'The MCC broke fresh ground when they organised a tour to Egypt in the spring of 1909.' The team consisted of Simpson-Heyward (Captain: Worcs), Branston (Notts), Ebden (Middx), Wynyard (Hants), Metcalfe (Herts), Bell, Gibson (Essex), Luther (Sussex), Viscount Brackley, Dobson, Drummond and Moorhouse. 'The all-amateur team was not far below English first-class standard' (Wynne-Thomas). A portrait of great rustic charm, taken outdoors in a rock-dotted patch of earth beside a spindly tree in front of an edifice in need of repair ... Laid down on thin card; slightly cockled by the glue, with a trace of clear-dried glue on the image; in very good condition.