Vintage black and white 8.5 x 12.5 cm cabinet card signed by Bert Oldfield in black fountain pen. Oldfield has inscribed the card ‘Best wishes Marjorie form Bert Oldfield Nov 1953’. The card depicts Oldfield on the pitch as wicketkeeper. Plus a 6 x 10.5 cm clipped signature from a document signed by Bert Oldfield in black fountain pen.
William Albert Stanley ‘Bert’ Oldfield born 1894 died 1976 was an Australian cricket player. He played for New South Wales and the Australian cricket team as wicket-keeper. Oldfield made his first-class cricket debut in England in 1919, and played his first Test match against England in his hometown of Sydney in the 1920-21 season. He was dropped for several matches over the next few years, but established himself as Australia’s automatic selection for wicket-keeper in the 1924-25 Ashes series against England. He missed only one other Test in his career, that being the fourth Test of the 1932-33 Bodyline series.
Oldfield played 54 Tests for Australia, scoring 1,427 runs at an average of 22.65, and taking 78 catches and 52 stumping’s. His tally of 52 stumping’s remains a Test career world record. In first-class cricket he played 245 matches, scoring 6,135 runs at an average of 23.77, and taking 399 catches and 263 stumping’s.
Nicely signed across the card in very good condition, the clipped signature has a fold but does not detract from the signature and in good condition.