Early cricket scorecard up for auction

AN EARLY cricket scorecard is expected to make up to �500 when it is auctioned at Lawrences of Crewkerne next month.

AN EARLY cricket scorecard is expected to make up to �500 when it is auctioned at Lawrences of Crewkerne next month.

Produced in 1859, it shows a match between The United England Eleven and The United Master Butchers at the Kennington Oval, Surrey.

The scorecard was produced by Fred Lillywhite in his printing tent, which he took to each venue where large crowds were expected.

Lawrences' Auctioneer Simon Jones said: "It is extremely unusual to see such an early piece of cricket memorabilia being entered in a sale, and it should attract interest from collectors and Cricket institutions."

It will be sold at its collectors sale on October 13.