A duplicate copy of the laws of the game of cricket from 1786 by estimated at £5000-7000 at Knights Sporting Auctions.

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They include this very rare copy of the laws of the game titled New Articles of the Game of Cricket, as settled and revised at the Star and Garter, Pall-Mall, February, 1786 by a Committee of Noblemen and Gentlemen of Kent, &c, to which is added the Old Laws, as settled by the several Cricket Clubs.

Published in London in 1786, this copy includes an early annotation to the title page reading: ‘At the time Lord’s Ground was situate upon the site of Dorset Square New Road’.

Estimate £5000-7000.