Lot 2171953 England cricket team (v Australia) signed album...

Auction Date: 15/04/2015 at 10:30 am

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1953 England cricket team (v Australia) signed album page - inscribed England V Australia 3rd Test Manchester 1953 and signed by virtually the entire squad (12) to include Len Hutton, RT Simpson, FS Trueman, J Laker, W Watson, Alec Bedser, Tom Graveney, Denis Compton, J Wardle, Godfrey Evans, WJ Edrich, and Cyril Washbrooke - the match at Old Trafford ended in a draw with rain restricting play to only 13 hours 50 minutes this was the 9th successive test between England and Australia at Old Trafford to be drawn or abandoned (in 1938). Note During the 1st test match Australia lost their last 7 first-innings wickets for 12 runs to Bedser, Bailey and the new ball in the 2nd test had made his 5th and final hundred series and has been rated as one of his best and Bedser became the 1st to take 200 test wickets for England. In the final test Hutton became the first captain to win a rubber after losing the toss in all 5 tests. Bedser beat MW Tait record by taking 39 wickets in the series and at that time the series attracted a record attendance 549,650 for England

Hammer Price: £60.00

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