Eight over counter, c1940s-50s

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Scoring equipment/Counter
Date Used
Late 1930s
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Cricket 8-ball over-counter, metal, rectangular in shape and silver in colour. It consists of a rectangular base with 8 levers which can be flipped up and down. There is a large metal section underneath the levers which can be lifted to flip all 8 levers up at the same time. In working order; thought to have been used in the late 1930s when the number of balls to an over in Test matches in Australia changed for the second time to 8 balls per over.
0 - Whole: H: 60 W: 45 D: 10mm (H: 2 3/8 W: 1 3/4 D: 3/8")
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Date Used
Late 1930s
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by the Rawnsley Family


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