Don Bradman

Sir Donald George Bradman, "The Don", (1908-2001) is acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. His career Test average of 99.94 is cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any sport. The story of him practising with a cricket stump and golf ball is part of folklore. By age 22 he had set many records some of which still stand. Bodyline was devised by the England team to curb his scoring. In 1948. he returned to captain "The Invincibles" on an unbeaten tour of England
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There were a number of factors that led to Don Bradman having a major influence on the creation of an Australian sense of national identity and nationalism during the 1930s. Australia has always been a nation that has prided itself on its sporting achievements and the success of its sporting heroes. In the early years of the Australian nation, it was generally Australia’s cricketers that were the greatest inspiration for the creation of a sense of nationalism and national identity in…

There were a number of factors that led to Don Bradman having a major influence on the creation of an Australian sense of national identity and nationalism during the 1930s. Australia has always been a nation that has prided itself on its sporting achievements and the success of its sporting heroes. In the early years of the Australian nation, it was generally Australia’s cricketers that were the greatest inspiration for the creation of a sense of nationalism and national identity in…

Don Bradman's New South Wales team blazer, blue, insignia on pocket. Bradman played for New South Wales between 1927 and 1934.

Don Bradman's New South Wales team blazer, blue, insignia on pocket. Bradman played for New South Wales between 1927 and 1934.

SIR DONALD BRADMAN ~ R.I.P ~ (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001) was an Australian cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest Test batsman of all time. Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 is often cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.

SIR DONALD BRADMAN ~ R.I.P ~ (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001) was an Australian cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest Test batsman of all time. Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 is often cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.

The Australian players photographed with the cast of The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) including Boris Karloff (as Fu Manchu, back row), Myrna Loy (middle front row) and director Charles Brabin (far right, back row). Bradman is seated 2nd front row, far right. Image courtesy of The Sir Donald Bradman Scrapbook Collection at The State Library of South Australia

The Australian players photographed with the cast of The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) including Boris Karloff (as Fu Manchu, back row), Myrna Loy (middle front row) and director Charles Brabin (far right, back row). Bradman is seated 2nd front row, far right. Image courtesy of The Sir Donald Bradman Scrapbook Collection at The State Library of South Australia

CRICKET - 1934 AUSTRALIA ASHES TOUR OF ENGLAND - WORCESTERSHIRE VS. Australians The Australian team line-up before the game at County Ground, New Road, Worcester. Donald Bradman is centre. Image from colorsport

22"x18" (58x48cm) Framed Print of 1934 Australia Ashes Tour of England

CRICKET - 1934 AUSTRALIA ASHES TOUR OF ENGLAND - WORCESTERSHIRE VS. Australians The Australian team line-up before the game at County Ground, New Road, Worcester. Donald Bradman is centre. Image from colorsport

Australia's most revered sportsperson is Don Bradman (1908-2001). The cricketer from Bowral in New South Wales had a first-class cricket career that spanned 21 years. He retired in 1948 with a batting average of 99.94 runs.

Australia's most revered sportsperson is Don Bradman (1908-2001). The cricketer from Bowral in New South Wales had a first-class cricket career that spanned 21 years. He retired in 1948 with a batting average of 99.94 runs.

AUSTRALIA'S DON BRADMAN MAKES HIS WAY BACK to the pavilion through crowds of well-wishers after helping his team to victory with an unbeaten 173 on the final day. Australia set a new test record (which stood until 1975) by scoring 404 in their second innings to win the game. Image from PA Photos.

AUSTRALIA'S DON BRADMAN MAKES HIS WAY BACK to the pavilion through crowds of well-wishers after helping his team to victory with an unbeaten 173 on the final day. Australia set a new test record (which stood until 1975) by scoring 404 in their second innings to win the game. Image from PA Photos.

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