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Lillywhite Cricket Bat, Tom Barling Autograph.


£130.00

Category: Cricket - Antique

Vintage Lillywhite Frowd Cricket Bat.
A good willow cricket bat stamped with the makers name Lillywhite Frowd & Co. with their 'elephant' trade mark on both shoulders. The blade is embossed with a facsimile autograph of Tom Barling of Surrey County Cricket Club. The bat is with good colour and a strung grip.

Henry Thomas 'Tom' Barling (1 September 1906 at Kensington, London - 2 January 1993 at Hastings, Sussex) was an English cricketer. A right-handed batsman, in a first-class career with Surrey lasting from 1927 to 1948, he scored 19209 runs at an average of 34.61, with 34 hundreds and a highest score of 269.

During World War II, he served in Coastal Command of the RAF. After retiring from first-class cricket, he was a coach at Harrow School from 1948 to 1966.
Taken from Wikipedia.

  • Year: C. 1930
  • Period: 1900-1949

  • Medium: Willow
  • Country: England
  • Condition: good
  • Reference Number: 26703