The red ball above is a cricket ball. It's similar to an American baseball but has an amazing red color and different stitching. The item below is a cricket bat called the Wisden's Exceller. Love the typography that is carved/branded into the wood. And don't get me started on the patina...yum!
These items were found at different flea markets in different states several years apart, but time and patience has brought them together. These are not common items in America...at least not in the parts of the country I've lived. I'm glad they finally met and have each other.
They are a "cricket match" made in heaven! I've unofficially named them Abbot & Costello. :) I'd ask "Who's on first?", but I think the cricket terminology might be more like "Who's in the crease?" Okay, I might be totally off on that, but I thought I'd take a shot! :)