b'40236236AUSTRALIA IN ENGLAND 1961:Official team photograph titled 23rd AUSTRALIAN TOURING TEAM, 1961 depicting the whole playing squad and officials (including A.E. James) laid down on backing card with the names printed below; overall 35.5 x 45.5cm. Together with the official Programme of Matches card signed by all the players; an official team sheet signed by all the players and officials and a printed team photograph with printed player signatures to which the 4 accompanying officials have added their original signatures. Finally, an unsigned official team postcard. (5 items).Provenance: The estate of A.E.James, Physiotherapist to the Australian Cricket Team, 1930s-1960s.The Australians played 37 matches during this long trip, but the main business of the tour was the five Test Series which Australia won 2-1, under the captaincy of Richie Benaud, thus retaining the Ashes.No captain of my time has impressed me more than Richie Benaud. Richie had the gift of making you feel you were a better player than you really were. He made his players believe they could win, even when the cause looked utterly hopeless. Nothing illustrated more clearly Richies adroit handling of men than his leadership of the 1961 Australian team which came to Britain. They should never have won the rubber with those players, but Richie instilled into them his belief in themselves - this attitude that there is nothing we cannot achieve if we set our minds to it. Ray Illingworth $300500237Airline carry bag made by James Watt of Melbourne for Trans-Australian Airlines (TAA) with printed inscription AUSTRALIAN XI TOUR OF U.K. 1961 A. JAMES as issued to each member of the touring party.Provenance: The estate of A.E.James, Physiotherapist to the Australian Cricket Team, 1930s-1960s.$100200238BARRY KNIGHTS ENGLISH TEST TEAM TOURING BLAZER, 1961/62.England toured India, Ceylon and Pakistan from October 1961 to February 1962. They played 5 Test matches against India, 3 against Pakistan and they played 3 friendlies in Ceylon. Knight took 4/66 in the 3rd Test against Pakistan.The blazer (some insect damage is evident) is accompanied by the Test team tie (in superb condition). (2 items).Provenance: The Barry Knight collection [England, 29 Tests, 1961 - 69]. $2003002391962 International Cricket Centenary Occasion booklet published by The Shell Oil Company to celebrate the centenary of the first visit by an All England cricket team to Australia. A replay of the first International Cricket Match was played at the M.C.G. ; followed by the 2nd Test Match of the 1962-63 Series between England and Australia. Signed to the front cover by Don Bradman.Provenance: The Kevin ODowd Collection. . $120150240MELBOURNE CRICKET CLUB: A collection of membership medallions between 1964/65 and 1990/91including a 50 Years Member medallion and lapel pin; some duplication. (26 items). .$200250ImagesLot numbers in black indicate lots not illustrated in this catalogue but which are available online at www.leski.com.au'