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Sir Donald George Bradman
Birth: Aug. 27, 1908
Cootamundra
New South Wales, Australia
Death: Feb. 5, 2001
Kensington
South Australia, Australia

Cricket Player. He is regarded by most to be the finest batsman of all time. Born in Cootamundra, New South Wales, but raised in Bowral where the Bradman Museum and Bradman Oval are sited, he was noted as a youth for his obsessive practice, often hitting a ball repeatedly against a wall using only a cricket stump. After attracting sufficient attention to be drafted in grade cricket in Sydney at the age of 18, he was, within a year, representing New South Wales and within three he had made his Test debut. Over an international career spanning 20 years from 1928 to 1948, Bradman's statistical achievements were unparalleled. He broke scoring records for both first-class and Test cricket; his highest international score (334) stood for decades as the highest ever test score by an Australian. It was then equalled by Mark Taylor, who declared with his score at 334 not out in what many regard as a deliberate tribute to Bradman. In 2003 it was once more equalled, then surpassed by another fellow Australian, Matthew Hayden, who fittingly went on to gain the highest score in Test cricket (380) up to that time. For decades, Bradman was the only player with two Test triple centuries in a career. He was joined by West Indian Brian Lara in 2004; Lara broke Hayden's record, and recorded the first Test quadruple century in history, in the process of joining Bradman in this exclusive club. Bradman was selected as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1931. He was awarded a knighthood in 1949, and a Companion of the Order of Australia (Australia's highest civil honor) in 1979. In 1996, he was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame as one of the ten innaugural members.In 2000, Bradman was named by all 100 members of panel of experts as the leading one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century. The other four places were taken by Sir Garfield Sobers (90 votes), Sir Jack Hobbs (30 votes), Shane Warne (27 votes) and Sir Vivian Richards (25 votes). (bio by: Kieran Smith) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Bradman (1876 - 1961)
  Emily Lillian Whatman Bradman (1871 - 1944)
 
 Spouse:
  Jessie Martha Bradman (1909 - 1997)
 
Burial:
Centennial Park Cemetery
Pasadena
Mitcham City
South Australia, Australia
 
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Originally Created by: Kieran Smith
Record added: Jul 23, 2005
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Sir Donald George Bradman
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The Greatest Cricketer and a Gentleman
- Jim Gambell from England
 Added: Feb. 5, 2016

- A.J.
 Added: Sep. 10, 2015
What a cricket player he was! Sorely missed in Australia xx God bless You Don always.
- Tracey Reid
 Added: Mar. 29, 2015
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