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The Bradmans' Honeymoon

  The Mailey team with newley-weds Don and Jessie Bradman at the commencement of the tour. Bradman is holding a cricket bat.
 
The Mailey team with newley-weds Don and Jessie Bradman at the commencement of the tour. Bradman is holding a cricket bat. 
Don and Jessie Bradman were married in St Paul’s Church in the Sydney suburb of Burwood on 30th April, 1932.

Their honeymoon was unusual with Jessie accompanying her husband and several other cricket players on a tour, ogranised by former Test player Arthur Mailey, to the United States and Canada. The tour lasted from May - September 1932 and games were played in Vancouver, Cowichan, Toronto, Guelph, Montreal, New York, Windsor, Chicago, Winnipeg, Moose Jaw, Regina, Yorkton, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Hollywood (in that order). While in New York Don Bradman met the legendary baseballer ‘Babe’ Ruth.

The team had seven members with Test experience, Alan Kippax, Stan McCabe, L. O. ‘Chuck’ Fleetwood-Smith, Hanson Carter, Don Bradman, Athur Mailey & Vic Richardson, the rest being cricket enthusiasts. During the tour Bradman made many big scores including a North American record of 260 runs verses Western Ontario on 4th July.

Don Bradman meeting all-time American base-ball star 'Babe' Ruth in New York, 1932.

Don Bradman meeting all-time American base-ball star 'Babe' Ruth in New York, 1932.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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