b'231381924 & 1925 WISDENS ALMANACKS, both rebound in hard covers which preserve the original soft covers. (2). $300400139JACK HOBBS, pen signature on a photograph of him walking out to bat with Herbert Sutcliffe at Birmingham in 1924. Framed & glazed; overall 35 x 29cm. $120150140CLARENCE VICTOR CLARRIE GRIMMETTS SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CRICKET CAP, 1924, with the SACA emblem embroidered to front. Fine condition and attractively framed.Although born in New Zealand, Grimmett played most of his cricket in Australia. He is thought by many to be one of the finest early spin bowlers, and usually credited as the developer of the flipper. After marrying a Victorian, he moved to Melbourne, where he played first-class cricket for Victoria. He moved to South Australia in 1923, but it is for his performances in Test cricket for the Australian cricket team that he is best remembered. Grimmett played 37 Tests between 1924 and 1936, taking 216 wickets at an average of just 24.21 runs apiece. He took two five wicket hauls on debut against England in Sydney in 1925. He took 513 wickets in his 79 Sheffield Shield matches. Grimmett was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1931, the same year as Donald Bradman. He died in Adelaide in 1980, but was posthumously inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 1996 as one of the ten inaugural members.On 30 September 2009, Clarrie Grimmett was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.Provenance: Bought by the current vendor at a Cromwells (Sydney) Auction in July 2003 (Lot 702) where it was accompanied by a letter (still present) from Vic Grimmett, the son, identifying himself as the owner.$4,0005,000ex 141141A wonderful autograph book with illustrated title page dated 1925 and featuring a double page WEST INDIAN CRICKET TEAM VISITING AUSTRALIA 1920-31, New South Wales and Victoria teams 1927; a page featuring the England Team, 3rd Test Melbourne 1928-29 headed Please autograph for Don Bradman (in his hand); a wonderful illustrated page headed ENGLISH WOMENS CRICKET TEAM Touring Aust. 1934-5; STH AFRICANS 1931-2; AUSTRALIAN ELEVEN 1931; and more. The owner of the book, Ms Merle Charles Puddicombe [1917-82], was a Sydney radio personality in the 1930s. $3,0005,000'