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.
0 - Whole: H: 845 W: 110 D: 25mm (H: 33 1/4 W: 4 5/16 D: 1")
Lindsay Hassett; 28 Aug 1913; 16 Jun 1993
Cecil Pepper; 15 Sep 1916; 22 Mar 1993
Australian Infantry Force Team
Australian Army Amenities Service
Bert Sutcliffe; 24 Nov 1894; 22 Jan 1978
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by John Tatham.