with Ashes Collectables, in particular autographed cricket bats, sports autographs and signed press photographs

    I always enjoy the Oval especially the hospitality suite at the “Pavilion end,” Today was the day when Australia finally made a convincing fight back in the series from their position of  four matches played, a draw at Old Trafford,  a match that I think the tourists deserved to win and three wins for the home side.

    Australia having won the toss and electing to bat finished the day on 307/4, with number 3 bat Shane Watson contributing a magnificent 176 off a 113 deliveries. Watson’s innings was not without drama, he was hit on the head by a bouncer from Stuart Broad, Cook missed a slips catch when he was on 104 and he benefited from LBW decision having made 160.

    The England selectors must be pondering on their decision to leave  Steven Finn and Tremlett out of the side.

    Ashes memorabilia from the series will be listed in our online shop this weekend.

    Tony Selby


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  • Posted on August 13, 2013 by Selby


    Surprised to see the Aussies let that one get away allowing England to confirm their superiority winning the Ashes 3/0  and the 4th Test with a convincing 74 run victory at Chester Le Street

    The last few days has seen a number of Autograph Signings, Signed Cricket Bats and Memorabilia, and what a nice way to spend your spend watching exciting cricket especially the Ashes. Cant say enough about the delightful ground Durham and the hospitality of the club.

    Alastair Cook’s team were winners at Durham with a day to spare in the 4th test when Australia somehow lapsed into a sudden batting collapse while attempting to score a not unobtainable 299 runs for a first series win. Stuart Broad put the nail in the coffin for the tourists with some splendid bowling 5/71 in the 1st innings and 6/50 in the 2nd.

    It is a landmark for England as the last time they won 3 matches In a home series was 28 years ago

    The England 1st innings was disappointing with only one half century scored by Cook, with Nathan Lyon taking 4 important wickets for 42 runs, Ian Bell who has had a great series so far, was the hero of 2nd innings  scoring 113 runs before being bowled by Ryan Harris, a seriously good fast bowler, who ended the innings with 7 important wickets for 117 runs.

    The tourists will be all out to win their first match of the series at the Oval starting Wednesday 21st August, should be a match well worth attending!!

    Tony Selby


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  • Ashes 2013: Ian Bell says England need lead of 300 to win Test

    Posted on August 12, 2013 by Selby

    Cricket Collectables update "The Ashes Durham"


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  • Cricket. England v Australia at Durham, Day 1

    Posted on August 10, 2013 by Selby

     

    I thought Australia should have won the cricket match at Old Trafford, now another poor start by England, what will they do to save this one!!

    Autograph signings are taking place over the next few days and we expect a good collection of cricket memorabilia, signed cricket bats, team sheets and some signed scorecards as well as the usual tour collectables.

    Chester Le Street home to Durham CC has this summer been the venue for three relatively low scoring County matches but I could never have imagined the home team ending day 1 on 238/9, this could be what the tourists need for a 2/2 Ashes series result, it is some consolation to look back to England’s 1st innings at Trent Bridge where they were all out for 215 and went on to win the match by 14 runs courtesy of Ian Bell (109) and Anderson (5/73) in the 2nd innings, not forgetting low order wickets from Swann, Broad and Root.

    England need to maintain their record at Durham where they have won all four Tests in recent years defeating Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and the West Indies, though that should not be compared to an Ashes Series.

    Lets hope that Jimmy Anderson and Tim Bresnan can capitalise on their 28 stand tomorrow morning.

    Sports Autographs and memorabilia will be available from this match early next week.

    Tony Selby


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  • Posted on August 6, 2013 by Selby


    What a day at Old Trafford no sooner do Australia start showing their true potential and the whole things rained off. Australia deserved to win and with decent weather would have.

    Autograph Signings have taken place throughout the series with particular emphasis on the memorable  Lords Test.

    The last 5 days have been a lesson for players and fans alike not to become too complacent, things can so quickly go the other way, there is so certainly plenty to do at Chester-le- street starting Friday.

    Australia having declared overnight on 172/7 and England needing 232 to win the home side fell to pieces, with the scoreboard showing 35/3 Australia, in my opinion would have had no problem bowling the hosts out with a hefty 72.3 overs remaining. Talk about saved by rain!!!!

