Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vintage Cricket Equipment...a Serendipitous Meeting

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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 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! :)


  1. "In the crease" is SPOT ON cricket 'speak' Amy....I LOVE your bat....I WISH I could find one HALF as nice down here....I DO have a number of balls but to be honest....I PREFER your baseballs of which I bought FIFTEEN last year in MN at Hunt & Gather....hahahahaha....Just need a BIG enough receptacle to put them in.... :o) !!!!!

    In SPITE of having lost The Ashes to the English recently....Don't let ANYONE fool ya into thinkin' THEY are the best cricket players in the world 'cause it just AINT so....!!

    Cheers from Oz the HOME of Donald 'The Don Bradman & REALLY good cricket,
    Tamarah :o)

  2. If I had seen that I would have thought it was a fraternity leather. They were about that size and the pledge had to make one for his big brother.

  3. Also remember that according to Sean in "Sean of the Dead," cricket bats make excellent zombie skull bashing devices! Just so you know, in case there is a zombie apocalypse in your neighborhood ...

  4. Those are hard to come by on this side of the pond, so glad you brought them together!

    Kat :)

  5. Very cool! That bat is just droolworthy!

  6. It only goes to prove that it's worth it to wait for your true love :) Since you never know how long it will take you must have faith :)

    Reminds me of the time that I stumbled on something I knew my kid would like since he was a fencer... but the lady told me it was a vintage beekeeping mask.. ~giggle~.. not so much.. it was vintage.. but it for a fencing not bee keeping :)

    Maddie- the D.A.


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