As odd a piece of cricket memorabilia as you ever saw!
Meet John - he made his cricket icon - called the Holy Bat - in the late 1970s. John tells me that the bat is an ironic comment on
a series of 'golden ducks' (scores of zero) suffered by Australian batsmen at the time. The holes signify the batsmen playing and missing the ball; and also the ferocity of the West Indian fast bowling attack of that era.
We shall see how much luck still swings with the Holy Bat. Australia hosts India for a four-Test series this summer.
Doug Walters signed the Holy Bat. John also showed it to West Indian great Gordon Greenidge - who roared with laughter.
John has also painted some remarkable works of art. I hope to show you one of his paintings some time soon.