CSGB October 2019 Auction3rd October 2019 by Sam Whiting
Anyone want to buy a large cricket collection. Only joking! That is what I wrote on the Saturday afternoon of the 3rd Ashes Test. As you will know, England managed a magnificent 67 all out in their 1st innings, with only Root and Bairstow out to good deliveries, the rest just threw their wickets away. What on earth was Ben Stokes doing, playing at such a wide ball when England were 30 odd for 3! I am a great fan of Stokes, but that was plain stupidity! I know I said previously that I would not mention the cricket again, but it is tragic to see how far our test team has fallen! This was supposed to be our big chance with Smith out of the side, but Labuschagne, his replacement has done so well. Our chances would surely diminish when they are both in the side. And so I turned on the highlights on Sunday evening, having avoided any news broadcast, so the outcome was unknown. Root was out early to a poor shot and a thorough thrashing appeared to be on. Bairstow and Stokes played a good partnership and one starts to think they have plenty of time, maybe they can at least get it close or possibly, miraculously, they could pull it off. Then they lose 3 quick wickets to bad shots and a ridiculous run out, and it will soon be over. In comes Archer who starts hitting the ball around and you think steady on, play for Stokes to get a century and he gets caught on the boundary. Broad is out second ball and only Leach to go, but he did make 90 odd as night watchman, but that was against Ireland. Then of course Stokes starts keeping the strike and smashing the ball all around the ground. He is going to have some fun and go down fighting. But he and Leach are still there and the scores are getting closer and closer. Out of desperation Paine calls for a crazy LBW review and loses, the Australians have none left. Leach should then have been run out, but Lyon fumbles the ball and he makes his ground. After Lyon’s ending careers comments previously I have no sympathy! I am on the edge of my seat. Stokes is hit on the pads, huge appeal, not out and they are out of reviews. Ball tracker shows it was out, the luck is with England. Leach gets a single and the scores are level, Stokes smashes the ball to the boundary and England have won by 1 wicket, unbelievable. Well done Ben Stokes, just do not play such a poor shot again if you are batting at 30 odd for 3! And my cricket cards are not for sale!
And so on to the highlights. There are some Hill Fragments from France, part sets of Cohen & Weenen Celebrities, Hill Colonial Troops, Cadle Actresses BLARM, Taddy British Medals & Decorations, and Russo-Japanese Series in top condition, Kinney Famous Running Horses-English, more Ogden Actresses Woodburytype, Beauties & Military P/C inset and Beauties Green Net back, Ed. Smith War portraits, 6 more Lowney Bird Series, some rare early Churchman types, Allen & Ginter Worlds Racers, Page Woodcock Humorous Sketches, and at lot 150 a large collection of around 625 cards catalogued about £2600. If you are interested in that lot then please ring for details.
Please have a good look through the Auction List; there is the usual mix of sets and types, tobacco and trade. I look forward to receiving your bids.
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