Rare Sir Jack Hobbs bat found in an attic

PUBLISHED: 12:30 09 February 2006 | UPDATED: 11:33 04 May 2010

The rare cricket bat

The rare cricket bat

A rare cricket bat, signed by Sir Jack Hobbs and the rest of the 1926 Ashes-winning England team, is about to come up at auction and should fetch hundreds of pounds. It was found by an elderly Sutton woman in her attic and should fetch hundreds of pounds

The rare cricket bat

A rare cricket bat, signed by Sir Jack Hobbs and the rest of the 1926 Ashes-winning England team, is about to come up at auction and should fetch hundreds of pounds. It was found by an elderly Sutton woman in her attic and should fetch hundreds of pounds at auction.

Right: Sir Jack, left, the bat, and below a close-up of the signatures.

SIR JACK HOBBS' TEST RECORD

Sir Jack Hobbs

Matches 61

Innings 102

Runs 5,410

Highest score 211

100s 15

Average 56.94

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