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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 […]

Martin Sheridan: Olympics hero & US athlete extraordinaire

6th April 2017

Martin Sheridan’s obituary in the New York Times described him as ‘one of the greatest athletes the United States has ever known’. Martin Sheridan was actually born and brought up in County Mayo, Ireland. The USA was very quick – and sensible – to claim him  as one of their own, soon after he stepped […]

About Us – the Home for Sports Books and Memorabilia

SPORTSPAGES at www.sportspages.com is the only website of its kind offering thousands of sports books and items of sporting memorabilia on every sport.  We inherited our name from the legendary sports bookshop in London, off the Charing Cross Road, which sadly closed in 2006.  The original shop, Sportspages’ remit was to sell sports books, newspapers and fanzines on as broad a range of sports as possible. John Gaustad, the Sportspages’ shop’s founder, is said to have launched it in 1985 after he was unable to find any sports books about his beloved All Blacks in London.

We  took over the Sportspages name in 2007 with the same sense of aspiration to show case as broad and as deep a range of sports books and sports memorabilia as possible. We certainly have the All Blacks covered in honour of John Gaustad and so many of our customers too.

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Magnus Bowles, Sportspages

The present Sportspages is based in Farnham and run by Magnus Bowles, who has an encyclopaedic knowledge of sports history and is always on the hunt for another rare sports book or piece of sports memorabilia. We have an extremely wide selection of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanacks, including many of the  rarest editions. As well as cricket, football and rugby, we stock items on a huge range of other sports too: golf, boxing, tennis, winter sports, all Olympic sports, curling, croquet and more.

Our stock of sports books and sports memorabilia is constantly being updated so if you can’t find what you’re looking for on www.sportspages.com, it’s well worth calling us to see if we have it or can trace it for you.

We issue regular themed and New Stock e-Catalogues encompassing all sports. To receive these, register your name, email address and areas of interest on our Homepage.

We are also always interested in buying new stock, so please get in touch if you have items to sell, whether it’s a single item or a complete collection. We are happy to offer quotations over the phone but it’s always helpful to provide information via email with a picture if possible. We look forward to hearing from you