Don Bradman’s Baggy Green Cap From Test Debut To Be Auctioned

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We can keep on talking about Don Bradman’s greatness and why he’s been greatest batsmen ever. Bradman’s Test cricket average of 99.94 is unlikely to be broken. To compare, no one has scored at a rate of more than 62 runs per innings (minimum 20 Tests). It would have been 100 had he scored just four runs in his final innings. In his 52-Test matches career, The Don scored 6,996 runs. He still remains the fastest to reach each of the 1000-run milestones. It took him only seven matches to reach his first 1000 runs, 15 to 2000, 23 to 3000, 31 to 4000, 36 to 5000, and 45 to 6000 Test runs.

Late Australian greatest Don Bradman cap from his test debut against England is being put up for auction this week

“In 1959, Sir Donald gifted the Baggy Green to his neighbour, Peter Dunham, whose house backed onto the Bradman’s family home on the Parade in Kensington Gardens,” Pickles said in a statement.

“The Baggy Green has been on loan to the State Library of South Australia since 2003 and has been authenticated by Mr Barry Gibbs .”

In 2003, Bradman’s last baggy green cap from his final tour of England in 1948 was sold for A$425,000 (around $314,600) while his blazer from his first series as test captain sold for A$132,000 (97,700) in 2015. Now we know about all this hype and we really can’t guess how high the price will be for the cap.

Putting Don Bradman Greatness Together, here are some unbelievable records.

Bradman scored centuries in six consecutive Tests between 1936 and 1938. A certain Newspaper wrote “As long as Australia has Bradman, team will be invincible. It is almost time to request a legal limit on the number of runs Bradman should be allowed to make”.

The former Australian skipper eventually came in at 5/97. The rest is history. He and Fingleton added 346 for the sixth wicket in gloomy conditions. Suffice to say he made 212 and 169 in the ensuing matches. He also made a record of 100 runs in just 3 overs. Of course back then, there were 8 balls to an over, but none the less, it was a remarkable feat. He was never coached. No one ever taught him on how to hold a bat. Well there are many other records attached to his name as cricketing world has witnessed the greatest of all time.

 

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