Damaged certificate frame

by Nov 8, 2021Restoration

Ornate certificate frame damaged

This very ornate frame had been damaged over the decades. The frame, decorated with carved cricket bats and balls, contains a record of the 1928/29 English Cricket Tour of Australia.

Certificate frame – before repairs

Frame repairs completed

For the cricket buffs:

The 1928/29 English Team won the series 4-1 and thus retained the Ashes.

The MCC touring party was:

  • Percy Chapman (Kent) (captain)
  • Jack White (Somerset) (vice-captain)
  • Douglas Jardine (Surrey)
  • Jack Hobbs (Surrey)
  • Herbert Sutcliffe (Yorkshire)
  • Wally Hammond (Gloucestershire)
  • Patsy Hendren (Middlesex)
  • Ernest Tyldesley (Lancashire)
  • Phil Mead (Hampshire)
  • Maurice Leyland (Yorkshire)
  • Maurice Tate (Sussex)
  • George Geary (Leicestershire)
  • George Duckworth (Lancashire)(wicketkeeper)
  • Les Ames (Kent) (wicketkeeper)
  • Harold Larwood (Nottinghamshire)
  • “Tich” Freeman (Kent)
  • Sam Staples (Nottinghamshire)
  • Sir Frederick Toone (Yorkshire)(Manager)

Leicestershire County Cricket Club’s sole representative on the tour, George Geary, was recorded to have taken:

  • 5/35 off 18 overs in the second test
  • 3/83 off 31.5 overs in the third test
  • 5/105  off 81 overs in the fifth test

(figures according to Wikipedia as at 08/11/2021)

If you have items of value to you which would benefit from some tender loving care  (restoration / repair / cleaning) then call Gadsby’s to discuss whether we can help.

Related Articles

Cleaning and repairing ornate frames / paintings

Cleaning and repairing ornate frames / paintings

These 2 old paintings were brought in for cleaning and repair by the family. The painting of the gentleman is ripped and both he and the lady are dirty. Both frames were badly damaged. The photos below show how the came in, the repairs and cleaning...

read more
Restored ceramic touched up with enamel paint

Restored ceramic touched up with enamel paint

When a ceramic item breaks there are often small shards not collected up and brought in with the larger prices when getting the item restored. Sometimes even when the shards are brought in the fit isn't perfect. Humbrol Enamel paint for touching Up...

read more
Repairing a soapstone ornament

Repairing a soapstone ornament

Soapstone is beautiful to look at and to touch and a fantastic material from which to make ornaments. The structure of the material which makes it so nice to look at and work with means that it is also susceptible to breakage if roughly handled or...

read more
Please can you clean and repair my picture frame?

Please can you clean and repair my picture frame?

Damaged picture frames It never ceases to amaze how many picture frames get damaged. The causes of such damage vary greatly, but the query "Could you please clean and repair my picture frame?" usually remains consistent. Frames get damaged: During...

read more
Oil painting & frame for restoration

Oil painting & frame for restoration

Every painting, every frame, every ornament, every objet d'art receives the same professional care and attention when it comes in to Gadsby's for cleaning, repair or restoration. But, like everybody else, we have preferences and some articles seem...

read more
Small ornament repairs

Small ornament repairs

Many of the ornament repair projects we undertake are quite complex jigsaws. Sometimes with dozens of pieces needing careful reconstruction and repainting. But, we also repair many small ornaments and figurines where there are just two or three...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This