Polished cricket ball with an engraved brass shield mounted onto it. Inscription reads, "FOURTH TEST MATCH / AUSTRALIA v WEST INDIES / 13th Feb. 1931. / H. IRONMONGER. / 7 WIks for 23 runs". The 4th Test played at the MCG was over within two days, from the 13th-14th February 1931. This outstanding bowling achievement by Ironmonger was only his 1st innings bowling figures. Ironmonger's 2nd innings bowling figures were an admirable 4/56.
0 - Whole: H: 65 W: 65 D: 65mm (H: 2 9/16 W: 2 9/16 D: 2 9/16")
Bert Ironmonger; 07 Apr 1882; 31 May 1971
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by T H Ironmonger & M P O'Toole.