Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Don Bradman: Just 4 Runs Short For The Perfect 100.00

Don Bradman (1908 - 2001)
In his first international tour, in 1930, Bradman made 2960 runs (with a batting average of 98.66), including 10 centuries. In 1936 Don was made Australian Captain. World War Two interrupted a brilliant cricket career. In his final tour, 18 years after his debut, he made 2428 runs with an 89.92 batting average, including 11 centuries. When Don Bradman played his last test innings at The Oval, he needed just four runs to take his average to 100. He was bowled by Eric Holles for nought off the second ball.
Don retired with a test cricket average of 99.94 in 1948. Don's the only Australian ever knighted for services to the game of cricket.
"I am quite certain he was the best cricketer ever to walk onto a cricket ground in any part of the whole wide world." (Bill O'Reilly - former Test Cricketer)
Sir Donald Bradman died of pneumonia at his home in Adelaide on 25 February 2001. By then he had been elected as the Wisden Cricketer of the Century.

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