A sporting life goes up for sale

Sheffield Auction Gallery are holding the second of this years Football Programmes & Sporting Memorabilia Auctions next week on Friday 23rd September.
Sheffield Auction Gallery are holding the second of this years Football Programmes & Sporting Memorabilia Auctions next week on Friday 23rd September.
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A GOLD medal and an England badge belonging to a former Sheffield Wednesday captain are to go under the hammer in Sheffield tomorrow.

Former Owls skipper Tommy Crawshaw won two First Division titles and two FA Cups, and represented England between 1895 and 1904.

The collection - including handwritten letters, photos, ticket admission to a directors’ box and newspaper clippings - will be sold at Sheffield Auction Gallery on Windsor Road, Heeley.

Also among the 850 lots in the sporting memorabilia sale will be items relating to a man considered one of the greatest cricket batsmen to ever live.

Aussie legend Donald Bradman became friends with a family in Sheffield when his team toured England in 1934.

The Australians had arranged to play a warm-up match in Sheffield before the Fourth Test at Headingley - and Bradman stayed with a local family with whom he then remained in contact for years.