Cricket bat, autographed by English & Australian players c1954-55

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Playing equipment/Bat
Date Used
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Wooden cricket bat, sealed with spliced handle, and with black rubber grip. On the face imprinted twice is the maker's mark, "STUART SURRIDGE" with the image of a man on horse back. The back of the bat features a paper label and EXTRA SPECIAL. The bat has been autographed by members of the Australian and English cricket teams from the 1954-55 series, and includes the autographs of: (Eng.) L. Hutton, P. May, C. Cowdrey, W. Edrich, D. Compton, F. Tyson, K. Andrew, A. Bedser, R. Appleyard, G. Evans, B. Statham, T. Graveney, P. Loader, R. Simpson, J. Wardle, V. Wilson, T. Bailey. (Aust.) K. Miller, R. Benaud; the other team members autographs are illegible.
0 - Whole: H: 840 W: 110 D: 60mm (H: 33 1/16 W: 4 5/16 D: 2 3/8")
Associated Event
Date Used
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Andrew Boyd.


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