Vintage Gradidge Cricket Bat.
A good willow cricket bat by Gradidge of London. The “Denis Compton” autograph bat is in good condition with a lovely dark patina. The blade is embossed with a crown on each shoulder, the words ‘Gradidge’ under one, ‘London’ under the other. Also ‘Long Handle with ‘Gradidge’ within a red oval, made in England, Denis Compton Autograph, supplied by Field Sports (Derby) Ltd.’. The handle is with a strung grip, the bottom of the blade with whipping for extra strength.
Denis Charles Scott Compton CBE (23 May 1918 – 23 April 1997) was an English cricketer who played in 78 Test matches and spent his whole cricket career with Middlesex. He was also an accomplished footballer who played most of his football career at Arsenal.