Game-Used Cricket Balls, Early 20th Century

Offered are an assortment of game-used vintage cricket balls, dating to the early 1910s and 1920s. The cricket balls have a cork core, wound with string, and covered with stitched leather. These cricket balls were all used in European games and were sourced from England.

Cricket was prominent in London as early as 1707. In the middle years of the 18th century, large crowds flocked to matches on the Artillery Ground in Finsbury. The single wicket form of the sport attracted huge crowds and wagers to match, its popularity continuing throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

CONDITION:

Condition per ball varies, due to past age and use. Balls have core of cork, layered with tightly wound string, and covered by a leather case with a slightly raised sewn seam. The leather covers range from a dark russet color to more traditional deep red. Threads at seam all mostly intact. Balls are covered with light to medium scratches and surface wear is present as they were game-used. 

Price is per ball; no two balls are alike.




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