246 245 245. ALLAN JOSEPH LAMB’S M.C.C. ENGLISHTOURING CAP with embroidered St. George & Dragon emblem to front of cap. The internal label with A.J.Lamb printed. [Lamb played in 79 Tests for England, scoring 4,656 Test runs at 36.09 with a highest score of 142.] Attractively framed. Provenance: With signed noted dated June 2002 from Keith Attree who obtained the cap directly from Lamb, where Attree was an unofficial assistant at the WACA. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $2,000–2,500 246. SUNIL GAVASKAR’S INDIANTEAMTEST CAP , with “INDIAN CRICKETTEAM” and star embroidered to front. Attractively framed. [Between 1971 and 1987 Gavaskar played in 125Test matches, accumulating 10,122 runs at an average of 51.12]. Sunil Manohar Gavaskar (born 1949), often known as Sunny Gavaskar, played from the early 1970s to late 1980s for the Bombay cricket team and Indian national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest Test batsmen and best opening batsmen in Test cricket history, Gavaskar set world records during his career for the most Test runs and most Test centuries scored by any batsman. He held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar in December 2005. He was the first person to score centuries in both innings of a Test match three times. He was the first Test batsman to score 10,000 Test Runs in a career and now stands at number 12 in the group of 13 players with 10,000+ Test Runs. Provenance: Originally purchased at Knight’s Sporting Auctions in 2002, the cap is accompanied by a letter of authenticity indicating that the cap had been acquired from Gavaskar by Alf Gooch, Graham Gooch’s father.����������������������� $3,000–4,000 247. A BRADMAN CORRESPONDENCE, 1987-1993 A series of seven letters to the present vendor, explaining his willingness to sign items sent to him, “ ....strangely enough I still get an enormous mail and quite often it takes me 3 to 4 hours a day to deal with it.... ” [letter of 25-7-89] and thanking his correspondent for his various gifts “and the Tatts ticket” as expressions of gratitude. “I’ve never won anything yet and don’t expect my luck to change but I do very much appreciate the thought. ” [letter of 24-7-87]. In a later letter, Bradman expresses quite strong opposition to his correspondent using a “cartoon in your book” in which he is shown with a moustache. “ ...I only grew one temporarily because of a badly sunburnt upper lip and I think it would be out of place for you to use one such in your book. ” [letter of 8.9.89]. Ever thorough, Bradman goes to the trouble of sending a “fairly recent photo” to assist the artist in creating a non-moustachioed caricature. The letters are framed & glazed; overall 50 x 75cm. Provenance: The Kevin O’Dowd Collection������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $750–1,500 248. WORLD CUP SQUADS: Signed mini-bats circa late 1980s - early 1990s including Australia (Allan Border, Captain), England (Mike Gatting, Captain), Pakistan (Javed Miandad), New Zealand (Jeff Crowe), West Indies (Richie Richardson), India and Sri Lanka. (7 bats). Provenance: The Kevin O’Dowd Collection.��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $300–500 42