I: Collectors’ Items – February 2014
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|173.||ANTIPODEAN CRICKETERS ON TOUR – CRAIG REECE
“A Melbourne University Cricket Team In England, 1977”. Summaries and full scores of all 32 single innings matches. Limited, numbered, signed edition of 100 copies. Card-covers; 84 pages.
|174.||BEFORE THE LIGHTS WENT OUT: THE 1912 TRIANGULAR TOURNAMENT – PATRICK FERRIDAYA ‘lucid and penetrative study’, placing this significant cricket landmark in its ‘full enlightened historical context’. Handsomely produced, designed and illustrated limited edition. Hard-back, with dust-jacket. 340 pages.||50.00|
One-page letter on the Bradman letter-head, dated 1:1:69, “…. the first act of the New Year” accepting membership of a Cricket Society. Clearly signed ‘Don Bradman’.
|176.||CRICKET AND POLITICS – BERNARD WHIMPRESS
New title concentrating on the South Australian touring teams of 1954 and 1956 to England. Signed, numbered edition of 100 copies. Card-covers; 103 pages.
|177.|| CRICKET, NOT WAR: THE AUSTRALIAN SERVICES XI AND THE “VICTORY TESTS” OF 1945 – IAN WOODWARD
Accounts of the principal matches played by the AIF, RAAF and Australian Services Teams in Egypt, England, India, Ceylon and Australia in 1945 and 1946 and a ‘Directory” of all the 112 players. Signed, numbered edition of 1000 copies, published in 1994.
|178.||GOOGLY MAN – THE STORY OF ‘RANJI’ HORDERN – RICK SMITH
In-depth biography of Australia’s first great googly bowler who met with great success in the Test series of 1911-12 but played little first-class cricket in subsequent years. Illustrated witha large number of contemporary photographs. Published in 2005 in a signed, hard-back edition of 300 copies of which 280 were available for sale.
|179.||GRASS ROOTS:100 YEARS OF ADELAIDE DISTRICT CRICKET 1897-199 – GEOFF SANDO
‘Edited snd assisted by Bernard Whimpress’, the book traces the history of the South Australian Cricket Association’s district clubs – the players, grounds and records – from the time organised competition began in 1873-74, the period of Electorate Cricket from 1897 to 1905 through to 1997. Limited edition of 500 copies.
|180.||HENRY BENTLEY’S BOOK OF CRICKET MATCHES INCLUDING SUPPLEMENTS Facsimile reprint of a rare work, first published in 1823, covering the important matches between 1786 and 1822 plus the two supplements covering the years 1823 to 1815.456 pages with facsimile. Regency board covers, as in the original. Numbered edition of 400 copies.||200.00|
|181.||INNINGS COMPLETE – THE FINAL RESTING PLACES OF SOME OF THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH CRICKET. VOLUME 19 – PHILIP PAINE
New title featuring graves of 42 first-class cricketers killed in action, including seven Australian players, among them Leo Butler, Ernest Parker, Keith Eltham and Laurence Gatenby. Limited edition of 250 signed copies.
|182.||JACK ROBERTSON AND SYD BROWN: MORE THAN JUST THE WARM-UP – CHRIS OVERSON
No. 33 in the Cricket Statistician’s ‘Lives In Cricket’ series. Full-length biographies of the Middlesex opening batsmen in the immediate post-second world war years, whose partnerships put on more than 14,000 runs. 146 pages; card-covers.
|183.||OVERSEAS FIRST-CLASS ANNUAL 2013 – (ED) JOHN BRYANT Fifth edition of the Cricket Statistician’s publication which contains the full first-class scores of all matches played throughout the world in 2012-2013, with the exception of those in England and Wales (which are covered in Wisden) many of them unlikely to appear elsewhere in book form. Includes an ‘Index of Matches’. Paper-back; 684 pages.||135.00|
|184.||SCORES AND BIOGRAPHIES OF CELEBRATED CRICKETERS
Full set – 15 volumes – in original publisher’s cloth of Arthur Haygarth’s monumental work, the standard reference for major matches and important players between 1744 and 1878. The final volume, based on notes by Ashley-Cooper, contains only biographies. Very good condition.
|185.||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.
|186.||THE BILL WHITTY STORY – LES. R. HILL
“With reminiscences of his four tours overseas with the Australian X1 …. his 18 years from 1908 to 1926 as a member of the South Australian cricket team ….”. Limited edition of 150 copies, published in 1966.
|187.||THE DON – BIRTHDAY MEMORIES
A set of 20 cards from the collections of Tony Sheldon & Malcolm Lorimer, reprints of cigarette and trade cards, issued on the 102nd anniversary of Bradman’s birth in 2010.
|188.||WISDEN CRICKETERS OF THE YEAR: A CELEBRATION OF CRICKET’S GREATEST PLAYERS – SIMON WILDE
Standard hard-back edition
Leather-bound limited edition, numbered & signed by ten ‘players of the year‘