Our 'Appeals' page is a service for members (reflecting a similar page in our quarterly magazine). They can take the form of sharing or requesting information, requesting help in research, offering items for sale, indeed the scope is as wide as members require! If you wish to add your appeal here, please contact our Secretary.


Matthew Ryder - W Rhodes Suitcase

Matthew writes..."I am a member of CMS and I wondered if there is a fellow cricket lover in CMS who would be able to help a friend of mine to learn more about an interesting item that was recently left to him by a relative who has died. The item is a suitcase that has the name W Rhodes printed on the outside. The suitcase also has ‘Huddersfield’ printed on the side and there are coloured stripes that could be in MCC colours or something similar. The suitcase looks very old and the printed names and coloured stripes are quite faded. I am aware CMS has a number of Yorkshire cricketing enthusiasts and I did wonder if one of them might know a bit more about this potentially interesting item."
Please contact Matthew if you can help

Fraser Beale - Lord's Final Programme

I am a Kent member and unfortunately was unable to attend the Kent v Hampshire final last year at Lords due to a family commitment. I have tried to obtain a programme from Lords but they have informed me that there are none available. I have also tried KCCC but alas also no. Please contact me if you can help.

Rob Franks - Research

Member Rob Franks is researching about HHL (Bert) Kortlang who played first-class cricket for Victoria (1910-12), Wellington (1922-27) and represented New Zealand in 1924. The globe-trotting sportsman also played cricket extensively on the east and west coasts of USA, as well as in Canada, Bermuda and Argentina. He was a billiards expert and even turned out for the Tottenham Hotspurs Baseball Club in 1908. If any members have information or photographs about Kortlang, then would you please email Rob

Tim Jones - Autographs

Wanted: signatures of Worcestershire players, all of whom played just one game for Worcestershire in 1946:
Philip Dorrell
Kenneth Mitchell
Herbert Edwards
Dennis Good - also played 3 matches for Glamorgan in 1947
Please email Tim Jones or call 07890 138682