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Bradman clinches the 1930 Ashes series for Australia. Final Test at The Oval : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

Perhaps for its frequently wet conditions, Old Trafford was not one of Bradman’s favourite grounds. In any of his four Test innings here, he never scored more than 30 runs. 483 more words

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The Cotswold Cricket Museum

The rain drops that didn’t soak us on their way down splashed up at our ankles. England’s Ashes defeat was a bruise on our recent memory, the ongoing ODI series a succession of painful pokes and jars. 1,420 more words

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Bradman’s triple century in a day, Leeds Test, 1930 : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

It was Tate again who should have bowled Bradman with a vicious in-cutter for a duck at Headingley. “My first ball missed the off-peg by a coat of varnish,” rued Tate. 1,524 more words

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Perhaps inarguably, Bradman’s greatest Test innings, Lord’s, 1930 : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

There was much delight and nostalgia at Lord’s when two of first-class cricket’s biggest run-getters, Jack Hobbs and Frank Woolley, walked out together to open the batting for England in the absence of Herbert Sutcliffe, who had sustained an injury in the first Test. 578 more words

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The 1930 series that launched the Bradman legend. First Test at Trent Bridge : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

 

Bradman sailed for England with the 1930 Australian team under a new skipper, Bill Woodfull. Cricket would henceforth never be the same again, and the name Bradman would be the first to be written down in the record books forever. 382 more words

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Final act of the infamous Bodyline drama, and a look back at how Bradman countered the menace : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

There was still a Test match to be gone through, and that face-off at Sydney was remarkably similar to the fourth. Australia batted first again and put a strong total of 435 at more than four runs an over. 1,571 more words

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England clinch the Bodyline series at Brisbane : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

Australia began well in the Brisbane Test as Richardson and Woodfull raised 133 runs. The former was in fine nick, scoring 83 off 146 balls. The skipper, in his familiarly cautious mode, helped Bradman put on another 67 runs. 296 more words

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