CRICKET fans were hit for six when a collection of memorabilia and associated items went under the hammer recently - including a copy of the Wisden's Almanack which sold for a whopping £1,800.

A comprehensive collection of Wisden Cricket Almanacks attracted huge interest during a recent sale at Lawrences of Crewkerne.

Entered for sale by a client near Crewkerne, the Wisden’s had been collected by his grandfather from new - and ran from 1900 to 1969.

Split into a variety of lots the collection made more than £8,000, with highlights including a rare 1918 hardback edition produced during WW1, which made £1,800 (plus buyer's premium).

Lawrences auctioneer, Simon Jones, said: "This was a pleasure to deal with, to have a collection all bought from new and still be in the family was amazing.

"We were inundated with enquiries and I am sure they have all gone to good homes."

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The rare 1918 Wisden's, which sold for £1,800

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Some of the collection, which in total sold for more than £8,000