Silver trophy with cricketer lid. The trophy has two ornately curved side handles and ornate decoration consisting of both engraved and raised designs. The bowl is concave at the top, coming to a ring decorated with angels, shields and foliage, underneath which is the rounded underside of the bowl, decorated with ridges. It sits on a stem with a ring in the middle with four raised faces facing four directions, which then flares to a tiered and engraved base. On the bowl are two undecorated circles with engraved text, one reading "MATTING COMPETITION / TROPHY / WON BY / Ports C.C." and the other on the opposite side reading "THE / MELBOURNE SPORTS DEPOT / CRICKET TROPHIES / SEASON 1887". The lid: Silver lid shaped like a flattened ball with a small figurine depicting a cricketer attached to the top. Around the main section are engraved and raised patterns of flowers and leaves, including thistles. The screw holding the figurine in place extends down inside the lid.
0 - Whole: H: 440 W: 349 D: 203mm (H: 17 5/16 W: 13 3/4 D: 8")
lid: H: 147 W: 157 D: 157mm (H: 5 13/16 W: 6 3/16 D: 6 3/16")
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Dr Anne Ryan.