Cricket bat signed by the Australian Services team, 1945

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Playing equipment/Bat
Date Used
1945
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Brief Description
Cricket bat that has been used and signed. The front of the bat has been branded by the manufacturer. The inscription below the handle reads, "YORKS XI / ENGLAND XI / THE / Herbert Sutcliffe / AUTOGRAPH". This is then followed by "Stuart Surridge / & CO. LIMITED / LONDON". The back of the bat has also been branded, reads, "A.A.AMENITIES SERVICE"; and, "PLEASE RETURN / THIS HANDLE TO / AMENITIES OFFICER". Also on the back there is a handwritten inscription. Further down the bat there is a series of signatures from members of the Australian and English Infantry Cricket Teams.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 845 W: 110 D: 25mm (H: 33 1/4 W: 4 5/16 D: 1")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1945
Location
On display
Registration No
M13069
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by John Tatham.

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