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  • Signed Cricket Memorabilia

    Posted on November 17, 2012 by Selby

    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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  • Collecting Bert Oldfield Cricket Memorabilia

    Posted on October 23, 2012 by Selby

    Bert Oldfield (1894 – 1976) the legendary Australian Cricketer is popular with the growing numbers of Cricket Memorabilia enthusiasts.

    Bert Oldfield born in Sydney New Wales kept wicket 1920 - 1937 for the Australia Test Team, he was a legendary wicket keeper notorious for spectacular stumping’s , in addition he was a reliable lower order right hand bat scoring 1427 test runs averaging 22.6, he scored six first class centuries.

    Having made his mark  playing in the Sheffield Shield he made his Test debut in the 1st test at the 1920/21 series against England

    He took part in Test tours to England in 1921, 1926, 1930, and 1934 – to South Africa in 1921-22 and 1935-36, New Zealand 1927-28 missing only one test since the 1924 Ashes series and this was due to the injury he sustained at Adelaide during the Bodyline series 3rd Test 1933.

    Tour brochures and dinner menus are available for the above overseas tours mentioned above and especially when signed by one or more players they are sought after items.

    From time to time odd cricket collectables associated with his illustrious career become available, they are quickly snapped up. Items which I have include a completed signed scorecard for the at England v Australia Test Match Sydney on 17th December 1920, where he made his test debut and was responsible for the wickets of Russell and Woolley in the 2nd innings stumping England captain Douglas in the 1st, nothing too special but it did consolidate his long standing position in the side.

    I was fortunate to purchase cricket autograph signed by Bert Oldfield which was obtained during the infamous 3rd test match at Adelaide where Oldfield having scored 52 in the 1st innings was injured when he ducked into a rising ball off Harold Larwood and retired hurt, Oldfield later said that the ball was a “fair “delivery , Les Ames (1905 - 1990) stood in for Oldfield in the 2nd innings, it is Cricket Memorabilia like this which is notable, not only the signature of a top international player but the item is obtained at a memorable (in this case for all the wrong reasons) event.

    The Bodyline series is an excellent source of Cricket Memorabilia, I wrote an interesting article on the series last year. England went on win the 1932/33 Ashes by four games to one amongst much controversy which is still debated in cricketing circles today.

    Oldfield played 54 Test matches for Australia; he scored 1,427 runs averaging  22.65, taking 78 catches and 52 stumping’s. His first class total of 52 stumping’s remains a Test career world record. In first-class cricket he played 245 matches, scoring 6,135 runs at an average of 23.77, and taking 399 catches plus 263 stumping’s.

    In later years Oldfield published his memoirs, Behind the wicket in 1938 and in 1954 Rattle of the stumps, I am currently very interested in locating signed editions which are in good condition.

    In 1922 he opened his sports shop WA Oldfield in Sydney which judging by the sizable estate he left on his death in 1976, was successful.

    Cricket Memorabilia from the 1920 – 1948 era is always popular specifically associated with the Ashes Test Series,

    Bert Oldfield was nominated Wisden cricketer of the year 1927

    He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1970.

    Tony Selby

     

     


     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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