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  • India v England ICC cricket memorabilia

    Posted on January 11, 2013 by Selby

    It looks as though England may retain top ICC one day rankings after a good start in the first ODI against India.

    With India evens and England 8/11 on the bookies are taking no chances and need to be more generous with their odds, as I write this betting has been suspended? However India are looking in with a chance  at 138/3 with the openers Rahane and Gambhir putting on 97 runs averaging around one run per ball.

    This series will provide lots of opportunities for some good cricket memorabilia

    England Captain Alastair Cook and Iain Bell put on an impressive opening stand of 158 before Bells wicket was taken by Ajinkya Rahane, ending his 85 run innings.

    Irishman Eoin Morgan scored 41 off 38 balls before departing due to a tremendous catch by bowler Ashok Dinda, Pieterson scored 44 before being caught off Dinda, tailenders Patel and Kieswetter added another useful 44 runs.

    It will be interesting to note the rule changes for the pace bowlers two bouncers allowed per over plus the field restricted to four players outside the fielding circle instead of five in the outfield.

    Tony Selby


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  • India in Mumbai, Twenty20

    Posted on December 23, 2012 by Selby

    With 3 runs to win, what a finish for England,  Eoin Morgan the England captain hitting a six off the last ball from Ashok Dinda, to level the Twenty20 two match series.

    A signed photograph of Irishman Morgan playing the winning stroke would be a significant attribute to any collection, cricket memorabilia is already in demand, signed bats, presentations and autographed collectables from the England tour, especially in view of winning a Test Series in India for the first time since 1985.

    With India having made 177/8, the tourists got off to a good start with a brilliant opening stand of 80 over 8.2 overs from Alex Hales and Michael Lumb, despite Yuvraj Singh once again putting in a formidable bowling display, the left arm spinner took 3/17 including the all important wickets of Lumb,Wright and Hales leaving England needing 37 from the final 3 overs.

    The England team have returned to the UK for a well-earned break before returning to India on Jan 2nd for five One Day Internationals  against India starting on the Jan 7  in Rajkot , this series will be another good opportunity for cricket memorabilia enthusiasts bearing in mind that the best collectables are associated with the best match winning events. Lets hope that's how it turns out!!

    All in all the six wicket victory was a splendid way for England to end a memorable series.

    Tony Selby

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  • Victory in Nagpur

    Posted on December 17, 2012 by Selby

    Victory in Nagpur

    The outcome was set up for a draw on this wicket, signalling a win for England at the conclusion of this hard fought enthralling series.

    Cricket memorabilia will be in demand from all four test matches commemorating a first England win in 28 years.

    Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell put on 208 runs on the final day both scoring centuries ensuring England's first Test series victory in India since 1985.

    England did well to come back from a 1st test, 9 wicket defeat in Ahmedabad winning the series on a wicket which did no favours for players or spectators

    This result is sure give the Australians something to think about prior to the back to back Ashes series in 2013, Australia visit India early next year and that will give some good pointers of what is to come.

    Cook, was named man of the series after scoring three hundreds and a total 562 runs in the series his top score was 190 giving him an incredible average of 80.28. Pujara scored 438 with a high of 206 only playing 7 innings opposed to Cook's 8, Pujara ended up with the higher average of 87.60.

    Panesar took 17 wickets 3 behind both Swann and Ojha however unfortunately he was only brought into play for 3 matches the 1st match may have been so different if he had been selected earlier.

    James Anderson the tourist’s thirty year old pace man was awarded man of match at Nagpur taking 4 early order wickets for 81 runs in India 1st innings, this played a key part in England’s success; it was a surprise on a wicket where the spinners were expected to excel.

    The decision review system has been focused on after Cook received two poor decisions it remains to be seen whether the India Board of Control will upgrade their policies.

    I am hoping to have some cricket collectables from each match, signed scorecards, autographs and presentations.

    Tony Selby

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  • Kolkata Test Match

    Posted on December 10, 2012 by Selby

    Cricket at Eden Gardens Kolkata

    England momentum is hitting a high just in time for the 4th test starting in Nagpur on Thursday.

    Cricket memorabilia from Eden Gardens is already available and in demand, a seven wicket victory in the 3rd test makes it easy to forget the 9 wicket defeat in Ahmedabad and a drumming by Pakistan early in the year.

    Alastair Cook has set a splendid example scoring 100s in each test, if he can follow through in the last test it will be the first win for the tourists in India since 1984/5.

    Former India Captain Rahul Dravid is rightly concerned that having won the toss 3 times the home side has been unable to capitalise on the all-important wicket conditions, performances by Ashwin and Ojha have been disappointing and there is a general feeling that fitness standards and performance in the field are below par.

    Victory here for England will be a forerunner to back to back Ashes next year. It is good news that Lords will now be hosting 2 test matches each year starting with New Zealand and Australia in 2013.

    Cricket collectables of note on this tour are autographed tour itineries, menus and signed (printed and completed) scorecards, Alastair Cook would be a good start!!!!!

    Tony Selby

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  • Alastair Cook Cricket Record

    Posted on December 7, 2012 by Selby

    Alastair Cook Cricket Record

    Alastair Cook scored his 23rd test century yesterday against India at the Kolkata ground during the 3rd test, creating a great chance for the England side.

    Cricket Memorabilia signed by Cook would be significant from this event.

    His predecessor Andrew Strauss was always available to sign autographs and other cricket collectables, bats, tour brochures, scorecards etc.

    Cook who is only one century in front of Kevin Pietersen overtook legendary Wally Hammond's (1903 – 1966) Geoff Boycott and Colin Cowdrey breaking a record which had stood for 73 years.

    Cook achieved his highest test score of 294 against India in the 3rd test at Edgbaston 2011

    This has put England in with a great chance of winning here at Kolkata, plenty of confidence for the 4th test at Nagpur

    As I write this Cook has been run out for 190 - what a classic innings???

    Tony Selby

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