Presentation cricket bat with varnished, spliced blade, the front of which bears a small silver plaque. This has been engraved with the inscription, "PRINCE OF WALES CLUB / CRICKET / PRESENTED TO / JAMES HORAN / BEING HIGHEST AVERAGE / BATSMAN FOR SEASON / 1865-1866". The reverse features the imprinted inscriptions, "1970 RED / 1971 RED / 1972 BROWN / 1973 MAGENTA". The maker's mark, "AQUILA CLAPSHAW & SONS", is stamped on the front over the splice.
0 - Whole: H: 880 W: 110 D: 40mm (H: 34 5/8 W: 4 5/16 D: 1 9/16")
Aquila, Clapshaw & Salmon, London
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Xavier College.