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Tag: Donald Bradman

The Birth of One Day Cricket

Photo of Don Bradman taken the MCG, Melbourne ...

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Andy Bull remembers the day One Day cricket was born:

When the match was called off on the third day, Bradman himself climbed up the steps to the press box and announced that a seventh Test had been bolted on to the back-end of the England tour. And, as a short-term sop to the sports-starved Melbourne public, a Gillette Cup style ‘limited-overs Test’ would be played between the two teams at the MCG on what would have been the fifth day.

That’s Nice Dear

Andy Zaltzman, on the greatest discovery of his life:

I opened the front cover. Inside was a small piece of white card, stuck down by the previous owner with some blu-tac. On it was an autograph. Clearly written, and unmistakeable. Don Bradman. I exploded with excitement. “That’s nice, dear,” said my mother, trying half-heartedly to look like she knew or cared who Don Bradman was, and wondering what she had done wrong in my formative early years.