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Sportspages’ New Stock catalogue

19th September 2019

We are back after a long, fantastic summer of sport and just in time to settle down for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. After the dramas of the Cricket World Cup, anything seems possible… We’ve just put out our new catalogue – a sample of the stock that has been added to the website […]

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13th June 2019

It’s just not cricket…or is it?

25th April 2019

It’s just not cricket…or is it? Cricket as a sport has always been seen as one steeped in good manners. In recent years, however, we have all lived through incidents of ball tampering and match fixing in recent cricket matches. Is this a recent phenomenon? Or despite cricket’s gentlemanly reputation, has cunning behaviour been a […]

RIP Johan Cruyff

John Cruyff, RIP

New Stock from Sportspages

New Stock from Sportspages

Welcome to our first new stock update  both of 2016 and on our new website.   We have some fantastic items from rugby, cricket and golf along with scarce and unusual football books this time. We also have a selection of items from more obscure sports – treats for collectors of tiddlywinks, fen skating, stoolball and longball literature (c’mon we know you’re out there).  Among the huge breadth of sports and rare items in the New Stock catalogue is a  charming and rare piece of cricket memorabilia, regarding one very beloved cricket commentator:

HENRY BLOFELD SCORES A CENTURY AT LORD'S, AGED 16 - COMBINED SERVICES V PUBLIC SCHOOLS 1956 CRICKET SCORECARD
HENRY BLOFELD’s century at LORD’S, aged 16  (code: 37340)

This may well be Henry Blofeld’s finest cricketing hour – the official scorecard for the cricket match played at Lord’s on August 8-9, 1956 between the Public Schools XI and the vastly more experienced Combined Services XI. Blofeld came in at number 8 and scored 104 out of a total of 214 against some serious bowlers, including Leary, Shirreff and Subba Row. An impressive performance, albeit in a losing cause.

There are a host of other sports memorabilia gems in the Catalogue: take a look! Sportspages’ first New Stock Catalogue for 2016

 

World Book Day

As many of you may know, it’s officially World Book Day today. In an office surrounded by 1000s of amazing sports books it was hard to choose only one title to celebrate the day We could have chosen many, but we went for C L R James’ ‘Beyond a Boundary’, described by John Arlott as ‘the finest book written about cricket’. Of course it’s about a lot more besides…33019