Cricket bat, varnished, with spliced blade and black rubber handle. Front features stamped impression of the maker's details. It reads, in part, "WM SYKES LTD / LONDON / AND / HORBURY. / ROY KILNER...". Players' signatures below. Reverse has heavy impression that reads William Sykes. Handwritten inscription upside-down near toe reads, in part, "PRESENTED TO / FRANK SCHOFIELD / who along with KENNETH HARTLEY...".
0 - Whole: H: 860 W: 120 D: 65mm (H: 33 7/8 W: 4 3/4 D: 2 9/16")
W.M. Sykes Ltd, London & Hornbury
Bramley St Bedes Cricket Club
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Frank Schofield