Red leather cricket ball inscribed with initials & date - cricketer killed by lightening

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Playing equipment/Ball
Date Used
27 Nov 1985
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Brief Description
Used red leather cricket ball. Ball consists of two pieces. The ball has been stitched together around the centre with six rows of twine. Ball features two inscriptions in black ink, each on either half of the ball. One reads 'K. P' and is in the centre of one half,whilst the other reads '27.11.85' and is written close to the binding on the other half. This ball was used in a cricket match in the Westernport Bay district in Victoria on the 27 November 1985. The bowler 'K. P.' was struck by lightning whilst delivering this ball and was fatally injured.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 70 W: 70 D: 70mm (H: 2 3/4 W: 2 3/4 D: 2 3/4")
Media/Materials
Date Used
27 Nov 1985
Location
On display
Registration No
M3198
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Robert M. Hooper

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