A selection of Victorian cricket scenes (one shown here) by Lucien Davis was offered at Roseberys London and sold for £6100 in total.

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One was titled A Match at Lords, with others covering subjects such as Caught and Bowled, Stumped and Guard Please Umpire.

Dating from the late 19th century, these gouaches en grisaille and pen and black inks, all had provenance to the framer and print-seller Grundy & Smith of Manchester, with many stretching back to Davis himself.

Cricket was a popular subject in Davis’ wide-ranging illustrations of Victorian society. He also depicted women cricketers, rarely shown in 19th century sporting prints.

Offered across three lots in the West Norwood saleroom on July 17 with estimates ranging from £300-900, the collection totalled an impressive £6100.