A BAT utilized by Geoffrey Boycott to smash 100 towards the Aussies is on sale for £50,000.
The controversial ex-England star is flogging off a trove of possessions anticipated to lift him round £250,000.
Geoffrey Boycott’s bat used to smash 100 towards Australia may fetch £50,000 at public saleCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
The signed bat is amongst 130 possessions being auctioned by the ex-England star for an estimated £250,000Credit score: Christie’s
However thus far there have been no takers for the prize lot within the Christie’s on-line public sale – which ends on Monday.
The star of the 130 heaps is the signed bat he used to attain his one hundredth first-class hundred in entrance of an adoring crowd at Headingley in Leeds towards Australia in 1977.
It’s estimated to fetch £30,000-50,000 however has thus far failed to draw a single bid.
The sale is described by auctioneers Christie’s as “one of many final nice collections of cricketing memorabilia left in non-public arms”.
It’s unclear why Boycott, who turned 80 final month, has determined to half together with his belongings, though his contract as a summariser with the BBC’s Check Match Particular was not renewed this 12 months after 14 summers within the job.
There have been no on-line bids thus far for the bat used at Headingley, Leeds, in 1977Credit score: Christie’s
It’s unclear why Boycott, who turned 80 final month, has determined to half together with his belongingsCredit score: Rex Options
Different gadgets up for grabs embody a stump from the 1981 Headingley Check, when England beat Australia after following on because of the heroics of Ian Botham and Bob Willis.
Boycott’s contribution to the miracle was an simply forgotten second-innings 46 in three-and-a-half hours and now, the stump may fetch £4,000-6,000.
Anticipated to earn twice as a lot is the shirt worn a couple of months earlier by West Indies’ Michael Holding in Barbados when he bowled Boycott for a duck on the finish of one in every of Check cricket’s most well-known overs.
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