Montague Odd was 25 years old at the time and was the son of Amos Odd who had started a cricket bat manufacturing business in 1882 in Surrey. He needed a steady supply of English Willow for a game that was growing in popularity and was making bats at that stage for W G Grace, among others.
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Here is a lovely old vintage cricket bat by a rare maker. It is a full size bat by Montague Odd of Sutton in Surrey, and has that lovely old bark brown patina colour to it from years of ageing naturally, i would estimate it to be from the 1940's/50's but i could be wrong and it may be earlier. It has all wording satmped on it back and front and Superior Reblade.
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Odd, 25 years old at the time, was the son of Amos Odd, who had started a bat manufacturing business in 1882 in Surrey, and he needed a.
Not much has changed at J.S. Wright & Sons since 1894, when a man on the hunt for willow trees approached Jessie Wright at a local pub, hoping Wright would help make bats for cricketer W.G. Grace. Wright sold a few trees from his 20 acres in the English countryside to Montague Odd, who carved them into bats and charged Grace — the Babe Ruth of cricket — a guinea for each one, or about $150 in today’s dollars.
His father (Amos Odd) had a cricket bat manufacturing business and sports shop in Croydon which Montague inherited. It was Amos who perfected and patented the cricket bat from its original crude form to that which we know today. Jessie married Annie Mansfield, they had five children; Grace, Bessie, Stanley, Albert and Doris.
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Wright sold a few trees from his 20 acres in the English countryside to Montague Odd, who carved them into bats and charged Grace -- the Babe Ruth of cricket -- a guinea for each one, or about ...
Most of the bats used in this summer's Cricket World Cup had their beginnings at this century-old British hardwood company.
3 rd Apr 1881: Census: Amos Odd, M, Head, married, age 36, born Croydon, Surrey; occupation Maker of cricket bats: Amos Odd: 77 London Road: 1881 Census Southborough ...