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Bell donates Ashes shirt to MCC Museum Published: 19 September 2013

Bell made 109 at Lord's against Australia
Bell made 109 at Lord's against Australia

England's player of the summer Ian Bell has donated one of his Ashes winning shirts to the MCC Museum at Lord's.

Bell was the star of England's 3-0 Investec Ashes Series victory over Australia this summer, making three centuries - including one at Lord's in England's 337-run victory.

With 562 runs at an average of 62.44, Bell was the standout batsman of the international summer, leading some to coin the moniker "Belly's Ashes".

His innings of 109 at Lord's was his fourth Test ton at the Home of Cricket, leaving him among a select group of England batsmen with more than three entries on the famous Honours Boards.

And the Warwickshire star has kindly donated a signed shirt from his man-of-the-series winning exertions to the MCC Museum.

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Bell's shirt will shortly be on display in the famous MCC Museum, which is open throughout the year to the general public, and forms part of the Lord's Tour.

In addition to famous features of the Museum such as the Ashes Urn and Prudential World Cup Trophy from India's victory in 1983, players regularly donate parts of their playing kit to MCC's collections.

Recent examples of such donations include Ryan Harris' bowling boots from this summer's Test match and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wicket-keeping gloves.

More information on the MCC Museum and visiting times.


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