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Bradman faces uphill challenge on captaincy debut as Australia trail 0-2 in the five-Test 1936-37 series : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

If Bradman was looking for some respite, it was not coming too soon. Hammond settled in at the Sydney Cricket Ground and by stumps the score read 279 for three, Hammond batting on 167. 304 more words


Agonizing road to resurgence for Bradman after near-death experience : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

Bradman was due to appear for South Australia in 1934-35 as he had taken up employment in Adelaide. But this serious illness caused him to miss the entire season which he spent in convalescence. 605 more words


When Bradman “hovered on the brink of eternity” : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

Then, on the eve of departure for home, Bradman felt unbearable pain in his stomach. The unease that he had been feeling throughout the tour had finally manifested itself in its most excruciating form. 360 more words


Record Bradman-Ponsford partnership clinches 1934 Ashes series : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

It was Australia who got the opportunity to bat first at the Oval. Brown was out early, and then the allies of the previous Test, Ponsford and Bradman got together again. 940 more words


The Boy from Bowral - Sir Don Bradman

Day 77 of Colourisation Project – July 23

It was 80 years ago on this day July 23, 1934 that Sir Donald Bradman scored 304 runs in 430 minutes including 43 fours and 2 sixes at Headingley Stadium in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. 357 more words


In Praise of the Scrapbook

There was a time when a scrapbook was part and parcel of a sports’ fan’s everyday life. In a time before the internet and TV there was just the radio and newspapers. 787 more words


Bradman’s second triple-century in Tests, Leeds 1934 : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’


With the Ashes delicately poised, something out of the ordinary was bound to happen. It did, but not on the first day at Bradman’s favourite Headingley ground, for Bob Wyatt won the toss and chose to bat. 614 more words