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.