One of just 50 specially bound copies of The Catch: A Correspondence by Harold Pinter and Alan Wilkinson, sold for £400 by Forum Auctions.

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Published in 2003, printed by the Evergreen Press and signed by both authors, it concerns a catch taken by Pinter, standing at second slip, in a match played in 1997 between the Gaieties Cricket Club and Paul Getty’s XI at the Getty family’s Buckinghamshire home at Wormsley Park.

A long run of Wisdens offered by Charterhouse (20% buyer’s premium) on July 28 included two famously scarce issues of the early 20th century – those for 1918 and 1919. In the original gilt-lettered, brown cloth bindings they sold at £2400 and £1800 respectively.