The Museum Of Mighty Wanderers CC



(Picture courtesy of the Harper Family Collection)

The Museum Of Mighty Wanderers CC was founded in Poona, India in 1906 by cricket-crazed District Commissioner of Fanchlaypur Sir Randolph
"Pull-Shot" Harper. Sir Randolph is also widely credited as the inventor of the World Wide Web, the prototype for which he created in 1912 by stretching huge lengths of jute and cotton string along the lanes of his remote district.



PRICELESS OBJECTS AND IMAGES FROM WANDERING HISTORY


A sacred relic in Wanderers history, 'Tatie Bat' was the willow that Captain Wufferelli smote his legendary 79 off around 6 balls during our hammering by the ferocious Salix pacemen in the May 2001 game. Purchased originally by Lars's mother from Burnt Oak Flood Fire And Salvage, this orphan served the team well until it disintegrated during Wuff's titanic knock, it's structure taken apart at the molecular level by the ferocity of his blows.



(Detail showing signature).


  Lars's mighty 'Excalibat', with which the greedy Swede repeatedly filled his boots on more occasions than it's possible to list.

The 2002 season saw 337 runs at an average of 125.

No wonder weary 'Excalibat', fearing another season of punishment retired itself with an audible crack when Wuff (naturally) hit his first ball with it at Hampstead Heath in May 2003.

Thanks to your generosity 'Excalibat' has found peace at last in the Wanderer's retirement home, where he bores away merrily about his illustrious past and receives a stimulating linseed oiling from a young Irish nurse every Friday.


Sadly the whereabouts of arguably the greatest piece of Wandering Memorabilia, the match winning ball from "Maggie's Ashes" are completely unknown.


 
The great Renaissance painter Titian was well known for his love of cricket, and was famously inspired by the image
of the Chairman seen on the Goodlength XI photo page to create his greatest masterpiece, the 'Venus Di Kelly'
currently on loan to the Museo Del Sporto Antiquo in Buonoestente.
 
Gaf's admiration and respect for Australia's Ricky Ponting is profound, and the two have exchanged Christmas cards over many years. Ricky's Xmas 2002 Ashes tour card, kindly donated to the museum by our demon leg spinner, sums up the warmth of feeling between these two.
 
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