Cricket bat, used in compiling world record score of runs - Victoria v NSW, 1926

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Playing equipment/Bat
Date Used
Dec 1926
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Brief Description
Cricket bat used by WH Ponsford and other members of the 1926 Victorian cricket team in a match against the New South Wales cricket team, in which a world record number of 1107 runs was made. The bat is made of dark wood, unsealed, spliced blade with leather and black cloth grip on handle. Front features maker's stamped impression that reads, "Bussey / London / GGB [encircled] / DEMON / 1 / DRIVER". Reverse has handwritten text in black ink that reads, "WORLDS RECORD / VICTORIA / V / NEW SOUTH WALES / PLAYED AT / MELBOURNE CLUB 1926", with players' names and scores below, totalling 1107 runs.
0 - Whole: H: 890 W: 120 D: 70mm (H: 35 1/16 W: 4 3/4 D: 2 3/4")
Date Used
Dec 1926
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Credit Line
Kindly donated by the Cromb Family


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