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The highest price was the £32,000 paid for Sir Garfield Sobers' 1958 cricket bat with which he scored his then world record 365 not out. A sizable sum, but its estimate of £40,000-60,000 was most likely based on the price it made when it came up in Christie's Australia in October 2000. Then it had made Aus$129,250 (£47,825) with premium.

Coming second at the sale was Sir Donald Bradman's 'baggy green' from his 1930s Ashes debut in England, top right, which sold for £30,000. Aged only 21, he scored 131 runs in the first Test; 254 in the second at Lords; and 334 in the third at Headingley, a world record at the time. In later life, he ranked the first day of his performance at the Leeds ground as the greatest memory of his career. As well as bearing the Australian coat of arms and the maker's label on the inside, the cap also had a tag with Bradman's name scrawled in ink.

A Lawrence Toynbee oil on canvas, pictured bottom right, dated 1961, was the top selling cricket painting. Measuring 18in x 4ft (46cm x 1.21m), Practice in the Nets made an above-estimate £4200.