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SOLD - Bob Simpson's 1965 Test Series Worn Baggy Green Cap - Australian Captain and Triple Centurion

  • Product SKU: CR1315
  • Edition: Unique
  • Signature: Unsigned
  • Certificate of Authenticity: Yes

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Bob Simpson's 1965 Baggy Green cap:

Shows evidence of extensive match wear

Manufactured by Farmer's, the exclusive manufacturer of Baggy Greens for several decades.

Owner's name "Bobby Simpson" typed to label.

Worn during the period in which Bob Simpson was Captain of Australia, playing West Indies (away) during 1965 - these Tests included a double-century against the Windies in Bridgetown and a half-century at Port of Spain. The evidence clearly indicates that this was Simpson's cap worn as worn throughout this series.

Simpson played for Australia from 1957 to 1968, remarkably coming out of retirement to again Captain Australia in 1977-1978 after World Series Cricket smashes Australia's Test cricket playing stocks. Incredibly, he led Australia to a 3-2 victory over Bishan Bedi's Indian tourists on his return, including an innings of 176 in Perth. This must be one of the longest and most remarkable of Test careers.

In 1964 he joined Don Bradman as the second Australian to have made a Test triple century in England His 13 hour innings was the longest ever recorded by an Australian in first class cricket.

His opening partnership with Bill Lawry is viewed as one of the finest in Test cricket history. In this cap he recorded an opening stand of 382 with Lawry, an Australian record.

In 1986, Simpson took over as coach of an Australian team which was young, demoralised and regarded as soft. Simpson along with Border had transformed it into one of the strongest teams in international cricket by the 1990s, and with the defeat of the West Indies in 1995, was regarded as the leading Test team in the world.] The core group of players cultivated by Simpson went on to make Australia into the overwhelmingly dominant cricketing nation in the decade after his retirement.

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