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Made in Putney, England by AG Spalding Bros of Putney Wharf, Deodar Road, Putney, London, SW15 this circa 1914 rare cricket bat was a School Match, Youth Size, No. 4 and the perfect gift for a cricket fan. It is in good condition, just a few authentic cracks and worn inscription which adds to the luster.
This item was purchased in from a collector in London in 2018 and shipped to the United States.
The bat's maker, unusually was American. AG Spalding was named for Albert Godwill Spalding an American baseball player in the 19th Century. Spalding played with the Boston Red Stockings and later the Chicago White Stockings; he served as president of the White Stocks from 1882 to 1891 and is credited with writing the first official baseball rules.
Albert founded the company in Massachusetts in 1876. AG Spalding went on to become one of the largest sporting-goods manufacturers in the world. Today they are best known for their basketballs and footballs. This items ships from our facility in the United States.