    Trent Bridge got England off to a cracking start which they followed up by hammering Australia at Lords opening the path to their fastest retention of Ashes since the 1928/29 series when they won the first three matches

    England may have retained the Ashes at this dismal show but they now need to win the series, which after yesterday’s display won’t be the 4-0 they are hoping for, with Australia gathering momentum 2-2 is not beyond the bounds of possibility.

    The selectors have been quick to act by including Durham fast bpwler Graham Onions and Chris Tremlett in the 13 man squad for the 4th Test.

    "While the players should be congratulated on retaining the Ashes there is still a lot of cricket left in this series and it is important that the players recover and refocus ahead of another crucial week of Test cricket," said England national selector Geoff Miller

    Sports autographs and Cricket Memorabilia will be available for the series later this month.

    Let’s look forward to a spectacular match at Durham on Friday.

    Tony Selby


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  • The Ashes – Signed Cricket Bats

    Posted on August 5, 2013 by Selby


    Match used cricket bats are always popular with the collector, none more so than Signed Cricket Bats emanating from the Ashes Series.

    Bats which have survived the notorious Bodyline series 1932,33 are considered extremely desirable, especially if you are lucky enough to find one signed by both teams items from the Invincibles tour of England in 1948.

    At Cricket Collectables we advise putting your efforts into specific areas and time periods in our case we tend to concentrate on pre 1948, this can be expensive and there are many 1950 – up to the current Ashes bats well worth collecting.

    One should not ignore the benefits of collecting County Team bats as there are many available, say Middlesex, Lancashire, Somerset and Worcester, County bats are often signed by up to four counties and nearly always when match used by both teams, however Ashes signed cricket bats are at the top of the list

    Cricketers have a varied approach to signings some are more prolific when it comes to Autographs and if approached at Cricket grounds from Trent Bridge to the Queens Park Oval, Trinidad  are happy to oblige fans, take for example Don Bradman  the greatest cricketer of all who would seem almost anxious to provide his autograph whereas on the other hand Sidney Barnes has rarely put pen to paper most of his autographs are hand stamped.

    It is reasonable to assume that when a cricketer has "passed on to new grounds" that his legacy for the enthusiast is his hand written autograph, it is the normal rule of supply and demand there can only be so many signings before the rarity factor plays it’s part.

    The keen collector time and funds permitting can follow auctions  and sales around the world make notes and compile lists of autographs with a rarity value.   Often rare autographs and team sheetscontain not only the signatures of players but also baggage masters, manager’s coaches, umpires and occasionally the Captain of the ship carrying the touring side.

    I tend to concentrate on collecting Pre-War Ashes items, some other bats I have collected feature England v West Indies, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Scotland, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

    Of particular interest is the Australian Sheffield Shield along with English County Clubs, many of the cricket legends played first class matches in the various championships and leagues which makes for an ideal hunting ground.

    It is important that Cricket memorabilia is associated with outstanding events, legendary players and winning teams the reason there is so much demand for Ashes test match collectables.

    I am always interested in autographs and cricket memorabilia associated with the1932/33 Bodyline series. I have noted below players to look for when collecting these unique bats.

    Captain was Douglas Jardine, Vice-Captain Bob Wyatt, the MCC side was managed by Plum Warner (Middlesex, England) and Richard Palairet (Secretary of Surrey CC)

    Signatures need to be looking for, 1932/33, include the following:

    Douglas Jardine, Surrey

    Bob Wyatt, Warks

    Gubby Allen, Middx

    Les Ames, Kent (keeper)

    Bill Bowes, Yorks

    Freddie Brown, Surrey

    George Duckworth, Lancs

    Walter Hammond ,Glos

    Harold Larwood, Notts (opening bowler)

    Maurice Leyland, Yorks

    Tommy Mitchell, Derbys

    Pataudi, Worcs

    Eddie Paynter, Lancs

    Herbert Sutcliffe, Yorks

    Maurice Tate, Sussex

    Hedley Verity, Yorks

    Bill Voce, Notts (opening fast bowler)

    All collectables associated with the 1932/33 Australia v England series will always be at premium and sought after by enthusiasts

    I have listed below some of the Ashes signed cricket bats we have obtained which are of significance: (pre 1900 is just not available unfortunately)

    1911/12, look for autographs to include: Jack Hobbs and Sydney Barnes

    1920/21, Warwick Armstrong

    1926,      Jack Hobbs, Herbert Sutcliffe and Herbie Collins

    1928/29,  Don Bradman maiden Test

    1934,       Don Bradman and Ponsford

    1938,       Len Hutton

    1948,       5th test at the oval, the Invincibles

    Cricket bats from the modern era are far more readily available; it is almost a policy for Test Cricketer to carry out signings where a large number of bats are autographed at a single rather expensive signing.  Often bats are signed for charity auctions and worthwhile causes.

