Ball: Mounted cricket ball in a WWII Prisoner of War camp, made of string from R...
Ball: Mounted cricket ball in a WWII Prisoner of War camp, made of string from Red Cross parcelsAbout this object
This ball was made by New Zealand and Australian soldiers in a Prisoner of War camp in Northern Italy in WWII. It is made from the string off Red Cross parcels delivered to the camp.
A silver plaque on the wooden base reads: "This substitute cricket ball was made and used by New Zealand and Australian Prisoners Of War, POW Camp 57, Udine, Northern Italy, 1942"
Approx. 180mm highCollection
New Zealand Cricket Museum CollectionCredit Line
New Zealand Cricket Museum Collection, nzcricketmuseum.co.nzObject Type