Name/TitleBat: Victor Trumper's cricket bat
About this objectA full-size English willow cricket bat belonging to the Australian cricketer Victor Trumper. Trumper presented the bat to FC Raphael, the secretary of the New Zealand Cricket Council, at the end of the Australian team's 1905 New Zealand tour.
The bat features the signatures of the 16 Australian cricket players in ink on the face of the bat. On the back of the bat, in Trumper's handwriting, are his New Zealand scores. The bat is imprinted with 'Specially Selected for Trumper, Sydney.' It is patented as 'Crawford - The Exceller' after the outstanding English schoolboy and First-Class cricketer Jack Crawford of Repton School, Surrey CCC, South Australia, Wellington and England.
MakerJohn Wisden & Co. Ltd
Place MadeLondon, England
Measurements873mm (H) x 110mm (W)
CollectionEquipment & Clothing
Credit LineNew Zealand Cricket Museum, nzcricketmuseum.co.nz
Object TypeCricket Bat
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved