Cricket ball presented to Sydney F. Barnes by Melbourne Cricket Club 1901

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Playing equipment/Ball
Date Used
13 Dec 1901-16 Dec 1901
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Brief Description
A polished cricket ball with an engraved shield mounted onto it. Inscription reads: 'Presented by/MELB. CRICKET CLUB/TO/S.F. BARNES/1ST TEST MATCH/6 Wickets for 141 runs/ENGLAND WON BY/AN INNINGS & 124 RUNS'. The 1st Test in Sydney, from 13-16 Dec. 1901, was the first Test Barnes played in Australia. The inscription provides his overall bowling performance, but his 1st innings figures were an impressive 5/65. The ball was probably presented to Barnes by the M.C.C. after the English team arrived in Melbourne for the 2nd Test in Jan. 1902.
0 - Whole: H: 65 W: 65 D: 65mm (H: 2 9/16 W: 2 9/16 D: 2 9/16")
Date Used
13 Dec 1901-16 Dec 1901
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