Bat presented to George Mackay for best bowling average - All England XI v 22 of Dunolly & District 15-16 March 1882

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Playing equipment/Bat
Date Used
Mar 1882
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Cricket bat with sealed, spliced blade and twine-bound handle. The rear of the blade has been imprinted, in gold, with the inscription ALL ENGLAND ELEVEN / VERSUS / 22 OF DUNOLLY / AND DISTRICT / 1882 / PRESENTED BY / MR. W. MAYES [? Hayes]** / FOR BEST / BOWLING AVERAGE. Stamped on bat face "SPECIALLY/MADE FOR/ BOYLE & SCOTT MELBOURNE" with maker's inscription on rear "BARTLETT/LONDON/SUPERIOR/SPRING". [** Recorded on Catalogue Worksheet dated 15/4/97 as presented by "Mr. W. Mayes" surname may be "Hayes" - Hayes family owned Dunolly's grocer's shop at the time - needs more research]
H: 870 W: 115 D: 40mm (H: 34 1/4 W: 4 1/2 D: 1 9/16")
Date Used
Mar 1882
In storage
Registration No
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Messrs. G.M and W.D. Langham


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