There is no doubt that Sir Don Bradman was one of the greatest players to play the game of cricket. His records, insane average, and his ability to score runs in every game he played for Australia were remarkable.
Cricket fans across the globe have only heard about Bradman’s record-breaking feats. However, one buyer has managed to get hold of one of the bats Bradman used to score a brilliant triple century at Leeds. The bat is sold to an unnamed buyer for close to $250, 000.
The bat was on display at the Bradman Museum in Bowral for close to two decades. The prized possession of Bradman will however remain in the museum, now known as the International Cricket Hall of Fame (ICHF).
Rina Hore, who works in the ICHF told the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age that the buyer had requested the museum to keep the bat on display.
“For us to be able to continue to display it shows we’ve really built the museum up into being an institution that can care for such treasured items,” Hore said. “It’s a really significant bat for Australian cricket,” he said
The legendary former Australian batter had used the bat during the 1934 Ashes tour. Bradman also signed it and wrote: ‘This is the bat with which I scored 304 at Leeds and 244 at The Oval against England, 1934’.
Bradman scored 304 at Headingley, which was his second-highest score in Test cricket. Later, he scored 244 and managed to have a record-breaking partnership of 451 runs with Bill Ponsford, who scored a mammoth 266.