Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sir Donald Bradman

Born 27 August 1908 - died 25 February 2001. Don Bradman, dubbed 'the boy from Bowral', rose to acclaim during times of hardship, depression and recovery. He represented Australia for 20 years, playing 52 Tests from 1928/29-1948. Knighted for his services to cricket in 1949, he remains the only Australian cricketer to receive a knighthood for services to the game. He retired from Test cricket with a batting average of 99.94, making his Test batting achievements nearly twice that of the nearest Test batsman.

Don Bradman was born in Cootamundra, New South Wales, on 27 August 1908 and grew to become one of Australia's most esteemed cricketers. The young Don learned his early cricket while growing up in the New South Wales town of Bowral. Playing Grade cricket for the St George District Cricket Club (Sydney) and Kensington Cricket Club (Adelaide), he represented NSW between 1927/28-1933/34, South Australia between 1935/36-1947/48 and Australia from 1928/9-1948.

The Bradman Foundation, a non-profit charitable trust, is based in Bowral and owns and operates the Bradman Museum of Cricket. Established with the full support of Sir Donald, its charter is to support youth cricket across Australia and to commemorate its namesake, Sir Donald Bradman AC.

The Bradman Foundation has created this website so you can learn more about the life of Sir Donald Bradman, the world’s greatest batsman and significant Australian.

Okay, that's a tick for me :)

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