Jacket: West Indies jacket - signed by various West Indies' players; 1995; 2016....

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Jacket: West Indies jacket - signed by various West Indies' players

About this object

In 1996, West Indian cricketer Keith Arthurton was playing a season of league cricket for High Wycombe in the United Kingdom. Among the people he met during his time at the club was a young New Zealander named Andrew Walklin.

Andrew (known as AJ) was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at a young age but never let it stop him or his passion for cricket. Alongside many other accomplishments, AJ coached the Rongotai and Onslow College 1st XI's for many years and won 2010's Morgan Foundation Kiwi Battler of the Year.

This jacket, , given to AJ by Arthurton in 1996, signed by 20 West Indian players & officials was a particularly treasured memento. Among the players to have signed this jacket are: Brian Lara, Courtney Walsh, Wes Hall, Sherwin Capbell, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ian Bishop, Keith Arthurton, Andy Roberts, Richie Richardson, Jimmy Adams, Junior Murray, Vaspert Drakes, & Ottis Gibson.


In memory of Andrew James (AJ) Walklin, June 15 1974 - August 20 2013.

Date Made

1995

Place Made

England

Medium and Materials

Main body: 80% wool, 20% mixed fibers;
Sleeves and pocket lining: PVC;
Lining and filler: 100% polyester.

Inscription and Marks

Signatures of various West Indies' players are on an interior patch in black marker.

Measurements

Size: XL

Collection

Andrew (AJ) Walklin Collection

Credit Line

Andrew (AJ) Walklin Collection, nzcricketmuseum.co.nz

Object Type

Jacket

Object number

2016.6.1

Copyright Licence  

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