A scorecard (240x125mm) for the third (of five three-day) 'Victory Test' matches, played at Lord's, 14-17 July 1945. England won the toss and batted first; both England innings, the first Australian innings and the fall of the first wicket of her second innings are printed, and the details down to the fall of the sixth wicket at 193 are completed in ink. Australia won by 4 wickets, reaching 6 for 225, so the card is complete apart from the scores of Cheetham and Miller (71 not out - he was the series' leading batsman with an average of 63.28). The card is slightly worn and has three horizontal creases (presumably when folded for posting); in good condition - and uncommon. International cricket started again in England after the Second World War with these 'Victory Test' matches between the Australian Services team under Lindsay Hassett and an England XI under Walter Hammond. 'The matches were played in a most pleasing spirit and watched by large crowds. It was hoped both these facets would continue when fully representative matches returned' (Wynne-Thomas)

Item #55284

Price: $100.00

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