Item #134464 'Don Bradman Testimonial Match. Bradman's Team v. Hassett's Team, Melbourne, 3-7 December, 1948' [a vintage group portrait]. Cricket.
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'Don Bradman Testimonial Match. Bradman's Team v. Hassett's Team, Melbourne, 3-7 December, 1948' [a vintage group portrait]

A gelatin silver photograph (188 × 242 mm) featuring both teams, laid down on the original captioned mount, with the players identified below the image.

The mount is unevenly trimmed on all sides, and a little marked, cockled and unevenly sunned; the photograph is lightly cockled with some unobtrusive scratches, but in excellent condition overall (and the blemishes to the mount will disappear with judicious matting).

'Until the introduction by State associations and the Australian Cricket Board of Players' Provident Funds, it was the custom to reward prominent players for long service by granting them testimonial matches. Stan McCabe and Bill O'Reilly in 1956-57 were the last to be given an official benefit match' (Pollard). Bradman scored 123 in his first innings, and there were five other centuries in the match, which was tied. Total attendance over the four days was 94,035 and the net proceeds were £5185 (Webster).

Item #134464

Price (AUD): $750.00

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