Lot 1461953 MCC Tour to the West Indies scrapbook...

Auction Date: 28/01/2015 at 10:30 am



1953 MCC Tour to the West Indies scrapbook with original photographs, of individuals and team, a signed Godfrey Evans photograph, signed scorecard (12) signatures including Compton, Hutton, Moss, Lock, Spooner, Statham, Bailey and more, includes newspaper cutting, individual and team original photographs (20) all together, all stuck neatly into an album and very well presented. Note: The English cricket team in the West Indies in 1953–54 played five Test matches, five other first-class matches and seven other games, three of them on a two-week stop-over in Bermuda that included Christmas. Ultimately the tour could be considered a success for England in cricketing terms, as they came back from 2–0 down to draw the series 2–2 against strong opposition. However the tour had its problems, both on and off the field. The West Indians were disappointed by the English party's reluctance to socialise and the defensive nature of much of their cricket. The English players were dissatisfied with the quality of some of the umpiring. There was crowd trouble at two of the Tests. Lock was called for throwing in the first Test

Hammer Price: £150.00

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