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Bradman, Sir Donald George, 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).

(born Aug. 27, 1908, Cootamundra, N.S.W., Austl.—died Feb. 25, 2001, Adelaide, S.Aus.) Australian cricketer. One of the greatest run scorers in the history of the game, in test (international) matches Bradman scored 6,996 runs for Australia and set a record with his average of 99.94 runs per match. In 1948 he was captain of the Australian team that was victorious in England, four matches to none. He retired from first-class cricket in 1949 and was knighted in the same year. Bradman is often judged the greatest cricket player of the 20th century.

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(born Aug. 27, 1908, Cootamundra, N.S.W., Austl.—died Feb. 25, 2001, Adelaide, S.Aus.) Australian cricketer. One of the greatest run scorers in the history of the game, in test (international) matches Bradman scored 6,996 runs for Australia and set a record with his average of 99.94 runs per match. In 1948 he was captain of the Australian team that was victorious in England, four matches to none. He retired from first-class cricket in 1949 and was knighted in the same year. Bradman is often judged the greatest cricket player of the 20th century.

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