    Good luck with your collecting, a most enjoyable fulfilling hobby.

    Let me know how you get on?

    Tony Selby

     

     

     


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  • England v New Zealand Signed Cricket Bats

    Posted on May 29, 2013 by Selby


    Alastair Cook on scoring his 25th century for England took the long way round to achieve a 247 run victory yesterday at Headingley, I would have preferred him to have pulled out with 340 runs on the score board, not having to worry too much about unsettled weather and the draw, anyway it was good to see England seal the series 2-0 following an excellent 170 run victory at Lords.

    Cricket Memorabilia is available from the series including signed cricket bats, autographs, score cards and signed tour paraphernalia .

    With just six weeks to finalise their line up to play Australia the selectors must be delighted with the return to form of Graeme Swann and Steve Finn however they will be concerned about  opener Nick Compton’s form, Compton has scored only 54 runs in 6 innings he has time to mitigate this when he  plays two important matches, Somerset v Glamorgan on June 2nd in the Yorkshire Bank 40 and Somerset v Australia starting on June 26.

    The first Test against Australia at Trent Bridge begins on 10 July there is sure to be plenty of Cricket memorabilia available from the event, an England win would make 2013 a great year for collectables.

    Tony Selby


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  • India v England ODI Cricket Memorabilia

    Posted on January 15, 2013 by Selby

    India v England ODI Cricket Memorabilia

    India is back on winning form at the 2nd ODI  Nehru Stadium Kochi

    The hosts won the toss, elected to bat making a score of 285 runs then promptly dismissed the tourists for 158 in 36 overs levelling the series.

    Captain Singh Dhoni scored an impressive 72 off 66 balls to the delight of a 70.000 home crowd before a much needed catch taken by Joe Root off Jade Dernbach whilst no 7 bat Ravindra Jadeja impressed with 67 runs off 37 balls finishing the match off in style with 14 runs off the last 3 deliveries. Steven Finn and Jade Dernbach ended on 2 wickets apiece

    With Kevin Pietersen (42 off 58) Inc. seven 4s and Eoin Morgan out for a duck, the pair were both dismissed in the space of three deliveries, a major turning point in the game, Patel 30 not out hit the only six compared with 7 hit by the Indian side.

    Kumars 3/29, Jadeja 2/12 and Ashwin 3/39 look as though they are coming into form at the right time and will need to be watched at Ranchi.

    Maybe the Indians have been knocked recently having lost India v Pakistan and the all-important Test series to England, but this will put them back in the game.

    Cricket Memorabilia from the series is relatively prolific, signed cricket bats, presentations and cricket autographs, a decent performance by England for the rest of the series can only enhance these collectables.

    All to play for at the 3rd ODI, JSCA Stadium Ranchi on Saturday Jan 19th.

    Tony Selby


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  • Cricket Memorabilia – India v England

    Posted on January 12, 2013 by Selby


    One day internationals are never disappointing when it comes to sourcing cricket collectables, there generally seems a more relaxed atmosphere surprisingly, players engage with fans and when celebrations are complete many official signings take place.

    It was a close run match yesterday England 325 – 4, India 316 – 9, the Tourists winning by nine runs.

    ODI cricket memorabilia especially signed cricket bats, cricket autographs, signed timesheets and tour material have always proved popular and the five ODI’s culminating in the last match on Sunday Jan 27th at the HPCA Stadium, Dharmasala all look promising.  A good series win for England and some outstanding performances would be even better for collectors.

    ODI s are a little unpredictable for example Dhoni  hit 4 sixes off 8 encouraged by 28000 of his home fans , it is this kind of thing that really makes One day Internationals.

    With a number of England players not present for the opening ODI at the Saurashtra Stadium Rajkot India made a brave attempt in reply to England’s 325, it wasn’t quite good enough this time.

    The 2nd ODI starts on Tues Jan 15 at the Nehru Stadium Kochi an excellent opportunity for more cricket memorabilia.

    Tony Selby


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