226 226. 1977 Jubilee Test Match at Lords, England v Australia, Centenary Bail, Silver Plate, with “Scroll of Honour” rolled up inside showing details of the match with facsimile autographs of both teams; with display stand in original box, the box cover signed by Gary Cosier. Provenance: The Gary Cosier Collection, with Certificate from Leski Auction No.194, Lot 179, March 2002 (signed by Cosier).����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $300–500 227. The Centenary Test Match (Melbourne) and The Jubilee Test Match played at Lords, 1977: Extensively signed First Day covers in a folder, the Australian cover signed by Rod Marsh, Greg Chappell, Doug Walters, Kerry O’Keeffe, Kim Hughes and 12 others; the English cover signed by the English team of 12. Provenance: The Kevin O’Dowd Collection.��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $200–300 228 234 228. DOUG WALTER’S WORLD SERIES CRICKET CAP , 1978, yellow wool with the “W.S.C.” logo to front. Attractively framed. Accompanied by a Statutory Declaration advising that the cap was acquired from a Knight’s Sporting Memorabilia auction in the 1980s. World Series Cricket (WSC) was a break away professional cricket competition staged between 1977 and 1979 and organised by Kerry Packer for his Australian television Nine Network. The matches ran in opposition to established international cricket. World Series Cricket drastically changed the nature of cricket, and its influence continues to be felt today. Two main factors led to the formation of WSC—the widespread view that players were not paid enough to make a living from cricket, and that Packer wished to secure the exclusive broadcasting rights to Australian cricket, then held by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). After the Australian Cricket Board (ACB) refused to accept Channel Nine’s bid to gain exclusive television rights to Australia’s Test matches in 1976, Packer set up his own series by secretly signing agreements with leading Australian, English, Pakistani, South African and West Indian players, including England captain Tony Greig, West Indies captain Clive Lloyd, Australian captain Greg Chappell, future Pakistani captain (and Prime Minister) Imran Khan and former Australian Captain Ian Chappell. ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������$5,000–7,500 39