Don Bradman

(1908—2001) Australian cricketer

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Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

In cricket, persistent short-pitched fast bowling on the leg side, threatening the batsman's body, especially as employed by England in the Ashes series in Australia in 1932–3.

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Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History.

Is not mentioned in James I's Book of Sports (1617) but was certainly well developed before the end of the century. An eleven‐a‐side match for 50 guineas was played in Sussex in 1697 and in...

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Manning Clark

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Australasian and Pacific History.


born Sydney, was educated at the universities of Melbourne and Oxford. He taught at Geelong Grammar School (1940–43) before joining the staff of the University of...

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Sunil Manohar Gavaskar

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1949– )

Indian cricketer who in 1983, at the age of thirty-four, scored his thirtieth test hundred to beat Sir Donald Bradman's world record.

Educated at St Xavier's High...

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