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Commemorative Cricket Handkerchief, 1930 Australian Cricket Team

£ 280

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Category
Subcategory
Reference
28153
Height
40.5 cm (15 1/1")
Width
40.5 cm (15 1/1")
Framed Height
48 cm (18 1/1")
Framed Width
48 cm (18 1/1")
Framed Depth
2 cm (0 3/4")
Commemorative 1930's Australian Cricket Handkerchief.
A gentleman's linen handkerchief produced to commemorate the 1930 tour of England by the Australian Test team captained by W.M. Woodful and within it's squad Australia's most famous cricketer - Sir Don Bradman. The handkerchief features screened photographic portraits of the fourteen-member squad of W.M. Woodfull (captain), W. Wall, D. Bradman, S. McCabe, A. Hurwood, P.M. Hornibrook, W.A. Oldfield, A. jackson, W.H. Ponsford, C.G. Grimmett, C.W. Walker, E. Labeckett, A. Fairax & V.Y. Richardson. Woodfull, Fairfax, Oldfield and Richardson appear in the centre in rectangular full-length portraits, the rest of the team in oval head-and-shoulders portraits around them. Captioned 'The Australians, 1930' with the copyright photo by:- A. Wilkes & Son, West-Bromwich.
The cricket hanky has been framed in a period oak reeded frame with gold slip and glass.

Australia won the 1930 Ashes series against England, the first Test was lost but Australia won at Lord's and drew the next two matches to bring the teams to The Oval level at one-all, so the last Test was played to a finish. Australia's young and relatively inexperienced team (captained by Bill Woodfull) won handsomely to regain the Ashes. England were led by Percy Chapman, but was dropped in the final Test in favour of Bob Wyatt.
On his first tour of Britain (Sir) Don Bradman, who had broken the world record by scoring 452 not out the previous January, scored nearly 3000 runs in the 1930 season at an average of 98.66. In the Test matches he excelled himself scoring 974 runs, which remains the record individual aggregate for any Test series, made at an average of 139.
Height
40.5 cm (15 1/1")
Width
40.5 cm (15 1/1")
Framed Height
48 cm (18 1/1")
Framed Width
48 cm (18 1/1")
Framed Depth
2 cm (0 3/4")
Condition
Very good, slight creases where it has been folded. Small amount of staining.
Year
1930
Period
1900-1949
Medium
Linen
Country
United Kingdom