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Bradman Centre April Newsletter

  • Calling Stumps on the Summer
  • Upcoming: Chairman's Day Saturday May 1
  • In Review: Under 14 Spirit of Cricket Carnival 2021
  • Store Offer - Book Bundle: 4 Titles For Only $95!

Calling Stumps on the Summer

It truly has been a summer unlike any other. Overcoming quarantines, bubbles and hubs, cricket has managed to flourish. In Australia we have enjoyed a full quotient of domestic and international cricket; unthinkable in most parts of the world at the moment, we have been blessed that our game has gone on largely unaffected. Here at St Jude Street, the action hasn’t stopped since the first ball was bowled in November. Senior and junior cricket along with a full complement of social and representative matches has meant summer’s comforting soundtrack of leather on willow has continued unabated in Bowral.

As ever, we thank all of our members and supporters who have visited the Bradman Centre throughout the summer. It has been special to see the strength of the cricketing community over the last twelve months and we are grateful for your ongoing support.

Upcoming: Chairman's Day Saturday May 1

To farewell the 2020/21 cricket season, our annual Chairman’s match will take place on Saturday 1st May. The match, comprising Bradman Crest members, Directors, Scholars and volunteers, provides a fantastic chance to send off the summer in style on Bradman Oval, with the first ball bowled at 10.30am. Some of Bowral’s best local talent will be on show, too, including current Sydney Sixer, Hayden Kerr and Eastern Suburbs Captain, Jack Preddey.
COVID has forced a change of format to the sit down luncheon. This year we will host invited guests, the players and their families in a garden-party style grazing area adjacent to the ground.

The match will also be Chairman, Leon Zwier’s first event. A long-time cricket tragic, Leon was appointed to the Bradman Foundation Board in 2019, before becoming Chairman in December last year.  His team captain will be Director Andrew Wildblood, with fellow directors Mark Faraday, David Josselsohn and John Warn all taking part in the match.


Chairman’s Xl                          Member’s Xl

Andrew Wildblood ©                 Chris Weller  ©
John Warn                                Jack Preddey
David Josselsohn                     Greg Cruger (Wk)
Mark Faraday                           Jack Whitfield
Tom Galvin                               Graham Brake
Hayden Kerr                             Mark Preddey
Elliott Brookes (WK)                 Julius Borbely
Owen Zupp                              Conor Murray
Peter de Hosson                      Peter Constantinou
Martin Speiser                         Allan Jackson
Andrew Young                         Will Preddey
Mitchell Clem

Umpires:  Bill Ruse & Phil Kerr
Scorer:  David Wells

Clear the date and make sure you come to the Bradman Centre to enjoy an afternoon of cricket, food and entertainment in our picturesque setting to round out another successful season.

The cricket will start at 10.30am, for 35 overs, and the teams are likely to be break for lunch between 12.45 to 1.30. The Museum and Bradman Café will be open throughout the day and we suggest you make a reservation in the café, so that you are not disappointed. Bradman Cafe 02 48 61 2039 or email bradmancafe@icloud.com

We are thrilled to announce that the Bradman Museum and Café are both part of this program, meaning Dine and Discover vouchers can be used 7-days a week. Simply click the link below for more information:

*Terms and Conditions apply

In Review: Under 14 Spirit of Cricket Carnival 2021

We were thrilled to host the Bradman Spirit of Cricket U14 Carnival recently, a three-day tournament that ran from 6th-9th April.

The carnival, which first started in 1999, gives young cricketers from regional NSW and the local area the chance to play and compete in our historical and picturesque setting. The Carnival promotes  learning what the Spirit of Cricket is first-hand. All players are issued with a printed explanation and given actual examples of how to conduct themselves in accordance with the Spirit of Cricket.

This year, Dubbo, Lachlan, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst, Hornsby and Highlands all fought it out across Bradman Oval, Lackey Park and Welby Park. Lachlan lifted the trophy, defeating Bathurst on the final day, managing 5/140 from their 25 overs, too many for Bathurst who managed 6/94.

The winner of the Bradman Spirit of Cricket award was Hugh Taylor from Bathurst. Over 30 players received points from the umpires for displaying and exhibiting the Spirit of the game.

The Bradman Museum and Café was open throughout the week, and it was great to see so many family and friends enjoying the cricket and refreshments at the Bradman Centre.

Thanks to Jock McIllhatton and his team, especially Phil Kerr and Mark Coles who did an incredible job to make the carnival happen.

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