Auctioneers at Greenslade Taylor Hunt are putting the finishing touches to their eagerly anticipated biannual sporting sale, which takes place on Thursday, October 3.

As ever it is a feast for the sporting enthusiast with a broad range of sports from boxing to rowing represented.

You will need plenty of space and possibly a boathouse to accommodate a pair of oars with crest, crew and coaches from the Lady Margaret Cambridge boats of May 1955 and 1956. These have a guide price of £100-£150.

There is a particularly fine collection of cricket memorabilia, which has come from a deceased estate in South Devon.

 The avid collector devoted years to putting together a peerless selection of cricketing ephemera including programmes, tickets, shirts, along with signed bats and balls.

Among the illustrious cricketers featured are West Indies legends Brian Lara, Viv Richards and Joel Garner, Australian great Don Bradman plus home favourites such as Fred Truman and Freddie Flintoff plus Somerset’s own Marcus Trescothick. A split bale signed by Don Bradman is a particular highlight.

Signed shorts, a glove and boots belonging to Muhammad Ali are also included in the sale, which encompasses a comprehensive range of field and country sports too.

A superior hunting collection consigned from East Devon includes 40 plus hunting horns, three of which are silver.

There is a good collection of reels including many examples by Hardy Bros. There is also a rare Exeter reel by Henry Bowden of Exeter, which dates from the 1850s. It has a pre-sale guide of £100-£150.

Watercolours, prints and oils of a sporting nature plus a comprehensive collection of books will also feature.

The sale will be on view on Saturday, September 28, at The Octagon Salerooms, from 9am-12.30pm. There will be more chances to view the lots plus those in the monthly antiques sale, which precedes the sporting sale, on Tuesday, October 1, and Wednesday, October 2. The saleroom will be open between 9am-5pm for viewing.

For more information please contact the saleroom on 01823 332525.