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Bradman, Sir Donald George

Sir Donald George Bradman, 1908–2001, Australian cricketeer, widely considered the sport's greatest player and one of the world's most outstanding athletes, b. Cootamundra. His 20-year-long cricket career began in 1928, when he joined the Australian national team. Bradman was probably Australia's greatest sports hero during the 1930s and 40s, setting many records and dominating the cricket by enormous margins. His career batting average was 99.94 runs per inning, which even today remains 30 runs higher than his nearest competitor. He was knighted in 1949.

See his autobiography (1930) and memoir (1950), his How to Play Cricket (film, 1931; book, 1935), The Art of Cricket (1958, repr. 2000), and The Bradman Albums (1987); biographies by A. G. Moyes (1948), M. Page (1983), and C. Williams (1996); E. Morris, Bradman: What They Said about Him (1994).

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Bradman, Sir Don

Bradman, Sir Don ( Donald George) (1908–2001) Australian cricketer and sports administrator, probably the greatest batsmen the game has ever seen. Bradman made his test debut for Australia in 1928, and acted as captain from 1936 until his retirement in 1948. His scored 6996 runs in 52 tests (an average of 99.94), including 29 centuries and a highest score of 334 (against England at Leeds in 1930). During his first-class career, Bradman made a total of 28,067 runs (averaging 95.14), including 117 centuries. He was knighted in 1949.

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