LONDON (APP) The sale of a selection of items from the Marylebone Cricket Club Collections at Christies totalled 685,225 pounds and resulted in a new world record being set for the sale of a single cricket book, said a club announcement on Friday. The auction included William Eppss Cricket. A Collection of All the Grand Matches played in England from 1771 to 1791, published in Rochester, Kent, in 1799 had an initial estimate of 50,000-70,000 pounds but sold for a record 151,250 pounds to an anonymous buyer. Considered by many as the most important historical publication on cricket in the later 18th century, this was intended to supplement the publications of Samuel Britcher which ran from 1790 to 1805, and was compiled from the manuscripts of noblemen such as the Duke of Dorset and Earl of Tankerville. Although not even the British Library holds a copy, MCC was fortunate enough to have two copies. Another item that went under the hammer was 'The Young Cricketer - Portrait of Lewis Cage by Katharine Lloyd, (which has hung in the Pavilion at Lords for the past 60 years) sold for 28,750 pounds from original estimate of 4,000-6,000. Pounds. Other highlights from the auction were the sale of Samuel Britcher, 'A Complete List of All the Grand Matches of Cricket that have been played in the Year 1793 which sold for 55,250 Pounds. Britcher was an official scorer for Marylebone Cricket Club, and the first person to produce an annual scorebook on a regular basis. MCC recently secured a seemingly unique volume of his work which means that the Club now owns the only complete series of his scores.