MORE than 170 lots go under the hammer tonight (Friday) when West Malvern Cricket Club host their auction of promises, goods and cricket memorabilia at The Lyttelton Rooms in Church Street, Malvern.

The auction follows the success of a similar event 10 years ago that helped the club build its pavilion at Mathon Court, but now with the club preparing to play in the Herefordshire Sunday League for the first time, extended facilties are required.

Cricket memorabilia will be to the fore, including a signed miniature bat from former PM John Major, tickets for Warwickshire, autographed photos of the England cricket team and autographed bats from county teams. There is even an official scorecard signed by Graeme Hick following his record 405 not out during Worcestershire's game against Somerset at Taunton in May, 1988.

Sporting items will not be the only thing going under the hammer of auctioneer and valuer Philip Serrell. Other lots include a signed copy of The Living Planet donated by David Attenborough, two tickets to an exclusive London film premier and party from Buena Vista International, one week's accommodation and flights to Euzet-les-Bains, near Nimes in France, courtesy of Beswick Paper Group, and a week's self-catering holiday in Madeira.

The auction, opened by club president Dr Colin Phipps, starts at 8pm and admission is by £1 catalogue.Viewing from 7.30pm.