The Don at Henson Park

Many fans of Donald Bradman are aware of his first class debut knock at Petersham Oval on 27 November, 1926 playing for St George against Petersham, one of the strongest teams in first grade cricket. The 18 year old Bradman broke his bat on 98 but managed to go on to score 110 runs in as many minutes.

What many fans and Marrickville residents aren’t aware of is that Don Bradman played at the opening of Henson Park on Saturday 2 September, 1933. The Don was playing his debut game for his new team, North Sydney against Marrickville.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Monday 4 September 1933, page 16

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