I: Collectors’ Items – April 2014
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|145.||AN INDEX TO EAST MELBOURNE & HAWTHORN-EAST MELBOURNE C.C. ANNUAL REPORTS 1891 – 2011 – CRAIG REECE
Limited edition of 50 numbered copies. Card-covers; 50 pages.
|146.||AUCKLAND CRICKET 1901-1945: THE MIDDLE YEARS – JIM ALLNATTThe second volume in the series recording the history of Auckland cricket ‘focussing on the people involved through photographs & pen-portraits’. Includes the full scorecards of every representative match along with a brief report. 330 pages + index and introductory pages.||75.00|
|147.||CRICKET AND POLITICS – BERNARD WHIMPRESS
New title concentrating on the South Australian touring teams to England in 1954 and 1956. Signed, numbered edition of 100 copies. Card-covers; 103 pages.
|148.||CRICKET’S MYSTERY MAN – BILL FRANCIS
“The Story of Sydney Gordon Smith”, one of the world’s greatest all-rounders in the first quarter of the twentieth century, who toured England with the West Indies in 1906 and represented M.C.C. and New Zealand in unofficial Test Matches. Limited edition of 150 signed copies; 97 pages.
|149.|| CURIOSITIES OF CRICKET FROM THE EARLIEST RECORD TO THE PRESENT TIME – A.L. FORD
Facsimile reprint of one of the scarcest of all cricket books, originally published in 1897 in an edition of 25 copies for private circulation. Introduction by Irving Rosenwater.
|150.||EAST MELBOURNE CRICKET CLUB – ITS HISTORY 1860 TO 1910 JUBILEE YEAR
– ALFRED E. CLARKE
Scarce hard-back volume, published in 1910. Very good condition.
|151.||ENGLAND’S YOUNGEST CAPTAIN – JONTY WINCH
“The life and times of Monty Bowden ….”, England’s youngest captain, who achieved an emphatic victory over South Africa in the second Test of 1888-1889 before staying on in the divided land where he died of fever in 1892. Paper-back; 304 pages
|152.||FIRST-CLASS CRICKET MATCHES 1948 – (ED) PHILIP BAILEY
The latest volume in the Cricket Statistician’s series. Full scorecards of all first-class matches played worldwide in the 1947-48 and 1948 seasons, including information, such as the toss and second innings batting orders, never previously published in book form. 410 pages.
|153.||FRANK MITCHELL – IMPERIAL CRICKETER – ANTHONY BRADBURY
No. 34 in the Cricket Statistician’s ‘Lives In Cricket’ series. Biography of a sporting star of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras who played 2 Tests for England and led South Africa in 3 Tests.
|154.||GIANTS OF THE GAME R.H. LYTTELTON – W.J. FORD C.B. FRY GEORGE GIFFEN
Anthology published in 1899, sub-titled ‘Reminiscences of the stars of cricket from Daft to the
present day’, which includes chapters on ‘Cricketers With Whom I Have played’ by C.B. Fry ‘Australian Cricketers Of The Past’ by George Giffen, ‘Australian Cricketers Of Today’ by George Giffen & ‘Big Hitters Of Modern Times’ by W.J. Ford.
|155.||MAILEY’S GOOGLIES “A series of Sketches and Caricatures of English County and Test Match Cricket by the famous Australian googly bowler”, published in 1921 by Graphic Publications. Sound condition.||135.00|
|156.||SOME GROUNDS TO APPEAL – THE AUSTRALIAN VENUES FOR FIRST-CLASS CRICKET – RICHARD CHRISTEN
Well-produced volume on the history of the 39 grounds used for first-class cricket up to 1994 as well as the main venues of World Series Cricket in seasons 1977-78 and 1978-79. 240 pages including 64 of illustrations.
|157.||SWIFT UNDERHAND – MAX BONNELL
“John Kinloch and the invention of Australian cricket”. The tale of a very interesting man, a prominent under-arm bowler in the early 1860’s, who committed the first ‘Mankad’ dismissal in Australian first-class cricket, a founder of the New South Wales Cricket Association and leading educationist. Limited edition of 100 signed, numbered copies. 120 pages.
|158.||THE MEANING OF LUCK – STEVE WAUGH
“Stories of learning, leadership and love”. Specially bound, signed, limited edition in a slip-case
|159.||THE SECOND AUSTRALIAN X1’S TOUR OF AUSTRALIA, BRITAIN AND NEW ZEALAND IN 1880-81 – ALFRED JAMES
One of the most detailed accounts of a tour ever written. Handsomely bound volume, published in 1994 in a limited, numbered edition of 100 copies, each signed by the author.
|160.||THE 300 CLUB – LYNN MCCONNELL Hard-back, buckram-bound volume commemorating the five New Zealand Cricketers who scored 300 in a first-class match up to 2003, Roger Blunt, Bert Sutcliffe, Glenn Turner, Ken Rutherford and Mark Richardson. Numbered edition of 385 copies, signed by Rutherford, Turner & the author.||60.00|
|161.||YORKSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB ANNUAL 1985
Contains these signatures written in ink on the inside front and back pages:
a. The Yorkshire team of 1985, including Darren Gough, Richard Blakey and Steven Rhodes
b. All members of the Australian touring team to England 1985.
c. Deceased Test players Alec Bedser, Gil Langley and Les Favell
d. 4 England Test players 1985: Paul Allott, Ian Botham, Peter Willey & Arnie SidebottomOffers above $100 invited by April 17th