TANKARD TROPHY TO LINDSAY HASSETT, in silver plate (approx 9cm high), base stamped, 'Renown/EP A1NS', side inscribed, 'S.M.C.C./A.L.Hassett/101 Not Out/V/Prahran/1947-48'. The tankard is dark toned, otherwise very fine.
On Saturday 17 January 1948, Lindsay Hassett playing for South Melbourne Cricket Club scored 101 not out in 145 minutes and his partner Roy Howard scored 111 not out in 153 minutes for a team total of 2/234 declared, beating Prahran with scores of 78 and 6 for 117 when his club defeated Prahran in the Pennant Match, although not winning outright as they failed to dismiss all the Prahran batsmen in the allotted number of overs.
Arthur Lindsay Hassett MBE played cricket at club level before he left school and later played as a middle-order batsman for Victoria 1933-53 and Australia 1938-53 for a total of 161 test caps. He also assumed captaincy of the Australian team after Don Bradman retired. His first class runs scored were 16,890 for an average of 58.24 and test runs scored were 3,073 for an average of 46.56. He also captained an AIF team against service teams from other Empire countries playing matches in Egypt and Palestine. Lindsay Hassett died at Batehaven on the New South Wales south coast in 1993.
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