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Christmas is coming to Sportspages…

7th December 2017

Christmas is coming to Sportspages…with our new Christmas Catalogue, part two The second part of our Christmas catalogue is out now, packed with over 40 fantastic and often rare items of sports memorabilia. You can have a look at it by clicking here  and on our Catalogues page  along with all our other catalogues there. Many of the […]

What cricket score can be equalled but never beaten?

17th November 2017

What cricket score can be equalled but never beaten? Your first Christmas teaser that can be answered from an item of sports memorabilia in our  Christmas catalogue… An edition of the Bulletin of the Military Historical Society for May 1973 (SKU 63262)  explains all. On page 119 is an account of an extraordinary cricket match […]

Sports and Politics: a cracking career path?

8th June 2017

Is politics a logical next step after a successful career in sports?  Former athletes, Lord Coe, Sir Menzies Campbell, Sir Chris Chataway and Kate Hoey have certainly all achieved.  We looked at the careers of three exceptional, past  cricketers too to gauge potential success. Results were mixed! It’s almost an insult to classify CB Fry as ‘just’ a […]

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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