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This interesting cricket trophy was presented to Jim Sims to commemorate his taking eleven wickets in the tour match in 1950 and was made using the original ball. It bears a hallmarked sterling silver band around the centre that reads M.C.C. v West Indies. May 20, 22 and 23 1950. J. Sims. 1st innings 4 for 65 2nd innings 7 for 65.
James Morton Sims (also known as Jim Sims) played for Middlesex and England between 1929-1952.
He helped M.C.C. beat the touring West Indian team at Lord's by taking eleven wickets in the match, six of the wickets were bowled. M.C.C. won the match by 118 runs.
The silver band is fully hallmarked for London 1950.
A unique item of cricket memorabilia that would be an excellent addition to a cricket collection and looks wonderful on display.
Hallmark: Lion for Sterling Silver. Maker's mark of G&S Co Ltd for Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co Ltd. Leopards head for London. Date letter P for 1950.
Weight: 170 g total.
Condition: Good used vintage condition with signs of use and wear to ball with a wonderful patina. The ball was used in the match. Silver band is in very good condition with only light surface scratches and light marks. Please see pictures.
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