Wednesday, July 30, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - B for Bradman

Sir Donald Bradman is one of Australia's greatest sportsmen. His cricket career spanned 20 years. Although he was born in New South Wales and spent his childhood there, he spent his adult years in South Australia. He made his debut into first-class cricket at the Adelaide Oval when he was 19. Widely acclaimed as the best batsman ever, he accrued a batting average of 99.4 runs.

This monument to 'The Don' is near the front of the Adelaide Oval. In the background is St Peter's Cathedral where a memorial service was held in March 2001, one month after his death at the age of 92.

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8 comments:

AphotoAday said...

Great shot!   And another (great) "Don"...
The spires of St. Peter's Cathedral really make the shot...

I've occasionally tried, but I've never been able to figure out exactly how cricket is played -- it seems to have absolutely no relationship to the American game of baseball, but I suppose if I did ever figure it out it would be a lot of fun...

david mcmahon said...

As a former cricket writer, that caught my imagination.

RuneE said...

I know it is a kind of sacrilege to say it but here goes: I don't understand what the game is all about!

Maybe you can explain it under C?

Donna said...

Wish I could understand it!!lolol...looks like baseball...sounds like baseball...but it's Not!lolol...good picture!!hughugs

Sara said...

Well, I have learned a little bit of something new. I'm afraid, as an American, I'm abysmally ignorant of cricket, so the stats mean nothing to me but it's obvious Sir Donald Bradman was a great sportsman. I love the view of the cathedral in the background too.

Gemma said...

It is so enjoyable for me to go through ABCWednesday's photos from around the world!

Sally said...

Good shot of The Don, gordon. I like this spot in Adelaide. Batting at the Cathedral end......(I can hear John Arlott, not to mention Kerry O'Keefe!)

Gordon said...

It seems like my next ABC Wednesday post might have to be cricket; although I'm no expert.