Miniature bat signed by Australian & English XI team members February 1947

Object Type
Civic mementoes/Souvenir/Bat
Date Used
Feb 1947
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Brief Description
Miniature cricket bat, spliced with twine-bound handle. The rear of the bat has been signed, in black ink, by members of the English and Australian Cricket Teams, dated 1946-47, with a handwritten inscription below reading 4TH TEST / MARCH / ADELAIDE / FEBY 1947. The owner's name (Master Chris Boyle) and address are written along the splice. On the front of the blade are the imprinted inscriptions SPECIALLY SELECTED WILLOW / DOUBLE SPRING.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 730 W: 95 D: 25mm (H: 28 3/4 W: 3 3/4 D: 1")
Media/Materials
Associated Event
Date Used
Feb 1947
Location
In storage
Registration No
M7715
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Chris Boyle and Family

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