Lot 121

CRICKET BAT. A miniature cricket bat, with an original pen-and-ink drawing by Arthur Mailey, captioned “Now Bring out Larwood”, and signed, laid down on the back, with signatures of the Australian and S. African sides in the Third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on the other, batting, side, length 450mm., [1931-32]. "Mailey at his very best. His humourous view of his own batting was a delight - it was as if he carried a bat only because someone had told him he should" (H.B.).

Estimate: £400-£600