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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 […]

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