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Sir Donald George Bradman

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Sir Donald George Bradman

  • Birth 27 Aug 1908 Cootamundra, Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council, New South Wales, Australia
  • Death 5 Feb 2001 Kensington, Norwood Payneham St Peters City, South Australia, Australia
  • Burial Pasadena, Mitcham City, South Australia, Australia
  • Memorial ID 11409618

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).

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  • Originally Created by: Kieran Smith
  • Added: 23 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11409618
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Donald George Bradman (27 Aug 1908–5 Feb 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11409618, citing Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena, Mitcham City, South Australia, Australia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .