A trophy presented to former England and Yorkshire cricketer Johnny Wardle is to be auctioned off this week.
Mr Wardle was an English spin bowler who spent his later years living in Hatfield. He was known locally for having the Ponderosa club on Hatfield Road and also played cricket for Barnby Dun towards the end of his career. Mr Wardle sadly died in 1985 following illness.
His Test bowling average of 20.39 is the lowest in Test cricket by any recognised spin bowler since the First World War.
The trophy, along with other cricket memorabilia, will be auctioned off at Potters Auction Saleroom, in Scunthorpe.
Paul Potter, who runs the saleroom, said of the trophy: “It was awarded to a JH Wardle who was a bowler for the England and Yorkshire County Cricket team. He was awarded it for taking nine wickets for only 25 runs in a match against Lancashire in 1954.”
Mr Potter added: “Also with the lot is a menu from an Ashes centenary dinner held in Melbourne, Australia, in 1977. It has been autographed by a great many cricketers of the day including Sir Donald Bradman”.
“We thought this would be of local interest for cricket fans.”
Mr Wardle was born in Barnsley and played cricket for Yorkshire, England and Cambridgeshire.
The auction takes place at Potters Auction Saleroom, Scunthorpe, on Thursday June 21, starting at 11am.
The lot is expected to achieve around £300 to £500.