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Cricket History

This website has been set up to provide a place where historical or hard-to-find or interesting or research cricket material can be deposited on-line.The site will have scans of scorebooks, individual match scoresheets, scorecards from books and other material compiled…

James Merchant – Ceramics

James Merchant Ceramics

James takes us through just a small section of his extensive ceramics collection, explaining how he spends time researching each item – which certainly comes to the fore as he guides us through just a few cabinet shelves filled with…

Andy Collier – Ashes

Collier - Ashes

In this video, Andy discusses Ashes memorabilia in his collection. Among a varied and wide-ranging list of collectables, we are treated to an inkwell, ceramics, signed photos and a table lighter all of which having an Ashes connection.

Andy Collier – New Books & More

Collier Books and More

Andy focusses our attention on a number of new books added to his collection, along with some additional items he has collected recently, including some original press photos and a pair of Victorian Wicket-Keeping gloves.

Jon Filby Collection (2)

Jon Filby Collection (2)

Part 2 of this visit to Jon’s library includes some of his favourite books, all signed of course, some by the author and others with multiple signatories inside. With a strong Sussex theme throughout his collection, Jon’s marketing skills come…

Jon Filby Collection (1)

Jon Filby Collection (1)

Part 1 of a visit to Jon’s library begins with Jon’s own background and almost inevitable foray into cricket and collecting. We are treated to an impressively-curated file full of autographs in chronological order, gathered together over more than 20…

David Frith (1)

David Frith Collection (1)

David invites us into the world of A.E. Stoddart (‘Stoddy’); a fascinating world which could well have been lost in the mists of cricket history were it not for David’s own research and publications highlighting the life and achievements of…

David Frith (2)

D Frith Collection (2)

David Frith’s own collection has worldwide fame for being somewhat eclectic. As if to prove it, David selects a number of items to surprise even the most ardent collector. From Arthur Mailey’s own book, filled with his own (signed) sketches,…