New Donations and Acquisitions

A signed photo of the SS Stirling Castle

A photo of the SS Stirling castle signed by the MCC Touring Team to Australia and New Zealand, 1946/7. The photo has been kindly donated to the Museum by Roger Ball on behalf of the Ball family and his late Mum, Marion Ball, nee Sharp

A Junior cap from 1930 worn by Basil J Rogers

This cap has been donated by Jackie Herring who describes how she came across it,

‘In the late 1990s I worked for a gentleman called Basil J Rogers. He was a bit cantankerous and had a sign on his front door “Cantankerous old git lives here”. The adult Basil was a cameraman for the Rank organization, filming wartime ship bombings and spending time in Africa. He was immensely proud of his cap and kept it wrapped in tissue paper getting it out often to show me. Sadly, when he died, he had no living relatives and his godson had no interest in it so I kept it safe for many years until I thought it appropriate to donate it to our museum. It does not matter if it is never displayed, I am just glad that it will be kept safe for him, knowing he would be happy for you to have it. A wonderful kind, cantankerous old Gentleman.’

Sussex Team Photograph 1937 -signed

The photograph below is of the Sussex team 1937 with signatures and kindly donated by the executors of the estate of the late D. A. Hough of Waltham Chase, Hampshire


Back Row Left-Right: Henry William Parks, George Cox Jnr., James Henry Cornford, Herbert Edward Hammond, John Langridge, John Ypres Oakes, Alfred George Tuppin.

Front Row: James Langridge, Walter Latter Cornford, Albert John Holmes, Thomas Edward Reed Cook, James Horace Parks.


2009 Australian Tour signed bat

The 2009 Australian Tour signed Bat, owned by our dear friend the late Keith Partridge and kindly donated by Keith’s friend Kim Sawyer. The bat was Keith’s much-loved possession and will be treasured by the museum because of who it belonged to. 

The signatures are Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Clarke (vice captain), Stuart Clark, Brad Haddin, Nathan Haddin, Ben Hauritz, Philip Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Simon Katich, Brett Lee, Andrew McDonald, Graham Mano, Marcus North, Peter Siddle, and Shane Watson