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The Blackheath Ton
Don Bradman once scored 100 runs in 3 overs. The match was played in the Blue Mountains town of Blackheath between Blackheath and Lithgow to commemorate the opening of their concrete wicket. Bradman and his New South Wales team-mate...
The Blackheath Ton

The Bradmans' Honeymoon The Bradmans' Honeymoon
Don and Jessie Bradman were married in St Paulís Church in the Sydney suburb of Burwood on 30th April, 1932. Their honeymoon was unusual with Mrs Bradman accompanying her husband and several other cricket players on a tour to the United States and Canada.

Captaining 'The Invinciblesí
By 1948 Don Bradman was reaching the end of his cricket career. He was urged to go on one last tour to Britain and reluctantly agreed. His team were a formidable group of youth and experience boasting players such as all-rounder Keith Miller...
Captaining 'The Invinciblesí

Don Bradmanís near death experience Don Bradmanís near death experience
In 1934 Bradman joined the Australian team for his second tour to England. He had been feeling unwell in the lead-up to the series but he and his doctors couldnít define what was ailing him. Throughout the tour he suffered further ill-health...

The 100th First-Class Century
Don Bradman was the first Australian to hit 100 First-Class centuries. Batting on the Sydney Cricket Ground on 15 November 1947, he was on 99 runs when Bradman hit Indian leg-spin bowler Gogumal Kishenchand to the leg-side for a single...
The 100th First-Class Century

Bradman the record holder Bradman the record holder
Don Bradman holds the world highest Test batting average of 99.94 runs per innings. The next closest is South African Graeme Pollock on 60.97. More than any other statistic this measures how superior Bradman is to all Test cricketers...

Captaincy
Don Bradman captained the Australian Test Team from 1936-37 until 1948. Of those 24 Test matches Australia won 15 times and lost only 3 Tests.
Captaincy

The cricket administrator The cricket administrator
Sir Donald Bradman contributed greatly to the administration of the game after his retirement from cricket in 1949. A constant and passionate observer of the game he used his influence to maintain the gameís appeal for the Australian public...

Knighthood and subsequent awards
On January 1, 1949 just prior to his last First-Class match, it was announced that Don Bradman has been awarded a Knighthood in recognition of his services to cricket. In March of that year the Governor-General, Mr W.J. McKell conferred the award...
Knighthood and subsequent awards

Berrima and District Cricket Association Batting record Berrima and District Cricket Association Batting record
In 1925-26 the Bowral Cricket Club played Moss Vale in the Final of the local competition. Don Bradmanís mother, Emily, promised him a new bat if he scored a hundred in the match. Bradman responded by hitting 300 runs, a district record...

Bradman the bowler
Don Bradman was also a part-time leg-spin bowler who bowled regularly in the local competition for Bowral. In Grade and First-Class cricket it was not uncommon to see him take the ball especially early in his career...
Bradman the bowler

Bradmanís War Bradmanís War
Don Bradman never felt entirely comfortable with his war record as he spent much of the conflict battling a muscle disorder which prevented him serving in any prominent theatre of war. This was made all the more poignant...

The Donís bat
Don Bradman used bats produced by Yorkshire firm William Sykes & Sons throughout his career (from 1929) until the Second World War when the company was taken over by Slazengers. In 1929 shortly after Bradman scored the then highest First-Class innings...
The Donís bat

Don Bradmanís best innings Don Bradmanís best innings
After scoring a century in the First Test of his first overseas tour, Don Bradman resolved to do well in the Second Test which would be his debut at Lordís, the home of cricket. Coming in at 3.30pm on the second day he took to the bowling...

ĎOur Ďarbour, our bridge and our Bradmaní
Don Bradman was often celebrated in literature, song and verse. The following anonymous poem was published on 14 February, 1933 and is typical of the widespread†adulation†about†him. Our Harbour which art in Heaven - Sydney is thy name...
ĎOur Ďarbour, our bridge and our Bradmaní

Bradman the Musician Bradman the Musician
Don Bradman grew up in a very musical houshold. The piano held pride of place in the lounge room (as it did in many Australian homes in the 1920s) and family and neighbourhood sing-a-longs were a common occurrence. Don's sister Lilian...

Bradman the Cricket Umpire
Don Bradman always sought to be as fully informed as possible about the game he loved. He constantly ensured that cricketís appeal would never be blunted by unnecessary or cumbersome rules. An avid student of the game, he studied the Laws of Cricket...
Bradman the Cricket Umpire

Don Bradman, A Talented Athlete Don Bradman, A Talented Athlete
Apart from cricket, Don Bradman excelled in many sports including tennis, squash, golf and billiards. As a youngster he was picked to play in the Country Week tennis competition and played competitively in the Bowral Competition. Upon his arrival...

Eliza ĎGrannyí Scholz
ĎGrannyí Scholz ran a private hospital at 89 Adams St Cootamundra from 1894 and at this site, as Emily Bradmanís midwife, delivered Donald George Bradman on 27 August, 1908. Eliza Ellen Scholz was of Irish descent and a vital member...
Eliza ĎGrannyí Scholz

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