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Lot 254: Seven issues of English newspapers carrying reports of cricket Matches

Sporting Memorabilia

by Graham Budd Auctions

November 7, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Seven issues of English newspapers carrying reports of cricket Matches between 1789 and 1888, i & ii) The London Chronicle, King's Scholars v Town Boys (students) at Tothill Fields, Westminster, published 28-30 Jul 1789; and in Maidstone, Kent, the Gentleman of the Hill v the Gentleman of the Dale for 500 guineas, 13-15 Aug 1789, ex-binder, good condition; together with five 19th century; iii) Lloyd's Evening Post 3-6 Sep 1802 Gentlemen of England XI v XXII Gentlemen of Surrey iv & v) Malton Messenger 10 Oct & 14 Nov 1863, formation of two clubs in Yorkshire and the 2nd England cricket team to Australia vi & vii) Kentish Observer, 9th & 16th Aug 1888, Canterbury Cricket Week With regard to the Grand Cricket Match in Maidstone, by using historical inflation rates, 500 guineas in 1789 is equivalent to over ú70,000 today

Notes: Cricket

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