Lot 135

HOLDING, Michael (b. 1954). “West Indies vs. New Zealand, 1st Test, Carisbrook, February 12th, 1980. Michael Holding in Action. Photo by Owen Jones. Copyright Southland Times.” A large monochrome photograph, SIGNED on the image by Michael Holding and by the photographer Owen Jones, 365 x 535mm., framed and glazed. The photograph captures the infamous moment when Holding, playing for the West Indies on their tour of New Zealand in 1979/1980, kicked over the stumps in frustration at what he saw as an unfair decision when the bowler, John Parker, was given the benefit of the doubt by Umpire Fred Goodall. "It just shows you the stage of friction that had been reached when the mild-mannered Michael Holding was fired up enough to kick out John Parker's stumps in Dunedin. This followed another 'monstrous' not out decision for a catch behind by that famously abrasive New Zealand's umpire, Fred Goodall when Parker had gloved the ball to keeper Derryck Murray. I came to know Goodall quite well. Once or twice I am sure he wanted to kick over my stumps!" (H.B.).

Estimate: £200-£300

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