Lot 117

COMPTON, Denis (1918-97) & Bill Edrich (1916-86). “Denis Compton Benefit Match. Highbury Stadium – 12th August 1949. The two Captains Denis Compton and Bill Edrich toss the coin before the start of this special cricket match, played in front of a large appreciative crowd” (label). A large monochrome photograph of the two cricketers, with their clipped signatures mounted separately beneath, framed and glazed in common mount, 800 x 450mm., 1949. With a colour photograph captioned, “Denis Compton opening the Compton and Edrich Stands at Lord’s on 27 May 1991”, SIGNED by Denis Compton, framed and glazed. "I bought this wonderful photograph for Denis's benefit Match at Highbury from Nick Potter. Compton and Edrich's amazing season in 1947 was the first in which I took a serious interest in cricket. Denis scored 3,618 runs with eighteen hundreds with Bill only a touch behind with 3,539 runs and twelve hundreds. Staggering figures which will never be beaten" (H.B.).

Estimate: £1,000-£1,500

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