161 161. DUDLEY NOURSE’S SOUTH AFRICA 1935TESTTEAM CAP , green wool, embroidered springbok & ‘S.A.1935’ on front, made by Devereux of Eton, and named to NOURSE in pen on the label. Good match-worn condition. Attractively framed. Primarily a batsman, Nourse was captain of the South African team from 1948 to 1951. The 1935 Tour to England (for which he received this cap) was his Test cricket debut. After he scored a century in three consecutive innings, both innings against Surrey and then against Oxford, Plum Warner commented “A Nourse, a Nourse, my kingdom for a Nourse. ” He made small scores in the first two Tests and was dropped for the Third Test, but then reached 53 not out in the second innings of the Fourth Test at Old Trafford. Four matches were drawn, but South Africa won the Second Test at Lord’s, and the series 1–0. Provenance: From the Keith Attree Collection, with a note signed by Attree in which he explains that the cap was acquired from the Doug Wright Collection when it was sold by T.Vennett-Smith Auctions in England in November 2003. NB: Graeme Pollock’s South Africa 1964-65 Test cap sold for $5,015 in Leski Auctions, August 2011.���������������� $4,000–5,000 162. circa 1935 “Gunn & Moore’s Autograph Bats” point-of-sale advertising display featuring W.G.Grace, Allan Steel, Billy Barnes, George Ulyett, Arthur Shrewsbury and several other fine batsmen who had been clients of Gunn & Moore in the 1880s. 27 x 20.5cm. Background views of the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, Magdelan College, Oxford and St.John’s College, Cambridge occupy the corners of the display.����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $200–250 163. MELBOURNE CRICKET CLUB, 1936-37 membership badge by C. Bentley & Son, (No.2589) and the Country member’s badge (No.1285). (2).������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $150–200 164. MELBOURNE CRICKET CLUB: Junior membership cards for 1936-37 (No.431) black leather with gold embossing, and 1938-39 (No.287) green leather with gold embossing. Both cards in the name of P . Jordan. (2).���������������������� $200–300 165. DON BRADMAN signature to the front cover of the OFFICIAL SOUVENIR PROGRAMME MCC Cricket Australian Tour 1936-37 issued by the NSW Cricket Association (also signed by Bradman to the title page); also to the front cover of the “1938 Australian Cricket Tour - 19th Visit to England” programme; and, to the title page of “Don Bradman’s How to Play Cricket” [1945]. Condition is only fair. (3 items). Provenance: The Kevin O’Dowd Collection.��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $200–300 166. MELBOURNE CRICKET CLUB, 1938-39 membership badge by Stokes & Sons, (No.4108) and the Country member’s badge (No.886). (2).��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $200–250 29