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British Triumph at the Winter Olympics

22nd February 2018

The Winter Olympics are not often the scene for British sporting triumphs. At this year’s Olympics we have 4 medals to date, one of which is gold. We may possibly win another medal, which would make the Pyeongchang Olympics our most successful Winter Olympics ever. We have, however, managed a few sporting coups at the Winter Olympics over […]

Sportspages’ New Stock Sports Memorabilia Catalogue

26th January 2018

Our New Stock catalogue  is out now, packed with fantastic items of sports memorabilia. Big names from various sports feature heavily: cricket’s Jack Hobbs and Les Ames; golf’s Henry Cotton; football’s Ray Wilson and Bob Paisley and athletics’ legendary Zatopek, to name but a few. Two characters stand out for both their achievements and their […]

Football Transfer Frenzies

11th January 2018

Footballers are on the move again in this month’s football transfer window.  Remember the first £1 million transfer deal, done in 1979? Legendary Nottingham Forest manager, Brian Clough bought Trevor Francis from Birmingham City for £1,180,000 including VAT and fees. Francis’ deal was double the amount received by Liverpool when Kevin Keegan was sold to […]

Cricket scorecards

Cricket scorecards are usually of interest to collectors for one of three reasons – an unusual or record-breaking event occurred in the match, a person of particular interest played in the game or the match was important in its own right (Ashes, Cup Final, Centenary match etc).  The most popular examples of the first category include Headingley 1981, Laker’s Match and Hutton’s 364, but today we can also offer items as diverse as Lara's 501, Gubby Allen out “handled the ball” and the Australians being bowled out for 18.

Perhaps the most unusual character to appear in one of our scorecards was Montague Druitt, who played for Winchester College against Eton in 1875 and later became the chief suspect in the Jack the Ripper case. This fascinating scorecard now hangs in the new pavilion at Eton College. Equally interesting is the scorecard offered below featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s highest first-class innings, stumped off W.G. Grace for 43.

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