On the invitation of then Prime Minister Robert Menzies, Sir Donald Bradman came out of retirement to lead the Prime Minister’s XI against the touring M.C.C. side.

11,000 people attended the match, approximately 1 in 7 of the population. After hitting his first ball for four, Sir Donald was bowled by Brian Statham.

The Prime Minister’s XI lost the match by 3 runs but the result was not important. The original Bradman Pavilion was opened during this match.

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3 runs but the result was not important. The original Bradman Pavilion was opened during this match.