Bradman & test history
This pennant is a souvenir from the 1937 Diamond Jubilee Test Match in Melbourne and a piece of Test cricket history.
A souvenir bought and perhaps waved by one of 350,534 people who made up the largest crowd in the history of test cricket.
The Australian Team had lost the first two tests. Bradman was Captain, out of form, unpopular with his team mates, and under attack from the public and press. He made 13 runs in the first innings and 270 runs in the second. The third innings, his longest, saw him come down with the flu and he was too ill to play much of the fourth innings.
Australia won by 365 runs and Bradman is credited with brilliant tactics.
Regarded as being one of the greatest ashes moments, the 1936/37 Australian side are the only team, and Bradman the only Captain, to win a five match series after losing the the first two Tests.
We’re thinking the pennant should be nicely framed.