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Gentlemen and Players recently restored a very special cricket cap that once belonged to Jack Fingleton and gifted to Sir Michael Parkinson.
“It’s one of my proudest possessions given to me by Jack Fingleton - the great Australian cricketer and later commentator – which he wore when he opened for Australia in the 30’s with Don Bradman. He gave me his second cap which sadly had suffered a cracked peak now lovingly restored by Gentlemen and Players for which I am eternally grateful. It is a memento that means a great deal to me and my family. Thank you so much for treating it with so much loving care.”
You asked and we listened.
Our traditional cricket caps have been in high demand and many of our loyal customers are now on their third run of caps. Our caps have earned a reputation for being a high quality product and we have striven to deliver excellent customer service. Thank you to our loyal customers for helping to make this happen.
Many of you have been asking for additional products, so over the winter period we have been working hard to bring you something in time for the summer sporting season.
It's on the way, so check back again over the coming weeks for more information.
On 21st February a very special event held at Lords saw a unique gathering of over 200 current and former England players.
The guest list spanned many generations including some of those travelling to the West Indies to play in the upcoming One-Day International series to as far back as players who had represented England in the 1950s, including over 30 current and former captains.
The event was hosted by former England bowler Jonathan Agnew and the highlight of the evening was the cap presentation. Gentlemen and Players were the proud providers of caps presented to every player at the dinner.
Any players who were unable to attend received a ceremonial cap with their individual number as recognition of their contribution to English cricket.
We’ve recently had the pleasure of helping the University of Nottingham Hockey Club re-engage with their heritage.
Talking with Jack Ieuan Tranter, President of the club,
“We felt that we had become disconnected with our Alumni and wanted to put something in place to reinstate that connection. We went to the university library and asked for any archive materials that were held in regards to the hockey club. We were given a box containing various items but were really taken with some old caps. There was a photo from 1917 and 3 caps dating from 1917 to 1921. We had no idea when the caps were last awarded but we thought that it would be a great tradition to restart.”
The cap itself is slightly unusual, it’s an honour cap but without a peak. Our cap designers worked from the attached images to produce a digital design concept which Jack approved prior to production.
The caps are totally hand made with embroidery painstakingly done in metal bullion wires. The finished caps are made from the finest velvet, lined in gold satin with bullion wired tassel and cord.
“The guys that have seen them are really impressed the caps, we’ll be handing them out at our summer ball in June. We’re looking to be repeating this every year. These caps will be awarded to every player in the hockey club in their final year.”
The Cricketer announce cap specialist Gentlemen & Players as 'perfect fit' as the official cap of the National Village Cup 2016.
Gentlemen & Players have been producing outstanding caps for many leading cricket clubs and schools, making them the perfect fit as partners of the Davidstow Village Cup 2016.
Clearly delighted to be on board as the official cap provider of the 41-year-old competition, MD Andrew King said: "It's an exciting time for us at Gentlemen & Players. As well as supplying caps for MCC, Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex, we felt there was nothing better ...
At Gentlemen and Players we're proud sponsors of Sussex County Cricket Club - Sussex Sharks. We provided all headwear to the pros at Sussex for training, T20 competition, the CB40 competition and the County Championship. The headwear range we supply includes; Beanies, Sun hats, Traditional Caps, Honours cap and baseball style hats. We've just taken delivery of the new training / CB40 cap which we think looks fantastic.
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