Bradman in Canada, 1932


Don Bradman by Arthur Mailey

Bradman Is Star Bowler in Cricket Match at Coast - Medicine Hat Daily News, June 20, 1932 Replying to the score of 112 made by fifteen Vancouver Island batsmen, the touring Australian cricket team compiled 303 runs for the loss of six wickets before declaring their innings closed in the first days' play of a two-day match with a Vancouver Island representative team here (Victoria) Saturday.

The island batsmen were stopped at 99 runs for 7 wickets in the forty five minutes of play in the second innings, Don Bradman, premier batsmen, taking all seven wickets, six of them in one over.

The Australian offensive was led by Bradman, who in a short time knocked off 94 runs. Bradman revealed tremendous hitting power and also a number of fine cuts which very often reached the boundary.

McCabe, who made 150 Friday in the first match of the tour at Duncan was out for 27.

The second innings of Vancouver Island brought out some amazing cricket. Bradman, never noted as a bowler, served up to Wenman and Mayo, who secured 70 runs before Mayo was bowled for 34. Bradman then wrought havoc with the next six batsmen, taking all six wickets in one over including Wenman who was top scorer for the day for the island team with 48 runs.  

INSURED AGAINST ACCIDENT TO CROWD - Medicine Hat Daily News, June 20, 1932

A.A. Mailey, veteran manager of the Australian cricket team which is making a tour of the North America continent, said today: "Believe it or not, in all my experience as a cricketer I never knew of insurance against accident to spectators at a cricket match. This is the precaution taken by the Victoria management. I also understand that they insured against rain. I may be pardoned for saying that this insurance was not only against motor accidents in the large gathering for a cricket match in this city, but also in the belief that some of our heavy artillery ight hit the ball so hard it would injure someone in the crowd. Anyway, we take it as a polite compliment.".

Archives accessed and transcribed by Jon Harris.

Selected match reports and other material will be published weekly. These matches were played as far east in Canada as Montreal. The touring party was entertained by Babe Ruth in Yankee Stadium, New York, and in Hollywood by movie stars of the day. The touring party returned to Australia to face Jardine's bodyline attack.