Lot 163Scarce 1887 M.C.C Alfred Lyttelton Real Tennis Gold...

Auction Date: 1/02/2017 at 11:30 am

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Scarce 1887 M.C.C Alfred Lyttelton Real Tennis Gold Plated Medal presented to Lyttelton for his victory in the M.C.C ‘Gold Racquet’ amateur real tennis competition in 1887 – a title he was able to secure on twelve separate occasions – to the obverse the M.C.C logo surrounded by the inscription ‘Challenge Tennis Prize’, the reverse engraved ‘Won By A. Lyttelton 1887’, diameter 51mm, weight 62.6g approx., complete with an engraving showing Alfred Lyttelton and Saunders on the court of Princes Club in 1889 (2) Note: Alfred Lyttelton QC (1857-1913) was a British politician and sportsman who excelled at tennis, football and cricket. During his time at University he participated in Varsity matches in five sports; real tennis, cricket, football, athletics and rackets. Arguably he was the pre-eminent sportsman of his generation and among numerous achievements was the first man to represent England at both football and cricket.

Hammer Price: £340.00

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