'Sir Donald Bradman with open palm batting gloves', acrylic on canvas by Brian Clinton, Wheelers Hill, Australia, 2009.
This painting features 'The Don' in cricket whites and a baggy green cap, walking out to bat. Bradman has a cricket bat tucked under his left arm and is wearing his preferred open palm batting gloves.
Sir Donald Bradman AC (1908–2001), Australia’s greatest cricketer, is regularly named the greatest player the game has ever known. During his first-class career, Bradman amassed 28 067 runs with an average of 95.14; scored 117 centuries and 37 double centuries; and six times exceeded 300 runs. His Test career spanned 20 years, and in his 80 Test innings he scored 6996 runs with an average of 99.94 – a feat unequalled in the history of Test cricket. In 1949, Bradman became the first Test cricketer ever to receive a knighthood; to date, he is the only Australian cricketer so honoured. Fifty years later, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame named him the greatest Australian athlete of the twentieth century.