A Baggy Green cap worn by Keith Miller in the 1954-55 Ashes series has been sold at auction for Aus$35,000 (US$26,000). The successful bidder paid almost double the amount expected.

Among other items to go under the hammer were the Baggy Green worn by Wally Grout throughout his Test career sold for $27,000 (US$20,000), while another worn by Tim Wall, who played 18 Tests between 1928 and 1932, fetched $14,500 (US$10,500).

A fourth cap, owned by Geoff Dymock, did not attract the reserve price.

"It's pretty unusual to have Baggy Greens for auction at anytime, to have four it's just remarkable," said Charles Leski, the auctioneer.