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.Download as PDF