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Yorkshire cricket legends and speedway memories in auction

A FAMOUS FA Cup victory for Bradford (Park Avenue) over Manchester City will feature in the latest selection of the city's sporting items go go under the hammer.

Speedway souvenirs, photographs and football and rugby league programmes are up for grabs on the Midland Sports Auctions website.

Avenue fans can relive the club's 8-2 aggregate win over Manchester City in the FA Cup fourth round second leg tie played on January 30, 1946, by bidding for the matchday programme.

The second page of the programme, lot 1273, also features the two team's line-ups, with Avenue including England legend Len Shackleton, who was nicknamed the 'Clown Prince of Football'.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Manchester City v Bradford (Park Avenue) line-ups for a 1946 FA Cup tie between the teams Manchester City v Bradford (Park Avenue) line-ups for a 1946 FA Cup tie between the teams

The programme from the following round, a quarter-final home tie against Birmingham City played on March 2, 1946, is also up for grabs. This clash ended 2-2 with Birmingham winning the replay 6-0 seven days later.

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Bradford Northern fans will be catered for with a trip down rugby league memory lane.

The auction includes a brochure commemorating Northern reaching the 1946-47 Challenge Cup final, which is lot 797. Northern beat Leeds 8-4 in the final in front of a crowd of 77,605.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A brouchure on Bradford Northern from the 1940sA brouchure on Bradford Northern from the 1940s

Trevor Foster and Emlyn Walters scored Bradford's tries and were converted by Ernest Ward.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: More from the Bradford Northern brochureMore from the Bradford Northern brochure

Another item, lot 242, is a Bradford Amateur Football League Hallmarked silver medal with Fifth Division champions from the 1950-51 season engraved on the back.

Bantams fans can also pick up a club heirloom with a page of autographs from the 1936-37 season.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

It features 16 signatures, is lot number 202 and valued between £35 and £40.

The Bradford City health and strength postcard (lot 1072) including a team group photo of the 1911-12 squad with the FA Cup they won in 1911 also features.

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Meanwhile, Bradford's speedway fans can buy a signed souvenir.

Mark Loram won the World Speedway Championship in 2000 and won the British Championship in 1997, 1999, and 2001. He represented Bradford Dukes in 1997 and fans can get hold of a hand painted signed board featuring his image, lot 2275.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

A number of cricket items from matches played at Bradford (Park Avenue) are also up for auction. These include a scorecard from a Yorkshire v Lancashire 1926 clash.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

A 1951 match between Yorkshire, featuring Len Hutton and Fred Trueman, and a South African side is also up for grabs.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Meanwhile, Leeds United fans can also bid for a page of autographs from their 1928 squad.

Tim Beddow, of Midland Sports Auctions, said: "There are some really interesting items here.

"There are so many different sports in the latest collection of Bradford items. A lot of the things are going for a snip.

"There are a few quirky things too, like the Mark Loram large board."

All of these items will be available for bids until October 11 and 12. Go to the salesroom section of or call Mr Beddow on 0121 421 7117 for more information.

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