Cricket : Geoffrey Boycott puts huge cricket memorabilia collection up for sale

Sir Geoffrey Boycott puts huge cricket memorabilia collection up for sale at auction including bat used against Australia at Headingley in 1977 expecting to fetch up to £50,000. Dozens of items from cricketer’s collection of memorabilia will be auctioned by Christie’s.

It is unclear why Boycott, who turned 80 last week, has decided to part with his belongings.

According to UK news papers, Boycott’s huge selection of possessions will go on sale, described by auctioneers Christie’s as ‘one of the last great collections of cricketing memorabilia left in private hands’.

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According to the reports, it is still not clear that whether English cricket great is selling his belongings for some charity or is is because of some other reason.

The 130 lots range from the bat he used to score his 100th first-class hundred in front of an adoring Headingley crowd against Australia in 1977, his scorebook recording his debut for Ackworth in West Yorkshire at the age of 13.

Then there’s the bat Boycott used in Delhi in December 1981 to overhaul Garry Sobers’ Test record of 8,032 runs.

All of this cricket memorabilia will be on the blocks at the auctions.